Monday, February 2, 2015

Cauliflower, Roasted - Eyal Shani's recipe

Beautiful bouqet!
Olive Oil, Salt Coarse, Black Pepper -plenty 
Careful not to boil for too long, the flower needs to be quite hard if you want it crunchy, which  I do!

Sits best you can on a scrunched up, wet baking paper.
I baked on high oven around 250 oC
Roast and brown under a grill if needed.


1.  In a deep pan bring to boil  water with some salt in (or pour from hot kettle)
2.  Invert the whole cauli , stem and all into the boiling water.
3.  Cook till cauli is blanched.  Hard to say, depends how big the cauli is.
     when it's still hard but bit soft or slightly gives on touch
4.  Crumple baking paper in hand and wet under the tap.  Wrap cauli inside like a bouquet.
     (I found standing it on a glass or bowl helps here).
5.  Pour good olive oil on top, Sprinkle coarse salt and fresh black pepper ( I like a lot)

6.  Bake in hot oven around 250 oC  middle shelf till brown, turn with tongs to brown other side.

Serve straight from the oven, steamy and hot!

Tip:  Serve with scissors

Click here for original recipe

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Apple Puff Pastry Dessert

Chop apples and toss in cornflour (this ensures a nice thick sauce inside the pastry case, and NOT a runny liquid oozing everywhere)
Cook apples in melted butter, add sugar and cinnamon, walnuts

Encase in puff pastry.  Seal with water, brush with egg or milk. Sprinkle liberally with sugar.
Bake till done.  Super easy with shop-bought pastry (which I always have in the freezer).

Indian curry veggie with pomegranites

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