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Mini Berry Jelly Sandwich Cookies

13 Aug
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On a diet? Don’t worry, I made these super tiny cookies so that you can eat more for the same amount of calories! These were made using the same recipe as the Strawberry and Black Currant Jelly Sandwich Cookies.

 

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Up close before baking…

 

Here’s a photo of them out of the oven and assembled. They look like mini burgers!

 

Wait, I made more than one!

Wait, I made more than one!

 

Actually, I made a lot! But I only used half of my dough - I saved the rest in the freezer for the next time I have unhealthy food cravings. :P

Actually, I made a lot! But I only used half of my dough – I saved the rest in the freezer for the next time I have unhealthy food cravings. :P

 

 
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Posted by Tricia in Cookies, Desserts

 

Siu Mai

03 Aug
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I love dim sum! Especially when it’s homemade! (Err, mostly homemade – we cheated and bought the skins.)

These contain pork, shiitake mushroom, shrimp, and yellow chives.

Siu mai as it is steaming on a bamboo steamer. We made at least 60!

Siu mai as it is steaming on a bamboo steamer. We made at least 60!

 
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Posted by Tricia in Main Courses

 

Mini Black Sesame and Lemon Cheesecake

23 Jul
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Remember when I made Double Layer Black Sesame and Lemon Cheesecake? Here’s the miniature version!

I used the Norpro Mini Cheesecake Pan to make 12 at a time!

So tiny!

A miniature double layer cheesecake.

 

 
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Posted by Tricia in Cake, Desserts

 

Vanilla Peach Frozen Yogurt

13 Jul
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It’s so hot outside… time for frozen yogurt!

This was made using greek yogurt and a food processor, since I don’t have an ice cream maker! It contains a lot of protein! (Greek yogurt has lots of protein, and I added whey protein powder to it.)

It's melting too quickly! Hurry up and eat!

Homemade peach frozen yogurt

 
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Crepes!

30 Mar
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Tastes really good with vanilla whipped cream and tangerines :)

 
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Strawberry and Black Currant Jelly Sandwich Cookies

21 Jan
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Cookies that I made for the holidays. :) These are fun to make!

I made so many of these! (There were several more plates.)

I made so many of these! (There were several more plates.)

 
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Posted by Tricia in Cookies, Desserts

 

Mini Puff Pastry Pies

22 Dec
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Did you know that you can make pies out of puff pastry? These contain turkey and mozzarella. Mmmm!

With premade puff pastry, they are fast and easy to make! (Directions below.)

Ready to eat!

Ready to eat!

One pie.

Before baking.

I made two mini pies using 1 sheet of puff pastry.

I made two mini pies using 1 sheet of puff pastry.

Ingredients

  • 1 sheet of puff pastry
  • turkey slices
  • mozzarella cheese
  • (optional: honey mustard)
  • 1 tsp egg white + 1 tsp water

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Remove 1 sheet of premade puff pastry from the freezer. Wait a few minutes to thaw a little. 
  3. Cut the puff pastry into 4 squares. Roll them out to the right size (use your pie tin to measure).
  4. Grease the bottoms of the mini pie tins with vegetable oil. (My tins have a 7 cm (~3 in) diameter at the bottom and 9 cm (~3.5 in) diameter at the top. You can also use large baking dishes but you will need more puff pastry.)
  5. Place one puff pastry square in a pie tin. Place turkey slices on top. (Optional: Add honey mustard.) Place mozzarella on top of the turkey.
  6. Cut vents into a second puff pastry square. Place the puff pastry square on top of the cheese. Squeeze the outside edges of the puff pastry pieces together, and bunch them inside the edges of the tin as shown.
  7. Repeat for the other pie.
  8. Mix equal amounts of egg white and water. Using a brush, coat the tops of the pies with the egg mixture.
  9. Bake until the crust is light brown. Enjoy!

 

You can replace the turkey mozzarella filling with whatever you want! Chicken, apples, etc.

 
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Ninjabread Cookies

18 Dec
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During an Amazon.com shopping spree, I bought new ninja cookie cutters! I just had to try them out on gingerbread (the soft type).

I didn’t have any molasses on hand, so I had to substitute it with syrup and honey. Hopefully I’ll have molasses next time!

RAWR. We will fight in your stomach!

RAWR. We will fight in your stomach!

Did you know that you can use a food processor to mix dough? I just bought a new food processor, and it makes mixing  very efficient!

 
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Posted by Tricia in Cookies, Desserts

 

3 Layer Celebration Cake

15 Nov
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I made this cake this summer but didn’t have a chance to post it. So here it is! This cake is happy! It is light and fluffy! (Like the birthday cakes you can get at Chinese supermarkets.)

This cake is very durable. It survived a 40-minute car ride in the summer!

The recipe is similar to the cakes I made previously except that I used a very dark chocolate mousse, I used a little more gelatin, and it has 3 layers instead of 2:

 

Yay!

Sorry that I didn’t get a picture of it after it was cut!

 
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Posted by Tricia in Cake, Desserts

 

Steak, Mushroom, and Pineapple Thin Crust Pizza

10 Nov
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Okay, you must be tired of seeing pizza by now. But we’re not tired of eating it!

Mmm, fresh pizza is so good! Also, I like thin crust pizza more than deep dish!

Only the best toppings!

The trick is to make your oven really really hot before putting it in. Usually I preheat it to 500F and even set it to broil a bit right before putting in the pizza. If you can plan ahead, make the dough 3 days before you bake the pizza and leave it in the fridge so the yeast can do their work slowly.

Here is the whole thing before we cut it.

 
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Posted by Tricia in Bread & Pasta, Main Courses