Saturday, August 22, 2009

Bacon and Beans

This is another very hearty recipe- full of robust flavours. One of my favourite comfort foods.

Ingredients:
1/2 onion sliced
5 pips garlic minced
1 tomato sliced
4 strips of bacon chopped
1 can red kidney beans
1 tsp tomato paste

1. Heat oil and fry bacon until browned.
2. Add onion and garlic and fry up til softened.
3. Add tomatoes and fry until skin is slightly wrinkly.
4. Add red kidney beans, tomato paste and season with salt and pepper.
5. Serve with white rice.

Chocolate Mousse

This is a very easy recipe- I made this with eggs and chocolate. You can choose to add cream if you want a lighter mousse-like texture.

Ingredients:
3 eggs
200 g chocolate bar
1/4 cup water

1. Separate the egg yolks from the white. Beat the whites until thick and fluffy.
2. Heat chocolate in a double boiler. Add egg yolks and water.
3. When cooled, fold in the egg whites.
4. Place in the refrigerator for 4 hours to set.
5. Serve.

Fish Soup

A warm and hearty broth for those rainy evenings.

Ingredients:
1 piece of salmon
1 onion
5 pips garlic
1 thumb sized piece of ginger
1 tomato
1/2 tsp dark soya sauce
1/2 tsp light soya sauce
1 tsp shao xing rice wine
salt and pepper
1/2 tsp sesame oil
3 tbs evaporated milk to thicken

1. Put on a pot half covered with water on the boil. Add onion, ginger and garlic. Leave to simmer until these vegetables are fully softened.
2. Add tomatoes and seasoning. When tomatoes are cooked and partially flaking, add fish and seasonings. Cook until fish is done. Add evaporated milk to thicken the broth.
3. Serve.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Pancakes

Pancakes makes for a great start for a weekend morning. Thomas likes them thin so here is my recipe for thin, light and fluffy pancakes. You can serve it homemade jam or maple syrup.

Ingredients:
3 eggs
115 g flour
140 ml milk
pinch of salt
1 tsp baking powder

1. Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl. Make sure there are no lumps.
2. Cook on hot skillet- this recipe makes 8 medium sized pancakes.