Showing posts from June, 2018

Rabanada (Brazilian French Toast)

Brazilian French Toast (rabanada) is a dessert or afternoon snack soaked in flavored milk, coated in beaten eggs, fried, and sprinkled with sugar-cinnamon. Cuisine:   Brazilian, Latin American, Vegetarian Servings :  24   rabanadas Prep Time  20 mins Cook Time 20 mins Total Time 40 mins Ingredients 24   slices   stale French baguette (about 1½ baguette)   , ¾-inch thick 2   cups   whole milk 1   tablespoon   pure vanilla extract ½ to ¾   cup   granulated sugar 4   large eggs   , lightly beaten and homogeneous Vegetable oil   (for frying) ½   cup   sugar 1   tablespoon   ground cinnamon Honey   , maple syrup (optional) Instructions Line a large baking sheet with a double layer of paper towel. Set aside. Divide bread slices between 2 large, shallow baking dishes, arranging them in one single layer each. In a jar or pitcher, mix well the milk, vanilla, and sugar. Pour milk mixture over the bread slices, distributing the liquid evenly over al


Yule log (Bûche de Noël) is the famous traditional Christmas dessert. It consists of a rolled cake filled and topped with cream, traditionally chocolate. Cuisine:   French, Vegetarian Servings :  8   people Prep Time  2 hrs 30 mins Cook Time 35 mins Total Time 3 hrs 5 mins Ingredients For the cake 9   egg yolks ⅔   cup   caster sugar 5   egg whites ⅔   cup   flour   , sifted For the chocolate buttercream 1⅓   cup   unsalted butter   , softened 4/5   cup   caster sugar 2   eggs 2   egg yolks 3½   oz.   chocolate   (50% cocoa or more, to taste) ¼   cup   water For the syrup 2   cups   water 1   cup   caster sugar ⅓   cup   liquor   (rum or kirsch, and/or flavoring of choice) Instructions Cake Preheat oven to 450 F. Separate egg yolks from white. In a bowl, whisk the yolks with 1/3 cup of caster sugar until they turn white and are firm. In a second bowl, whisk the egg whites with the remaining caster sugar until they are

Tajine el Bey

Tajine el Bey is a delicious and refined variant of Tunisian tajine. It consists of 3 pranks mounted separately to compose a layer of meat, a spinach based and the last floor made of ricotta, representing the 3 colors of the Bey of Tunis. Cuisine:   North African, Tunisian Servings : 8  people Prep Time 30 mins Cook Time  1 hr Total Time  1 hr 30 mins Ingredients For the meat layer 1   lb   beef   , ground 2   onions   , grated 3   cloves   garlic   , pressed 2   oz.   cheese   (e.g. mozzarella), grated 4   eggs   , beaten ½   teaspoon   ground cumin ½   teaspoon   tabel   (Tunisian spice blend) 3   tablespoons   olive oil For the spinach layer 10   oz.   fresh spinach   , rinsed, drained and finely chopped, 2   tablespoons   butter 2   egg yolks 2   whole eggs 2   oz.   cheese   (e.g. mozzarella), grated ½   teaspoon   tabel Salt Black pepper For the ricotta layer 10   oz.   ricotta 2   oz.   cheese   (e.g. mozzarella), grated

Baked Vegetables Casserole Recipe

This is one of those kitchen sink kind of recipe, where you can use up pretty much use everything leftover in the fridge. More the veggies, the better it tastes. Recipe Servings: 4 Prep Time: 10 Minutes Cook Time: 20 Minutes Total Cook Time: 30 Minutes Difficulty Level: Medium Ingredients: 4 Cups Vegetables (your choice ) 2 Cups Cubed Bread 1 Cup Milk 1/4 Cup Butter Milk 1 Tbsp Butter 1 tsp Olive oil 2 Egg Whites 1 Bunch Rosemary 2-3 Saga leaves To taste Salt 1 tsp Roasted Chilli Peppers How to Make Baked Vegetables Casserole Pre-heat an oven at 140C for 5 minutes Grease an ovenproof dish with olive oil and toss vegetables, bread , salt and herbs with butter so that they are well coated. Roast the vegetables in the oven at 180C for 15 minutes. By the time the vegetables are roasting, combine milk, butter milk, cheese and eggs. After vegetables are roasted, take it out and pour milk and egg mixture and put it back in the oven. If you are using cheese sl

Strawberry Quinoa Pancakes Recipe

Recipe Servings: 2 Prep Time: 10 Minutes Cook Time: 40 Minutes Total Cook Time: 50 Minutes Difficulty Level: Medium Roasted quinoa bathed in milk, dipped in orange essence and finally loaded with strawberries on top. A healthy, delicious and complete breakfast meal. Ingredients 1 Cup Quinoa 1/2 Cup Milk 1 tsp Olive oil 1 Egg (slightly beaten) 1/2 tsp Baking powder 1/2 tsp Orange essence 2 Tbsp Castor sugar 2 Tbsp Maple syrup 7-8 Strawberries (to garnish) How to Make Strawberry Quinoa Pancakes Dry roast the Quinoa and let it cool. Rinse it in water thoroughly to take out the soapiness of the grain. Blitz the washed quinoa with the milk and 1 ½ tablespoon sugar to a smooth batter consistency. Add the orange essence and the baking powder. Let it rest for 5 minutes. Add the lightly beaten egg to this mixture. Heat a non-stick fry pan with some olive oil and pour the mixture. Flip it once it turns slightly brown at the bottom. Make 3 to 4 pancakes and keep asi