Sunday, January 27, 2013
1 head of brocolli
3 cloves garlic
1 potato cubed
1 cup milk
2 tbs cream
1/2 cube of chicken stock (or 1 cup homemade stock)
1/4 juice of lemon
salt and pepper
sprinkle of celery salt
1 tbs sour cream
1. Heat olive oil in a pot and fry garlic until fragrant.
2. Add the leeks and gently fry until leeks are softened.
3. Add the brocolli and keep on cooking until soft.
4. Add the potato and 2 cups water and leave to simmer.
5. When potatoes are cooked, puree the mixture in a blender.
6. Return to pot and add milk to thicken. Season with the lemon juice, celery salt, salt, pepper and stock.
7. Add the cream at the end to thicken.
8. Serve with a dollop of sour cream and some pepper sprinkled on top.
Friday, January 04, 2013
Ingredients for the dough:
1 and 1/3 cups of warm water
1/4 cup of milk powder
1 teaspoon salt
4 cups flour
1 tbs sugar
1 packet dry yeast
2 tbs vegetable oil for the dough
9 ounces of vegetable oil for the pans (3 ounces per pan)
1. Add yeast, sugar, salt and milk powder to a bowl.
2. Add the warm water and stir to mix well
3. Let it sit for two mins.
4. Add oil and stir again.
5. Add flour and stir until flour is absorbed.
6. Knead the dough
7. Roll out into three balls.
8. Roll out the balls into circular discs.
9. Place in cake pans.
10. Cover with a plate and keep in a warm area for 1.5 hours
When the dough is ready, assemble your pizza and bake at 250 degrees for 25 mins at the lower half section of the oven. Bon Appetit!
Posted by Paula at 12:23 PM
Monday, December 31, 2012
300g white flour
100g grated orange skin
100g grated lemon zest
2 tsp baking powder
100g red cocktail berries
200g chopped almonds
2 tbs icing sugar
1. Cream butter and sugar
2. Add in egg a little at a time until well combined
3. Mix flour with the grated lemon zest, orange skin, raisins, sukat, red berries and almonds
4. Fold the flour into the butter mixture.
5. Pour the combined mixture into a cake tin and bake at 150 degrees for 75 mins.
6. Serve with a sprinkling of icing sugar poured through a sieve.
Monday, December 17, 2012
1 whole chicken with bones intact
3 carrots chopped
8 kaffir lime leaves
5 cloves garlic
1 cm piece of ginger sliced
1 lemongrass sliced (just use the end part and discard the stalk)
salt to taste
1. Cook chicken with the above ingredients- I slow cooked for more than a day or you can choose to simmer in a pot for half a day.
Noodles: I used rice vermicelli which I soaked in hot water until softened and then ran cold water through it before draining and setting aside.
I also soaked beansprouts in the hot water together with the noodles.
red chilli padi sliced up with 5 tbs of white vinegar
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp lime juice
1 tsp fish sauce
1 tsp light soya sauce
1/2 tsp chilli flakes
1. Assemble by placing noodles and beansprouts at the bottom of the bowl.
2. Top with the hot chicken broth.
3. Garnish with condiments.
Posted by Paula at 9:45 AM
Thursday, December 06, 2012
Tuesday, December 04, 2012
2.5 tsp yellow curry paste (you can find the recipe for homemade curry paste on the archives or you can use store bought paste)
100 g tiger prawns
5 brown mushrooms chopped
2 spring onions chopped
1 chilli padi diced
150 ml coconut milk
handful of beansprouts
1/4 butternut squash blended
juice of 1 lime
1 tbs fish sauce
1 tbs sugar
salt to taste
1. Heat oil and fry curry paste until fragrant. Add 1 cup of water.
2. Add the vegetables and simmer until cooked. Add prawns
3. Add the butternut squash to thicken soup.
4. Add the seasonings.
5. Add the coconut milk in the end to thicken. Serve.
Posted by Paula at 9:47 PM
Friday, November 30, 2012
1 plate egg noodles
handful of green beans chopped
4 cloves garlic chopped
half red chilli chopped
1 tbs oyster sauce
1 tbs soya sauce
1 tbs ketchup
splash of sesame oil
juice of 1/4 lime
salt to taste
1. Boil egg noodles in a pot. Drain and set aside.
2. Dry the pot and heat oil to fry garlic.
3. Add the beans and chilli and fry. Add a small amount of water and then add the condiments and lime juice. Taste the sauce to see if you like it and adjust accordingly. Let it boil up until it thickens and the beans are cooked through. Then add the noodles and do a quick stir fry before serving.
Posted by Paula at 1:05 PM