Category: desserts


Taro Coconut Tapioca

Author: Mama Bear Email  | Filed under: desserts with 165 words and 1619 views


4 cups water
1 cup small, white tapioca pearls

6 cups water
2 cups raw taro root, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 (13.5 ounce) can coconut milk
2/3 cup rock sugar candy

In a saucepan with a lid, bring 4 cups of water to a boil, and stir in the tapioca pearls (pearls will swell in size). Reduce heat to a simmer, and cook the tapioca until pearls begin to soften, about 7 minutes. Cover the pan, and let the tapioca pearls stand for 10 to 15 minutes, until the centers are clear. Gently drain the excess water, and set the pearls aside.
Bring 6 cups of water to a boil in a large saucepan and stir in the taro root. Reduce the heat to medium-low, and simmer the taro until soft, about 10 minutes. Add coconut milk and rock sugar, stirring to dissolve the sugar, and simmer for 20 more minutes to blend the coconut milk and taro. Gently stir in the soft tapioca pearls until well combined. Let cool to room temperature, or serve chilled.


Jam Squares

Author: Mama Bear Email  | Filed under: cookies, desserts with 69 words and 1217 views

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cream together:
1/2 c sugar
1 c butter
Mix in:
2-1/4 c AP flour
dash of salt

Press 3/4 of the mixture into ungreased 9x13 pan (I like to line it with parchment paper so the jam doesn't stick to the sides).
Warm 1-1/2 c jam

Spread it over the mixture in the pan. Sprinkle remaining crumb mixture on top.

Bake 40 minutes, cool slightly then cut into squares.


Chocolate Merignue Pie

Author: Mama Bear Email  | Filed under: desserts with 248 words and 852 views

A friend was asking for this recipe so I thought that I'd post it.

1 baked 9" pie shell

Chocolate Cream Filling
1-1/4 c sugar
1/3 c flour (or 1/6 c corn starch)
1/4 t salt
1-1/4 c milk
1-1/4 c half & half (or all milk or some evaporated milk)
5 egg yolks
2-1/2 T butter
1-1/4 t vanilla
2-1/2 sq unsweetened chocolate

In a saucepan combine sugar, flour, salt. Mix well. Gradually stir in milk and half & half. Cook and stir over medium heat till bubbly. Add chocolate. Cook and stir 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir half of hot pudding into egg yolks and whisk. Return to pot and cook 2 more minutes. Remove from heat and add butter and vanilla. Cover with plastic wrap while making meringue or fill pie shell and refrigerate.

1 T cornstarch
1/4 t cream of tartar
1/2 c sugar
4 large egg whites
1/2 t vanilla

Mix cornstarch with 1/3 c water n a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer, whisking constantly, until thickened. Remove from heat and let cool. Heat oven to 325 degrees. With an electric mixer beat egg white with cream of tartar until foamy. Add sugar gradually while beating until soft peaks are formed. Add cornstarch mixture a little at a time while beating and continue to beat until meringue stands in stiff peaks. Fold in vanilla.

Fill the shell with hot chocolate filling and top pie with meringue sealing meringue to edges of crust. Bake until meringue is golden, 15-20 minutes. Cool to room temperature before refrigerating.


Sunshine Cake 太陽餅

Author: Mama Bear Email  | Filed under: desserts with 167 words and 1427 views

Knead outer skin until smooth and let it rest for 20 minutes and cut into 20 pieces.
2 c flour
5 T (75g) lard
10 T water
1/4 t salt

Mix together inner skin and cut into 20 pieces:
1 c flour
5 T lard or shortening

Mix together filling and cut into 20 pieces:
2 T honey or maltose
3/4 c confectioners sugar
2 T melted butter
3 T flour

Flatten an outer skin to wrap the inner skin completely (like making puff pastry).
Apply rolling pin to make a rectangle.
Roll up into a stubby fat jelly roll and flatten slightly.
Turn it 90 degrees and apply rolling pin again to form a rectangle.
Again roll up into a stubby fat jelly roll and flatten slightly.
Let it rest while you work on the other pieces of skin.

Flatten and shape each dough piece into a bowl to wrap up a filling piece. Seal tightly and flatten to 3"-4" circles. Line pan with parchment paper and place on pan with seam side down. Bake in 350 degree oven for 20 minutes. Enjoy!


Lemon Ice

Author: Mama Bear Email  | Filed under: desserts with 59 words and 2293 views

I bought some Minute Maid Italian ice the other day and Glorianna and I really liked it. So here's a recipe that I'm trying out:

boil together for 10 minutes:
1 Cup sugar
4 Cups water
1 T grated rind
3/4 Cup fresh lemon juice

Let it cool. Freeze and stir every hour until more or less set then divide into individual servings.


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