Cheesy bread

If it’s something I love it’s cheese, be it in pasta, pizza or bread I totally dig it!

Today I’m sharing a recipe for bread with cheese filling, this dish is nice as a snack but is pretty filling so I usually make this as a dinner meal.

The ingredients for the dough are basic, nothing special but in case you never made bread before here is a list of things you need.

  • Flour
  • Yeast
  • Warm water
  • Salt

So we covered the bread, now all you have to do is let the bread rise for like 1 hour, 30 or 45 minutes is also alright but the longer you let it rise the fluffier the bread becomes, which in my opinion is always a plus.

When kneading the dough into a round form, put a slice of cheese (whichever cheese you prefer) and then fold the bread into a crescent form.

Put the bread into the oven for like 20 minutes, keep an eye on it though because the time it needs to bake can differ depending on your oven.

When it’s baked, it’s time to enjoy!

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Fried noodles

Who doesn’t love some noodles? I sure do. The dish I made this time might not be as easy as instant noodles but it sure is worth you’re time!

Fried noodles might be my favorite type of noodles and I’m sure if you try out this recipe you’ll be feeling the same way I do ^_^

So here are the ingredients:

  • Noodles
  • Chicken
  • Spring onions
  • Olive oil
  • Cooking oil
  • Curry and paprika powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • Minced garlic
  • Chili flakes
  • Soy sauce
  • Dried onion flakes

I always start with cooking the vegetables because those take more time cooking than the noodles and chicken.

If you never tried spring onions with your noodles, trust me, you’ll be thanking me later!

The spring onions don’t need that much seasoning, pretty much salt and pepper is all you need and some olive oil to cook it in.

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If the spring onions have become tender you can start cooking the chicken, I always cook everything separately but you could also add the seasoned chicken to the spring onions, in that case I’d recommend you to add the chicken at the time you start cooking the spring onions or else they’ll become too well cooked

Anyway the chicken is seasoned with some salt and pepper, curry powder and paprika powder. Make sure to keep the chicken juicy so don’t cook it until it’s all dry.

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Next thing up is the noodles and honestly I don’t think this needs any explanation because all you have to do is bring water to a boil in a pan and add the noodles until they’re cooked.

And now add all the ingredients together with a little bit of cooking oil, preferably in a wok because it’s easier to stir that way or a big pan will also do. While stirring add the soy sauce and that’s it!

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One last ingredient.. Enjoyment!

Pan cooked bread!

So it’s been awhile since I posted but I’m back and since it’s holiday season I think this is something you should definitely try out!

As you have read in the title I’m sharing a different way of baking bread, to make this particular bread you use a pan instead of an oven.

Ingredients for the dough:

  • Flour
  • Yeast
  • Salt
  • Hot or lukewarm water

So nothing too special, just the regular ingredients for making bread. But this bread also has a filling! I used minced meat and here’s the seasoning for the minced meat…

  • Chopped onions
  • Coriander
  • Cumin, curry and garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper

That’s it! So next is kneeding the dough into round shapes and then put the filling in the middle. You could fold the dough and make it a crescent formed shape but what I did is make another round shape and put it on top and then close the edges. Make sure to blend the bottom and top dough good to prevent the filling from leaking from the sides.

All you have to do now is put a pan on low heat with a little bit of butter and then insert the dough.

End result!

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Hope you enjoy!

Meaty

Today’s dinner is quite the meaty dish and because the holidays are near and it’s really cold, some mash potatoes as a side dish is wonderful.

So here’s today’s dinner…

  • Mashed potatoes
  • Meat
  • Cucumber
  • Tomatoes

This meal is very nice not just because it fits into the holiday dinner schema, but also because you also get all the nutrients you need for a day out of this dish.

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Looking yummy right?

So mashed potatoes, cucumber and tomatoes, is double as yummy!

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This is not a very difficult dish yet it’s very worthwile!

Enjoy!

Sesame buns!

If you love to bake, you’ll love making these buns! These buns are really fun to make because you can either make them sweet or salty, in this case we’ve made a salty one but even though it’s salty it has some sugar in it anyway! Confusing right? Lol, no but really sugar is sometimes added to bread (a small amount) just to make the bread tastier in the end!

Bread is pretty easy to make but these buns are slightly different from regular bread and the bread recipe.

I’ll share the ingredients so you know what I’m talking about.

  • Milk
  • Eggs
  • Flour
  • Vanilla sugar
  • Yeast
  • Salt
  • Baking powder
  • Oil
  • Vanilla sugar

After mixing these ingredients and kneading the dough it into a whole

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Then put them in the oven for about 10-20 minutes, I’d recommend you to put the oven on 140 degrees (celsius) because these buns tend to bake pretty fast. Unless you’re in a hurry you could put the oven on a higher degree but in that case, check on them often to make sure they don’t get burned.

End result!

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Rice again

It might seem like rice is all I eat, but I promise you that’s not the case lol!

Here another delicious variation of a rice dish, this time with tomato sauce and eggplant. Vegetarian time!!!

I’m saying vegetarian because up till now I’ve only posted dishes that contain meat soooo for a change a vegetarian dish. I want to say vegan but I’m not sure if thats appropriate for this dish, feel free to correct me 🙂

I cheated and used tomato out of a can, of course this dish would be so much better if you used fresh tomatoes but like I said just now, I cheated this time :D.

Anyway what you have to do is put the tomatoes into a pan, if you have some puree you might want to add that to create a tomato sauce.Then add the chopped eggplant into the mixture with the seasoning to your liking; The seasoning I’ve used is pretty simple:

  • Salt and pepper
  • A little sniff of sugar (To ensure the sauce doesn’t become too sour)
  • Curry, garlic powder
  • Chili flakes

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Fishy noodles

Sorry the title might sound a little disturbing, the noodles aren’t fishy but noodles with some fish though, yummm~

Nothing special but this is something I make when I’m being really really lazy. But I love the fact that even though it’s so easy to make it doesn’t make it taste any less good 🙂

So noodles, vegetable ones, you know the packaged one. Hey, I already mentioned the word lazy so this should be expected lol. And the fish, baked fish filet ^^

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Making them noodles in 5 mins like a boss and then…

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Bon a petit!

Tajine time!

You heard it right, it’s time for me to share a dish that’s a delight to make and eat. And I don’t want to offend all the great cooks that make tajine but unless you’ve eaten one made by a Moroccan, you haven’t tasted the real tajine yet!

But hey who says you can’t learn to make one like a Moroccan right? I myself have made this dish only a few times, simply because my mom makes the best tajines ever, so why would I make one when I know I can enjoy a much better tajine!

Hey I do help out so I’m not extorting my mom or anything I promise. But look at this beauty though!

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Tajine’s pottery is typically round-shaped but this one is a more modern design you could say which is why it’s a square. We also have a lot of round shaped ones in different sizes. The sizes you use depend on how many people you’re feeding, as you might already know this dish is supposed to be eaten directly from the tajine.

So let’s get to business, tajine also has many different variations as you can make it with various types of meat and/or vegetables. The one made today is pretty simple and contains the following ingredients:

  • Meat (Veal)
  • Olive oil
  • Onions
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Coriander
  • Dried plums (Prunes)
  • Salt and pepper
  • Minced ginger (or powder)
  • Turmeric powder
  • Minced garlic (or powder)

As you can see in this particular tajine we used veal but you could also use chicken, lamb or fish although the seasoning should be different if you use another type of meat. In case you want to try another type of meat and don’t know what seasoning should be used, let me know!

For the preparation you should commence with putting some olive oil in the tajine and cook the meat with the seasoning in the tajine, don’t add all the vegetables until the meat is cooked (not quite well-done yet though) and tender. When the meat is cooked you can add the tomatoes, onions and dried plums. All you have to do then is put on the lid and let it cook on low heat. You could add some water to create more sauce but the meat and vegetables alone should create a nice juicy sauce themselves.

And then if it’s done………..

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It’s time to dig in! Tajine is typically eaten with bread but if you’re watching your carb intake, you could always just eat it without bread 🙂

Hope you enjoy!

Mmm burger…

If you got the reference I put in my title, you’re freaking awesome! (You’re still awesome even if you didn’t get it :)) Lol so today I made some hamburgers, pretty easy to make and very yummy.

I was actually watching Spongebob when I suddenly thought damn those krabby patties look good, so I decided to make them myself. Although less of the krabby stuff in my patties hehe.

Here are the ingredients for making these bad boys:

  • Minced meat (I used beef but you can use whichever you prefer!)
  • Salt and pepper
  • Coriander
  • Onions
  • Garlic powder
  • Cumin powder
  • Nutmeg powder
  • 1 white loaf or bread-crumbs
  • Olive oil

So mix the raw minced meat with the seasoning, what I then do is either use a white loaf, cut off the crust and then put the loaf in a bowl and soak it in water.

When you’ve done this, get the loaf out of the water and get rid of the excess water. Now add it to the mixture until it has totally dissolved into the meat. What this does is make the texture of the burger extra juicy and soft, which is really great but! You can also use bread crumbs which in contrary makes the burgers a little bit crunchier.

Depending on how you want to prepare your burgers, you can choose either one of them. Or you could always skip the bread altogether!

Put a pan on the stove and add a tiny bit of olive oil, just so it won’t stick in the beginning. Cause minced meat usually provides it’s own juice because of the fat that melts. Unless you’re using steak tartare, that type of meat doesn’t have a lot of fat or none at all sometimes but either way a little bit of olive oil should suffice.

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Mango make me wanna tango

Soooooooooo yay I got myself some mango. Like seriously, mango and/or pineapple really make me a happy person.

Nothing special, I just cut the mango in dices and enjoy the sweet and tasty fruit. It’s also a very nice snack because the sweetness is good and it fills up your belly pretty good, leaving you satisfied for quite a long time.

I used to have a real struggle with cutting a mango but I’ve finally mastered the perfect way to do it and it’s pretty simple actually.

All you have to do is cut off the sides just next to the pit, so don’t cut too thin pieces/slices. Then start slashing vertical lines into the mango, make sure not to cut all the way through the skin of the mango but stop just before it hits the skin. Then do the same but then horizontally. Now you should have vertical and horizontal lines, next what you should do is use a spoon to carve the mango dices out, it should come out as dices if all has went according plan. And then the enjoyment can commence!

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