Saving at home – Ghraybeh (Medio Oriente)

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Simple to prepare with a few ingredients, the Ghraybeh pastry biscuits are made with rose water and jam stuffing for a tasty surprise.

Let’s start:

GHRAYBEH (MIDDLE EAST)

Ingredients for 4 people: 200 grams of flour – 200 grams of semolina – 200 ml of butter 100 grams of sugar – 11 ml of water flavored with roses (or even orange) – 30 almonds blanched

Preparation:

Heat the oven to 140 º C. Sieve the flour and semolina at the same time and set aside.

Beat butter for at least 10 minutes until soft.

Then continue to beat for another 2 minutes while you add the flavored water and sugar.

Gradually add the mixture of flour. Refrigerate the mixture in a covered bowl for about 10 minutes. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough and cut the biscuits and place on a sheet of baking paper.

Add an almond on each biscuit and bake 35 to 40 minutes in the oven.

Let the cookies cool for at least 1 hour before serving.

Enjoy your meal!

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Saving at home – Kataifi (Turkey, Greece, Middle East)

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Kataifi is a treat found in the geographical areas of Greece, Turkey and the Middle East

This cake is very tasty and original: stuffed with lots of dried fruit, it is delicious with walnuts and almonds but, it becomes irresistible even with pistachios.

Suitable for any season, it is also great as a gift idea for birthdays or holidays in general; with a nice tray of kataifi when you go to visit friends or relatives, you will look great!

The Kataifi dough is nothing else than a kind of phyllo dough cut into very thin threads, based on water and flour.

You can prepare it easily at home but, if you want to make your pastries quickly and easily, I suggest you buy it ready. 

It is found in many supermarkets, especially in the frozen food department and in ethnic foods.

This type of pasta is also used to wrap shrimps, for example, and to prepare appetizers.

Here we use it in the sweet version: Kataifi

Let’s start:

KATAIFI (TURKEY, GREECE, MIDDLE EAST)

Ingredients for 4 people: 500 g kataifi pasta – 250 gburro – 2 teaspoons cinnamon – 1 lemon – 300 gfrutta dry (mixed between pistachios, walnuts and almonds or choose you) – 500 gZucchero (plus 1 tablespoon) – 300 g honey – 2 cinnamon sticks – 1 egg

Preparation:

First prepare the syrup:

Dissolve the sugar and honey in 300 ml of water, cinnamon sticks and the grated lemon zest.

Bring to a boil, then turn off the heat, let cool and store the syrup in the refrigerator to cool completely.

Meanwhile, chop roughly the dried fruit chosen, mix it with the spoon of sugar, egg and cinnamon powder.
Arrange a few strands of kataifi dough on a shelf and, at the base, a little ‘stuffing.

Roll the sweets on themselves and place them on a buttered baking tray, with the filling upwards.

Pour the melted butter distributing it on the various pastries and cook your kataifi in a hot at 180° C for 30 minutes.

Bake them and, when they are still hot, pour over the syrup now very cold.

I suggest you prepare them the day before.

Enjoy your meal!

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Saving at home – Fried zucchini

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Are you looking for a recipe that just placed on the table will disappear in a matter of minutes? Then you have to try the zucchini fried in batter, just delicious!
You can also make them with many other vegetables such as aubergines, artichokes etc.

Let’s start:

FRIED ZUCCHINI

Ingredients for 4 people: 300 gr zucchini – 1 egg – 100 ml milk – 100 g flour – salt – pepper – seed oil

Preparation:

Cut the zucchini, wash, dry and cut into sticks. (I recommend using small zucchini which are more tender).

Prepare the batter by mixing in a bowl the flour with the milk, the egg and season with salt and pepper.

You will get a soft batter in which you will dip the zucchini sticks one at a time and then fry them.

Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan, dip the courgettes in boiling oil, stir carefully a couple of times and extract the vegetables, helping with a drilled ladle, as soon as they appear golden in a uniform manner.

Put the zucchini on a sheet of kitchen paper, salt, pepper and serve immediately.

Enjoy your meal!

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Saving at home – Feta cheese with honey

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Looking for a slightly different and tasty recipe? Then you have to try the feta with honey.

The neutral taste of the feta cheese blends perfectly with the sweetness of honey.

Let’s start:

FETA CHEESE WITH HONEY

Ingredients for 4 people: 200 gr feta – 1 lemon – 200 gr black olives – 2 tablespoons honey – thyme – rosemary – salt – pepper

Preparation:

Brown the lemon peel over low heat in a pan with olive oil, then add the honey and let it melt.

Once the flame is off, marinate the feta in the sauce for 15 minutes, turning it to flavor properly.

Transfer the feta (with all the marinade) in a baking dish suitable for baking in the oven, add olives and a little thyme, then cook for about 10 minutes or until browned in a ventilated preheated oven at 250 º C.

The honey feta is ready to be served.

Enjoy your meal!

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Saving at home – Cold multicolor swivels

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A quick recipe suitable for a last minute dinner or to be included in a buffet.

Stuffing them in two different ways, you will get a colorful dish that will bring joy.

Not needing any cooking, they are super fast to prepare.

Let’s start:

COLD MULTICOLOR SWIVELS

Ingredients for 4 people: 4 slices of bread for sandwiches – 3 tablespoons of mayonnaise – 50 grams of cooked ham (or turkey) – 80 grams of mushrooms in oil – 80 grams of Philadelphia – 50 grams of bacon (or bresaola) – 30 g rocket salad (rucola)

Preparation:

Begin by rolling the slices of bread for sandwiches with a rolling pin.

Spread on a layer of mayonnaise on one bread for sandwiches, and Philadelphia on the other.

Spread a layer of cooked ham (or turkey) on the slice of bread with mayonnaise and one of bacon (or bresaola) on the one with Philadelphia.

Drain the mushrooms from the oil and place on the cooked ham (or turkey) and the washed and dried rocket salad (rucola) on the speck (or bresaola).

Roll gently on the short side, wrap in plastic wrap and store the stuffed rolls in the fridge for at least an hour.

Cut the rolls (still wrapped in the film) horizontally, forming swivels. Finally, remove the film.

Your multicolor swivels are ready!!!

Enjoy your meal!

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Saving at home – Chocolate muffins

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Because of my passion for chocolate, the recipe for chocolate muffins is a must!
Very easy and quick to prepare, they are the variant of muffins preferred by adults and children.

Let’s start:

CHOCOLATE MUFFINS

Ingredients for 4 people: 200 grams of flour – 60 grams of cocoa powder – 200 grams of sugar – 1/2 sachet baking powder – 150 ml of milk – 2 eggs – 60 grams of butter – 200 grams of chocolate chips

Preparation:

Prepare the dry and liquid ingredients separately:

Mix the flour, sugar, cocoa and baking powder.

In another bowl mix the eggs with the milk and the melted butter.
Pour the liquid ingredients on the dry ones and mix the dough with a wooden spoon.

Add 3/4 of the chocolate chips to the dough.

Grease and flour the muffin molds and pour with a spoon the mixture for 2/3 inside the molds and cover with the remaining chocolate chips.

Bake the chocolate muffins at 180 º C in a hot ventilated oven and cook for 15-20 minutes (or until sticking a toothpick in the muffin, it comes out clean and dry).

Make sure that they have cooled before you removing them from the moulds and serving them.

Enjoy your meal!

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Saving at home – Coffee ice-cream

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Today we will see how to make one of my favorite recipes: the coffee ice-cream.

Without an ice cream maker, following the instructions below, it will be very easy to prepare.

Let’s start:

COFFEE ICE-CREAM

Ingredients for 4 people: 500 ml sweetened cream (fresh is better) sweetened – 3 eggs – 100 grams of sugar – 10 grams of soluble coffee – 1 cup of restricted coffee – 1 teaspoon of bitter cocoa

Preparation:

Separate the yolks from the egg whites and whip the latter firmly.

Separately, in a large bowl, whip the egg yolks with sugar.

Aside, whip the cold cream from the fridge.

Mix the instant coffee, cocoa and cold coffee in a bowl.

Now combine all the compounds and stir mixing all gently.

Pour the mixture into a rectangular bowl and put in the freezer for at least 2 hours.

Ten minutes before serving, take the coffee ice cream out of the freezer.

Serve your homemade ice cream in cream cups.

Enjoy your meal!

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Saving at home – Tomatoes in puff pastry

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Today we will try this idea to add to a summer buffet: the tomatoes in puff pastry.

These tomatoes wrapped in ham (or turkey or breasola) and finally in the puff pastry, are really tasty

Let’s start:

TOMATOES IN PUFF PASTRY

Ingredients for 4 people: 1 roll of puff pastry – 12 tomatoes – 100 grams of raw ham (or turkey or bresaola) – 1 egg – salt – pepper – basil – sesame seeds

Preparation:

Wash the cherry tomatoes and create from the side where you removed the stem, a cavity.

Fill the tomatoes with salt, pepper and chopped basil.

Wrap each tomato with a slice of raw ham (or turkey or bresaola).
Roll out the puff pastry on a pastry board and with a round pasta cup of about 8 cm circles.

Brush each headband with beaten egg then place in the center of each headband a tomato wrapped in ham (or turkey or bresaola).

Seal the base tightly.

Then place the obtained balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, placing the sealed part downwards.

Brush with the beaten egg and sprinkle with sesame seeds and poppy.

Then bake in a hot oven at 200 º C for 15 minutes or until golden.

Enjoy your meal!

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Saving at home – Potatoes and béchamel sauce

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Here we are with another easy and tasty recipe, suitable even for last minute dinners.

You can make it with ham but also with turkey, according to your taste.

Let’s start:

POTATOES AND BECHAMEL SAUCE

Ingredients for 4 people: 1 kg potatoes – 500 ml béchamel – 200 g cooked ham (or turkey) – 50 g Parmesan

Preparation:

First, cook the potatoes in water (they should be still a bit hard). Meanwhile prepare the béchamel sauce and, when cooked, add the cooked ham (or turkey) cut into cubes. Stir to form a creamy mixture.

Grease a baking dish with butter and place on the bottom the potatoes cut into thick slices.

Cover with the ham cream (or turkey).

Place a second layer of potatoes, pour over the cream and cover with potatoes.

Sprinkle the parmesan cheese on the last layer.

Bake at 180 º C for 30 minutes. Grate the potatoes until the surface gets colored. Let cool before serving.

Enjoy your meal!

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Saving at home – Parmesan cheese baskets

EVERY DAY: AN EASY – FAST – AND CHEAP – RECIPE THAT SUITS EVERYONE

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Here we are with a very scenographic recipe but also very easy to prepare: the parmesan cheese baskets.

It is up to you to choose the filling, with rucola (rocket salad) and bresaola, or with a tuna mousse, etc.

They are particularly suitable as an appetizer for an elegant dinner or in a buffet.

Let’s start:

PARMESAN CHEESE BASKETS

Ingredients for 4 people: 120 grams of Parmesan – 80 grams of rucola (rocket salad) – 60 grams of bresaola- 1 lemon – salt – oil

Preparation:

Begin by spreading a couple of tablespoons of Parmesan cheese on the bottom of a non-stick pan and form a circle.

Cook over low heat and when the cheese begins to melt, spread some Parmesan cheese in the places where the holes are formed.

With a scoop remove the sheet of parmesan cheese gently and roll it immediately on the bottom of a glass to give the shape of the basket.

As soon as it starts to solidify, turn over the parmesan basket.

Once cold, fill the parmesan basket with rucola and bresaola and season with salt, pepper, a drizzle of oil and a dash of lemon.

Your Parmesan cheese baskets are ready to be served.

Enjoy your meal!

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