Friday, September 16, 2016

Easy Dish

This what happen when you don't feel well, decide not to cooking for dinner, open the fridge and see nothing there , feel sorry for the two other member of family , and than decide to pull pot ...  confusing, right ??? well that's me ...I think chopping some veggies or presenting a hot warm foods on the table is always in my DNA !!! 

Alright, this is a very simple dish .. that I recommend when you have those kind of situation that I mention above, other than that ... don't bother, just call pizza delivery...and you are done LOL

Catch-Up Chicken
Source : Balaboosta Cook Book by Einat Admony

Ingredients :
1 cup ketchup
1/2 cup apple juice
1 tbsp kosher salt
2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp hungarian paprika (feel free to substitute with sirracha or other hot pepper)
3 pounds bone-in chicken pieces, skin on
1 medium yellow onion, cut into large chunks
2 tomatoes, cut into wedges

Directions :
Preheat the oven 350 F
Mix together the ketchup, juice, cumin, salt, paprika in a large dutch oven or other heavy pot
Rinse the chicken , pat dry, add into the pot. Add onion, tomatoes, toss together to coat evenly , cover and cook for 45 - 55 minutes, until the juice run clear from a cut between the thigh and leg.


It's friday ... is time to doing some little working on pictures that I taken almost entire week, doing some little work on editing pictures that I taken almost everyday - updating my blog - adding recipes , Nothing fancy thou ..

The second fancy fox quilt is on the way to the new owner, a little smart girl who has bright talent on music.. I hope she will enjoy the quilt and happy to read her mom message on the back of the quilt that I personally hand-stitches for her.  I admit, it was take a lot of time making this quilt and tears also, I think just because I am so distracted with something else on my head ..  but I am so happy the quilt is come very nice ...

if you thinking about next quilt for yourself, kid or just for gift away , please don't hesitate to contact me , this day it will take 2-3 weeks before you get on your hand.  :)

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Tiramisu Roulade

Kid already going to school, I am back to my routine .. something missing , ah yes .. her voice !! Home is so empty, I am not back to work at workshop since we are moving our company to a new locations .. the guys working on it while I get extra hours at home .  Lets , bake and make some noise. I already bake this cake 2 times in row, in 10 days for sure .. is simple cake yet delicious for afternoon tea.  My husband likes mascarpone filling while kid loves the buttercream one,  I wrote 2 of them so you have a choice :)

Tiramisu Roulade

Ingredients :
1/4 cup water
2 tbsp coffee-flavored liqueur (you can use non-alcohol)
2 tbsp superfine sugar
tbsp instant coffee granules
1 tbsp boiling water
4 eggs (separated)
65 gr granulated sugar 
50 gr all purpose flour
50 gr vegetable oil
2 tbsp flaked almonds

coffee liqueur cream for filling
1 cup  mascarpone cheese
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp coffee-flavored liqueur

or if you feel like, make a butter cream for filling 
1 cup (2 stick) of butter 
2 cup of powder sugar
3 tbsp milk

Directions :
Pre-heat oven to 350 F  - Grease 10 inch x 16 inch swiss roll pan, line base and side with baking paper

Bring the water, liqueur and sugar to boil in small saucepan.  Reduce heat, simmer, uncovered without stirring, about 5 minutes or until syrup thickens.  Remove from heat, stir in half of coffee , reserves syrup

Dissolves remaining coffee in the boiling water

Whisk  yolks with 15 gr of sugar and vegetable oil, until mix together add coffee mixture and last is add the flour, make sure all flour mix well and no lump

Beat white eggs until medium peak, add the rest of sugar little by little until finish, fold in yolks mixture. 
Spread the batter mixture into pan, sprinkle with nuts.

Bake for about 15 minutes. let it cool off about 5 minute

Meanwhile, place a piece of parchment paper cut the same size as swiss roll pan on the bench, turn the cake onto paper, peel away lining paper. Use serrated knife to cut crisp edges from all sides of cake. Roll cake from long side using paper as guide. cool.

Meanwhile make coffee liqueur cream or butter cream as you wish, by beat all the ingredients is small bowl with electric mixer until firm peaks form.

Unroll cake, brush with coffee syrup. Spread the cream, then re-roll cake. Cover with plastic wrap, refrigerated about 30 minutes before serving