There is nothing quite like the smell of fresh dough kneading in my kitchen…This morning what I have for you are sticky buns! It’s generally quite easy that even your little chefs in the kitchen can do it (with a little adult supervision, of course.)
Here we are, simply put…I was excited to try my new 12-inch bamboo steamer, definitely much larger than the mini 6-inch one I used in the past. What better way than to break them in with some Filipino-style siopao (Pork buns with hard-boiled eggs)!
Prep time- 2 hours. Filling assembly- 1 hour. Steaming- 30 minutes. Frying- 30 minutes. Satisfaction of homemade dumplings- Priceless.
Here’s a healthy alternative to frying ravioli…and less of a mess, too!
The rain has finally reached us…Hoorah! We’ve had a dry spell for a while. Moreover, with the eminent lack of snow a few ski resorts at Lake Tahoe have had to close down for the season.
I’ve made madeleines a few years ago, and back then I had no idea what I was getting into…you see, I have a love-hate relationship with baking, but for the most part,
I really don’t mind it. Really.
Family means everything to me…I have two boys–one is starting middle school in a couple of weeks, whilst the other remain at our former neighborhood to complete his studies in journalism.
Back in high school, my eldest boy Brendan did all of the baking. I’ve missed that since our move(s) without him. He would often bake at night, and when he did, we were all guaranteed an enjoyable treat.
The other night hubby and I watched Chopped, one of many favorite cooking challenges we enjoy viewing on the tele. The new episode featured ‘grandma vs grandma’ where four, sweet elderly ladies eagerly anticipated the surprise ingredients from their baskets.
Happy New Year! Nice to be back…
Well I’m not much for small talk, with the exception of a few things, such as intimate conversations about food. Today, I simply wanted to share this wonderful sweet-tooth craving recipe with you but rather with a healthy alternative in mind. If you can recall from one of my past blogs I mentioned that our deep fryer broke. That was two years ago, and I have yet to replace it… Meanwhile, I still like my fair share of ‘fried’ goodies, but have been meaning to find a way to substitute the ‘frying’ with ‘baking’ without losing the originality of its flavors.