Sunday, December 25, 2005
Mini Cream Puffs, frozen
Few tbsp pistacchio, crumbled
Remove the cream puffs from the freezer and wait about 20 minutes for them to defrost. Pour the chocolate sauce and sprinkle crumbled pistacchios on top, and serve.
6 tbsp cocoa
1 pinch salt
1/3 cup boiled water
3 tbsp unsalted butter
3/4 cup sugar
2 tbsp icy water
Put the cocoa, salt and boiled water in a pan and mix until it's paste-like. Turn the heat onto medium. Add the butter and sugar, and stir constantly. When the butter melts, cook for 8 minutes on medium-low heat, stirring occasionally. Add 2 tablespoons of icy water and stir. Put aside, let cool. Pour the sauce over the cream puffs.
Posted by Binnur at 4:33 PM
Monday, December 12, 2005
1 box frozen chopped spinach, 300 gr
1 tbsp flour
1 tsp corn starch
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
2 tbsp cream cheese with 1 tbsp milk
Smoked salmon 200 g
13 x 9 oven tray, put parchment paper on it
Defrost the spinach and squeeze out the water. Mix it with the egg, flour, corn starch, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper. Spread the mixture all over parchment paper (the size of the oven tray) with a spoon.
Preheat the oven to 175 C (350 F). Place the tray on the middle rack and cook for about 13-14 minutes. Roll the cooked spinach with the parchment paper while still hot.
Then unroll and spread the cream cheese & milk mixture equally on it. Place the smoked salmon on top in one layer. Then roll it again, but this time without the parchment paper. Cover it with plastic wrap and leave in the fridget for a few hours.
Before serving, slice them as shown in the picture. Serve with lemon and red onion slices.
Posted by Binnur at 12:10 AM
Friday, November 25, 2005
2 medium sized zucchini, sliced 0.5 cm thick
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1 tbsp bread crumbs
1 tbsp Parmesan cheese, grated
1 tbsp dill, chopped
Fry the zucchini with olive oil in a pan on medium-high heat, stirring occasionally. Be sure both sides are fried. Add in the rest of ingredients and continue to stir for a few minutes. Turn the heat off, put some dill on the fried zucchini and serve with any kind of beef or chicken dish.
Posted by Binnur at 12:50 PM
Sunday, October 30, 2005
Mixed green salad for 4
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 garlic clove, thinly sliced
4 tbsp raspberry vinegar
50 ml extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup walnut, in halves or quarters
2 tbsp honey
50 gr blue cheese, crumbled
1 pear, cut in bite sizes
Pour the honey over the walnuts and place on an oven tray. Pre-heat to 175 C (350 F) and roast for about 5 minutes.
Whisk all the sauce ingredients and toss into the green salad. Place in a salad bowl. Add in the roasted walnuts, blue cheese and pear.
Serve with any kind of grilled beef or chicken.
Posted by Binnur at 12:27 PM
Sunday, October 09, 2005
Pasta for 2 people
1/2 cup shrimp, cooked (frozen)
1 1/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 1/2 tbsp butter
2 garlic cloves, chopped finely
4-5 tbsp lemon juice
1 lemon zest
2 tbsp parsley, chopped
2-3 slices of lemon
1 tsp salt
First boil the pasta in water with salt. You can use whichever kind of pasta you prefer.
In the mean time, cook the chopped garlic with butter and olive oil in large pan. Don't over cook the garlic (the colour shouldn't change), otherwise it'll lose its taste. Add in the shrimp, salt and pepper, and stir a little bit. Then add the boiled pasta, lemon juice, lemon zest, parsley and lemon slices. Toss everything together and serve while still hot.
Posted by Binnur at 1:58 PM
Sunday, September 25, 2005
18 mini tart shells (tenderflakes brand works well)
45 ml unsalted butter
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup seedless raisins
1 pkg vanilla
4 tbsp cream or evaporated milk
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup walnuts, crumbled
Place all the above ingredients except the walnuts in a medium-sized pot. Cook at medium heat for 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Turn down the heat and add the walnuts.
Place the filling inside the tarts. Preheat the oven to 175 C (350 F) and bake for 15 minutes.
Posted by Binnur at 1:15 AM
Saturday, September 24, 2005
1/4 cabbage, thinly sliced
1/2 green apple, thinly sliced
1/4 cup raisin
1 slice pineapple, in thin slices (in can)
1 tbsp mayonnaise
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp sugar
2 tbsp salt
First, crush cabbage slices with salt. Washed and drained. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl. Toss with the cabbage, place in a large salad bowl and serve.
Posted by Binnur at 12:07 PM
Thursday, September 22, 2005
1 can of artichoke hearts
1 tsp dry parsley
2 1/2 tbsp parmesan cheese
2 tablespoonful mayonnaise
Drain artichokes and then cut in a half. Place each half on a paper towel with the inside facing down. Leave 10 minutes to drain the juice. Mix together the mayonnaise, parmesan cheese and parsley in small plate. Spread mixture on the cut side of each artichoke half.
Place on an oven tray. Preheat the oven to 175 C (350 F) and bake for about 12-13 minutes.
This appetizer goes well with beef or chicken dishes. It is very easy to make and very tasty.
Posted by Binnur at 1:12 AM
Saturday, September 17, 2005
4 pieces of chicken breast, flattened by a mallot
1/2 cup flour
1 egg, beaten with 1 tbsp water
1 cup bread crumbs, with salt and pepper added
Sun flower oil
1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
4 little pieces of butter
4 slices of lemon
Prepare three plates: Put flour on one, beaten egg on the second and breadcrumbs on the third plate. Cover the chicken first with the flour, then with the egg and finally with the breadcrumbs.
Pour sun flower oil in large frying pan. The chicken should float, rather than touch the pan. Fry each side until golden brown. Place on a paper towel to soak up any extra oil.
Place on a service plate. Put one piece of butter, a slice of lemon and a pinch parsley on each.
You can serve this with potato salad. My family likes to eat Schnitzel with Couscous and Shepherd's Salad.
This authentic Austrian dish can also be made with veal or turkey instead of chicken.
Posted by Binnur at 1:07 AM