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Exotic Spicy Thai Food…Ant Egg Salad…Koi Khai Mod Dang

It is National Egg Month which means today we will talk eggs…Spicy Ant Egg Salad…something the Mexican call caviar on land…Many of you may not have heard or tried it…some of you may have tried it or decided it wasn’t for you…The opinion is certainly divided…

It can also be quite a dangerous collecting the eggs…if you are in Thailand and see anyone hopping about and brushing themselves down quite frantically under a tree…They are collecting Ants Eggs…..A dangerous game and why they are by Thai standards a delicacy and quite expensive to buy.

Ant Egg Salad…Koi Khai Mod Dang ก้อยไข่มดแดง 

Ingredients:

  • 3 tbsp Ant Eggs.
  • 1 tbsp Fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp Roasted rice
  • 1/2-1 tsp chilli flakes.
  • 2 Spring onion finely sliced.
  • Handful chopped coriander
  • 7-10 Mint leaves
  • 2 tsp. Ground pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp. Lime juice
  • 3 shallots finely sliced.

Stir all ingredients together gently. Add the seasoning. Serve with fresh vegetables.

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Enjoy!

If you get over any initial reticence to try it most people like it….really….I do.

Well, I will be honest. with you…I shut my eyes the first time I tried it…How THAT helps I don’t know…haha

I love eggs …any which way as long as I know they are free-range and allowed to roam and forage what they will …but some people, unfortunately, are allergic to eggs or have a reaction in which case to make some recipes an egg substitute is required. Below are some 6 substitutes for eggs in your recipes….

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Applesauce

Applesauce is a purée made from cooked apples.

It’s often sweetened or flavoured with other spices like nutmeg and cinnamon.

Using one-fourth cup (about 65 grams) of applesauce can replace one egg in most recipes.

It’s best to use unsweetened applesauce. If you’re using a sweetened variety, you should reduce the amount of sugar or sweetener in the recipe itself.

Mashed banana is another popular replacement for eggs.

The only downside to baking with bananas is that your finished product may have a mild banana flavour.

Other puréed fruits like pumpkin and avocado work too and may not affect the flavour as much.

Whichever fruit you choose to use, you can replace each egg with one-fourth cup (65 grams) of purée.

Baked goods made with puréed fruits may not brown as deeply, but they will be very dense and moist.

This substitution works best in cakes, muffins, brownies and quick bread.

Flaxseeds and chia seeds are both tiny seeds that are highly nutritious.

They are high in omega-3 fatty acids, fibre and other unique plant compounds

You can grind the seeds yourself at home or buy ready-made seed meal from the store.

To replace one egg, whisk together 1 tablespoon (7 grams) of ground chia or flaxseeds with 3 tablespoons (45 grams) of water until fully absorbed and thickened.

Doing so may cause baked goods to become heavy and dense. Also, it may result in a nuttier flavour, so it works best in products like pancakes, waffles, muffins, bread and cookies.

Silken Tofu

Tofu is condensed soy milk that has been processed and pressed into solid blocks.

The texture of tofu varies based on its water content. The more water that is pressed out, the firmer the tofu gets.

Silken tofu has high water content and is, therefore, softer in consistency.

To replace one egg, substitute one-fourth cup (about 60 grams) of puréed, silken tofu.

Silken tofu is relatively flavourless, but it can make baked goods dense and heavy, so it’s best used in brownies, cookies, quick bread and cakes.

Mixing 1 teaspoon (7 grams) of baking soda with 1 tablespoon (15 grams) of vinegar can replace one egg in most recipes.

Apple cider vinegar or white distilled vinegar is the most popular choices.

When mixed together, vinegar and baking soda start a chemical reaction that produces carbon dioxide and water, which makes baked goods light and airy.

This substitution works best for cakes, cupcakes and quick bread.

Aquafaba is the liquid leftover from cooking beans or legumesIt’s the same liquid that is found in canned chickpeas or beans.

The liquid has a very similar consistency to that of raw egg whites, making it an excellent substitution for many recipes.

You can use 3 tablespoons (45 grams) of aquafaba to replace one egg.

Aquafaba works especially well in recipes that call for just egg whites, such as meringues, marshmallows, macaroons or nougat.

Thank you once again for reading this post I hope you all are having a good week so far… stay safe and wash those hands xx

 

 

Thoughts and Tips of the Week.

Hi you know when little things crop up or little things niggle at you and in the end you just either ignore it or them or do something…well..those who know me know that I don’t ignore much…. if anything and generally I will do or say something.

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So are you ready for the ride……don’t worry ..it’s just little titbits of info really but some of which do bug me!

Firstly my recipe blog included a recipe for Brownies without chocolate. I had lots of good comments but one was a lovely comment but got me thinking …oh hell I hear you say…..well if you don’t or can’t use eggs..that can make some recipes a tad tricky but never fear Brownies are quite a versatile little piece of heaven and can be made very successfully “without ” eggs and why should anyone be denied the deliciousness that is a Brownie.

Substitute for Eggs:

1/4 cup natural yoghurt = 1 Egg.

1/3 cup of Apple Sauce = 1 Egg.

1/2 small mashed banana.= 1 Egg

1/3 cup pumpkin puree = 1 Egg.

I hope this helps those of you who don’t or can’t eat eggs.

Saang Chai our little ” Soi Dog ‘ puppy told you all about his exploits yesterday on his blog this is my thoughts……. we went to a lovely park with a lake. Walking around the circumference of the lake we came across a row of at least 15 gym machines, various ones all in a line facing the lake.

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Not Hi Tec machines  they looked to be older models but fully functional…I tested one…and no there is no pic for proof…but what a lovely way to  exercise….. looking out over the lake…..amazing view ..it was a calm, warm day ..what a lovely idea…never seen anything it before….so cool..

Now for my pet peeve..if you don’t want people to view your blog that fine but if you do then please make sure your Gravatar directs viewers to you..it’s so frustrating when you really want to view a blog and you can’t find it…… so folks here is an idiots guide…I followed this and it works and I am not the best at a lot of things that are PC related and don’t get me started on Twitter…I am trying…

How to correct this..if you want to :

1. Click on your profile image located next to your WordPress notification bell.
2. Click on Account Settings
3. Scroll down to Web Address and replace the address there with Your WordPress address e.g https:// blondieaka.wordpress.com

Ta da ….. !!!  Done!!

Finally I would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who has liked, followed or commented on my blog….. I have met some wonderful people and read some amazing blogs  and picked up some brilliant tips ….there are some really clever bloggers out there…me I just chat..chuck in a few recipes now and again…hopefully answer all my comments..if I have missed YOURS then give me a shout…not intentional and don’t winge much..Do 1? Am madly trying to get to gripsTwitter…found a Scorpion in my bathroom last night …I have just dropped this in to see who reads to the end if you do just let me know…..I always read blog posts..frequently comment if I have something to say or am clever enough to participate in the comments …some are a bit deep……So everyone have a brilliant week …….and laugh a lot……and pray for those who need your prayers. Love you all until next time…Oh and if you substitute anything for eggs please let me know what it turned out like .xxxxxxx