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So beautiful and so scrumptious, these mooncakes are easy to make!

Mooncakes with Coconut Filling (Banh Trung Thu / Banh Nuong Nhan Dua)

Every year when the Mid-Autumn Festival season approaches, I get giddy thinking about making mooncakes.  First, I love to bake.  Second, I love the artistry of making these cakes.  The entire process from making the filling and dough, rolling and stamping the cakes is such a wonderfully creative process.  Once done, each cake is unique and truly […]

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Silkworm Cassava Cake (Banh Tam Khoai Mi)-Who knew "silkworms" could be so appetizing? | recipe from runawayrice.com

Silkworm Cassava Cake (Banh Tam Khoai Mi)

With it being so close to Halloween I wanted to share a childhood sweet treat.  Growing up, every kid I knew loved Silkworm Cassava Cake.  Perhaps it’s the bright colors, the chewy, slightly stretchy consistency which prompted us to play with the cakes before eating them or even the mild sugar rush.  Whatever the reason, my Mom […]

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Chase away the heat and satisfy your sweet tooth with these homemade treats!

Chocolate-Dipped Frozen Bananas

These Chocolate-Dipped Frozen Bananas are cool, creamy and completely decadent.  As the  warmer months approach, they are the perfect summertime treat.  With this easy recipe, you can make several batches and have them ready to enjoy on those hot days.  Shredded coconut and peanuts are my favorite topping combo but feel free to use any toppings you […]

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Freshly grated coconut--ready to add to your dishes or as a topping for desserts and other sweet treats!

How to Prepare Fresh Coconut

Daunted by the thought of opening a fresh coconut?  Worried you may chop your hand off?  Fear no more friends, it’s not as difficult as you may think!  In the below video I share tips and tricks for opening a coconut and the different tools you can use to prepare fresh coconut for your favorite dishes. […]

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Fluffy Sweet Rice Flakes Combined with Coconut Milk, Grated and Shredded Coconut (Com Dep Tron Dua) | recipe from runawayrice.com

Sweet Rice Flakes and Coconut (Com Dep Tron Dua)

If you’re a fan of sweet rice you may be interested in trying this lesser known variety.  Sweet Rice Flakes is a particular type of sweet rice that is harvested when it’s young, pounded or pressed into flakes and then lightly toasted.  It is similar to rolled oats in color and texture but lighter with […]

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Peanut Candy (Keo Dau Phong)

Peanut Candy (Keo Dau Phong)

Candy is probably one of the things you’ve never attempted to make at home.  Perhaps you’re concerned about burning sugar or think you need a candy thermometer.  Perhaps it’s easier to just go buy it.  Well my friends, if you wish to change your mindset, here is a super easy candy recipe for you to try!  My shortcut […]

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Tapioca and Mung Bean Cake / Banh Xu Xe / Banh Phu The - Easy Shortcut Recipe | recipe from runawayrice.com

Tapioca and Mung Bean Cake (Banh Xu Xe / Banh Phu The)

This Vietnamese dessert Tapioca and Mung Bean Cake (Banh Xu Xe / Banh Phu The) is visually intriguing with its translucent bright green color.  For those unaccustomed to Asian desserts with an alien-green color, please try to overcome your apprehensions and give them a try.  You will be pleasantly surprised!  Pandan paste is what gives the cake its […]

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