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FOOD RECIPES

HOW TO MAKE NUTELLA & FRUIT FILLED DUMPLINGS

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I absolutely love making simple desserts and if it includes nutella... I am most definitely in! Today I have these delicious little dumplings recipe for you guys, some of them filled with nutella and fruit and others filled with brown sugar and fruit. Both kinds taste absolutely delicious and these are perfect snacks for anyone including kids! So let's get started!

YOU'LL NEED: 

  • Dumpling wraps (Sold at any asian grocery store)
  • Nutella
  • Brown or white sugar
  • A banana (Chopped)
  • Raspberries or strawberries (Chopped)
  • A little bowl of water
  • A fork

HOW TO:

1.) Defrost your dumpling wraps. 

2.) Spoon a bit of the nutella into the wraps. If you're using sugar, then spoon a bit of your sugar into the wrap. 

3.) Add your desired fruit (I added about 3 chopped raspberries or bananas because I didn't want my dumplings to be too fat). 

4.) Rim the edges with water (Used to glue the ends together). 

5.) Seal your dumpling from one end to another and take a fork and embed it into the edges. Make sure to seal it tightly! 

TIP: Hold your folk towards the bottom so that your fork does not bend in a weird shape from all your force (as pictured above). 

6.) Heat your pan with any kind of oil (I used olive oil). Wait until it gets very hot and then place your dumplings into the pan. 

7.) Let the dumplings stay on each side for about 10-20 seconds. Be careful because these cook very quickly! Cook them until they are golden brown on each side. 

Lastly, you can shower these with some powder sugar! I skipped this step because I instead shaved some white chocolate for some extra sweetness and goodness. VOILA and we're done! You can also just bake these dumplings in the oven for 15-20 minutes (depending on your oven) on 350-380 degrees. 

Above is the brown sugar and fruit option which is equally delicious. Hope you enjoy and let me know how yours turns out! 

Photography & Styling by: Jito

FOOD RECIPES

THE 2 INGREDIENTS PANCAKE (GLUTEN-FREE)

In honor of National Pancakes Day coming up on this Saturday (September 26th), I thought I'd make this 2 ingredients pancake! I had heard about this 2 ingredients pancake for a while now and I first heard about these from my roommate in college who wanted to try them. However, after reading about reviews, a lot of people who had tried this recipe expressed that the pancakes would fall apart in the pan and that it was just a mess. So I decided to add in a little secret ingredient to make these extra sweet, delicious & a success! Let's get started!

YOU'LL NEED:

  • 1 egg
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tsp - 1 tbsp of honey (OPTIONAL)

HOW TO:

Get a pretty well-ripen banana, peel, and put it in a bowl. 

Mash the bananas until it is smooth and has few chunks. The more you mash it so its smooth, the easier it will be later on when you add the egg (it's harder to get rid of chunks when liquid is added in ). 

Once it is well mashed, crack in your 1 egg. Some recipes call for 2 eggs to 1 banana, but I found that this ratio works the best! Mix it together well. 

SECRET INGREDIENT: honey! Honey will help the mixture stick somewhat together so that when you're flipping it in the pan, it won't all fall apart. It also adds a nice touch of sweetness. 

Oil your pan with oil (I used olive oil) and wait until the pan is heated. Spoon in your mixture into round bite-sized shapes. Wait until the side in the pan is golden brown and well done. 

They key is to flip it when one side is golden brown and you see the side facing up is also starting to cook. TIP: When flipping the pancake try to just lightly place your spatula underneath the pancake and gently flip it over keeping it all close to the pan. 

Voila! You are finished! Top with some berries (its a perfect pairing with blueberries if you like blueberries) and drizzle on a little bit of honey or maple syrup!

The pancake doesn't really taste much like an actual pancake but it tastes like a sweet, banana french toast! I really enjoyed this and it was so filling that I wasn't too hungry for lunch later that day. These are healthy, fruity, and absolutely yummy for anyone to give it a try. Hope you enjoyed! 

Photography & Styling by: Jito