Friday, May 23, 2008

Foody Friday

Tried recipes (that turned out) this week are

White Chocolate and berry Cheesecake

Cottage Cookies White Choc and Macadamia biscuits
300g frozen berries
2 tbs boiling water
3 1/2 tsp powdered gelatine
180g white chocolate chopped
2x250g block philadephia cream cheese
1/3 cup caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla
185ml can light evaporated milk

Method
Line base of round springform pan. Arrange biscuits in a single layer. Top with half the berries. Place boiling water in a small jug, sprinkle over gelatine whisk until dissolved.

Microwave chocolate until melted and smooth. set aside. Using an electric mixer, beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until smooth. Gradually beat in evaporated milk, chocolate and gelatine mixture. Pour into pan. Scatter with remaining berries. Cover and refigerate overnight or until set.

Tuscan Bean Soup

olive oil
1 leek chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 large potato
2x420g cans cannellini beans
1 litre chicken stock
1 tsp fresh thyme leaves
3 tsp lemon juice

Method
Heat oil add leek and garlic. Cook 5 mins until soft. Add potato and beans, add stock. Bring to boil 10 mins until potato soft. Stand for 10 mins. Blend half the soup until smooth. Return to pan, add thyme and lemon. Simmer 5 mins until heated through.

Vegetarian Spaghetti

olive oil
1 brown onion
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 zucchini, chopped
200g yellow squash, chopped
1 medium eggplant, chopped
1 can lentils
2 large tomatoes, chopped
jar pasta sauce
300g broccoli
parsley
spaghetti pasta
parmesan/cheese to serve

Method
Heat oil add onion and garlic, cook until soft. Add zucchini, squash, eggplant cook stirring for 5 mins. Add pasta sauce cook covered 20 mins. Add broccoli and lentils cook 10 mins. Meanwhile cook pasta. Toss and serve with cheese.


White Choc Chip Cookies

9 oz brown sugar
9 oz white sugar
10 oz margarine or butter
2 eggs
12 oz chocolate chips, or chocolate cut into chunks
1 tsp vanilla essence
½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
½ tsp salt
18 oz plain flour


***Method***

Mix butter/margarine with sugar until creamy and fluffy.
Add the eggs, chocolate chips and vanilla essence and mix well.
Mix the bicarbonate of soda and salt with the flour and add to the other ingredients. Stir to form a thick cookie dough.
Take golf-ball size amounts of the mixture and place spaced apart on a greased baking tray. Flatten slightly.
Bake for 12 minutes in a pre-heated oven at 180 degrees C. The cookies should be slightly golden brown (for a crispier cookie, bake for longer).
Place on a cooling rack.
Store in an airtight tin, they keep well for at least a week.

4 comments:

Zanabelle said...

Sooo...you're bringing that cheesecake tonight, right? RIGHT?!?! :D

Jan said...

Yum yum yum and yum. That is a very foody friday. Can't wait to try that spaghetti.

Frumpy Luv said...

Seriously - how do you DO all of this stuff?????

Mechelle said...

When do you sleep? And how do you stay so trim? No Fair! Thanks for the tips. When I get two seconds together, I will try some of these recipes.

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