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Pasta I can eat just about any day of the week. I think I have said it before, but I will tell you again; it is the perfect meal for using leftovers. Tom and I have had a fabulous weekend with lots of sunshine and a really nice foodfestival called “the weekend of the rolling kitchens” which was held in Amsterdam. The festival was held from the 2nd of June till the 5th of June and we were wise to pick the saturday to go there as the weather was perfect, nice and sunny while on sunday it rained the entire day.
Chocolate mousse with olive oil and eggy bread Rich and velvety; those are the words that describe this chocolate mousse the best. I got the idea for making this little dish from Masterchef Australia where they got some ingredients in the mystery box that could have made a chocolate mousse and eggy bread or french toast. This is also my entry for Paperchef where the ingredients to use for this month were chocolate, lime, bread and berries. The lime is in the eggmix by the way. You don’t see it but it’s there allright!
Click to enlarge I came up with this when I got annoyed at the recipes out there that call for a million and one ingredients. Pancakes are supposed to be simple comfort food! Nevertheless, this base recipe gives you a lot of room to experiment and play around. I’ll probably post derivatives of this recipe down the road, but for now, enjoy! Ingredients (this makes enough for 4 pancakes as shown above). 1/2 cup all purpose flour (or bread flour) 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder (be generous now) 1 Extra large egg 1/2 cup of water/milk or liquid (good eye visitors!)
Upgrade the classic American breakfast from basic to impressive in a few simple steps. Bacon, Egg & Cheese Cups A meal from a muffin pan? It’s true!
In some cruel, cruel parallel universe where I were forced to choose between cookies and cakes, cake would never win, even if topped with the most perfect plop of pink butter cream frosting (because pink tastes better, oh yes, it does) and brightly-colored confetti sprinkles.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees with rack in center. Prepare the batter: Place chocolate in a medium heatproof bowl, and set it over a medium saucepan of barely simmering water; stir chocolate until melted and smooth. Remove bowl from heat, and set aside to cool slightly.
Tonight's dinner came together in the way it does so rarely. The fridge really needed to get cleaned out, but I didn't particularly care to send everything on its way to the compost bin. I couldn't stomach eating the rest of the cottage cheese as a snack again. Do you ever do that-- get something that you really enjoy for the first couple of times, and then it just sits there until you toss it?
Anzac Biscuits (Cookies) Have you ever thought you’d made some great new discovery only to find out that the discovery had actually been made years before and that, furthermore, you were late to the party? Well, that was the case with these Anzac cookies, or biscuits as they’re called in Australia. My expectations for these cookies was quite low; their name is from the acronym for the Australia New Zealand Army Corps.
There is something so beautiful about a simple plate of pasta. One of the simplest is when it’s dressed with a basic tomato sauce. This 5 ingredient sauce easily comes together in less than 30 minutes and can be used for a variety of dishes.
How often does it happen that you’re planning a camping trip or a vacation to a self-catering apartment somewhere and you have to pack a million different containers for all the different food stuffs you need to take? Sugar, milk, coffee…no more. With Cafe Enrista’s nifty and convenient sachets, all you need is boiling water.
Preparation time : 10 min | Serves 4 persons This Bruschetta recipe is inspired from a famous American Restaurant Olive Garden. This recipe is taken from Ron Douglas’s best selling cookbook America’s Secret Recipes (get 5 sample recipes) that contains hundreds of copy cat recipes of many popular restaurants in U.S. Ingredients: 3 firm roma tomatoes (finely diced) ¼ tsp salt 1 tbsp minced fresh basil 2 tsp minced garlic 1 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese 2 tsp diced marinated sun-dried tomatoes Pinch of dried parsley flakes 2 tsp extra-virgin olive oil 1 tsp white vinegar 9-10 slices Italian bread 1 cup Ricotta cheese (cubed) Procedure:
Why did I ever think making pancakes was difficult? Before I worked here at King Arthur Flour, I couldn’t even make box-mix pancakes, where all you do is add water to the bleached flour/dextrose/partially hydrogenated cottonseed oil mix. Come to think of it, maybe that’s why I couldn’t make good pancakes—because I was using a box mix full of bleached flour, dextrose, and partially hydrogenated cottonseed oil. Now that I’ve worked here 19 years, I’ve learned a thing or two about pancakes. Like how to make moist, eggy pancakes out of flour, eggs, milk, butter, salt, and baking powder.
If you’re having a lil déjà vu and think you’ve seen the above photograph on a site or two, it means you’re following me on Twitter, and are privy to the fact that I’ve included this recipe when I guest-blogged over at Chai & Biskut a couple of days ago, and mentioned it on my other blog . Now if you find the photograph absolutely new to you, it means you must surely have a good excuse for not following me on Twitter you’re missing out on the easiest chocolate cake recipe. And even though I find the name ‘Five-Minute Chocolate Mug Cake’ enticing enough, I understand the doubts the naysayers out there may have, and hence, here are five reasons I believe you should give this a try.
Posted on July 8, 2009 by Erin Let me start off by saying that these cookies are pure genuis. We recently moved, and before we had everything unpacked, I found myself wanting something chocolate for a snack but didn’t have room to make a huge mess, and didn’t have my kitchen organized yet, so I needed something simple. I enjoy baking cookies, but it can be time consuming to keep waiting on batches to cook (although sometimes this problem can be solved by baking a few at a time and freezing the rest of the dough). These were perfect because you can have a delicious snack in less than 15 minutes, and they also contain my favorite dessert combination: chocolate and peanut butter.