Friday, August 26, 2011

Crustless Pizza

(This dish is his specialty courtesy of Nigella.)

Tonight we made Crustless Pizza. It was quite easy that my 2 year old have done it all by himself. He poured all the ingredients in the bowl together. All I had to do was have everything measured out for him, supervise and put the pans in the oven. He loves being in the kitchen with me. He wants to help cook all the time. He made our pizza tonight. I also had to move the toaster oven out of the way for him because he said he needed more counter space...LOL. On the first photo you'll notice the toaster and the second photo it's gone...LOL. He's too cute and he did such a great job with stirring. He was very excited to taste his creation that he kept checking the oven window to see if it was done.  Soon as he heard the timer beep he called out for his sister. "Sissy dinner's ready!"

We made two batches for the two pans. We made four slices out of one pizza and one was filling enough. Our darling daughter ate 3 slices! Yummm...

1 egg
2/3 cups of flour (pizza appears brown because we used whole wheat flour which is brown)
1 cup of whole milk
1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 400F mix egg, flour, milk, and cheese together.
Grease the pan and pour the mixture (you'll need 8 inch round).
Bake for 30 minutes
Remove from oven and add chorizo slices (we used pepperoni) sprinkle a dash of cheese on top and put back in the oven for another 2-3 minutes until cheese have melted.

Crispy Chicken Cutlet and Churros

Crispy Chicken Cutlet with Brown Rice
With my very own twist. I've tenderized the skinless and boneless chicken breast to a some what thin fillet. Coated it with egg whites, whole wheat flour, dash of whole wheat bread crumb and shredded reggiano  parmigiano. It was crunchy and flavourful you need not add salt. For our side we had one boil in a bag brown rice to serve 4. 1/3 cup each to be exact.

Dessert ~ Our Homemade Churros w/ Semisweet chocolate dip

These are homemade churros made with whole wheat flour. Flash fried in olive oil and sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon. The dip is semisweet chocolate melted with cream and a bit of golden syrup. This was a hit last night. Kiddies loved it! Well, who doesn't love chocolate. Kiddies fancy dark chocolate as much as I do and they're much healthier for you.

Nigella's Churros recipe
2/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons all purpose flour (I used whole wheat flour which is why the churros look dark brown)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup boiling water
2 cups corn or vegetable oil for deep frying (I didn't have either so I used olive oil)

Once fried lightly coat churros with:
1/4 cup of sugar and 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon mixed together.

Chocolate Sauce
4 oz. of good quality bittersweet chocolate (I used Ghirardelli semi-sweet)
1 tablespoon golden syrup
2/3 cup heavy cream
Melt in saucepan.

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I've read that Dark Chocolate helps with lowering your cholesterol.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Spaghetti with Marmite

Spaghetti with Marmite and Grilled Chicken with herbs and spices.
Yummmmm....Everyone's plates were empty. The kiddies loved it : )

As a child I remember eating Marmite on toast. My gran (lola) and nanny would feed it to me every morning. What I looked forward to the most is when gran made French toast (eggy bread is what my son calls it) for breakfast. I can remember being woken up by the aroma of butter and egg being cooked from the kitchen. I remember the feeling of solace knowing gran was in the next room. She would have her floral dress on, her hair up on a pony tail ready to greet you with her smile once you walked in the kitchen. She loved being in the kitchen cooking and feeding everyone. It's what made her happy : )