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Guinataan with Jackfruit

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Food & Recipes

A popular sweet throughout Asia, this is known as guinataan in the Philippines and bubor cha-cha in Malaysia. The ingredients change according to seasonal availability and the starch component varies from glutinous rice to tapioca to sago. Fresh coconut milk is best, but a good quality, smooth, canned coconut milk may be used.

Serves 8.

Ingredients

Durian Ice Cream

Food & Recipes

Serves 6.

Ingredients

4 or 5 segments fresh or frozen durian
250 ml/8 fl oz/1 cup milk
250 ml/8 fl oz/1 cup cream
2 egg yolks
125 g/4 oz/1/2 cup sugar

Directions

Badam Kheer (Creamed Almonds)

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Food & Recipes

Serves 4.

Ingredients

1 litre/2 pints/4 cups milk
300 ml/10 fl oz cream
1 tablespoon ghee or unsalted butter
100 g/31/2 oz/1 cup flaked almonds
125 g/4 oz/1/2 cup sugar
pinch saffron strands
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
flaked almonds for garnish


Directions

In a heavy saucepan combine milk, cream and ghee and bring to the boil, stirring constantly. Turn heat very low, add almonds and sugar and stir till sugar dissolves.

Curry Puff Pastry

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Food & Recipes

Makes about 25.

Ingredients

250 g/8 oz/2 cups plain (all purpose) flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
60 g/2 oz butter
3 tablespoons canned coconut milk

Directions

Condensed Milk Fudge (Perhas)

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Food & Recipes

Makes 10-12. 


Ingredients

1.25 litres/2 1/2 pints/5 cups milk
1 teaspoon ghee
4 tablespoons white sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom or grated nutmeg
few slivered almonds or pistachios (optional)
gold or silver leaf

Directions

Coconut Jelly

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Food & Recipes

A favorite in Burma, where it is called kyauk kyaw (pronounced chow chaw), Burmese for agar-agar, or any jelly made from it.

Serves 8.

Ingredients

7 g/1/4 oz agar-agar strands or 4 teaspoons agar-agar powder
400 ml/14 fl oz can coconut milk
375 ml/12 fl oz/1 1/2 cups water
125 ml/4 fl oz/1/2 cup canned coconut cream
125 g/4 oz/1/2 cup sugar rose water to flavour

Directions

Chinese Toffee Bananas

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Food & Recipes

Ingredients

1 egg
185 ml/6 fl oz/3/4 cup cold water
125 g/4 oz/1 cup plain (all-purpose) flour
peanut oil for deep frying
4 firm ripe bananas

Sugar glaze
375 g/12 oz/1 1/2 cups sugar
125 ml/4 oz/1/2 cup cold water
2 teaspoons black sesame seeds

Directions

Chinese-Style Honey Soy Walnuts

Food & Recipes

Ingredients

125 g/4 oz/1 cup walnut halves
3 tablespoons liquid honey
2 teaspoons light soy sauce
4 tablespoons caster sugar oil for frying

Directions

Carrot Halva (Gajar Halwa)

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Food & Recipes

Ingredients

500 g/1 lb carrots
60 g/2 oz ghee
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom or 6 drops cardamom extract
375 g/12 oz/1 1/2 cups sugar
125 ml/4 fl oz/1/2 cup hot water
250 ml/8 fl oz/1 cup cream
4 tablespoons dried milk powder or khoa
2 tablespoons blanched pistachios or almond slivers
edible silver leaf to garnish (optional)

Directions

Candied Pomelo Rind

Food & Recipes

The thick skin of pomelo is ideal for candied rind which turns out beautifully soft and luscious.

Ingredients

pomelo rind
sugar
water

Directions