challenging

Dishes that require hihg level of skill, effort and attention but still manageable at home.

Peking duck

Peking duck.
Total time
1 hour, 30 minutes
Yield
6 servings

The key to good Peking duck is the elaborate preparation that takes place before cooking. The bird should be thoroughly plucked and cleaned. Then it must be wiped, preferably with a bit of gin and hung to dry. Let the air flow through the bird for several hours. Keep the mouth open, a small cardboard tube works well.

Jelly doughnuts

Total time
1 hour
Yield
12 servings

Jelly donuts make a great dessert or snack for your Hanukkah celebration or for any other occasion. This recipe takes time to prepare but it is worth it.

Jiao zi

Total time
1 hour, 30 minutes
Yield
12 servings

Jiao Zi (or Gow Gee, in the Mandarin dialect) is a concoction made of dough stuffed with meat and/or vegetables. It is often served as part of dim sum. Proper preparation takes a bit of time and effort. But the results, when done correctly, are well worth it. Discover how to make jiao zi.

Rum spiked horchata

Total time
5 hours
Yield
4 servings

Making horchatas is time consuming, but completely worth the wait. It’s a good idea to start preparing it the day before you plan to drink it so it has plenty of time to process and chill.