Middle Eastern Ravioli

I made these as my first Daring Cooks Chalenge. I was very busy at the time so I was a bit late in post the pictures for this recipe, sorry! The Dough: Pour 300g of flour and 1 tea of salt on to your counter and make a well in the center. Crack 2 eggs into the well. Then add 3 tbs of olive oil. Start mixing the dough by hand. Because I found the dough a bit dry I added 2 egg yolks (frozen) and a little water(1-3tbs). Keep on kneading until the dough is shiny and springy. Leave the dough to rest while you prepare... [Lire la suite]
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Baklava made with homemade filo pastry!

This was my second daring bakers challenge. I was so exited when I learned it was making homemade filo pastry for baklava, one of my very favorit deserts. Unfortunetly this has been a very challenging month so I only made it once, yesterday, just before the due date. But I will be tring this again when I have more time, sigh, one day... So here we go: The pastry: 1 1/3 cup flour 1/8 salt 1/2 cup water minus 1 tbs 2 tbs vegtable oil 1 tea cider vinegar Mix the dry ingredients, then mix the wet ones, then mix both of them... [Lire la suite]
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Marquise Islands

This has been my very 1st Daring Bakers challenge! And I'm very late, probably too late posting...But... I had quite a lot of fun, the only down point was that the guests I served the dessert to didn't care for meringue nor english custard!! It was a bit disapointing at first but then we ended up with a lot of delicious leftovers so we made do!! Now as soon as I read this month's challenge I knew what I wanted to make: Marquise Islands Here in France marquises are most often served with "crème anglaise" a kind of light custard.... [Lire la suite]
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Cheese Soup

It's been a year since I first heard of the international cheese soup contest. Being obessed with cheese this kinda got my imagination going. When I found out that my boyfriend's familly regularly went to this soup tasting festival, I felt kind of left out, why hadn't we gone yet? "Well, because there are food oriented festivals all the time, and how were they to know that I'd be particularly interested in this one?" They live in the south west of France, worldly reknown for its food and I'm interested in all of it!!! I finally... [Lire la suite]
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Butternut and Quince Chutney

My thanks to Miss Nirvana for this chutney was inspired by her recipe posted on her blog  Creating Nirvana This post has been shared with the Hearth ‘n Soul  bog hop. - Peel, seed and cut 1 medium size butternut squash in to cubes. (save the peels for stock and the seeds for toasting) - Peel, core and cut 5-7 quinces in to cubes. (I kept the peels and cores to make vinager)- Slice  5 sweet onions. (save the peels for stock)  - 1 cup dried cranberries- 2 cups sugar - 2 cups... [Lire la suite]
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Sweet Beef Stew

Slice up 2 onions, 2 sweet onions and 2 cloves of garlic. Fry these up in 2 tbs of olive oil and 1tbs of sunflower oil in a big pot. When transparent add your beef, I used 3 plat de côtes I'm sorry but I have no idea what this piece of meat is called in english, this cut is situated near the ribs. Fry until golden. Pour in 1 to 1.5l of homemade vegatable broth, if you must use premade stuff don't add any salt. Lower tha heat. Now you can add some frita and some canned corn kernels (fresh corn would be so much better but you can't... [Lire la suite]
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Onion and Mushroom Quiche with a Bread Crumbs Crust

For me a good quiche is about two things: A. the dough and B. the silky texture of the egg mixture In this recipe I wanted to play with the dough. I didn't want a flaky puff pastry nor the savory crumble of "pâte brisé", I wanted something... crunchy. And that is how the breadcrumbs crust was born. Incidently I also had a lot of breadcrumbs that I needed to use... The dough was made in my food processor and this is how I did it: Mix: 1 cup of chickpea flour, 1 cup of bread crumbs, 1/2 tea of salt, 1 tea of oregeno. ... [Lire la suite]
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Nameless and Sinfull, Oh So Oouey and Gooey peanut butter and chocolat fudge cake

Cookie crust:Crumble 1 pack of McVities digestive cookies into a baking dish. Add 150g of chopped up butter. By hand mix together until sandy. Pat down at the bootom of the pan. Set aside. Brownie:Melt 200g of dark chocolat with 100g of sugar and 200g of unsalted butter. Wisk in 2-3 eggs. Add 200g of flour, 50g at a time. Mix in one pack of baking powder and a 1/4 tea of salt. Pour into the baking dish. Peanut butter goup:Wizz one 200g pack of salted peanuts in a food procesor until you obtain peanut butter. (The more... [Lire la suite]
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La Cocada do Lucia

This recipe was kindly given to me by a student of mine. Mix up in a saucepan: 1 can of sweetened concentrated milk 1 can (use the milk can) of shredded coconut 1 can (use the milk can) of sugar Slowly heat up the mixture until it turns golden brown and starts to come away from the sides of the saucepan. Spread onto a buttered surface. Cut into squars with a buttered knife while it's still hot. ~ En Français... Cette recette m'a été très gentillement donné par une élève à moi. Mélanger dans une casserole: 1... [Lire la suite]
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20th of May 2010 : Orange salad, Chicken mole and Berry air on shortbread

"Pieds noirs" Orange Salad Peanut Chicken Mole with Chili beans A Stack of Berry air on Shortbread Merry Company      
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