Sesame Balls

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Sesame Balls
sesame balls
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 30 minutes
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Ingredients
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
sesame balls
Instructions
  1. Rinse the mung beans in a medium bowl until the water is clear and not yellow. Let it sit over night.
  2. Dough: In a small pot, boil 2 cups of water. Mix the potato flakes with 1 cup of water until it thickens. Add all the other ingredients and stir. Add 1/2 cup of water and knead the dough. Add a little bit more water and knead well. It's so much easier if you have a stand mixer to knead the dough. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let it sit for 1 hour.
  3. Fillings: Rinse the mung beans again and steam it for about 30 minutes or until the mung beans are soft. In a medium bowl mix the sugar, salt, and mung beans together. Using a mortar and pestle, pound the mung beans until it is smooth. It shouldn't feel wet. It should feel like thick mashed potatoes that you can make into a ball.
  4. Roll 1/2 inch balls with the mung beans and put it on a pan. Using your hands, roll dough into a ball smaller than a golf ball then flatten it out. Put the mung bean ball in the middle and roll it into a ball. Dip and roll the ball in the sesame seeds until it is covered.
  5. On medium heat, fry the sesame balls for 5-10 minutes until it is golden brown. You can check to see if it is cooked by cutting one open. The texture on the inside shouldn't be doughy. It should be clear and sticky. Be careful not to burn them.
  6. Line an aluminum pan with paper towels. Once the sesame balls are cook, line them up in a pan to get rid of the excess oil. Enjoy!
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Sesame balls are delicious! One of my childhood favorites. They do take awhile to make, but hard work pays off. Growing up my mom, sisters, aunts, cousins, and I usually make these for parties and special events. Now that I have my own family I make them whenever I want to eat them; that’s probably like once or twice a year.

I’ve tried 3 different recipes and this one is my favorite. It turns out perfect every time and the dough is easy to work with.

Ingredients:

Dough:

  • 1 Cup Mashed Potato flakes
  • 2 Cups boiling water
  • 1 bag (16 oz) Glutinous Rice Flour
  • 2 tbsp Rice Flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp Baking powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • Sesame seeds

Fillings:

  • 1 bag of Mung beans (2 cups)
  • 1/2 – 1 cup of Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Salt



Directions:

Rinse the mung beans in a medium bowl until the water is clear and not yellow. Let it sit over night.

mung beans

Dough: In a small pot, boil 2 cups of water. Mix the potato flakes with 1 cup of water until it thickens. Add all the other ingredients and stir. Add 1/2 cup of water and knead the dough. Add a little bit more water and knead well. It’s so much easier if you have a stand mixer to knead the dough. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let it sit for 1 hour.

dough dough

Fillings: Rinse the mung beans again and steam it for about 30 minutes or until the mung beans are soft.

mung beans

In a medium bowl mix the sugar, salt, and mung beans together.

mung beans

Using a mortar and pestle, pound the mung beans until it is smooth. It shouldn’t feel wet. It should feel like thick mashed potatoes that you can make into a ball.

mung beans sesame balls filling

Roll 1/2 inch balls with the mung beans and put it on a pan.

sesame ball fillings

Using your hands, roll dough into a ball smaller than a golf ball then flatten it out.

sesame balls

Put the mung bean ball in the middle and roll it into a ball.

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Dip and roll the ball in the sesame seeds until it is covered.

sesame balls

On medium heat, fry the sesame balls for 5-10 minutes until it is golden brown. You can check to see if it is cooked by cutting one open. The texture on the inside shouldn’t be doughy. It should be clear and sticky. Be careful not to burn them.

sesame balls

Line an aluminum pan with paper towels. Once the sesame balls are cook, line them up in a pan to get rid of the excess oil.

sesame balls

Enjoy!

sesame balls

Sweet Coconut Sticky Rice

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Sweet Coconut Sticky Rice
Sweet Coconut Sticky Rice
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
Make 12
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
Make 12
Sweet Coconut Sticky Rice
Instructions
  1. Soak 3 cups of uncooked sticky rice overnight or for at least 2-4 hours. In a medium pot with 6 cups of water, bring it to a boil then add in the sticky rice. Stir frequently so it won't get stuck at the bottom.
  2. When the liquid is almost absorb, add in the coconut milk and sugar. Still stirring frequently. When the sticky rice is soft, turn off the stove. 
  3. Rip some foil papers into squares. You can also use banana leaves if you have some. 
  4. Put the sticky rice in the center. Fold the bottom up and roll then fold the sides. Becareful when picking it up because it's still hot.
  5. Put the folded sticky rice into the steamer and steam for 30 minutes. You will know it's ready when the sticky rice is soft. 
  6. While the sticky rice are steaming, cut up some fruits.
  7. Eat it as a snack or serve with fruits as a dessert. You can make a lot of these and freeze them in ziploc bags or put them in the fridge too. Enjoy!
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Sweet coconut sticky rice is a Southeast Asian dish that you can eat as a snack by itself or with with fruits as a dessert. Thai people like to eat them with mangoes while Hmong people like to add bananas in theirs. Most recipes cooks the sticky rice first and use palm or brown sugar in the coconut milk to pour it over the sticky rice. I have always made my sweet coconut sticky rice differently.

I like eating these sweet coconut sticky rice as snacks, sides, and desserts. When I was in college, I would make some and pack them so I can snack on it whenever I get hungry.

Ingredients:
  • 3 cups Sticky Rice
  • 6 cups Water
  • 1 can Coconut Milk
  • 1 1/2 – 2 cups of Sugar
  • Mangoes, bananas, or other fruits.



Directions:

Soak 3 cups of uncooked sticky rice overnight or for at least 2-4 hours.

In a medium pot with 6 cups of water, bring it to a boil then add in the sticky rice. Stir frequently so it won’t get stuck at the bottom.

Sticky Rice

When the liquid is almost absorb, add in the coconut milk and sugar. Still stirring frequently.

Sticky Rice

When the sticky rice is soft, turn off the stove.

Rip some foil papers into squares. You can also use banana leaves if you have some.

Foil Paper

Put the sticky rice in the center.

Sweet Coconut Sticky Rice

Fold the bottom up

Sweet Coconut Sticky Rice

Roll and fold the sides. Becareful when picking it up because it’s still hot.

Sweet Coconut Sticky Rice

Put the folded sticky rice into the steamer and steam for 30 minutes. You will know it’s ready when the sticky rice is soft.

Sweet Coconut Sticky Rice

While the sticky rice are steaming, cut up some fruits.

Mangoes and strawberries

Eat it as a snack or serve with fruits as a dessert.

Sweet Coconut Sticky Rice

You can make a lot of these and freeze them in ziploc bags or put them in the fridge too. Enjoy!

Best Banana Bread Recipe

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Best Banana Bread Recipe
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Ingredients
best banana bread recipe
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 Degrees.
  2. In a stand mixer, cream the butter and sugar.
  3. Add in the eggs, bananas, and vanilla extract.
  4. In another bowl stir together flour, baking soda, and salt.
  5. Add the dry ingredients to the stand mixer. A little at a time.
  6. Fold in chocolate chips or berries (or both)
  7. Grease a loaf pan and pour the batter in. Bake for an hour.
  8. Let it cool down and enjoy!
  9. To store, wrap the banana bread in plastic wrap and keep it refrigerated.
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I love making banana bread. This is the best banana bread recipe ever! It is very moist and super delicious. Banana bread taste best when it is chilled in the fridge. It is super easy to make.

Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup Butter (1 stick)
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 4 Bananas
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup All Purpose Flour
  • Optional: Chocolate chips, fruits, nuts



Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 Degrees.

In a stand mixer, cream the butter and sugar.

cream butter and sugar

Add in the eggs, bananas, and vanilla extract.

In another bowl stir together flour, baking soda, and salt.

add flour banana bread mixture

Add the dry ingredients to the stand mixer. A little at a time.

banana bread mixture

Fold in chocolate chips or berries (or both)

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Grease a loaf pan and pour the batter in. Bake for an hour.

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Let it cool down. You can eat it right away or store it in the fridge. To store, wrap the banana bread in plastic wrap and keep it refrigerated.

Enjoy!

Pork Steamed Buns

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Pork Steamed Buns
pork steamed buns
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
pork steamed buns
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, add water and yeast together. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes.
  2. Add warm mix and vegetable oil to the yeast mixture.
  3. In a large bowl stir the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt together.
  4. Stir in the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients. Kneed the dough until it's soft and smooth.
  5. Cover the dough with plastic wrap and let it sit for an hour.
  6. Add salt, hoisin sauce, and oyster sauce to your meat.
  7. Boil 4 eggs for 10 minutes. Peel the eggs and cut it in half.
  8. After an hour, split the dough into 8 balls. Roll the dough flat.
  9. Put the egg and meat filling on the dough.
  10. Wrap up the dough over the fillings. Pinch the ends together at the top.
  11. Steam the buns for 30 minutes.
  12. Let it cool for 10 minutes and you're done. Enjoy!
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When I was younger I have always seen these giant pork steamed buns on sale at the grocery store. I don’t remember eating it much, but they always look delicious! I’ve been making these steamed buns for quite awhile now. It is possible to make the awesome buns without using the Asian flours in the bag that they sell at the grocery stores. The bun is soft and fluffy. It is super delicious with the fillings inside.

Dough:
  • 1 pack Dry yeast (about 2 1/4 tsp)
  • ¼ cup water
  • ½ cup Warm milk
  • 2 tbsp Vegetable oil
  • 2½ cups All purpose flour
  • ¼ cup Sugar
  • 1½ tsp Baking powder
  • 1½ tsp Salt
Fillings:
  • 1/2 lb Ground pork
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 tbsp Hoisin sauce
  • 1 tbsp Oyster sauce
  • 4 Boiled eggs
Instructions:

yeast and water

In a small bowl, add water and yeast together. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes.

yeast, water, milk

Add warm mix and vegetable oil to the yeast mixture.

flours

In a large bowl stir the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt together.

liquid mix with dried ingredients

Stir in the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients. Kneed the dough until it’s soft and smooth.

let dough rise

Cover the dough with plastic wrap and let it sit for an hour.

pork

Add salt, hoisin sauce, and oyster sauce to your meat.

boiled eggs

Boil 4 eggs for 10 minutes. Peel the eggs and cut it in half.

roll out dough

After an hour, split the dough into 8 balls. Roll the dough flat.

fillings on doughtop view of fillings

Put the egg and meat filling on the dough.

steamed buns

Wrap up the dough over the fillings. Pinch the ends together at the top.

steamed buns

Steam the buns for 30 minutes.

pork steamed buns

Let it cool for 10 minutes and you’re done. Enjoy!

3 Ingredients Peanut Butter Cookies

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3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
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Cookies
Ingredients
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
Cookies
Ingredients
peanut butter cookies
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In a medium size bowl, stir the sugar and egg together.
  3. Add peanut butter to the mixture.
  4. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  5. Scoop the dough onto the parchment paper and flatten out the dough with a spoon (or your fingers).
  6. Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes then take it out to let it cool.
  7. Enjoy!
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You don’t need many ingredients to make this type of cookie. This is the 3 ingredients peanut butter cookies. It is cheap and easy to make. The cookies are crunchy and chewy. If you love peanut butter, this is the perfect recipe for you!

You’ll need:
  • 1 cup Peanut butter
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 egg

Preheat the oven to 350.

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In a medium size bowl, stir the sugar and egg together.

peanut butter, sugar, egg

Add peanut butter to the mixture.

mixture on wax paper

Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Scoop the dough onto the parchment paper and flatten out the dough with a spoon (or your fingers).

peanut butter cookies

Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes then take it out to let it cool.

3 ingredient peanut butter cookies

Enjoy!