Friday, 18 August 2017

Apple Rose Tart

Do you know the feeling that when you watch a pastry video that looks so easy and shows a fantastic result?
Me too and 9 times out of 10 it's a disaster, especially when you cannot bake cakes like me. But there is hope for us and I found this recipe that is easy and looks nice, although some of the edges of the apple were darker than they should have been (not burnt taste though).
I have been lucky to use our apples from our bellefleur tree.

Shopping list:

3 Red apples
2 Round sheets of puff pastry
100 gr Custard (or what I did Creme Anglaise)
Apricot Jam
Brown sugar, but use white 'Kristal' if you don't have it
Sugar powder

It's easier to click on the video so you have the idea how to make it.


Monday, 22 May 2017

Green Curry

We all love Indian, Indonesian, Thai and Chinese food from time to time.
This recipe is from 24Kitchen with a bit of my self and although it was very nice, there have been a discussion that this isn't a Thai Green Curry as it was said.
I really don't care how you call it, but it was very tasty.

Don't worry if you cannot buy all ingredients.

Shopping list:

• 300 g (pandan) rice
• 600 ml of water
• 2 cm fresh ginger
• 2 cloves of garlic
• 2 stems of lemongrass
• 1 bunch of coriander
• 2 tablespoons of green curry paste
• olive oil
• 400 g chicken fillets
• 1 onion
• 1 lime
• 200 g of bean sprouts
• 1 tin of coconut milk (or use the one you have to melt in water..even better)
• 2 tablespoons of fish sauce/stock  (it doesn't matter if you don't have this)

How to prepare the dish
• Cut or grate the ginger.
• Peel the garlic.
• Cut  the lemon grass into pieces.
• Remove the stalks of the coriander and cut the leaves roughly.
• Prepare the garlic, ginger, coriander stalks, lemon grass and the green curry paste in the bar mixer for marinade. Make the mixture smooth with a spoon of olive oil.
• Cut the chicken into pieces and mix with the marinade.
• Peel and chop the onion.
• Heat a spoon of oil in a wok and fruit the onion. Add the chicken and bake for about 4 minutes.
• Remove the ends of the beans, halve the beans and add.
• Zest the lime. Halve the lime and add the juice together with the lime zest.
• Add the coconut milk and a small spoon of water and boil for about 5 minutes.
• Bring the curry to taste with the fish sauce, a little salt and freshly ground pepper.
• Cut the coriander leaves into pieces. Add half and warm briefly.

Monday, 23 January 2017

Mediterranean Stew

Boeuf bourguignon meat is very versatile and if you have time it's certainly worth to try various stews.

Attention: Allow at least 4 hours on the hob and stirr regularly
Not my photo

Shopping list:

• 50 g butter
• 200g bacon
• 1 leek, chopped (or onion)
• 600 g streaky beef steak, cubed (boeuf bourguignon meat)
• 2 large potatoes diced
• 1 can of tomatoes
• 2 tablespoons mild paprika powder
• 3 sprigs fresh thyme
• handful of parsley
• 2 bay leaves
• 2 cloves
• 2 bouillon cubes (no water needed)
• 250 ml white wine
• 100 ml sour cream (optional)

How do we make it:

Heat the butter in a frying pan and fry the bacon gently. Fry the leeks or onions, and gently scoop the meat with salt and pepper. Bake for about 15 minutes and then add the potatoes and tomatoes with herbs and wine.
Let the meat simmer on low heat for at least 4 hours softly, stir from time to time.
Stir just before serving the creme fraiche.
Of course you can add small pieces of celery, carrots, etc.