"Michael Jackson" Agar-Agar Recipe

“If you’re thinkin’ of being my brother / It doesn’t matter if you’re black or white”

Soy Milk Cincau Michael Jackson Agar-Agar

Many years ago when we had come back to Malaysia for one of our semi-annual visits, Nate and I were out for lunch one day. It was a hot day and Nate was feeling like a refreshing cold drink of soy bean milk mixed with grass jelly (cincau). I don’t recall where exactly we had gone for lunch (though I believe it was Bibi Chik in Petaling Jaya), but what I do recall with great clarity was what the wait person said when we ordered the drink:

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Soy Milk Panna Cotta Recipe

Memories of the fantastic dessert platter served to us at Pah Ke’s Chinese Restaurant in Kaneohe, Hawaii sparked the idea for this dish made in Royal Selangor’s pewter Jelly Mould. I really enjoyed Chef Siu’s “soy milk custard” and wanted to try to make it myself one day. The Jellyriffic “Get Your Jelly On” Challenge seems like the perfect opportunity to make my own soy milk panna cotta.

Soy Milk Panna Cotta with Plum-Cranberry Reduction

Fortunately, the lovely Ravenous Couple Hong and Kim just posted their Soy Milk Panna Cotta with Red Wine Sauce just as I was beginning to look up recipes. After getting some advice from them, I set out to make it.

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Dragonfruit Agar-Agar Recipe

Time to get our jelly on!

dragonfruit agar-agar cone

In support of Breast Cancer Awareness month, House of Annie and 10 other food blogs will be participating in the Royal Selangor 30-day ‘Jellyriffic: Get Your Jelly On’ challenge. I hinted at it last week with our “Say Hello to More Little Friends” post but here are the details:

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Homemade Vanilla Extract Recipe

If you bake a lot like Annie does, you’ll use a lot of vanilla extract in your recipes. That can be costly, as commercial vanilla extract is expensive. The recipe for how to make your own vanilla extract at home is seriously easy to do, and cheaper in the long run than buying commercial vanilla extract.

But first, let’s back up a bit. Do you recognize this tree?

vanilla vine

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