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Passionfruit Flummery

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Food & Recipes

Ingredients

1 tablespoon unflavoured gelatine
500 ml/1 pint/2 cups water
250 g/8 oz/1 cup sugar
1 level tablespoon all-purpose flour
125 ml/4 fl oz/1/2 cup orange juice
3 tablespoons lemon juice
125 ml/4 fl oz/1/2 cup passionfruit pulp

Directions

Sprinkle gelatin over 1/2 cup cold water and leave for 5 minutes to soften. Put remaining water and sugar into a pan and bring to the boil.

Luk Chup (Miniature Molded Fruits)

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This is for when you have time for making life-like masterpieces of Lilliputian proportions which may be described as therapy by some and absolute waste of time by others. They create a sensation when served.

Ingredients

Kulfi (Indian Ice Cream)

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Serves 12.

Ingredients

1 litre/2 pints/4 cups full cream milk
400 ml/14 oz can full cream evaporated milk
400 ml/14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
300 ml/10 fl oz dairy cream
1 small can reduced cream (optional)
2 tablespoons sugar
5 bruised cardamom pods
1/4 cup pistachio kernels
1 tablespoon cornflour (cornstarch)
4 drops kewra essence
few drops green food colouring (optional)

Directions

Australia/New Zealand Pavlova

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Being careful not to attribute this famous dessert to one country or the other. For the softer, higher Australian pavlova, pile the meringue thickly, about 6 cm (2 1/2 in) high. For the slightly flatter but crisper New Zealand version, spread it out a bit more thinly into a larger circle.

Serves 8.

Ingredients

Bhel Puri

Bhel Puri
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This is a miniature version, rolled very thinly and cut into small (5 cm, 2 in) rounds. Deep fry until puffed, golden and crisp. They are combined with spicy sev, chopped onions, coriander, fresh chillies and tamarind sauce just before serving.

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Samosas

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Makes about 20 large or 36 small samosas.

Ingredients

Japanese Jelly Dessert (Awayuki)

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Serves 6.

Ingredients

1 1/2 sticks kanten or 4 teaspoons agar-agar powder
250 g/8 oz/1 cup sugar
3 tablespoons strained lemon juice or fruit flavoured liqueur
2 egg whites
lemon slices or strawberry fans for decoration

Directions

Indonesian Spice Layer Cake (Spekkoek)

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This is no ordinary cake. The baking process requires time and patience since the many layers (usually 18-20) are baked and grilled one at a time!

Makes 1 x 20 cm (8 in) round or square cake.

Ingredients

Haupia

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Ingredients

400 ml/14 fl oz can coconut milk
5 tablespoons white sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons cornflour (cornstarch) or arrowroot

Directions

If the brand of canned coconut milk is very thick and rich, dilute before it is measured with an equal amount of water, or only 1 cup water if it is not very thick.

Combine coconut milk, water, sugar and salt in a saucepan and stir over medium heat until sugar dissolves and simmering point is reached.

Guinataan with Jackfruit

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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.

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