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Tag: Recipes

Anchovi and Garlic Pasta

Very easy, yet yummy and filling. Just a few ingredients and only little effort make a tasty dinner:

Ingredients (yields 2):

Pasta for two
1 large shalllot
3 cloves garlic
6-8 anchovi fillets
Pinch of chili flakes (optional)
1/4 cup white wine
Salt and pepper to taste (only a little salt)
 


Simple Vegetable Fritters

 
I wasn’t exactly thrilled by the prospect of having another veggie-only-meal yesterday evening, but what wouldn’t you do to try to eat healthy and loose some weight?

These simple veggie fritter patties were surprisingly tasty and satisfying though and I’m sure they would make an excellent side dish too. You can make them with any non-leafy and not too soft vegetables or even a free-style mix of several of them, but I only had zucchini at home, so here we are.


Japanese “Gyudon” (Beef Bowl over Rice)

Gyudon is a japanese beef bowl dish served over steamed rice.

As far as I know it is considered a type of fast food in Japan since it’s wuick and easy to make and requires only a few ingredients. However, it has nothing in common with western fast food as we know it.

To me, it’s very delicious and I like it very much from time to time. Please note that the original recipe calls for a pickled type of ginger slices called “Benishuoga” which is virtually unavailable here, so I had to omit it.

Here’s how to make it:

 


New Flour Type

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I got hands on a (to me) completely new type of bread flour. It‘s the German type „812“ and funny enough, in the US it‘s called just „bread flour“ 🙂 . It‘s surprisingly difficult to find in supermarkets here, although it seems to be pretty common for professional bakers. 

What I found out is that you actually need a little less water than when working with the standard type 55 (all-purpose flour) and that it likes to ferment a little longer. But I may be wrong since I‘m just puzzling together the results of my first try.

Anyway, I got very good bread from it just using my spelt flour bread recipe and reducing the amount of water little bit. 


Sloppy Joe Dip

I stumbled upon this recipe and decided to give it a (personally adjusted, simplified and halved) try. I used my homemade Codsworth Cheese and left out the bell peppers

As the recipe states, the long cooking time is vital and it really comes out delicious. It’s a versatile dipping dish for a convivial evening or an occasional warm outside summer evening meal. So, here’s my version of the dish:


Pan Roasted Asparagus

We’ve had a lot of asparagus here these days due to it being in season. I, personally, like the green variety way more than the hyped white one because it’s more flavourful and tastes more like a distinct vegetable. Here’s how to make a simple and delicious side dish from it.

Ingredients:

1 bunch of green asparagus (~500g)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tbsp. butter + 1/2 tbsp. olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

 


Sauce Vierge

The sauce vierge is a traditional french, meditarranean-style, infused sauce invented by some super important french cooking guy several decades ago. Goes very deliciously with fish, and that’s what I had yesterday.


Cheese Making

I got an ebook on cheese making for free recently, but honestly, I don’t think it was much of a highlight. Nonetheless, I tasted blood from it and additionally bought myself this book which is much more informative and educational (that guy has an awesome YouTube channel too).

Subsequently, I made a cheese press a couple of days ago and wanted to put it to use now. The first try was a “Cotswold” cheese (seems to be a region in southern great britain that I’ve never heard of before), but as an old Fallout 4 addict, of course I named my version “Codsworth” 🙂


Rigatoni con Salsiccia

Somehow I didn’t have this dish for years and it was so delightful yesterday evening. Pasta with hearty italian salsiccia sausage, onions and a little garlic. Anyway, it’s easy to make and requires only a few ingredients:


Spelt Flour Bread

Today I’ve got something completely new, at least for my standards. I made bread from spelt flour for the first time – and I was surprised about how much I actually like it. Now, spelt has a little bit of a reputation of being in the eco- or treehugger corner (at least here where I live) but at the end of the days it’s just plain normal flour to work with.


 

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