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Baked avocado fries

4 persons

Ingredients
4 avocados, pits removed and cut into slices
½ cup flour
3 eggs (or egg replacement) + 2 tablespoons water
1¼ cups bread crumbs
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon salt

sauce
⅓ cup mayo
⅓ cup sour cream or plain greek yogurt
juice of 1 lime
2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
1 teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 180C/450F and grease a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Add flour to a zip lock bag. Add avocado slices, seal, and shake to coat avocados in flour.
  3. Remove avocados from the bag and discard the bag with excess flour.
  4. In a small bowl whisk together eggs and water. In a separate bowl whisk together bread crumbs, garlic powder, chili powder, and salt.
  5. Dip flour-coated avocado slices into the egg wash. Next, toss them into the crumb mixture being sure to coat well.
  6. Place coated avocados in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet and spray generously with cooking spray. Bake for 10-15 minutes until crispy and browned.
  7. While avocado fries and baking, blend all sauce ingredients together.
  8. Serve avocado fries warm with dipping sauce. Enjoy!

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Original Recipe from le Creme de la crumb

Kale and Fetacheese bread

(original recipe from ICA)

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Dette brødet smaker himmelsk, og metter godt. Det gjør seg godt alene, og trenger ikke å serveres med eller til noe.

Ingredients: 

350 gram speltflour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon pepper
30 gram chopped / shredded Kale
50 gram Parsley, chopped
25 gram Mentha, chopped
25 gram Dill, chopped
150 gram Fetacheese, crumbled
2,5 dl Greek yoghurt
1 dl oliveoil
2 egg
about 50 gram Parmesancheese

Instructions:

Butter up a breadform about 20 cm x 12 cm big.

Heat up the oven until 180 Celcius degrees.

Mix the spelt flour, baking powder, pepper, kale, herbs and fetacheese in a baking bowl.
Mix yoghurt, oliveoil and egg (or egg replacement powder) in a different bowl. Add to the flourmix.

Mix the two well and add to the bread form. Shred parmesan cheese on top and set to bake.

Bake for about 45 minutter, test to see if done. Cool for 5 minutes before taking out of the form and set to cool on a baking grid

Moussaka – Classic Greek Moussaka with Eggplant

Moussaka is a casserole made by layering eggplant with a spiced meat filling then topping it off with a creamy bechamel sauce that is baked to golden perfection.

It is perhaps the most widely recognized of all Greek dishes and was made famous by the legendary Greek chef, Nicholas Tselementes.

This eggplant version is the traditional rendition, however you can also layer in potatoes, zucchini, or whatever vegetables you prefer.  It’s hearty and filling so you won’t need many side dishes.

While it can be time consuming to prepare, I think you will find that once complete it is a very worthwhile endeavor.

Prep Time: 2 hours
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours, 45 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 3-4 eggplants, about 4 lbs. total
  • 2 lb. potatoes
  • 1 1/2 lbs. ground beef (or lamb)
  • 2 large onions, finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. ground allspice
  • 1 cup tomato puree (or crushed tomatoes)
  • 2 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups plain breadcrumbs
  • 8 egg whites, lightly beaten (reserve yolks for bechamel)
  • 1 cup grated Kefalotyri or Parmesan cheese
  • Bechamel Sauce:
  • 1 cup salted butter (2 sticks)
  • 1 cup flour
  • 4 cups milk, warmed
  • 8 egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • Pinch of ground nutmeg

Preparation:

Prep the Vegetables:
Using a sharp peeler, partially peel the eggplants, leaving strips of peel about 1 inch wide around the eggplant. Slice the eggplant in to 1/2 inch slices. 
Place the eggplant slices in a colander and salt them liberally. The salt also helps to remove some of the bitterness of the eggplant.
Cover them with an inverted plate that is weighted down by a heavy can or jar. 
Place the colander in the sink so that excess moisture can be drawn out. 
They will need to sit for at least 15-20 minutes, preferably an hour. 

Peel the potatoes and boil them whole until they are just done. They should not get too soft, just cooked enough so that they no longer crunch. 
Drain, cool and slice them in 1/4 inch slices. Set aside.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line two baking sheets with aluminum foil and lightly grease.  Add a splash of water to the egg whites and beat them lightly with a fork.  Add breadcrumbs to a flat plate.

Rinse the eggplant slices and dry with paper towels.  Dip the eggplant slices in the beaten egg whites and then dredge them in the breadcrumbs, coating both sides.  Place breaded eggplant slices on baking sheets and bake at 400 degrees for 1/2 an hour, turning them over once during cooking.

When eggplant is finished cooking, lower the oven temperature to 350 degrees.

Make the Meat Filling:

In a large sauté pan, brown the ground beef (or lamb) until the pink color disappears.  Add onion and sauté until translucent, about 5 minutes.  Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.

Add wine to pan and allow it to simmer and reduce a bit before adding cinnamon, allspice, parsley, tomato paste, crushed tomatoes, and sugar. It should be a drier, chunkier, tomato sauce. Season to taste with salt and pepper.  
Allow the sauce to simmer uncovered for approximately 15 minutes so that excess liquid can evaporate. 

Make the Béchamel Sauce:

Melt butter over low heat.  Using a whisk, add flour to melted butter whisking continuously to make a smooth paste.  Allow the flour to cook for a minute but do not allow it to brown.

Add warmed milk to mixture in a steady stream, whisking continuously.

Simmer over low heat until it thickens a bit but does not boil.

Remove from heat, and stir in beaten egg yolks and pinch of nutmeg.  Return to heat and stir until sauce thickens.

Assemble the Moussaka:

Lightly grease a large deep baking pan (lasagna pan).  Sprinkle the bottom of pan with breadcrumbs.  Leaving a 1/4 inch space around the edges of the pan, place a layer of potatoes on the bottom. 
Top with a layer of eggplant slices.

Add meat sauce on top of eggplant layer and sprinkle with 1/4 of the grated cheese.
Top with another layer of eggplant slices and sprinkle once again with 1/4 of the grated cheese.

Pour the béchamel sauce over the eggplant and be sure to allow sauce to fill the sides and corners of the pan.  Smooth the béchamel on top with a spatula and sprinkle with remaining grated cheese.  Bake in a 350-degree oven for 45 minutes or until béchamel sauce is a nice golden brown color. 

Allow to cool for 15 – 20 minutes before slicing and serving.

You can make this dish ahead up until the béchamel sauce and refrigerate.  Make the béchamel sauce right before you intend to bake it.

I originally found this recipe at About.com Greek Food.

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Bananabread with Dark Chocolate

Ingredients (5 persons)

100 g room tempered butter
1 dl white sugar
2 room tempered egg
2 riped bananas
4 dl all purpose flour
0.75 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon vanillasugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
200 grams dark chocolate 70%

Directions:
1. Whip tempered butter and sugar until fluffy. Mix well. Whip one and one egg into the buttercream.

2. Mix all the dry ingredients in a different bowl. Blend carefully the dry ingredients into the buttercream. Mash the bananas with a fork or a mixer depending on texture. Add banana and nicely chopped chocolate into the dough with a spatula.

3. Bake the cake on lower level of the oven for 180 Celcius degrees for 50-60 minutter. Cake will be a bit soft when warm, it has to cool to set. This bananacake will stay fresh for many days if you wrap it well and keep in fridge.

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White Chocolate Cherry Fudge & Marshmellow Fluff

Ingredients & Directions
Recipe from Thelittlethings.com

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Put

  • 1 large jar of marshmellow fluff (213 grams / 7.5 Oz) or homemade (see recipe below)
  • 2,5 cups of white chocolate chips

in a large bowl

In a medium pan over medium heat

  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 pinch salt

Bring to boil over medium heat stirring often

Once it comes to a boil, add 1 tablespoon of cherry flavoured gelatine or yello.
Stirr around and bring to a nice rollign boil. Allow to boild for a full 5 minutes.
After 5 minutes poor it into the bowl with white chocolate and marshmellow fluff.

Quickly stirr the mix until chocolate melts and the dough is a lovely fluffy mix

  • Stirr inn 1/2 cup of dried cherries, chopped to small pieces.

Poor into a 8×8 or 8×10 inch baking dish, lined with aluminum foil or baking paper.
Spread it out smoothly and allow to cool in the fridge for 2-3 hours before cutting small shapes or rectangulars.

Decorate with melted chocolate and sprinkles

Store in refrigerator

Homemade Marshmallow Fluff Recipe:
Yields: makes a large quantity
Prep time: 35 min
Cook time: 10 min

Ingredients:
3 egg whites, room temperature
2 cups light corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups sifted powdered (confectioner’s) sugar
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract

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Preparation:

In a large bowl of an electric mixer, add egg whites, corn syrup, and salt.
Using your electric mixer on high speed, mix for approximately 5 minutes or until the mixture is thick and volume has almost doubled.
Reduce your mixer to low speed, add powdered sugar and mix until well blended. Add vanilla extract, mixing just until well blended.
Your homemade marshmallow fluff/cream is now ready to use in your recipes. Use immediately, or refrigerate in a covered container for up to 2 weeks.

Makes a large quantity.

Crispy Quinoa Sliders

Yield: makes 12 sliders (but also depends on the size of your buns)
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

1 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed
2 cups vegetable or chicken stock
1 cup cooked chickpeas
1/2 cup freshly grated provolone cheese
1/4 cup panko bread crumbs
1/2 cup chopped carrots
2 green onions, thinly sliced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 large egg + 1 egg white, lightly beaten
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
3 tablespoons olive oil
12 multigrain slider buns or dinner rolls
2 avocados, sliced for topping
1/2 cup chipotle mayo, for topping

Directions:

Add quinoa and stock to a medium sauce pan and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cover, cooking for 15 minutes or until can be fluffed with a fork. You can do this ahead of time or even the night before (and store quinoa in the fridge) so the quinoa can cool.

While quinoa is cooking, slice the green onions, chop the carrots, mince the garlic and grate the cheese. Place it all in a bowl, then add panko and mix. Coarsely chop the chickpeas and add to the bowl. One quinoa is finished cooking, add it to the bowl and mix well until incorporated. If needed, let cool or place in the fridge for a few minutes to cool. Add in beaten egg + egg white, salt, pepper and mix well. Form into patties (I really squeezed a handful of quinoa together and smoothed it into a round, it may take some squeezing and form to get the patties to stick) that fit the size of the buns you have. <- this will differ!

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil. Once hot, add 5-6 quinoa patties and cook until deeply golden brown and crispy, about 5 minutes. Gently flip and cook 5 minutes more. Remove and continue with remaining olive oil and patties. Serve with sliced avocado chipotle mayo!

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Christmas Traditions: Krumkaker

Krumkake is one of the original traditional 7 Christmas cookies to be served for Christmas each year in Norway.

They are baked in a special decorative two-sided iron griddle, similar to a waffle iron. While hot, the 13–20 cm krumkake are rolled into small cones around a wooden or plastic cone form. Krumkake can be eaten plain or filled with whipped cream (often Cloudberry Cream) or other fillings.

If you are allergic to chicken eggs, you can use egg-replacer or try duck eggs. I have tried that with success several times.

Ingredients:

  • 6 eggs (or equivalent of Egg-replacer)
  • 250 grams of sugar (2 cups)
  • 250 grams of melted butter
  • 250 grams of all purpose flour
  • 125 grams of potaoflour (1 cup)
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cardamom
  • 3 dl heavy cream / Whipping cream / milk or water (water makes the cookies extra crunchy)
  • 2 teaspoons of vanillasugar

Directions:

Whip egg and sugar until light yellow and fluffy

Add melted butter (cooled down), cream / milk or water.

Use 1 tablespoon dough in the middle of the iron griddle and cook until golden.

Immediately roll onto a Krumkake-roller and form before cooling down.

Enjoy!

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Pumpkin Creme Brulee

Pumpkin Creme Brulee

Total Time:4 hr 15 minPrep:45 minCook:3 hr 30 min

Yield:4 servings
Ingredients
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
1/2 cup whole milk
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
2 pinches nutmeg
1 pinch ginger
1 pinch ground cloves
4 egg yolks
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup canned pumpkin puree
1/3 cup coarse sugar or raw sugar

Directions

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.

In a medium saucepan, heat the cream, milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves over medium heat, stirring occasionally, just until it comes to a boil. Immediately turn off the heat and set aside to infuse at least 15 minutes. In a large bowl, whisk the egg yolks with the granulated sugar. Whisking constantly, gradually pour in the hot cream mixture. Whisk in the pumpkin puree. Pour the mixture into 4 ovenproof ramekins and arrange in a hot water bath. Bake in the center of the oven until almost set but still a bit soft in the center, 30 to 40 minutes. The custard should “shimmy” a bit when you shake the pan; it will firm up more as it cools. Remove from the water bath and let cool 15 minutes. Tightly cover each ramekin with plastic wrap, making sure the plastic does not touch the surface of the custard. Refrigerate at least 2 hours, and up to 24 hours.

When ready to serve, preheat a broiler to very hot (or fire up your kitchen torch). Uncover the chilled custards. Pour as much coarse sugar as will fit onto the top of 1 of the custards. Pour off the remaining sugar onto the next custard. Repeat until all the custards are coated. Discard any remaining sugar. Place the ramekins on a baking sheet or in a roasting pan and broil until the sugar is melted and well browned, 1 to 2 minutes. Let cool 1 minute before serving.

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Pavlova with mango / passionfruit

For 6-8 people

Meringue bottom:
• 4 egg whites (or the equivalent of egg replacement powder)
• 2 ½ dl sugar
• 1 pinch of salt
• 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
• 1 teaspoon maisenna
• shredded peel of 1 lemon

Topping:
• ½ l (5 dl) whipping cream (You can also use icecream)
• 2 huge mango
• 2-3 passion fruits

1. Preheat the oven to 125°C (257F). Legg et bake. Put a baking paper on a baking pan and draw a circle of 20 cm in diameter.

2. Whip eggwhites and half the sugar, salt, vinegar and maisena  to meringue. Carefully fold the rest of the sugar and the lemon peel into the mix.

3. Apply the meringue to the baking paper.

4. Cook for 1,5 hour in the lower part of the oven. Cool completely.

5. Whip the whipping cream. Cut the mango in small pieces. Cut passion fruit in two.

6. Apply the cream over the meringue, apply the mango and squeeze the passion fruit on top. Serve immediately.

 

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Lemon Pai with Blueberry meringue

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Pai:

• 125 grams cold butter
• 1 tablespoon confectionary sugar
• 3 dl all purpose flour (wheat or glutenfree)
• 1 tablespoon ice cold water

1. Preheat the oven to 175°C. (392F).  Add butter, confectionar’s sugar (powdered sugar/ icing sugar) and flour. Blend in a kitchen machine, add water and blend.

2. Press the dough in a buttered pai pan. 24cm wide. Let it rest in the fridge for 30 minutes (you can also use baking paper in the bottom).

3. Cook for 15 minutes. Take the pai out of the oven, spray a thin layer of whipped egg or other equivalent over it and add the lemon curd.

Lemon Curd:
• 2 lemons
• 3 egg (or its equivalent in egg replacer)
• 2 dl sugar
• 2 tablespoons all purpose flour (wheat or glutenfree)
• 2 teaspoon vanilla sugar
• 2 dl whipping cream

4. Make the curd. Wash the lemons well.  Shred the peel and squeeze the juice out. Whip egg (or egg replacement) and sugar. Mix well with the rest of the ingredients.

5. Add curd to the pai and cook for 30-40 minutes until curd hardens.

6. Cool the cake.

Blueberry meringue:
I did not manage to recreate the eggfree meringue, however covering the pai With whipped cream mixed With fresh berries, a jam or something similar is working just as fine. If you choose this instead of meringue you can feel free to skip this step.
• 3 eggwhites
• juice from 1/2 a lemon
• 3 ¼ dl sugar
• 100 grams of fresh or defrosted blueberries. Use wild berries with the beautiful purple color.

7. Turn the heat up to 250°C (482F) and use the grill or overheat function of your oven.

8. Whip egg whites, lemon juice and 1 dl sugar to meringue. Add 1 dl sugar and whip until fixed foam. Mix with blueberries with the rest of the sugar, and blend carefully into meringue.

9. Apply meringue over the pai, and cook it golden in the middle of the oven. Ca. 5 minutes. Decorate with fresh berries upon serving.

Decorations:
• Fresh berries

PS: Blueberries can be exchanged with any other berries of your preference.

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