4/19/2009

Two Easy But Dangerous Recipes

Two Easy But Dangerous Recipes

The first recipe was given to me by Donna, it consist of a chocolate cake in five (5) minutes…the danger with this recipe is that from now on you will only be 5 minutes away from a delicious chocolate cake that has a very fine texture and can be served with ice cream or chocolate fudge or your imagination is the limit…
The second recipe is lemon dessert I made when I was at the university, very easy to make and perfect for hot days but….the dangerous part is that this dessert is sooo addictive.

5 Minute Chocolate mug Cake



The original recipe in my mailbox said:

5 Minute Chocolate Mug Cake
Ingredients.
4 tablespoons flour
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
1 egg
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)
A small splash of vanilla extract
1 large coffee mug

Add dry ingredients to mug, and mix well. Add the egg and mix thoroughly.
Pour in the milk and oil and mix well.
Add the chocolate chips (if using) and vanilla extract, and mix again.
Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts.
The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don't be alarmed!
Allow to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate if desired..
EAT! (this can serve 2 if you want to feel slightly more virtuous).

And why is this the most dangerous cake recipe in the world ?
Because now we are all only 5 minutes away from chocolate cake at any time of the day or night!”
Lemon Delight.





Lemon Delight.
Ingredients.
2 cans sweetened condensed milk.
1 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice.
½ can liquid milk, use the one condensed milk can to measure (I use full cream powder milk and not much water :9 Yum).
Maria cookies or your favorite sweet cookie
Milk

1- In a bowl place the sweetened condensed milk, lemon juice and milk, whisk until all the ingredients are smooth and the mixture is thick.
2- To assemble the dessert place a layer of cookie (slightly moisten in milk) a layer of lemon curd and keep working like this until you use all the lemon curd.
3- Place the dessert into the freezer for 45 minutes or less if you are like me or in the refrigerator for 3 hours.

4/11/2009

Happy Easter Week

Happy Easter Week


My Mom prepared our traditional dish for easter time, it is called "cuajao" or Fish Cake, it consist of a fish stew, placed between layers of egg foam, boiled plantain, boiled potatoes and white cheese, it is served along with rice made with milk and sugar (it is sweet), beans, pink salad and fried plantain and the dessert is "buñuelos de yuca" they are delicious and I will try to make them to show you how to make these buñuelos. Today I am kind of lazy because we had so many visits and so many things to do, that "I feel like jello" (I used to say this when i was a Child meaning "I was so tired after a long day of playing")










4/05/2009

Venezuelan Empanadas.

Venezuelan Empanadas.
These are so delicious and crispy outside but tender inside, this one of the Venezuelans favorite breakfast or dinner.
You can use the filling you want, like cheese, meat, fish or in my case I filled them with chicken and rice, I chopped some onion, garlic, caper, sweet chili pepper added some cumin, oregano, salt, mustard and tomato paste cook with two tablespoons of oil then added the boiled chicken and boiled rice cook for 5 minutes and the filling was ready.
This post was due for yesterday night but because of the continuous power cuts this poor country is facing I could not “hand in” before, my apologies







Ingredients.
2 cups corn flour.
2 tablespoons wheat all purpose flour.
2 tablespoons corn oil.
2 ¼ warm water.
1 ½ teaspoon salt.
2 tablespoons White or brown sugar. (Optional)
150 gr white cheese, grated. (Optional)
Oil and a frying pan.
One plastic bag (like the ones you use to store food in the refrigerator), cut the bottom and one side of the bag.

1- Place all the ingredients in a bowl and knead very well, let rest 5 minutes.
2- Place your bag on the counter and spread some drops of oil and water on it (do this for every empanada you will make but for the rest use water only). Heat the oil.Make a ball of dough and place it on the prepared bag and with your finger extend the dough to for a disk, place the filling on the dough , fold the upper part of the disk over the lower part to form the empanada, use a bowl (traditional here in my country ) or cookie cutter and cut the dough, place the empanada in the hot oil and make other empanada have it ready when the bottom of the first empanada is golden brown, turn it and place the second empana into the oil, continue like this until you fry all of them.