Showing posts with label food recipe. Show all posts
Showing posts with label food recipe. Show all posts

28/06/2016

Asparagus, bacon & mushrooms snack

Hellooo :) 
Today I wanna share with you my latest kitchen product - a very fast, easy to prepare, delicious snack: asparagus rolled in bacon, with mushrooms. 


Ingredients: 
500 gr asparagus 
250 gr mushrooms
200 gr bacon
2-3 cloves garlic
cheese - optional
salt, pepper
baking paper
preparation time: 10 min
cooking time: 10-12 min


Sooo, first, the asparagus should be cleaned - google how to do it, if you are not sure, because asparagus is such a delicate vegetable, it would be a waste of money to spoil it. 


Second, you only need to cut the mushrooms and garlic into pieces. Then you lay down the garlic pieces on the bacon and you roll it around the asparagus sticks. Garlic inside :P 
Lay down all the asparagus sticks in the tray and shove it in the oven for 10-12 min, at 200 °C




When it is done, you can add cheese (I used 2 types of cheese, that explains the green colour - it was cheese with basil), turn off the oven, and let the cheese melt couple of minutes. 
Then it is ready to be served, with a glass of wine, of course :)))

Bon appetit! 




11/07/2015

Onion soup with a twist

Helloooo :)
This time I thought to share with you a little recipe for impressive results - the onion soup.
I tried to follow the French recipe so here are the ingredients I used:


  • 1 kilo onion 
  • 1,5l water but it would be better to use chicken stock 
  • fresh black pepper 
  • butter  - 2 tea spoons 
  • salt 

So I guess the most difficult part is to cut the onion, after cutting 2 of them, I almost gave up so I remembered I have this little vegetable chopper in my kitchen: 


Then I fried the onion only a bit in the butter, then added the water/stock, spices, and let it boil for abut one hour. 
When it got a more jelly-like texture, I added again some fresh pepper ;) 

For serving, I wanted to keep it more diet friendly so instead of the French recipe which calls for croutons, I decided to replace them with fried mushrooms et voila: 


It is delicious and as you can see very easy to make. 
Let me know your opinions. 

Kiss, kisses, 




12/04/2015

Easy bake and no egg cake!

Hello :) 
Hope you all enjoyed the Easter Holidays and  had a wonderful time with your families. 
Because it is spring and we are already looking forward to the bikini body, I know cakes are out of the question, but once in a while, I guess we can indulge ourselves :) 
Here is what I managed to put together, with whatever ingredients I had in the fridge/cabinets. 
It is very easy to bake and not (very) fat either. 

So what you need: 
- 1 banana; 
- 250 gr flour; 
- juice from 1/2 orange;
- 1/2 cup sugar; 
- 2-3 spoons of oil; 
- baking powder; 
- 1 cube of dark chocolate; 
- 50 ml milk; 
- peel from an orange;
- baking paper. 


First, pre-heat the oven at 180 °C. I peeled the orange and grated the little piece of chocolate, also I smashed the banana and squeezed the juice from the orange (only half of it): 


The rest is easy: you need to mix the banana, the chocolate flakes, orange peel & juice, add the sugar, and the oil. And then gradually add the flour. I also mixed the baking powder with a bit of lemon juice and added the milk to the overall dough: 


Then I prepared the baking tray, covering it in baking paper and poured in the dough.
It stays in the over for about 30-40 min, at 180 °C. When it is done, don't take it out immediately, but let it "rest" in the oven. 



The result is very fluffy and yummy, you can actually feel the banana taste. For the future I would try to add more orange ;) 



Bon App├ętit!


08/07/2013

Apple cake as a summer day :)

Hello, dears :) I have decided to share with you my journey in the kitchen, too. Since I have made a hobby out of cooking, I thought to post the recipes of the most appreciated dishes I have tried. So for this time, I choose the apple cake. Well, this time was apple cake but it can work with other fruits, as well: strawberries, apricots, forest fruits, etc. If you are a fan of fast cakes, this is the recipe for you. As a measure, I used the cup in the photos. Next time, promise to include photos from the making of, too. So here we go:

Ingredients: 

1.5 cup flour 
5 eggs
1 cup sugar
3 teaspoons vanilla sugar 
grated peel from one lemon 
2 tablespoons sour cream fat at least 34% 
2-3 pinches of cinnamon  
1 pinch of salt 
1 teaspoon of baking powder
5 medium size apples  
1 tablespoon lemon juice

Time required: 

15 minutes to prepare it
45 minutes in the oven at 180° C
30 minutes to eat it (kidding :)) 




First thing is to set the temperature of the oven at about 100° C to get it hot, because the preparation time is rather short. Wash and cut the apples into pieces, as big as you like them, do not peel them. Pour a bit of lemon juice on them to avoid the oxidation. In two plastic bowls, separate the white part from the yolks. Add the pinch of salt on the white parts of eggs and mix/whisk them very very well, until they become  like a foam that is not leaking out from the bowl, if you turn the bowl upside-down :) This is one of the secrets of this cake. While you mix the white part you can add half of the cup of sugar, gently. In the other bowl, add the rest of sugar on the yolks, mix them, well, this time with a regular wooden spoon, not mixer. Start adding the flour, slowly, step by step. Then add the vanilla sugar, the lemon peel, cinnamon, and sour cream. In a small cup put the baking powder and add lemon juice on top, mix it for a couple of seconds then add it on the rest of ingredients. This whole dough will get more difficult to stir it, but no worries, once you start to add the white parts, things will get easier. Do not use the mixer when you add the mixed white parts on top of the other ingredients. Use only the wooden spoon and try to incorporate the white parts gently. This will help the cake to rise and to be fluffy at the end. 
Prepare the tray as it is more convenient to you: you can use baking paper or you can try to use a bit of butter for the bottom and walls of the tray, then add bread crumbs. 
Lay a layer of apples on the bottom and then lay a layer of the dough, then add another layer and so on till you finish both the apples and the dough. 
Place it in the oven, set the temperature for 180° C and leave it there, for about 40-45 minutes, depending on your  oven. One important thing: do not open the oven's door in the next 15 minutes. If you want to check if it is done, use a toothpick to see how the cake is in the middle. If the toothpick gets out clean, it is time to switch off the oven. Then, another important advice, do not take out the cake immediately, try to leave the oven's door barely open for another 5 minutes, then open it at about 1/2 of the whole range. The heat from inside will maintain your cake soft and fluffy :) 
After it gets colder you can serve it next to whip cream or ice cream or eat it just like that. 
Bon appetit :) 

P.S: Let me know if you tried this recipe :)