A new combination of flavours. I've recently discovered Lady Earl Grey Tea. It has the most heady floral scent, a great pairing I thought with chocolate. I also wanted to add another dimension to the mix and decided Hazelnut would be interesting. You can definitely taste the earl grey through the chocolate in subtle tones which I prefer and the hazelnut ganache, a surprisingly lovely accompaniment. I don't think it's one for the kiddies as rich on all levels , but a winner for any dinner party.
Friday, September 10, 2010
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Bao, Bapao or Bakpao depending where you're from is essentially steamed buns filled with roast pork. I have made this once before back in Oz but had totally forgotten the recipe and "how to". So with Mum with me, I set out to try the recipe again.
They turned out better than I thought and really delicious. I remember as a child Mum making these with such strength as she literally had to bang the dough down onto the bench. We still had to do some serious kneading but all in all not as difficult as once thought. Hubs also tried his hand at a few and although not quite the traditional pork bun, this one which he did turned out quite lovely indeed...
Apologies for the absent posts. I've been working on my website which I hope to have up and running soon. Have also been spending some quality time with my parents who are over here for a visit. With that, my food guru and hero, Mum, has been showing me loads of family recipes. This one is an Indonesian rice snack made of glutinous or sticky rice stuffed with a rich coconuty spicy chicken filling. We did several variations. Some wrapped in pandan leaf and others in a very thin egg pancake.
They are delish also on their own and can be eaten anytime of the day....yummo!