Saturday, October 27, 2012

Pig Ear Terrine 豬耳凍

I was a little bit surprised when I read the newspaper last Saturday. In the food section, it featured a recipe and article about a dish using pig's ear. As with recipes including chicken feet, dishes with pig's ear is not popular among Americans. However, it may not be too foreign to you if you are a descendant of Asia. (My American born kids love to have chicken feet, pig ear, tongue, stomach and beef tripe.)

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Almond Tiles 杏仁瓦片

These crispy cookies are addictive. They are not just light and crunchy but relatively healthier than other cookies because they are loaded with almonds.  They are also called Lacy Curved Almond Wafers or Crisps. It all depends on how you shape them after they come out of the oven. If you lay them out flat, they become crisp and flat. If you put them on a rolling pin, they will curve like a roof tile. No matter how they are shaped, they are equally yummy.


Friday, October 12, 2012

Dark Chocolate Truffle Mochi 軟心朱古力麻糬

I do not like to waste food. I remember when I was young, my parents always made me finish every grain of rice in my bowl. They had been through war times and experienced what real hunger is like. It is amazing how one's experience will shape your world view. I think I have inherited this good habit. (But somehow it is hard for my children to pick up this good trait!)

After making numerous snowy mooncakes in the past few weeks, I have some leftover skin in the fridge. I do not want to put it in the trash but I have no more filling to make more mooncakes. So an idea came to me. Why don't I use it to wrap dark chocolate ganache and make truffle mochi! It turns out that my family loves this indulgent snack!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Holiday Baking Classes 節日蛋糕甜點班

It's hard to believe that Fall is already here when Southern California's temperature is still in the triple digits. But Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year holidays will be here in no time. It also means that family gatherings and party celebrations will fill our calendar. Do you want to impress your friends or guests with a homemade dessert this year ? Mark down on your calendar the following dates (or iPhone, iPad).

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