Monthly Archives: March 2018

Green Pea Spread, sandwich rollups

greenpea

Ingredients

Makes 20-25 

  • 1 teaspoon cumin (jeera) seeds
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1.5 cups green peas (frozen)
  • 2 teaspoons coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon dry mango powder (amchoor) or 1 teaspoon Chaat masala
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/2 cup grated coconut (defrosted if using frozen)
  • 1 cup finely chopped fresh coriander
  • salt and pepper to taste

Method

Heat the oil in a medium saucepan and when it is hot add the cumin seeds. Once they start to sputter add the frozen peas carefully, add the remaining spices (coriander powder, mango powder, cumin powder, grated coconut, garam masala) and let it cook on medium heat until the peas are tender (about 10-15 minutes). Season with salt and pepper and add the chopped coriander and take it off the heat.

Once it is cool, use your food processor to grind it down to small bits. You are now ready to use it in your sandwiches.

To make the rolls in the picture, you use white or wheat bread. Cut the edges off the bread. Using a rolling pin, roll the bread flat pressing as you go. Put about a tablespoon of filling across the edge closest to you. Roll from the bread encapsulating the filling and creating the roll. Repeat until you have used all your filling.

Fry the bread rolls in a pan with a little oil with the seam side down. Fry until it browns. Brush the opposite side with a little oil and flip them over. Repeat on the two remaining sides. Serve with ketchup.

 

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Coffee, Chocolate, Caramel Molten cake

fondantcake

I am sure you have had the molten cakes going around. They are so amazing as you cut into them and the chocolate runs out. This one is slightly different in that it is made in a loaf pan and you can serve it on a plate and slice it.

 

Ingredients

  • 75g milk chocolate chips
  • 75g caramel chips
  • 113g butter, room temperature
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 50g granulated sugar
  • 40g all purpose flour
  • 25g almond flour (optional – if you do not have almond flour increase the amount of all purpose)
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee
  • pinch of salt

Method

Preheat your oven to 320F. Line and butter your loaf pan and set aside.

Put the chocolate chips, caramel chips and butter into a heatproof bowl and microwave for 30 seconds. Stir and then repeat for 5 second bursts until it is all melted and smooth.

Whisk the eggs and sugar on high speed until they are light lemon in color and have tripled in volume. Sift the flour into this mixture. Drizzle the coffee and fold gently until it is all incorporated. Then add the cooled melted butter chocolate mixture and salt and stir till incorporated. The batter is very very runny.

Pour the batter into your loaf pan and bake for 35-45 minutes. The cake is done when you shake the pan and there is still a little jiggle left. Take it out and let if cool before turning it onto a plate and cutting it.

 

 


Zucchini fritters

zucchini

 

I was really going to start out with using my spiralizer and make zucchini noodles but then changed my mind as I wanted something fried. These fritters are similar to latke’s and are so quick and easy to make. The most important thing to do is make sure there is not a lot of moisture left in the grated zucchini. Try them they are really simple and delicious.

If you do make them let me know how they turned out for you.

Ingredients

  • 1 extra large zucchini (about 3 cups), washed and grated
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon red hot sauce (or any spicy sauce of your choice)
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • olive oil
  • sour cream

Method

Put the grated zucchini into a colander, sprinkle with about a teaspoon of salt and let it drain for about 15 minutes. Working in small batches squeeze the grated zucchini and then place it in another bowl.

Add the flour, parmesan, cilantro, hot sauce and mix. Add the beaten egg. Add pepper and any additional salt that you may want. If you mixture is still too watery add a little more flour.

Heat the olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, scoop an ice cream/medium cookie scoop of the batter and put it in the frying pan. Flatten with the back of a spatula. Repeat until you have filled the pan, making sure you have place between each of the fritters.

Fry the fritters on each side until they are golden brown. Once they are fried take them off the pan and then place them on a paper towel.

Serve with sour cream or your favorite sauce.