Special Valentines cake recipe

Chocolate, rose and poppy marble cake with rose petals

Valentines day special cake well all can try baking at home.

MAKES 1 X 22CM LOAF

110g unsalted butter, softened and diced, plus extra for the tin
150g golden caster sugar
1/2 tsp orange blossom water or rose water (for example Nielsen-Massey)
2 medium eggs
70g plain flour
1 rounded tsp baking powder
25g cornflour
70g ground almonds
100ml milk
15g poppyseeds
10g cocoa, sifted

For steps on how to make this recipe click here.

Recipe by Annie Bell.  You magazine

Hazelnut & Chard Ravioli Salad

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 lb. raviolis (see headnotes)
  • 2-3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • fine grain sea salt
  • 2 small yellow onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups of chopped swiss chard or kale, deveined
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, and zest
  • 2/3 cup hazelnuts, toasted and chopped
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated (optional)
  • 1/4 cup chives, minced

For instructions on how to prepare this dish, visit here 101 cookbooks.

Sunday Roast – Braised Beef Ribs

Slow Braised Beef Ribs recipe

The chefs from Rib Room share a beef ribs recipe

Ingredients
•400g spare beef ribs 
•1 carrot 
•1 big white onion 
•1 leek 
•2 celery stick 
•1 whole garlic 
•2tsp Worcestershire sauce 
•30g ground cumin 
•40g whole tomatoes 
•5g rosemary 
•5g thyme 
•2pcs bay leaves 
•6g black peppercorn 
•1l beef stock 
•60g butter 
•Salt and black pepper 

Method
1 Cut all vegetables.

2 Season the ribs with salt, pepper and cumin and place it in a deep baking tray together with the cut vegetables, herbs, bay leaves and Worcestershire sauce, and leave it in the fridge for 24 hours.

3 Next day, using butter, grill the ribs for a few seconds and place them in the baking tray over the vegetables.

4 Add the beef stock, tomatoes cut in quarters and cover with foil.

5 Cook in oven at 170° C for 5 hours checking every hour level of moisture.

6 To make the sauce, recuperate all vegetables once the beef is cooked and cooking jus, stream it and place it in a sauce pan.

7 Clean the exceeds of fat and reduce it.

8 Rectify flavour with butter and salt.

Image credit Denis @gromovden twitter

Love Avocado toast with scrambled eggs for brunch, it is a delicious and simple breakfast, snack or light meal! Learn how to make the BEST avocado, egg, on sour dough bread  with this egg recipe.

How to make Australian Folded Eggs

YIELDServes 1

PREP TIME5 minutes

COOK TIME 1 minute

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon unsalted butter

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Whisk the eggs, cream, a pinch of salt, and several grinds black pepper together in a medium bowl until combined. 
  2. Melt the butter in a medium nonstick frying pan over high heat until sizzling and very hot but not browned (the butter should sizzle if you flick a bit of water into the pan).
  3. Pour the egg mixture into the pan — the edges should be pop and sizzle, similar to making a fried egg. Let sit, undisturbed, for 15 to 20 seconds (the eggs should be beginning to set around the edges). 
  4. Use a rubber spatula to push the eggs around the perimeter of the pan in a circular motion, tilting the pan slightly, if needed, so that the runny eggs in the center run out to the perimeter. Repeat until most of the eggs are just set and the very center is still slightly wet looking, 20 to 30 seconds. 
  5. Immediately transfer the eggs to a plate or piece of toast; they should slide out of the pan in one piece like an omelet. Season with salt and pepper as needed. Recipe https://www.thekitchn.com/australian-folded-eggs-265169

Rainbow Pizza Recipe

Okay, first things first, raid your kitchen for colours of the rainbow vegetables. It doesn’t matter how many you can find just as long as you can get a variety of vegetables to represent the colours of the rainbow.

INGREDIENTS

  • Pizza Dough
  • Tomato puree / tomato paste
  • Any topping you like, including:
  • grated cheese
  • red onion
  • tomatoes
  • sweetcorn
  • Broccoli
  • Green, red and yellow peppers
  • Olives

Oven

425F (215C) preheated oven 15 min before baking.

First roll out your dough into any shape you would like your pizza to look like it could be a circle, rectangle, square, heart. Then spread your tomato paste evenly, making sure you don’t put too much tomato past, this is will prevent the pizza from becoming soggy. Then take your pick of chosen vegetables and begin to lay out your vegetables in rows, starting with the first colour of the rainbow. Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo & then Violet.

Next sprinkle cheese all over your vegetables and place in the oven to cook cook anything from 10 anything from 10 to 12 minutes to 12 minutes.

For a perfect pizza dough, follow this link to a previous recipe

Pizza Dough Recipe

Ingredients

  • 250-295g all-purpose flour OR bread flour divided
  • 1 packet instant yeast
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil  
  • 175ml cup warm water
  • Semolina flour

Instructions

  • Combine 1 cup (125g) of flour, instant yeast, sugar, and salt in a large bowl. If desired, add garlic powder and dried basil at this point as well.
  • Add olive oil and warm water and use a wooden spoon to stir well very well.
  • Gradually add another 1 cup (125g) of flour. Add any additional flour as needed stirring until the dough is forming into a cohesive, elastic ball and is beginning to pull away from the sides of the bowl. The dough will still be slightly sticky but still should be manageable with your hands.
  • Drizzle a separate, large, clean bowl generously with olive oil and use a pastry brush to brush up the sides of the bowl.
  • Lightly dust your hands with flour and form your pizza dough into a round ball and transfer to your olive oil-brushed bowl. Use your hands to roll the pizza dough along the inside of the bowl until it is coated in olive oil, then cover the bowl tightly with plastic wrap and place it in a warm place.
  • Allow dough to rise for 30 minutes or until doubled in size.
  • Once the dough has risen, use your hands to gently deflate it and transfer to a lightly floured surface and knead briefly until smooth (about 3-5 times). 
  • Use either your hands or a rolling pin to work the dough into 12″ circle.
  • sprinkle Semolina flour on the base of the pizza.
  • Transfer dough onto baking paper placed on a baking tray

Notes

Semolina flour is used for pizza crust, it gives it a crispy bottom yet chewy texture to give a nice crust.

Credits

Recipe thanks to http://www.sugarspunrun.com, Image talks to http://www.buttermilklipstick.com

ROASTED SPAGHETTI SQUASH WITH MUSHROOMS AND SAGE FROM RASA

Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Mushrooms and Sage:

Serves: 2-4
Prep Time: 1 hour

INGREDIENTS 1 spaghetti squash
2 cups mixed mushrooms
1 medium onion
1 clove garlic
4-5 leaves of fresh sage
¼ cup + 2 tablespoons coconut oil
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cut spaghetti squash lengthways and scoop out seeds. Lay on a baking sheet, cut side up, lightly coat with coconut oil, salt and pepper and bake for 45 minutes or until soft.

While the squash is roasting, prepare remaining vegetables. Mince garlic, slice onion and mushrooms. Heat 1-2 tablespoons of coconut oil in a medium-sized sauté pan over a medium heat. Add onions and garlic, and sauté for a few minutes before adding mushrooms. Continue to sauté over a medium heat for about 10 more minutes, stirring occasionally. Add in chopped sage and stir a few more minutes.

When the squash is ready, remove from oven and allow to cool for a few minutes before scooping the “spaghetti” out. Serve in bowls topped with mushroom mixture, a little olive oil, sea salt and fresh pepper. For extra protein, add some chicken or white fish on top.

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