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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Homemade gluten free chocolate cake - recipe with step-by-step photos

Ingredients for a 20x20cm tray :
  • 150 grams of dark chocolate
  • 90 grams of sugar
  • 60 grams of butter
  • 6 eggs
  • a bit of lemon juice




Preheat the oven at 180 Celsius degrees.

In a pot, add the chopped chocolate and the butter and let it melt.
Put the pot aside to cool.


Meanwhile, separate the egg yolks from the egg whites.

Whisk the egg whites with half of the sugar and the lemon juice.

Beat the egg yolks with the other half of sugar until they double the volume.

Mix the beaten egg yolks with the cooled chocolate.


Incorporate little by little the wisked egg whites into the egg yolks/chocolate mix.

Pour the composition in an oven pan covered with baking paper and let it bake for 30-35 minutes.


When ready let it cool and the spread some cocoa powder above (don't worry about the aspect from the photos below, because when you slice it it will look OK - it's normal because it has no flour nor baking soda).


It´s excellent with some ice cream.
Enjoy!


The original recipe can be found here

Friday, August 11, 2017

Creamy zucchini soup - recipe with step-by-step photos

Ingredients:
  • 200 milliliters of water
  • 2 medium zucchini
  • 2 spoons with sunflower oil
  • 1 onion
  • 1 potato
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 laurel leaf
  • some parsley
  • salt and pepper

Clean and cut the zucchini in small cubes.


In a pot, add the sunflower oil and when hot, add the chopped onion and the chopped garlic.

Let them simmer for a few minutes.


Meanwhile clean and cut the potato in small cubes. Add it in the pot and let it simmer for a minute.


Add the chopped zucchini and let it simmer for 3-4 minutes mixing from time to time until the water from the zucchini evaporates a bit.

Add the laurel leaf and the water. Cover the pot and let it boil at slow fire for 20-25 minutes or until the potato is tender.
 

When ready, take out the laurel leaf and add the chopped parsley, the salt and the pepper.


Mash everything together with a blender.

If you want you can stray the soup and you will have a fine, silky soup. But if you blend well the result it´s the same :) .

You can serve it with some croutons.
Enjoy!



Saturday, August 5, 2017

Homemade orange liqueur- another recipe with step-by-step photos

Ingredients:
  • 200 grams of alcohool
  • 100 milliliters of water
  • 100 grams of sugar
  • the zest from 4 oranges

Mix the zest from the oranges with the alcohol (before that leave the oranges in water for 2 hours, so that the zest is clean).

Let it rest for 1 month in a closed jar.


After 1 month melt the sugar at slow fire until caramelized.



Don´t let the sugar burn otherwise the liqueur will be bitter.


Add the water and simmer for a few minutes. Let it cool!


Add the mix from sugar and water over the alcohol/orange mixture and let it rest for a few days.


Enjoy!


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