11.06.2013

Cooking for one

Back to the basics, or on how much I don't care about cooking for myself only ;)
Mano grande, esta é para ti :)


Peito de Frango recheado com Queijo Fresco, Mozzarella e Ervas
Ingredientes:
- 1 peito de frango, aberto
- meia bola de mozzarella
- 1 colher de sopa de philadelphia com ervas
- sal
- menta seca moída
- mistura de pimentas, moída na hora

- azeite

Preparação:
1) Abrir o peito de frango, temperar com sal, espalhar philadelphia num dos lados, dispor o mozzarella fatiado por cima e polvilhar com menta. Fechar o peito de frango (pode-se utilizar um palito),
2) Aquecer o azeite numa frigideira e cozinhar o peito de frango de ambos os lados em lume brando. Servir com massa com pesto e uma salada. 

Chicken Breast filled with Cream Cheese, Mozzarella and Herbs
Ingredients:
- 1 chicken breast, open
- half ball of mozzarella
- 1 tbsp philadelphia with herbs
- salt
- ground dried mint
- mix of peppers, freshly crushed

- olive oil

Preparation:
1) Open chicken breast, season with salt, spread philadelphia on one side, place mozzarella on top, sprinkle with mint and close (a toothpick may be useful),
2) Heat olive oil in a pan and cook the chicken breast on both sides over medium heat. Serve with pasta with pesto and salad.

11.01.2013

Not (yet) ready

Thank you for bothering about me :) Everything is good in Munich, but I still don't have time/patience/things to keep up the blog regular rhythm. I hope I will be back to normal soon! This is something very easy I made for an international dinner. And to make for the time I wasn't here I also leave a picture of the new Between Kitchen's kitchen! It's small but it is a kitchen with a view ;)



Pãezinhos de Queijo
Ingredientes:
- 1 embalagem (500g) de polvilho azedo
- uma pitada de sal
- 100 ml de óleo vegetal
- 125 ml de leite
- 3 ovos

- 125 g de queijo ralado

Preparação:
1) Ligar o forno no gás 7,
2) Sovar o polvilho com o sal,
3) Aquecer o óleo com o leite,
4) Entretanto, bater os ovos,
5) Incorporar bem o óleo e leite no polvilho, mexendo sempre com a mão ou a colher de pau,
6) Juntar os ovos e misturar bem da mesma forma,
7) Por fim, incorporar o queijo ralado,
8) Formar bolinhas (uso duas colheres) e colocar sobre um tabuleiro forrado com papel vegetal,
9) Levar ao forno cerca de meia hora, ou até estarem dourados e estaladiços.

Cheese Breads
Ingredients:
- 1 package (500g) sour starch
- pinch of salt
- 100 ml vegetable oil
- 125 ml milk
- 3 eggs
- 125g grated cheese

Preparation:
1) Pre-heat oven, gas 7,
2) Punch starch with the salt,
3) Heat oil with milk,
4) Beat eggs,
5) Incorporate oil and milk into the starch, mixing with hands or a wooden spoon,
6) Mix in eggs,
7) Finally, mix in grated cheese,
8) Mould small balls (I use two spoons) and place on a tray lined with parchment paper,
9) Bake in the oven for around 30 minutes or until golden and crispy.

10.05.2013

Some more finger food.

Thank you so much for all the comments and all the support!
As many of you already know I am in Munich with a friend for ERASMUS :) We haven't yet managed to get a home of our own (but I feel like we are closer!), hence I haven't had much time for the blog. And I have also been having intensive german classes, so I have little free time and lots of things to do and to visit!




Gressinos de Espinafre e Malagueta
Ingredientes:
- 180g de espinafres frescos
- 225g de farinha
- 1 colher de café de massa de alho
- ½ colher de chá de bicarbonato de sódio
- coentros moídos
- cominhos
- piri-piri moído
- açafrão da índia
- pimenta moída

- 1 colher de chá de sal

Preparação:
1) Pré-aquecer o forno a 180ªC,
2) Escaldar os espinafres num tacho com água a ferver durante meio minuto, escoar bem para retirar o excesso de água,
3) Picar os restantes ingredientes num robô de cozinha até obter migalhas, reservar,
4) Picar os espinafres e amassar com os restantes ingredientes
5) Transferir para uma superfície polvilhada com farinha e estender com um rolo da massa até ter cerca de meio cm de altura,
6) Cortar a massa em tiras com 1 cm de largura,
7) Torcer as tiras e espalhar num tabuleiro forrado com papel vegetal,
8) Cozinhar no forno durante cerca de 20 minutos.

Spinach and Chilli Gressini
Ingredients:
- 180g fresh spinach
- 225g flour
- 1/2 tsp garlic paste
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- powdered coriander
- saffron
- freshly crushed black pepper
- 1 tsp salt

Preparation:
1) Heat oven at 180ºC,
2) Soak the spinach in boiling water for half minute, drain well,
3) Blend all the other ingredients in a blender, put aside,
4) Chop the spinach and hand mix with the other ingredients, in a bowl, until obtaining an homogeneous batter,
5) Spread over a flour-dusted surface until obtaining an half centimeter thick rectangle,
6) Cut the batter in 1 cm stripes,
7) Twist the stripes and spread in a baking tray, lined with parchment paper,
8) Bake for around 20 minutes.

9.29.2013

Pizza pies

Still not in a German kitchen, but closer! These are the best salty pies I have ever tasted. Still Popina inspired and still fail-proof ;) You must try these, they combine pizza crust and hot creamy filling. I'll give you some advice: double the recipe - at least!


Tarteletes de Pimento, Queijo da Ilha e Ervas Aromáticas
Ingredientes:
Massa da Base:
- 220g de farinha
- 1 colher de chá de fermento seco
- 1/3 de colher de chá de sal
- 2 colheres de sopa de azeite
- 1 ovo
- 80ml de água quente
Recheio:
- 1 pimento vermelho, sem sementes e cortado em tiras finas
- 1 pimento verde, sem sementes e cortado em tiras finas
- 1 cebola, cortada em gomos finos
- 2 colheres de sopa de azeite
- ½ colher de chá de sal
- pimenta preta
- moinho de sal e alecrim e limão
- 1 colher de café de massa de alho,
- um pé de salsa, picado,
- 100g de queijo da ilha ralado

- um iogurte grego

Preparação:
1) Misturar a farinha, o fermento e o sal numa tigela,
2) Formar um buraco no centro e deitar o ovo, o óleo e a água,
3) Amassar à mão até obter uma massa macia,
4) Deitar numa superfície polvilhada com farinha e trabalhar com as mãos durante alguns minutos, a massa deve continuar mole mas não pegajosa,
5) Dividir em 6 a 8 pedaços e estender cada um com o rolo da massa,
6) Forrar formas de tartelete com a massa, reservar,
7) Aquecer o forno a 190ºC,
8) Misturar os pimentos e a cebola com azeite, sal e pimenta e levar a assar coberto com uma folha de alumínio durante 20 minutos, escorrer e reservar,
9) Juntar o alho, as ervas e metade do queijo ralado aos pimentos, mexendo sempre, reservar,
10) Misturar o iogurte e quase todo o restante queijo e espalhe no fundo das tarteletes,
11) Espalhar os pimentos no interior das tartes e polvilhar com o restante queijo,
12) Levar ao forno a 170ªC durante 25 minutos.

Pepper, Cheese and Herbs Tarteletes
Ingredients:
Pizza crust:
- 220g flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/3 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 egg
- 80ml warm water
Filling:
- 1 red pepper, seeds removed and thinly sliced
- 1 green pepper, seeds removed and thinly sliced
- 1 onion, thinly sliced
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- ½ tsp salt
- black pepper
- salt, thyme and lemon lidl spices
- ½ tsp garlic paste
- parsley, chopped
- 100g strong flavoured cheese

- 1 greek yogurt

Preparation:
1) Mix flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl,
2) Make a hole in the middle and pour the egg, the oil and the water,
3) Knead until obtaining a soft dough,
4) Work with the hands over a slightly flour-dusted surface, the batter must remain soft but not sticky,
5) Divide in 6 or 8 parts and roll to thin circles,
6) Put each circle inside a tartelete mould, put aside,
7) Heat oven to 190ºC,
8) Mix peppers and onion with olive oil, salt and pepper and bake for 20 minutes, covered. Drain and put aside,
9) Add garlic, herbs and half the cheese to the peppers, mix well,
10) Mix yogurt and almost all remaining cheese and put a spoon inside each tartelete,
11) Spoon the pepper mixture over and sprinkle some cheese on the top,
12) Place in the oven at 170ºC for 25 minutes.