Sunday, June 5, 2022

Open pie - tart - apple crostata

 






Recipe Dough

1.25 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup (1 stick) salted or unsalted butter, cold - will update in grams

 Ice water Add just enough till forms a ball

Lemon zest (Yes in the dough!) adds a fantastic zing


Fillings: with whatever seasonal fruits in the fridge:
ie. Pears, Nectarines, Peaches etc
Top with nuts ie Walnuts, hazelnuts, almonds...

Tip: Dust fruit chunks with cornflour. This prevents a runny watery pool but makes a thick syrup fruit sauce.

The recipe does not use any artificial sugars!

Dust with roasted soybean powder before serving. Enjoy with a nice cup of tea.





Original

Kate D. recipe

If you wish to 'bake along with Kate', here is the necessary ingredient and equipment list:

Dough

For 1 dough disc (can be doubled)

1.25 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup (1 stick) salted or unsalted butter, cold

5 tablespoons ice water

Suggested Ingredients for Fillings

Cinnamon

Sugar

Any jam or lemon curd

Nuts

1/2 to 1 cup of any fruit, fresh or frozen (apple, banana, berries, pear, etc)

Equipment

Measuring cup and spoons or scale

A bowl

A knife

A fork

A spoon

A spatula

A rolling pin (or even a wine bottle)

A baking tray or cookie sheet

A smile, that's the most important ingredient!



Filling options mine
Apples

Raisins

Walnuts

Seasonal fruits

tip: Dust fruits with cornflour to thicken the fruits juices to a sticky syrup and not a runny sauce.




Saturday, June 4, 2022

Market prices

 



10nis - All avocadoes - perfectly ripe

10 nis Kale (2 bunches) was a bit old and bitter

10 nis locquats 

Cherry tomatoes (10nis) , 

4 x cukes (2/15 nis), 30

apricots (10 nis), 

cantaloupe (5nis), 

2 x lettuce (2/15 nis)

FREE Watermelon 

Total: 70 nis


Sunday, February 13, 2022

Vegan Chocolate cake with Pear









This was made using original recipe but using generous 1 tbp of Honey and no sugar, and regular plain flour
Cake was moist and spongy, tasted very good and rich, dark, deep chocolatey colour




















CHOCOLATE CAKE

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup spelt
  • 1/2 tbp honey (needs sweetner)
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 3/4 teaspoons baking soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 cup canola oil OR melted coconut oil
    • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
    • 1/2 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
    • Tip Use boiled scented pear juice
    • 1/2 cup boiling water!!!! makes extra moist - 


    Note: use spelt 80% next time
    cook pears in cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom 

     

  • Used Spelt flour 70%
  • Came out great, raised lovely, and good texture. Even though I had forgotten to add boiling water! Missing the sweetness so will add honey next time. 






Friday, February 11, 2022

Mayonaise

 








So freakin easy it's criminal never ever buy store-bought chemical filled mayo ever again!


Ingredients

Full egg yolk and whites
salt
vinegar
oil neutral

Note: 
Layer ingredients
The egg then oil on top (Do NOT stir)
Add salt, vinegar

Mix without moving the blend stick till light and fluffy. Refrigerate.

Tip: I sometimes like to add black garlic granules, it adds depth, flavour and colour! if you don't mind your mayo to be slightly beige 

 
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