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Coconut Buns (Cocktail Buns) The Chinese bakery rampage continues, as we tackle traditional cocktail buns (also called or chicken tail buns, or gai mei bao) on the blog today. At every single large family gathering on my dad’s Cantonese side, someone would inevitably bring a Chinese bakery box full of pineapple buns, roast pork buns, hot dog buns, or plain buttery milk bread. Kids and parents alike would never fail to peek into the box and sneak a bite before dinner. Our love for these treats know no bounds, as evidenced by how many recipes we’ve sought to recreate in a whirlwind of flour, cream, and much swearing. While we’ve made Inside-out coconut buns, before on this site, that coconut bun recipe was a bit nontraditional. After much trial and error, we now come to you with a much more traditional cocktail buns––reminiscent of Chinese bakeries past––using our trusty milk bread recipe as a base.

Now that I’m old enough to operate a mixer, I have a better way. Enjoy this one guys! The bread dough: The filling:

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Asian Products required. Expensive products required. Requires utensils I don't have. Pt stuff needed. (palm sugar, tamarind extract, red curry paste, kaffir lime leaves, fish sauce) Bonbini!: fish curry... Or chuu chee pla in Thai...

(palm sugar, tamarind extract, red curry paste, kaffir lime leaves, fish sauce) Bonbini!: fish curry...

I made this fish curry according to the one I loved to eat long ago before I started cooking. The original one was prepared by our nanny. I had an idea what ingredients she used, but I just never made it. For some reason, I feel like I become a better cook. May be because I can recognize all the ingredients in the dishes that I've ate. 15-Minute Coconut Curry Noodle Soup. As an ardent fan of absolutely anything having to do with noodles and hot soup, I consider myself to be somewhat of an authority on the subject.

15-Minute Coconut Curry Noodle Soup

Having posted recipes on Chinese classics like Lanzhou Beef Noodle Soup, and Noodle Soup with Pork and Pickled Greens, this Coconut Curry Noodle Soup is a bit of a departure from our normal fare. It’s has a bit of Thai influence, making use of Thai red curry paste and coconut milk. If that’s not enough for you (though considering what I’ve learned about the awesomeness of TWOL’s readership over the past two years, I highly doubt it), here are a few of the other things this noodle soup has going for it: Sundanese Noodle [ Mie Heben ] Recipe by nopankrizt. How to Cook Fish Ball Noodles Recipe. Orange Spareribs Recipe. The subtly sweet sauce of this pork spareribs dish will make it an instant hit.

Orange Spareribs Recipe

Simmering over low fire will give you tender meat. Serves 4 to 6Prep Time 15 minutesCooking Time 45 minutes to an hour ½ cup tomato paste2 pieces oranges, juiced3 tablespoons oyster sauce3 tablespoons soy sauce1/4 cup sugar2 tablespoons sesame oil5 cloves garlic, minced1 teaspoon pepper1 teaspoon salt1 kilo pork spareribs, cut into 2-inch pieces 1 In a mixing bowl, combine the tomato paste, orange juice, oyster sauce, soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil, garlic, pepper and salt. 2 Add the pork spareribs and marinate for an hour. 4 In a big pot, boil the spareribs along with the marinade until the pork is tender. 5 Let the sauce reduce until thick. Skinless Pork Longganisa. Nothing beats fresh, homemade sausages.

Skinless Pork Longganisa

Peanut Butter And Banana Oatmeal. We used ripe bananas and almond milk to sweeten this recipe—no sugar required!

Peanut Butter And Banana Oatmeal

For a savory oatmeal, try Bacon and Cheddar Steel-Cut Oatmeal Serves 2. Elvis Sandwich Recipe. This combo is a classic for good reason: The contrasting flavors—sweet peanut butter and salty bacon—work.

Elvis Sandwich Recipe

Makes 2 Prep Time 10 minutes Cooking Time 8 to 10 minutes 4 slices whole-wheat bread, toasted lightly2 sliced ripe bananas (lakatan variety) 8 tablespoons smooth or chunky peanut butter 6 strips bacon 1 Toast the bread slices. Breakfast Waffles Recipe. Just like pancakes and French toast, golden waffles are a classic breakfast staple.

Breakfast Waffles Recipe

Waffles are so easy to make—you can prepare the batter up to three days in advance and store it in the refrigerator. Tomato Herb Pasta With Meatballs Recipe. Served this flavorful pasta in a rich tomato sauce with herb and chunky meatballs for a delicious family- favorite dinner.

Tomato Herb Pasta With Meatballs Recipe

Stick your fork into this classic combo and twirl away. Yummy recipe will guide you on how to make this delicious pasta recipe in five easy steps! 400 grams uncooked spaghetti For the meatballs250 grams ground beef250 grams ground pork 1 piece El Rey chorizo de bilbao, chopped finely (or 1 can chorizo de bilbao)1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped finely2 eggs 1/2 cup breadcrumbs3 cloves garlic1/2 cup onions, minced salt and pepper to taste For the sauce1/2 cup olive oil15 to 20 pieces meatballs 5 cups red sauce 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley salt and pepper to tasteParmesan cheese 1 Prepare the meatballs: Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. 2 Cook spaghetti or pasta of choice according to package instructions. 3 Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a large skillet and fry the meatballs until brown on all sides.

Banana Pancakes Recipe. This is a flourless, gluten, and dairy-free pancake recipe that's easy to whip up in the morning.

Banana Pancakes Recipe

Serves 2 1/2 cup mashed bananas2 eggs, beaten1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract1/8 teaspoon gluten-free baking powder1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon2 teaspoons coconut sugarrefined coconut oilcoconut nectar or honey, to serve 1 In a bowl, mix bananas, eggs, vanilla extract, baking powder, cinnamon, and coconut sugar. 2 In a nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Beef Tapa Recipe. Sausage And Spaghetti In Marinara Sauce Recipe. Reduced red wine gives this dish earthy flavors.

Sausage And Spaghetti In Marinara Sauce Recipe

Makes 6-8 servingsCooking time 40 minutes 400 grams spaghetti3 tablespoons oil4 pieces Hungarian sausages, sliced6 cloves garlic, finely chopped1 cup dry red wine800 grams crushed tomatoes8 fresh basil leaves, finely choppedsalt and ground black pepper, to tastepinch of sugarParmesan cheese, shaved, to servecroutons, to serve 1 Bring a stockpot of water to the boil. Creamy Bacon And Cheese Mac. How do you make macaroni and cheese even better? Three words: Just add bacon! (Click to see more mac and cheese recipes)Serves 8 Prep Time 5 minutesCooking Time 15 minutes For the cheese sauce2 tablespoons butter2 tablespoons flour1 cup milkpinch of salt and pepper1/2 cup plain yogurt1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese, plus extra for topping 400 grams elbow macaroni, cooked according to package directions200 grams bacon, diced and fried until crispy, dividedchopped parsley for garnish (optional) 1 Make the cheese sauce: Melt butter in a saucepan. whisk in flour and cook butter until the mixture turns light brown, forming a roux.

Steak Sandwich Recipe. Bacon is swapped out for steak in an “SLT” sandwich that’s perfect for baon or merienda. Keep your meat as juicy as possible by not overcooking it—medium-rare is your best bet! Serves 4 Prep Time 15 to 20 minutes, plus marinating time Cooking Time 30 minutes 1 kilo beef tenderloin (center cut), fat and silver skin trimmed, cut into 1-inch cubes2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce1 tablespoon soy sauce2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper4 tablespoons olive oil, divided1 1/4 cups cherry tomatoes, halved2 tablespoons mayonnaise4 small baguettes, sliced in half and toasted6 to 8 lettuce leavessalt and pepper, to taste 1 Combine beef, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, pepper, and 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large zip-top bag; marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or up to 6 hours. 2 Heat remaining olive oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat.

Pão-de-Ló de Arroz com Natas - Doces - Roteiro Gastronómico de Portugal. Pão-de-Ló de Arroz com Natas Felicia Sampaio Editora Culinária do Roteiro Gastronómico de Portugal Ingredientes: 10 ovos 400 grs. de açúcar 250 grs. de farinha de arroz 2 colheres de chá de fermento em pó Para o recheio Confecção: Bata as gemas com o açúcar até obter uma mistura perfeita e leve. *Este bolo por ser leve e melindroso, convém cortar com uma faca serra.

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Before you know it, your ho-hum corn muffin recipe is transformed into something nonsensically delectable. Today was that day. I was standing in the supermarket, pacing around the produce department and wondering how I could jazz up our yearly Thanksgiving bread basket. As I stalked past the fall squash for the upteenth time (hovering around those cardboard bins of pumpkins had to have elicited some autumnal inspiration, right?) Corn muffins. [*Glances at supermarket’s array of squash…again.*] Friday Faves and a Pepperoni Italian Egg Skillet. Banana Bread Muffins with Toasted Coconut. I spend a lot of time looking at recipes. I read cookbooks like most read from books from the NY Times bestseller list. My bedside is littered with layers upon layers of food magazines from across the world. Grandma's Scrambled Egg Recipe and 6 Ideas for Brinner. I have a love/hate relationship with Daylight Savings Time.

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We weren’t the pancake or waffle crowd, it was more bacon and eggs for us. So when we head for our friend’s mountain cabin, it’s all about what we’re going to eat. Dutch Babies is a traditional breakfast that my friend Sherrie has made for her kids for years, and once I got a taste of it’s sweet but custardy goodness, it was like a whole new world appeared. Maple Bacon Pancake Pound Cake. Healthy Banana Nut Pancakes. Healthy Banana Nut Pancakes Start your day with these heart healthy Banana Nut Pancakes! Root Beer Pulled Pork. Slow Cooker Chipotle BBQ Pork. Enchilada Beef Rollups. Nutella Coffee Milkshake #CupofKaffe. Crockpot Barbacoa and Cilantro-Lime Rice. Slow Cooker Beef Enchiladas- Shugary Sweets. Hawaiian Pizza. Crockpot Carnitas. Slow Cooker Sausage and Peppers. Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Chili.

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