And the Hope prevail in all of us
As we wait for Christmas to happen again some day... And that some day will come.
Granite Sticky Rice Balls
Idea adapted from: maimaidejianguo
200gm glutinous rice flour
14gm or 1 Tbsp butter
90ml boiling water
1-2 Tbsp water
1 tsp cocoa powder
1/2 tsp bamboo charcoal powder
3/4 cup ground roasted peanut + 1/3 cup castor sugar (roughly 2:1 ratio)
1. Bring 1/2 cup of water to boil on a saucepan.
2. Measure the flour and butter and put it in a bowl. Make a well and when the water has boiled, measure 90ml water into the well. (You can either use 6 Tbsp or a measuring cup, or weigh 90gm of water with the mixing bowl directly on the scale)
3. Mix it with chopsticks or a fork. Add in 1 Tbsp of room temperature water and knead (it might still be very warm, but it won't burn your hand). Add more water if it's needed and knead until a dough forms.
4. Divide dough into 4 parts and knead 1 part with charcoal powder and 1 part with cocoa powder.
5. Roll each part into long logs, with equal length. flatten them and stack. Cut the stack into half and stack.
6. Cut the stacked dough into smallish pieces, it's ok if they are not in exact sizes.
7. Roll them into pebble shapes.
8. Bring a saucepan of water to boil. Put the balls of dough into the boiling water. Let them boil until they float. Lower the heat to medium low and let them simmer for another 2-3 minutes.
9. Remove the dough balls from the water and serve with peanut sugar.
Blog on Break :)See you in January for AFF Hong Kong Macau with a chicken week.
Lebanese 7 Spice Mix
1. Measure 1.5 tsp of fenugreek, cloves, black peppercorns and 1 nutmeg (shell removed). (Or any other whole spices that you have)
2. Lightly toast them in the oven at 140C until you can smell them. Let them cool down and grind them finely in a mill.
3. Measure out 4 tsp (tap the spoon on the counter to compact) of the milled spices, there wasn't much left in the mill, and then mix with 1tsp each of the powdered cinnamon, ginger and all spice (or any other powdered spices you have).
4. Final amount is around 7tsp.
|baked and lightly golden :)|
Rosewater Pastry Syrup
1 Tbsp lemon juice (strained)
2 tsp rose water
Put sugar and water into a saucepan. Cook it on medium heat. Stir until the sugar dissolves, and stop stirring. When it boils, lower it to medium low heat and let it simmer for 15 minutes, lid off. Put in lemon juice and rose water and let it simmer for another 2 minutes.
Let the syrup cool down before use
|The texture was better after some tweaking with the yeast|
|Ellie's screen shot of the "new" Almost Bourdain in Sept 2013|
It is Ellie's old posts..... resurrected
|As seen on 27th September 2013|
|Ellie's posts, but it's not Ellie|
No need to go to the blog and give the new owner a piece of your mind. The new owner will be happy that you visited.
Now that my home's internet speed is upgraded, I can make more videos!
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