Recipes By Neus Baudel
Tiropitas! Greek cheese-and-egg filled phyllo triangles, are always a party favorite very easy and funny to prepare!
Combine cheeses, eggs and salt in a bowl. Stir until blended.
Set up your station: you need a large cutting board, a teaspoon (a measuring teaspoon), a brush, the melted butter, a parchment paper-lined baking sheet, and the fillo dough. If you haven’t already, unwrap the fillo dough and place it in a ziploc back.
Lay one sheet of fillo horizontally oriented in front of you on your cutting board. Brush it with butter. Run a knife down the piece of dough every two inches or so — this should yield six to seven strips. (See photo above.)
Place one teaspoon of cheese mixture at the end of each strip. Fold over corner to make a triangle. Continue folding from side to side till you get to the end of the strip. (See photos above.) Place on prepared pan. Brush tops with butter.
Repeat process until you’ve used up all of your filling.
Preheat oven to 350ºF. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool briefly before serving.
With this “Vintage Kitchen Roller” from my grandmother this Calzone transports me when I was little and I was hypnotized by the smell coming out of the oven!
HOW TO MAKE THIS DELICIOUS AND HYPNOTIZING CALZONE!
Dilute the yeast in 250 ml of warm water. Mix the flour with 1 teaspoon of salt in a bowl. Make a volcano and pour the water with the yeast and 50 ml of oil. Knead until you get an elastic dough. Roll into a ball, cover it with a cloth, and let it rest for 3 hours to double its volume.
Wash the tomatoes, peel them and chop them. Sauté with 4 tablespoons oil for 5 min, until excess water evaporates. Season, stir and remove. Divide the dough into 4 equal balls, place them on a work surface and stretch them, giving them a disk shape.
Divide the tomatoes, the grated mozzarella and the washed arugula on the dough discs. Close them, folding them in half, seal the edges and make some incisions on the surface. Put them on the baking sheet, sprinkle with the grated Parmesan and bake for 20 min at 200 °. Remove and serve.
Creamy and distinct in flavor, goat cheese is a dairy product enjoyed around the world.
I love this delicious toast! it’s an explosion of flavors with lots of contrast!
1 1/2 tbsp Olive Oil plus some for drizzling
1 Red Onion, roughly sliced
1 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
1 1/2 tbsp Brown Sugar
100g Goat Cheese, crumbled (feta or blue cheese is good too)
6-8 Thick slices of Fresh Bread (white or brown), toasted
Heat the oil in a pan on a low heat, then add the onions. Continue to cook on a low heat for 5 minutes or so, until the onions are starting to soften. Add the vinegar and sugar and cook (still on a low heat) for another 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Meanwhile, toast your bread in a toaster or under the grill, then drizzle with olive oil.
When the onions are done, spread evenly on the toast then crumble the cheese over each slice and serve with side salad.
A classic in the kitchen! These stuffed eggs are a delight! with olives, anchovies, capers ..... with what you like most, they are an ideal starter for summer!!
Ingredients for 4 serves
8 large free range eggs
160 g canned tuna in oil
4 Tbsp mayonnaise
pinch of salt
anchovies, Piquillo peppers and parsley (optional)
Boil the eggs.
Fill a medium pot with water and place over medium-high heat. Take to a boil.
1. Lower the eggs in the pot, carefully, and cook for 10 minutes.
2. Remove from the heat, drain and place in a bowl with very cold water.
3. Let stand for 15-20 minutes.
Make the filling.
1. Once the eggs are cool to the touch, peel them.
2. Wash with cold water to remove possible pieces of shell.
3. Cut in half lengthwise and remove the boiled yolks. Place them into a bowl.
4. Reserve an entire yolk for garnishing later.
5. Crush the yolks with a fork and add the tuna, previously drained.
Add the mayonnaise together with the salt and mix well until a smooth and homogeneous mixture is obtained.
Fill the eggs.
1. Using a small spoon or a knife with a rounded tip, fill the egg hole so that it's slightly overfilled and the filling makes a small mound.
2. Smooth the surface for a more beautiful finish.
3. Repeat the process with the remaining eggs.
4. Garnish the surface with anchovies, Piquillo peppers and the crumbled yolk.
5. Sprinkle with some chopped parsley, if desired, and serve.
• One of the common problems when boiling eggs is a greyish edge around the yolk. This happens when the cooking time is excessive. To prevent this from happening, follow closely the instructions and the cooking and cooling times specified in the recipe.
• Whenever I peel boiled eggs, I take part of the egg white with the shell… To avoid this problem, you must place the eggs in very cold water after finishing the cooking. Let them cool inside and you will have no problem removing the shell.
• Eggs can be stuffed to your taste, the recipe gives you the most traditional option.
• You can use homemade mayonnaise if you wish, the result will certainly be much tastier. But remember that in this case, you should not keep the stuffed eggs more than 1 day in the fridge.
• A pastry bag can be used too for stuffing the eggs, with a decoration tip to give them a fancier finish. In that case, I recommend you to blend the mixture with a blender for a very smooth and creamy texture. This way will be easier to pipe the filling.
• Eggs can be eaten freshly made or after refrigerating them in an airtight container. They keep well for a couple of days.
Pasta with Roasted Peppers, Basil and Garlic!
Delicious Spaghetti for anyone who is looking for a quick yet very tasty pasta dish!!
1- Heat the oil in a large non-stick frying pan over a medium heat and fry the garlic for 30 seconds until golden. Add the roasted Peppers, stir and cook for a further 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
2- Put 4 litres water in a large saucepan with 3 tablespoons salt and bring to boil. Cook the pasta in the boiling salted water until al dente. To get that perfect “bite”, cook the pasta for 1 minute less than instructed on the packet.
3 Once the pasta is ready, drain, reserving 3 tablespoons of the cooking water. Tip the pasta into the frying pan with the peppers and increase the heat to high. Scatter over the basil and pour in the reserved water. Toss everything together for 30 seconds to allow the sauce to coat the pasta evenly. Serve immediately.
Only for broccoli lovers this easy, quick and delicious healthy recipe!
This steamed broccoli with this dressing is perfect as a starter or light dinner!
A super healthy and comforting vegetable drink to survive the coldest days of winter!
Turmeric, ginger, and local honey make this an immune-boosting treatment. Turmeric and ginger have anti-inflammatory properties and local raw honey provides natural allergy relief. Black pepper helps the absorption of turmeric and adds a spicy touch.