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Siopao, Bao, a New Attempt at Asian Cuisine February 27, 2015

Until I went to college, I didn’t have much experience with Asian cuisine, past pretty basic teriyaki. Then I moved to a much bigger city, with a much more diverse group of people, and all the sudden Asian cusine was everywhere. But even though I’ve started eating and enjoying this fabulous food, the concept of trying to make it myself is still very daunting. So this month, when the Daring Bakers’ told us we were going to be making Siopao, a yeasted bun full of savory/sweet fillings that hails from the Orient, I was a little nervous. (more…)

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A Time for Tamales December 9, 2014

I’ve been bad about keeping up with posting my Daring Cooks challenges on here. But they’re doing some restructuring to the group, and in the mean time all of us were given the chance to try challenges that we missed or that were posted before joining. I decided to go with an older posting challenging individuals to try making their own tamales. I love tamales, and can get them from some pretty spectacular places here, but it’s always fun to make something yourself.
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