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creamy peanut butter cookies

I made two dozen of french macarons for my co-worker, So I have to use the egg yolks for something else for sure, so I create creamy peanut butter cookies.
It was perfectly delicious, the power of egg yolk make this cookies crunch but soft in the inside it's melt in my mouth.
Of course I can't eat all these cookies so I have to share with with friends.

Bay the way  I'm glad I found these boxes from party city store, it's originally mini cupcakes box,but it looks perfect for these macarons.



Ingredients : 2 dozen cookies

- 1 stick unsalted butter / room temperature
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2 egg yolk
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- pinch of salt

Directions ;
In mixer beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy
add egg yolk one at a time, add creamy peanut butter
add egg flour with pinch of salt,beat until combine
Place cookie dough on plastic wrap and put in the fridge for about 30 minutes
Preheat oven on 350 F
place parchment paper on baking pan
sh…

white chocolate raspberry macarons

The filling for these macarons is ready in five minutes, I even use microwave to melt the white chocolate and mix with store-bought raspberry curd and confectioner's sugar, Put in the freezer for 3-5 minutes until firm and ready to fill these delicious french macarons.



Ingredients :
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 1 cup confectioner's sugar
- 2 egg white
- 3 Tbsp granulate sugar

Filling :
- 4 Tbsp raspberry curd
- 2 oz white chocolate
- 2 Tbsp confectioner's sugar


Preparations :
- Line two cookies sheet with parchment paper
combine powdered sugar,almond flour in a food processor,pulse into fine powder
sift mixture into medium bowl,discard large pieces

- beat egg whites in large bowl with electric mixer at medium speed until foamy add 3-4 drop pink food coloring,gradually add 3 Tbsp granulated sugar,beating at high speed 2-3 minutes or until mixture foam stiff,shiny peaks.

- mix well to incorporate powder sugar and almond, Incorporate the beaten egg whites into the dry ingredient…

Mushrooms fried rice

I have leftover baby bella mushrooms and cooked rice in the fridge,So I try to combine those leftover ingredients to make mushrooms fried rice to serve with slices tomato and fried egg. Just omit the egg to make it vegan fried rice.




Ingredients : - 4 cups cooked rice - 1/2 lb baby bella muhrooms - 2 Tbsp vegetable oil - 1 egg - 2 shallots - 2 clove garlic - 1 cayenne pepper / optional - 1 Tbsp soy sauce - 2 Tbsp sweet soy sauce - 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Directions: Chop shallot,garlic and cayenne pepper,set aside heat vegetable oil in fry pan/wok on medium high temperature cook chopped garlic,shallot and pepper until fragrant Add dice baby bella mushrooms,add egg and scramble it,add cooked rice soy and sweet soy sauce,stir  and cook thoroughly,until combine.
serve with fried egg and slices tomato if you like.

salted caramel nutella macarons

The macaroons filled with two of my favorite ingredients nutella and salted caramel simply just mix them together until combine, the consistency is perfect for to fill these macarons,sweet,rich and delicious, I also made macarons filling with combination of store-bought ingredients.




Ingredients
cookies :
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 egg whites at room temperature
- 5 tbsp granulated sugar

Filling :
1/2 cup nutella
1/2 smuckers salted caramel


Preparations :
- Line two cookies sheet with parchment paper
combine powdered sugar,almond flour and cocoa powder in a food processor,pulse into fine powder
sift mixture into medium bowl,discard large pieces

- beat egg whites in large bowl with electric mixer at medium speed until foamy,gradually add 5 tbsp granulated sugar,beating at high speed 2-3 minutes or until mixture foam stiff,shiny peaks

- add half of flour mixture to egg whites stir with spatula to combine ( about 12 strokes) repeat…

stir fry tofu with patty pan squash

I never have patty pan squash before, I bought some in farmers market to try, I like vegetable on stir fry so I try to mix patty pan squash with tofu and green beans, It taste like zucchini but it more firmed after cooked, Otherwise it taste so good together plus ginger and sweet soy sauce makes stir fry flavorful and tasty.



Ingredients :
- 1 block extra firm tofu
- 1 lb patty pan squash
- 4 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1/2 lb green beans
- 2 clove garlic /chop
- 3 shallots /chop
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tbsp sweet soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon grated ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika powder
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- pinch of red pepper flakes

Direction :
cut tofu, patty pan squash and green beans,set aside
In large skillet heat vegetable oil, fry tofu until lighly brown,transfer in a plate on paper towel,set aside,
use the same oil fry garlic,shallot and grated ginger until fragrant, add patty pan squash,green beans and fried tofu, cook for about four minutes or until patty pan squash are soft, seas…

Mango blackberry tart

I bought fresh blackberry from a farmer's market, but the taste is too sour not sweet at all, I don't want to waste it, So I mix blackberry with mango and mango jam and made mango blackberry tart.
a sweetness from mango and mango jam is good balance with this sour blackberry, It's good combo.





Ingredients :
- 1 ripe mango
- 1 1/2 cups fresh blackberry
- 2 tablespoon sugar
- 1/2 cup mango jam

Pastry :
- 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour,sifted
- pinch of salt
- 1/2 cup butter / cold
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 5 Tbsp cold water
- 1 egg

Direction :
Preheat oven on 350 F
Peel and cut mango in cube, drain blackberry with cold water,set aside

For the pastry, place the flour,salt,butter and vanilla extract in a food processor and process until the mixture resembles fine bread crumbs, add just enough water to bind to a soft but not sticky dough.
Roll the dough by square not too thin. brush the edge with egg wash

Spread the dough with mango jam and topping with mango cube and blackberry and sprinkle…