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Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Passion fruit/maracuja mousse = brazilian summer

I subscibed to BBC Good Food magazine, and in the June edition I found a brazilian #passion #fruit #mousse traybake recipe. so... why not? I gave it a go. It's chilling in the fridge now:-)

in the meantime, Im sharing the recipe with you.


for the base:

250g digestive biscuits
100g butter

for the mousse:

4 x passion fruit
2 x 400ml condensed milk
1 x 300ml double cream, whipped
250ml passion fruit juice, from the box
4 x sheets gelatine

for the mango coullis:

2 x mango
2 x teaspoons sugar
juice from 1 lime

how to make this?

crumble the biscuits in the food processor, dissolve the butter and mix in the biscuits, put in the tray, make the base.

cut the passion fruits and spoon out the flesh, mix with the box juice.

take the gelatine sheets and put into cold water to soften .

put the juice and passion fruit flesh in the pan and heat it up. take the gelatine sheets out of water, put into the juice, stir until dissolved. leave to cool down.
whip the double cream, add the condensed milks (I used only 1.5 because I thought it would be too sweet), mix and add the cooled down passion fruit mixture. stir. pour onto the cookie base.

cut one mago, put into the food processor along with the lime juice and sugar, mix until smooth.
cut the other mango into small pieces, stir into the coullis.
put into the fridge to cool down:-)

and the resault:

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Carrots, Carrots! = carrot cake!

My boy loves carrot cake, so... I decided to get up early, go to the shop to get the ingredients... 2h later puufff! Carrot cake reaaady :) And honestly, that was the best carrot cake I've ever eaten...

 So! What do we need?

For the cake:

175g caster sugar
175ml sunflower oil (or any)
175g of self raising flower
3 large eggs
140 grated carrots (I used 4 medium ones)
100g raisins 
grated zest of one orange and the juice
1 tbs of bicarbonate of soda
1 tbs of ground cinnamon
2tbs of mixed spice
some finelly chopped nuts, if you like

For the frosting:

1 bar of white chocolate
1 tub of mascarpone cheese
leftover juice from orange


1.  Preheat the oven to 180C
2. Grate the carrots, put aside
3. Combine the orange zest, raisins and nuts and orange juice in the container, microwave for 1min, leave to cool (raisins will become moist and very juicy in the cake after that, giving this nice orange flavour)
4. Combine sugar, eggs and oil in the bowl, whisk thoroughly until smooth, add the bicarbonate of soda, flour and spices into the mixture, add carrots and raisins (no juice) mix thoroughly. The cake mixture will be fairly soft and almost runny.
5. prepare the cake tin: oil and line the base and the sides of the tin with the baking parchment. Pour the mixture in and bake for 40-50min (I baked for exactly 40min and it came out beautifully brown)

6. Pour the leftover orange juice from the raisins to the jar or bowl, put the white chocolate in, heat it until the chocolate melted, mix until the chocolate mixes well with the juice. Set aside until cool.
7. Whisk the mascarpone, mix in the white chocolate mixture, put in the freezer to get firm.

8. take the cake out of the tin, leave on the plate until it's only slightly warm. 

9. Spread the frosting on top of the cake.


Sunday, 6 April 2014

Stuffed bread roll with mince

Hello Again!
This time something from my mom's kitchen, when I was at home.

She made it once and I fell in love with it. So I made it twice already and my flatmates and boyfriend got mad about it. We want more :-)

If u want to make 1 bread roll per one person, you need to have:
1 pack of minced meat (any, for me lamb's the best
Spices you like
4 bread rolls
4 eggs
A bit of milk
Onion and garlic
Grated cheese
1 packet of cream cheese

1. Firstly cut the onions and garlic and fry a bit, put the meat and fry, spice up to taste (thyme is very welcomed)!

2.Take the rolls, cut off the top and take the inside out (they need to look like nests)

3. Take the cream cheese and spread it inside the whole roll, the whole inside has to be covered

4.  Put a bit of salt and pepper in the bread rolls

5. Put the cooked meat in the rolls, leave around a 0.5cm for the egg.

6. Take the eggs and crack 1 egg on the top of the meat of each roll

7. Put in the oven until the egg is cooked medium-ish

8. Put the grated cheese on top of the rolls and put them back in the oven until the cheese is melted

9. Serve with any salad you want.

Bon appetite :-)