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Title: cooking/ kochen
Post by: Kitty on May 29, 2007, 16:54:32
:D Since I LOVE TO COOK I wonder if there are others here on the forum who love to and if they could share some info around cooking?

ich koche sehr gern und ich fragte mich denn auch ab ob da andere sind ins Forum die grobe fan sind von kochen und ob sie daruber ein bisschen erzahlen mochten??!!

First: What is you favourit, what are your favourit meals?
Do you spend ALWAYS a lot of time or just in the weekends, vacations,...
where do you get new recepies etc...just examples of what you might say...

Einst: was ist deiner favourit speise?
spendiert du viel zeit ins kochen immer oder am weekend oder am urlaub,...
wo bekommst du dieser speise?  Nur beispielen von wass du sagen kannst...

My favourit favouri meal is spaghetti  :lol: I would be able to eat it every signle day of the week  :oops: but I wont  :lol: secondly I love the taste of Moussaka (or how is it written) with aubergines, potatos, tomatos, minced meat AND cinnamon...I also adore a good soup which I eat every day  :D I used to bake a lot of cakes etc...I love to make TIRAMISU  :lol: I LOVE IT!!  :D

Mostly my parents cook but now I'm home and I'm going to make a good job out of it and prepare everyday a good meal I'll start with lasagne tomorrow mmmm jammie  :D

My recepies I become from books and often from the mother of my boyfriend  :D I love to expierience in the kitchen but I ALWAYS TASTE before I serve  :D  

I think that I will try to learn my kids later cook several meals cause in my eyes it's very very important that you are able to cook more then just an egg when you leave the house and the only way to learn it is by doing it...still there are SOOOO many guys and girls of my age I know who are not able to cook more then just an egg :shock: I'm 19 and I think that when you do it you learn it...and mostly people are happy when I cook so it won't be that bad then I guess  :lol:

ow and if anybody has a good recepy? let us know!!

Lovely greetz
Me!
Title: cooking/ kochen
Post by: elen on May 29, 2007, 17:13:07
i love EATING :)  with cooking it's slightly different, because i'm not good at it. so the only situations when i cook, are when i do it together with my friends when we meet together (and, apparently, none of us can cook), but it's a lot of fun and generally what comes out is at least edible..
so that's my experience with cooking, generally.
a thing which is good and make a lot of fun while preparing, is fondue.

the favourite meal... hard to say, actually. i don't know the favourite one, but the most frequently eaten is definitely kebab ;)

nice topic :D
Title: cooking/ kochen
Post by: ~Lichtgestalt~ on May 29, 2007, 18:06:04
hm kochen, ist nun kein so großes Interesse vonm mir...so Sachen wie ´Spaghetti in verschiedenen Variationen oder anderes leichtes bekomme ich hin, aber an Fleisch oder schwerere Gerichte traue ich mich nicht so ganz ran, da ich Angst habe das Fleisch nicht richtig zu machen und hinterher Salmonellen oder so etwas zu bekommen  :lol:

I´´m not ver< interested in cooking, but meals like Spaghetti in different kinds and othe rlight things I manage, but I don´t cooke meat, coz I´ve fear to don´t make t right..(bad english I know)

Mein Lieblinsgesen allgmein ist sowieso Spaghetti, dann passts ja XD. Ansonsten esse ich auch gerne Schnitzel mit Tomatensoße und einer ein wenig angebratenen Banane oben drauf - könnt ihr mal probieren *gg.

My favorite meal is spaghetti..otherwise I enjoy escalope with tomatoe sauce and a banana on it - you can try it  :lol:

Rezepte an sich findet man ja überall, in Büchern, im Internet, Famile oder freunde fragen, ob die welche haben....

you find recepts everywhere..in books, in the internet, or you sk your familiy or freinds if they have any...

oh man, ich sehe schon, vllt sollte ich doch mal anfangen besser kochen zu lernen  :lol:

oh, I see..I should learn better cooking XD
Title: cooking/ kochen
Post by: Kitty on May 29, 2007, 18:31:43
thanks for the reactions...

@elen yeah fondue is real nice although my boyfriend thinks it takes too long before you can eat and you can never really eat eat know what I mean?  :) I love fondue cause it's causy and in that way I eat less just because you have more time and hunger dissapears  :lol:

I must say I never cooked with friends  :oops: usually I cook for them or I just get pizza  :lol: but I can imagine that it gives a lot of fun  :lol: My mom should not be home at such a day hihi and what do you make then? just put some things togheter or what?  :lol: CAN IMAGINE

@Lichtgestalt
your english is good, don't worrie my dear spaghetti friend  ;)

Schnitzel is meat isn't it? it's rather how can I say it hard when you eat it? then I know it otherwise I don't  :) I loved to eat it in the past cause it's a rather old dish  :) but with a banana on top of it?? with tomato??? do you really eat that???  :shock:  I will try it I will  :D I cannot imagine that it's delicious but well I once ate the fodder of my cats as I thought it where cornflakes so  :lol: and didn't notice it until my dad asked what I was doing ...

And you have right when you say you find recepies everywhere although with those of internet you should look out cause I have sometimes that it's too salt, or to hot  :D pepper...one time my thing of the pepper got out of eachother and eum well there was a lot of pepper in then I thought O NO WHAT SHOULD I DO NOW?can't start over well then just let it be and none said something about it so... :lol: they all drank much that day, but all said they loved it...no worries there can go wrong much but people are often too unknown about the dish so  ;)

Pitty that you don't dare to make meat, it's so nice and once you put it in the pan you can do some other things...you should try it!!!

Lovely greetz!!!
Me
Title: cooking/ kochen
Post by: ~Lichtgestalt~ on May 29, 2007, 18:51:15
schnitzel with tomatoe sauce and banana is really great! i know it sounds strange - but try it!


cat food? we ate rabbit food in the past...as children...we knew that it wasrabbit food but we ate it...but cat food...I´ve tweo cats and when I see the food...it don´t look nice^^

yeah my mum is cooking at the moment - spaghetti *yeah^^
Title: cooking/ kochen
Post by: elen on May 29, 2007, 18:57:29
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yeah fondue is real nice although my boyfriend thinks it takes too long before you can eat and you can never really eat eat know what I mean?

of course it takes time, that's why it's a great dish to prepare with friends - the longer it takes and the more omplicated it is and the more mess you make, the more fun you have. ;)

and shnitzel wich tomato and banana does not sound like things you could eat together - but might be worth trying..
Title: cooking/ kochen
Post by: ~Lichtgestalt~ on May 29, 2007, 18:59:54
Quote from: "elen"
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yeah fondue is real nice although my boyfriend thinks it takes too long before you can eat and you can never really eat eat know what I mean?

of course it takes time, that's why it's a great dish to prepare with friends - the longer it takes and the more omplicated it is and the more mess you make, the more fun you have. ;)

and shnitzel wich tomato and banana does not sound like things you could eat together - but might be worth trying..



tomatoe sauce not only tomatoe^^ I can only repeat it the 100 time.. try it and then you can judge it  ;)
Title: cooking/ kochen
Post by: Kitty on May 30, 2007, 09:05:54
alright I'll try it  :D one of the days I cook home I'll try it!!!! :D

Lovely greetz
Me
Title: cooking/ kochen
Post by: ~Lichtgestalt~ on May 30, 2007, 10:27:26
yeah and then say if you like it  :lol:
Title: cooking/ kochen
Post by: Tiloechos on May 30, 2007, 12:25:49
I love to eat, and specially to my girlfriend!!!  :lol:  :lol:

In Spain the eat is one of the best things that we have. "Paella", "Codido Madrileño" and "Tortilla de patata" are the 3 things that everyone over the world should eat at least once in the lifetime.

I animate you to search how to do them and to eat them one day. You will sure be surprise.

In the field of the ingredents you must prove "Aceite de oliva", "Aceitunas", "Jamon serrano de pata negra" and "Queso de cabra"

Jamon serrano de pata negra is quite expensive, but its the 8th maraville of the world!
Title: cooking/ kochen
Post by: Kitty on May 30, 2007, 12:35:10
:shock: eum yeah and could you now say it in english?

Paella I know never ate it though I heard about it and even saw it one time when my best friend was eating it  :D

What is Tortilla de patata? it's tortilla in the way I know it some sort of bread or different? and what do you put in it then? potatos that is too easy I guess  :oops:  :shock:  :D

Greetz!
Me
Title: cooking/ kochen
Post by: elen on May 30, 2007, 13:42:53
tortilla de patata is a kind of potato pie. it's nice, but what was absolutely fascinating for me was that when i first tried it they served it in bread, so braed with potato was a surprising combination for me.. as well as bread with chips my brother got in the same place.. but it was good :D

with paella my experience is that you can make it really perfect, but as well it can absolutely disgusting - depends you your good luck and on the cooks skills ;)

and for my taste, the cheaper jamon serrano is, the better it is. those most expensive ones are absolutely not edible, while the cheapest ones are delicious. which is actually quite positive..

"Codido Madrileño"
and this one i don't know, what's that?
Title: cooking/ kochen
Post by: Kitty on May 30, 2007, 14:28:47
bread with potatos is indeed a strange combination but I can imagine tasty  :D I love bread with pasta so why not with potatos ... I'm making lasagne tomorrow njamie  :D I love the preparation more then the eating self  :lol:
Title: cooking/ kochen
Post by: Tiloechos on May 30, 2007, 19:26:39
Well, this is the "Tortilla de patatas" Watch the video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsIDWHvI0Gc

Easy to do, cheap and dellicious... mmm
Title: cooking/ kochen
Post by: Kitty on May 30, 2007, 19:46:51
:D can imagine...I'll make it this weekend!!!!
 :lol:

Thanks for the recepie!!

Greetz
Me
Title: cooking/ kochen
Post by: Tiloechos on May 30, 2007, 23:12:46
As all in this life you will need practice to do a good tortilla. If you put the fire at maximum power you will burn it by the border but it will be not made inside, so you will do a drinkable tortilla.

My sugestuion is that when you have put the potatos into the egg to use a slow fire to do it by inside and outside...

Sorry for this horrible english, but im tired .. ;)
Title: cooking/ kochen
Post by: Kitty on May 31, 2007, 09:12:58
it's not horrible english... ;)

Thanks for the tips!!! :D I'm looking forward to the weekend!!!!!! :lol:

greetz
Me
Title: cooking/ kochen
Post by: Mona on May 31, 2007, 18:51:42
i love all the things that jamie oliver cooks... and his instructions are easy to follow!!
Title: cooking/ kochen
Post by: Kitty on May 31, 2007, 20:45:44
I know that one too, I once doubted to buy a book from him perhaps I should do that one day  :D
Title: cooking/ kochen
Post by: Tiloechos on June 04, 2007, 17:29:17
Did you finally do the tortilla?
Title: cooking/ kochen
Post by: Kitty on June 04, 2007, 20:19:10
:cry: people where stribbling against me this weekend because of the good wetter daddy wanted to do barbeque  :x  but wait this week  :D I'll let you know wetter I liked it oké  :D I guess wednesday or thursday i'll be able to cook myself   ;)

Ow I made a nice dessert...Well when I made the lasagne...I guess most know how to make lasagne so wont give the recepie of it...but the dessert was delicious well I cannot know didn't eat some (diet  :oops: ) it was:

One large cake (from shop or self made) +- 250g
300g of chocolat (milk or fondant)
eum 3 eggs of which you need 2 insides yellow and the 3inside whites  :) (donno how it is called so I guess everybody knows what I mean?)
2dl cream you have to mix
3 spoons (to eat soup) sugger
3spoons (to eat soup) beurre  :oops: it's how you call it god damn in english(have no dictionarry with me sorry tomorrow if there are troubles)

you milt the chocolat with the beurre and sugar "au bain marrie" (this means you put it all in a test which you hang in another test with water that boils = agains burning the chocolat) or you just put it in the microwave as I did
 ;)

when it melt down you put in the 2 yellows of the eggs
you mix the cream put it under the chocolat mousse and BE CAREFULL that it don't collaps!!!!!   :D just well expieriences...
mix the 3egg whites VERY GOOD and put this under the chocolat mousse

A tip: if the chocolat is TOO hard after you put under the yellows of the egg then put some milk in it
 ;)

Now we have the chocolat mousse

take a box that is allowed to stand in the freezer for a long time!
start making little pieces of cake +- 50cm put first a 2cm high level of the chocolat mousse in the box cover it with cake again chocolat mousse, cake,...end up with chocolat mousse et voilà put it in the freezer for at least six hours best is a day before...and let it stand out for like 5 minutes before you start sliding pieces of the frozen cakemix... :D If you don't want to do it in your pants cause o boy IT IS HARD  :lol: I stood there with the knife doing the best I can and well i couldn't hold my laugh  :D

LOVELY GREETZ AND BON APETIT!!
Me
Title: cooking/ kochen
Post by: elen on June 04, 2007, 20:34:05
google sais that "beurre" in Swedish, French and Cajun Franch (?) means butter. but you can never trust google ;)

and what you described seems like a lot of work - too much work for me to even force myself to do it ;)
but i have a friend who's a chocolate-freak, maybe i'll make her try to do it..

i also used to be very fond of chocolate, and i still like it very much, but recently, already for some time i don't feel like eating sweet things - rather salty or spicy. and containing meat.
Title: cooking/ kochen
Post by: Kitty on June 05, 2007, 07:44:51
beurre is french  :D it is indeed butter stupid of me that I lost the word yesterday...well it was kind of late already  :D my mind wasn't working on full tours anymore  :lol:

It's not that much work at half an hour it was in the freezer so  :D

I'm also a chocolat freak  :D but right now well i am not allowed to eat any sweet, so I wont then neither...and the result is there so that's what counts  ;)

Lovely greetz!
me
Title: cooking/ kochen
Post by: ~Lichtgestalt~ on July 17, 2007, 16:25:14
@ Longwaytogo: Have you alreay cooked my "Schnitzel"?  :lol:
Title: cooking/ kochen
Post by: Kitty on July 17, 2007, 16:27:05
:cry: I'm very sorry I didn't cook much latest time since I had a lot of probs with my choice for studies...very sorry...but I wrote it down so the first time I need to cook there'll be something new  ;)

Greetz!
Me
Title: cooking/ kochen
Post by: ~Lichtgestalt~ on July 17, 2007, 20:09:20
you don´t have to apologize you..I can´t force you to cook that  :lol:
Title: cooking/ kochen
Post by: Mona on July 18, 2007, 08:13:50
you should get one of his books... got four myself already ;)

his instructions are really easy to follow and and everything i tried till now did taste well and happen to look like in the book
Title: cooking/ kochen
Post by: Kitty on July 18, 2007, 10:42:16
that don't happens very often that it does look like in the books  :D  I must say that I am a better cook then my mom although I don't do it since quit long, a year or two I guess...and when I cook even my dad looks forward to the  meal  :lol: but I wonder do you always stick to the description? since I dare to change things like the amount of meat usually I don't like meat and as I am on a diet right now I learned that you should always eat less meat then green or potatoes... I wonder are there special recepts for patatoes in the books you mentioned Mona? since I hate a usual patato I like to do something else with them like my boyfriend's mom did! She made puré and beneath them she has put some green and that she has put into the over IT TASTED SOOOO WELL!! but his mam can cook delicious!!!

greetings!
Me
Title: cooking/ kochen
Post by: Mona on July 19, 2007, 06:34:16
Try his baked potatoes....

little potatoes wash them put them into something that can go into the oven... put oil in it an rub the potatoes with seasalt put them into the oven .. those are really delicious!!
Title: cooking/ kochen
Post by: Kitty on July 19, 2007, 09:03:01
:D thanks I'll try them! we usually bake them just at the fire, in a pan... I never thought of baking them in the oven that must indeed do something with the taste of them...seasalt can't you use normal salt? I mean I think that seasalt is special salt or am I wrong?

Greetings!
Me
Title: cooking/ kochen
Post by: Mona on July 19, 2007, 14:49:59
seasalt is not so fine thats why ;)
Title: cooking/ kochen
Post by: Kitty on July 19, 2007, 15:59:16
right I knew there was a difference  :lol: Thanks Mona!
I saw the books today in colruyt mom said wait untill it's december  :lol: I knew enough :lol:

Greetings
Me
Title: cooking/ kochen
Post by: Mona on July 24, 2007, 09:03:43
:) I really love his ideas of cooking although they are sometimes pretty strange...

OT since you are from belgium i guess you speak french... which number is quatrevindisneuf (sorry if its wrong written)
Title: cooking/ kochen
Post by: Kitty on July 24, 2007, 09:19:20
je parle un petit peut de français qoui  :lol:  My French is horrible  :lol: but mostly I understand it if the speaker doesn't speak to fast  :lol: Thansk for the tip!

Greetings
Me
Title: cooking/ kochen
Post by: Kitty on September 09, 2011, 17:50:32
I see I never answered the question about the number >.< I think that's 99 (quatrevingt is 80 dix = 10 neuf=9 ... 80+10+9 = 99) ... but  I suppose Mona won't ever read that.

So :) people interested in my white chocolate mousse recepy to try it themselves

for 4 portions (see my picture in Happy miserable for the size of a portion)

- 200gr white chocolate
- 3 eggs (only the white is needed)
- 1.5dl cream (to stir so with enough fatt percentage)
- 3 spoons of milk

You start with melting the white chocolate in the milk. I do that in the microwave starting with 30 seconds on 1000watt, then I stirr the chocolate in the milk, another 30 seconds on 1000 watt, stirr again you'll see that you'll come to a point where the milk is disappearing because the chocolate takes it up. From this point on I work with 5 seconds on 1000 watt and stirr it after each time untill you get an uniform creamy thingie.
When you don't have a microwave; search yourself two pans one bigger and one smaller that fits into the bigger one... fill the biggest with water so that the smallest one just not touches the water surface (it's called: au bain marie) ... let the water boil and melt the chocolate with the milk under constant stirring.

The next step is stirring the cream with a whisk (I put a little bit of powder sugar in it; about one teaspoon) till whipped cream but not completely whipped... you need to keep the cream just a little bit under the completely vast structure. Take two spoons of the cream and stirr it under the melt chocolate (with a spoon I did this) and put it in the fridge for 5-10 minutes. (don't forget to put the cream in the fridge as well).

Meanwhile stirr the white of the eggs with a whisk till you get a very vast white mousse...you know it's ok when you can turn the casserole upside down without the mousse falling out.

Take the chocolate and the cream out of the fridge and carefully stirr the rest of the cream under the chocolate. Then take two spatula (see picture) of the stirred eggwhite and put it carefully under the chocolate by bringing the chocolate up from the bottom with the spatule and putting it over the eggwhite (this is delicate because you need to keep the air in your eggs) then put the rest of the eggs carefully under it using the same technique. When you no longer see egg and you have a uniform cream your mixture is ready and you can put it in cups. Let it rest in the fridge for two - three hours and enjoy :)

(http://toolskitchen.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/spatula.jpg)

Two points of attentions:
1. make sure not to melt your chocolate too fast when you do it in the microwave; you easily go to burned chocolate ... you hardly have this risk with the au bain marie technique
2. make sure to NOT put the vast white of eggs with the mixture all at once; it's important to get a lot of "air" in your mousse in order to get it light. Not like you can put your spoon in your chocolate mousse and turn the cup around without dropping anything (I had it once ... it tasted good but it was not real chocolate mousse) in order to avoid that it's better to split it in two; first a little bit and then the rest.
Title: cooking/ kochen
Post by: Arlishan on September 11, 2011, 02:34:19
I should give it a try! Thanks for sharing!
Title: cooking/ kochen
Post by: Kitty on September 11, 2011, 08:51:37
Quote from: "Arlishan"
I should give it a try! Thanks for sharing!


welcome :)
Title: cooking/ kochen
Post by: Diana_R on September 11, 2011, 15:07:52
Mmmm....
What a great tasty topic!!
I ADORE spaghetti with tomatos!
Also I like japaneese food, for example rolls with avocado or with cucumbers, and japaneese miso soup is my very favorite soup!

I regard cooking as creativity, I cook rarely and only having inspiration.
Last sungay I cooked vegetarian pizza)
Today I made a soup from broccoli and onion, it was very easy and tasty)

I prefer creating recepts myself))
Title: cooking/ kochen
Post by: Arlishan on September 12, 2011, 03:52:12
@Diana: oooh why did you speak of miso soup? Now I want some so bad!  :lol:  Nom Nom.
Title: cooking/ kochen
Post by: Kitty on September 12, 2011, 09:33:13
Quote from: "Diana_R"

I prefer creating recepts myself))


yes, I do that when it comes to pasta as well ^^ ... but not with desserts...there's so much that can go wrong =_= ... well with the basics that is :)

Did you ever make gazpacho? A cold vegetable soup ... I'm in love with it on hot summer days :) and it's sooooooo easy to make ^^

And moussaka is also a dish I have fun with preparing it :D I made it the very first time when I wasn't that long together with my boy, because I knew that he loves this dish very much... it's a bit more complicated but nonetheless very easy in one as well the moment you know which ingredients. I just remember that I found it very awkward that I had to use cinnamon it the sauce xD ... I was like...but that's for in pie???!! :D but what I tasted after adding it was just sublime ...

I don't cook that often neither... well not yet, once I'm in Innsbruck that will change for sure. But I do it with pleasure, it's just that my parents usually have their own tastes and well I'm sure they don't always match with mine... specially my dad's :D My mother has less problems with the fact I use a lot of vegetables when I cook and am fund of pasta so make a lot of pasta dishes or oven dishes.
Title: cooking/ kochen
Post by: Arlishan on September 13, 2011, 21:10:12
@Kitty: opposite to me, that I don't use vegetables a lot. I do mostly dishes with meat and bread, pasta and japanese-like sauces. Hoisin!!
Title: cooking/ kochen
Post by: jenny-jen on October 07, 2011, 02:50:04
Ahhhh, silly me, after I wrote my answer I closed the window :? So here again: :D

First I want to answer Kitty's questions almost 4 years ago :D Because I love cooking as well (but not cleaning up after it *angel eyes*).

So I can't specify only one favorite meal, there are sooo many good things you can eat :D Pasta for example, like pasta with a cheese-cream-sauce, or a bell pepper-courgette-sauce or just a simple tomato (sorry, but I HAVE TO post this one :D http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjdBCeUdAmI) or bolognese-sauce. I also like pizza and lasagne (this one is very good, but German: http://www.prosieben.de/tv/galileo/videos/clip/593-die-perfekte-lasagne-1.1649191/). Of course, as a German I love Schnitzel and Maultaschen but I'm sure you would love that as well.  :) Furthermore I love anything what is sweet or candy-like :oops: E.g. blueberry-pancakes or rice pudding (best one ever, German again: http://www.chefkoch.de/rezepte/97721038746881/Milchreis-a-la-Leilah.html)... just to mention a few *angel eyes*

Where I get new recipes? www.chefkoch.de. I even have there an account :D

And today I cooked a very good pasta-variation. I already found that in sumer but because I love it I cooked it again, try it!! (German): http://www.chefkoch.de/rezepte/315141113037955/Spargel-Carbonara.html
It's called "asparagus-carbonara"


(http://cdn.chefkoch.de/ck.de/rezepte/31/31514/10622-bigfix-spargel-carbonara.jpg)

you need (for 4 persons):

500 g asparagus, green
250 g Pasta, Spaghetti
butter
olive oil
powdered sugar
3 eggs
2 tablespoons Marsala
1 tablespoon white wine
2 tablespoons Parmesan
fresh herbs
salt and pepper

How to do it:

Clean asparagus - but do not peel it - and cut it into 3 centimeter long pieces. One small piece butter and 1 tablespoon olive oil you melt in a big pan, then you put the asparagus-pieces in it for some minutes. Dredge it with a whiff of powdered sugar and salt. Whisk the eggs with white wine and Marsala, fold in Parmesan. Meanwhile you cook the Spaghetti, decant it as long as it is hot mix it with the egg-mass and after that put it into the pan with the rare asparagus. At the end you put in the pepper and fresh herbs. Instantly and very hot you serve your carbonara - enjoy :)

Some tips:
- Marsala is a wine for desserts. If you don't have it (I didn't) I think you can use instead of it ore white wine with a little bit cream.
- I also took in some ham
- If you never cooked a carbonara - don't worry, it's not that difficult. For beginners you can first mix the spaghetti with the asparagus and then the egg-mass. Maybe you leave a little bit water from the spaghetti. It's really very important that you serve that meal instantly and very hot, otherwise it could be too dry.

 :)
Title: cooking/ kochen
Post by: Kitty on October 07, 2011, 09:03:42
mmmmmmmmm sounds delicious! It'll have to wait till I'm home though to try it out  :( the kitchen here is too small for experimentations, it needs to go quick very very quick =_= But I'll mark me this one :)

And today I'm gonna make pasta as well (or tomorrow, depends on when I get home) I have carrots, paprika and tomatoes and fuuuuuuu I forgot to get my meat =_= ok it'll be tomorrow then, cause I won't have time to get to the shop still today... grrrr. It's so funny...now that I live in this room I need to get to the shop everytime I want to cook...because I forgot the ingredients which we ALWAYS have at home...like olive oil, butter, herbs, salt, pepper, milk. But well I think time after time I'm getting everything I need :) I'm just looking for some simple one-pan meals because that's easiest to prepare here. Yesterday I made mushed-carrots-potatoes with cheese and baked saucage ... but it seems I made it one day too early, would fit better to the weather we have today  :lol:  :lol:

Anyways if you know any one-pan meals or just things that are done very quickly...I know carbonara is fast...most pasta's actually. But I once in a while like a potato as well =_= ... And I'm planning to do a wok next week as well and maybe a rice ... thing is it's SO difficult to find meat for just one person!!!! and I'm not the kind that likes to eat chicken two or three days in a row or bief two or three days in a row or any kind of meat two or three days in a row ....spaghetti is an exception  :P
Title: cooking/ kochen
Post by: jenny-jen on October 07, 2011, 11:40:17
Ooohhh, I know that sooo well!! :D Since 4 years I have just a little kitchenette with only 2 hotplates :? Well, how many have you? Sounds like you have only 1?? :shock: And don't you have a chest freezer? Aaaand do you have an oven?

My favorite one-person meal (maybe for two days) which is VERY fast and easy and tasty is my vegetable-pan either with pasta or rice :D

Just buy a bag iced vegetables...

(http://profood.org.www163.your-server.de/uploads/pics/gemuese_430.jpg)

... I forget how it's named but I will say that when I know it :D

Then you cook either rice or pasta (I like rice more). Meanwhile you unfrozen the vegetables in a pan, put some cream in and your favorites herbs and at the end rice. If you are not that lazy you can cut in some fresh vegetables as well :D That's all :D
Title: cooking/ kochen
Post by: Kitty on October 07, 2011, 17:46:36
Quote from: "jenny-jen"
Ooohhh, I know that sooo well!! :D Since 4 years I have just a little kitchenette with only 2 hotplates :? Well, how many have you? Sounds like you have only 1?? :shock: And don't you have a chest freezer? Aaaand do you have an oven?


no, I share a kitchen with four hotplates, an oven and a microwave and one freezer (for 20 people =_=) with an entire stock of the building, that's why it mostly needs to go quick. So rather small if you realise most people eat at the same time and cooking a meal takes rather often 15-20 minutes and up to an hour when you cook dignant.

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My favorite one-person meal (maybe for two days) which is VERY fast and easy and tasty is my vegetable-pan either with pasta or rice :D

Just buy a bag iced vegetables...

([url]http://profood.org.www163.your-server.de/uploads/pics/gemuese_430.jpg[/url])

... I forget how it's named but I will say that when I know it :D

Then you cook either rice or pasta (I like rice more). Meanwhile you unfrozen the vegetables in a pan, put some cream in and your favorites herbs and at the end rice. If you are not that lazy you can cut in some fresh vegetables as well :D That's all :D


Yeah, I had something in mind like that as well :) and on Sunday I'll make myself baked eggs with raw vegetables and a piece of bread xD inventive or? hahahaha :D but tomorrow I'll cook properly :) with fresh vegetables I'll make a kind of spaghetti sauce and eat spaghetti ... I eat more pasta than anything else =_= not healthy for the stomach, I need diversity. But well :D I'll maybe take a look at that website you put here :) who knows ^^
Title: cooking/ kochen
Post by: jenny-jen on October 07, 2011, 17:59:15
Quote from: "Kitty"
no, I share a kitchen with four hotplates, an oven and a microwave and one freezer (for 20 people =_=) with an entire stock of the building, that's why it mostly needs to go quick. So rather small if you realise most people eat at the same time and cooking a meal takes rather often 15-20 minutes and up to an hour when you cook dignant.


Ohhh :shock: That sucks... well... hmmm...... I have no idea :D You could cook with someone else? So you have more time or rather you are faster with more persons and you have not the problem with the one-person-meal. ;)

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Yeah, I had something in mind like that as well :) and on Sunday I'll make myself baked eggs with raw vegetables and a piece of bread xD inventive or? hahahaha :D but tomorrow I'll cook properly :) with fresh vegetables I'll make a kind of spaghetti sauce and eat spaghetti ... I eat more pasta than anything else =_= not healthy for the stomach, I need diversity. But well :D I'll maybe take a look at that website you put here :) who knows ^^

:D
It's indeed not the healthiest meal :D Well, the website is really cool. I often have no idea and type in just the things I have here and voilà, there is a meal :D
Title: cooking/ kochen
Post by: jenny-jen on October 10, 2011, 19:45:27
Till some weeks ago my favorite pizza was pizza Hawaii :D Well, then I went (the first time :oops: ) to Pizza Hut (in Poland) and I ordered a Texas pizza... Now this kind of pizza is my favorite one and I already tried to make that myself (again today) because I didn't find that pizza in supermarket or another restaurant in Germany :x Of course it's not the same but well, it's a trial :D

you need:

- 1 pizza dough (I tried it but well... I better buy convenience dough *angel eyes*)
- 1 turkey breast
- 1-2 onion
- maize
- BBQ-Sauce
- cheese, Mozzarella

First I marinate the meat with a BBQ-marinade - but you don't have to. For that I use onions, garlic, ketchup, a bit BBQ-sauce, vinegar, lemon juice, a bit cinnamon, sugar (or honey), salt, pepper and everything what I have here at home and what is useful.^^ Waiting....waiting
Then you broil the meat. Meanwhile you prepare your dough and put it in a greased baking tray. First you put some BBQ-sauce, onions in rings, pieces of the meat, some maize and the cheese on the dough. At the end you use again some BBQ-sauce. Finally you bake it in the oven.
Title: cooking/ kochen
Post by: Kitty on October 21, 2011, 14:17:30
so after some acclimatisation to my solo-life ... I started to search the internet and found some interesting things, of which I made my own version... very easy, pretty quick and veeeeeery tasty :)

for one person you need:
1-2 carrots(depending on how big they are and how much you eat)
1 paprika
tinned pineapple in small pieces/slices (some of the juice as well)
100gram of chicken breast or other poultry
rice (again as much as you eat yourself, I use a small cup to meassure it)
some olive oil
some pepper
some other herbs (like thyme or basilicum)

You start with chop all your vegetables into small pieces
chop the chicken
put your water for the rice on the fire to make it boil
warm up the olive oil and put the carrots in it, put the cover on the pan let it do for some minutes. Put then the paprika in it as well stir a bit and put the cover back on. Start boiling the rice (well depends on the rice, look on the package how long it needs to boil normally, mine takes 13 minutes so). Put the chicken with the paprika and the carrots and put some pepper and beloved herbs on it. Stir well and put the cover back on the pan. Make sure you stir ones a while, to avoid the poultry/chicken from burning in the pan. Put the pineapple in the mixture vegatables and chicken and stir a bit also pour a bit of the juice in it if you like the sweet taste in your dishes otherwise you can leave it out, it makes the dish a bit more juicy as well but it's just like you wish. When the rice is ok, pour the water away and put the rice in the pan with the meat and vegetables, stir a bit, leave it under cover for another minute ...et voilà...bon appetite :) a healthy, good looking and good tasting dish :)
Title: cooking/ kochen
Post by: Kitty on November 23, 2011, 20:12:11
So the recepy I found for the gebrannte Mandeln (literary translation would be burned almonds  :lol: but they're actually just caramelised almonds with cinamon)

You take:
200g almonds (complete almonds)
4 spoons (soup spoons that is) of sugar (brown or white)
4 spoons (soup) of water
a teaspoon of cinamon

Do everything in a bowl for the microwave (see below if you don't have a microwave) put it on highest mode for 2 minutes, stirr (preferably with a wooden spoon). Put it again 2 minutes in the microwave and stirr you'll see that the almonds are shiny from the sugar now, after this you put it back another 2 minutes in the microwave and you'll find a mess  :lol:  :lol: a boiled/caramelised stuff ... you put well I did it on aluminium foil but they told to do it on baking paper (against the sticking I suppose) so you spread them out of it ... make sure you have enough space...now comes the tricky thing hahah xD take two spoons and try to get them separated as much as possible. let them cool down and if you don't eat them right away save them in an airtight tin box...in any case away from the air :D

Without a microwave:
I think (but am not sure) you can use the same ingredients and bring it to cooking point. I was told that first you'll see the water disappear and the sugar turn to white again. Then the sugar will melt again (and you should turn the heather lower) and you should stirr stirr stirr until you get a sticky mass of almonds (which you get after the third time in the microwave) the only tricky thing is if you let the fire stand too high the sugar will burn instead of caramelize. After this it's the same. You put everything on baking paper and separate the almonds let them cool down and put in an airfree something to keep them :) or else eat :)

This was my result with the microwave:
(http://www.bilder-hochladen.net/files/d2q3-cv-941e.jpg)
Title: cooking/ kochen
Post by: jenny-jen on November 28, 2011, 21:09:01
Kitty: I said that I usually don't like them very much but yours were sooo good!!! :) I will try them soon I think :) Thanks for the recipe :)
Title: cooking/ kochen
Post by: Kitty on November 28, 2011, 21:14:50
Quote from: "jenny-jen"
Kitty: I said that I usually don't like them very much but yours were sooo good!!! :) I will try them soon I think :) Thanks for the recipe :)


thanks :) happy you liked them! :) I could have easily given you something to Stuttgart, only thought of that when you were already gone ...
I still have massive amounts of popcorn  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
Title: cooking/ kochen
Post by: jenny-jen on November 28, 2011, 21:17:45
Quote from: "Kitty"

I still have massive amounts of popcorn  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

 :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  I can imagine :lol: You could take them to another cinema visit :lol:
And don't worry about the Mandeln ;) Now I have the motivation to make them myself :D
Title: cooking/ kochen
Post by: jenny-jen on December 16, 2011, 09:56:43
Yesterday I bought a dragon fruit - I never tried it and I love it to buy exotic fruits. Now I wonder how it is in other countries? I mean, in Germany you usually buy apples, bananas, grapes, oranges, pears and maybe - sometimes - pineapples or melons. I'm very happy when I see something different and yesterday I saw that colorful fruit.

(http://media.kuechengoetter.de/media/83/12080770017730/abt_dsf7664.jpg)

Now I want to know if you also have "standard" fruits in your country? And do you like to buy exotic ones? And what do you do with them? :D
Title: cooking/ kochen
Post by: Kitty on December 17, 2011, 10:32:45
mmmm...yes you can buy them from time to time here as well :) I love lychees a loooooooooot! I just eat them like that... the only fruit I sometimes use in dishes is pineapple ... with chicken :)

Donno if we have typical fruits in Belgium ... I'll take a look :)
Title: cooking/ kochen
Post by: Kitty on January 06, 2012, 11:41:21
I made an easy yet very lovely recepy yesterday: Chicken with cocos-cury sauce, pineapple and rice.

Needed:
- one chicken breast
- onion
- pineapple (4 slices)
- cocosmilk (normally one small tin)
- rice
- chicken spices
- curry spices
- pepper
- Coriander

You start with slicing the chicken in pieces, spices it with the chicken spices and bake them in a deep pan (or wok-pan). cut the onion in small pieces and add to the chicken, let it fruit 2-3 minutes along with the chicken. In the meantime take care that you boil the rice on time (follow the package indications for it). Then add the pineapple (in little pieces) and the cocosmilk, the curry spices (in the recepy they said one spoon, but I just did it by feeling and tasted) add pepper and a little bit of coriander. Let it all boil a bit, when the rice is ready add to the chicken and curry sauce and have a good meal!
Title: Antw:cooking/ kochen
Post by: Kitty on March 27, 2012, 14:02:20
As we had too much cocos-rasp my mother asked me to do something with it...since I got three cookie-boxes for my birthday I thought right away of these coconut rocks which are my dads favourites :D I started with a scared heart, but in fact it's as easy as a children's game.

Needed:
300gr coconut rasped (here in Belgium we buy it in packages)
300gr granulated sugar
175 gr white of egg (about 6 eggs)
1/2 vanilla pod (you need to scratch out the seeds)

Put the oven on 180° so that it's warm by the time you need to place the rocks in the oven, take out the baking plate beforehand. You start with the sugar and the egg, you stirr it well so that it becomes a sticky mess. You take half of the vanilla pod, cut this half in half so that you get access to the seeds, scratch it out with a knife above the sugar/egg mixture add the coconut rasp and stir it all. Let this mixture rest a couple of minutes whilst you prepare for making the rocks. You put baking paper on the plate, take two spoons if you don't want to be all sticky in the end by making rocks with your hands xD (yes I tried) if the mixture rested a couple of minutes you can start making balls...about 12 in a go, make sure they have enough space! because they grow wider during baking and only grow hard and steady when they're cold again so it's difficult to deattach them if they found each other in the oven. I made about 50 (with tasting) coockies. They need to stay in the oven around 10 -12 minutes, so put the alarm at 10 minutes and from then on keep an eye on them because in the last seconds things go very quickly! when they're nice light brown you can take them out of the oven, let them on the baking plate a few secs and then take them CAREFULLY off and place them where they can cool down...don't put them in a box before they're hard and steady.

Enjoy :)
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/383397_3341180724489_1117825135_33304788_1496052156_n.jpg)
Title: Antw:cooking/ kochen
Post by: hakunamatata on November 23, 2012, 18:33:05
As much as I love cooking, I somehow never find the time to go shopping for the right things. In the end I always end up ordering from foodarena (http://www.foodarena.ch/restaurant/de/delivery/) or something. Any tips on how to handle the load? Because that looked too delicious.
Title: Antw:cooking/ kochen
Post by: Kitty on November 23, 2012, 18:59:52
As much as I love cooking, I somehow never find the time to go shopping for the right things. In the end I always end up ordering from foodarena ([url]http://www.foodarena.ch/restaurant/de/delivery/[/url]) or something. Any tips on how to handle the load? Because that looked too delicious.


pity there...but a recognisable problem... well seeing that for my big grocceries I had to walk quite a distance in Innsbruck and I already got strange looks when I crossed the roads with my heavy bags :D I learned to keep some basic things in the house... That's like of course different kinda pasta's (as that's usually quite long time ok to keep specially if you buy glasboxes to keep once opened the package), potatoes, rice... keep some chicken/minced meat/fish if you like in the freezer (and make sure no neighbours steel them, in my case I lost my chicken in the dormitory =_=) or any kinda meat which doesn't lose taste in the freezer you like and you can use in different recepies. I also always had (and now that they have it cut in slices in the freezers in Belgium certainly that is SO handy and somehow nothing changed the taste) some bell peppers at home you only gotta make sure to eat them within a week. And some saucages, in my case it were Frankfurter Würstel :) as it's also yummy in some pasta/vegetablesauce (that were my quick recepies) ...well personal tast of course but if it had to go quick I usually took those instead of meat from my freezer. And then also herbs of course, regular once, pepper, salt, Curry, Oregano, Provincial mix, Basil, Thymus, paprika and oil to bake I never used butter.
Something I also like making is Chili Con Carne, because I could make it inbetween, it needs to stand on the fire quite some time, the longer the better actually seeing the tastes combine more that way :) in case you work/study from home that is of course in my case it was during translating :)
What I then did was deciding the weekend what I wanted to eat during the week, try to find some recepies for which I had the basics already at home and then get my specific stuff on Monday, it wasn't Monday I'm sure, guess it was more Tuesday as then I had a free moment I believe but anyway, you can do it whenever you want in the week really, just make sure you're aware which things last the longest and which you need to eat within for example two days. In that way, I spared shopping time, load time (no strange looks on the street) and I spared money for some reason because of using a lot of basic ingredients I guess. 

Hope that was a bit an answer to your question, when not feel free to shoot ... But when you love cooking you should find a solution to that ;) besides, what you make yourself always tastes better so :D

edit: just as I was in a rush to dinnertable before hehehe :D never heard of Foodarena before so curious as I am I took a look at the link and that seems like ... too much choice :D is it good food?
Title: Antw:cooking/ kochen
Post by: Kitty on November 23, 2012, 19:11:42
Jenny Could you somehow give me the recepy (or link to) from the Spätzle you made? I tried to find it on the internet but couldn't find it and i want to make it  :D was yummy!
Title: Antw:cooking/ kochen
Post by: NuWoLa on November 24, 2012, 01:41:15

([url]http://media.kuechengoetter.de/media/83/12080770017730/abt_dsf7664.jpg[/url])

Now I want to know if you also have "standard" fruits in your country? And do you like to buy exotic ones? And what do you do with them? :D


I love this fruit, I know it as "pitahaya" hahaha my mom prepares a delicious drinks with it :9
Title: Antw:cooking/ kochen
Post by: Grazia on November 24, 2012, 11:32:51
@Jenny we have the same standard fruits plus ebony fruit maybe which is my favorite middle Asian one,but I love tropic fruits so much,especially lichi and mango!

as for cooking I love it and love to eat home food and i feel much better inside of myself after that))) if anyone would like to cook it I can give the simpliest and tastiest version of real true Ukrainian borsch of 1930's by my granny.
Also I have my grandpa's collection of recipes from the beginning of XX century,most of them are borrowed French I guess I tried to cook them and some technics are really weird but at the end it's so damn tasty.
Title: Antw:cooking/ kochen
Post by: MelissaFrance on November 26, 2012, 20:37:03
@Jenny we have the same standard fruits plus ebony fruit maybe which is my favorite middle Asian one,but I love tropic fruits so much,especially lichi and mango!

as for cooking I love it and love to eat home food and i feel much better inside of myself after that))) if anyone would like to cook it I can give the simpliest and tastiest version of real true Ukrainian borsch of 1930's by my granny.
Also I have my grandpa's collection of recipes from the beginning of XX century,most of them are borrowed French I guess I tried to cook them and some technics are really weird but at the end it's so damn tasty.

Oh my i totally want that recipe, you know?? pleaaase ^^
And i'll probably share some recipes soon too since i've been cooking and baking more and more for the last months :D watch out ^^
Title: Antw:cooking/ kochen
Post by: Grazia on November 26, 2012, 21:51:27
with pleasure, here you are!  :D

you need:

- around 0.5 kg piece of pork on a tube bone (can be replaced with beef or chicken if you don't eat pork like many of my friends)
- 2 big onions
- 3 big carrots
- 5-7 potatoes
- 1 tin of "kidney beans"
- 1 small cabbage
- 1 big or 2 small beetroots
- a 70-100gr tin of tomato paste
(for summer version - 5 peeled & marshed tomatoes & 1 paprika)
- sunflower oil
- bell pepper
- 1 bay leaf


Stage 1:
put meat in a large pan with water (about 3-5 liters), and wait till the water boils, then spill out this 1st water and start boiling it again in a fresh water, together with one peeled onion and one peeled carrot and some bell peppers. Leave it boiling for several hours till you get a good broth (about 2 hours is okay). During the 1st hour some foam may occur - throw it off with a spoon.

Stage 2: when the broth is ready, add there potatoes & 1 carrot, all cut in cubes, and the kidney beans (what a strange name!!!) without the juice. Shred the cabbage and leave it, it will be the next there when the potatoes and carrot get cooked.

Stage 3 - frying, the main of it:
chop 1 onion, shred 1 carrot and the beetroots on a grater, keep all of them separately.
Pour some oil on a rather deep frying pan and when it gets hot make the fire middle and put the onion there, when the onion gets golden - put the carrot there, mix, and add some oil (mix them as often as possible), the last to add is the beetroot, right after the carrot begins to smell like cooked. Add some more oil (if you see the mix is too dry) and wait till the mix fries down again, and then add the tomato paste, mix, and fry it for some more minutes until no water there. Very simple to burn this part so no big fire and mixing often.
(in summer version - chopped paprika goes in the frying pan after onions and the real tomatoes at the end instead, both versions are tasty)
when it's done turn it off and leave it till the very end!

Stage 4:
So, returning to the big sausepan, your potatoes & carrot are bolied & ready, put 1 bay leaf there and the shredded cabbage and leave it boiling UNCOVERED! (or there will be a bad cabbage smell of the dish at the end) boil it until the cabbage stripes get very soft. Then put that stuff from the frying pan into the sausepan, mix everything properly, add salt according to your taste and leave it boiling together for 1-2 minutes. Then turn it off, everything is ready, the taste becomes the best after an hour when the potatoes get colored in red! To serve with a spoon of sour cream and verdures.

Bonus:
If you want a deeper real true Ukrainian dish, you can make a pastry stuff called "galushka", mix 1 egg with flour & some salt to make a soft dough, make a disc or two (with diameter ~15 cm), and boil it for 20 min in the ready borsch at the end, then take it out, cut in pieces like cake and make small cuts in it to put small pieces of garlic there. Eaters can either put some back in a plate or eat separately or ignore )))

An old photo, with some asian pan bread:
(http://cs218.userapi.com/u44740/39528/x_9be612bd.jpg)
Title: Antw:cooking/ kochen
Post by: Kitty on November 26, 2012, 22:07:22
Oh my i totally want that recipe, you know?? pleaaase ^^
And i'll probably share some recipes soon too since i've been cooking and baking more and more for the last months :D watch out ^^

cool :D interesting as I'm searching for new dishes I could try out myself :)

And I'm also interested in the recipe is it a soup as I found on google?


 I recently made an ovendish with savoy cabbage, I'll share it's easy but it tasted very good even if I say so myself :D

Ingredients (for four portions and a bit more):
- one savoy cabbage
- 500 - 800 gr minced meat
- 250gr bacon in small slices
- an onion
- 600 gr potatoes
- Basil
- olive oil
- small slice of butter
- an egg
- milk
- Nutmeg
- pepper
- bread crumbs

1. You start with stewing the savoy cabbage (add some pepper to your own taste) till it's soft and mix it or leave it more crispy (own taste).
2. You cut the onion in small pieces, put some olive oil in a large pan (in which the minced meat and bacon fit) heat it, sweat the onion in it then bake the minced meat in it, make sure to separate the minced meat well. Add basil to your own taste. (a tip of my sis, savoy cabbage and basil really match well together)
3. in the meantime boil the potatoes
4. bake the bacon in small slices in its own fat so just put it in a pan and heat it
5. put the bacon with the minced meat (make sure not to add the juice)
6. heat the oven to 190°
7. when the potatoes are ready you make mashed potatoes from them (egg, butter, milk, nutmeg, pepper)
8. when everything is ready you take a large casserole (for the oven) you put the meat at the bottom, then the savoy cabbage, then the potatoes on top and spread some bread crumbs on it not too much
Put the casserole in the oven for 15 minutes, then put on grill for another 5 minutes depending on the oven and how fast you did the steps (everything will most likely be still warm when it goes in the oven)




another one with savoy cabbage is (for three portions:
- one savoy cabbage
- one onion
- olive oil
- 250gr bacon (in small slices)
- three eggs
- 400 gr potatoes
- an egg
- milk
- nutmeg
- a slice of butter

1. stew the savoy cabbage till it's very soft so you can mix/mash it
2. boil the potatoes
3. cut the onion in small pieces and sweat it in some olive oil
4. bake the bacon with the onion
5. make mashed potatoes (milk, one egg, nutmeg, butter)
6. add the savoy cabbage and bacon to the potatoes
7. make three fried eggs
8. put on each plate a small amount of the potatoemix and on top of it a fried egg



Title: Antw:cooking/ kochen
Post by: Grazia on November 26, 2012, 22:28:46
@Kitty this recipe sounds very tasty,I must cook it next  :o

PS. no more editions available - I forgot to add that at the end you can take out the meat and cut it in pieces,throw out the bone and put the meat back into the pot. So it will be easier to serve it,meat into every plate.
And frying - all the vegetables cut or shred as smaller pieces as possible.
Title: Antw:cooking/ kochen
Post by: Kitty on November 27, 2012, 09:24:12
@Kitty this recipe sounds very tasty,I must cook it next  :o

:) it is very tasty both recipes :) Let me know what you think of it when you found time to cook it ^^ I was scared at first, as I remember my mother-in-law made some ovendish with it but well I asked the recipe but she never gave it :( so I just tried to think it out myself :D and the result was positively rated by my dad even (who's not the easiest when it comes to food)

We'll probably make the second one with the egg with Christmas Evening :) it's easy and yet tasty and this way my parents (or me depending who cooks) can be part of the evening non-stop as well :) it's only short in the kitchen.

Quote
PS. no more editions available - I forgot to add that at the end you can take out the meat and cut it in pieces,throw out the bone and put the meat back into the pot. So it will be easier to serve it,meat into every plate.
And frying - all the vegetables cut or shred as smaller pieces as possible.

might try this once :)
Title: Antw:cooking/ kochen
Post by: jenny-jen on December 14, 2012, 12:38:16
Olga, so cool that you share your grannys recipe, looks great! :)

It's Christmas time now and this year I want to try that... http://www.chefkoch.de/rezepte/414771131543778/Hexenhaeuschen.html (http://www.chefkoch.de/rezepte/414771131543778/Hexenhaeuschen.html) :)
Title: Antw:cooking/ kochen
Post by: ansthsia on December 15, 2012, 10:52:22
Gingerbread house! Those are so fun to decorate!

Speaking of Christmas, I really like these around the holidays and want to try making them.

http://www.recipegirl.com/2011/11/14/cranberry-bliss-bars/ (http://www.recipegirl.com/2011/11/14/cranberry-bliss-bars/)

(http://www.recipegirl.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Cranberry-Bliss-Bars-6.jpg)
Title: Antw:cooking/ kochen
Post by: Kitty on December 15, 2012, 12:47:49
Olga, so cool that you share your grannys recipe, looks great! :)

It's Christmas time now and this year I want to try that... [url]http://www.chefkoch.de/rezepte/414771131543778/Hexenhaeuschen.html[/url] ([url]http://www.chefkoch.de/rezepte/414771131543778/Hexenhaeuschen.html[/url]) :)


 :D ohje, das sieht so kompliziert aus hahaha :D lass mich wissen ob's funktioniert :D dann versuche ich's vielleicht auch mal.

Nastya mmm looks good indeed :) looks a bit like bread-pudding (which I love by the way :D) is it similar or does it only looks like it?

Title: Antw:cooking/ kochen
Post by: jenny-jen on December 21, 2012, 03:09:10
:D ohje, das sieht so kompliziert aus hahaha :D lass mich wissen ob's funktioniert :D dann versuche ich's vielleicht auch mal.


Ging eigentlich ganz gut. Ich war nur zu ungeduldig und hab das Dach zu früh drauf, dann ist mein Häuschen eingestürzt... und als ich zwar lang genug auf das Dach gewartet habe, ist es nochmal beim Schmücken eingestürzt. ;D Aber das Häuschen hat gut überlebt und ich finds echt schön, was daraus noch geworden ist. Außerdem hab ich noch diese essbaren Tannen gebacken... http://www.chefkoch.de/rezepte/926201197906093/Weihnachtsbaeumchen-zum-essen.html (http://www.chefkoch.de/rezepte/926201197906093/Weihnachtsbaeumchen-zum-essen.html) uuund die Rumkugeln http://www.chefkoch.de/rezepte/315151113038089/Claudias-Rumkugeln.html (http://www.chefkoch.de/rezepte/315151113038089/Claudias-Rumkugeln.html) die es auch als Geschenk geben wird am Montag :)

(http://www.bilder-hochladen.net/files/thumbs/bs69-8y-7588.jpg) (http://www.bilder-hochladen.net/files/bs69-8y-7588-jpg.html)

(http://www.bilder-hochladen.net/files/thumbs/bs69-90-ad13.jpg) (http://www.bilder-hochladen.net/files/bs69-90-ad13-jpg.html)

(http://www.bilder-hochladen.net/files/thumbs/bs69-91-3fe9.jpg) (http://www.bilder-hochladen.net/files/bs69-91-3fe9-jpg.html)

(http://www.bilder-hochladen.net/files/thumbs/bs69-92-5b8a.jpg) (http://www.bilder-hochladen.net/files/bs69-92-5b8a-jpg.html)
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Post by: Kitty on December 21, 2012, 10:39:42
Ging eigentlich ganz gut. Ich war nur zu ungeduldig und hab das Dach zu früh drauf, dann ist mein Häuschen eingestürzt... und als ich zwar lang genug auf das Dach gewartet habe, ist es nochmal beim Schmücken eingestürzt. ;D Aber das Häuschen hat gut überlebt und ich finds echt schön, was daraus noch geworden ist. Außerdem hab ich noch diese essbaren Tannen gebacken... [url]http://www.chefkoch.de/rezepte/926201197906093/Weihnachtsbaeumchen-zum-essen.html[/url] ([url]http://www.chefkoch.de/rezepte/926201197906093/Weihnachtsbaeumchen-zum-essen.html[/url]) uuund die Rumkugeln [url]http://www.chefkoch.de/rezepte/315151113038089/Claudias-Rumkugeln.html[/url] ([url]http://www.chefkoch.de/rezepte/315151113038089/Claudias-Rumkugeln.html[/url]) die es auch als Geschenk geben wird am Montag :)


Sieht schön aus! :D wie lange hast du denn dafür gebraucht? Die Rumkugeln habe ich auch schon mal gemacht! Das hat mir vollspass gemacht :D vielleicht mache ich sie ja mal wieder, obwohl ich eigentlich Kekse oder kleine Kuchen backen wollte, ich habe schon die Formen dafür aber ich weiss noch nicht genau welche ich backen will für Weihnachten. Aber vielleicht kann ja auch beides. Die Tannen sehen auch cool aus!
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Post by: jenny-jen on December 21, 2012, 11:53:11
Sieht schön aus! :D wie lange hast du denn dafür gebraucht? Die Rumkugeln habe ich auch schon mal gemacht! Das hat mir vollspass gemacht :D vielleicht mache ich sie ja mal wieder, obwohl ich eigentlich Kekse oder kleine Kuchen backen wollte, ich habe schon die Formen dafür aber ich weiss noch nicht genau welche ich backen will für Weihnachten. Aber vielleicht kann ja auch beides. Die Tannen sehen auch cool aus!
Danke! :) Wie lang ich gebraucht habe? Viel, vieeel zu lang :D Ich habe ungefähr um sieben Uhr abends angefangen und bin dann um zwei-drei Uhr nachts ins Bett gefallen ;D Und wenn es nicht zu aufwendig ist, dann mach doch wirklich beides! Bist ja dann eh in Back-Stimmung - so war es dann bei mir ^^
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Post by: Kitty on December 24, 2012, 15:19:52
Today I finalised my cupcakes for Christmas :) for those who're interested in the recipe for 12 cupcakes:

(http://www.bilder-hochladen.net/files/d2q3-eq-f3f2.jpg)

125g flower (selfrising)
125g sugar
125g butter
2 spoons milk (roomtemperature)
2 (big) eggs (roomtemperature)

flavour as wished:
2 spoons cinemaon
2 spoons chocolate


You start with heating your oven till 170°

1. put butter in a large pan and mix it with the sugar (put it part after part so it's easier for the butter to take it in)
2. mix the butter-sugar till it's a smooth light mass
3. put egg after egg and mix inbetween
4. put the flower spoonwise in the butter-sugar-egg mixture and mix on middel-level of the mixer
5. put the spoons of milk in it mix well after it
6. put the flavour wished so either the cinamon or chocolate or what you want your cupcake to taste like
7. mix everything for one minute

it's the easiest when you have a premalled plate for cupcakes, you can then put paper-cupcakeforms in it but otherwise you can just use a backplate and put the papercupcakeforms on it (but to be sure they keep their form you can use two each time in this case for extra strength.)
you can put the dough in the forms with two spoons and fill them for like 2/3.
8. put in the oven for 20-25min.

For the topping I used:
250g butter
250g powdered sugar
2 teaspoons instant coffee and two teaspoons hot water (you read that right, teaspoons :D it's a very strooooong coffee and I advice you not to taste in advance hahaha)

decoration:
mokkabeans
sugarpearls

1. let the butter come to roomtemperature
2. mix the butter till it's a light smooth mass
3. add spoonwise the powdered sugar and mix very well inbetween
4. mix some more minutes you see the texture chance into a nice cream
5. at that stage you can add the coffeemixture and mix the cream very well
6. put the cream in a pastry bag with the desire mouth and design the cupcakes
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Post by: MelissaFrance on December 24, 2012, 22:02:39
Oh, Kitty and Jenny, both of you made awesome good-looking desserts! :D ok, I'll share my truffles recipe soon ^^
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Post by: Grazia on February 05, 2013, 23:11:04
i want to share a very tasty and a very simple recipe of the Finnish salmon creamy soup "lohikeitto", really tasty and can be your savior when you are awaiting guests and have no time! cooking time - 30-40 min
Picture from the website:
(http://cs7004.userapi.com/v7004326/1463/jozU3noUJyw.jpg)

needed for a big sausepan:

1 pc of leek cut in small pieces, only white and light-green part of it.
5-7 tablespoons of olive oil
2 tablespoons of butter
700 gr potatoes cut in cubes 2x2cm
700 gr fresh salmon filet (no skin & bones!) cut in cubes 2x2cm
0.5 liter of 30%fat liquid cream (no sour!)
6-7 glasses of water
1-2 bay leafs
3 tablespoons of potato starch
salt/pepper
verdures - dill and parsley etc./lemon/dried bread for serving - optional

Make olive oil warm in the sausepan and put there leek.
When it gets soft, add bay leaf, pour water (very carefully, it jumps!), wait till it boils and put there your potatoes, cover it and wait till it boils to soft.
Then add salmon and cook for 5 minutes, after that pour the cream.
While you are waiting till it boils for a while, prepare the starch:
- mix it thoroughly with 2-3 tablespoons of cold water
Slightly pour this misture into the soup, mixing the soup non-stop. it will make the soup dense, when you see it is dense, add butter and put it off the fire. If it's density doesn't satisfy you, make some more starch mixture!
Add salt/pepper according to your taste (for this volume, 1.5 tablespoons of salt must be fine)
Serve with what you like ))) Dried bread and verdures was perfect, as for lemon, i don't like.
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Post by: MelissaFrance on February 10, 2013, 01:33:41
So, since i've been cooking French today, i've finally translated two of my fav French recipes below :

Gratin de carottes/carrot gratin
For 4 people:
4 carrots,
1 tablespoon of oil/30g butter,
1 tablespoon flour,
about ½ litre of milk,
grated cheese (gruyere, emmental, or mature cheddar are the best kind)
nutmeg

Peel and cut the carrots in slices. Put them in a big sauce pan with ½ l water to boil for about 20 mn (until they are soft, easy to probe with a fork). Meanwhile, prepare the Bechamel sauce: put the oil to heat in a pan, when it’s warm, remove from the heat and add the flour, stirring immediately with a wood spatula until the mix is become smooth. Then put back on medium-low heat and add the milk gradually while you keep stirring all the time. After all the milk is added, add salt and some nutmeg and let it to cook for 5-10 mn more, while you keep stirring. When both carrots and sauce are ready, put oil at the bottom of an oven-compatible dish and add carrots, then sauce on top. After this, add grated cheese over the top surface and put in the oven for 5-10 mn.

Soupe à l’oignon/Onion soup
For 2 people:
3 big white onions,
3 tablespoons oil,
2 tablespoons flour,
½ bouillons cube,
grated cheese

After cutting the onions in medium size pieces, put them in a big saucepan where you have previously put the oil to heat, and heat them until they are slightly golden. Then put the flour, equally spread all over the onions, and stir. Then pour ½ l water where you have made the bouillons cube melt. Add pepper and salt at will and leave to simmer for 30 mn. Serve very hot with grated cheese (and if you wish, croutons).

Hope they seem intriguing to you and you'll enjoy them if you try! :D
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Post by: ansthsia on February 10, 2013, 03:16:12
Meli! I really enjoyed reading the carrot gratin recipe! It seems very doable and I think I would try it one day. ^^

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Post by: Tänzerin der Dunkelheit on February 10, 2013, 17:34:03
Wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii new recipes!!! Both sound great, especially because I love onions and also like carrots a lot!

I will try them during this week, I think! But 4 carrots and not very much else for 4 persons? I think, I could eat it alone and still doubt whether it'll be enough! :o Or is this just a side dish? Or am I so greedy? ::) :-[

Nevertheless I'll try and have other things (like bread or something) at home in case it is not enough for me. :)
Of course I tell you! :)
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Post by: MelissaFrance on February 10, 2013, 17:44:25
Christina : ah, you're right, it's for 2 people max, my mistake >.< and you should have another side dish with it, for example i personally would have beaf steak, but for you I guess fried eggs or something like that :)

Nastya : glad it interests you :D
Title: Antw:cooking/ kochen
Post by: Tänzerin der Dunkelheit on February 10, 2013, 17:55:05
Meli: you are welcome! :)
And I forgot to say, that I like it, that you posted some vegetarian dishes. :)

The ones Olga posted sometimes ago, sounded great, too! But everyone with meat... :(
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Post by: Kitty on February 10, 2013, 20:35:36
Melissa you're a goddess :D thanks a lot for the carrot-dish!!! I'm in love with carrots ever since I was a baby hehehe my mother had to put them in my milk because I wouldn't drink it otherwise ;) :D ... so I'll definitely try it someday!! And the onion-soup is it the one you prepared for us when I visited you in PAris the last time? Cause thta one tasted nice and I'd like to make it for my family one day as well :) (as they all like onion-soup)

Olga sorry, I'm not a salmon-lover (not a fish-lover  :-[ :-[ :-[) :D but I'm sure it must have been delicious for those who do like it :)
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Post by: Grazia on February 10, 2013, 23:28:16
Meli I admire the onions soup! especially with that big piece of bread with cheese pre-baked in stove, makes so warm in cold rainy weather!

ChristinaI thought whether I ever cook anything meatless and I recalled an awesome Urkainian dish, made of eggplants))) it looks like many small sandwiches)))

needed:

2-3 eggplants
6-8 tomatoes same diameter
mayonaise
garlic
salt
oil for frying
flour
parsley

Cut eggplants in discs around 0.5-1 cm thick(peel or don't peel - as you wish), rub them with salt and leave them for a while (to get rid of bitterness and make salty also)
prepare mixture of mayo and squeezed garlic - 200ml must be enough, cut tomatoes horizontaly into discs, prepare a wide flat dish, put frying pan with oil on fire.
Roll eggplants in flour and fry them on both sides. they become brownish pretty fast, so you can either take a helper or fry them all at first and then come to the next stage:
put one eggplant disc, pour some sause on it, 0.5 tablespoon, then a tomato disc, then sause, then again as high as you wish. Last is a drop of sause on tomato decorated with a leave of parsley .For comfort eating 2-3 rows of eggplant+tomato are enough)))
You can make then firm with sticks also.
Optional - rubbed cheese in the sause
I dunno what sause was there originally, may be dense cream, but with mayo it's quite fine)))
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Post by: ansthsia on February 11, 2013, 00:27:54
I just saw a tasty and simple lunchtime meal that I would like to share! :)

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/jeff-mauro/jalapeno-popper-grilled-cheese-recipe/index.html (http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/jeff-mauro/jalapeno-popper-grilled-cheese-recipe/index.html)

(http://img.foodnetwork.com/FOOD/2012/05/15/ED0206_jalapeno-popper-grilled-cheese_s4x3_lg.jpg)
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Post by: Grazia on February 11, 2013, 10:21:18
Nastya very easy to cook indeed! Should keep in mind, I like when the food is easy xD

What about the easy food for a holiday dinner - there's an awesome recipe of potatoes under cheese, with meat, unfortunately I have no photo even in the internet.

Needed

0.5 kg pork (better take meat near tube bone but no fat)
0.5 kg peeled potatoes
500-700 ml sour cream
300-500 gr of cheese (consistence like maasdam, Edam etc. - not very soft)
Salt, pepper

Turn on the oven and make temperature around 180-200 C
Cut meat and potatoes into thin long slices - 1x5cm and 0.5 cm thick.
Mix them in a big bowl, add sour cream, mix, salt and pepper, mix again very thoroughly, and spread along a flat wide dish for baking, wiped with oil, where you bake cookies for example but take the one a bit deeper if possible because juice may come out and overfill it. To make the after-washing easier I cut a baking sleeve and put it on the bottom.
Cover the entire thing with rubbed cheese and put in the stove for 2 hours +- 20 min
Depends on the potatoes, meat is ready pretty fast. The cheese topping becomes golden-brownish.

You can try pre-fried mushrooms and onions instead of meat, very tasty too!
Serve gently cutting with spatula, adding sliced tomatoes)))
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Post by: Tänzerin der Dunkelheit on February 17, 2013, 18:36:17
Olga, thank you for the vegetarian dish! I'll try it on day (have saved it on my PC). I have already seen it some days ago, but obviously forgot to comment! :)


And here come my greetings to all of you from my table where I am enjoying Meli's Gratin de carottes right now!
I really like it! And after I was already very much worried about my bechamel sauce, it turned out to be the best one I made in my life, I think ;D!
About the recipe, I changed it a little bit: used about 7 carrots and less milk and for the next time I think about vegetable stock (from cubes) instead of salt, but maybe this is also because I used Gouda, which tastes not very strong.

And guess what: I think I can eat the whole gratin for one meal: with these 7 huge carrots!  :o 8)(But I use it for the main dish)
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Post by: Grazia on April 14, 2013, 22:00:28
I've found this interesting recipe, i wonder whether anyone ever cooked this carrot cake, sounds really tasty http://www.skargardssmak.com/text3.con?art_id=134 (http://www.skargardssmak.com/text3.con?art_id=134)
I know a liver cake but this one is something new for me, should try asap, an interesting garnish it should be )))