Monthly Archives: November 2016

Cookies lemon raspberry


Delicious Crispy biscuits buttery dough and raspberry jam. From



Butter: 230 g. (at room temperature

Cream Cheese: 110 g. (at room temperature)

Brown sugar: 1 mug

Egg: 1 large, only the yolk

Vanilla: 1 teaspoon extract or 2 vanillin

bitter almond aroma: 1/2 teaspoon (optional)

Corn flour: 1/2 mug

Flour: 2 and 3/4 cup (For every use)

raspberry jam: 1 1/2 mug

Caster sugar: 2 mugs

Lemon juice: 1 teaspoon

Lemon zest: by 1/2 lemon

liqueur limoncello: few tablespoons (you can replace it with water)



Sift together the flour and cornflour.

Beat butter with, cream cheese and sugar until fluffy. Add the yolk, vanilla and almond.

gradually add the flour with the cornflour, and stir gently, Just to mix.

Divide the dough in half, you are doing 2 discs, wrap them well with film and refrigerate, to tighten for about half an hour.

Preheat oven to 175 degrees. Lay a large baking tray with greaseproof paper baking.

Remove the dough from the refrigerator. On lightly floured surface, open the sheet dough, thickness 3 – 4 about mm. Cut round biscuits and place in the pan you prepared.

Bake in the preheated oven for 10 – 12 minutes, just begin to change color.

Remove the pan from the oven, wait 4 some minutes and then remove the cookies on a wire rack to cool completely.

While the cookies are cooled, put the jam in saucepan and put on fire. The boil stirring continuously, until the temperature reaches 107 degrees. Remove from heat and let it just drop the temperature of. Spread over each biscuit from 1 teaspoon jam.

In a bowl put the icing sugar. Add the lemon juice and zest. Add some – little liqueur, until you get a rather tight glaze.

Place the frosting in pastry bag or simple food bag, make a very small nose (or in the corner if you use simple bag) and do lines on biscuits.

Soup with beef and beans


Rich soup with ground beef, Red beans, vegetables and cutter macaroni, ideal for cold winter days. From



Ground beef: 500 g.

Ελαιόλαδο : 2 tablespoons

Onion: 1 medium chopped

Garlic: 2 cloves, finely chopped

Carrots: 2 moderate cut slices

Celery: 2 branches, chopped

Chicken broth: 1,5 liter, homemade or ready

Tomatoes: 1 canned chopped

Red beans: 1 tin, drained

Butt macaroni: 100 g.

Salt and pepper: as you like

Thyme: 1/2 teaspoon



Put in a saucepan the oil to warm up and roasted minced, along with the onion and garlic. When the meat is browned lightly, add carrots, celery, tomatoes, beans, broth and thyme.

Cover the pot and simmer for 30 minutes.

Salt and pepper, add thyme and pasta and continue cooking, to cook pasta. Quenched the fire and try to spice.

Serve the soup very hot, with toasted bread.


Strawberry chocolate muffins


fluffy, easily, marmpre muffins with chocolate and strawberry. You can enjoy them plain or to decorate with buttercream or royal icing. From


ingredients (per 18 muffin) :

Flour: 2 mugs (260 g. – For every use)

Baking powder: 1 teaspoon

Soda: 1/2 teaspoon

Salt: 1/2 teaspoon

Ζάχαρη : 1 mug (200 gr.)

Butter: 1/2 mug (115 gr.)

Vanilla: 1 teaspoon extract or 2 vanillin

Milk: 1/4 mug

Eggs: 2 large

Sour cream: 1/2 mug

Chocolate: 1/4 cup melted (60 gr.)

Strawberry jam: 1/4 cup (60 gr.)

Food coloring: little red, optional



Melt the butter and let it cool off the.

Preheat oven to 175 degrees.

Lay on baking papers 18 places muffins.

In a bowl sift together the flour with the baking, baking soda and salt. Add the sugar and stir again.

In another bowl beat together eggs, milk, cream, butter and vanilla. Add them to the mixture of flour. Stir gently with a spatula just to mix.

Divide the dough in half. Half add the melted chocolate and the other half the strawberry if you want a little red food coloring. . Stir just to mix.

Divide the dough into muffin papers for you prepared, throwing koutalitses the chocolate mixture and the mixture of strawberry. When they run out of dough, dip a toothpick on each muffin and formed into a dough 8 (to make water).

Bake the muffins in the preheated oven for 18 – 20 minutes. The pull on a rack. leave 3 – 4 min slightly dropped their temperature and then remove the muffins from the pans and leave on the rack to cool completely.

If you want to decorate with a little melted chocolate or buttercream or royal icing



Chicken braised casserole


An easy recipe for braised chicken with herbs. Fits with rice, mashed, and pasta. From



Chicken: 6 servings, better the top of the leg

Salt and pepper: as you like

Ελαιόλαδο : 2 tablespoons

Onion: 1 moderate, chopped

Garlic: 3 cloves, chopped

Carrot: 1 small, cut small pieces

Celery: 1 twig, chopped, without leaves

dried rosemary: 1 teaspoon

thyme: 1/2 teaspoon

Dry white wine: 1/2 mug

chicken broth: 1 mug

tomato paste: 1 tablespoon

chopped parsley: 1 tablespoon



Season the chicken. Heat the olive oil and burn when you add the chicken. The browned on one side, 5 about minutes and turn golden brown and the other for another year so.

Remove the chicken from the pan and add the onion, garlic, the carrot, celery, rosemary and thyme. Cook, stirring regularly, until tender onion, 4 – 5 minutes.

Add the wine when evaporate, add the broth and tomato paste. When the broth boils, add the chicken (along with juices eject).

Cover the pot, lower the heat and simmer until chicken is tender well, 30 – 40 minutes.

Trying to spice, remove from heat and sprinkle with parsley. Serve very hot, with rice, pasta or mashed.


Biscuits stuffed with marzipan


Delicious, crunchy biscuits, with buttery dough and almond filling. From


Ingredients for the dough (per 28 some pieces):

Butter: 220 g. (1 mug) at room temperature

Cream Cheese: 220 g. (at room temperature)

Flour: 250 g. (For every use)

Salt: 1/4 teaspoon

Ζάχαρη : 100 g.

For the filling:

Ζάχαρη : 50 g.

marzipan: 220 g.

Eggs: 1 glair

Materials for the assembling and coating:

Eggs: 1 the whole

Water: 1 tablespoon

almond slivers: little sprinkling – optionally

coarse sugar: little for sprinkling – optional



Beat the butter with the cream cheese and sugar, fluffy. Add the flour and salt and mix at very low speed, Just to mix. Divide the dough in half, wrap each half well and refrigerate for 1 least one hour, to tighten.

In another bowl, put the marzipan, sugar and egg white. The strike by wire or mixer, becomes uniform mixture.

Preheat oven to 190 degrees. Lay 2 pans with baking parchment.

Flour the counter and open a dough piece into a rectangle sex, 20 X 35 from. about. cut it into squares 5 X 5 from. Put the dough pieces on baking trays have prepared, some distance between them. On top put a teaspoon of the filling.

Open and the other piece of dough into a sheet and cut it into pieces and 5 X 5 from.

Beat the egg with the 1 tablespoon water and brush, passing the dough pieces that you put the trays, around the filling, with the mixture of egg. On top put a piece of dough and press all around to close the cookie. with fork, press also around to help seal the dough and decorate the cookie.

With the mixture of the egg also pass the surface of the biscuits. If desired sprinkle with almonds and sugar.

Bake cookies in the preheated oven for 15 – 20 minutes, to brown the surface.

Remove the pan from the oven and remove the cookies on a rack to cool.

Salad with radishes and orange


Simple, but delicious, winter salad with oranges, radishes and parsley. With very little fat, very good for diet. From



Radishes: 12 – 14 large or several smaller

Oranges: 4 large

Onion: 1 dry, best red

finely chopped parsley: 1/2 bunch

Ελαιόλαδο : 1 tablespoon

Orange juice: 60 ml

Salt and pepper: as you like



Wash the radishes and cut into thin slices. Put them in a bowl.

Peel oranges and filetarete. Place the slices in bowl.

Peel the onion and cut thin slices. You put it in salad bowl and.

And add the chopped parsley.

Mix the orange juice with the olive oil, salt and pepper. Pour over salad and stir. The cover and refrigerate for 1/2 – 1 time to tie the flavors.