In 2009, my life got in the way of cooking and blogging so I didn’t manage to complete as many challenges as I has hoped.
To address that, in 2010 I’ve reduced the challenges from 40-something to only 20 listed under five categories:
1. New Ingredients: using an ingredient I’ve never cooked with before
2. Learn About: focusing on a type of dish, national cuisine or cooking technique.
3. Find Recipes: scouring the world for a decent recipe.
4. Coveted Recipes: cooking a recipe I’ve had for a long time but never managed to make.
5. Invent Recipes: make my own version of something.
I’ve also decided to create a new challenge for myself by listing all delicious meals I’ve eaten elsewhere and trying to recreate them. I’ll create a second post for these, since I don’t want to limit this list to 2010. What I’ll do is continually add to the list as I eat new and wonderful dishes, and link back to the original post when I attempt each dish myself. I plan this to be an ongoing challenge.
For these food memories, click here.
But here are the 2010 Food Challenges . . . .
Cook with new ingredients:
Achacha (tropical fruit) - COMPLETED achacha thirst quencher
Goat - COMPLETE goat cutlets with agrodolce sauce
Lavender - COMPLETE (lavender-honey ice cream)
Rosella Flowers - COMPLETE (rosella flowers in syrup)
Native Australian Ingredients - MADE rosellas in syrup, bought strawberry gum, aniseed myrtle & wattleseed
Ice Cream - MADE lavender-honey plus Passionfruit, Dark Chocolate, Strawberry & Cardamom, Soursop, and Pomegranate Frozen Yoghurt
Find recipes for:
Ma Po Dou Fu (Chinese Pork Mince & Tofu)
Singapore Chilli Crab completed 2011
Passionfruit Curd - COMPLETE
Passionfruit Marshmallows - COMPLETE
Cook coveted recipes:
Lemon Buttermilk Ice Cream
Baby Potatoes w Blood Sausage & Crisp Parsley
Armenian Yoghurt Soup w Dumplings - COMPLETE
Invent recipes for:
Green Papaya/Mango Salad
Musk Ice Cream
Custard Tart - COMPLETE (clove & orange custard tart)