Don’t these peanut erasers remind you of mameshiba?
It’s been a good week of rainy day activities at home. I’m finishing/starting some new projects, filling envelopes with little paper goodies for my snail mail friends, working on a Kate Bush cover, and planning a weekend trip to the Tibetan mountains.
I’m not on the best continent for this, but I love dark beer packed with flavors, especially some Delirium Nocturnum.
A photo of Tibetan prayer flags by kdriese.
My province borders Tibet to the northwest, and I live near quite a few Tibetan restaurants in town. I had no idea what to expect when I ordered a jug of freshly churned Tibetan Yak butter tea, but it was deliciously nutty and creamy. I’m planning a trip up to Shangri-la for the upcoming weekend.
Irish Fifteens Recipe
(altered from allrecipes)
15 large marshmallows, chopped
15 digestive biscuits or graham crackers, crushed
15 red candied cherries, chopped
2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
1 cup coconut flakes
1. Combine the chopped marshmallows, crushed crackers, and cherries in a big bowl.
2. Stir in the sweetened condensed milk until the mixture becomes evenly moist.
3. Use your hands to roll the mixture into little balls and coat them with coconut flakes.
4. Cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate it for 2-3 hours before serving.
I made a big batch of Irish fifteens, and brought them to class to share. I’d actually never heard of fifteens before, but they’re Irish refrigerator cookies with candied cherries and marshmallows. They’re traditionally rolled into a log-shape, coated in coconut flakes, refrigerated, and then cut into fifteen slices before serving. I just decided to make them into little balls, because I really liked the small bites of the cookie coated in plenty of coconut flakes!
P.S. Do you know any other non-baked dessert recipes? If so, please do share! I’m living without an oven for a few months!