Hmmmmmm. I ❤this brand of nuts from #China. They are probably the best almonds, pistachios, etc. I’ve ever had.
But ‘CRAB ROE’ and ‘BROAD BEANS-beef’ flavored?. . . . I’m gonna have to think about that for a minutes
I’m going International!
Last week, I shared a list of South African dishes that I’ve been interested in trying, and ever since I’ve been desperate to try my hand at cooking again. I can’t do a lot of cooking at my China apartment because I lack both a kitchen and money for imported ingredients. You’d be surprised at how expensive things like Vanilla, Chocolate, Sauces, and even Cheese can get!
Anyway, July is a busy month for my family with a family reunion, fish fry, 4 Birthdays, and anniversary, and a Home Extension luncheon with my aunt. Since I’m staying at my aunt’s house and have access to her extra awesome kitchen, I decided to whip some international dishes up.
The Fish Fry was our first event, and I tried my hand at a South African Melktert! Originally based on a Dutch dish, the Melktert is now a clearly South African custard dessert that requires no cooking but tastes delicious! It has a strong cinnamon/almondy flavor and is kind of a cross between a cake and an egg custard. Really unique, my uncle said he’s never had anything quite like it.
The recipe below makes two pies, and easily slices into 16 pieces. Must be cooled, but can be served warm or cold.
**Although it’s been recommended as a possibility, I don’t suggest replacing cake flour with normal flour–its need that extra cakey touch. Continue reading
Lol, I ordered a “blueberry muffin” at this really sweet cafe near home. The cafe is 4 stories and you can go up on the top floors to sit and watch the world go by. They told me the blueberry muffin had blueberry sauce poured over it, and I thought that sounded like something good. Then I got this huge, totally awesome creature with whipped cream and blueberry sauce! Unfortunately, they gave use clear plastic gloves to eat it instead of a fork, so it was slightly messy. But DELICIOUS!