Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Baklava: Not as Hard As You Think

As a student, I usually shy away from seemingly time-consuming desserts. Baklava being one of them. However, during a 3 day weekend I decided to take the dive and was pleasantly surprised. It was not at all difficult. The only tip I offer is to make sure to keep the phylo sheets damp at all times.

The recipe is as follows:

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

You Scream, I Scream, We All Scream for Nutella Ice Cream

As an ice cream fanatic, I heard a rumor that you can combine ice cream and Nutella. Naturally I thought: How cool to the power of awesome is that? Trust me, if there was ever an ice cream flavor to try and make, this is the one! My ultimate favorite, that I will always keep stocked in my freezer.

This following recipe makes about a quart: (remember to freeze your ice cream bowl the night before)

1) Heat together- 2 cups whole milk, 1 cup heavy cream, 1/2 cup of sugar
2) while sugar dissolves, beat (4 minutes) 4 egg yolks and 1/4 cup of sugar
3) pour eggs+sugar into milk+heavy cream+sugar and continue to heat on low setting (9 minutes)
4) strain and mix in 1/2 cup Nutella, 1/2 tsp vanilla extract until they dissolve
5) chill completely
6) pour into ice cream maker

Popcorn Time

We all love the "buttered to your heart's content" movie-style popcorn. But one day I decide I want something even more delectable, something sweet, salty, and spicy. BEHOLD....the ULTIMATE POPCORN.

1) cook your popcorn; remember to follow the instructions on the side of the popcorn jar, don't listen to other recipes when it comes to this step since all popcorn does not cook the same
2) add in dash of cinnamon, cumin, cayenne pepper, salt, and melted butter
3) stir well
4) add ribbons of maple syrup
5) drizzle melted chocolate on top
6) enjoy

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Seeded Crackers

ground up seeds

taste test with hummus :)

After reading about these on KERF, I had to try them
. The recipe is very simple/straightfoward and the dough was very easy to work with. The crackers came out a bit more bland than I had expected, but I guess that makes them good to eat with dips. Overall, a success!