Category: Elaboration

Blueberry & Raspberry confiture

Elaboration: Blueberry & Raspberry confiture

We warn you: this configure is so tasty, simple to make and it takes so little of your time that you might not consider worthwhile buying again from a shop. It goes exquisitely well simply spread over some toasts with or without butter, as a filling for a cake or on the side of a nice dessert. It does not contain preservatives, so it must eaten within 10 days. Enjoy it.

  By solypimiento

Chicken stock

Elaboration: Chicken stock

A chicken stock is one of these staples to keep always on hand in the kitchen. It is used as a basis in an endless list of different elaborations such as soups, creams, stews, sauces, rices... you name them. Make your recipes stand out and prepare your own chicken stock at home. It is a snap and the taste just plays in a different league than the stock cubes or prepared stock that you can get from the supermarket. All you need is some chicken bones and carcasses, a few vegetables and to leave it simmering for a couple of hours. It is a good idea to make stock in big quantities that you can store in the freezer, ready to be used when required.

  By solypimiento

Roast garlic & thyme focaccia

Roast garlic & thyme focaccia

A focaccia is a versatile rustic-looking Italian flat bread that has some similarities with a pizza dough. It is original from the region of Liguria, in the north of Italy. This bread is usually seasoned with infused olive oil and sea salt, and can be topped with a wide range of ingredients such as herbs, olives, anchovies, cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, mushrooms, etc. A focaccia can be served on its own or together with a nice antipasti or dipping sauce, it can also accompany a main course.

  By solypimiento

Bolognesa sauce

Elaboration: Bolognese sauce

This thick tomato and meat based sauce is the perfect friend of a number of pasta types: traditionally spaghetti or tagliatelle but not limited to these as it can also be used to make a nice lasagne or to stuff some delicious cannelloni. When it comes to preparing an awesome Bolognese sauce, patience is the key. Do not rush in any step, the wait will be worthwhile.

  By solypimiento

Bread croutons

Elaboration: Plain bread croutons

Do you have some bread going stale that you are about to chuck in the bin? Think twice and prepare some golden brown bread croutons instead, they will take your delicious soup or salad to a complete new level.

  By solypimiento

Garlic Mayo

Elaboration: Garlic Mayo

Garlic mayonnaise is a stable cold emulsion made of garlic, egg yolk and oil. It is sometimes confused with alioli, typical from Catalonia, although the later does not use egg. In as little as 10 minutes, you will prepare a delicious garlic mayo that has nothing to do with anything you can buy at the supermarket.

  By solypimiento

Sweet Potato Gnocchi

Elaboration: Sweet Potato Gnocchis

When we prepare Gnocchis we often open a packet of fresh Gnocchis bought in our local shop, prepare a nice sauce "et voila!". The result can be very nice but... what if you took a bit of your time in advance and prepared your own Gnocchi dough? The answer is simple: your Gnocchi recipe will stand out! Get hands on and try.

  By solypimiento

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Elaboration: Crispy cheese wafers

An interesting, simple yet very visual resource that you can use to add cheese to your recipes in a less conventional way. It will play nice with the textures on your dish and it is a good plate-composing tool. Just let your imagination fly... go flat or shape them in open cylinders, crackers, lollipops... Bring some noise to your table!

  By solypimiento