zaterdag 22 november 2014


Cannelloni is something I have never eaten before. I'm going to make it myself today as it is a vegetarian dish.

It's basically pasta with ricotta and spinach, dressed in tomato sauce. It's kind of a lasagna with ricotta.

Ingredients are:

Tomato sauce:
- 5 tomatoes
- 1 cup of tomato concentrate
- basil
- olive oil
- some olive parts
- red wine
- salt
- pepper

Ricotta paste:
- 250 g spinach (sliced)
- 500 g ricotta
- 100 g parmezan
- nutmeg
- pepper
- salt
- olive oil
- 12 pieces of cannelloni

First you just make the tomato sauce like we always do. Cook the tomatoes and the tomato concentrate until they are soft. Add some red wine and olives. Finish it off with some salt, pepper and basil. Very easy. Just make sure it's not too dry. If it's dry, add some water to it.

Next on you make the ricotta paste. Just mix all the ingredients together and stuff the cannelloni up.

Finally throw the tomato sauce on top of the cannelloni and add some cheese on top of it. Mozarella is recommended.

Bake it for 30 minutes at 180°C.

Here's another recipe:

dinsdag 18 november 2014

Roti / Chapati

I don't like Indian food, but while flying the Indian airplane to Hong Kong I had roti (chapati). And it's the most delicious bread I have ever eaten. It was almost like a croissant, but flat.

Here's how you make it, you just need flour, salt, oil and water. Knead it and bake it in a pan.

zaterdag 15 november 2014

Vanilla Cheesecake (easy recipe)

I have made a post about cheesecake already, but this version is much easier to make and we have a video of it by my favourite chef The Seasoned Cook. Just follow the video.

You will need this for the cheese base:
- 3 eggs
- 500 g full farmer's cheese
- 200 g sugar
- table spoon vanilla

You will need this for the sour cream topping:
- sour cream
- sugar
- table spoon vanilla

You will need this for the pastry:
- 500 ml Graham Cracker crumbs
- 70 g butter
- 50 g sugar

vrijdag 14 november 2014

Puff Pastry Shells

Here's how you make vol-au-vent puff pastry shells. Never thought of that.

dinsdag 11 november 2014

Boiling Egg

Here's how you boil an egg. You want to have a silky egg white covering a gooey egg yolk paste. Because this is the most healthy for you. Don't eat raw eggs as mixed egg whites and egg yolks will reduce vitamin uptake. Consumption of raw egg whites can interfere with biotin (which is present in egg yolk) absorption. This is due to a constituent called avidin which is destroyed by cooking. Conversely, hard boiled eggs create inflammation when eaten. This is because the yolk gets oxidized and causes inflammation in your body. This is also true for scrambled eggs. So please eat your egg boiled.

Here's how.

1) Add water to the pan and put the egg in the pan, cover the top of the egg with water.
2) Bring to a boil
3) Remove pan from fire and wait 6 minutes.

Or you just buy an egg boiler.