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CookingManu..."This is impossible, only if you believe it is"

05 March 2015

RAK #3

Hi everybody,
this time I don't want to write about me but about a RAK made for me...
I know you can think this is an easy way to avoid a task but it's not, trust me.
Here the pic of the beautiful tulips bouquet my OH gave me last evening.


He put it on the table so when I opened the door to come in I foud it.
After this, I can surely say that making a RAK and receiving a RAK is a beautiful experience and it make me feel happy.
And now...let's think about me!
Last weekend I was in  UK and at the end of the show at the theatre the old lady next to me was not able to stand up without the crutch that was under her sit.
I took it and helped her; she was surprised and warmely thanked me

02 March 2015

London and Guildford

Borough Market (London) on a Saturday Morning






At Bea's (London) the perfect breakfast







 Guildford on a Sunday Morning








20 February 2015

Second RAK

For this second RAK I have not a pic to post but just a story to tell.
On Wednesday my dughter Bea (from http://www.aboutbeatricef.blogspot.it/) and her friend Elisa spent the afternoon at home chatting and studying.
She lives far from us and when I arrived home after working at 17,30 I decided to take her home by car even if there was some traffic.
In this way she didn't have to take underground and bus; she was happy.
As for me I arrived home just a little late but satisfy for what I did even if it was just a small thing.


13 February 2015

First Randon Act of Kindess



This is my First Randon Act of Kindess.
RAK is a lovely idea I've found here: http://myfivemen.blogspot.it/
Let's begin:!
Yesterday I found a good parking space on our street : incredible!!!!
So I decided to move to that space my OH's car that was parked distant.
No metter if it was snowing and cold :-)
He was in office so he didn't suspect anything.
When he arrived home, late in the afternoon, he was very happy to find the car so close to our home, ready for the mornig after.

PS Thanks Beatrice from http://www.aboutbeatricef.blogspot.it/ for the pic

12 February 2015

Il mio San Valentino



Ingredienti:
Pasta frolla
1/2 Panettone
1 uova
80 ml latte

Stendere la pasta frolla (altezza 3 mm) e con l'aiuto di una formina per biscotti rotonda, ottenere 12 dischi che serviranno per ricoprire la teglia dei muffin.
Frullare il mezzo panettone con l'uovo e il latte fino ad ottenere un composto omogeneo.
Riempire i cestini con un po' di composto di panettone e richiudere con dischi ottenuti utilizzando la pasta rimanente.
Cuocere a 175°C per 20 minuti




English Version
Ingredients:

Shortcrust Pastry
1/2 Panettone
1 egg
80 ml milk

Roll our the pastry (3mm thick) and using a round cutter make 12 rounds to line the muffin pan.
Cut the panettone into small pices and put them into a blander with the egg and the milk.
We want to have a  fine texture.
Put a Tbsp of this filling into each case and press on the top the rounds made using the remaining pastry.
Bake at 175°C for 20 minutes


08 February 2015

Orange Nut Bread




Ingredienti:
2 (315 gr) cups farina
1 (250 gr) cup di zucchero
1 cucchiaio di lievito
1/2 cucchiaino di sale
90 gr canditi o noci o furtta secca a gradimento
60 gr burro fuso
2 uova sbattute
3/4 cup (180 ml) succo di arancia
1 cucchiaino di estratto di vaniglia

In una ciotola unire gli ingredienti secchi e mescolare.
Fare un foro al centro ed aggiungere il burro, le uova, il succi e l'estratto di vaniglia.
Mescolare e versare negli stampi
Cuocere a 165 °C per un'ora


Englis Version
Ingredients:
2 (315 gr) cups flour
1 (250 gr) cup sugar
1 Tbs baking powder
1/2tsp salt
90 gr dried fruits or candied fruits
60 gr melted butter
2 beated eggs
3/4 cup (180 ml) orange juice
1 tsp vanilla extract

In a bowl stir together all the dried ingredients.
Make a well in the centre and ad butter, orange juice, eggs and vailla extract.
Stir until smooth.
Pour the batter into the pans and bake for 1 hour at 165°C



30 January 2015

Crema di Patate con Semi di Papavero (Potato Cream with Poppy Seeds)


Ingredienti:
1 patata grande
1/2 porro
2 cubetti di zucca
3cups di brodo
1 noce di burro
2 cucchiaiodi latte
zenzero qb
cajun qb
semi di papavero

In una pentola unire la patata tagliata a cubetti, la zucca e il porro tagliato a rondelle.
Unire il brodo caldo e la noce di burro.
Lasciare cuocere per 10 minuti.
Unire il latte e continuare a cuocere fin quando le patate sono cotte.
Frullare.
Aggiungere le spezie e per ultimo i semi di papavero.


English Version
Ingredients:
1 big potato
1/2 leek
2 small pices of pumpkin ( about two cubes 6cm x 6cm)
1 tsp butter
2 Tbsp milk
1/4 tsp grated ginger
1/4 tsp cajun
poppy seeds

Put in a pan  the potatoes (cut into dices), the rounds of the leek and the pumpkin; add the stock and the butter.
Cook at medium heat for 10 minutes.
Add the milk and keep on cooking till potato becomes soft.
Use a blander in order to have a cream.
Add  the spieces and at the end the poppy seeds.

26 January 2015

Pizza con Pepita


Ingredienti:
Pasta per la pizza
Pomodoro
Salame
Cipolla
Olive
Piastra Pepita

Preparare la pasta come da ricetta e condirla a piacere.
Scaldare la piastra Pepita in forno per 40 quindi cuocerci la pizza a 200 °C per 20 minuti

English Version
Ingrediets:
Pizza dough
Tomatoes
Salami
Onion
Olives
Olive Oil
Fireclay plate Pepita

Make the dough accordin to the recipe and using the ingredients you like most.
Preheat the oven  and the plate at 200°C for 40 minutes then put the pizza on the Pepita plate and bake for 20 minutes.

21 January 2015

Caramel Cake



Ingredienti:
Pasta frolla
Caramello
Panna montata

Stendere la pasta frolla, ricoprire la teglia e cuocere in forno a 180°C per 20 minuti.
Lasciare raffreddare e cospargere con caramello e panna montata.


English Version
Ingredients:
Shortcrust Pastry
Caramel
Whipped Cream

Roll out the pastry and line the pan.
Bake at 180°C for 20 minutes.
Let it cool.
Pour the caramel and the whipping cream.

04 January 2015

Firenze

 Chiesa di Santa Maria Novella

Campanile di Giotto

 Gilli

 Piazza Signoria

 Ponte Vecchio

 Panorama da Piazzale Michelangelo



  Cattedrale Santa Maria del Fiore

 Il mercato Centrale



 Piazza della Signoria

 Piazza della Signoria



26 December 2014

Caramel and Marshmallows Cupcakes


Ingredienti:
3 uova
175 gr zucchero
175 gr burro
1 tsp estratto di vaniglia
115 gr farina
1 cucchiaio di lievito
30 gr cacao

Per il topping:
Caramello e marshmallows

In un processore mescolare le uova, lo zucchero, il burro e la vaniglia fino ad ottenere un composto cremoso.
Aggiungere la farina, il lievito e il cacao.
Mescolare e mettere il composto nei pirottini.
Cuocere a 170° C per 20 minuti


English Version
Ingredients:
3 eggs
175 gr sugar
175 gr butter at room temperature
1 tsp anilla extract
115 gr flour
1 tsp baking powder
30 gr cocoa.

For the topping:
Caramel and marshmallow

Put sugar, eggs, vanilla and butter into processor and blitz together till it becomes creamy.
Sieve flour, baking powder and cocoa together into a separate bowl.
Add to the eggs mixture and fold with a spatula.
Spoon the mixture into the cupcakes cases and bake at 170°C for 20 minutes 

14 December 2014

Beatrice e il pacco di Natale


 Ho partecipato allo SWAP organizzato da Giusy del blog Photo and Food

http://fotoandfoood.blogspot.it/2014/10/buon-natale.html?showComment=1414960422583#c4518233017501222703

e ho ricevuto questo splendido pacco da Beatrice con biscottini burrosi fatti in casa, un vasetto di confettura di pesche e uno di cherry jam.



 


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