Sunday, June 14, 2009

The Daring Cooks: Challenges 1 & 2

So here I am finally. When I joined the Daring Cooks in the footsteps of the Daring Bakers a few months ago, I had no idea summer would turn out so busy!! I did manage to complete both challenges in time periods specified, but got nowhere close to uploading my successes to this blog. A little window today has allowed me to do the needful:)

The very first Challenge presented to the Daring Cooks was Zuni Ricotta Gnocchi. The recipe looked fabulous, but as I hardly use eggs in cooking, I decided to create my own version of the same!! I followed all the instructions as provided by the recipe, but replaced the eggs with some beaten rice which I soaked in water for half a day, drained, and then mashed thoroughly. I also substituted tarragon leaves for the sage.

The Challenge for this month was Chinese Dumplings/Potstickers also known as Gyoza in Japanese. This was a great recipe and as I often make steamed dumplings at hoe it was easy and quick too. For the filling, I used my usual vegetarian recipe which included finely chopped carrot, mushrooms, spring onions, zucchini, ginger, blanched bok choi, and bamboo shoots. Rest went as suggested by Jen!! Hope everyone who has joined the Daring Cooks enjoyed these challenges as much as I did.

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