Showing posts with label fruit. Show all posts
Showing posts with label fruit. Show all posts

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Nastar (Pineapple Cookies) Recipe With Ingredients

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Pineapple tart cookies are Chinese New Year must have cookies. Nastar are pineapple jam filled cookies.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Chinese
Ingredients: Fruits
Prep Time: 4 hours
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 7 hours
Serves: 100 cookies


Pineapple jam (make 700 gram)
  • 1 ripe pineapple, flesh only, about 1.5 kilogram
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 3 cloves (optional)
  • 200 gram brown sugar, or to taste
Cookie dough (make 1 kilogram)
  • 350 gram unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 100 gram sweet condensed milk
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 510 gram all purpose flour
Egg wash
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon milk

How To Make Nastar (Pineapple Cookies):

Pineapple jam:
  1. In a food processor/blender, puree pineapple. Transfer pineapple puree into a heavy bottom pot along with cinnamon stick, cloves, and brown sugar.
  2. Turn on heat to medium and cook until boiling. Reduce heat to a simmer and continue cooking until the jam is really thick. Add more sugar if needed. Near the end, be sure to stir and scrap frequently to prevent burning.
  3. Transfer jam to a mixing bowl to cool. To speed up the cooling process, you can wrap the bowl with a saran wrap and chill in the fridge.
  4. Once the jam is cool to touch, line a baking tray with parchment paper, scoop a bit of jam (roughly 7 gram each) and make round ball, then place it on the prepared tray. Repeat until the jam is used up. If you prepare are going to prepare the cookie dough on the next day, you can cover the baking tray with a saran wrap and return the tray to the fridge.
Cookie dough:
  1. Beat together butter and condensed milk until light and fluffy. Add egg, one and a time, beat until well mixed. Slowly add all purpose flour in batches into the mixture, beat until the dough becomes smooth, but not sticky. I find it easier if I just use my hand to incorporate the last batch of flour into the dough.
  2. Scoop 10 gram of dough and make a round ball. Repeat until dough is used up.
  3. Prepare 2 baking sheets, each lined with a parchment paper.
  4. Flatten each dough, place the pineapple jam filling at the center, gather the edges of the dough and wrap the filling with the dough. Roll into a round ball, then place on prepared baking sheet. Repeat for the rest of dough and jam filling.
  5. Mix egg yolk and milk together to make the egg wash. Brush the top of cookies with egg wash.
  6. Preheat oven to 165 Celsius (325 Fahrenheit). Bake the cookies for 30-40 minutes until golden brown.
  7. Let the cookies cool completely before storing them in nice looking jars.
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Monday, November 25, 2019

Healthy Breakfast Smoothie Recipe With Ingredients

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This healthy smoothie recipe is packed with protein, fiber, unsaturated fats, and essential vitamins and minerals. It is helpful for weight gain and for kids. Follow our simple formula, memorize the ingredient amounts, then customise to your liking. Even better, our supercharged breakfast smoothie tastes great and keeps you full until lunchtime. But first—here’s a breakdown of five essential ingredients that make the ultimate breakfast smoothie:

Fruit: It’s the backbone of any smoothie recipe, but fruit plays a much larger role than simply adding sweetness. Fruit is an excellent source of fiber and the “good” kind of carbs that serve as an essential source of fuel. Bananas are a smoothie staple (and they’re a great source of potassium), and pair well with a wide variety of other fruits.

Greek Yogurt: Protein is the missing link in many smoothie recipes, but adding a small amount of Greek yogurt—just ¼ cup—earns you six grams towards your daily goal. Yogurt also gives your smoothie a creamier consistency.

Liquid: Unless you want to break your blender’s blades, all smoothies need a little liquid to combine properly. We like using unsweetened almond milk (it adds a touch of creaminess without extra calories or added sugar), but you can use any variety of unsweetened nut milk, freshly-squeezed orange juice, or just plain water.

Nut Butter: A scoop of your favorite nut butter adds satiating, unsaturated fats and a touch more protein to your smoothie. We love homemade almond butter for its incredible bang-for-your-buck nutrition.

Leafy Greens: Last but not least, we love to sneak a handful of greens into our smoothies for an extra dose of fiber and key vitamins and minerals. Tender, mild-flavored greens such as baby spinach work best.

We keep a running stock of frozen bananas to give our smoothies a thicker consistency, but a handful of ice achieves a similar effect. Optional mix-ins—fresh herbs such as basil and mint or fresh ginger—boost the flavor without affecting nutrition.


Active Time: 2 Mins
Total Time: 3 Mins
Servings: 1 (serving size: about 1 ½ cups)


  • 1 medium banana (fresh or frozen)
  •  ½ cup sliced strawberries, blueberries, or chopped mangos 
  • ¼ cup 2% plain Greek yogurt 
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter 
  • ½ cup baby spinach
  •  ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
  •  Optional: 1-2 basil leaves, 2-3 mint leaves, ½ teaspoon peeled, chopped ginger

How to Make It:

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender; process until smooth.

Chef's Notes:

  • If smoothie is too thick, thin it out with an additional splash of almond milk. 
  • If smoothie is too thin, you can thicken it with a handful of ice.
  • For a dairy-free smoothie, use coconut milk yogurt (such as SO Delicious Plain Coconut Milk Yogurt) in place of Greek yogurt. For a nut-free smoothie, substitute ground flax seeds, sunflower seeds, or pumpkin seeds for almond butter.

Nutritional Information

Calories 300  |  Fat 11g |   Satfat 1.5g  |  Monofat 5g  |  Polyfat 2g  |   Protein 12.5g  |  Sodium 135mg  Carbohydrates 40g  |   Fiber 7g   |  Sugars 22g  |  Added sugars 0g  |   Calcium 20% DV   |  Potassium 15% DV

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Saturday, November 16, 2019

Pina Colada Recipe With Ingredients | How to Make Pina Colada

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'Pina Colada' the name literally means "strained pineapple", a reference to the freshly pressed and strained pineapple juice used in the drink's preparation.
Pina Colada is a sweet cocktail made with rum, cream of coconut or coconut milk, and pineapple juice, usually served either blended or shaken with ice. It may be garnished with either a pineapple wedge, maraschino cherry, or both.


A tropical blend of rich coconut cream, white rum and tangy pineapple - serve with an umbrella for kitsch appeal.

Prep Time: 5 Mins
Servings: 2
Type: Mixed drink
Served: Blended with ice (frozen style)
Standard garnish: Pineapple slice and/or maraschino cherry
Standard drinkware: Poco Grande glass


  • 1 1/2 cup ice
  • 1/2 cup diced pineapple, frozen
  • 2 ounces pineapple juice
  • 2 ounces Coco Lopez coconut cream
  • 1 1/2 ounces white rum
  • 1 ounce dark rum
  • Pineapple slices

How To Make Pina Colada:

  1. Put the ice, frozen pineapple, juice, coconut cream, and the white and dark rums into a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth and frosty.
  3. Pour the drink into 2 glasses and garnish the rim with pineapple slices.

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Margarita Recipe With Ingredients

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A margarita is a cocktail consisting of tequila, orange liqueur, and lime juice often served with salt on the rim of the glass. The drink is served shaken with ice, blended with ice, or without ice.

Although it has become acceptable to serve a margarita in a wide variety of glass types, ranging from cocktail and wine glasses to pint glasses and even large schooners, the drink is traditionally served in the eponymous margarita glass, a stepped-diameter variant of a cocktail glass or champagne coupe.

There are 3 main ingredients to make the best margarita recipe:

1-Tequila: silver or reposado is the best tequila for margaritas, but any kind of tequila (or mezcal or sotol) will work

2-Freshly-squeezed lime juice: the key words here are freshly squeezed, which I highly recommend doing with this citrus juicer (which makes juicing a breeze, especially when you’re making pitcher margaritas for a crowd)

3-Orange liqueur: Cointreau is my go-to, but Grand Marnier is also delicious, or you can use a good-quality Triple Sec

Additional ingredients could include:
  • Agave: if you would like a sweeter margarita, feel free to mix in some agave syrup to taste
  • Kosher salt: if you would like to salt the rims of your glasses (I also like to mix some Tajin into my salt)
  • Lime slices/wedges: for garnish


Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 5 min
Total Time: 10 min
Serving: 1
Main alcohol: Tequila
Served: On the rocks; poured over ice
Standard garnish: Lime slice, Salt on the rim
Drinkware: Margarita glass


  • Ice cubes
  • 2 oz tequila
  • 1 oz freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 ounce Simple Syrup, recipe follows
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon orange liqueur
  • 1 tablespoon Lime-salt-sugar

Simple Syrup:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water


  • Zest of one lime
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar

How to Make Margarita:

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Add tequila, lime juice, Simple Syrup and orange liqueur. 
  3. Cover and shake until mixed and chilled, about 30 seconds.
  4. Place Lime-salt-sugar on a plate.
  5. Press the rim of a chilled rocks or wine glass into the mixture to rim the edge. Strain margarita into the glass.

Simple Syrup:

Yield:  about 1 1/2 cups

  • Put the sugar and water in a small saucepan.
  • Cook over low heat, stirring, until the sugar dissolves.
  • Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.


  • Blend together lime, salt and sugar in a small blender or mini food chopper.

Classic Margarita Preparation:

Rub the rim of the glass with the lime slice to make the salt stick to it. Shake the other ingredients with ice, then carefully pour into the glass (taking care not to dislodge any salt). Garnish and serve over ice.

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Friday, November 1, 2019

Sangria Recipe With Ingredients

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Learn how to make authentic Spanish sangria with this easy sangria recipe. It only takes a few minutes to prep, it’s easy to customize with your favorite wine and fruit, and it’s great for entertaining a crowd.

Prep Time: 10 min
Total Time: 10 min
Yield: 12 servings


  • 2 bottles Spanish red wine (Rioja wine is most popular)
  • 1/2 cup brandy
  • 2 oranges, one juiced and one diced
  • 1 green apple, diced
  • 1 lemon, diced
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • optional sweetener: simple syrup* or maple syrup
  • optional bubbles: lemon-lime soda, ginger ale or sparkling water

How To Make Sangria:

  1. Add the wine, brandy, orange juice, diced orange, diced apple, diced lemon and cinnamon stick to a large pitcher. Stir to combine. Taste and add in a few tablespoons of sweetener, if desired.
  2. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or up to 4 hours.
  3. Serve the sangria over ice, topping off each glass with a splash of bubbly soda (or sparkling water) if desired.


  • *Simple Syrup: To make simple syrup, just combine equal parts sugar (or honey) with water. Give the mixture a stir and heat until the sugar (or honey) has dissolved. Then use immediately, or cover and refrigerate in a sealed container until ready to use.
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