vineri, 30 iulie 2010

Moist chocolate cake

300g bittersweet chocolate, crushed, 200g butter, 5 eggs, 100g caster sugar
To serve: 300ml cream, 250g blueberries (or other seasonal fruit)

Preheat oven to 160 ° C. Butter a round tray, diameter 25 cm.
Put butter and chocolate in a saucepan and leave to simmer until they melt. Mix eggs with sugar using a mixer until the mixture thickens and doubles its volume (takes about 5 minutes). Add the chocolate and butter and mix well until incorporated.
Pour the mixture obtained in the tray and bake it for 40-45 minutes until its surface is hard to the touch. Remove the tray from the oven and leave it to cool 30-45 minutes.
You can serve hot when it is still soft and creamy, or you can wait until chocolate is cool and solid. However you choose to serve, add cream and blueberries.

joi, 29 iulie 2010

Reamonn - Yesterday

Hurray, the latest Reamonn video is here!
Amazing as ever ;)

miercuri, 28 iulie 2010

Sweet potatoes Soup

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2 tablespoons curry powder, 1 kg sweet potato cut into cubes, 2 onions chopped, 1 liter vegetable or chicken broth, 200 ml milk, 400g drained canned chickpeas, salt, pepper, 4 tablespoons cream

Heat a little bit of oil in a large pot on the stove. Add the onion and the potatoes, leave for 5 minutes, then add the curry, broth and milk and bring to a boil. Reduce temperature and let it boil for 20 minutes until potatoes are done. Add the cream and then put the soup in a food processor and mix it. Add the chickpeas, season with salt, pepper and a little bit of balsamic vinegar and serve.

marți, 27 iulie 2010

Fettucine with cream, basil and cheese

Hey, hey is pasta day today :))
Cheap, easy and fast... what more can you ask for?

4 Bacon slices chopped thick, 4 Green onions chopped, 1 Cup Whipping cream, 1/2 Cup Parmesan freshly grated, 1/2 Cup Romano freshly grated, 1/3 Cup Basil chopped fresh, 1/2 Pound Fettuccine, Salt and freshly ground pepper, Parmesan freshly grated, Romano freshly grated

Cook bacon in heavy medium skillet over medium heat until beginning to brown. Add green onions and stir until softened, about 1 minute. Add cream and simmer until beginning to thicken, about 1 minute. Mix in 1/2 cup Romano cheese, 1/2 cup Parmesan, and chopped fresh basil.
Meanwhile, cook fettuccine in large pot of boiling salted water until just tender but still firm to bite, stirring occasionally. Drain well. Return to hot pot. Add sauce and stir to coat. Season with salt and pepper. Serve immediately, passing additional cheese separately.

duminică, 18 iulie 2010

Pallas Cat Kittens

Can they get any cuter than this?
I don't think so :))
You can watch them on Youtube on WildlifeHeritage Channel their development...

vineri, 16 iulie 2010

Curry Indian soup with cajou nuts

1 leek, 1 apple, 1 banana, 1 tablespoon oil, 1 tablespoon butter, 1 tablespoon curry, salt, ground pepper, 1 teaspoon sugar, grated ginger, 500 ml vegetable soup, 50 g cashew nuts

Wash the leek and cut it in rings. Peel the apple and banana and cut them in cubes.
Heat the oil and the butter in a pot. Add the leeks, apple cubes and bananas and fry for 5 minutes. Season with curry, salt, pepper, sugar and ginger, mixing constantly.
Pour the vegetable broth and cook for another 15 minutes.
Finally mix and season it. Roast the nuts and add them to the soup.

miercuri, 7 iulie 2010

Veal with cajou nuts and couscous

700 g leg of veal, 150 g cajou nuts, 200 g couscous, 100 g butter, 1 small onion, 600 ml vegetable broth, 2 teaspoons soy sauce, 1 teaspoon sugar, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, chopped coriander, salt, pepper

Cut the meat into 1 cm thick stripes, fry them in butter until browned, then add chopped onions, crushed nuts, soy sauce, sugar, lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste. After 3-4 minutes remove the meat, and keep it warm on a covered plate.
Put couscous in the hot soup and mix thoroughly until it absorbs all the broth. Put the chopped coriander, salt and pepper, mix well.
Serve the meat with hot cajou nuts sauce and couscous.