Les Crêpes

Les Crêpes

This version is very similar , to the dessert version:

1- Mix the milk, eggs, the vegetable oil plus the plain flour and the salt.

2- Once the mixture is nice and smooth give it about 10 minutes before using it.

3- Meanwhile prepare your frying pan by adding 2 spoons of vegetable oil and putting it on high heat.

4- To that add your chopped onion and mushroom then a pinch of salt and pepper.

5- Then cook them until the onion is nice and soft and turned a nice caramel colour.

5- Then prepare your  other frying pan for the crepes , personally I like to wipe the pan with butter before I start using it, as it helps the crepes not to stick to it.

6- Then put the pan on medium to high heat for two minutes.

7- Next pour the mixture into the frying pan , making sure to move it around the pan to cover the whole surface.

8- Give it time to cook , lets say about 2 minutes , then flip it over and do the same to the other side.

9- Then sprinkle the cheese while it’s still hot so that it melts inside.

Then voila , bon Appétit 😉

Advertisements

crêpe au banane

crêpe au banane

This is one of my all time favourite desserts , if I felt happy , sad , excited or whatever the mood I would make them. I simply can’t go a month without them , just like water is a commodity , les crêpe are mine :).

To start of :

1- Mix the milk, eggs, the vegetable oil plus the plain flour and the salt.

2- Once the mixture is nice and smooth give it about 10 minutes before using it.

3- Meanwhile pre-heat the Nutella , by putting it in  a sauce pan with hot water on low heat for 15 minutes, to make sure it’s nice and flowing.

4- Chop the bananas you are going to use before hand.

5- Then prepare your frying pan , personally I like to wipe the pan with butter before I start using it, as it helps the crepes not to stick to it.

6- Then put the pan on medium to high heat for two minutes.

7- Next pour the mixture into the frying pan , making sure to move it around the pan to cover the whole surface.

8- Give it time to cook , lets say about 2 minutes , then flip it over and do the same to the other side.

9- Then add the toppings and serve.

Then voila , bon Appétit 🙂

Tortilla de patatas

Tortilla de patatas

I just love making this recipe , especially in the summer. I mean lets face it a hot summer in England is rare , so when it comes around the last thing you want to be doing is spending it in the kitchen.

The reason I love this Tortilla de patatas so much is because , after spending most of the summer eating barbecues when the nice weather is out , I get a bit fed up so this makes a nice change and is easy to digest too.

To maximise the taste of it add a nice ice cold drink :).

Here are the steps:

1-  Wash and peel all your vegetables.

2-  Then dice them.

3-  Then fry your diced potatoes.

4-  Meanwhile the potatoes are frying , crack 4 eggs into a clean bowl.

5-  Then add your chopped onion.

6-  To that add the chopped chilli and salt and black pepper.

7-  Then finally add the parsley.

8-  Then mix all the mixture for a good 1 minute.

9-  Leave the mixture for a bit , while you prepare your frying pan to put it in.

10- Make sure the frying pan is on high heat and add a little bit of olive oil to it.

11- Then pour in your mixture along with the potatoes you fried earlier.

12- Leave it for 6 minutes , then flip it over and do the same to the other side , to ensure its well cooked.

Then tada you have a delicious Tortilla de patatas to enjoy !

Calzone

This week while I was sitting and watching a programme on the television on cooking , I saw a recipe for an Italian pizza called Calzone , which I think looks a bit like the British version of a Cheese pasty from the appearance of it.

The one I saw had peppers , capers and olives. It looked nice and easy to make and I tought to myself I will have a go at my own version of this , I used slightly different ingredients though.

I thought it will be good to post it on the blog , as it was easy to make and didn’t take long either.

Which is a bonus when you are a student and have revision and other tasks waiting for you like I do.

Potato Gratin

Potato Gratin

This week , I baked the heart warming Potato Gratin , which is just what you need when the weather is freezing outside like this time of year.

I don’t know about you , but I spend so much money on snacks and sandwiches through out the day ,which not only are not filling but expensive and lets face it , with student has spare money laying around to do it everyday.

So after I backed this Potato Gratin , I worked out it costs a lot cheaper , and lasts a lot longer.

I followed the main traditional principles of making the recipe , however I added a bit of my own twist to it.

I made a short video to demonstrate this. Take a look at it , make it and enjoy it :).