Bacon – the most important ingredient??

Hey y’all

The rain is poring down in Aarhus at the moment – it feels like fall. And all I really want to do, is to crawl into bed, with a cup of tea and a good movie or book (and my boyfriend). How ever no time for that, so even tho’ Gossip Girl is running in the background, re-decorating my bedroom is what’s going down πŸ™‚

Yesterday we made burgers, mini-burgers!
With homemade mayo and bacon w. brown sugar, paprika and chili.
So yummi! it’s insane πŸ™‚

So you take a piece of bacon – not the pre-sliced kind, but the kind you slice yourself!
And 3-4 tablespoons of brown sugar, 1 tablespoon of chili flakes and 1 tablespoon of paprika, and pour it over the bacon, that you’ve sliced yourself πŸ™‚

In the oven it goes, at 200 degrees, for 20-25 min πŸ™‚
It’s insanely good! and usable in burger, or as a side for a BBQ-night πŸ™‚Β bacon

Tiramisu

Who can resist this italian dessert, coffee, armeretto and one fluffy-vanilla-creme and cocoa-powder.. My God it’s good!!Β IMG_0703 IMG_0715 IMG_0714

Tiramisu

  • 4 egg yolks
  • 125 gr. Sugar
  • Β½ fresh vanilla
  • 500 gr. Mascarpone
  • 24 ladyfingers
  • Good strong coffee – like espresso
  • Armeretto or another almond liqueur
  • cocoa powder

Make the coffee and let it cool – remember that it must be strong.

Then mix egg yolks, sugar and vanilla together to form a eggnog. So you are whipping the yolks, sugar and vanilla. Then put in, gently, the mascarpone.

When the cream is made, put the coffee into a shallow dish and then pour 2-3 tablespoons of liqueur in.

Take a lady finger and dips it in the coffee, and put it into the desired bowl / dish, you want it to be served in, do this until the entire bottom is covered, then put then a layer of cream on, and the process is repeated until you have no more ladyfingers and cream.

The cake should be refrigerated – preferably overnight, but at least 3-4 hours. Just before serving put the cocoa powder over the top, in a nice thin layer.

Dining week in Aarhus

Hola todos πŸ™‚ A few weeks ago, I was at skovmΓΈllen(http://restaurantunico.dk), a restaurant in Aarhus, Way deep Into the woods πŸ˜‰ but so worth the trip!! The dinner was absolutely amazing, great wine, great service and damn good company πŸ™‚

Pancakes – on the healthy side!

Hey guys! So as you all know, I’ve started to cut down on carbs, and basically that doesn’t really match with pancakes – or does it? It’s not completely carbs free, but it is a healthy alternative to the normal pancake, and it is a bit heavier, so you can’t eat 10 of them !FullSizeRender This batch makes about 20 of them (they can be used the day after too, just put them on a toaster for 30 sec’s ;))
you need:
2 eggs
5 dl milk
0.5 dl oats
3 dl wholemeal flour
1 dl flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 tablespoons of olive oil.

You mix the dry ingredients; then add the olive oil, milk and eggs, and mix it all together, so you have a cohesive mass. And then just go about it as usual; a hot pan, and a spoonful or two of the mixture. Don’t forget to grease the pan πŸ™‚

Serve with sirup, peanut butter or what you like πŸ™‚Β 

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Lion food ! Food for real men !

Hey guys!

Yesterday the menu was simple and easy, yet not something you do everyday!
Homemade tartare followed by french fries, country style!

Working with raw food, it is super important that the kitchen hygiene is at top of it’s game!

Here we go:

You need about 500g of beef – not minced, but as if you were making roast beef, and then you cut it into small pieces or use a mincer. I like that it has some texture – so if using a mincer be aware! πŸ™‚

Add following things to the beef – remember to taste the after adding each thing, because some of the tastes can be very powerful.

Mustard – about two teaspoons
a small tablespoon of olive oil
1.1/2 teaspoon of horseradish
2 teaspoons of capers – cut into smaller pieces (you can add more, if you like capers, they however very salty, so add a little at a time if you add more then the two teaspoons:))
3 cornichons, chopped up nicely
one shallot finely cut.
Maybe some cognac? a tablespoon.

and last but not least: pasteurized egg – two till three – I used two for 500grams πŸ™‚

For the fries, personally I do not have a deep fryer, so i used a medium sized pot, and some rap seed oil, and three baking potatoes.
The potatoes was cut into rustic slices, and put into a bowl of ice-cold water for about 30 min, and boiled in the oil twice. First to make them nice and soft inside, secondly to make them super crisp.

The potatoes are def’ what takes the most time, because of the water, and the fact that it does take some time to heat the oil and fry! But if you start with the potatoes, and while the oil are being heated up, you can start with the meat, and so on. I think I used about 45 – 50 min, in total.

Enjoy!

Croque madame

Some time ago, I was craving croque madame! The ultimate breakfast – doesn’t take a whole lot of time to make, and tastes good cold and hot, can easily be served as a part of the breakfast-table, brunch or as a part of a french-inspired tapas night! πŸ™‚
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You need:
Toast (8)
Eggs (Four fried eggs – smiling!)
Tomatoes (two, cut into fine pieces)
Mustard (2 tablespoons)
Ham
Cheese (grated)
Sour creme (250 gr)

How to:
Pre-heat the oven 200 Celsius
Mix sour creme with the mustard and 100g grated cheese, and season with salt and pepper.
place four slices of toast on a griddle, put a slice of ham on each toast, afterwards you put on the tomatoes, a tablespoon of the mixed sour creme, and some more grated cheese on top. Then you place a slice of toast on top, and bit of butter on each.
Bake in the oven until golden (this is a croque monsieur)
It becomes a croque madame, when you fry the eggs, and put on top of the bread when out of the oven.

This is of course served with either a homemade tomato-sauce, ketchup or homemade tomato-relish πŸ™‚

If you have a day-old croissant, you could then use the croissant instead of the toast, by cutting the top of the croissant..

Enjoy!

Pasta-sauce on a budget

Hey guys!
Are you sick and tired of pasta with ketchup when your money is a bit tight?
This recipe is fool-proof, and super tasty!

All you need is:

Tomatoes; 4 big or a handful small ones
Bacon
Pasta
Parmesan cheese
Garlic and onions
and for seasoning; salt and pepper.

Firstly everything needs to be chopped into smaller bits and pieces – except the pasta.
Put the onions and garlic on a hot saucepan with olive oil – the oil should be hot. The onions should be glass-like. Then you put in the bacon onto the same pan, and let it cook for about 5 min. Then add the tomatoes and bring all of it to a boil, and let it simmer while the pasta is cooking.
When you’ve added the tomatoes start boiling water for the pasta, and when the pasta has been in, for two min, add two table spoons of the water into the saucepan, with the bacon etc.
When the pasta is done, you take the water from the pasta and put the pasta onto the saucepan, steering and bring it to a boil again, this time while adding some grated parmesan cheese – and then: ready to serve!

If you feel like doing something extra for your dish, try to use fresh pasta – or maybe homemade, and use some really good smoked bacon that aren’t already sliced at the store. This will bring some more luxury into the dish and the flavors will be super intense.