Worth the Wait: 5 Recipes that Take Time
For someone who has never had much experience cooking, it can be quite difficult the first time. You are trying to follow the recipe and do everything you are being told, but nothing seems to go well. But as long as you don’t burn your kitchen down, it can’t be all that bad.
Over time, you will begin trying different recipes and find that not all can be completed within a half hour. Some recipes take hours or in some cases, days. Good things come to those who wait, so we are going to dive into some of those recipes that take more than just an afternoon to prepare.
Eating oxtail may never have crossed your mind, but it is quite delicious and perfect for a cold winter day. So, how long does oxtail stew take? All-in-all, the entire process will take about 12 hours.
But fear not! You won’t have to work tirelessly those 12 hours (at that point a piece of toast would sound better), but it is important to let all of the ingredients sit together to bring out the maximum flavor. The list of ingredients is quite long, as are the instructions, but it is definitely worth a try soon.
One of the best Asian food dishes out there, dumplings come in many different shapes and sizes. Plus, they can be filled with various meats and vegetables of your liking. Depending on the dumplings you want, the entire process can take anywhere from just a few hours to three days.
As with oxtail stew, you won’t have to work constantly for that time. That amount of time is to let your ingredients that go inside the dumplings chill and set properly. You will also need to practice at actually making the dumplings yourself, as the process can be a bit tedious and difficult if you are not used to the smaller steps.
Portuguese egg tarts
For those of you who have traveled to the Iberian country, you surely tried the egg tarts which are locally called pasteis de nata. These delicious tarts come cheap and aplenty, and you will often see the same people heading back day after day.
First, you have to make the dough, which usually requires an entire day to settle and chill. The dough itself can take an hour to properly make. Once you pull the dough out of the freezer, the process of making these delicious tarts takes anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour. Just be prepared to be licking your lips the whole time.
Let’s step away from the desserts and back into the regular meals. Falafel is a classic dish of the Meditteranean cuisine that requires an extensive list of ingredients, but is quite easy to make.
The entire process takes a little less than 24 hours, as the longest process is letting the chickpeas soak for the appropriate amount of time, usually about 16-18 hours. Once that is complete, you will need to mash them together with all the spices. Then it is back to the fridge for about one hour. After all that, you can finally fry your falafel on the stove. It can be served as a snack, in a sandwich or mixed together with other foods. It is also quite healthy and is ideal for those that are on a workout plan.
Yes, you might be wondering how in the world you can make sausage at home. After all, it is one of the more ideal foods to pick up at the grocery store and call it a day. But hear us out. Making your own sausage allows you to add plenty of your own seasoning and make it a delicious meal for everyone. There are plenty of options for sausage, as you can take chorizo, Italian sausage or lamb and make it your own.
Before you take your homemade sausages to the next neighborhood BBQ, you are going to want to invest in some kitchen tools such as a grinder and sausage stuffer. The cost may put you off, but if you want to feel like a real butcher then this is the way to go. All-in-all, the process will take you most of the day, and it is definitely the most labor intensive recipe on our list.