Posts tagged: snacks

The Easiest Way To Make Homemade Marshmallows

Are you a marshmallow lover? Here’s an easy way to make marshmallows at home. You only need some starch, gelatin, sugar and sugar syrup. You can make s’mores afterward or toast them. You can also add these sweet marshmallows to a coffee.

Ingredients:

Starch Mixture:

• 1 cup potato starch
• 1 cup powdered sugar

Gelatin:

• 1/2 cup water
• 22 grams powdered gelatin
• 2 tsp flavor extract (optional, excluding vanilla extract)

Syrup:

• 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
• 1 1/4 cups light corn syrup
• 1/2 cup water
• a pinch of salt

Instructions:

Prepare a 9 x 9 inch baking pan.
Grease it lightly with oil.
Dust the bottom and all sides of the pan with a mixture of potato starch and powdered sugar.
Set aside.

Gelatin:

In a mixing bowl, add 1/2 cup of water.
Add 22 grams of powdered gelatin and 2 tsp of any flavor extract.
Mix to combine.
Let it sit, then set aside.

Syrup:

Prepare a medium pot.
Add 1 1/2 cups of granulated sugar and 1 1/4 cups of light corn syrup.
Pour 1/2 cup of water
Sprinkle with a pinch of salt.
Set it over medium-high heat.
Mix until well combined.
Bring to a boil.
Continue to boil for 5-6 minutes or until the temperature reaches 240 F.
Once done, remove from the heat and let it cool.

Prepare a stand mixer.
Use the whisk attachment.
Add the gelatin mixture into the bowl.
Mix at a low speed.
Slowly stream the syrup mixture into the bowl while it continues to mix at a low speed.
When half of the syrup mixture is added to the bowl, increase to high speed.
Continue to stream in the rest of the syrup mixture slowly into the bowl.
Continue to whisk until the mixture is thick.
Once done, pour the mixture immediately into the prepared dusted baking pan.
Spread evenly and smoothen the surface.
Set it aside for 12 hours or overnight, uncovered.

After 12 hours, dust top with starch mixture.
Dust a work surface with the starch mixture.
Lightly grease the cutting knife with oil, then dust it off with the starch mixture too.
Transfer the mixture to the dusted work surface.
Slice into small squares to make marshmallows.
Sprinkle with the starch mixture.
Ready to serve.
Enjoy!

Tips and ideas:

You can eat it right away or make delicious s’mores out of these fluffy marshmallows.

You can store it in an airtight container and place it in the fridge for a few weeks.

The Easiest Way To Make Homemade Marshmallows
Images – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-Th6VeP77o

Yummy Chicken Buns Recipe

These yummy chicken buns are a perfect snack idea for the weekend. You can also prepare this savory recipe when you are going on a road trip. The buns are homemade dough filled with seasoned chicken mixture.

Ingredients:

Dough:

• 3 cups maida or all-purpose flour
• 1/2 tsp salt
• 1 1/2 tsp sugar
• 2 1/2 tsp active yeast
• 1 egg
• 1/4 cup milk (lukewarm)
• 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp water
• 1 tbsp cooking oil

Chicken Filling:

• 450 grams chicken (minced)
• 1/2 tsp salt
• 1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
• 1 tsp pepper
• 1/2 tsp Garam masala
• 1 large white onion (chopped)
• 2 tbsp maida or all-purpose flour
• 1/4 cup milk
• 2 tbsp olive oil
• 2 tbsp butter

Other Ingredients:

• 1 beaten egg (for egg wash)
• some sesame seeds (for garnishing)

Instructions:

Dough:

Prepare a mixing bowl.
Add all-purpose flour, salt, sugar and active yeast.
Mix well to combine.
Crack open an egg into the mixture.
Mix well to combine.
Pour lukewarm milk and mix well.
Add water, then mix until it becomes a dough.
Add oil.
Knead until dough is smooth.
Cover with cling film or clear plastic.
Let it rest for two hours.

Chicken Filling:

Meanwhile, set a saucepan over medium-high heat.
Add some olive oil and butter.
Once butter has melted, add minced chicken.
Stir and cook until color changes.
Season with salt, ginger-garlic paste, pepper and Garam masala.
Stir until well combined.
Add chopped white onions.
Continue to stir until onions are soft.
Add maida or all-purpose flour.
Stir until well combined.
Pour milk into the mixture.
Stir and cook until liquid reduces.
Remove from the heat and set aside.

Assembly:

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Remove the dough from the bowl once it has increased in size.
Knead and form into small circles.
Flatten each circle and place chicken a spoonful of filling in the middle.
Fold up the sides to the center and pinch to seal.
Do this with the rest of the dough and chicken filling.
Place the buns on a parchment-lined baking tray.
Cover with clear plastic or clingfilm.
Let it rest for 10 minutes.
Once done, remove the plastic.
Brush each bun with egg wash.
Sprinkle with some sesame seeds on top.
Place the baking tray inside the preheated oven.
Let it bake for 20-25 minutes.
Once done, remove from the oven.
Serve and enjoy!

Yummy Chicken Buns Recipe
Images – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYWvfQ0I_KQ

Best Street Food – Vietnamese Pizza [No-Oven]

Make a delicious pizza without using an oven or even dough! Vietnamese pizza is one of the famous street foods in Vietnam where you use rice paper as the pizza crust. Add fillings such as fried onions, sausage slices and of course cheese! This tasty recipe only takes about 15-20 minutes.

Ingredients:

• 1 cup red onions (finely sliced)
• 1-2 cups cooking oil
• 1 rice paper
• 2 tbsp green onions (finely chopped)
• 1/2 tbsp chili paste
• 1 egg
• 1 laughing cow cheese
• 1 sausage (sliced into thin sticks)
• a handful of dried baby shrimp
• mayonnaise
• chili sauce

Instructions:

Set a small pot over medium heat.
Add 1-2 cups of cooking oil and heat it.
Add 1 cup of finely sliced red onions.
Let it cook until browned and crispy.
Once done, remove from the heat.
Transfer the crispy onions into a paper towel to remove excess oil.
Set aside.

Set a non-stick frying pan over low heat.
Add a rice paper.
Add 2 tbsp of finely chopped green onions.
Drizzle 1/2 tbsp of chili paste.
Crack open an egg.
Mix to combine, then spread all over the rice paper.
Once the scrambled egg mixture cooks, add a laughing cow cheese on top.
Melt it and spread.
Add thin sticks of sausage, a handful of dried baby shrimp and crispy onions.
Drizzle the mayonnaise and chili sauce.
Let it cook for 1-2 minutes.
Fold the rice paper.
Cook for another minute or two.
Once done, remove from the pan.
Serve and enjoy!

Best Street Food - Vietnamese Pizza [No-Oven]
Images – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGgDCb7ZVdA