Monday, December 10, 2012

Cookie Dough Candies

Cookie dough Candy
1/2 cup softened butter
 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
2 cups flour
1 t vanilla extract
1 (14oz) can condensed milk

1 cup of miniature chocolate chips

Coating with chocolate
Dark Chocolate bark for melting (any semi-sweet will do)

Mix everything together just like you do any cookie dough until smooth Then add the mini chocolate chips Cover cookie dough let it sits in the fridge for 1 hour. Roll the dough into small round balls (I use measuring spoon 1 T) to make sure it is the same size. Lay the cookie dough balls on the baking tray with wax paper then put them back in the Fridge until it is hard enough to dip in melted chocolate. Melt the chocolate on double boiler on low heat then turn the heat off Dip the cookie dough in melted chocolate; lay them on cookie sheet with wax paper. Let it cool for few hours or overnight before wrapping them.

Peppermint Bark Candies

Peppermint Bark Candies
8 oz semisweet dark chocolate or chocolate bark
2 t vegetable oil or canola
1/2 t peppermint extract divided
8 oz white chocolate bark
24 peppermint candies crush or use candy cane

Crease 9x9 inches pan set aside

Melt the dark chocolate first with 1 t of vegetable oil and peppermint extract (make sure you divide) When the chocolate is melted pour into prepared pan sprinkle crush peppermint candy, let it cool and hard

Now melt the white chocolate with 1 t of oil and the rest of peppermint extract. When the white chocolate is melted pour into prepared pan sprinkle with crush peppermint candy, let it cool. When the candy is cool break it into smaller chunk or wrap it as you like.

Peppermint Cream Candies

I don't have dark chocolate for this picture
it is best to use dark chocolate 
Peppermint Cream Candies
4 ½ C or 1 lb bag of powder sugar
9 T Condensed milk
Few drops peppermint Extract
Few drops green food coloring

 Dark chocolate for dipping

Mix everything together except the dark chocolate. Mix until the powder sugar form into dough Use measuring spoon (I use 1 T to make round dough balls) Lay the balls on cookie sheet with wax paper Melt dark chocolate on double boiler or glass bowl until melted Let the chocolate cool for a bit to prevent the sugar dough from melting Dip the green peppermint dough one by one; lay the dipping candy on another cookie sheet with wax paper Let the candy cool for few hours or overnight before wrapping them.

Smooth Caramel Candies

Smooth Caramel Candies
You will need a deep pot to make this caramel candy,
 and 12x15 inches pan or any pan you have, but make sure it is not too thick to cut. It takes about half an hour or longer to stir the caramel, make sure your phone is off and don’t go anywhere while making it!

2 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup corn syrup
1 cup evaporated milk
1 pint heavy whipping cream
1 cup butter (2 sticks)
1 ¼ t vanilla extract

What you need, Deep Pot 12x15 sprayed pan (it won’t stick when you cut it, make sure you flip it over on to a large cutting board) Candy thermometer

Combine everything together except vanilla extract Heat the mixture on medium heat until bubble then Reduce heat to low, (make sure it is till bubble but not on high heat) with candy thermometer on the side of the pot Keep stirring the mixture until it reaches 250 degree F (or 120 C) Remove from heat add vanilla extract. Pour mixture into prepared pan Let cool before cut to small square wrap with candy wrappers.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Stir Fry Cucumber

Stir Fry Cucumber

6oz of Pork slice thin
11/2 cucumber

Stir fry sauce
11/2 T of soy sauce
11/2 T of fish sauce
1 T of oyster sauce
1 T of sugar (more or less up to you)
Mix the sauce ingredients together set aside
3 cloves minced garlic
3 T of oil
Black pepper to taste

Turn the stove to medium high
In a none stick fry pan add oil until hot
Add garlic stir fry till the garlic turn brown
Now add meat cook  till the meat no longer pink
Add cucumber stir fry until tender
Add sauce, mix well together
Stir fry  all the meat and cucumber are cooked
Turn the heat off sprinkle black pepper on it if you like
Serve with rice


Stir fry Bitter Melon

Stir fry Bitter Melon

1 big bitter Melon slice thin
4 oz of ground pork
1 egg
1 t sugar (this recipe can use up to 1T of sugar)
1 T of fish sauce
1 T of soy sauce
2 T of oyster sauce
1/3 cup of water as need to soften the bitter melon
2 cloves garlic minced
1/4 t of black pepper or less up to you

In a none stick fry pan add 2 T of oil until hot
Then Add garlic stir fry until brown
Add ground pork cook until almost done push to the side
Now add egg and scramble it cook till done mix with ground pork
Add bitter melon to the fry pan and mix well, add water cook for few minutes until melon is soft
Now add fish sauce, soy, oyster, and sugar, stir fry it until the melon is tender sprinkle black pepper on it.
Turn the heat off; adjust the flavor to your taste.