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Ivan Teoh

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This year Christmas I want to try streaming Christmas pudding for one of the Christmas gathering. Most of the Christmas pudding contains suet. I did not make an effort to find it, so this recipe will replace suet with cold butter. One of my friends can't consume alcohol, so this recipe also can't have brandy.


The chayote fruit is used in mostly cooked forms. When cooked, chayote is usually handled like summer squash, it is generally lightly cooked to retain the crisp flavor. Though rare and often regarded as especially unpalatable and tough in texture, raw chayote may be added to salads or salsas, most often marinated with lemon or lime juice.

Chayote - Wikipedia


Praline can refer to confections made from nuts and sugar syrup, whether in whole pieces or a ground powder, or to any chocolate cookie containing the ground powder or nuts. Belgian pralines are different; they consist of a hard chocolate shell with a softer, sometimes liquid, filling. French pralines are a combination of almonds and caramelized sugar. American pralines also contain milk or cream and are therefore softer and creamier, resembling fudge.

Praline - Wikipedia

A new site, DoesCook, is borned due to my passion of cooking. Originally, I was using Python web framework, Django, to create the cooking site. Later, I decided to use Django CMS [1], Mezzanine, to ease my life. Then I realised I don't need CMS to manage this small cooking site. So I used static site generator, Nikola, for the cooking site and also this site. Once I finally the tool to create the site, I can concentrate more on the content. My previous post was more then a year ago. I should write more. Just 2013 was a busy year at work. Hopefully I will write more often in the future. If you come to this site for food, please visit my new site, DoesCook. Hope you enjoy the sites.

[1] Content Management System.