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Roasted Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

This year we had quite a feast for our Thanksgiving dinner.One of the dishes ,I cooked was Roasted Asparagus with Bacon.This dish is so easy and simple to make,not to said it's also delicious!! Anyone can make this extraordinary dish in no time!! No recipe book needed ! it's also no brainier !!.All I needed to do was to wrapped the asparagus with bacon !! no not need extra seasoning or flavoring added since bacon it's have enough flavoring that taste good! Then at the same time I roasted this dish at the upper rack with roasted turkey..save time and $$$!! This dish is ideal to present as an appetizer for party or regular dinner.








Ingredients:



1 lb or I pack of thick center cut bacon(any brand)
1 bundle or 1 lb medium size asparagus,washed and remove 1 inch at bottom


Method:

1:Wrapped bacon over 2 or 3 asparagus from head to bottom.(2 stripe bacon needed )Repeat the same procedure until finish.
2:Place an aluminum foil over a small baking sheet or tray.Preheat oven to 400F.Place wrapped bacon asparagus on the tray.
3:Bake bacon asparagus for 30 minutes or until golden brown.Turn the bacon asparagus over and bake for another 10 minutes..
4:Remove bacon asparagus from oven to a plate .Serve warm .














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Homemade Fried Donut By Alex Goh

At last I brought few of Alex Goh baking books back from Malaysia.I been thinking for the longest to get some Alex Goh baking books but don't have the chance until now.I understand this famous chef bread and cake making method and recipe are really soft,moist and fluffier.I see many experience bakers loves to used his fabulous bread and cake recipe!! I realized most of his bread recipe have dough started.One of the recipe I would like to make today is basic donut.









Ingredients:(A)
Dough Starter:
100g bread flour
70g boiling water

(B)Main Dough
250g bread flour
150g all purpose flour
10g milk powder
1 tsp baking powder
6 g salt
50g granulated sugar
8g instant active yeast

(C)
1 nos cold egg
160g cold water

(D)
50g butter

some sugar powder for sprinkle*optional*

Sugar syrup:
25g boiling water
160g sugar powder
*cook at low heat until thicken,coat the donut while it's still hot*


Method:

1:Prepare boiling water and pour boiling water into flour(A) in a mixing bowl.Mix well with spatula to form dough.Cover and set aside to cool.Keep it in the refrigerator for at least 12 hours before used.
2:Mix ingredients(B) until well blended in mixer or bread machine.Add in (C),knead to form rough dough.Then add in (A) and knead until well blended.
3:Add in (D),knead to form elastic dough.
4:Cover the dough with clean clothes or saran warp at warm place or kitchen counter and let's proof until double size.
5:Remove dough and knead for few seconds before use a rolling pin to roll flatten about 10 mm thick.
6:Cut it with donut cutter or round cookies cutter(your desire size) and place in cookies sheet to proof for double size or 35 minutes.
7:Prepare clean canola oil at medium low heat 250F.Deep fry the dough in hot oil until golden brown both side.Remove and set a side to cool.
8:Sprinkle with sugar powder or coat with sugar syrup.Serve warm with coffee or tea.


dough fried in fryer


dough to proof
dough double proofroll flatten with rolling pin and cut with donut cutter

proof double size before fry














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Chocolate Chip Pecan Praline Granola Cookies

It's been awhile I baked any cookies since hubby started his diet.He haven't consume any sweet,candy or dessert for months.But last week he requested me to bake some cookies for him to present to his friends who always did him favor..I found this simple recipe at joyofbaking but alter the recipe to make more special.
Chocolate Chip Cookies is a very traditional and popular American cookies among young and old.I guess hubby's friends would appreciated this cookies.








Ingredients:

Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe:

1 cup (2 sticks) (226 grams) unsalted butter, room temperature

3/4 cup (150 grams) granulated white sugar

3/4 cup (160 grams) firmly packed light brown sugar

2 large eggs

1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

2 1/4 cups (295 grams) all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 cups (270 grams) semisweet chocolate chips

1 cup (100 grams) pecan praline granola (optional)(from Trader's Joe)









Method:

1:Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) with rack in center of oven. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

2:In the bowl of your electric mixer (or with a hand mixer), beat the butter until smooth and creamy. Add the white and brown sugars and beat until fluffy (about 2 minutes).

3: Beat in eggs, one at a time, making sure to beat well after each addition. Add the vanilla and beat until incorporated. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.

4:In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the egg mixture and beat until incorporated, adding the chocolate chips and pecan granola (if using) about half way through mixing. If you find the dough very soft, cover and refrigerate until firm (from 30 minutes to two hours).

4:For large cookies, use about a 2 tablespoon ice cream scoop or with two spoons, drop about 2 tablespoons of dough (35 grams) onto the prepared baking sheets.

5:Bake about 10 - 14 minutes , or until golden brown around the edges. Cool completely on wire rack.

Makes about 4 dozen - 3 inch round cookies.















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About the Author:

Hi!! My name is Lesley and I'm a simple SAHM(stay at home mom) who currantly live in Long Island,New York with my daughter Mishu and hubby Eliot .I'm Malaysian who live in US and A for many many moon and I'm also a person who love to eat, cook and bake. If you have any suggestions ,questions or comments please feel free to email me at beachlover1917(at)yahoo(dot)com. To know more about my life or my kitchen you can always hop over to my other 2 blog.