Monday, April 8, 2013

Bacon and Cheese Avocado Croissants

Inside look.
Outside look.

Nuttelex (Margarine)

On a pan, cook bacon to well done. Set aside to cool. Cut croissant into half, spread margarine on it. Top bacon and cheese on top then avocado on the side. Close with the other half of croissant and is done :)

Very easy and you can make it the night before, keep in fridge for next day's breakfast.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Currants chocolate chips muffins

125g butter
140g sugar
1teaspoon vanilla essence
2 eggs
300g self-raising flour
125ml fresh orange juice

Preheat oven to 180 degree Celsius, line twelve 80ml muffin moulds.
Beat butter, sugar and vanilla essence in a large bowl until pale and creamy. Add eggs gradually. Fold in orange juice and flour.
Spoon into mounds to about 2/4 full then add currents and chocolate chips. Then spoon to about 3/4 full. Top with chocolate chips, this is optional.
Bake about 20-25 minutes till cook.
Dust with cocoa powder. [ Personally I did was top with Toblerone chocolate  by sticking them with melted white chocolate and dust with cocoa powder to finish. ]

Hope you guys like it :)

Friday, April 5, 2013

Vichyssoise (Potato & Leek soup)

25g butter
2 leeks
1 onion
150g potatoes
750ml white chicken stock
125ml fresh cream
1 tablespoon chives

Slice leeks (white part) and onion thinly. Melt butter, sweat leeks and onion until tender. Peel & dices potatoes. Add potatoes & white stock to stock pot and season lightly. Bring to boil, simmer 20minutes. Puree and strain into saucepan / clean pot. Re-boil and whisk in fresh cream. Cool in  refrigerator for 3 hours if serve cold. Chive to be garnish on top to serve.

Chicken pasta with salad

Chicken pasta
Put the required amount of fettuccine in boiling water and set aside ones is cooked.
Slice chicken in to small slice and dice some onion. Oil in saucepan, sweat onion in the saucepan and cook the chicken, ones chicken is ready, set aside and pour tomato paste in to the saucepan. Ones is ready, add the chicken in and the cooked fettuccine, stir to combine and pasta is ready.

Wash the salad leaves and set aside for later use. Dice avocado and cut smoked salmon into small pieces.  Season the salad leaves with a bit of olive oil and balsamic vinegar, place on the plate and top with avocado, smoked salmon and olive.

Dinner is ready :)