Thursday, December 8, 2011

My first time!

First time participating in a contest that needed votes. Would you vote for me? If you would, please click on the first picture you see here (Grilled cod with orange sauce in an orange) and it will bring you to a page where you can click “like” for my blog to vote for me. Do leave a comment here to tell me you have voted so that I know. Many thanks! MUAX! MUAX!

I would like to thank you in advance for your support with a tasted and tested dessert recipe. This definitely can earn itself a place at your Christmas table. 

Last night I had dinner with my high school classmates and I brought this dessert with me to share with them. It was a happy and fun evening as always and I was SO HAPPY to meet again one of my high School classmates, Sally. We have not seen each other for 40 years after we left school. Isn’t that AMAZING to be connected again? She lives in Australia now and came back for a holiday. 

Here is the dessert I made for them and I was thrilled that they all loved it! The sweetness of the peach combined with the real tart flavor of the cranberries gives this dessert a nicely balanced taste. The cinnamon and nutmeg enhance the flavor with their fragrance. When this is served with some vanilla custard sauce or a dollop of vanilla ice cream, it is divine!

Peach and Cranberry crumble

1 cup julienned fresh peaches
¾ cup fresh cranberries
2 tbs brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp nutmeg
120g flour
¼ salt
60g cold butter, cut into small cubes
25g castor sugar
Place (A) in a pot and cook the mixture for about 5 minutes all till the fruits are a little soft and the sugar is melted. Set aside to cool. When it is cooled a bit, transfer to a baking dish. Sift flour and salt and then add butter. Rough mix with your fingers till the mix resembles fine bread crumbs. Lightly toss in sugar and sprinkle over ((B) over (A). Bake in a preheated oven at 200C or 400F for 30 minutes or until the top is golden brown. Best served warm with vanilla ice cream or vanilla custard sauce.

Note: I am submitting this to 

Aspiring Bakers #14: Creative Christmas Bakes (December 2011) hosted by Hankerie

I am submitting this to the Christmas Giveaway in The Sweet Spot


  1. Of course I'll vote for you. Hope you'll win! Good luck! :)

  2. Of course, me too, I shall vote for you! Good luck to you!

  3. where to vote? is it in FB? Can you provide the link ah? will sure vote for you!

  4. Like it ? LOVE IT ! hahahaha Good luck ;)

  5. I have already clicked like. Not a problem at all. Best of luck to you.

  6. seeing good friends aftedr so long is such a joy.I expoerienced this not long ago as well.We started up chatting like no time had passed, I hope it was this way for you as well.I think your desert was just lovely, I have just voted for you may friend, best of luck!

  7. Quay Po, your photography always leaves me inspired. Your crumble recipe sounds delicious, too -- especially enjoyed that last photo next to the pine cone! :) As for your "vote" photo. Loved it! Did it!

  8. I have! Was in the first 10... Good luck, all the best...hope you'll win!

  9. Just voted for you. Love this awesome dessert. :)

  10. Hi. Nice to "meet" you here. The desserts looks very yummy.

    Good luck for your contest. Nice day to you too.

  11. Veron, I'm sure vote for you..Good luck for your contest..I have frozen a bag of cranberries in the freezer, and have yet to try this type of dessert, might try this soon.

  12. It looks like a winner to me! It is fun reconnecting with old friends! I voted... like it too!

  13. i voted for you too, i hope it goes vice versa, hahahaha!

  14. Your photo is gorgeous so Yes, I voted for it! What an interesting crumble. I've never had a peach and cranberry combination. It looks fabulous!

  15. Good luck! I voted for you gladly. I love your recipes and photographs, and your posts are excellent.

    Lovely dessert recipe!

  16. Voted for you... All the best :)

  17. Quay Po, sorry I'm a bit slow here, which one you would like us to vote, the 1st picture seems to be a different course than the last 2?

  18. Hi, voted for you.
    Merry Xmas, silent reader and supporter.

  19. @Kiddothings
    AWWW!! you are so supportive! MUAX!!

    Thanks and hugs!

    Please click on the first picture and it will bring you to a page where you will see the same picture and then click "like". Here is the link.

    Thanks you, Thank you, Thank you:D

    @Sheoh Yan
    You are the best!! Hugs.

    Thanks and hugs.

    Thanks a million my dear. Try this recipe and i am sure you will love it.

    I know, many thanks. I give you 5 stars! hehe

  20. @Yummy Bakes
    Many thanks. Hugs

    Nice to meet you too. So kind of you to vote for me and thanks for the compliment on the dessert. Hope to see you around often.

    That's great, try this and you will love it. Thanks for the vote. MUAX!!

    It is absolutely a blessing to reconnect with old friends and thanks a million for your vote.

    I am very grateful for your vote. Thanks and hugs.

    Thanks for your vote and voted for you already! I will be as happy if you are the winner! Best of Luck my dear.

    ya, I have never had this combination crumble before too. For me, it is trying to use up what I have in my fridge and did not expect the dessert to turn out so awesome. Thanks so much for your vote. I really appreciate it.

  21. @sitbynellie
    Thanks very much for your vote and your compliment. It means a lot to me.

    Thanks so much and I really appreciate your support.

    hehe, thanks for your vote and I have voted for you too. I will be VERY happy to see either you, Wendy, Shirley, Jess and other blogger friends to win if I don't make it.

    Please click on the first pic and then it will bring you to the voting page. Then, you just like on "like". That's it! Thanks so much for your support. Know that it means a lot to me.

    Merry X'mas to you to Sem. I am so happy to know that you are my support and reader. How nice of you to vote for me and leave this comment. I am very grateful.

  22. Quay Po, I've just clicked "like" in Fb. all the best to you & do keep us updated later with the result.cheers

  23. It's actually my pleasure to support you! I already voted and I wish you the best of best luck!!!!

  24. what lovely presentation!

    Good luck

    Aloha from Waikiki

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  25. voted for you already, and i want the real ler? haha...

  26. LIKED!! and love the crumble. Why is there no LOVE button for the crumble?

  27. another tempting food you have here!!! LOVE IT..

  28. Done! Hope you make it ^^ The pic was beautifully taken btw.

  29. all the best..I'll vote for you dear:)

  30. I love the presentation! So fresh. Voted.

  31. 'Like' you liao, good luck ya.

    Nice pic and ur desert make me hungry.^_^

  32. What a pretty dish! I LIKED it. Good Luck!

  33. I'm not much of a seafood person myself, but your dish looks beautiful! I voted too - good luck!

    And your crumble looks yummy!!! :)

  34. Thanks for dropping by my blog. Done voting for u. Good luck!

    Btw the peach and cranberry crumble looks yummy!

  35. Hi, the food looks absolutely beautiful and must be delicious too. I have voted for you and clicked like.. Good luck my dear..:)

    Ps: all the food looks yummy and oh what great photography skills you have..

  36. What a great dessert, your friends must have had a blast!!:) I am so jealous; it's just so stunning :)

    Oh ya, I have voted for you too...hehe, and all the best!!:D

  37. @Jessie
    Thanks and hug my dear. I will keep you posted.

    Thanks and hug.

    Thanks for the compliment and your I sure need the Good Luck:D

    Come to KL and I will cook you a dinner and give you the real MUAX!! hehe

    I am the LOVE button for the crumble. Want to click me? hehehe

    I guess I have to agree with you, the color of this dessert makes it very tempting.

    Many thanks and your compliment means a lot to me.

    Thanks so much for the compliment on my presentation. Very much appreciated.

  38. @cikmanggis
    Thank you, thank you so so much for doing this. MUAX!

    @Malay-Kadazan girl
    Your vote is much appreciated. Many thanks and hugs.

    @Small Kucing
    Kathy, MUAX!!

    I may not win this contest but the support from all of you made me a Winner already! Thanks and hugs!

    Thanks a million, you know your vote is greatly appreciated. Hugs.

    Thanks much.

    @That Girl
    Yes, I need that:D Thanks and hugs.

  39. @Yee Er
    You know if you are nearby, I will send you the crumble right? hehe.. Thanks for voting. Hugs.

    Thanks and hugs for the compliment.

    I am the opposite of you, I LOVE seafood hehe. Thanks for liking the dish even you are not crazy about seafood. I really appreciate you take time to vote for me. Thanks so much.

    You are most welcome. Thanks for have the nice space for us to hang out. Many thanks for your vote and the compliment on the crumble.

    There is lots of room for improvement on my photography skill. Frankly, I am quite weak at my composition and lighting. However your compliments is very encouraging. I will work harder:D Thanks so much for your vote.

    Yes, my classmates all enjoyed the dessert very much and I? I enjoyed seeing them liking it hehe.. Many thanks for your vote.

  40. Thanks for stopping by Quay Po Cooks!!! I came here to know a=more about you and found you are participating in a contest. I voted for you.

  41. I will be happy to vote for you as soon as I get home...

    Everything looks fantastic!! I just love your photos. I should come over sometime and you can show me a thing or two! :)

    Happy Friday!!

  42. Gorgeous photo. I'm voting now! Good luck!!

  43. @Uma
    You are most welcome and so sweet of you to vote for me. Thank you.

    Sure, no hurry contest close 26 Dec. Thanks for voting.

    @The Owl Wood
    Thank you very much.

    Nice to see you again Mary and many thanks for your vote.

    I appreciate your vote. Thanks so so much.

    @Lite Home Bake
    Thanks for liking me:D

    @Baby Sumo
    Thanks and hugs. Hope to see you next Saturday.

  44. I LOVE crumbles and this one looks fantastic. OF course I will vote for you - if it's not too late. I'm off to find out. :)

    Have a lovely weekend my friend!

  45. I tried to vote but it is on Facebook, as I am not on FB I cannot vote. Sorry, it looks so very special. Diane

  46. @Ameena, it is not too late. Many thanks for your vote. You to have a wonderful weekend with your family

    No worries, to know that you want to vote for me already make me a winner:D Thanks anyway. HUGS.

  47. Voted for you. The dessert is nice.

  48. @All
    Today I received an email from the organiser of the competition, they said I only got 12 unique votes. I do not know what counting system they got there but looks like your votes were not counted. I apologize for that. Anyway, win or not is not important, your support and votes have already made a Winner!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

  49. I just liked it! Hope it is not late yet!

  50. just gone over to fb at my fastest speed to click 'like'!

  51. @All
    I got a clarification from organiser of the contest. He said the votes were counted. As of 11 Dec... here is where I stand:
    1. Highest Like - You get 85 Likes
    2. Highest Share - You get 3 Shares
    3. Highest Pageviews. - You get 12 Pageviews. 

    @Jes, Kian Fai, Carolyn and Lena
    You guys are not late. Contest closes on 26th Dec. I am VERY VERY grateful for your support. THANK YOU VERY MUCH! I will safe the real MUAX when we meet in person someday:D


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