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Pumpkin almond crisps ~ CNY 2018 ~ 南瓜杏仁片脆饼

Chinese New Year is not too far away from now, in 2018, it falls on 16th February and we usher in the year of the Dog.  This is a very addictive crispy snack and it's different from my previous post of
Orange Sesame Almond Crisps for I used almond walnut powder instead of almond meal.  It tastes just as good.




Pumpkin almond crisps  ~  南瓜杏仁片脆饼 
Ingredients
45 gm caster sugar23 gm plain flour, sifted16 gm almond walnut powder100 gm almond flakes30 gm pumpkin kernels20 gm sesame seeds1.1/2 eggs2 tsp chia seeds1 tsp vanillaMethod Beat eggs and sugar till sugar has dissolved.  Add in vanilla, mix well.Stir in the sifted flour and the rest of the ingredients.Mix till well combined and let the mixture rest for about half an hour.Drop 1/2 teaspoonfull mixture onto a parchment lined baking tray and using the back of the spoon, spread out the mixture, thinly.Bake in a preheated oven @ 150 deg.C for 8 to 10 mins. till light golden brown.Let cool and store in an air-tight cookie jar.



Luk Tau Sar (Mung Bean sweet soup) ~ 綠豆沙

Both the Red bean sweet soup or 糖水 and Green bean sweet soup 糖水 dessert are very common in Chinese households and we serve them for breakfast, tea, snack or even supper.  There's even a 'Sweet Soup Street'  糖水街 here in Ipoh which has become a tourist spot as well. Normally this  綠豆沙糖水 is cooked with mung beans but I've chosen to cook it with split mung beans devoid of the skin and blended them as well.  Consistency and sweetness are up to your personal preference and I have kept some in ramekins, chilled and they were superb as pudding.         




Luk Tau Sar  (Mung Bean sweet soup)  ~  綠豆沙
Ingredients 300 gm split mung beans180 gm piece sugar or granulated sugar1/8 tsp saltPandan leaves1.1/2 tsp cornflour +  2 Tbsp water (optional)Method Wash the split mung beans a few times, soak them with 600 ml water, leave it overnight.Next day, rinse the mung beans and boil it with enough water (about 1 inch) to cover the beans.  Add in pandan leaves, and on low medium heat boil till …

Steamed egg with minced pork ~ 猪肉蒸水蛋

This is a super comforting home-cooked dish which requires only a few ingredients.   An easy to go recipe, I added minced pork to give the dish more volume.   Kids as well as adults will love the silken smooth egg interspersed with bits of juicy meat.   Great to serve over hot rice!




Steamed egg with minced pork  ~   猪肉蒸水蛋
Ingredients

150 gm minced pork2 chicken eggs -  100 ml without shell150 ml boiled, cooled water  (Ratio is 1:1.5)1/4 tsp saltsesame oil, pepperlight soya sauce to tasteMethod Season the minced pork with some salt.Whisk the eggs with water, strain it onto a plate.Mix in the seasoned minced pork.  Remove any air bubbles.When the water in the steamer is boiling, place the plate of eggs onto the steamer plate, close lid and turn the heat to the lowest.Steam for about 14 to 15 mins., check after 5 mins.  Jiggle the plate, if centre is wobbly, it's done.Remove from steamer, garnish with some spring onions, light soya sauce, sesame oil and a dash of pepper.


Biscoff Butter Cake ~ 牛油蛋糕

The recipe for this Biscoff Butter Cake is similar to my earlier post of Marble Butter Cake, just that I added an extra ingredient which is, crushed Biscoff cookies.    Instead of mixing the crushed cookies into the batter, I just sprinkled them on top of the first layer of batter and then cover with the remaining batter.   This cake is soft and moist with good texture ..... definitely a recipe for keeps!






Biscoff Butter Cake ~ 牛油蛋糕 

Ingredients   (A)
230 gm unsalted butter4 egg yolks120 gm caster sugar200 gm self-raising flour60 ml milk120 gm Biscoff cookies, crushed1 tsp vanillaa pinch of salt(B)  4 egg whites         50 gm caster sugar
Method Sift the self-raising flour and salt, set aside.Line an 8 inch square pan with parchment paper, set aside.Crush the Biscoff cookies with a rolling pin, set aside.Beat the butter slightly, then add in the sugar and continue beating until creamy.Beat in eggs one at a time.  Add in the vanilla.Sift in the flour alternatively with the milk.In another b…