Sunday, January 27, 2019

CNY Baking | Miss Piggy Almond Cookies 杏仁饼干

Now it's nearing CNY and I am also busy preparing many Chinese New Year goodies. Almond cookies is a must bake new year goodies for me. Coming year is the year of pig, so I decided to design my almond cookies into Miss Piggy.
(Method see video)

35g grounded almond
50g plain flour
25g icing sugar
30g peanut oil
1/4 tsp vanilla essence
Almond slices as Topping and egg wash

1. Sift Plain flour and icing sugar. Add ground almond and mix well.
2. Add peanut oil and vanilla essence and mix till form dough.
3. Preheat oven at 180 degrees.
4. Roll dough into balls and flattened them.
5. Egg wash all of them.
5. Add a small piece of dough just slight below the face to form nose.
6. Use toothpick to add piggy nose hole.
7. Add almond slice to form piggy ears.
8. Bake in oven for 25 minutes.
9. Ready to serve when cool.


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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

No boil No Cook Red Date Ginger Tea 生姜红枣茶

2019 is here! Good to see all of you here in 2019!
To start the new year rolling, it is the best time to 进补 (take in the nutrition).
I have been taking this drink since last year, as my health was not that good then.
Ever since, I have more energy and getting better everyday. So now, I would like to share this good and healthy drink with you.
And do you know this tea can help to reduce constipation and prevent flu? Yes it is a super drink too.
I used thermal pot to make this drink so it is very easy.

6-8 red dates  红枣 (洗净)
1 - 4 ginger slice 生姜片
rock sugar (your choice to add more or less) 冰糖 (份量随意)

1. Preheat Themal Pot by adding some hot water.  加少许热水入焖烧罐以做预热的准备
2. Cover lid and wait for 2 minutes.  关盖待2分钟
3. Open lid and add all ingredients.  开盖加入全部食材
4. Cover lid and wait for 3 hours.   关盖待3小时
5. Ready to serve hot.  可随时享用