Surprise Korean Dinner & Strawberry Cheesecake Cups

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My son’s girlfriend’s parents were in town from Alabama to see the Inaugural Game for the Stevenson University Mustangs – Shannon is in the Marching Band and this was their first big show. The plan was for the kids to make Sunday Roast for us but.. the Best Laid Plans!  So Shannon’s mom, with the helps of the kids, put together an amazing Korean feast – I don’t know what everything is but it was all delicious.  My Heart planned a scrumptious, spectacular dessert experiment, which is where we are going to start!
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Started with filo dough, two or three sheets, spread with almond paste – the edges were brushed with beaten egg white to help seal everything during the baking process
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This was repeated a second time and then the whole rectangle was draped / pressed over the overturned custard cups. They baked for approximately 25 minutes until golden brown.  The goal is to make a “cup” for the rest of the dessert.
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We have one “set” of filo dough left so my Heart decided to make some “cigarettes” as a garnish – two or three sheets spread with almond paste and rolled, egg white wash and sprinkle of sugar then baked until golden brown
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One of the final “bowls”

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Spicy pork with tofu & Spicy chicken
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A type of kim chee using cucumbers picked from Shannon’s mom’s garden & dried – fresh traditional kim chee including fresh cabbage and turnip
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I believe these are Kkaenip using Perilla – Gaeran Jim: Korean Steamed Egg
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Dinner was delicious!
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Next – Dessert: Filo cups filled with chopped strawberries and topped with an amaretto cheese cake, garnished with almond paste “cigarette” and a strawberry fan.  My Heart thought about how we did cups and we’re going to try a different method next time to make more of a “bowl” shape.

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