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How to make a delicious cheesecake

Posted by on Apr 19, 2012 in Dessert recipes, Quick recipes | 0 comments

Cheesecake is something that you cannot deny but to taste it. We thought of discussing the recipe of black forest cheese cake in the following article. Hopefully you will like it.

First we are going to take a look at the cherry topping.

Cherry Topping:

You need to buy q pound frozen and unsweetened cheery for the cherry topping. ½ cup kirsch and ½ cup sour cherry syrup. These are important for black forest cherry cake.

Now you need to prepare the chocolate crust. Yes there are quite a few steps to follow in case of black forest cheese cake. However you will definitely be happy to see the end result.
Chocolate Crust:

You need to have 9 oz chocolate wafer cookies and 6 tablespoon chilled butter. You need to cut the butter into ½ inch pieces. The butter needs to be well chilled. Once the chocolate crust is done you need to think about the chocolate feeling. It sounds a bit hectic to make so many things for one cake but it surely worth the trouble.

Chocolate Filling:

  • 2 cups whipped cream
  • 12 ounces of semi sweet and bitter sweet chocolate
  • 20 ounces of cream cheese
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tblsp kirsch
  • 1 cup whipped cream
  • 2 tblsp sugar

Preparation:

  1. First you need to prepare the topping. For that you need to drain the cherries and kirsch for few hours in a small bowl.
  2. For next 1 hour you need to shake the bowl thoroughly. You need to reserve the liquid and take care of the fact that the cherries are drained properly.
  3. Now you need to add 1 cup sour cherry syrup and half of the cherries in a skillet. Boil it till it becomes thicker. It takes 6-10 minutes. You can prepare it a day earlier than making the cake. It will be less hectic for you then.
  4. Crush the cookies and mix them with butter. Crush them and mix them together properly and the chocolate crust is ready. You need to mix it for 20- 20 minutes.
  5. Now pour the whipped cream with chocolate in a saucepan on medium it and stir non stop. After that cool it for 10 minutes and the filling is ready.
  6. Beat the cream cheese with sugar. Beat it for 10-15 minutes until it becomes smooth. Now mix the chocolate mixture, vanilla essence in it and mix well.
  7.  Pour the mixture into the crust and bake for 40-45 minutes. Now let it cook completely. It might take days but you have to wait. You can keep it in the refrigerator for couple of days and then you can eat it. It will definitely taste great.

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How to Make Butter Chicken

Posted by on Apr 11, 2012 in Quick recipes | 0 comments

How to Make Butter Chicken

Indian food is famous for its taste worldwide. You can find different delicacies in different parts of India. Butter chicken is a famous Indian delicacy and there are various recipes you can find to cook it at home. Many people think making butter chicken is not easy. Yes, it is not easy but it is not that tricky either. We are going to discuss easy way to cook delicious butter chicken in the following article.

 

 

 

Butter chicken is also known as murgh makhani and it takes nearly 2 hours to prepare this.

Ingredients:

  • Boneless chicken 1kg. It is better to remove that skin.
  • Lime juice 2tbsp
  • Salt
  • 2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 5-6 cloves
  • 10-12 peppercorns
  • 1-2 sticks of cinnamon
  • 2-3 bay leaves
  • 6-8 almonds (optional)
  • 8-10 cardamom seeds
  • 1 cup fresh yoghurt
  • 4 tbsps vegetable oil
  • 3 onions chopped
  • 2 tsps garlic paste
  • 2 tsp ginger paste
  • 2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • Tomato paste of 3 tomatoes
  • 1/2 litre chicken stock
  • 2 tbsps dried fenugreek leaves
  • 3 tbsps butter
  • Salt to taste
  • Coriander leaves to garnish

Preparation:

  • In a large bowl mix the lime juice, salt, chilli powder and yoghurt and then mix the chicken in it. Mix it well and cover it. Keep it aside for at least one hour so that the chicken gets tender and the spices gets inside it.
  • Now you need to roast the chicken in your oven for 2 minutes. Pre heat your oven in 180 degree. Put the marinated chicken in the oven and set the timer for 20 minutes. After that the chicken will be roasted well. You need to keep it aside again.
  • Now heat the oil in a pan and add all the spices one after another and mix and roast them properly. Now you need to add finely chopped onions in that and fry till it becomes brown. Then you need to add turmeric powder, salt and ginger garlic paste and sauté it in medium heat. Once the mixture is ready you need to add the roasted chicken in it and mix well and cover it for 5-6 minutes.
  • Stir it well and mix the chicken stock in it. Cook for some times and mix the dry fenugreek leaves in it. Cook it for some time and mix the butter in it. You can see the gravy in golden brown colour. You can now sprinkle the coriander leaves and serve hot with rice or paratha.
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Cape Malay chicken curry recipe

Posted by on Apr 11, 2012 in Quick recipes, Simple recipes | 0 comments

Cape Malay chicken curry recipe

There are plenty of delicious chicken curry recipes available in various countries. In South Africa Cape Malay chicken curry is famous for its taste. This is a traditional way of cooking chicken in South Africa. Those who have tasted it always want to taste it again. Cooking Cape Malay chicken curry is not really easy. This is actually a mixture of traditional South African cooking and traditional Malaysian cooking. That is where the name Cape Malay chicken came from. Those who are interested to know the recipe can take a look at the following article.

 

 

 

 

Ingredients

Before you start cooking Cape Malay chicken you need to arrange the ingredients. Here are the ingredients you are going to need to prepare delicious and tasty Cape Malay chicken curry.

  •   Chicken breasts (it is better if you cut them into halves).
  •   4-5 medium size potatoes. You need to peel then properly.
  •   2-3 onions properly and finely chopped.
  •   2-3 green tomatoes peeled and chopped properly.
  •   3-4 garlic cloves crushed well
  •   2 tbs grated ginger
  •   Crushed cardamom seeds and ground cinnamon
  •   3-4 star anise
  •   5-6 tsp curry powder
  •   220 ml coconut milk
  •   2 tbsp fruit chutney
  •   3 tbsp extra virgin oil
  •   Salt, sugar and pepper according to taste

Method

  •   Put one chopped onion along with ginger and garlic in your food processor. Wait till it becomes a smooth paste. You need to marinate the chicken with this paste and keep it aside for couple of hours. The chicken will become tender and this way it will taste good.
  •   Now you need to heat oil in a sauce pan. You need to add the rest of the chopped onion and fry till it becomes brown. Now you need to add the rest of the spices in it. After that you need to add the cardamom, star anise and fry for couple of minutes. Then you need to mix the curry powder in it and sauté for few minutes in medium heat. You can mix little bit of coconut milk and water in case the mixture gets too sticky.
  •   Now once the mixture is fragrant looks good you need to mix the marinated chicken in it and also add the chopped tomatoes in it. Mix well with the mixture and cook it for some time. You need to add the coconut milk then and stir non stop for 5-6 minutes. The mixture must cover the chicken properly. Then you need to cover the saucepan and let it cook in it low medium heat for 40-50 minutes. You need to lift the lid sometimes in between and scrape the bottom properly. Once it is done you need to serve it hot with white rice.
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Meatless Healthy Dinners: A Wise Choice for the Whole Family

Posted by on Apr 22, 2014 in Dinner recipes | 0 comments

Whether you are looking to trim money from the grocery budget, reduce your carbon footprint or add variety to your existing weekly meal menu, the meatless dinner trend is on the rise. Many people think that a meal without meat is incomplete or void of flavor and taste; this could not be farther from the truth. Crock pot stews filled with vegetables, beans and dried herbs are bursting with flavor.

If you are interested in making a more permanent transition to meat-free meals as a vegetarian or vegan, your biggest fear may be that you are going to miss out on the taste and protein provided by animal products. Contrary to popular belief, a vegetarian or vegan diet is filled with necessary plant proteins. Soy beans, leafy greens, broccoli and cauliflower, and nuts and seed are chocked full of protein. As an added bonus, they also provide a host of vitamins, antioxidants and minerals that animal products simply do not provide.

Meatless convenience foods have taken the grocery industry by storm in recent years. Companies like Gardein create everything from fish-less fillets to chicken-less nuggets, beef-less ground and chicken-less strips to create healthy dinner recipes that will please even the pickiest meat lover. These veggie meat products are full of flavor and let you replicate your favorite comfort food meals like spaghetti, chili, stir-fry and stew without feeling like you are missing out. Whether you choose to implement meatless Monday or eliminate all animal products from your diet, garden-based meat products are a tasty alternative to animal products.

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Creamy Pheasant Hotpot.

Posted by on Nov 5, 2013 in cooking | 0 comments

Pheasant can make a delicious, warming, winter meal. By far the most valuable part of the bird is the breast. Wings and legs can often be tough unless cooked slowly or well marinated. Here is a delicious autumnal recipe that makes the most of the whole pheasant. Its best to use at least one pheasant per person. The following recipe serves four.

  • Start by dicing the breast and remove any skin from the wings and legs.
  • Dust the meat with flour until it is evenly covered. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Flash fry the meat with one large sliced onion in a large, thick bottomed saucepan.
  • Deglaze the pan with a splash of white table wine. Mix the excess flour with the wine to form a creamy paste, almost like a roux
  • Add a couple of handfuls of halved white, seedless grapes.
  • Cover with white wine, put a lid on the pan and simmer on the hob at a low heat for about an hour. The longer it simmers, the more tender the meat will become. Add water as needed to stop the sauce from becoming too thick.
  • When the pheasant is tender and the sauce is the consistency of custard, remove from the heat. Add single cream to taste and mix well into the sauce. The amount of cream you add really is a matter of preference and depends on how rich you want it to be.
  • Finally, sprinkle toasted pine nuts and chopped parsley on top. This is not essential but parsley is always nice for adding a ‘dash of green’ and the pine nuts will give it a bit of crunch.

The perfect accompaniment to this hearty dish is creamy mashed potatoes and steamed purple sprouting, but broccoli or braised red cabbage would work just as well.

 

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GOURMET BURGER RECIPE FROM BARCELONA

Posted by on Jul 3, 2013 in Quick recipes | 0 comments

We want to talk here about the gourmet burgers thanks to the American Restaurant Bernie’s Diner Grill & Burger Bar in Barcelona that offers us its recipe:

INGREDIENTS:

For two people:
250 gr. of ground beef
30 gr. duck mousse
1 shallot
10 gr. fresh chives
10 ml. brandy
1 egg
hamburger bread
1/2 truffle
1 tablespoon mustard
10 gr. flour
olive oil
salt
pepper
fresh tarragon
chopped parsley
For the garnish:
2 leaves of lettuce
1 tomato
2 pickles
2 slices of cheese
1 small bag of chips
paprika

For tempura:
30 gr. tempura flour
60 ml. beer
1 red onion

HOW TO MAKE IT

Chop the shallot, chives, truffle and tarragon and put them in a bowl. Add the truffle juice, minced meat and duck mousse, a splash of brandy, egg and mustard. Salt and pepper. Mix and let stand in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes to incorporate all the flavors well.

Prepare the tempura mixing flour and beer. Cut the onion into rings, batter them in tempura and fry in hot oil. Reserve.

Grill on the barbecue burgers and toasted bread. Cut the tomato and thinly sliced ​​truffle.

Place between two pieces of bread, hamburger, a slice of cheese, some onion rings, slices of tomato, a leaf of lettuce, a few slices of truffle and a pickle. Secure with a skewer. Serve with fried potatoes sprinkled with paprika and serve.

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Classy Coffee

Posted by on Apr 25, 2013 in Appliances | 0 comments

You know what gourmet coffee tastes and smells like and you know it’s not something you usually get to enjoy every day. What you may not know is that with an on demand coffee maker like the Nespresso Citiz model it’s easy to savor great coffee any time you’d like for just pennies a cup. On demand brewing systems such as the Tazo and other K-Cup® compatible single serve coffee makers have transformed the gourmet coffee market and made it possible for almost everyone to enjoy barista-quality coffee at home or work.

Making coffee is both an art and a science and the modern on demand brewing systems have captured both – they take all the guesswork out of making coffee. Regardless of the manufacturer most on demand brewers operate along the same general lines – they require electricity and feature a reservoir which can usually hold anywhere from six to 12 cups of tap or bottled water. There is no thermal carafe or coffee pot and warming plate which means there is less to clean and the coffee simply can’t get scorched or bitter.

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With an on demand brewing system you no longer need to scoop and measure coffee because they use coffee inserts which may be pods, capsules, discs, K-Cups® or some other format. The inserts are premeasured and sealed so there is no waste and the coffee is fresh since the pods are opened only at the point of brewing. To make coffee you place a cup under the brew port, insert a coffee pod and press a button – in one minute or less the machine brews a perfect cup of coffee and issues it directly into your cup.

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Potato Goodness

Posted by on Apr 10, 2013 in General | 0 comments

Welcome the spring with colorful nutritious dishes using unique type of potatoes

Katie Cavuto Boyle, RD, who features in Potato Types Video Series, shares her two fresh new recipes for potato salads

Denver, CO., April 4 2013

Spring brings along with warm weather; green trees and fresh blooming flowers, which means that more time is spent outdoors in the beautiful nature. So why can’t we welcome the spring in style by bringing to the dinner table some new recipes involving potatoes, recipes that are healthy and light?

Potatoes are a favorite for family dishes and they are not just delicious but also healthy. One medium sized which has not been peeled, containing just 110 calories, can give you about half the dose of daily vitamin C that you need and potassium more than a banana. These are reasons enough apart from others for you to include potatoes in your dinner and you can do it in a variety of ways. Eat delicious and keep healthy this spring with potatoes.

Katie Cavuto Boyle, who appears in the US Potato Board’s educational video series “Seven Potato Types”, is a chef and a Registered Dietitian and shares with us her brand new recipes of potato salad, recipes that are just perfect for this spring.

This show will feature seven unique types of potatoes that include reds, whites, yellows, russets, purples, petites and fingerlings. With these seven different types of potatoes you can cook yourself a new dish with a type of potato each night, all week long.

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Fourth Season Of Worst Cooks In America Returns With Superstar Chefs Anne Burrell And Bobby Flay

Posted by on Jan 14, 2013 in General | 0 comments

The fourth season of Worst Cooks in America is all set to be premiered on world television. The show will feature two superstar chefs, Anne Burrell and Bobby Flay. The show attempts to turn kitchen zeroes into kitchen heroes. The concept of the show is a unique one. Previous three seasons have been a huge success and the fourth one is expected to gain even more popularity and TRP.

The format of the show calls for fourteen participants, divided into two teams. One will be led by Anne Burrell and the other by Bobby Flay. The competition will be spread over a period of seven weeks, with one episode broadcasted once a week on every sunday. After seven episodes of tough competitions, one out of the fourteen cooking-challenged contestants will take home the grand prize of $25,000. This winner will be chosen on the basis of achieving the most successful culinary transformation during the season. The victory will also be of the leader of the team to which the winning contestant would belong to.

Burrell has been the undefeated series champion of the show. It will be a tough ask for culinary master Bobby Flay to come up with something extraordinary to win this season’s show. It will be a rematch between the two masters. The last time they had competed, Burrell won the battle comprehensively. Once again, the battle will be to transform kitchen disasters into food masters, not an easy task by any means. The first episode will be premiered on Sunday, February 17th at 9pm ET/PT.

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Finding A Reliable Supplier Of Drinks In One’s Area

Posted by on Dec 27, 2012 in General | 0 comments

Independent Suppliers

Today even levering af sodavand (The Danish Word For “Supply Of Soda”) information can be found online. No longer are the different drink companies the only ones that one has to resort to when seeking a regular supplier of drinks. There are independent suppliers who pick up drinks and beverages as per popular demand from the respective companies and they supply to the clients as per their demand. One can easily look up information on such suppliers in their region. It is best to look up reviews too in order to ascertain as to who has been around in this business for a long time and has gained a favorable name in return. There are different factors that one needs to consider when one is picking up a name of such a supplier.

Proximity Of Operations

No matter how great and reliable a supplier of drinks may be, they will tend to be expensive for one when one’s premises are located at a great distance from the region where one operates. Many such drinks supply companies or logistics vendors have international presence. They have transportation options in different counties and supply to every region as per local prices. One can avail of such suppliers if their prices and service levels are reasonable. One has to find their budget to be the guiding factor in this matter. It is best to opt for a local supplier when one has medium level of demand which can be easily fulfilled by a local person. That way, the costs fall cheaper than opting for an international logistics brand.

Kind Of Drinks Opted For

When one has to cater to a local canteen or a school cafeteria where the requirements mainly comprise of soda water, bottled water and soft drinks, then one need to look up such suppliers accordingly. Again, some suppliers have the option for cold and hard drinks as well. When one is running a restaurant or a catering business, tying up with such a supplier would prove of use. The internet provides reviews of the local suppliers in one’s area. For a reliable supply company visit Sluktoersten.dk

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