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Cheese-onion bread

3 Mrt

When I have a holiday coming up for which I have to drive far to actually reach the accommodation, I always start thinking about the food that you can buy on the road. Memories will come up immediately of disgusting pre-packed almost wet sandwiches with cheese looking like plastic and tomatoes tasting like water. Also being car sick (which I did not grow out of unfortunately) and not able to read while I sit ‘shotgun’ doesn’t help either for a nice driving experience. However this year when I started to organize our drive to Austria, I thought of my blog and cae up with the idea of making a cheese onion bread for lunch. Cheese onion bread doesn’t need anything else and you can keep it covered in aluminium foil for a long time to keep it fresh! I found this nice recipe which I wanted to share with you guys 🙂

Ingredients
45 g. of butter, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, 7-10 g. of dried yeast, 1 onion, 450 g. of flower, 1 teaspoon of musterdpowder, 180 g. of Gouda cheese or Cheddar if you like (grated), 1,5 dl. of milk, 1,5 dl. of water, salt and pepper.

Preparation
Melt a knob of the butter in a pan and bake the chopped onion until it is goldenbrown. Let the onion cool off for a while. Put the flower in a bowl and add the yeast, musterdpowder, salt and pepper. Add the cold onion and 3/4 of the cheese to the flowermix and stir gently it until it is mixed. Make a small hole in the middle of the flowermix and add the milk. Knead the dough and add some water if it is too dry. If the dough is well mixed and shiny, put it in a bowl under foil and let it rise for 60 minutes.

After 1 hour you can take the dough out of the bowl and put it on a flower-covered workbench. Knead the dough again for a few minutes. Take an ovendish and cover it with the olive oil. Make 11 balls out of the dough and put 6 of them in the dish. Cover the dough balls with some melted butter (as you like). Put the rest of the dough balls on top of the other 6. Cover the top also with melted butter. Protect the dough with foil and let it rise again in 45 minutes.

Meanwhile you can preheat the oven on 190 degrees. After 45 minutes sprinkle the bread with the leftover 1/4 of grated cheese and let the bread cook in the oven for 40-45 minutes.

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Superbowl Chicken

4 Feb

As I am writing this blog-message, I am starting to recognize that lately I have been eating a lot of comfort food. Maybe I should feature some nice healthy recipes again.. But first! These amazing chicken wings covered in Parmesan cheese found online by my fidanzato. The taste is awesome, different and they are really easy to make, you don’t need to fry them! You just need the oven. Aside that this is more easy, it feels a bit more healthy too 😉

Ingredients

Chicken: 1,5 kg. of chicken wings, 3 liters of water, 3 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar, 1 tablespoon of time, oregano and rosemary, 1 leave of laurel, 2 tablespoons of salt. Marinade: 1,5 base of garlic, 2 teaspoons of fresh black pepper, 1 teaspoon of white pepper, a few flakes of pepperoncini, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, half hand of breadcrumbs, handful of grated Parmesan cheese.

Preparation

For this recipe you can take large or small chicken wings, however small chicken wings will taste a bit better I think, because they can be covered better by the marinade and seasoning. Take the 3 liters of water and add the seasoning written under ‘chicken’. Heat it until the water cooks and add the chicken wings. Wait again until the water temperature rises to boiling temperature and let the wings cook for 15 minutes. After they are cooked, let them dry on a dish for 15 minutes. They need to dry this long, because they need to be dry when you cover them with marinade.

Meanwhile, preheat the oven on 225 degrees and make the marinade with the garlic, black and white pepper, olive oil and flakes of pepperoncini (how many as you like). If the wings are dry, cover them with marinade. Then, add the breadcrumbs and cover the wings. After this, add the grated Parmesan cheese and cover the wings. Put the wings on the griddle and leave the skin part facing upwards. Add some extra Parmesan if you like and put them in the oven for 10-15 minutes. The wings need to become brown and crunchy. Buon appetito!

(I found this recipe on http://foodwishes.blogspot.it /)

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Cordon Bleu

21 Jan

Last week I was watching the movie Julie & Julia with Amy Adams and Meryl Streep. The movie is about a woman who thinks she needs a new goal in life next to her boring job at an insurance company. She decides that she is going to write a blog about making the 524 recipes of Julia Child’s book “Mastering the Art of French Cooking” in one year. I loved the movie because it resembles my passion for cooking and writing a blog about it! In the movie, Julia Child, the wife of Paul Child who worked for the United Stated Information Agency in Paris, needs to find a new hobby, because she needs something to do in the city she loves, Paris. She starts with going to a hat-making club, but decides that a cooking club is more convenient. The name of the school where she goes to, is “Le Cordon Bleu” and that was my cue for this new recipe. I have never made Cordon Bleus myself. I always buy them in the store and then think they are okay. However, I started to think that making them yourself must be a boost for the taste, and god I was right! You can read the recipe below.

Ingredients

400 g. of pork meat (1,5 cm thick), 2 slices of cooked ham, 2 slices of young cheese, 1 egg, 25 g. of flower, 25 g. of breadcrumbs, salt and pepper, butter or olive oil.

Preparation

Preheat the oven on 180 degrees. Add the flower, breadcrumbs and the egg in three low bowls. Take the pork meat and make sure they are 1,5 cm thick. If not, take a wine bottle or rolling pin and roll the meat until it’s more thin. Take two slices of meat that are of the same size (or cut them until they are) and put cheese and ham between the slices. Do this until all of the meat is used. Take the packages and roll them gently through the egg, flower and then breadcrumbs. Heat up a pan and use some butter or olive oil. Take the Cordon Bleus and bake them until they get brown along both sides. Then, put the Cordon Bleus to the heated oven for about 8 minutes. Then you are done! Buon appetito!

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French tarte tatin with shallots

18 Dec

Yesterday I made this great recipe that I would not want you guys to miss out on! Imagine a a Parisian bistro on a dark winter evening in Saint-Germain-Des-Prais and while you have dinner, you gush about the fantastic paintings of Edgar Degas you saw in Musee D’Orsay earlier. God, I love Paris!

I thought this recipe was quite easy to make because you only need to cut peel the shallots and cut the brie. So maybe this is also an idea for a night during the week? Just read the recipe and find out yourself!

Ingredients

50 g. of cane sugar, 150 ml. of red wine (merlot for instance), 5 slices of puff pastry, 500 g. of shallots, 1 egg, 150 g of (mixed) lettuce, 150 g of french cheese (I chose Brie, but you can also choose soft goat cheese or Port Salut), 100 g. of walnuts, 4 tablespoons of olive oil. You also need a closed cake pan of 24-26 cm. with a minimum side of 3-4 cm.

Preparation

Put the sugar and the wine in a pan and let it cook on low fire until it becomes a syrup. This takes a while! Preheat the oven on 200 degrees. Peel the shallots and cut them in half in the length. When the syrup is ready, take it off the fire and pour it in the cake pan. Rotate the pan until every part of the bottom is covered in syrup. Press the shallots into the syrup and cover the whole bottom. You need to do this nicely, because you will turn the tarte upside down when it’s ready!

When the whole pan is covered, spread the puff pastry onto the shallots and cover the whole tarte. Smear the egg onto the puff pastry and pick with a fork some wholes in the tarte. Put the tarte in the oven for 25 minutes.

Meanwhile, make the salad with the lettuce, cut Brie parts and walnuts. Season it with salt and pepper and use 4 tablespoons of olive oil.

Buon appetit!

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