I could sit with our arms folded just for Christmas ???
This year I tried the biscuits covered with fondant sugar ... not particularly like them, to be honest ... the dark is too sweet, overly sweet However, if done well, they are very beautiful
Mine are far from beautiful, but I have tried hard to make them as best I could ... I only say that to make these biscuits 6, it took me two hours ... and I found myself at dinner just before midnight
Comunquq, fatigue, at the sight of these Santas cicciottoni, has disappeared are very satisfied !!!
Find all the step by step HERE ..and if I succeeded I, we can succeed anyone !!!
For the base I used my usual pastry , then a layer of jam and away with the decorations!
I let it dry well and then I packed individually:
Ps. in the next days I will work with the wonders that I received from my family for Christmas ... we celebrated with my mom, my sister and her family with a week in advance, because at Christmas we'll see ... and between other things I got this , this and a beautiful pan pear shaped
Here's another idea to do a little thought for Christmas ...
Simple enough to do, it just takes a little 'patience and me lately is missing ... will, as I wrote a few posts ago, which this year is harder to find the Christmas spirit ... the fact is that every time you are in the kitchen, I have nerves on edge ... but it will pass, I'm sure ...
We return to the gift is, it's better!
Last year I had already tried to do these sugary, find the photos HERE .
This time I added a bit 'of food coloring gel and a few drops of aroma
ingredients for the lemon sugar :
- 100g caster sugar
- water to taste (1 teaspoon, maybe 1 and 1/2)
- 2 drops of lemon aroma Drugs Palma
- 1 pinch of green dye in gel
ingredients for sugary rum :
- 100g caster sugar
- water to taste (1 teaspoon, maybe 1 and 1/2)
- 2 drops of aroma rum Drugs Palma
- 1 pinch of orange dye in gel
ingredients for sugar and cinnamon:
- 100 g of sugar cane Eridania
- water to taste (1 teaspoon, maybe 1 and 1/2)
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
I used a slightly different method from that of last year and I have found great differences.
For the first two types of lumps: put 1 teaspoon of water in a small bowl, add a pinch of dye in gel (I used a toothpick) and stir to melt the color. Add sugar and mix well with a spoon. The sugar should look like wet sand. If needed, add a little water still drips.
For lumps cinnamon: pour the brown sugar in a small bowl, add the cinnamon and a teaspoon of water, mix well to moisten the sugar until you get the effect of "wet sand".
In both cases, then proceed as follows: moisten the silicone molds chocolates, drain excess water, then pour in each cavity a little 'sugar, pressing it with your fingers (pressing it VERY well!). Put the molds in the oven at 60 ° for about 30 minutes, to dry the sugar. Once removed from the oven, allow to dry for a few hours, even better for a night, and then turn the molds gently and pull out the plug.
and now ... a bit 'of photos
what do you think? you like them?
Or "cookies in the jar" a nice idea for a present delicious ..
and I have prepared some ... for the moment I show only those for my sister, because today I will give them to him
I took two barattoloni, one by one and the one from the 0.5 I started work ...
The first are the cookies double chocolate Donna Hay, these ingredients to put into the pot in layers, leveling every ingredient before inserting the following:
- 200 g of sugar cane Eridania
- 170g caster sugar
- 300 g flour 00
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 60 g of cocoa powder
- 100 g of dark chocolate, coarsely chopped
- 100 g white chocolate, coarsely chopped
Once you put all the ingredients in the jar, it just has to give it a touch of Christmas
and then, perhaps, add a note with instructions on how to use the preparation:
to be added
- 250g butter, softened
- 3 eggs
Preheat oven to 150 ° C, put all the ingredients in the jar in a bowl, add the eggs, stir and add the softened butter.
Using a spoon form of discs and place them on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper, spaced from each other. Bake for about 20 minutes.
And this is the second: Spelt cookies with honey and coconut
Ingredients in the jar:
- 150 g of flour 0
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 110 g of sugar cane Eridania
- 110g caster sugar
- 120 g spelled honey
- 60 g of dark chocolate chips
- 100 g of dried coconut
Add 1 egg and 150 g of soft butter in a bowl, mix well, then add the ingredients of the jar, stir with a wooden spoon and then with your hands. Shape into balls the size of a walnut. Put them well apart in a pan covered with parchment paper and bake for about 15-20 minutes at 180 degrees.
hello hello and good Sunday
Finally I can post some more Christmas cookie
I have delivered just yesterday and were apparently quite popular
There are two types: cookies made of glass, of simple shortbread biscuits with a candy in the center and decorated gingerbread cookies with icing:
the recipes can be found already in the blog but for convenience is brought forth here without forcing you to comb through all my blogghino..anche if ... not mind if you visited him everything and leave me some comments even in old posts
but let us !!!
Cookies Glass (original recipe HERE )
- pastry (I have now made my recipe Morena HERE find doses and procedure)
- hard candy colored
Roll out the pastry into a sheet about 1 cm high. Cut out shapes to taste (I used the beautiful cutter Christmas of Guardini is not a show! ??!?!?) and then get to the center of each cookie a "cavity" with the cookie cutter that we like. Place in a baking pan covered with parchment paper.
Bake for about 6/7 minutes at 180 °. Remove from oven and place in each cavity a caramellina (or you can beat the candies with a rolling pin and a powder, if so, just put a teaspoon of powder in the cavities of the biscuits).
Return to the oven for another 5/6 minute.
Remove from the oven and wait for them to cool before removing from parchment paper.
- 350 g flour 00
- 160g caster sugar
- 2 teaspoons ground ginger Tec.Al.
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg powder
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon of clove powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 150g cold butter cut into chunks
- Di 150 g miele di acacia Ca 'da Laisna
- 1 pinch of salt
- 1 egg
for the glaze:
- 1 album
- 200 g of icing sugar
- Food coloring
In mixer bowl put the flour and sugar, spices, baking soda, butter cut into pieces and honey. Mix on medium speed until mixture is crumb, add the egg and mix until a dough. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and put in the fridge to rest for at least an hour.
Past the necessary time, roll out the dough with a rolling pin to a thickness of about 7/8 mm. With pastry rings get the shapes, place them on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper and bake in oven at 180 degrees for about 10-12 minutes, until golden. In some biscuits before baking, I put a stick to make of "cookies on a stick"
Once baked, put them to cool on a rack.
Meanwhile, prepare the glaze: mount the egg whites until stiff, incorporating a little at a time, and always beating, icing sugar. Once the cookies are cool ... way of decoration
I still have so much to learn and the piping bag is definitely not my best friend ... but slowly a little something I can combine
Wow ... I was forgetting my two bad men (little man and little woman ) of pastry:
But the flavor was good ... and the grandson of our neighbors has greatly appreciated
Are always looking for recipes and ideas for breakfast and recently I found on the blog " Lavender Honey "the recipe for Pan Satchel Integral , really delicious and very similar to the original (maybe even better ) .. Needless to say, I tried to do that and also loved all'Omo! which is to say: GREAT SUCCESS! Since he breakfast at most take a coffee ... that's why I try to preclude delicious ideas to take it by the throat, the breakfast is a very important moment of the day and I think it should be done FOR GOOD!
but we come to the recipe!
- 300 g of white flour
- 200 g of wheat flour Molino Chiavazza
- 50 g of extra virgin olive oil
- 100 g of warm milk
- 180 g of warm water
- half a cube of yeast
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
Pour the warm milk in a bowl, add the yeast and stir to dissolve, add sugar.
In the bowl of a planetary we put the two types of flour, warm water, oil, and we start to the mixture, then add the milk and leave to work the planetary until the mixture will become a ball pretty firm. At this point, we add the salt and let's work a few more minutes.
We cover the dough and let rise for an hour.
When the dough is leavened beautiful, we compress it gently with your hands to form a rectangle then rolled up on itself.
Put the mixture into a loaf pan (for me Happyflex )
and let rise until doubled.
At this point, we bake at 180 ° for 30 minutes.
Once baked, let cool and then ... .you can enjoy in many ways! I suggest there two, then ... you do
for breakfast: with butter and jam (I chose the apricot jam House Barone ... a real treat!)
or savory version for a snack or for dinner with a nice cup and toast slices Inalpi :
I just think that it will prepare again soon
baciotti and good day
This year I start to post ideas for gifts edible somewhat 'late ... I have not the right spirit natalizio..anzi to be honest, this year I do not feel right Christmas
Last year, the first Christmas without dad was difficile..ma this is even more ..
I'm really struggling to prepare baskets with Luca We will give to friends and parenti..anche if, when I give them to the people concerned, and I see the happy faces, I'm glad ..
Insomma..è a large shed this year!
But slowly I produced a little bit ..
and here they are also in a more Christmas
The recipe is my usual pastry but with the addition of green tea Matcha, here doses and preparation:
Put in the bowl of the mixer: flour, salt and cold butter pieces, to work at low speed with the hook K or leaf to obtain a flour grumoloso, add sugar, egg and vanilla extract. Knead always at low speed until all ingredients are blended and you will get a single block that will remain attached to the hook. Now overturn the table and compact.
Add 1 teaspoon of green tea matcha and mix with your hands to absorb it.
Place the loaf green in the refrigerator wrapped in plastic wrap, for half an hour.
Past time to rest, recover the dough, roll it out with a rolling pin to a thickness of less than 1 cm and cut the cookies.
Place the cookies on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper or greased and floured.
Bake at 175 degrees until lightly browned.
While the cookies are cooling, prepare the frosting: Whip the egg whites firm, incorporating a little at a time, and always beating, icing sugar. Put the frosting in a pastry bag and then off decoration
what do you think? they're nice? the taste I adoro..mi like it so much the taste of tea !!!
With these cookies I would love to participate in the contest Sugar & Flour:
The lamb chops fried ... one of the dishes that Caballero, my papa, amava..e that every Easter was preparato..da when he's gone, Mom has not seen preparato..è easy imagine why ..
A few nights ago I decided to try them and following the advice of Mom came also pretty good
Ingredients 1 x: (already ... there are dishes that I prepare because like so much in Luke but not in me..e dishes, like this, that I love and that he does not appreciate instead )
- 3 lamb chops
- 1 egg
- bread crumbs
- sale rosa Himalayano fine Store Valtellina
- white pepper Tec-Al
- Fry oil
Put the bread crumbs, flour and lightly beaten egg in three different bowls.
Salt and pepper the chops, dip them in flour, beaten egg and finally in breadcrumbs pressing to make it adhere well.
Heat oil in a pan and when it is hot add the chops.
Cook them on both sides, only need a few minuti..per check cooking try to pierce the meat, if the fork enters smoothly it's time to take off the heat.
Drain the oil and place on paper towels for a few minutes, if necessary add a little salt and serve.
I I ate with the accompanying mashed potatoes
Enjoy your meal
Well yes ... I love it ... now I admit publicly ..
This man has really conquered! When I'm home I try not to miss his Kitchen Nightmare and Hell's Kitchen : D and now then I got it into my head to try some of his recipes as those suggesting the chefs in the restaurants that "going to save" are always recipes very simple ..
Peel the potatoes and cut them in half. Season the cut part with the seasonings. Heat a little 'oil in a pan that can then be put into the oven, and the potatoes cut side down. Add the thyme and butter spread them in the pan. Shake the pan so that the potatoes do not stick to the bottom and when they are golden, after about 10-15 minutes, turn them over and have them color on the other side. Then add the hot broth and finish cooking in the oven at 200 ° C for 15-20 minutes. They will be cooked when the tip of a knife penetrates easily.
Ecco le Mie fondant potataoes :
a plate beautiful and rich, beautiful if eaten hot, it is ideal at this time especially if you like mushrooms!
I, as always when there are mushrooms, I simply cook it .. but the Omo has also appreciated if you asked me to replicate omitting the sausage
x 1 ingredients:
- 1 sausage
- 1 handful of dried porcini mushrooms
- About 100 g of ZuppAh Selecting Beans Melandri Gaudenzio
- black pepper
- Chili Tec-Al
- 2 or 3 tablespoons of Canned Tomato Piennolo Casa Barone
- extra virgin olive oil
- 1 clove garlic
The night before to prepare this dish I put to soak the beans and I left them overnight in water. Next morning I drained them, passed them under running water and then I put them to boil in water until -assaggiandoli- I heard were pretty soft.
If you want you can also do with cannellini beans in a can or already cooked but, as for me like them even those with dried beans is another matter
Put the dried mushrooms to soak in warm water.
Peel a clove of garlic and place in a pan with a little 'oil and sausage cut into slices. When the garlic is golden beautiful, delete and add the canned tomatoes. As soon as the tomatoes has evaporated add the beans with a little 'of their water and drained mushrooms.
Reduce heat and simmer for about 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Season with salt, add a sprinkling of black pepper and red pepper and serve.
Every now place some recipe sea too often for my taste ... I have to try to convert the Omo
This recipe was given to me by my fishmonger and I must say it is not male..anche if, like a good greedy that I am, I prefer them fried squid
x 2 ingredients:
- 4 calamari
- 1 clove garlic
- a few anchovy fillets
- 1 egg
- White wine
- salting Mediterranean marine Drugs Palma
Clean the squid, remove the "tufts" and "wings" and chop coarsely and place in a bowl.
In a frying pan (for me THIS Pedrini) with a little olive oil to melt the anchovy fillets, add them to the bowl, combine the garlic finely chopped, 1 egg, chopped parsley, breadcrumbs and a pinch salting Mediterranean sea. Mix everything well.
Fill the squid with the mixture and close them with a toothpick.
Pour a little oil in a pan and when it is hot add the stuffed squid, cook for some 4/5 minutes per side, deglaze with white wine, add a sprinkling of chopped parsley and serve.
If these cookies they had noticed a few years ago, I would have turned my head the other way: I hated the miele..non I had ever tasted but I was sure that I did not like ...
But, I finally overcame my fear to try new flavors, and a couple of years honey is present in our pantry and our table ..
The original recipe I got it on GialloZafferano , inexhaustible source of ideas and suggestions
and strangely I did not change a comma
- 60 g of butter
- 160 g of flour for cakes and pastry Molini Rosignoli
- 80 g of potato starch
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 tablespoons grated lemon peel ... here, I knew that something had changed! I had no organic lemons at home and I put 2 drops of lemon aroma Drugs Palma
- 1 tablespoon of acacia honey Honeymoon
- 1 tbsp poppy seeds Tastes Plant
- 1 egg
- 100 g of sugar
Mix the flour and starch. Put the butter and sugar in the bowl of the planetary, insert the hook K or leaf and work up to become a frothy cream. Add egg and honey, stirring constantly. Add poppy seeds to the flour and baking powder, then add to the cream and mix well, add the lemon flavor. Knead until the mixture becomes compact.
Roll out the dough on lightly floured board to a height of about 1.5 cm. Cut out the molds to your liking and bake in oven at 180 degrees for 13-15 minutes. Take the cookies cool on a rack.
Accompanied by a nice herbal tea are just ideal for a quiet afternoon at home I've enjoyed them all together ' to Fruit Infusion "Alpine Wind" of Cuddles always sweetened with acacia honey
A new first course ... I guess I'm getting "pasta-making" ... I appreciate more and more the first ..
This time, taking advantage of an evening alone at home, I prepared a first mare..l'Omo would eat (and eat, with very few exceptions ..) only pasta with meat sauce
x 2 ingredients:
- 160 g of spaghetti Benedetto Cavalieri
- 1 jar of clams
- 1 clove garlic
- 1/2 glass of white wine
- extra virgin olive oil to taste
- canned tomato piennolo Casa Barone taste
- 1 teaspoon spicy bruschetta Agromonte
- chopped parsley
First of all to boil the pasta in plenty of boiling salted water.
Pour a little olive oil in a pan, add a clove of garlic, we do cook a couple of minutes and then add the drained clams (not throw away the water from the clams, serve ). We cover the pan and cook for a few minutes, add the wine and evaporated once the preserve of tomato and a teaspoon of spicy bruschetta (or alternatively: tomato and chili). As soon as the tomato is a bit 'withdrawn, we add water clams, climb and our sauce is ready.
Scoliamo the pasta and we blow a few minutes in the pan. Add a sprinkling of chopped parsley and serve.
New recipe from a friend without blog contest Christmas
CHRISTMAS COOKIES BICOLORE SCENTED ORANGE
Here is the recipe that I sent Hesse contest Christmas
Red Velvet Cake
of Hesse L.
At Christmas everything turns red, then, why should we do without a sweet red all covered with a mountain of snow to the taste of coconut? The Red Velvet is for you, a sweet whose taste will make all better!
Serves 2 molds by 22 cm: 250 grams of flour, 2 eggs, 120 grams of yogurt, 120 ml of milk, 110 grams of butter, a tablespoon of red food coloring, 300 grams of sugar, 2 pinches of salt, 1 tablespoon vanilla essence or 1 vanilla, 2 tablespoons of white vinegar and 1 teaspoon of baking soda.
For the cream: 250 grams of mascarpone 250 g whipping cream, 30 g of grated coconut, 110 grams of powdered sugar, 1 vanilla
Ingredients seem a lot, but I assure you it is a sweet easy.
Procedure: Work the butter and sugar until creamy, add eggs one at a time. In another bowl mix the yogurt, milk, and vanilla to the dye. United to the egg and butter, the flour alternating the mixture of yogurt, milk and dye. Add salt to the mixture. Finally, place the baking soda in a bowl with the vinegar, let it fizz and add to the mixture quickly. Divide the mixture into two whole trays previously buttered and floured. Put in oven at 180 degrees for 45 minutes. Do the toothpick test, after checking the stove, oven and let cool. Meanwhile, whip the cream, add the mascarpone, icing sugar and vanilla. With the cream stuffed the two cakes that you will cut in half and after having placed one on top then cover the remaining cream. Cover with coconut and place in refrigerator for at least an hour. Cream can add chopped nuts, chocolate chips, chopped fruit, or why not nougat, for a sweet surprise of Natel! A perfect blend of taste and beauty, to surprise everyone this Christmas so ... Red!
Thank you very much and good luck Hesse
This recipe was a beautiful discovery and as even the Omo has appreciated, it has already been reported in my "book of recipes" paper
Was suggested to me on FB, the original recipe can find it HERE I substituted the topside of veal loin with maiale..proprio close to home we have a workshop of pork meat that has really good
here's the recipe with my changes ..
ingredients x 8/10 people:
Flour the meat, "massaging" with salt and pepper (I used the seasonings Ariosto for carvery).
In a pan put a little 'oil and brown the meat on all sides.
Add a clove of minced garlic, bay leaf and milk to almost cover the meat. Join a nut.
Cook for about an hour on low heat, cover with a lid and turning the meat occasionally.
When the meat is cooked, remove from pan.
Join the gravy, after removing the bay leaf, a knob of butter and a tablespoon of flour. Roughly chop the walnuts and add to the sauce along with a few leaves of fresh thyme. Thicken the milk cream with low heat. Cut the roast into thin slices, add the cream and serve:
Here is a recipe made for my love ... great lover of cipolle..anche if ... I think that it has not enjoyed much
to me it is ... oh yes! to me that until a few months ago I hated onions
and oh well ... .I me have just enjoyed
here's ricetta..semplice simple!
x 2 servings Ingredients:
- 2 eggs
- 200 g flour 00 fresh pasta and gnocchi Molini Rosignoli
for the sauce:
- 1 red onion
- extra virgin olive oil to taste
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1/2 cup white wine
- sale qb
- 1 pinch of chili powder Drugs Palma
- 1 sprinkling of pecorino cheese cave Dairy Spadi grated
put the flour, add the eggs to the center
begin to mix the ingredients with a fork, then take the dough by hand.
Roll out the dough with a rolling pin on lightly floured work surface, roll it on itself (wiping it with a little 'semolina to prevent it from sticking) and cut the noodles with a sharp knife and lightly floured.
Boil in a pot: water, salt and a drop of olive oil.
The cream of onion: Wash and peel the onion, cut into thin slices
put a couple of tablespoons of olive oil and a tablespoon of water to simmer in a pan (for THIS to Pedrini..insostituibile ..).
Keep an eye on the cooking onion: should not become crispy but soften gradually. When the water has evaporated, add the white wine.
When the wine has evaporated, transfer the onion in the glass of the blender and blend it.
Put in a pan, add salt and a pinch of red pepper.
As soon as the water boils, throw the noodles, cook them for a few minutes, drain taking a spoonful of the cooking water aside, put them in the pan with the sauce, add the tablespoon of cooking water and toss for a few minutes.
Serve, sprinkle with grated cheese and serve.
with this recipe I participate in the contest blog Sonia Today bread and salami, Tomorrow ...
hello hello, good appetite
That's a long time the first dish I made for the birthday of my mother-in-law, more than a month ago ...
Are the pies of bucatini recipe, found on La Cucina Italian, was suggested to me on facebook e..come usual I have a little 'changed
Boil in salted water the pasta, draining them a few minutes before the end of cooking.
Toss with the pesto red (if you have 10 more minutes you do, is simple, good and fragrant HERE the recipe I use) and some 'of white sauce.
Grease some aluminum molds, using a spoon and a fork, place a little 'bucatini coiled inside the molds. Enter a cube of mozzarella, close with two more (in number! ) bucatini, add a teaspoon of sauce and bake at 200 degrees for about 5 minutes.
Scaravoltare on plates, sprinkle with oregano and serve They did almost all the bis
what do you think?
Hugs to all
Paris ... how many good memories I keep of two trips with Luke in the French capital ...
we were good, we saw beautiful places and tasted ... so many little things good ;)
but from everything I've eaten, I have definitely won the Apricotin that we took in the morning your doorstep (Crimée Hotel, in Rue de Crimée in the 19th arrondissement) in a boulangerie a few steps from the metro ..
a kind of puff pastry with apricot ... I wonder ... if I close my eyes I can still smell and taste of those little goodness ....
here, just to stop sognarmeli the night and taking advantage of a new collaboration has just begun with the ' farm Prunotto , I thought I'd try to make the original version casalinga..più simpler but equally delicious
Derive from the square puff pastry:
place on the pastry diagonally 3 apricot halves, close the puff pastry:
Brush with egg yolk lightly beaten or with a splash of Gilder, add a bit 'of sugar and bake at 200 degrees until golden brown:
how about? E 'or not appetizing?
Here is the second appetizer prepared for the birthday of my mother-in-law
These cookies have become almost a joker! I prepare them often! And even when I have a bit 'of time, prepare the dough and then freeze into loaves so it's always available
The recipe for the savory biscuits found HERE This time I used all purpose flour antigrumi Molini Pivetti , sesame seeds Melandri Gaudenzio , I added to the mix one teaspoon of garlic and chili Ariosto and I did not put salt for decoration
Along with the cookies I served with tuna mousse:
simple to prepare but always successful
- 1 can of tuna fillets in olive oil AsDoMar
- 1 teaspoon of tuna pate and ketchup AsDoMar
- 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
- 1 handful of capers
- 1 anchovy fillet
Put the ingredients in a blender and make them go until you get a nice smooth mousse.
And finally, to my great satisfaction, with a company Maremma!
This is the Dairy Spadi which is located in Roccastrada (GR), a short distance from me
It can be said that the family Spadi deals with the processing of milk and cheese always, have a look here:
The ancestors Spadi, originating in Marradi, a ground on the Tuscan village halfway between Florence and Faenza, made what was called "transhumance", or in winter reached the Tyrrhenian coast in Maremma, where the milder climate allowed pastures green in summer and returned to the mountains of the flowering. It was certainly not a pleasant walk: it was about a two-week journey on foot, with all the dangers and difficulties that you could meet on the rural roads of ancient Italy.
Then, in the 40s, Angelo Spadi married a "roccastradina" and decided to settle in Roccastrada, putting into practice the craft learned in family ..
Slowly over the years, from a simple attic where Angelo Spadi produced its cheese, they have made huge steps avanti..e son Enzo has pursued the company with excellent results.
I invite you to visit their website, you can just click on the logo below:
find the dairy Spadi on Facebook, by clicking here you will come directly to their page!
Here are the products of which they happily honored:
Pecorino Seasoned in Cave (Click HERE for technical data), Caciotta Altamaremma and Ricotta Salata ... I can not wait to reveal the recipes in which I am using them
Big hugs to all and thank you to the Family Spadi