vineri, 25 decembrie 2015

Rich chocolate and raspberry brownies

Yum, yum, and yum again...

200 gr dark chocolate, chopped, 150 gr unsalted butter, diced, 4 eggs, 200 gr light, soft brown sugar, 75 gr plain flour, 25 gr cocoa powder, 200 gr raspberries, icing sugar, to dust

Heat the oven to 180 degrees. Melt the chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of gently simmering water, stirring occasionaly.
Whisk together the eggs and sugar until thick, add the melted chocolate and stir thoroughly. Sift in the flour and cocoa powder and fold gently using a metal spoon. Pour half the mixture into the tin and scatter over half the raspberries. Cover with the remaining brownie mixture and scater over the rest of the raspberries. 
Bake in the centre of the oven for 20 to 25 minutes, until just set but with a slight wobble in the middle. Be careful not to over-bake. Remove the tin to a wire rack to cool, remove the brownies from the tin and cut into 16 squares. Sift a little icing sugar over the top, if you like.

vineri, 18 decembrie 2015

Moroccan spiced cauliflower & almond soup

Good Foods strikes again :D

1 large cauliflower, 2 tbsp olive oil, ½ tsp each ground cinnamon, cumin and coriander, 2 tbsp harissa paste, plus extra drizzle, 1l hot vegetable or chicken stock, 50g toasted flaked almond, plus extra to serve

Cut the cauliflower into small florets. Fry olive oil, ground cinnamon, cumin and coriander and harissa paste for 2 mins in a large pan. Add the cauliflower, stock and almonds. Cover and cook for 20 mins until the cauliflower is tender. Blend soup until smooth, then serve with an extra drizzle of harissa and a sprinkle of toasted almonds.

vineri, 11 decembrie 2015

Broccoli-Blumenkohl-Tarte mit Räucherlachs

1 pack puff pastry, 250 gr cauliflower. 250g broccoli, 3 eggs, 100 gr smoked salmon, 350 ml water, 150 gr creme fraiche, 1 bag Maggi Fix & fresh broccoli gratin

Preheat the oven.
Wash and cut the cauliflower and broccoli into florets. Cut the smoked salmon into strips. Heat 250 ml of water and boil the broccoli and cauliflower for 5-6 min.
Grease a tart tin (diameter 26cm) with puff pastry, distribute the vegetables and salmon evenly on the pastry.
Boil 100 ml water, stir the Maggi fix, remove for heat, add the cream and let it cool slightly. Beat the eggs, mix with the gratinsauce and pour over the vegetables..
Cut the remaining pastry into strips and cover the tart with it. Place in the oven to bake for about 30 minutes.

luni, 7 decembrie 2015


100 g zucchini, 1 small red bell pepper, 250 grams of chicken breast, 1 tsp sunflower oil, 200 ml of soup, 50 ml cream, 1 tsp curry

Wash the zucchini, cut in half lengthwise and cut into thin slices. Wash peppers, remove the seeds and white inner skins and cut into strips. Wash chicken breast, pat dry and cut into small cubes. In a nonstick pan fry in oil the meat, add vegetables and cook. Pour the soup and cream and bring to a boil. Add the curry and boil for 5 minutes. Bind with cornflour until the desired smoothness. Serve the curry chicken stir-fry with brown rice.

vineri, 4 decembrie 2015

Food Bloggers Conference

And the day of the Conference arrived :D
I had a great time, seeing familiar faces, making new friends and listening to the different subjects regarding food in general...
And did I mention the food we tasted there? OMG, I'm getting hungry again!!!