Friday, April 14, 2017

CHOCOLATE PASCA (EASTER) /pasca cu ciocolata ( my mom's)/



My mom's recipe, (romanian):

Se pune de cu seara 1kg smantana pe un servet, deasupra unei tavi cu malai. A doua zi dimineata, e bine scursa daca se poate rula cu servetul.

Se freaca 8 galbenuse cu 8 linguri zahar, se adauga 2 linguri faina, si coaja de la o portocala si vanilie.

Se adauga smantina, 2 linguri de cacao si migdale taiate subtiri.


Se pune in tarta facuta din cozonac. Tarta are o margine si se unge cu ou si se lasa sa
 creasca, 30 minute.
Se adauga crema preparata de ciocolata.  
Se coace la 350F, pentru 30 minute, pana mijlocul este ferm, (se incearca cu un betigas)
Paste fericit!!

ENGLISH RECIPE AT THE END OF THIS PAGE.


















IN ENGLISH:


Place one day before, in the evening, 1kg sour cream on a towel, over a tray with cornmeal.  Next morning,  the sour cream it's well drained  and you can roll  the sour cream with towel.

 Using  a stand up mixer mix 8 yolks with 8 tablespoons sugar, add 2 tablespoons flour and zest of an orange and  1 tablespoon vanilla.

Add slowly drained sour cream, 2 tablespoons of cocoa and thin sliced almonds.

 In a tart pan, using the panettone dough make a tart  with a nice edge and brush with egg and let rise for 30 minutes.
Add prepared chocolate cream to the tart.


Bake at 350F, 30 minutes, until the middle is set.











Sunday, April 2, 2017

CHICKEN, CAULIFLOWER CASSEROLE






































I FOUND THE RECIPE IN "FOOD  NETWORK" POSTED BY TRISHA YEARWOOD. 
I NEEDIT SOMETHING FOR ALL 6 OF US, CHILDREN AND PARENTS, FOR DINER WITH CHICKEN.  
I HAD EVERYTHING I NEED FOR THIS DISH.
I DINT WANT TO USE A SOUP CAN, I MADE MY OWN BÉCHAMEL SAUCE., WHITE SAUCE, VERY EASY AND QUICK.
I HAD FRESH CHICKEN AND I SAUTEE A LITLLE WITH ONIONS. TRISHA SUGEST TO MAKE THIS DISH WITH LEFTOVER CHICKEN AND THIS IS A VERY INTERESTING TO DO!!



FOOD NETWORK, Adapted "Georgia Cooking in an Oklahoma Kitchen" by Trisha Yearwood, 2008


Ingredients


Nonstick cooking spray or butter, for the baking dish
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts 
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 
1 medium head broccoli, cut into small florets
2 cups cooked white rice 
1 tablespoon lemon juice 
10 ounces Cheddar, grated (about 2 1/2 cups)

                AND I DINT USE, THESE, I MADE WHITE SAUCE

                One 10-ounce can condensed cream of chicken soup 
1 cup sour cream 
1/2 cup mayonnaise 




Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9-by-13-by-2-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray or butter.

MAKE A WHITE SAUCE: 3 tablespoon butter, 3 tablespoon flour and 3 cups of chicken stock. Add 10 ounces Cheddar, grated.

Stammer for 2 minutes cauliflower or broccoli florets.

Sotee the fresh chicken  pieces with onion, 3 minutes. (or use cooked chicken).

Boil rice.


Spray a casserole  9"X13" with oil or butter, put rice at the buttom.




Mix cauliflower, chicken and cheese into white sauce.
Poor over rice and add the remaining 5 oz of grated these, on top.

Bake uncovered for 40 min at 350F.  Bonne appetite!!








Sunday, January 15, 2017

FLAN, or ROMANIAN = CREMA DE ZAHAR ARS


What a wonderful memory I have as a child, having this desert, in face of me and my eyes, and my mouth!!!! Extremely sweet, extremely good....

Everybody is telling me what a easy desert to make, so I had to try. I found a recipe in NEW YORK TIMES food section, one place that I trust and I found many times very good recipes. 



Julia Moskin in New York Times food section has a great recipe and video:
http://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1018487-flan-de-leche

Ingredients:



2 ½ cups sugar
3 cups whole milk, or 2 cups whole milk and 1 cup heavy cream
2 strips lemon zest
teaspoon salt
6 large eggs
2 egg yolks

½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract




             9- by -5-inch loaf pan
                   
           Heat oven at 325F



    Directions:

    First you make caramel and poor all over the loaf pan.


    1. Make caramel: Pour 1 cup sugar and 2 tablespoons water into a saucepan, preferably one that is white or light-colored inside. Place over medium heat and bring to a boil, swirling the pan to combine the sugar and water. Do not stir. Let boil until deep amber in color, swirling the pan occasionally to caramelize evenly, about 10 minutes total. Watch the pan carefully after the mixture starts turning golden; it will quickly become light brown, then amber, then dark amber.

    2. Second make a mixer of first 4 ingredients:

    CHOCOLATE PASCA (EASTER) /pasca cu ciocolata ( my mom's)/

    My mom's recipe, (romanian): Se pune de cu seara 1kg smantana pe un servet, deasupra unei tavi cu malai. A doua zi dimineata...