Sunday, February 19, 2012

Sunday breakfast with French toast

This morning i thought i should try something new for breakfast...French toast! Yes, i have never eaten french toast in my life, never! My friend Xrisa from Greece suggested it to me some days ago, her lovely mother used to prepare it for her family and Xrisa is continuing this tradition and she is making it now for her family. It is easy to do it, it is fast and delicious! I love it! Thank you Xrisa for the recipe.

You will need:

2 eggs
4 pieces of bread (any kind of bread you want)
Olive oil

Put some olive oil in a pan and turn the heat on, beat the eggs and pour them into a shallow bowl (You can add some milk in the egg mixture if you like). Dip each slice of bread into the egg mixture, allowing bread to soak up some of the mixture and put the bread in the pan. Fry until it's brown on both sides, flipping the bread when necessary, be careful that it doesn't get burned.

Serve hot with honey, sugar, fresh fruits or u can just eat them as they are.

(This recipe serves 2 people, 2 slices of bread per person, if you want this for more people add more eggs and of course bread).

Bon Appetit!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Soft chocolate brownies

I don't make desserts that often but when ever i am in the mood for chocolate a make chocolate brownies from a recipe i found last year in a Greek site. I made some changes and i really like it! You can cut it in small pieces and eat it like brownies or you can use it for a birthday cake and cut it in bigger pieces and because this month a lot of my friends are celebrating their birthdays and soon i will celebrate mine too, i would like to dedicate this dessert to all the birthday boys and girls!

You will need:

Butter without salt, 225 gr
4 eggs
Sugar, 1½ tea mug
Cocoa powder, 1 tea mug
All purpose flour, 1 ¼ tea mug

Preheat the oven at 180 degrees. Melt the butter in a pot and then add the sugar and steer well. Beat the eggs in a bowl and add the cocoa, the butter with the sugar and the flour. Steer very well and you can add some raisins or nuts if you like. I usually don't add anything but this time i was in the mood for raisins and it was delicious!
 Grease a round non stick cake pan with butter and add the mixture in it, put it in the oven and bake it for about 35 minutes. Be careful don't over bake it!

 I added some icing sugar on the top but you can skip this part if you dont like it.

Bon Appetit!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Sweet and salty breadsticks

Some days ago i was in Greece and i was looking in a morning show and the cook from the show showed a very simple, easy and fast recipe for breadsticks with cheese, she was suggesting them for children's parties but i thought it was a great recipe for all occasions! I also got the idea from my father to make them sweat, so i bought some brown sugar and i made my experiment and the result was great! My parents ate almost everything in less than 10 minutes so the next day i had to make some more!

You will need:

2 pieces ready dough (puff pastry, you can always make your own, this time i bought ready from the supermarket)
2 eggs
Sesame (if you like it)
Brown sugar
Grated Parmesan cheese or another salty cheese that you like. (i used kefalotyri, a Greek salty cheese)

Lets make the sweet breadsticks first.

Take the dough and open it, it must be cold otherwise you will have a problem when you cut it in pieces, if its too warm just put it in the fridge for 15 minutes and then continue.

Beat 1 egg in a bowl and then brush the dough with it. Add some brown sugar and then cut it as you see it in the picture. You can cut it in bigger pieces and you can also add some cinnamon if you like.

Now you take every piece and you twist it from its side like you are screwing a screw until they look like this...

Bake them in a preheated oven in 200 degrees for 5 minutes with wind on and check them all the time so they don't get burned.

 For the salty breadsticks, beat 1 egg and brush your dough with it and then add the cheese and the sesame on the top and cut the dough and then twist. 5 minutes in the oven and they are ready!!!!

 Bon Appetit!