воскресенье, 3 июля 2011 г.

Fried Radishes

Heat the oil in the wok or dip pan, add quartered radishes, fry a few minutes, add tymus and chopped garlic, (you can also add grated ginger). Then pour soy sauce and balsamico a bit. Turn off the fire and add another portion of chopped garlic.
Goes well as a side dish for meat or fish. 

Cheese Stuffed Squash Blossom And Fried King Clip Fish

For 7 flowers (squash, zucchini or pumpkin) we need:

for batter:

1 tbs corn starch
1/2 tbs flour
1 egg
3 tbs milk


100 g of cheese (I used 3 sticks of suluguni)
couple sprigs of thyme, fresh or dried
3-4 cloves of garlic

vegetable oil for frying

Wash each flower thoroughly under running water (there are might be insects inside), drain with paper towel. Handle gently because the flowers are very delicate. 

Grate cheese and garlic, chop thyme, mix together and carefully fill each flower. Slightly twist petal edges, so cheese doesn't spill during frying.

Mix together all ingredients for batter. Heat the oil in the wok or pan for dipfrying. 

Dip in batter each flower and quickly, within a few seconds fry them on both sides. Put on paper towel to remove excess fat.

Could be served both immediately or chilled. You can use any white sauce, mayo or hollandes, I used sour cream and that was perfect )))

As for fish, it was washed, any fins were cut, and then fish was marinated with spices for a few minutes. I used coriander, allspice, salt, ground bay leaves and ground nutmeg, dried onion, black pepper,dried ginger, lemon zest. Then I dip fish into the batter and fried it on the both sides.

четверг, 23 июня 2011 г.

Oatmeal Pie with Strawberries, Chocolate Chips and Walnuts

I usually make it without strawberries, just raisins and/or dried cranberries, nuts and cinnamon. But now...

The appearance of my pie surprised me this time: strawberry, large enough, has decreased during the baking, carrying granola to the bottom, so the cake turned out not with rough caramelised crust, but with a pretty hollow in the middle, where all this stuff fell down ))))))) Pie surface is usualy covered with flat caramelised oat flakes evenly, so I  was amazed by this brand-new view )))


3 eggs
1 cup sugar
1/3 tsp of baking powder
1 / 4 tsp of baking soda
1.5 cups oatmeal (flour)
1 / 3 cup of vegetable oil (I used unflavored sunflower)

For the granola:
5-6 walnuts
1 tbs of butter
2 tablespoons of oats (not quick, they flat enough and look nicer)
1 / 2 tsp cinnamon

butter for greasing the form + spoonful of sugar for dusting form

strawberries (6 large berries)
chocolate drops

 (next morning strawberry filling become more flat as you can see on the photos below)

In a large bowl mix eggs, sugar and oil. Then add flour mixed with baking soda and baking powder. Mix well and set aside. 

Now lets make granola.
Heat the pan, add butter, when melted toss with sugar evenly, wait until golden and add oats. Stir and add crashed walnuts. Stir completely, turn off the oven and set aside.

Preheat the oven (375F/180C). Crease the form with butter and dust with sugar. (I used paper baking form). Pour 1/3 of batter into the form, then add strawberries and chocolate chips, pour the rest part of the batter. Toss with granola evenly, dust with cinnamon and put into the oven. Bake 35-45 minutes, use wodden stick to test if it is dry enough inside.