Pineapple and Bananas with Ginger Cream Sauce

Sour Cream and Yogurt Showcase the Ginger
Echoes of Seville

Bananas

Bananas

This simple Asian Fusion dessert combines Pineapples and Bananas with some Western ingredients like Sour Cream and Yogurt very effectively.  Butter is another Western touch, along with the Orange Marmelade.  While any Orange Marmelade will work, one made with bitter Continue reading

Strawberry Potstickers

Asian Fusion — Elegant and Fragrant
Potstickers Become Cookies

Gyoza or Potsticker Wrap.pers

Dynasty Gyoza or Potsticker Wrappers

In this Fusion recipe, the Potstickers end up as delicate Cookies.  They are layered with Whipped Cream and Strawberries, topped with Almonds and served chlled  Continue reading

Mango Ice Cream

An Island Favorite

Limes

Limes

Mangos may not be native to the Islands, but then almost nothing else is, including Pineapples and Macadamias.  This dessert gets made frequently in Hawaii, and it pairs well with Macadamia Lace Cookies, for instance.

Mango Ice Cream

Hawaiian

Ingredients:

1 cup ripe Mango pulp, pureed
2 teaspoons Lime or Lemon Juice
1 cup Sugar
4 Eggs
2 cups Milk, scalded
2 cups Whipping Cream

Method:

Mix the Mango Puree, Lime or Lemon Juice, and half a cup of Sugar.  Set aside.

Beat the Eggs to thick.

Beat the remaining half a cup of Sugar into the Eggs.

Slowly add the scalded Milk.

Cook this mixture over hot water in a double boiler until a custard begins to coat the spoon.

Remove from the fire and chill.

Finally mix this custard, the MangoPuree and Whipping Cream together and freeze.

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Hawaii - Charlie Chang Steeplejack

Broken Glass Torte

Graham Crackers in Paradise?
Triumph of General Foods

Raspberry Jello

Red Jello

There is no real broken glass in Broken Glass Torte, a Hawaiian Kamai’ina favorite.  The name comes from the broken-glass look of the shards of multi-colored Jello.   Continue reading

Litchi Ice Cream

Yang Gwei-fei’s Favorite
A Nondairy Version

“Eunuchs gallop up in continuous succession,

“Bearing delicacies for the Imperial kitchen.” — Tu Fu

Using litchi fruit to make nondairy litchi ice cream

Litchi Fruit in Syrup

Here is a simple nondairy ice cream featuring Litchi fruit, the favorite of the Honorable  Concubine, Yang Gwei-fei, favorite of the Tang Dynasty emperor. Continue reading