Recipes

Get the Sunday Star paper today (Jan 13) for your 25% discount coupon on these cookbooks. Look for it in StarLifestyle. Baking All Year Round Author: Rosanna PansinoPublisher: Atria BooksPrice: RM145.90 YouTube has been incredibly kind to Rosanna Pansino, who runs the Nerdy Mummies cooking series, one of the most popular baking shows on the
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Fill your cookie jars with home-made cookies to share with family and friends this Chinese New Year. TASTY GOLDEN COOKIES 3 salted eggs115g butter100g castor sugar200g plain flour25g quick-cook organic oats1 tbsp milk powder1 egg white, for glazingsome rolled oats, for topping Steam salted eggs for about 15 minutes. Remove the egg yolks and mash
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Although the ubiquitous roast turkey is most synonymous with Christmas, in reality, there is a multitude of festive food traditions around the world. Here, six foreign chefs with restaurants in Kuala Lumpur reveal what they typically eat for Christmas. Lioce learnt how to make traditional Italian Christmas cookies from his mother. Photo: The Star/Samuel Ong
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These sweet little glutinous rice flour dumplings make a delicious festive dessert. GLUTINOUS RICE BALLS WITH RED BEAN PASTE 250ml water50g castor sugarSome pandan leaves150g glutinous rice flour125g potato starch FillingAdequate red bean paste (store-bought) Bring water, sugar and pandan leaves to a quick rolling boil for 2 minutes. Remove saucepot from the heat and
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In her beautiful home, Michelle Nunis is hard at work, putting the finishing touches to her traditional Christmas dishes. Standing close by is Nunis’ bubbly little seven-year-old daughter Megan Robless who darts around her mother, trying to help wherever she can. In the distance, Nunis’ energetic four-year-old son David Robless is playing with his toys
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From time immemorial, Indian women have been making their own spice mixes, the basis for delicious meals like chicken curry, mutton varuval, vegetable curry, dhal, briyani and so much more. Back in the day, it was common practice for women in the household to buy, clean, roast and assemble a concoction of spices to send
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Anytime is a good time for cake. Make these simple ones today! WALNUT PECAN LOAF 200g honey330ml water40g walnuts, roughly chopped50g pitted red dates, chopped35g pecans, roughly chopped210g plain flour2 tsp baking powder1 tsp bicarbonate of soda½ tsp saltJuice and grated zest of 1 lemonGrated zest of 1 orange1 egg, lightly beaten½ tsp vanilla essence
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Duck has an interesting flavour, but it needs to be braised or stewed to bring out the tenderness of the meat. STEWED DUCK WITH SWEET AND SALTY PRESERVED VEGETABLES 350g duck meat, cut into chunky pieces300g pig’s tail, cut into sections60g sweet mui choy50g salted mui choy3 slices tong kwai15g ginger slices1 tsp chopped garlic2
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Some recipes, you just don’t mess with: the rendang your grandmother has cooked the same way for 40 years, or your aunt’s laksa, which she insists must be served with a particular brand of prawn paste, or char kueh teow fried in anything but a big wok over high heat. But for most cooks, adding
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Are you ready for Deepavali? On Nov 6, 2018, the world celebrates Diwali, which we have heralded with a series of FCX videos at facebook.com/star2dotcom. In case you missed it, we’ve put all our special programmes into one easy-to-watch playlist here. Multiethnic Chinese-Indian Malaysian Family Celebrates Deepavali  Leong Kow Chai and Valiamah Selvadurai have been married
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Scallions or spring onions are versatile. Finely chopped spring onions are a flavourful garnish to a finished dish, but using it in cooking can enhance the taste profile. STEAMED CHICKEN WITH GINGER, SPRING ONION AND CORIANDER SAUCE 550g kampung chicken25g ginger25g spring onion3 cloves garlic15g fresh coriander2 tbsp vegetable oil1 tsp sesame oil Seasoning 1½
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Fish heads often have a more concentrated flavour and are meaty enough to cook into satisfying dishes. CREAMY SALTED EGG YOLK FISH HEAD 500g garoupa fish head, chopped into serving-size pieces½ cup tapioca flourenough oil for deep frying3 tbsp butter2 stalks curry leaves5 bird’s eye chillies, finely sliced4 salted egg yolks, steamed and mashed100ml chicken
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What’s a chicken cutlet? You see the term often in recipes not only for chicken but also veal and pork. A cutlet is simply a thin piece of chicken breast. It’s also a solution for easy weeknight cooking. When I asked the Food Network’s Scott Conant about his favourite foods, he told me he could
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Celebrate the mid-autumn festival with mooncakes of your own creations and enjoy them with your family and friends. SPIRAL TEOCHEW MOONCAKE 10g toasted sesame seeds6g toasted black sesame seeds20g melon seeds, toasted20g toasted pumpkin seeds300g lotus paste (store-bought)120g red date lotus paste (store-bought) Oil dough125g all-purpose flour60g shortening15g butter14-15ml water Water dough100g all-purpose flour30g high-protein
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Sharmini Ann Jacob’s large kitchen hosts a treasure trove of heirloom cookware and crockery, passed down from her grandmother and mother, both of whom hailed from the south Indian state of Kerala. “We went to Kerala for Christmas one year and my mother said, ‘I need a claypot’. And Amachi (grandmother) went to her cupboard,
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If I had to pick only one ingredient to represent Malaysian gastronomy, it would be the bunga kantan. The torch ginger flower has a special place in our collective heart and taste buds, wired into our psyche with our first taste of asam laksa and nasi ulam. Even haters cannot deny its powerful presence. Bunga
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Pick up your copy of The Sunday Star paper tomorrow (Aug 12) for a 25% discount on these cookbooks. Look for the coupon in Star2. Eggs Author: Michel RouxPublisher: QuadrillePrice: RM99.90 The egg, says Michel Roux, “is an undervalued food, invariably overshadowed by expensive, luxury ingredients”. In writing this book, he shares his secrets on what has become
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