onsdag 2 oktober 2013

Ain't nothin' but a quiche




The quiche lorraine is one of the most famous dishes of the French cuisine. Luckily, it doesn't take a lot of effort to whip up this delicious pie (at least not if you stick to the original recipe, unlike me...).

Here's a simple and healthy version:


Crust:

  • 1 dl wheat flour, 2 dl rye flour
  • 1 pinch salt 
  • 50 g butter or margarin
  • 4 ts water

Filling

  • 150 g smoked ham of your choice 
  • 150 g cheese (I'm recommending feta cheese)
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 dl milk (if you opt for the not-as-healthy version, go for half cream half milk)
  • 1 pinch black pepper, 1 garlic, 1 onion
    How to:Crust: Mix flour, salt and butter, add the water and work everything into a smooth dough. Work the dough into a pie-form and prick the pie with a fork to prevent airbubbles. Bake the crust at 200 degrees C for about 10 minutes while you prepare the filling:Filling: Chop and caramelize your onion. Cut the ham and grate your cheese. Put the onion, ham and cheese onto the crust. Whisk the eggs, milk (and/or cream), add pepper and press a garlic head into the mix. Pour the eggmix onto the ham- and cheesemix. Bake the pie in the lower part of your oven for about 30 minutes (still at 200 degrees C.) Serve with a sallad of your choice. 
Bonne chance et bon appetit!



måndag 30 september 2013

Vanilla chiffon- lemon meringue cupcakes




If I were to call these heavenly, I'd be right! It's the first time I've tried making a chiffon cake as a base instead of spongecake (which tends to become quite dense in texture compared to this). It seems I've made the right choice and I don't believe I'll ever go back to ordinary sponge for cupcakes (well, maybe except for chocolate). 

The only real fear I had with this was that the cake wouldn't hold when applying the lemon custard and meringue, a concern that really wasn't called for. It all held up beautifully, even when I put them in the oven to make the meringue-tips darken (my blowtorch ran out of gas -.-).

The result was amazing and everyone who tried them loved them, so give it a go. I used some recipies from Woodland bakery as inspiration, and I strongly recommend them!

onsdag 25 januari 2012

Syrian delicacies



The One!!

Spongecake, vanilla and dulce de leche filling, litchis, passion-fruit cream and dulce de leche covered lady fingers- I'm definitely making this one again!


New foods from the Caribbean- late update!

Lobster and Paella makes a perfect combination!