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Chinese Spring Rolls – Lovefoodies hanging out! Tease your taste buds!

 

Chinese Spring Rolls

Take a look at these crispy little delights! Come for a ride to the Far East and let’s make some Spring rolls!. We’ve got step by step instructions on how to prepare, dice, chop, roll, you name it, we’ll show you how.

Chinese Spring Rolls – Lovefoodies hanging out! Tease your taste buds!.

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Flavour-dance Dumplings – Lovefoodies hanging out! Tease your taste buds!

Flavour Dancing Dumplings

Flavour Dancing Dumplings

Why do I call this Flavour dance dumplings you may ask. The answer is simple! I first came across these dumplings when a lovely lady from Mumsfilibaba shared her Swedish dumpling recipe with us over on Facebook. Immediately, her recipe caught my eye and inspired me of all the possibilities I had in taking this simple popular Swedish potato dumpling to the next level.

I wanted to get a flavour explosion in my mouth when I first bit into the dumpling. So it got me thinking, and experimenting with her recipe, and after various trials of adding this spice and that spice, I’ve come up with this recipe, which is an adaptation of Mumsfilibaba’s (all credit to her who gave me the inspiration!) which manages to tease and tickle all your senses, from when you first set eyes on this little dumpling, through to your first bite and you get the crispy crunchy texture, then the soft potato, then the chew and here’s the thing….the fantastic explosion of flavours when your taste buds register the filling. That’s when the dancing begins, right on your tongue. It’s as though your whole mouth becomes an orchestra of flavours, all complimenting each other, and yet, all distinct in their own right. I haven’t had a dance like this in my mouth for a while. Often, our taste buds get used to the flavours we always seem to have, so once you get a new combination, together with the different texture levels, it really can be a concert of joy!

I’ve given you two different flavour fillings you can try out for yourself, and I really would encourage you to play around a little and add your own flavours, some combinations you will like, some you won’t. It’s all part of the fun when you can adapt and mix spices. keep doing it until you get that concert in your mouth! Trust me, you will be delighted when you take your first bite into one of your dumplings. I’ll put the link to Mumsfilibaba at the end of the recipe if any of you would like to take a look.

Come take a dance with me …..

Flavour-dance Dumplings – Lovefoodies hanging out! Tease your taste buds!.


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Pandan Pineapple Tea Party Sandwiches – Lovefoodies hanging out! Tease your taste buds!

Pandan Pineapple Tea Party Sandwiches

Are you looking for something different to make? Or maybe you want try something new? I came about this idea from some left over Pandan Chiffon Cake batter as I had made a couple of batches to experiment with. You might have guessed from the photo I like cream!
It certainly will add colour to your table, and if you’re having a Tea Party, you’ll find these to be quite agreeable with your guests!. The sponge is light and fluffy, and the filling, in this case I have chosen pineapple, is refreshing as is the whipped cream. You can choose any filling that takes your fancy. I’ve also made this with fresh strawberries when they have been sweet and in season. So delight your taste buds and wow your friends with this super little cake!

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Pandan Pineapple Tea Party Sandwiches – Lovefoodies hanging out! Tease your taste buds!.


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Pandan Chiffon Cake – Lovefoodies hanging out! Tease your taste buds!

Light & Fluffy Pandan Chiffon Cake

 Pandan Chiffon Cake

What can I say?! This Pandan Chiffon cake is by far one of my all time favourites. When I posted a photo of this cake on my Facebook page I was asked by someone ‘What does Pandan taste like’. I was completely stumped by this question! I normally have a lot to say about flavours, but this question made me stop and think. I’ve grown up with the taste of Pandan, taking the gentle, subtle, fragrant flavours for granted, so in a way, my taste buds have this flavour stored deep in my life! Some will say it has a taste of vanilla, which I disagree with. I don’t think it has any resemblance to vanilla! It has a slightly earthy, musky flavour, but it is not, in my opinion, a taste you can compare to anything else I know of. 
I guess, if you have ever cooked Jasmine rice, you could make a very lose comparison in aroma. 

To read more and see the recipe, hop over to Lovefoodies and get yourself a taste of the Far East!

Pandan Chiffon Cake – Lovefoodies hanging out! Tease your taste buds!.


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Cheats Malaysian Coconut Chicken & Potato Curry – Lovefoodies hanging out! Tease your taste buds!

Cheat’s Coconut Chicken & Potato Curry

Cheats Malaysian coconut chicken curry

KARI AYAM DAN UBI KENTANG!

How many of us can say that and remember how to say it at a later date? That’s the Malaysian name for this delicious curry, which in everyday words, is called a Chicken and Potato curry! 
I’ve called it a ‘cheats’ curry because many of us can feel a little overwhelmed when it comes to making curries. 

All those spices and what to do with them, how much to add, where to buy them, will they be too hot? Will I ever use them again? It can take a long time too, preparing all the spices if you make them from scratch. So this curry is called a cheats curry because you will be able to achieve an authentic Malaysian curry flavour, without the need to add all the zillions of spices, it’s super quick, and great served up with a plate of plain Thai Fragrant Jasmine rice.
As a child growing up in Hong Kong, we had many culinary influences from Malaysia, and this recipe is one my mother would whip up in the kitchen during the week. It was never a hot chili tasting dish, as mild curry powder is used. But I always remember the smell of the coconut mixed with the curry powder as my mum would be cooking. The flavour was a lovely creamy coconut, mixed with the chicken, the taste of the potatoes, all lovely and soft full of the curry sauce,and together with sauce all over the rice, it truly was a magical, refreshingly tasty dish. Of course you can make the curry hotter to your taste..just add chilies or hot curry powder!
So come take a trip with me to the Orient  and explore some delicious flavours and smells. Once you’ve made this dish, you will make it over and over again! Clickety click the link below to be flown away to a taste of the Orient!

 


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Creme Caramel Custard – Lovefoodies hanging out! Tease your taste buds!

Creme Caramel

Who would have thought that 4 simple ingredients could be transformed in to a delicious dessert, which, contrary to what you may think, is very easy to make!
Creme Caramel, or milk leche, or custard flan, is an international favourite. The variation of names is testament to how far reaching across the globe this favourite dessert really is. From the Philippines to Spain, from Puerto Rico, to India, each country has it’s own version of the popular creme caramel, with varying ingredients, substituting fresh milk for condensed milk, or coconut milk. 

Here we will use the ingredients you see above. You may have eaten creme caramel before. What did you notice about it? Have you ever come across a creme caramel with a load of bubbles in it, or had a grainy texture? Here you will be able to get a very smooth, silky, velvety dessert, which will want you eating more! It truly is delicious! Follow the easy steps below and you are sure to wow anyone that eats your creation. It’s simply sublime! Click the link below to take you to the recipe.

Creme Caramel Custard – Lovefoodies hanging out! Tease your taste buds!.


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British Beer Battered Fish & Chips – Lovefoodies hanging out! Tease your taste buds!

British Beer Battered Fish and Chips

 

British Beer Battered Fish and Chips

British Beer Battered Fish and Chips

 

Ever been to a ‘chippy’ ? Are you wondering what this strange looking meal is served on newspaper? Well, wonder no longer!

Take a look at what Beer Battered Fish and Chips is all about. Pop over to Lovefoodies and see for yourself and recreate this age old traditional favourite. Guaranteed you will love it, although I have to admit, it’s not the healthiest of meals, but it is truly delicious! So click on the link below and go visit our virtual Fish and Chips shop.

British Beer Battered Fish & Chips – Lovefoodies hanging out! Tease your taste buds!.