A delicious Italian classic often also made with peaches, but I prefer it with apricots. The apricots are filled with amaretti cookies, amaretto, sugar and egg yolk and baked in the oven with white wine. They can be served warm or at room temperature and are delicious paired with vanilla ice cream or white chocolate mousse. However, I also love them on their own. They were a big hit at a party I catered for. However, at the party I had far too much filling for the apricots. Maybe I've made a mistake when multiplying the recipe. I will try it out again and make changes to the recipe if necessary.
A lovely Moroccon salad that makes a great starter, side dish or a light summer meal together with fresh bread. You can either fillet the oranges or slice them. To fillet an orange start by slicing a 1/2-inch thick piece off the top and bottom of the orange. With the fruit resting flat against the work surface, use a sharp knife to slice off the rind, including all of the bitter white pith. Slip the blade between a membrane and one section of fruit and slice to the center, separating one side of the section. Turn the blade of the knife so that it is facing out and is lined up along the membrane to free the section completely. Continue until all of the sections are removed.
I came across this delicious rabbit recipe in the French section of a cook book about Mediterranean cooking. As my mother always pairs rabbit with mashed potatoes - which is also highly recommended with this recipe - I doubled the sauce. Who doesn't want extra sauce for the mashed potatoes? This has also the advantage that the dish can easily be reheated. I usually thin sauces with a little bit of water, wine, cream or milk if I reheat them. When I cooked this recipe, I reheated it several times, as it was only me who ate it and it always tasted delicious. You can of course halve the sauce if you are not as partial to sauces as I am. I also changed the recipe found in the book slightly in that I rubbed the pieces of rabbit in mustard before frying them. My mother always does it this way. For me rabbit cooked like in this recipe with plenty of mashed potatoes on the side is pure comfort food. I also recommend to serve some cooked carrots or steamed tomatoes with it. Yummy.
This recipe has been on my BF's wish list for some time. I finally made them today as a Sunday breakfast muffins and the second batch is still in the oven. We really like them and we're quite happy that we didn't halve the recipe. The recipe makes 20, but hey, muffins freeze beautifully. I wrap them individually in foil before freezing and take one out before I leave the house for work or university. By noon it will be ready to eat. If you want them for breakfast just take them out the evening before. Please note: If you prefer a spicer muffin there is a variation given at the end.
This particular Rösti is called Tessiner Rösti and its name comes from the Italian speaking canton Tessin (Ticino) which borders to Italy. My assumption is that ther authors of the book the recipe appears in (Betty Bossy: Feines aus Kartoffeln)named it that way because of the ingredients which remind of Italy. The cuisine in the canton Tessin (Ticino) resembles very much the cuisine of Italy. However, the origin of Rösti is the Swiss-German part of Switzerland. Please note that this recipe is not a basic recipe, but a variant of many. This Tessiner Rösti either serves 3-5 as a main course (with a simple salad on the side or as a starter) or 4-6 as a side dish to a barbecued or pan-fried piece of meat. As all Röstis, it would also be nice with fried eggs. It is important that the potatoes are completely cool, so cook and peel them a day in advance.
I was introduced to this recipe by Fiona, a friend with Scottish parents who lives in Wales, many years ago. She says that it is crucial to use butter and not margarine. I love this crispy shortbread - in particular fresh from the oven. Fiona sprinkles her shortbread with almond slivers and sugar and it's lovely that way, although I think that's her addition and it has nothing to do with the traditional recipe. You can also use this recipe as a base for strawberry shortcake. See note at the end of the directions.
This delicious cake recipe appeared in the most famous Swiss cooking magazine (Betty Bossy Zeitung) in 1988. It has recently also appeared in a special edition cook book on dishes that made history. I've known this cake for many years already and the recipe must be used in many Swiss households, as otherwise it wouldn't appear in the cookbook mentioned. Rhubarb is very popular here and nearly everybody who owns a house grows rhubarb in the garden. There are many rhubarb recipes, but this one is special because the sour rhubarb in the dough is combined with the sweet chocolate glaze. A marriage made in heaven!
An absolutely fantastic summer salad. Nice on its own, but also lovely with a piece of barbecued meat. Recipe source is a small booklet called 'Simple Summer Food' that came along with the June addition (06) of the British 'Good Food' magazine. Although this is not a traditional Middle Eastern recipe, I included it to my African recipes for the Zaar World Tour, as it includes couscous and chickpeas and the whole dish certainly tastes Mediterranean.
The name cinque Pi refers to the 5 (Italian = cinque) most important ingredients in this sauce which in Italian all start with the letter p: panna (cream), purea di pomodoro (tomato puree), prezzemolo (parsley), parmigiano (parmesan), pepe (pepper). This pasta dish which originates from Italy is very popular in Switzerland. Therefore, I categorized it as Italian and Swiss. My BF who is Italian actually said that he has never seen it on the menu in Italia. Here in Switzerland you can find it in nearly ever Italian restaurant and many people cook it at home.
Ok, I don't have kids myself, but this African dish is very mildly spiced, creamy and slightly sweetish from the mango puree, so I assume your kids - and whoever doesn't like hot food - will enjoy this dish from Zambia. The instructions may seem long, but this is only because I suggested some options. It's really an easy dish.
This is a recipe that we've tried as part of our African cooking evening. Serve it as an appetizer or snack with flat bread. Recipe source is an African cook book which labels this dish as Tunesian. This recipe uses less oil than another Zahluk recipe I've seen in a Moroccon cook book.
This slightly sweetish okra curry is an adapted version (I reduced the salt slightly and increased the coconut a little bit)of a Vedish cookbook that I borrowed from my BF's brother, who brought it from a Hari Krishna. I served this together with my Zucchini Raita, JoyfulCook's Unforgetable Potato Curry, storebought lime pickle and storebought chappatis. Everything went wonderful together as this curry is slightly sweet, the potato curry hot, the raita sour and creamy and the pickle sour and hot.
This raita is a lovely change from the more common cucumber raita. Madhur Jaffrey, the recipe author, writes in Eastern Vegetarian Cooking that she can eat it by the spoonful, all by herself. It can also be served warm, however, I've only tried it cold. Madhur Jaffrey calls this dish yogurt with courgettes, but I think it is a dish that we usually refer to as raita.
Ok, Martha Day's Complete Baking calls the original recipe of this adapted version Rich Chocolate Nut Cake, but it really IS a chocaholic's dream. It is like eating truffles, so serve it in small helpings.
A lovely crunchy salad which takes a bit more time than a simple cucumber salad, but it's really worth it! Goes well as a starter or a side dish with a chinese meal. Cooking time includes leaving the cucumbers in salted water for 20 minutes and standing time (to develop the flavour of the salad) of 2 hours.