And now we talk about sweet leeks, a cooking ingredient that we often use, we believe it is appropriate to dedicate a few more words to it.
Cooking ingredient Sweet Leek
This ingredient is generally found in nature in a cylindrical form. Typically they are white in color and have a developed green part, which you tend to discard because it is fibrous and has an excessively intense taste for some palates.
As a vegetable, leeks are close relatives of other vegetables which are respectively onions, garlic and shallots but are characterized by their great sweetness. These are foods that are considered perfect for pairing with other foods of the kitchen which are respectively butter, cream, sausages and tasty cured meats, such as the smoked ham of our recipe, bacon, sausage and speck.
5 recipes for Halloween : Here are some last-minute ideas for making some delicious Halloween recipes with just a few ingredients for the buffet of this monstrous party that everyone now likes, adults and children!
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How to make quick recipes for Halloween
Ingredients for 12 people:
6 slices of bread for sandwiches, 10-12 pitted black olives, 12 slices of Hungarian salami, 8-10 slices of sweet cheese already cut into slices.
Cut the bread for sandwiches into rectangular shapes more or less the size of a smartphone, toast for a few moments and then add the slices of Hungarian salami cut of the same size. Cut the sweet cheese into strips and arrange it as if they were the bandages of a mummy, bake at 160 ° for a few seconds, so as to make them melt just, not excessively! Finally, add the pitted black olives cut into slices to make the eyes. And your mummies are ready!
Ingredients for 12 pizzas
1 roll of packaged pizza dough, pitted black olives, thin slices of sweet cheese, tomato sauce, extra virgin olive oil, salt.
Create discs with a cup or a pastry ring, cover with a spoonful of tomato puree previously seasoned with oil and a little salt, bake for 7-8 minutes, add a thin slice of cheese and bake for 1-2 minutes. Remove from the oven and create the spiders with the pitted black olives, fix them on the pizzas and serve!
3. FINGERS IN THE SANDWICH
Ingredients for 6 sandwiches
6 sausages, 6 hot dog buns, 6 tablespoons of Ketchup.
Sauté the frankfurters in a pan for a few moments, they just need to brown slightly. Cut with a small knife a bit of the frankfurter skin almost at the end to create the nails of the fake fingers, also make two or three thin cuts to imitate the folds of the phalanges, put the frankfurters in the buns and add a little ketchup to imitate blood.
Ingredients For 6 people:
bananas, mandarins, celery stalk, chocolate chips (2-3 for each half banana).
Peel the tangerines and add at the top a piece of celery stalk previously washed of about 2 cm to reproduce the stalk of the pumpkin. Peel the bananas, remove the bananas in half, choose straight enough bananas, each half banana will have to stand "upright" by leaning on the cut part. Now take 2 chocolate chips for each half banana and make the ghost's eyes by positioning (pressing a little) the drops with the protruding part outwards, you can also make the mouth in the same way, and here are your banana ghosts. and your mandarin pumpkins!
4. SWEETS OWLS
Ingredients for 6 people
6 cupcakes (or round snacks such as Girella Motta), 12 Oreo cookies, 12 smarties for eyes (pairs of browns-yellows and purples) and 6 orange or yellow smarties for the beak, 2 tablespoons of Nutella
Use Motta swivels as a base, or cupcakes, spread a layer of Nutella on the surface. Open the Oreo cookies in two and use only half with the white filling, fix the eyes of the owl on the Swivel or Cupcake, create the pupils using the brown or yellow smarties, while for the owl's beak use an orange smarties. Happy Halloween!
WINE PAIRING: RED WINE or Sangria! For wine pairings consult www.vinacciolo.it
Pear and soft chocolate cake: One of the most successful and delicious sweet combinations of chocolate and pears. The Kaiser pears that with their crunchiness and light acidity manage to balance the sweetness and mellowness of dark chocolate, the cake is soft and rich, an intense flavor of chocolate broken by the inserts of pear slices. On the surface the extra touch is given by the sprinkling of cocoa and cinnamon – for those who love this spice.
Ingredients for a 22-24 cm cake pan
180 gr of granulated sugar
150 gr of eggs (about 3 medium)
1 sachet of vanillin
a pinch of salt
180 gr of softened butter
16 gr of baking powder
40 grams of unsweetened cocoa powder
260 grams of flour 00
3 Kaiser pears
120 ml of whole milk at room temperature
50 gr of dark chocolate chips
powdered sugar to decorate (or cocoa powder and cinnamon)
Watch the video recipe Pear and soft chocolate cake
How to make the pear and soft chocolate cake
Combine flour, vanillin, baking powder and cocoa in a bowl, sift and keep this mix aside.
Put the eggs, sugar and a pinch of salt in a bowl and whisk with a whisk for a few minutes until the mixture is light and fluffy (you need 150 grams of eggs about 3 medium eggs, weigh them if the weight is higher then beat the eggs and remove a few teaspoons until you reach the desired weight).
Add the flour and cocoa mix to the whipped eggs several times, alternating it with milk, and continue to mix with the whisk.
We also incorporate the softened butter (just melted in a bain-marie or in the microwave, without overheating it!) And continue to mix. Finally, add the dark chocolate chips or chocolate chips and mix one last time.
Pour the mixture into the buttered and floured pan (preferably with a zip closure), the size of the pan can range from 22 cm like the one used in this recipe, for a high cake, or 24 cm in diameter to obtain a lower cake, yes it also reduces the cooking time by a few minutes. We arrange the slices of freshly cut pear (so it is not necessary to add lemon to prevent them from blackening) in a radial pattern, and add a few drops of dark chocolate.
We bake at 180 degrees for 40-45 minutes. When we take out the oven, sprinkle with powdered sugar, or with a mix of cocoa powder and cinnamon (half a teaspoon of cinnamon if you like). Let it cool and open the hinged mold
WINE PAIRING: a good match is with the rare Aleatico di Puglia and Barolo Chinato; or with Rum, Cognac or a Spanish brandy.
In this blog for wine pairings I consulted the site: www.vinacciolo.it
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