Tagged with Nuts

Cashew Tart

Cashew Tart


One of the nuts I love are cashews and I haven’t really used them much on baking, today that will change in fact we will have some cashew overdose. What I will be sharing for this post is a cashew tart which is basically tart smothered with loads of cashews on a sweet golden syrup … Continue reading

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Nuts and Pops

Nuts and Pops


Several weeks ago me and my daughter made one of my favourite childhood snack which is mixed Popcorn and Nuts coated with Caramel, I am not sure if it is commercially available here in New Zealand that’s why we made our own so that I can let my daughter try it. In the Philippines we … Continue reading

Baklava

Baklava


Baklava is a very rich sweet pastry made out of layers nuts and filo pastry sweetened with sugar syrup and/or honey. Its main characteristic is crunchy, nutty and very sweet (one of the sweetest desserts I tried). The first time I had this was when one of our Jordanian office colleague brought it back to … Continue reading

Sans Rival

Sans Rival


Sans Rival is a Filipino dessert made of sandwiched French Buttercream in multiple layers of meringue infused with chopped cashews. This is one of the most popular desserts in the Philippines but you might be wondering why it has a French name? “Sans rival” or “without rival” in English has its French roots, it was … Continue reading

Pistachio Ice Cream

Pistachio Ice Cream


In my observation, Pistachio Ice Cream is one of the most sought after ice cream flavours; its unique nutty flavour is what defines this ice cream. The invention of this flavour dates back to 1940 (yup, it was that long) and credited to a person named James Wood Parkinson, an American cook who came from … Continue reading

Pork Rib and Lotus Root Soup

Pork Rib and Lotus Root Soup


When I was in Hong Kong or even Malaysia I already saw this soup but never tried it, I was always intrigued on how did the lotus rot tasted primarily because of its eccentric looks. Then few years after I came here in New Zealand and finally tried it, if I can remember it right … Continue reading

Nanaimo Bars

Nanaimo Bars


One of my closest friend is a Canadian and every time we talk about food I always ask him if there are any Canadian specialty that I can make, it’s quite hard for him to choose might be because Canada is like New Zealand where we don’t have intricate traditional dishes like what if found … Continue reading

Food for the Gods

Food for the Gods


I am not sure about the history of this dish or where it did originated but I guess I know where the name come from, give it a shot and I guess you will know it too. This baked desert is made out of dates and walnuts mixed in a fluffy buttery dough, the texture … Continue reading

Gado Gado

Gado Gado


Gado-gado is an Indonesian salad made out of boiled vegetables served with a peanut sauce dressing. This dish started as a hawker cart offering where fresh and boiled vegetables are served with sauce that are made in individually prepared to the likeness of the one consuming the salad. Now due to its popularity this is … Continue reading

Kumara and Baby Spinach Salad

Kumara and Baby Spinach Salad


This salad week won’t be complete without a salad dish common here in New Zealand, the Kumara and Baby Spinach Salad. Sweet Potatoes or Kumara (what we call it here) is very abundant in New Zealand hence this root crop is commonly used in salad, accompaniment to roasts and replacement for chips. A very filling … Continue reading

Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies

Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies


We seldom use peanut butter at home but when we do the main use for it is not for bread but for this dish called Kare Kare  a type of Filipino stew which uses peanut butter as its main recipe. Usually after cooking that dish the peanut butter will then be forgotten as we are … Continue reading

Almond Toffee Pretzels

Almond Toffee Pretzels


Before we had made some Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels, it was a huge success and did not last a day in our kitchen, today we had those cravings again so we will be making some pretzels but with a slight variation and use Almond toffee as the flavour.  This was inspired by the almond toffee of … Continue reading

Chicken Cashew

Chicken Cashew


Chicken cashew is made out of deep fried or stir fried chicken mixed together with cashews then served with thick oyster sauce. There are several versions of this dish but I’m pretty sure that most of you didn’t know that this is actually an American dish, Chinese-American to be precise. David Leong who moved from … Continue reading