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Sunday, September 9, 2012

Salmon with Lemon Butter sauce and Raoted Garlic Potatoes

If you want a delicious and easy dish yet impress your surrounding, this definitely is the dish to go for.
I've made this dish plenty of times and my friends and family love and long for it. Yes it's that good :)

Ingredients:

-Fresh boneless Fillets of salmon
-6 Mashed Garlic 
-Juice of 2-3 Lemons
- Sea Salt
-Fresh ground pepper
-Olive Oil

  Clean the salmons and place them in a bowl.
Add the garlic, lemon juice, and olive oil. You can add the salt and pepper now or when you transfer it to the tray. Give it a good mix.
Now you can marinate this for 10-15 minutes but I usually don't.

Transfer the salmons to a cooking tray. Sprinkle salt and fresh ground pepper on each fillet. Don't go crazy with the salt.
Now bake these in the over till they get a beautiful color.
Make sure not to over cook.
Salmon takes quite some time to fully cook and usually it differs from time to time that's the reason I didn't add the duration.

Lemon Butter Sauce ingredients:

- 25g Butter
- Juice of 1/2 Lemon
- 1/2 cup whipping cream
- 1/2 garlic clove mashed
- Salt and pepper

Melt the butter on medium to low heat. Then add the garlic and whipping cream at the same time, you don't want the garlic to cook. Add the salt and pepper and keep stirring. 
Add the lemon juice and the sauce will start to thicken. Taste to adjust.

   
 Roasted Garlic Potatoes Ingredients:

- 1 pack of Small new potatoes (boiled till soft)
- 6-8 gloved of mashed garlic
- Olive oil
- Salt
- Fresh Ground pepper


In a small cup mix the olive oil and garlic together and set aside,  then place the boiled potatoes evenly on a baking tray.

  Spread the olive oil mix on the potato and add some fresh ground pepper and salt.
Bake in the oven till sides are golden brown. 
Salmon with Lemon Butter sauce and garlic roasted potatoes, Served!
 Enjoy xx


Saturday, August 4, 2012

Cold Custard fruit tart

Baking a pie crust from scratch might sound tricky but it's not as tricky as you might thing. Just follow the step by step guide and you are set to go. Happy Baking xx


Pie crust Ingredients:

- 1 1/2 (113g) Butter
- 1/4 cup (50g) Sugar
- 1 large Egg
- 1 1/2 cup All Purpose Flour

Preheat your oven to 200°c

Using a food processor mix the butter until creamy and smooth. 

 Add in sugar and mix until light and fluffy. 

 Beat the egg in a separate cup.
Mix the butter mixture on slow and gradually add the egg.

 Add the flour and mix on slow till it combines and comes together.

Mixture should resemble something like breadcrumbs, if it the texture looks more like a dough add some flour till you get the desired result.

 Rap your pastry in a plastic sheet and refrigerate for 20-30 min or place in the freezer for 10-15 min to save up time. I always choose the latter option.


 Since this pastry has a tendency to crack when you roll it, I press it in my tart pan. 
Chill in freezer for 15 mins.
Lightly fork the surface.

By now your over must be nice and hot. Bake for 5 min on 200°c then drop to 180 °c and bake for another 15 mins or until firm and lightly golden.
When pie is ready whisk one egg white, using a brush seal the crust while still hot. This will prevent the filling from softening the crust. Don't worry the egg white won't add any flavor. 

There are several other ways you can seal your crust: When pie cools down you can seal it using apricot glaze or even melted chocolate. But i prefer the egg white since it's flavorless.

While your pie is baking. you can get started with the custard filling.

Custard Filling Ingredients:

- 2 cups Milk
- 2 tbs custard powder
- Sugar (as desired)
- about a cup of whipping cream


In a sauce pan add the milk and custard powder whisk. 
Place on medium to low heat, keep whisking. Add desired amount of sugar (I usually add 4 tbs). Keep whisking until mixture turns thick. take off heat and place in a separate bowl cover with plastic sheet. Refrigerate till cold.
(For every cup of milk add one tbsp of custard)

 Place whipping cream in a bowl and whisk until thick. refrigerate. 

 Once the custard is cold mix it with the whipping cream. Mix until combined properly.


 When the pie crust cools completely fill it in with the custard mixture then design with with whatever fruit you desire.
I use raspberries, blackberries, and strawberries.

 Custard Fruit Pie, served!
Enjoy

Friday, August 3, 2012

Marshmallow rice crackers

Finally, about time I launched my cooking blog after torturing people on istagram and getting endless requests for my recipes, here you go guys this is for you.


For my first post I choose a very simple 10 min dish that tastes like heaven. 
 
Ingerdients:


- Around 25g unsalted butter
- 1 pack of plain marshmallows
-  1 cup (or more) Rice Krispies (toasted rice cereal)


You'll be using 25g out of a 50g stick. Not more.

Melt the butter in a sauce pan on medium heat.

 Once the butter melts drop in the marshmallows.

 Melt the marshmallows on medium to low heat, make sure you stir as they tend to burn pretty fast.


Now throw in around a cup of rice cereal. the rice cereal should be covered evenly. 
Make sure you don't over add since you'll end up with a very dry batch, and you don't want that!

 Once you combine them well. Transfer the mixture into a square pyrex. Press it properly and even out the surface. 
Leave it to cool for around 15 min.
Once cooled cut into squares and serve.

Viola..
Marshmallow rice crackers, served.
Enjoy.

Stay tuned for more step by step recipes xx