challenging

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

Steak Johannesburg

Total time
50 minutes
Yield
2 servings

Steaks grilled in the best South African tradition, served with grilled asparagus with orange and nutmeg Hollandaise, and cumin flavored chickpeas. This is not as challenging as it may seem as long as the orange juice reduction is ready in advance.

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.

Mole from Mexico

Total time
2 hours, 30 minutes
Yield
12 servings

The basic ingredients are straightforward enough, though some of them may require a bit of digging to locate. There's quite a bit of preparation to make a fine mole, but the effort is worth it, as a taste of the results will prove.

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.