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I hate cold weather.
There I said it, I haaaaaaaate cold weather.
Blame it on my tropical blood, I dread cold temperatures. Winter makes my face crease like a dried prune and my winter wardrobe of fleece, wool, sweaters, jackets and such make me look–and feel–utterly frumpy and unattractive! I love warmth and sun–80 degree Fahrenheit and 80% humidity is my natural habitat. While most people shuns away from humidity, I for one think that humidity does wonders to my complexion–it makes my skin looks perfectly dewy and glossy (perhaps it’s SWEAT?!).
So, when it comes to cooking during this time of year, I only have one thing in my mind: foods that make me warm. Other than my claypot dishes, this almond tea with baked puff pastry (酥皮杏仁茶) has been an absolute life-saver, especially during those cold mornings and nights.
I learn this almond tea recipe from a Chinese restaurant near where I live. While it might seem hard to prepare, it’s actually quite easy to make this almond tea with baked puff pastry (酥皮杏仁茶) with store-bought ingredients such as puff pastry sheets, almond powder, and canned ginkgo nuts.
It’s great sipping the almond tea while munching away the crispy and flaky puff pastry, with a magazine or newspaper in hand. And that’s when I feel that I might actually start to like cold weather. *wink*
Other bakes goods/recipes that go well with Almond Tea with Puff Pastry (酥皮杏仁茶):
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