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Chinese Tea Eggs

Chinese Tea Eggs
Eggs, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee soft-boiled with some kaya toast dipped into the runny yolk. And scrambled with some herbs and melty cheese. And simply cooked over-medium in melted butter. Tea eggs are a common street snack and even sold in convenience stores in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. - 6 eggs - 2 bags of black tea - 4 star anise - 1 cinnamon stick - 1/4 cup of soy sauce Place the eggs in a pot and fill with water until just covered. Place the eggs back into the pot of water and add the tea bags, spices and soy sauce. Alternatively, you can simmer the eggs for about 2-3 hours instead of soaking them overnight. (Ru ware image from here) zp8497586rq Related:  Experiment

Chocolate Cupcakes with Flaming Strawberries Call me easily amused, but these little torch-topped cupcakes delight me. Besides being a cute novelty item for a party, I think they would add a little drama to the end of a romantic meal. I've been looking for something different to serve for Valentine's dessert, and this is definitely different. The strawberries are hollowed out and filled with a bit of liquor, then ignited with a match. For the cake portion, I chose a One Bowl Chocolate Cupcake recipe because 1. it's quick 2. it is easy, and 3. it fits my prerequisite for a light ending on date night. I should say, a light ending provided you don't eat too many. The cakes are just sweet enough, and have a light, fluffy crumb - the perfect vehicle for rich chocolate buttercream. Notes for flaming strawberries:Any alcohol below 80 proof will not ignite well. Shaina made a margarita version of this on Babble Food. Chocolate Cupcakes with Flaming Strawberries Yield: About 20 cupcakes [click to print]Cupcakes: Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

The Brownie Project TIP: Get Better Cakes from a Mix + Boston Cream Pie Recipe {Pin This} Cake Mix Trick: This will improve your cake mix. I found this trick in the comments of a post on Tidy Mom, from a pastry chef named Shelly. add one more egg (or add two additional if you want it to be really rich)double the oil amount, but use melted butter instead of oiluse milk instead of water Now on to this amazing recipe! This is a simple and easy recipe, plus it looks and tastes good. Boston Cream Pie from Taste of Home: Busy Family Cookbook 1 pkg yellow cake mix (18 1/4 oz)1 1/2 c cold milk1 pkg instant vanilla pudding mix (3.4 oz)2 oz unsweetened chocolate2 Tbsp butter1 c confectioners’ sugar1/2 tsp vanilla extract2 -3 Tbsp hot water Preheat oven to 350. Prepare cake batter according to package directions (see how I altered the directions below). To assemble, place one cake layer on a serving plate; spread with pudding. Learn more Money Saving Tips… See our DIY Crafts… Find recipes we are making for less… Try our homemade cleaner recipes…

Pesto, Olives and Tomato Grilled Cheese Feet have growing pains, you know. It’s true because our 5-year-said so. I asked him to put away his toys and his response was, “I cannot walk as I have too many growing pains in my feet.” I get those around my waist. Well, no need to expand your waist or feel any guilt with this grilled cheese recipe. Start with fresh ciabatta or your favorite bread. Grab your favorite prepared pesto or make your own. Let the schmearing begin. Did you schmear the pesto all over both pieces of bread? Grab your favorite type of olives and prepare to chop them up. Chop up to your preferred size and scatter over the pesto on one of the slices of bread. Now slice up that gor-gee-ous tomato into two or three slices, depending on the width of the bread, and layer over the olives. Slice up your favorite cheese. Still staring, eh? That’s better. Spray both sides of the sandwich with olive oil or butter-flavored nonstick spray. Place the sandwich on the plate, cut in half and prepare to dig in. Description Ingredients

Spicy Corn Fritters with Raita Corn, or maize, is a traditional ingredient of comfort foods in my native American South. Although less complete nutritionally than several other grains, corn makes up for this with its versatility. Dried and milled, it’s used for our beloved cornbread, spoon bread, and hoecakes. Processed through the 3,000-year-old technique of nixtamalization, it gives us hominy and grits. Fresh corn is harvested nine months of the year where I live in Florida and is often on the menu at our house. Ingredients For the raita: 1/2 “English” cucumber 1/2 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup plain yogurt 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin 1/8 teaspoon cayenne Freshly ground black pepper, to taste For the fritters: Preparation Prepare the raita: Peel and coarsely grate the cucumber, mix with 1/2 teaspoon salt, wrap in a clean tea towel, and firmly wring out to express as much juice as possible. In a separate bowl, whip the egg white until stiff peaks form. print recipe You might also like...

Episode 1 - Pan-Roasted Shrimp with Wisconsin Aged Parmesan | Favorite Foods with Chef Michael Symon Servings: 4-6 Ingredients: 2 shallots, minced (about 2 tablespoons)1 clove garlic, mincedKosher salt and ground black pepperJuice of 2 lemons1/2 cup (4 ounces) extra virgin olive oil plus 1 tablespoon for shrimp1/2 cup grape tomatoes, halved1 cup freshly cooked or canned white beans, such as cannellini1 cup (about 4 ounces) Wisconsin Parmesan Cheese, cut in small dice1/4 cup fresh dill, chopped1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined Cooking Directions: Place shallots and garlic in mixing bowl. Add pinch of salt; mix. Pan-roast shrimp: Heat remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil in sauté pan. Add warm shrimp to prepared mixture and toss. Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart Bread I’m sorry. I know it’s Monday morning and you probably came here for some pretty pictures of food that you could glance at, and then move on with your day… and here I go thrusting warm, soft cinnamon sugar bread in your face. It’s not fair. I know it’s not fair. I know that now you’re craving cinnamon rolls, and cream cheese frosting and chili fries and hot dogs. I am too… and I already ate half of this warm bread. You don’t deserve this sort of torture. This bread hits all the comfort spots in my soul. I’m sorry and you’re welcome and I love you. Let’s start at the beginning. I did this all without the use of a stand mixer and dough hook. This dough can be made and left to rise , then refrigerated overnight for use in the morning. This is the dough just before it’s left to rise. After the dough has rested and risen for an hour, I knead it in a few tablespoons of flour. This is the part in the bread process where you can wrap the dough and place it in the fridge to rest overnight.

How to Bake a Pumpkin Pie (from Scratch) Since you'll be baking, you'll probably want to make sure you have all of the ingredients before starting. The only thing that doesn't really count as 'from scratch' is the pie crusts, but that's because when I took the photos I was feeling lazy. This recipe is based on one out of my mom's ancient Joy of Cooking cook book, but I've added a few things for extra flavor. You'll need: *1 pie crust. 2 cups cooked, mashed pumpkin1 1/2 cups evaporated milk1/4th cup brown sugar1/2 cup white sugar1/2 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon cinnamon1/2 teaspoon ginger1/4 teaspoon nutmeg1/4 teaspoon allspice1/4 teaspoon cloves2 eggsCooking utensils:A pie pansome measuring cups and spoonssome regular spoons for stirringa few assorted bowls in various sizes (about 3)a blender (optional, but helps)

Top Ten Smart Foods Crossword puzzles alone won't save your brain and protect it from aging , though they will help. So will the right foods. Some edibles are especially good at protecting the brain's delicate nerve cells and blood vessels from the damage that accompanies aging. Most of them squelch free radicals, the renegade oxygen molecules spun off as the brain goes about the business of the mind. Most of the foods that are smartest for the brain are also good for the heart because both rely on a steady oxygen supply. The risks for cardiovascular disease correlate with risks for cognitive decline. Sweet wild blueberries are bursting with antioxidants, which mop up nasty free radicals. Chemicals called homocysteines are a normal part of protein metabolism, but high levels are linked with cognitive decline and Alzheimer's disease (as well as heart disease), which accounts for most cases of dementia in the U.S. Fatty fish are full of neuroprotective omega-3 fatty acids.

Individual Monkey Breads. Biscuits, butter, sugar, cinnamon. I think that’s all I need to say about this one. This stuff is astoundingly good. I grew up with monkey bread, but have never made it with this method - it works wonderfully. I think we’re planning on selling these mini ones at the farmers market. Be careful if you use jumbo muffin cups like i did, the butter mixture spillled out a lot and got in the bottom of the oven. Monkey Breadfrom Ryan via The Pioneer Woman 3 cans Buttermilk biscuits (not the flakey kind)1/2 cup brown sugar1 cup sugar2-3 teaspoons cinnamon2 sticks butter Preheat the oven to 350. Open up all three cans of biscuits and cut each biscuit into quarters. Next, combine the white sugar with 2-3 teaspoons of cinnamon. 3 will be really cinnamon-y. Drop all of the biscuit quarters into a bundt pan (or jumbo muffin cups). Melt the butter with the brown sugar in a sauce pan over medium-high heat until combined. Oh man, it’s good.

10 Gourmet Meals For $10 or Less photo: Eating cheap is easy. Given $10 to buy ingredients for a meal for four, even the most hopeless home cook could whip up grilled cheese and tomato soup or a simple spaghetti-and-meatballs combo. But putting together a gourmet dinner for under $10 is more challenging. So we asked food and finance bloggers, as well as home cooks, to send in their best suggestions. Now Frugal Foodie has a challenge you: what’s your best super-cheap yet gourmet meal? (All cost estimates are based on non-sale New York City supermarket prices. One Pan Chicken and Rice by Hilary Allard of Sliced and Diced Cost: $5.73, or $1.43 per serving. Allard’s sauté uses one pot and is finished in the oven, minimizing dishes as well as cost. Caramelized Cauliflower Fritatta by Michael Natkin of Herbivoracious Cost: $7.08, or $1.77 per serving Fresh herbs give Natkin’s frittata zing, but can make a big dent in the budget if you’re not already growing your own. Monday Spinach Rice Medley Venetian Chicken

Puppy Chow Recipe | Muddy Buddies I LOVE LOVE LOVE when some of the most yummiest treats are also the most easiest to make. Ten years ago my friend Nancy gave each woman in our small group a beautifully packaged container of Puppy Chow aka Muddy Buddies. This was the first time I had ever had this “crazy good” treat. From the first bite I was hooked but also intrigued by what it was made of. When she told me how she made it I couldn’t believe it because it was such an easy recipe yet the combination of all the ingredients produced such a wonderful taste. **DISCLAIMER** Although this recipe is called “Puppy Chow” it’s not for doggie consumption – since chocolate is poisonous for dogs. Puppy Chow Recipe – Muddy Buddies Author: Savory Sweet Life Recipe type: Appetizer Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Serves: 9 cups Place cereal in a large bowl and set aside. *Several people have asked me where I got my snow flake pails I used to package these. Tagged as: Chocolate, gift, Holiday, Peanut Butter, treats

Marshmallow Fondant Recipe | Crafty's Cake Decorating Recipes Ingredients Directions Grease microwave proof bowl and spatula with vegetable shortening. Pour marshmallows and water into bowl then microwave on high for approximately one minute. Stir well for about one minute. Take out of microwave and add remaining ingredients except powdered sugar. Add half the bag of powdered sugar and mix until you can't mix anymore! Slowly knead the dough working from the outside in. Rub your hands with a generous amount of vegetable shortening and begin kneading the fondant until it's not coated in powdered sugar anymore and it becomes smooth. Coat again with vegetable shortening and wrap up in two layers of plastic wrap and then place in a zip lock bag overnight to rest.

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