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How to Make Almond Paste. Almond paste is an absolutely ubiquitous, don’t-you-dare-not-have-it pantry staple in our house around Christmas time.

How to Make Almond Paste

Between the Dutch, Swedish, and German heritages that make up our family, almond paste shows up in a whoooooole lot of traditional Christmas recipes. The problem is – and yes, you’ve heard this before – it uses refined sugar. A lot of it. So, what to do when you’re planning on giving in to the aforementioned love of almond paste and eating copious amounts of it? You find a method that allows you to use a sugar that still has at least some of its minerals intact. Yes, you’re still eating sugar, and yes, that definitely means some modicum of moderation should be called for, but you will be reducing the absolute havoc that is wreaked upon a body by ingesting highly refined sugar.

But all preaching aside, this method of making almond paste is simple and stunning. Rice & Coconut Custard. These are the sticky slice that i highlighted in between my long list dessert to tryout, today I happened to blog after I convinced my self, simply adjusted how to make it without ahead *overnight soaking the sticky rice.

Rice & Coconut Custard

My nerves was shaking thinking of either it failed- disappointed or successful-be proud and win! Ketan Srikaya is an Indonesian traditional snack or dessert, a savory steamed soft glutinous rice coated with silky coconuty custard. The combination of the flavors, sweet-savory, sticky-gooey slice is definitely an addictive. I’ve taken my hours of writing an idea, how to make it real with all the complicated that I have, it always fun to deal and took it as challenge. As I have no steamer available that could rest my 18x18 tray inside it so I must have taken a shortcut to make those sticky custardy and coconuty that really looks divine. Figs and Pigs: Pork Dim Sum. Dim sum roughly translated means "touch the heart" if you translate each character separately but the two characters together basically means "small snack" I much prefer the former.

Figs and Pigs: Pork Dim Sum

By the way I googled this I don't have any knowledge of Cantonese or Mandarin. The phrase dim sum or yum cha is also referred to as "drinking tea" because tea is always traditionally served with dim sum. So because tomorrow is the Chinese new year, the year of the sheep/goat, I thought I would celebrate it by attempting the challenge of making dim sum. I've never made them before but always wanted to try. I'm not going to lie they were pretty fiddly. We made our own dumpling wrappers which was super easy and better than the shop brought wrappers because they were much more stretchy which did help with the folding. I wish there was a bigger celebration for the Chinese New Year here in Edinburgh but there's no China town. How to Cook an Amazingly Moist Turkey - Simply Rebekah. Sweet and sour chicken recipe. Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken.

No need to order take-out anymore – this homemade version is so much healthier and a million times tastier!

Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken

I am a complete sucker for sweet and sour chicken when it comes to take-out. But it’s been hard to find a place that has it down perfectly – crisp on the outside yet completely juicy and flavorful with a sweet and sour punch. Thankfully, I found a homemade version from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe that has it down to a tee. What makes this recipe so perfect is that the chicken is first fried to get that crisp exterior. Then it gets baked in a low temperature for an hour, really letting the sweet and sour flavors meld right into the chicken. Asian Sticky Wings. This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser.

Asian Sticky Wings

All opinions are mine alone. #ad #BigHero6MovieNight #CollectiveBias These Asian Sticky Wings are full of flavor with a baked crispy outer skin that makes for the perfect appetizer for Big Hero 6 movie night, party or game day get together. Delicious Pindasaus recipe - a Dutch peanut sauce. Pindasaus can be bought in a jar or prepared mix in supermarkets but it is incomparable in taste to homemade.

Delicious Pindasaus recipe - a Dutch peanut sauce

Believe me, I’ve tasted homemade many times and it is far more delicious than those prepared from mixes. So, here are the needed ingredients and how it is prepared: 1 tbsp or 15 mL butter1 clove chopped garlic½ tsp or 2.5 mL ground lemon grass½ tsp or 2.5 mL ground chili pepper½ tsp or 2.5 mL ground coriander½ tsp or 2.5 mL brown sugar½ tsp or 2.5 mL freshly squeezed lemon juice350 g peanut butter¼ - ½ cup or 60 – 125 mL sweet soy sauce, to taste1 cup or 250 mL water Directions: 1. 2. 3. 4. Chicken Yakisoba. Let me first say that I’m sure this is not authentic chicken yakisoba.

Chicken Yakisoba

I’ve never eaten chicken yakisoba on the streets of Japan, but I have seen Mark Bittman make this yakisoba on his show, The Minimalist, and I knew I had to make some. It looked easy, it had tons of vegetables, and the sauce looked like an interesting combination of salty, sweet, tangy, and spicy. I’ve grown tired of my usual teriyaki sauce that I use on most of Asian dishes, so this was a nice deviation. The sauce contains worcestershire and ketchup, which creates a really unique flavor. I used a whole tablespoon of sriracha in my sauce, but as you may know by now, I like things spicy. Satay Gai (Chicken Satay) - Thai food Recipes. Recipe from: “Colonel I.

Satay Gai (Chicken Satay) - Thai food Recipes

F. K. Philpott” Servings: 6. Easy Thai Peanut Sauce: How to Make My Mom's Thai Satay Sauce. My mother, in whose memory this site was created, was a cookbook addict.

Easy Thai Peanut Sauce: How to Make My Mom's Thai Satay Sauce

Her philosophy in life was based upon a statement attributed to Erasmus of Rotterdam (1466-1536): When I get a little money I buy books, and if any is left I buy food and clothes. Replace “books” with “cookbooks” and you’ll get my mother. Over the years, she had passed on several of her cookbooks to me for fear that years of living in the United States would result in me abandoning the cuisine of my original country or, worse, becoming so culinarily syncretic that I can’t tell how a dish is supposed to taste.

The Best Vegetable Curry Ever. - Layers of Happiness. Vegetarian cooking in India is healthy, delicious, easy and so flavorful!

The Best Vegetable Curry Ever. - Layers of Happiness

If you eat Indian food you know just how delicious their vegetarian dishes are! If you haven’t ventured into Indian or maybe just haven’t made Indian food for yourself at home, this is the perfect dish to start with. Better than Takeout Chicken Fried Rice. Sweet & Spicy Baked Chicken Drumsticks. 20 chicken drumsticks 1/3 cup flour (any variety for GF) 3 Tb. corn starch 1 Tb. salt 3 1/2 cups pineapple juice 1 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup soy sauce 1/4 cup rice vinegar 2 Tb. fresh grated ginger 3 large cloves garlic, minced 1/4-1/2 cup sriracha chili sauce 1) Preheatoven to 450.

Line two baking sheets with foil, spray with non-stick cooking spray. 2) Mix together flour, corn starch, and salt in a bowl. Asian Glazed Chicken Thighs Recipe. Salty, Spicy, Sweet and Sticky Asian Chicken. Salty soy sauce, sweet brown sugar and spicy garlic chili paste combine to make one of the easiest Asian inspired marinades you can imagine. Thai Pork and Veggie Meatballs - Fake Ginger. Meatballs are one of the few things all 3 of my kids will eat without complaint.

And this recipe is proof that I can literally put anything in meatballs and they will eat them. 30-Minute Sriracha Chicken and Broccoli Lo Mein. One Pot Spicy Thai Noodles. Vegetable Lo Mein. Not Your Takeout Place's General Tso's Chicken. General Tso. The mysterious enigma behind a dish that all too often features a sugary, gloopy sauce and batter coated sponges that may or may not contain actual poultry.

We’re not gonna lie. The infamous General Tso’s Chicken recipe is usually the first dish that comes to mind when we chide, chastise, and otherwise berate the “Chinese” food that most people have come to know. Well. Take this as a peace offering to everyone out there who secretly–or not so secretly–loves this Chinese Chicken dish. Our version, the way my father’s father cooked it in his restaurant, has a more intensely flavored, tangy sauce (as opposed to the usually one-note, sugary sweet neon orange stuff), large chunks of crisp, juicy chicken, and lots of fresh crunchy broccoli.

Oh, and if you rather prefer or are looking for Orange chicken, then check out our most recent Orange Chicken recipe. Let’s get started. For the chicken: For the sauce: For the rest of the dish: