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Tarta de Santiago

Tarta de Santiago (St. James cake)

A "Tarta de Santiago" (or St James cake) is a delicious regional cake original from Galicia, in the north-west of Spain. This medieval almond cake has a characteristic moist texture, obtained by using ground almonds instead of flour, which also makes it gluten free. The distinctive touch of citrus and cinnamon combines perfectly with the nuttiness of the almonds. It is what we call a very effective and simple recipe, as it uses only 5 ingredients, takes no more than 30 minutes to make and the result is guaranteed to impress all of those who try it. The top of the cake is traditionally decorated with the "Cruz de Santiago" (Cross of Saint James) and icing sugar.

  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

Garlic chicken wings with mushrooms

Garlic chicken wings with mushrooms

This classic of the traditional Spanish cuisine has been one of my favourite dishes since I was very little. Chicken, rustic herbs and garlic, a lot of garlic! None of them could work without the other and they all contribute equally to obtaining a mind blower sauce. It is so good that I simply can't resist to dipping loads of bread in it (always thinking in making the life of my dishwasher easier, of course)

  By solypimiento

Gratin dauphinois

Gratin Dauphinois

Traditionally, this French dish is made out of potatoes and crème fraîche. Our recipe tweaks a bit the original and uses milk and cream infused with garlic and nutmeg. The classical recipe does not contain cheese either but... what can we say? We can't help it when it comes to gratin cheese, so we top it with a generous amount of Gruyère, glorifying this dish even further.

  By solypimiento

vichyssoise

Vichyssoise

A vichyssoise is a popular thick cream, very smooth in texture, rich flavour and best served cold. It is made of leek, onion, potato, chicken stock and cream, products that do not have much colour contribution, providing the vichyssoise with its characteristic white colour.

  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

Cod loin and garlic mayo puff tart

Cod loin and garlic mayo puff tart

Puff pastry tarts are thankful recipes that allow your creativity to run pretty much free and the chances to get them wrong are still rather low. For this one we have used good quality cod loin, potatoes and gratinated home made garlic mayonnaise. It will make a great starter or even a main if served with some green salad for example.

  By solypimiento

French onion soup gratinee

French Onion Soup Gratinee

A steamy French onion soup finished with bread croutons covered in gratinated cheese is simply an irresistible dish to eat. Historically a humble soup, it is a real classic among classics for the French.

  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