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Lemon Toasted Coconut Cupcakes - fluffy and moist | recipe from runawayrice.com

Lemon Coconut Cupcakes

This recipe for Lemon Coconut Cupcakes combines the best flavors of summertime into fluffy cupcakes that are perfectly tangy and sweet. Fresh lemon juice and zest add zing to these moist and spongy cupcakes. The velvety frosting is sweet with the just the right touch of tartness from the cream cheese. Topped with toasted coconut […]

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Jasmine Green Tea with Lychee Jelly | recipe from runawayrice.com

Iced Jasmine Green Tea with Lychee Jelly

Fragrant jasmine green tea is combined with lychee jelly to make an icy and refreshing drink that is sure to quench any thirst. This recipe is super simple, contains just a few ingredients and no more difficult than making Jello. I’ve come to really love this drink switching from the tapioca pearls to the jelly not too […]

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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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Who knew "silkworms" could be so appetizing?

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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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)

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

This Vietnamese dessert 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 vibrant green color and floral aroma.  Made of tapioca starch and filled […]

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Coconut Sauce

Coconut Sauce (Nuoc Dua)

Coconut sauce is the Asian version of whipped cream.  It’s a delicious, creamy and sweet topping for many Asian desserts.  This is a fundamental recipe every cook should master because you’ll use it again and again.  My recipe is not super sweet and I add a bit of salt to balance the sugar.  Feel free to add more […]

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Delicious and Simple Mung Bean Dessert (Che Dau Xanh) | recipe from runawayrice.com

Mung Bean Dessert (Che Dau Xanh)

This Vietnamese dessert (Che Dau Xanh) made of mung beans is the easiest dessert to make. Are you thinking…beans? for dessert? Yes, beans are a very common ingredient in Asian desserts and pastries. Often the beans are cooked, mashed and mixed with sugar and coconut milk to make a yummy filling for cakes and pastries. This recipe is as […]

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