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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

Burmese Semolina Cake (Sanwin makin)

Burmese Semolina Cake with Vanilla Ice Cream (Photo by <a href=Naoto Sato/flickr)" src="http://asiasociety.org/files/imagecache/small/food_burmese_semolina_cake.jpg">
Food & Recipes

Ingredients

2-3 tablespoons sesame seeds
400 ml/14 fl oz can coconut cream
185 g/6 oz/1 cup medium or fine semolina
250 g/8 oz/1 cup sugar
125 g/4 oz ghee or butter
pinch of salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
3 eggs, separated

Directions

Toast the sesame seeds in a dry pan over medium heat, stirring constantly, until they are golden. Turn out onto a plate to cool, or they will become too dark.

Breadfruit Chips

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Food & Recipes

Directions

Choose a firm, unripe fruit and remove the skin with a sharp knife. Cut lengthways into 6-8 wedges, then cut each wedge crossways into very thin slices, no more than 2 mm (1/12 in) thick. Sprinkle lightly with ground turmeric and salt, rubbing evenly over the slices. Leave for 15 minutes, then dry on paper towels to absorb as much of the moisture as possible.

Heat oil for deep frying (coconut oil is traditional but peanut oil is more readily available, and healthier) and fry a handful of chips at a

Bibingka Especial

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Food & Recipes

Ingredients

2 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon melted butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
250 ml/8 fl oz/1 cup coconut milk
or full cream milk
250 g/8 oz/1 cup grated cassava
2 tablespoons grated sharp cheese

Directions

Australian Passionfruit Sponge

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Food & Recipes

Ingredients

4 eggs at room temperature
185 g/6 oz/3/4 cup caster sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
125 g/4 oz/1 cup self-raising flour
1 tablespoon cornflour (cornstarch)
90 ml/3 fl oz very hot water
15 g/1/2 oz butter

whipped cream
2 passionfruit
caster sugar
150 g/5 oz/1 cup icing sugar, sifted

Directions

Almond Cream Fudge (Badam Barfi)

Barfi (Photo by <a href=SiFu Renka/flickr)" src="http://asiasociety.org/files/imagecache/small/silver_barfi.jpg">
Food & Recipes

This is sold in Indian sweet shops in large, flat diamond shapes on which thin sheets of edible silver are sometimes pressed for decoration.

Ingredients

1 litre/2 pints/4 cups milk
185 g/6 oz/3/4 cup white sugar
375 g/12 oz blanched ground almonds
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom or 6 drops cardamom extract
2 tablespoons blanched pistachio nuts
edible silver leaf (optional)

Directions

Won Ton Pastry/Wrap

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Food & Recipes

Ingredients

250 g/8 oz/2 cups plain (all purpose) flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg
125 ml/4 fl oz/1/2 cup cold water
cornflour (cornstarch)

Directions