Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Gourmet recipes - Pumpking-pastry with caramelized syrup

Recipe products

400 g puff pastry
900 g grated pumpkin
80 ml vegetable oil
1/2 packet of cinnamon
100 g white raisins
1 coffee cup of sugar

For the syrup:

1/2 coffee cup of sugar
1 coffee cup of water


Caramelize the sugar for the syrop. Add water and leave to cool down. Leave the pumpkin to fry in grease. Add the sugar and the raisins. The sugar makes the pumpkin emitting a juice. Fry until it boils up and a thick creamy mixture is obtained. Arrange in a greased with vegetable oil tray in the following order: pastry-mixture, pastry mixture… Smear the last pastry with some oil. Slice into triangles. Bake in preheated to 180 degrees Celsius(356 degrees Fahrenheit) oven, middle grate, 40-45 minutes. The inner pastry should turn browny. Put out to cool down(it should be warm, not hot). Pour with the cold syrup. Serve the meal only when it is completely cool.

gourmet recipes - Pumpking-pastry with caramelized syrup

Monday, March 16, 2009

Gourmet recipes - Winter salad

This is a gourmet recipe for really lazy gourmets or people with limited time. There is nothing hard in prepare this gourmet recipe if you know how to use a knife.

Recipe products

1 big-sized boiled potato
2 pickles
2 soused red peppers
10 cm leek
3-4 full tablespoons cooked corn
2 tablespoons strained yogurt
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
1 stick of dill

Slice the products into small cubes. Add corn, mayonnaise, strained yogurt and dill, sliced into small pieces. Stir well and serve.

Gourmet recipes - Winter salad

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Gourmet recipes - Whole grain bread with and spices

Here is yet another one of my healthy gourmet recipes. This time I added more spices to achieve more tasty bread then ever. Enjoy this gourmet recipe every time of the day.

Recipe products

300 g whole grain flour + 50 g for additional kneading
200 g sample flour
6 g dry yeast
80 g grated carrots
300 ml lukewarm water
1 teaspoon dry hogweed
1 teaspoon dry celery
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
Butter for smearing the bread pan
1 tablespoon olive oil for smearing the bread

Sift the flours and add with yeast and salt. Stew the carrots with the olive oil for 1-2 minutes. Leave to cool down. Add celery and hogweed to the carrots and stir. Add to the flours. Begin to knead the dough in the water. When the dough becomes sticky flour the broad board on which you are kneading it for additional kneading. Do this 2-3 times until no flour remains on the broad board. Cover the dough with folio and leave to rise. Knead on floured broad board as soon as the dough volume increases with a half. Divide into 3 wicks which I interweave to a rope. Put the dough in smeared with butter rectangular bread pan. Leave to rise again. Smear with olive oil before baking. Bake in preheated to 210 degrees Celsius(410 degrees Fahrenheit) oven, middle grate, 30 minutes.

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Gourmet recipes - “Eights”

I want to introduce you to this attractive gourmet recipe. It is kind of sweet bread with interesting shape. With the products shown below you can produce eight “Eights” :).

Recipe products

500 g white flour + 80 g for additional kneading
3 eggs
8 g dry yeast
50 g sugar
40 g butter
Grated peel of 1 lemon
0.2 g vanilla
150 ml lukewarm fresh milk
1 yolk for smearing
Sugar for sprinkling
Chopped walnuts for sprinkling

Sift 500 g flour. Sprinkle with yeast, sugar, vanilla and lemon peel. Cut the butter above. Beat the eggs and add the milk. Knead the dough using spoon. Put 80 more grams of flour when the rest of the flour is consumed and knead until smooth and soft dough. Cover and leave on heat until doubling in a volume. Knead again and divide into 8 balls. Shape them into wicks with width of around 15-20 cm. Shape into eights and arrange in a tray with baking paper. Cover to rise again. Smear with yolk diluted in vegetable oil when they are ready. Sprinkle lavishly with sugar. Sprinkle with some chopped walnuts. Bake in preheated to 180 degrees Celsius(356 degrees Fahrenheit) oven. They will be ready in around 20-25 minutes.

Gourmet recipes - “Eights”

Friday, March 13, 2009

Gourmet recipes - Biscuits

This nutritious gourmet recipe I picked up for you in order to show you that tasty and healthy can be easily combined. These easy for cooking biscuits are perfect for small launches.

Recipe products

300 g white flour
100g white whole grain flour
50 g oat flakes
Peels of half a lemon
220 g brown sugar
4 middle-sized eggs
125 g butter
0.3 g vanilla
4 g ginger
3 g baking soda

Sift the flours. Add ginger, soda, vanilla lemon peels. Sprinkle with sugar and oat flakes. Chop the butter above. Rub with hands until crumbs are obtained. Add the eggs one by one while kneading the dough. Thick sticky mass is obtained. Arrange in covered with baking paper tray using spoon. Bake on 2 levels at 180 degrees Celsius(356 degrees Fahrenheit) oven with fan on. Take out when they begin to brown from the upper side( around 10-12 minutes).

Gourmet recipes - Biscuits

Gourmet recipes - Cream “Vanilla”

Cream “Vanilla” is pretty useful gourmet recipe. This cream can be directly consumed or used in sweets. It takes some time to be cooked but once it’s ready you will see that it’s worth the effort.
(more dessert gourmet recipes)

Recipe products

1 l fresh milk
3 whites of egg
4 yolks
200 g sugar
100 g flour
20 g butter
0.6 g vanilla
Sticks for decoration

Beat the whites of egg with some of the sugar and leave aside. Put aside ¼ of the milk. Beat the yolks with the flour and fill up the ¼ of the milk until thin mess obtained. Heat the rest of the sugar and the milk on the hot plate. Add the yolk mixture with continuous stirring before it boils up. Put the butter when the mixture begins to thicken. Stir constantly until the mixture become thicker. Put in the vanilla before putting away from hot plate. Leave to cool down completely. Put the yolk mixture with stirring in the whites of egg mixture as soon as it cools down until homogeneous mixture is obtained. Put in appropriate cups and decorate with chocolate sticks. It can be served with topping of your choice. I use this cream on biscuit cakes.

Gourmet recipes - Cream “Vanilla”

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Gourmet recipes - Spinach with raisins and olives

I was asked to create an “extraordinary” gourmet recipe and the cook it. I accepted to invent something. I didn’t have anything to lose(well, except some products) so I made up my mind. The following gourmet recipe came as a result of my experimenting. It turned to be a good one. Try it!

Recipe products

400 g cleaned spinach
30 g raisins
100 g black olives
150 g rice
50 ml vegetable oil
750 ml warm water
1 onion
500 g minced meat

For the topping

1 egg
400 g yoghurt
2 tablespoons flour
80 g yellow cheese

Blanch the spinach, strain it off and slice it. Bone the olives. Soak the raisins in cold water for around an hour.
Slice the onion into fine pieces and put it in the oil to fry. Add the sliced into fine pieces minced meat when the onion becomes softer. Fry until ready. Add the washed rice, the spinach, the olives and the raisins. Pour 150 ml water. Cook until the water gets absorbed by the rice. Add spices and stir. Pour in a tray and add the remained 500 ml of warm water. Stir and put to bake at 220 degrees Celsius(428 Fahrenheit), lower grate. Pour a mixture of milk, egg and flour as soon as the rice boils up. Grate the yellow cheese above. Bake from the upper side only until brown.
The meal can be served together with yoghurt.

gourmet recipes - Spinach with raisins and olives

Gourmet recipes - Chicken breasts with mushroom sauce

Nowadays we eat various types of food. But are they nutritious enough. This gourmet recipe contains enough proteins for the whole family and surely it is nutritious enough. Remove the mushrooms and it becomes perfect for people who practice some kind of sport.
(other gourmet recipes with chicken)

For 5 portions

500 g chicken breasts
200 g smoked ham
50 ml vegetable oil
2 onions
2 hard boiled eggs

For the sauce:

100 g fresh mushrooms
2-3 tablespoons sample flour
500 ml cold water
Ground red pepper

Put the chopped into bites meat in the heated fat to fry. Add chopped into small cubes ham. Fry until golden and put in another utensil using grid. Fry the sliced into circles and floured onion in the same fat. Put it in separate utensil as soon as it begins to grow red. Pour some more oil in the frying pan. Add 50 ml of water and put the chopped into fine pieces mushrooms to stew until they become greasy. Sprinkle with the sample flour. Stir a couple of times and fill up the cold water little by little while stirring constantly so no knobs will occur. Leave to boil and cook 5-6 minutes. Season the sauce with pepper, nutmeg and salt.
Serve small pile of the meats together with sauce covered with fried onion and sliced into narrow stripes boiled eggs.

Gourmet recipes - Chicken breasts with mushroom sauce

Friday, March 6, 2009

Gourmet recipes - Home made chocolate cake

Every body likes chocolate I suppose. Our gourmet nature is like that. Even people who are on strict diets prefer to eat the dish that is tastier than one which is not. From my book of gourmet recipes this time I selected a chocolate cake that is not supposed to be eaten by people who are on a diet.
(more of my cake gourmet recipes)

1st layer:

3 eggs
150 g sugar
100 g flour
0.1 g vanilla

2nd layer:

3 eggs
150 g sugar
90 g flour
15 g powdered cocoa
0.1 g vanilla

For the cream:

90 g natural chocolate
200 ml cream(I used “Hopla”)
200 ml none-fat milk

For the syrup:

200 ml none-fat milk

For the glaze:

90 g natural chocolate
80 g milk chocolate
8 tablespoons sugar
6 tablespoons water
30 g butter

Method of cooking:

(For one layer) Beat the whites of egg with the half of the sugar to snow. Beat the egg yolks with the other half. Mix and stir with spoon. Sift the flour in the mixture. Add vanilla and stir well. Pour in a cake pan which bottom is covered with baking paper. Bake in preheated to 180 degrees Celsius(356 degrees Fahrenheit) oven for 20 minutes(You can check whether is ready using skewer). Bake the second layer the same way as the first but mix the cocoa and the flour and sift it onto the egg mixture. Slice the layers lengthwise using thread.
Melt the chocolate in water bath. Add milk. Leave to cool down. Beat the cream using pulverizer. Add 2/3 of the mixture and stir until homogeneous.

Putting together the cake:

Put one of the halves of the white layer in the cake pan. Cover with the half of the cream. Put the other white layer and push slightly. Pour the rest of the melted chocolate. Put one of the black halves of the black layer onto the others. Pour the half of the milk over the cake. Put the rest of the creame. Put the last half of layer above. Pour the rest milk. Leave the cake aside covered for 12 hours so the layers will not dry. Put the glaze.

For the glaze:

Melt the chocolate in water bath. Add butter and the boiled mixture of water and sugar. Stir until homogeneous mixture is obtained. Pour in the middle of the cake. Leave the mixture to flow along all sides of the cake. Make the surface smooth. Leave aside for a few hours so the glaze can dry. Decorate with cream spray.

Gourmet recipes - Home made chocolate cake