Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Gourmet recipes - Buns with curds

It is said that the first step to the man’s heart passes through the stomach. Men actually have a gourmet nature. This was the gourmet recipe I prepared for St. Valentine’s Day.

Recipe products

300 g white flour
100 g curds
110 g curds
1 egg
1 teaspoon baking soda
A pinch of salt

Sift 200 g flour with baking soda. Beat and add the egg. Add yogurt, curds and salt. Knead the dough with a spoon. Add the rest of the flour by sifting it little by little. Knead until the whole amount is absorbed and soft and smooth dough is obtained(around 15 minutes). Leave to rest for around 10 minutes. Sprinkle the smooth surface with flour and shape the dough into flat cake with thickness of around 1 cm. Make figures using moulds(in my case hearts). Fry in oil. The oil should not be heated too much because it will burn the outer side of the buns and inner side will remain uncooked.

Serve with honey, powdered sugar or cheese.

Oven baked sour cabbage with rice

One of my friends asked me: “What medicine should I take so my stomach will feel lighter and better?” I answered that the solution of her problems is food which contain more cellulose. This cabbage gourmet recipe has pretty enough cellulose to cleanse your stomach.

Recipe products

1 head of sour cabbage (1.2 kilograms)
160 ml vegetable oil
120 g rice
1 tablespoon red pepper
200 ml water
700 ml cabbage juice

Cut the cabbage into fine pieces. Put in heated vegetable oil and fry around 3-4 minutes. Add water. Cover and leave to boil on low heated frying pan for 2 hours, until only grease remains. Add rice and red pepper. Stir and pour in a tray. Dilute with cabbage juice, level away the mixture and put in oven at maximum temperature, lower grate. Bake until the cabbage begins to wither and the rice absorbs the liquid.

gourmet recipes - baked sour cabbage

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Salad with baked peppers and curds

There are people who eat mostly salads. For those of you who like salads I picked this gourmet recipe. It is nutritious enough and it is also healthy. This salad is not a typical one and it can be used as a main meal. So if you want lighter dinner I suggest you choose this gourmet recipe.

Recipe products

200 g curds
150 g yogurt
200 g baked peeled peppers
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 clove of garlic, chopped into small pieces
A pinch of ground pepper
2-3 boiled eggs
2-3 black olives

Mix together curds and yogurt. Add the sliced into stripes baked peppers, garlic, olive oil and paper. Stir and put in a fridge for about one hour. Serve together with sliced hard boiled eggs and black olives.

gourmet recipes - Salad with baked peppers and curds

Gourmet recipes - Brown bread with olives and rosemary

Here is another meal of my collection of gourmet recipes. This bread combines the two characteristics one meal should have. It is healthy and in the same time very delicious. We all know that brown bread is healthier than the white. Add olives and rosemary and you will get more delicious bread than you thought the brown one could be.

Recipe products

300 g whole grain white flour
200 g brown flour
9 g dry yeast
20 ml olive oil
60 g black salted olives
5 g (1 teaspoon) sugar
1-2 pinches of salt
3 g (1 teaspoon) ground dried rosemary
250 ml lukewarm water

Sift the flours one above other. Pit the olives and add to the flours. Sprinkle with sugar, salt, yeast and rosemary. Put the olive oil in the water and knead dough with it until it becomes smooth and soft(around 10 minutes). Leave to rise covered with folio on hot until doubling in volume. Knead again. Smear a rectangular mould with butter. Put the dough in it and push it so it can stick to the walls and the bottom of the mould. Cover with the folio and leave to rise again. Bake in preheated to 180 degrees Celsius(356 degrees Fahrenheit) oven, middle grate, 35 minutes.

gourmet recipes - bread with rosmary and olives

Monday, February 16, 2009

Gourmet recipes - Chicken hearts with rice

Hi! I want to introduce you to this unconventional gourmet recipe – “Chicken hearts with rice”. It is really kind of gourmet recipe because of the chicken hearts included in it as a product. You will like it if you like offal.

Recipe products

800 g chicken hearts
210 g rice
600 ml warm water
1 big-sized onion
80 ml vegetable oil
Ground pepper

Slice the onion into fine pieces and add it together with the washed and cleaned hearts in the heated oil. Cook on heated hot plate until greasy(the hearts emit liquids which should boil). Add rice for a minute, stirring it. Season with pepper and savory(I put more than usual) . Add salt. Pour the mixture in a small pan. Fill up water and stir well. Brown in oven at 220 degrees Celsius(428 degrees Fahrenheit) until the rice absorbs the liquid.

Gourmet recipes - Milk salad

Recipe products

200 g strained yogurt
200 g yoghurt
300 g fresh cucumber
1 clove of garlic
20 ml olive oil
1/2 teaspoon dry dill

Mix together strained yogurt, milk and olive oil. Stir well. Add sliced into fine pieces cucumber, pressed garlic and dill. Stir again(you can add some salt if you wish).
I decorated the salad with a fresh tomato and cooked corn. I also put a sprig of parsley.

gourmet recipes - milk salad

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Gourmet recipes - Bread with apples, cinnamon and ginger

It is time for something sweet! One of the many gourmet recipes I offer. I decided to make bread with apples for two reasons. The first one is that my family likes sweet bread, and the other is that they do not like apples in “pure form”. If you are like my family(more accurately my sons) try this gourmet recipe.

Recipe products

2 eggs
220 g apples
200 g sugar
100 ml vegetable oil
150 ml milk
250 g white flour
8 g baking powder
5 g cinnamon
0.2 g vanilla
1 g ginger

Clean the apples and slice them into small cubes. Sprinkle slightly with flour, stir and leave aside. Beat whites of egg, yolks until creamy with sugar using electric mixer. Mix them together. Add vegetable oil little by little then add milk while stirring constantly with wooden spoon. Sift flour with baking powder, vanilla, cinnamon and ginger. Add the flour to the soaked mixture with another sifting. Add the apples. Stir the mixture carefully. Pour in a greased cake mould. Bake at preheated to 170 degrees Celsius(338 degrees Fahrenheit) oven, middle grate, for 45 minutes. Take out to a grate and leave to cool down.

Gourmet recipes - Bread with apples, cinnamon and ginger

Gourmet recipes - Chicken stew with potatoes

In my length of service as housewife I learned that chicken is the most preferred meat for cooking and eating. We use chicken meat in soups, stews, cakes and other gourmet recipes. Here is one of the many uses of chicken meat. Try this gourmet recipe and I am sure you will like it!

Recipe products

1.3 kg chicken
1 kg potatoes
2 onions
70 ml vegetable oil
1 tablespoon red pepper
2 tablespoons flour
A bunch of parsley
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
Salt to taste

Slice chicken into portions. Remove the winglets and the spine(for soup). Remove the skin from the rest of the meat. Salt and fry in vegetable oil until red. Take out the meat using slotted spoon. Fry the chopped into small pieces onion in the same grease until golden. Add the sliced potatoes to the onion. Fry 2-3 minutes. Sprinkle with flour and then with red pepper. Stir and fill up water to the level of the potatoes. Put on a low heated hot plate to boil. Return the chicken to the saucepan as soon as the potatoes become half-boiled. Cook for another 5 minutes(potatoes should not be over boiled). Add sliced into fine pieces parsley and pepper. Stir slightly. Serve the meal warm.

gourmet recipes - chicken stew with potatoes

Friday, February 13, 2009

Chicken soup without egg-based thickener

Every day I ask myself(and my friends) what should I cook to please every member of my family for a whole day(or may be two). The real question is what gourmet recipe should we cook if we want the people who eat it not to be sick and tired of it after the first bowl? I think this gourmet recipe is the answer, or is it?

Recipe products and directions

Boil the winglets and the spine of one chicken. Bone the meat.

50 ml vegetable oil
1 onion
1/2 of a middle-sized carrot
1 potato
3 tablespoons flour
40 g rice
150 ml sour cabbage juice

Fry the chopped into fine pieces onion until golden. Add flour, stir and fill up 1 liter of chicken bouillon. Add potato chopped into small cubes, grated carrot and rice after the bouillon boils up. Leave on a low heated hot plate until the rice and the potatoes boil up. Add meat and cabbage juice. Leave to bubble and turn off the hot plate.

Chicken soup without egg-based thickener

Gourmet recipes - Sweet with oat flakes

Haven’t you wondered if there is something delicious and healthy at the same time? This one is brought to you by “Treta Vazrast” newspaper and it is not part of my book with gourmet recipes but it’s really healthy and tasty. All who tried it liked it at once. You can offer it in wide range – from gourmets to people who are on a diet. Try it!

(A recipe form “Treta Vazrast” newspaper)

Recipe products

150 g oat flakes
200 ml lukewarm milk
150 g butter
250 g sugar
150 g ground walnuts
A pinch of baking soda
4 eggs
Jam (if you wish)
Coconut chips

Cooking directions

Pour the milk over the oat flakes and leave them several hours to swell up(I use fine oat flakes). Beat the butter with the half of the sugar until it gets foamy. Add ground walnuts, baking soda and yolks. Add this mixture to the soaked oat flakes and stir well. Add the mixture obtained before to the beaten to snow whites of egg and the remained sugar. Pour in a tray. Make the mixture smooth from the upper side and bake in a moderate oven (180-200 degrees Celsius, 356-392 degrees Fahrenheit) for 35 minutes. You can smear the obtained layer with jam if you wish. Sprinkle with coconut chips and make additional decorations if you wish.

Gourmet recipes - Sweet with oat flakes

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Sweet with banana

Recipe products

1 teaspoon sugar
2-3 bananas
Cake pastry
60 g butter
Coconut chips

Cake pastry products:

250 g sugar
80 ml vegetable oil
1 baking powder
300 ml yogurt
350 g white flour
3 vanillas

Burn sugar in teflon coated tin until light brown. Arrange the bananas when the sugar cools down. Cover them with cake dough. Bake at 180 degrees Celsius(356 degrees Fahrenheit) for around 35-40 min. Smear with butter while the pastry is still hot. Put in a dish and sprinkle with coconut chips.

gourmet recipes Sweet with banana

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Gourmet recipes - Small rye loafs with sunflower-seeds

Some days ago my son(which is big gourmet) asked me for a rye loaf("but not from the shop" he said). He trains bodybuilding that's why he prefers healthy food... So here it is my new recipe - rye loafs with sunflower-seeds. I made it with sunflower-seeds, but you can also use chopped pumpkin-seeds. Hope you like my recipe :).

More of my bread gourmet recipes. You can also try my gourmet bread with pumpkin seeds.

Recipe products

300 g whole grain rye flour
200 g white flour
20 g live yeast (not dry powder)
300 ml warm water
1 teaspoon salt
100 g peeled sunflower-seeds
1 teaspoon sugar
2 tablespoons flour

Dilute yeast in warm water. Add sugar and flour(2 tablespoons). Stir and leave to boil for around 10 minutes. Sift both of the flours one over other. Add salt. Sprinkle with sunflower-seeds. Make a well and knead soft and smooth dough with the yeast. Leave covered to rise for around 45 minutes at 20 degrees Celsius(68 Fahrenheit). Knead again on a floured broad board. Smear a rectangular mould with vegetable oil. Put the dough in the mould and push it so it can fit equally. Make diagonal slices. Cover with folio and leave to rise again for 50 more minutes. Bake on middle grate, without preheating of the oven, at 220 degrees Celsius(428 degrees Fahrenheit), for around 30 minutes.

Gourmet recipes - Small rye loafs

Friday, February 6, 2009

Gourmet recipes - Stuffed cabbage with chicken and leek

Today's dish is stuffed cabbage with chicken and leek. Recipes for this meal came from India. The main ingredient is rice, so the meal is served as main. In some gourmet recipes instead of cabbage could be used vine-leafs, but the original recipe is with cabbage. Here is my variant of the recipe. I used chicken meat, but originally It's used pork meat.

If you like it, you can see also my other lunch gourmet recipes.

For around 25-30

Recipe products

A sour head of cabbage
400 g chicken breasts
200 g leek
90 ml olive oil
250 g rice
200 ml warm water
200 ml cabbage juice
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

Chop the chicken into small bites. Slice leek into fine pieces. Heat olive oil and cook the chicken and the leek until they become greasy. Add salt. Add washed rice. Stir and fill up the juice and the water. Leave to boil until the fluids get absorbed by the rice. Add spices and stir well. Separate the leaves of the cabbage from its stump. Take some of the mixture(there should possibly be chicken meet) using spoon and pour it onto a cabbage leaf. Wrap into tinsel. Arrange them in a clay tilt. Pour mixture made from water and cabbage juice onto the stuffed cabbage. Press them down with a dish so they cannot come to the surface. Cover the tilt. Bake on lower grate at 220 degrees Celsius(428 degrees Fahrenheit) for 1 hour and 30 minutes. Turn of the oven and leave for another 30 minutes.

gourmet recipes stuffed cabbage with chicken and leek

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Gourmet recipes - Grilled trout

Here comes my first recipe with fish. It's easy and very tasty. I hope you like it :).

Recipe products

Clean the fish. Remove the fins and the head. Slice lengthwise. Remove the spine.

600 g trout fillet
Juice of half a lemon
White pepper

For the dressing:

20 ml olive oil
3-4 cloves of garlic
Juice of half a lemon
1 tablespoon honey

Salt and sprinkle the fish with white pepper. Pour the juice of half a lemon onto the fish and leave aside. Roast the fish from the both sides using grill-pan. Arrange the fish in shallow utensil. Slice garlic on fine pieces and fry in heated olive oil. Remove from the hot plate and add lemon juice and honey after a minute or two. Stir until diluting the honey. Pour the dressing on the fish. Serve together with potato mash, rice and pulse.

gourmet recipes grilled trou