I love potatoes. When comes to potatoes I will make anything with them. These beautiful and crunchy pancakes are a hit if you serve as a finger food or even as a side. making the pancake is so simple and easy.
You can add spring onions or even leeks for color and more taste. Add more flavours by adding some stock powder and bacon or any other meat to make it a full meal.
Every time I make them it flies away from the plate leaving nothing for me. 🙂 . The dipping sauce can be different from mine. If you are a vegetarian try not using fish sauce. I like it with out any dipping sauce.
To give a colourful look you can add grated sweet potatoes in it too.
This recipe will serve 4 & the recipe is below……………………….
This recipe is simple but gives a lot of it to please a large gathering. The vegetables I used to fill this baguette is colorful to catch the eye of the person who is going to have it. You can add more colour to it by adding different types of colourful vegetables.
Cream cheese and feta in this gives a creamy and salty flavour plus act as a binder. So it helps to hold all the vegetable in it and when you slice it it holds the shape.
Baguettes are not expensive. So, to make this to please twenty people cost only $ 7.50. So this is very cost effective too. Instead of adding feta or cream cheese you can add any soft cheeses to your choice too.
The recipe for this is below the video and the pictures.
Video for how to make stuffed baguette.
First of all I must say ,this is a vegan and vegetarian friendly recipe. I always do my way of vegetable patties for the kids. It saves money and we exactly know whats in it. Doing vegetable patties are so simple and easy.Every time I buy them from the super Market I feel its more floury than homemade vegetable patties. When you do them at home you can always add anything as you wish. The sky is the limit.
I always add seasonal vegetables in my burger patties. One thing is its cheaper to buy the seasonal vegetables and also they are fresh. Adding more vegetables in patties makes it rich as well as tasty. If you are gluten free try using mashed potatoes as the binder instead of flour.
Recipe is below the pictures.
A closer look at the vegetable patties.
My daughter prefers Sushi sandwiches every time she buy sushi. So she she requested me to make these these beautiful sandwiches. But in shops They are so nicely made with different outer layers. I know the prices are high due to the labour cost, for making them too. So I thought I will do them at home for her with one tasty filling.
I used 500 g sushi rice for this. I cooked sushi rice with the sushi seasoning and I added wasabi in the rice after cooking. When you make a larger batch so simple to please kids for several meals.
Step by step clear instructions are below with the pictures.
For this recipe I used a cup of grated pickled zucchini, 2 cups carrots, 1/4 cup sesame seeds (Both black and white)
Other than that I used one can tuna (Make sure to squeeze the excess water out)
Mix all together.
I used 1/4 cup of mayonnaise , 2 table spoon full pickled cucumber paste and a 1/2 tsp pepper.
Cook the sushi rice according to the packet instructions. I am using 500 g rice.
Mix everything together.
Leave it aside.
Lay the Nori sheets on the bench.
Put a a spoon full of cooked rice on it.
Lay the rice on the paper as shown in the picture.
Spread the mix evenly as shown in the picture.
Put both on each other leaving the Nori sheet up.
Press well and cut in to four and then in to triangles.
Serve with soy sauce.
The left over rice can be kept in fridge and use with in a day.
French fries, or potato chips tempt our taste buds, and you can easily get addict to them. The crispy out and the soft middle gives the nice crunch and the creamier taste from the first bite. Its so simple to make at home. When ever you have time you can prep your own fries and leave in freezer to fry them.
I love the chips. The only reason I like to do them at home is the oil they fry. It get changed hardly in commercial places. they clean the oil but they reuse the burnt oil again and again. As a chef I have experienced it and they use cotton seed oil most of the time as its cheaper to use and also it can reach to high temperatures.. Its not the chips make health issues but the oil.
If your kids are loving chips and still you want to do something for them try this way and leave in freezer until you want them. Shop bought ones already contains oil. So its worth trying at home. So this way you know that you are eating something better than the commercial ones.
When cutting potatoes try cutting them thin or thick or as you wish. This way you can do sweet potatoes too.
Recipe is below the pictures……………….
Homemade marshmallow is the best when you compare with the shop bought ones. You can make fifty pieces from less than 5 dollars. Its so simple and easy to make too. Gelatin , sugar and the glucose syrup are the main ingredients for making marshmallows. Glucose syrup is called as corn syrup in countries.
Making these gives much fun as well as self satisfaction. You can use marshmallows on hot chocolate, smores and also when camping. Kids will love to burn the marshmallows over the camp fire.
You can make them with egg whites too. But these are the best as I suggest. Making candy is really simple when you have a candy thermometer. Its worth having one if you are someone who like to make candies or fudges.
When you coat the marshmallows make sure to coat them with half corn flour and half confectioners sugar, also called as icing sugar.I have missed that clip when I did the video. make sure to coat on the corn flour and icing sugar mix well before sifting the excess sugar out.
I did this recipe with lots of adjustment and with my previous experience. So this recipe is guaranteed 100% to get good quality marshmallows as the same as from shops.
The recipe for the Marshmallows are below………
These are some of the closer looks you can experience.
I make these for a vegetarian friend who visited recently. Its so easy to make and tastes really creamy and spicy. I added one egg in to the batter but if you are a vegetarian you can omit the egg totally.
When you want to do this make sure to cut across or slice . That way the flavours goes through the mushrooms and makes it so tasty. I used button mushrooms for the recipe but any other mushroom will do the same. I like to use the oyster mushrooms too. You don’t need to cut the oyster mushrooms as it can absorb all the flavours well. Try this recipe with different types of mushrooms.
I used 500 g for 8 people. You can serve this as a side dish or even as a finger food too.
The recipe for this is below the pictures.
This is 500 g mushrooms.
You will need 1 egg and some milk.
You will need 1/2 tsp chilli powder, 1/2 tsp cumin powder and 1/2 tsp coriander powder and salt to your taste.
I added 1 teaspoon baking powder with one cup of plain flour.
cut each and every mushroom to four as shown in the picture.
Add all the ingredients in to a bowl with 500 ml milk.
After dip the mushrooms in the batter.
Put a pan on the stove with some oil and leave it to be hot. When the oil is hot add the dipped mushrooms and deep fry until golden brown.
Serve the fried mushrooms with a sauce or a chutney.
Sandwiches are the easiest meal that you can try in few minutes. But when you make sandwich its much better if you can make each with different flavours. I always make them with different flavours. This is a great idea when you are making them in bulk too. If you are doing it for a party or a brunch try making them in different flavours and colours.
Some of the The flavours that you can slect………
- Beef with pickle
- Pork with apple relish
- chicken and salad
- Ham and cheese
- Corned beef and pickle
Not only you can do four flavours but many flavours as you wish. The technique is to make them and stack them first and then mix in each line. Normally 4 corners of sanwiches served as per head.
This recipe will serve 4 people.
These bursting Blueberry buns are moist and scrumptious. The cream cheese gives a creamy flavour to the tart while blueberries gives full of goodness and colour. When you open them up the buns the purple colour juices gives a tempting and appealing look. You cant stop eating them at all.
Doing them the way I have done is super simple. You can use burger moulds or disposable foil cases or even muffin pans. If you are using muffin pans try cutting the dough in to smaller pieces. The other way is using a tart cases or one large one.
The other thing is you can leave them in fridge about three days. (I doubt it will stay that long) Can freeze them in individual bags for future use too. If you want to serve these for a high tea or a brunch try cutting them in to smaller pieces .