Saturday, October 13, 2012

Chocolate Chunk Cookie

I tried several times this CCC recipe from JoyOfBaking. It's a very good recipe, but the result didn't satisfy me completely. Today I modified it quite a bit and the result was different in taste and consistency, less sweet and more crunchy.

I used the same procedure illustrated by JOB, but changed the ingredient in :
375 gr all purpose Flour
1 teaspoon backing soda
1 pinch salt
2 eggs (Medium size)
100 gr White sugar
200 gr Brown sugar
185 gr unsalted butter
250 gr chocolate chunks



Friday, October 12, 2012

Memories of a gourmet traveler...

Years ago during one of our trip to Strasbourg we bought this postcard
 Yesterday I was looking  at three sad apples, when I remembered this recipe. So. this is how my sad apples looked like  after the sweet treatment :D

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Dinner for everyone, also our toddler

Kid2 is now 1 year old and has only 3 teeth, but very hard gums. So I'm trying to prepare a dinner that doesn't need to be blended and tastes good for the whole family. 
Yesterday I prepared Meatloaf and sweet peas, very successful :-P 
500 gr ground Beef
60 gr ground Parmigiano
1 large egg
1 dried Roll
1/4 cup milk

Cut the dried roll in pieces and dip it with milk.  After 15 minutes add all the other ingredients and mix very well.  Take a big Alu-foil and model the loaf in the centre. Close it as a candy wrap and put in a pot with a cup of broth.
Cook it gently for 20 minutes, than remove the Alu-foil and le the loaf form a soft crust.

Sweet peas:
400 gr frozen sweet peas
100 gr chopped Prosciutto
1/4  chopped Onion
1 cup Broth
3 tbs Olive Oil

In a medium pan add oil and onion, than cook it gently for a couple of minutes. Add the chopped prosciutto and stir it well for one other minute. Add the frozen peas and the broth, cover and let the peas stew gently (lower flame) until they are cooked (at least 30-40 minutes) 


Stubborn Toddlers and Popsicles

You know, you can say or do whatever you want, but Stubborn Toddles will ALWAYS achieve their goals. Sadly it could happen they hurt themselves during the process. So this post is just an advice: keep some Popsicles in your freezer even in January, it's the best way to cure a swollen lip without additional tears.
I've never  been able to put ice on my Kids' bruises, but a popsicle in their mouth in order to cure  a swollen lip, YES! That's works ;-P