sâmbătă, 28 septembrie 2013

Beet Slaw

Whisk 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar, 2 teaspoons salt, 1 teaspoon honey and 1/2 cup olive oil.
Toss with 1/2 head shredded red cabbage and 1 shredded raw beet.
Top with chopped pistachios.

vineri, 27 septembrie 2013

Lemon Mousse

It's such an easy recipe and soo fresh and tasty...

284ml carton double cream, 1 lemon, juiced and zested, 60g caster sugar, 2 egg whites

Put the cream, lemon zest and sugar into a large bowl and whisk them together until the mixture starts to thicken. Add the lemon juice and whisk again until the mixture thickens further, don’t let it get too stiff or you won’t be able fold in the egg whites.
Whisk the egg whites until they form soft peaks and then fold them into the lemon mixture. Spoon the mousse into 4 glasses and chill. Decorate with extra zest if you like.

joi, 26 septembrie 2013

marți, 24 septembrie 2013

Bastille - Pompeii

Heard them in a commercial, it took me a while to discover who was singing...

miercuri, 18 septembrie 2013

Lemon Raspberry Semifreddo

6 ounces raspberries (3/4 cup), thawed if frozen, 2 tablespoons sugar, 2 cups heavy cream, 1 cup lemon curd, 10 ladyfingers

Line a 4 1/2-by-8 1/2-inch loaf pan with 2 sheets of plastic wrap, leaving a 3-inch overhang on long sides. In a blender, puree raspberries and sugar, scraping down sides as needed. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve, pressing on solids; discard solids.
In a large bowl, whip cream until soft peaks form. With a rubber spatula, fold in lemon curd. Spoon 2 cups cream mixture into pan and smooth top. Dip ladyfingers in raspberry puree and arrange in pan, parallel to long edges. Pour remaining raspberry puree on ladyfingers. Top with remaining cream mixture and smooth top.
Wrap pan with overhanging plastic and freeze 8 hours (or up to 2 weeks). To serve, invert onto a serving platter, remove plastic, and slice.

miercuri, 11 septembrie 2013

Prosciutto, Pear and Arugula Rolls

2 ripe but firm pears, cored and halved, 1 tsp lemon juice, 2 large handfuls of arugula, 12 thin slices prosciutto, 1 oz Shaved Parmesan, 24 cocktail sticks (toothpicks)

Cut each pear half into 4 long pieces, to make 16. You’ll only need 12, so you can eat the rest.
Combine the pears and lemon juice and season.
Put a pear slice and a few leaves of arugual on each prosciutto slice. Add a shaving of Parmesan (I recommend just buying a block of parmesan and shaving it with a potato peeler). Roll tightly and secure with 2 toothpicks.
Roll all the others, then cut each in half in between the toothpicks.

luni, 9 septembrie 2013

Schokomousse-Torte mit Himbeeren

Very rich and sweet, but soooooo delicious :D

300 g + 200 g + 100 g dark chocolate, 400 g + 100 g whipped cream, oil, 100 g ladyfingers, 25 g butter, 500 g mascarpone, 300 g low-fat quark, 100 g of sugar, 1 packet of vanilla sugar, 250 g raspberries, 25 g of coconut oil, 1 large freezer bag

Make the chocolate mousse the day before: Break 300 g chocolate into pieces. Heat 400 g cream. Melt the chocolate in the cream, pour it in two large mixing bowl, cover and let it chill overnight.
Coat a cake plate with a little oil. Put the ladyfingers in the freezer bag and crumble them with a cake roll. Break 200 g chocolate into pieces. Melt the chocolate with butter in a bain-marie. Mix with the ladyfingers. Pour it in the cake form and press down. Put it for 2 hours in the fridge.
Mix the mascarpone, ricotta, sugar and vanilla sugar with a mixer. Wash the raspberries. Mix briefly the chocolate mousse..
Spread some mascarpone cream on the bottom. Add half raspberries. Distribute the remaining mascarpone cream and chocolate cream. Distribute remaining raspberries over the cream, smooth the surface and let the cake chill for about 2 hours.
For the topping melt 100 g chocolate in 100 g of cream, and coconut butter, in a small saucepan stirring over low heat. Remove from heat and let cool for 20-30 minutes. Loosen cake from the mold edge. Distribute the topping evenly over cake. Let it chill for 1 hour.

sâmbătă, 7 septembrie 2013

Endive bites

4 Large heads white and.or red endive (trimmed and separated), 2/3 cup soft goat cheese, 5 unsweetened dried figs each cut into 6 pieces, 1/2 tsp ground black pepper, 1 tblsp raw honey

Fill bottom of each endive leaf with about 1 tsp of cheese arrange filled leaves on a platter. Top cheese with a piece of fig.
Sprinkle filled ends with pepper and drizzle with honey.

joi, 5 septembrie 2013

Marinated olives

1 lemon, 2 cloves of garlic, 1 tablespoon fennel seeds,  1 tablespoon parsley leaves, 1/4 cup olive oil, 2 cups olives

Rinse lemon and pat dry. Grate off zest and squeeze juice from one half. Peel garlic and mince along with fennel seeds and parsley leaves. 
Combine chopping ingredients with the olive oil and olives. Marinate for at least 2 hours.

miercuri, 4 septembrie 2013

duminică, 1 septembrie 2013

Best chocolate cake

200g chocolate, 175g butter, 130g flour, 325g sugar, 2 tablespoons vanilla extract, 3 eggs and 3 tablespoons milk

Melt chocolate and butter in a bain-marie and then mix them with the sugar, flour and vanilla extract. Then add the eggs and milk and blend well
Pour mixture into a baking tray lined with baking paper and greased with butter and bake it at 170C for 25 to 30 minutes, if you want it moist and gooey. If you prefer a little drier and crispier crust, you can leave up to 35 minutes. 
Let it cool for 10 minutes before cutting it.