Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Tuscan style Bread

Tuscan style Bread
I love this one...! Very tasty just with butter or with a nice salami or ham.

"Tuscan style Bread"

- 500g white flour
- 2tsp dried yeast
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 300ml warm water

In a large bowl mix the flour with sugar, salt yeast and water. Knead at least for 10 min. Let the dough rest for 1 hour in a warm place covered with cling-film.
 Turn out the dough onto floured surface and punch down. Divide into 2 square pieces and flatten them. Start to roll the dough loosely from one end until you have something looking like a loaf. place loafs on a baking tray covered by baking paper and wait another hour.
Preheat oven to 180 C. Use a knife to score the loafs straight down the middle.
Bake for about 20 min.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Butterfly cakes

Butterfly cakes
Probably I am starting to miss Spring...

"Butterfly cakes"

- 150g soft butter
- 150g sugar
- 180g self raising flour
- 3 eggs, bitten
- a few drops valilla extract

For buttercream:

- 150g soft butter
- 250g icing sugar
- 1 tsp lemon juice

Preheat oven to 180 C. Stand 12 silicone cases on a baking tray.
Putt all the cake ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Divide the cake mixture between the cake cases.
Bake around 20 min until gold.

Cream: put the butter and sugar in a bowl and beat well with electric whisk until smooth, add the lemon juice in the end.

Cut out a round from the center top of each cake and cut them in half.

Put the buttercream into the cavity of each cake. Reposition the 2 halves of the rounds on each cake so they resemble butterfly wings.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Coffee Cookies

Coffee Cookies
What can I say? They are simple to prepare and tasty....

"Coffee Cookies"

- 5 tbsp hot! milk
- 2 tbsp instant coffee
- 1 egg
- 225g flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 110g butter
- 110g brown sugar

Heat the oven to 170C.
Mix coffee with a hot milk.
Beat the butter and sugar, add an egg, flour and baking powder. Strain in the coffee and mix until blended.
Place spoonfuls of the cookies dough on a baking tray. Bake about 15 min.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Carrot, Tomato and Coconut soup

Carrot, Tomato and Coconut soup
For lazy people. Simple and tasty.

"Carrot, Tomato and Coconut soup."

- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1 big garlic gloves, chopped
- 1 spoon olive oil
- 1 can tomatoes
- 1 can coconut milk
- salt, pepper

Heat oil in the pot and fry onion with garlic. Add some kurkuma if you like. Add carrots, tomatoes and cook for a while. Pour water into the pot to cover vegetables, add salt and pepper and cook for 20 min.
Pour coconut milk into the soup and use a blender to mix soup well until smooth.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Gluten free waffles

Gluten free breakfast waffles
My daughter's idea... but tasty. You can freeze for later use!

"Gluten free breakfast waffles"

• 2 cups gluten free flour
• 1 Tablespoon sugar
• 1 Tablespoon baking powder
• 3 eggs, separated
• 2 cups milk
• 1/2 cup butter or margarine
• 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
• Maple syrup, golden syrup or fruit for serving

• Preheat your oven to 200 degrees.
• Combine the flour, sugar, and baking powder in a bowl.
• Beat the egg whites until stiff in a separate bowl or pot.
• Add the egg yolks, milk, butter and vanilla to the flour mix and whisk together.
• Gently fold the egg whites into the batter.
• Pour the batter into a silicon waffle mould. There should be enough batter for several moulds or several batches.
• Bake for 12 min or until golden.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Roasted Tomato and Avocado toast

Roasted Tomato and Avocado toast
I love this tomato! So tasty...

"Roasted Tomato and Avocado toast"

- 8 plum tomatoes
- 2 tsp oil
- 1tsp brown sugar
- 1 tsp wine vinegar
- 1/2 tsp sweet paprika
- 2 tsp goat butter
- 1 big, ripe avocado
- juice from 1 lemon
Favorite bread to toast.

Preheat oven to 170stC. Slice the tomatoes in half and put on a tray with baking paper.
Mix oil, sugar, vinegar and paprika together. Pour the oil onto tomatoes and bake them for almost 1 hour.
In the meantime remove skin and stone from the avocado and mash the flesh roughly in a bowl with the lemon juice, salt and fresh pepper.
Chargrill the bread on a griddle pan then spread with the butter.
Divide the avocado between the toasts and top with the tomatoes.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Citrus salad with seeds

Citrus salad with seeds
For an amazing morning or lazy afternoon...

"Citrus salad with seeds"

- 1 big orange
- 1 red grapefruit
- 1 clementine
- pumpkin seeds
- 1 tbsp honey

Peel the orange, grapefruit and clementine. Remove the pith. Slice and arrange on a plate.
Tip pumpkin seeds on a hot pan and fry them for 1 min. Mix with a honey and heat together for a while.
Stir the remaining honey on a top of of the citrus salad.