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Cooking Tuesday: Christmas special gingerbread

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Because this is a special Tuesday, I bring you a special recipe. In order to mantain the Christmas spirit a little longer I give you: The Christmas gingerbreaaaad.

What you need:
340g plain flour
4oz softened butter/margarine
100g soft brown sugar
190g golden syrup
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

What to do:

1.
Preheat the oven to 190 degrees C (375 Fahrenheit).
2.
In a bowl, beat together the sugar and butter/marg using electric beaters until light and creamy.
3.
Add the golden syrup and sift in the flour, ginger and bicarbonate of soda.
4.
Mix until a rough crumb begins to form then work the mixture into a smooth dough using your hands.
5.
Refrigerate the dough for 10 minutes or so, until firm.
6.
Then, roll out the dough between two sheets of cling film/baking parchment – not a floured surface! – until 4mm (quarter-inch) thick.
7.
Cut out shapes using a cookie cutter of choice, or roll out small balls and flatten slightly onto a non-stick baking sheet or baking tray lined with parchment paper. They won’t spread a great deal, but be careful not to pack them too tightly onto the sheets.
8.
Bake for 8-10 minutes until golden brown. Let cool on trays for a minute or two before removing to cool completely on wire racks.
9.
If you wish to ice your cookies, mix up a small quantity of icing using 1 egg white and 2oz icing sugar.

Enjooy πŸ™‚

recipe taken from here

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Cooking Tuesday: Oreo truffles

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It is a general truth that every person on this planet, and others love Oreo biscuits.
So I have found for you my lovelies, the most awesome recipe. Everyone will beg for another Oreo truffle, believe me. And it’s so, so incredibly easy to do. Are you ready? πŸ™‚

What you need:

1 (16 ounce) package OREO Chocolate Sandwich Cookies, divided

1 (8 ounce) package PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened

2 (8 ounce) packages BAKER’S Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate, melted

What to do:
Crush 9 of the cookies to fine crumbs in food processor; reserve for later use. (Cookies can also be finely crushed in a resealable plastic bag using a rolling pin.) Crush remaining 36 cookies to fine crumbs; place in medium bowl. Add cream cheese; mix until well blended. Roll cookie mixture into 42 balls, about 1-inch in diameter.
Dip balls in chocolate; place on wax paper-covered baking sheet. (Any leftover chocolate can be stored at room temperature for another use.) Sprinkle with reserved cookie crumbs.
Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour. Store leftover truffles, covered, in refrigerator.

Recipe taken from here

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Cooking Tuesday: Mug Brownie

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I am late, I know, but here’s the recipe for this Tuesday!!
Mug Brownie.
It’s a easy one, guys, so don’t be afraid. Everyone, no matter the bad skills of cooking, CAN do this. I promise you!! πŸ™‚

What you need:

2 tablespoons butter, melted
2 tablespoons water
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 dash salt
4 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
4 tablespoons all-purpose flour

What to do:

In a 12 oz coffee mug, add water, butter, vanilla and dash of salt. Whisk well.
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Add cocoa powder, whisk well. Add sugar, whisk well. Add flour, whisk well.
3
Microwave for 60 to 90 seconds. Center should be slightly molten. Careful not to overcook.
4
Enjoy with a spoon. Careful brownie will be hot.

I hope you have fun doing this one, I’m sure I will!! If it’s snowing down there, wherever you are I am sure that this delicious brownie will warm you up! πŸ™‚

recipe taken from here

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Cooking Tuesday: Cinammon Rolls

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Another sweet cooking tuesday for you!! Today we have Cinammon rolls in our menu. Why? Because I love cinammon and they taste like Christmas in a plate.
Plus, they’re a great warm-up after a hard day at work or school. Don’t worry, though, they aren’t as difficult to bake as it may seem!! I searched for the easiest recipe and after only 90 min you can enjoy your work.

Now, lets start.

What you need:

3/4 cup milk

1/4 cup margarine, softened

3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 (.25 ounce) package instant yeast

1/4 cup white sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup water

1 egg

1 cup brown sugar, packed

1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

1/2 cup margarine, softened

1/2 cup raisins (optional)

What to do:

Heat the milk in a small saucepan until it bubbles, then remove from heat. Mix in margarine; stir until melted. Let cool until lukewarm.
In a large mixing bowl, combine 2 1/4 cup flour, yeast, sugar and salt; mix well. Add water, egg and the milk mixture; beat well. Add the remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring well after each addition. When the dough has just pulled together, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth, about 5 minutes.
Cover the dough with a damp cloth and let rest for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix together brown sugar, cinnamon, softened margarine.
Roll out dough into a 12×9 inch rectangle. Spread dough with margarine/sugar mixture. Sprinkle with raisins if desired. Roll up dough and pinch seam to seal. Cut into 12 equal size rolls and place cut side up in 12 lightly greased muffin cups. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until browned. Remove from muffin cups to cool. Serve warm πŸ™‚

And there you goo!! 12 delicious cinammon rolls to share with your friends ( or eat them all on your own!!!)

Here’s where I took the recipe from.

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Cooking Tuesday: Apple Pie

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That’s right! Today’s Tuesday soo…we’re cooking!! I thought to pick something less difficult but as delicious as the last dessert: Apple pie!! 😊
It is my dad’s favourite sweet in the world, so I though: Why not? It’s not that hard to cook, but definitely great.
( You may need the help of a friend or a parent to do it. But, it you’re skilled, you can even do it on your own!)

What we need:

Pastry for 2 crusts (recipe below)
8 cups sliced, peeled assorted baking apples – about 3 lbs. (Granny Smith, Cortland, Jonathan)
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
3/4 cup white sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 Tablespoons butter
1 egg yolk
1 Tablespoon milk

Directions:

1. In a large bowl, toss the sliced apples with lemon juice.

2. Combine sugars, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg; add to apples and toss well to coat.

3. Fill pastry lined 9 inch pie pan with apple mixture. Dot with butter.

4. Place second crust on top of pie filling, cut slits in top of crust to vent. Seal the edges of the crust with a fork or by hand.

5. In a small bowl, beat the egg yolk and milk. Brush mixture over top crust.

6. Bake at 425 degrees F for 15 minutes.

7. Reduce heat to 350 degrees F and bake 40-45 minutes more or until crust is golden and filling is bubbly.

THAT’S ALL!!
Come on, now you can do it yourself!
Good appetite🍎🍏🍰

The recipe has been take from here

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Cooking Tuesday: Papanasi

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Hello!! πŸ™‚

Since lately I am very full of ideas ( name it the winter originality, I don’t know…) I have decided to start a new thing going on my blog : COOKING TUESDAYS.
Yap, exactly. It is exactly what it sounds like. Every Tuesday I want to share with you the recipe of a cookie, or an interesting course, or whatever I like. Why? Easy. Because FOOD is a reason to be happy, it can sweeten your day and… Basically it’s good and no matter the day you’ve had, or the weather outside, chocolate will always be chocolate.

Today’s recipe is…..PAPANASI. I know, it sound weird. It is a traditional Romanian cookie, somehow like a donut. And it tastes like…heaven.

What you need :

-500g of Cottage Cheese
-2 Eggs
-Lemon Zest from 1 Lemon
-100g of Raisins
-1/2 Teaspoon of Sodium Bicarbonate
-1/4 Teaspoon of Salt
-2-3 Teaspoons of Vanilla Sugar ( Simply take a Vanilla Stick cut in in half and put it in a jar of sugar for a few days )
-300g of Flour ( 200g for the dumplings and 100 for the modeling itself)
-Sunflower Oil ( Enough for deep frying )
-Sour cherry Jam
-Cream

Preparation
In a large mixing bowl put together the cottage cheese,the eggs,the salt,the lemon zest,the vanilla sugar,the sodium bicarbonate and the raisins .Thoroughly mix the content of the bowl till everything is nicely spread out then add the flour ( 200g) and incorporate it into the mixture,if the mixture is too runny add a little more flower it should be fairly consistent.Spread some flower over your cooking table and with a spoon dipped in water for balls from mixture and model them into a ring by pressing on the middle first then creating a gap and rounding it off ,make sure to use flour so the dough doesn’t stick to your hands or surface.For every ring made also make a small ball of dough.Once you have done this prepare a pot with oil in order to deep fry the rings and balls till they are golden brown on each side.Serve hot powdered with caster sugar ( you can make some caster sugar from the vanilla sugar in a food processor) topped with cream and sour cherry jam.Enjoy this wonderful dessert.

Enjooooy! πŸ™‚

Recipe taken from here

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