Simple Easy Baking 101

Simple Easy Baking 101In this book I have supplied a number of my favorite, delicious and easy to bake cakes, pies and tart recipes. The recipes are accompanied by photographs and instructions and should be easy enough for a novice baker to attempt.

With these recipes you will be able to bake for almost any occasion…….

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Dim Sum (Steamed Chinese Appetizers)

Ingredients

1 3/4 Ground meat (beef — pork or of two)

—–BASIC MIX—–

2 Eggs
3 tablespoons Soy sauce (light — preferred)
3 tablespoons Sherry
1 teaspoon Grated fresh ginger
1/2 teaspoon White pepper
2 tablespoons Sesame oil
3 Chopped little green — onions
2 tablespoons Corn starch
4 tablespoons Chopped water chestnut
3 Clove garlic — minced

—–EXTRA CONDIMENTS—–

1 1/2 teaspoons Red chili sauce with — garlic
2 teaspoons Spicy brown bean sauce
3 teaspoons Hosin sauce
1 teaspoon Grated orange peel

—–WRAPPER—–

1 package Wonton skins

Method

In a large bowl, mix meat well with remaining BASIC ingredients.
Mix until smooth.
Separate mix into four equal parts. For each part, add one of the EXTRA condiments — mix well.
To stuff the dumplings, put about one overflowing teaspoon or pecan sized ball into a wonton skin. Fold into shape.
Possible shapes are purse , fish , chocolate kiss, nurses cap, or whatever. Parts of the wonton skin that are sticking out may get tough, so keep this to a minimum. Use a different shape for each condiment so that you will know what is what.
To cook, place on top of lettuce leaf on steam rack ( the leaf helps prevent sticking). Be very careful not to let them touch each other or else they will stick. Steam for 20 minutes. Eat hot. Can be frozen and reheated in microwave.

Chimichangas De Papas

Ingredients
1 lb potatoes, mashed — coarsely (4 large)
5 oz queso fresco
2/3 cup sour cream
5 green onions — sliced
1 or 2 jalapeno peppers, roasted — peel, seed & chop
salt and pepper to taste
flour tortillas
oil to fry
sour cream, green onions, black olives, — and salsa to garnish

Method
Mix coarsely mashed potatoes, cheese, sour cream, green onions, jalapenos to taste, and salt and pepper to taste.
Fill tortillas fold into a package. Fry in hot oil (one inch in a skillet.)
Drain, garnish and serve hot.

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