Thursday, January 19, 2012

Chinese New Year: Year of the Dragon Party Ideas

this awesome party is from Kara's Party Ideas!
I LOVE the cake!!!!

this is from another post from Kara's Party Ideas

Make Fortune cookies from cupcake wrappers
this is so easy and cute (year round!)
Make Paper Lanterns from Family Fun Magazine

Bruce Lee Movie
"Enter the Dragon"
A recipe for 
"Magic Dragon Puffs"
3/4 cup water
1/4 cup butter or margarine, cut up
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3 eggs
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh chives
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil leaves

1 Heat oven to 425°F. Line 2 cookie sheets with cooking parchment paper. In 2-quart saucepan, heat water, butter and salt to rolling boil over medium heat. When butter is melted, remove from heat; stir in flour all at once until blended. 2 Return to medium heat; cook 1 to 1 1/2 minutes, stirring constantly, until dough forms a ball and leaves a slight film on side of pan. 3 Remove from heat; stir in eggs, one at a time, stirring until thoroughly mixed. Stir in Parmesan cheese, chives and basil. On cookie sheets, drop by heaping teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart into 1 1/4-inch mounds, making 30 mounds. 4 Bake about 20 minutes or until golden brown and set. Remove from oven; with tip of sharp knife, make small slit in side of each puff to allow steam to escape. Bake 5 to 8 minutes longer or until dry and firm.
These airy little puffs can be cut in half and filled with 1 tablespoon of your favorite salad such as egg salad, tuna salad, ham salad or seafood salad.
Puffs can be baked in advance and stored in airtight containers. Reheat on ungreased cookie sheets at 350°F 5 to 10 minutes.

Happy Year of the Dragon!
(This is special because I am a Dragon and so is my Daughter!!!)
I heart Dragons!


amerileira said...

How did you make the cake?

Cheryl said...

this cake was from a party posted on Kara's Party Ideas
click on link under photos...
It is a beautiful cake! I wish I could take the credit for it!
Happy baking!

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