Saturday, March 31, 2012

13. Banoffee, My Way

Banoffee, a name created by the combination of Banana and Toffee, an amazing combination.
It is usually presented in the form of a pie, where the ingredients are layered. On a graham cracker or tea biscuit crumb crust, the dulce leche is spread, on which the banana slices are sprinkled, which is then topped with a rich layer of cream.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

12. Kubba Labania (Minted Yogurt Soup with Kubba)

I have known this soup ever since my childhood. It is very well known throughout the Arab world, and little variations exist from Turkey, to Syria, to Iraq, to the Arabian Gulf countries.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

11. Peanut Butter and Banana Snack

No recipe today, just a suggestion on one of the many ways yesterday's loaf may be scrumptiously consumed...!
I lightly toasted a slice of the loaf, generously smeared the surface with peanut butter, topped that with fresh banana slices, and drizzled some honey on top...

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

10. Rapid Cool Rise Flaxseed Loaf

This is a recipe adapted from the mini instruction booklet I got when I bought the Kitchenaid stand mixer.
The booklet includes a few recipes adapted especially for stand mixer use, and really simplifies matters.

Monday, March 26, 2012

9. Mini Pizza

These mini pizzas are perfect for a large gathering or simply a tea-time savory snack.
The dough is perfectly fluffy and light, as for the garnishes, the sky is the limit: you may vary as you like and according to personal taste and favorites.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

8. Brownie Bottom Cheesecake

In the fast world we live in today, a shortcut here-and-there is often welcome. With that in mind, what have we to say regarding a delicious shortcut???

Friday, March 23, 2012

7. Chicken Profiteroles

Chicken profiteroles sounds, and indeed looks, so poshy-fancy.
But once you have the basics covered, it is simply a matter of assembly.
The French Choux pastry is more known to be used in sweet dishes, such as stuffed with ice cream and topped with a rich chocolate sauce for instance (to be explored in future posts).

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

6. Lemon Chicken Piccata

A delicious Italian inspiration from an episode of The Barefoot Contessa that take literally minutes to make from start to end.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

5. Marble Cake

Another recipe adapted from the kitchen of Bernard, the classic Marble Cake.
The marbles effect is attributed to the delicate swirling of a white vanilla batter withe a slightly denser dark chocolate batter.

Monday, March 19, 2012

4. Roast Freshwater Fish

This is simplicity at its best: a butterflied (meaning cut open like a book) freshwater fish, lightly salted, and roasted in the oven to crispy perfection! That is literally the entire recipe!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

3. Semolina Kubba

For those not familiar with kubba, the main idea is some form of a dough that is filled with a cooked mince meat mixture. There are a variety of kubba cooked in various ways and eaten either as is or as a part of a dish.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

2. Madeleines Cakes

A light, fluffy, dainty, and deceptively easy-looking sweet.
These little shell-shaped cakes originate from France.

1. Rice and Corn Soup

The first recipe is not quite a culinary wonder, but is most certainly a comforting one.
Handy on a chilly night, during a cold, or merely because you feel like it.