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Break fast smoothie with hemp and sicilian pistachio cookies
BREAKFAST SMOOTHIE WITH HEMP:
any fruit ( I used 1 altafou mango)
any berries (I used 6 big straw berries)
any milk or yogurt or juice (I used 1.5 cup regular milk)
2 tbsp hulled hemp seeds( Increase the amount if using juice)
4 green cardamoms ( shells discarded)
Ingredients for Sicilian Pistachio cookies:
Chocolate chip cookies with cranberry & pistachios
- Plain flour 255 g
- Salt 5 g
- Baking soda 5 g
- Unsalted butter 150 g
- Brown sugar 100 g
- Sugar 55 g
- Corn syrup 3 1/4 tbsp
- Milk 2tbsp
- Vanilla essense 3/4 tbsp
- Bittersweet chocolate chips 200 g
- Pistachio nuts 100 g
- Dried cranberries 85 g
Lemon pistachio cupcakes w/- rosewater pistacio brittle
Lemon Pistachio Cupcakes:
- 1 cup soy milk
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 1/4 cups plain flour
- 1/8 cup cornflour
- 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup canola oil
- 3/4 cup white sugar
Pistachio lemon drops
- 1 large egg white
- Pinch coarse salt
- 1 cup toasted salted pistachios, finely chopped (about 4 1/2 ounces)
- 1 cup packed light-brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
Pear & pistachio oats
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup Silk Heart Health Vanilla Soymilk
- 2 teaspoons hazelnut butter
- a pinch of cinnamon
- a pinch of chilli powder
- a pinch of whole sea salt
- 8 fresh figs, ripe but firm, washed and pat dried with kitchen paper
- 2 handfuls unsalted pistachios, shells and skins removed, very coarsely chopped
Step 1: First, break the choicolate bar and melt it in a bain-marie (or double boiler), over low heat, stirring as it melts.
Step 2: When the chocolate is melted, add the hazelnut butter, cinnamon, chilli and salt and mix thoroughly.
Step 3: Transfer the chocolate in a cup and start dipping the figs, holding them by the stems.
Step 4: Cover with the chopped pistachios and place the figs on a sheet of parchment paper on a tray.
Step 5: Refrigerate for 30-40 minutes and enjoy.
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2 cups whole milk
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- 5 large egg yolks
- 2 drops green food coloring
Step 1: Finely grind 3/4 cup pistachios and 1/4 cup sugar in processor. Combine pistachio mixture, milk and almond extract in heavy medium saucepan.
Step 2: Bring to boil. Whisk yolks and 1/2 cup sugar in large bowl to blend. Gradually whisk milk mixture into yolk mixture. Return mixture to saucepan.
Step 3: Stir over medium-low heat until custard thickens slightly and leaves path on back of spoon when finger is drawn across, about 8 minutes (do not boil).
Step 4: Remove from heat. Whisk in food coloring. Refrigerate custard until cold, about 3 hours.
Step 5: Process custard in ice cream maker according to manufacturer’s instructions. Transfer to covered container and freeze.
Step 6: (Can be prepared 1 week ahead. Keep frozen.) Scoop into glasses or bowls. Garnish with chopped pistachios.
- 1 2/3 cups sugar
- 2 cups cake flour
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 226g (8 ounces)unsalted butter, at room t- emperatur
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 5 eggs, lightly beaten
- 3/4 cup apricot preserves
- Marzipan (below)
- Dark chocolate glaze (below)
- 8 ounces almond paste
- 1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
- 1/4 cup light corn syrup
2) Dark Ganache Glaze:
- 1 pound extra bittersweet chocolate
- 1 1/4 cups heavy cream
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 180C (350F. Butter three 8 inch round cake pans. Line the bottom of each pan with a round of parchment or waxed paper and butter the paper. Spread out the pistachios in a baking tray and toast in the oven for 7 to 10 minutes, until lightly coloured. Transfer to a dish and let cool completely. Finely chop the pistachios and set 1/4 cup aside for decoration.
Step 2: Put the remaining 1/2 cup pistachios in a food processor. Add the sugar and pulse just enough to grind them finely. Pour into a large mixing bowl and add the flour, baking powder and salt. Blend with the mixer on low for 30 seconds.
Step 3: Add the butter, milk and vanilla and wit the mixer on low, beat until completely incorporated. Raise the speed to medium and beat until light and fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the beaten eggs in 2 or 3 additions, scraping down the sides of the bowl well and mixing only long enough to blend after each addition. Divide the batter among the 3 prepared pans. Bake for about 25 minutes or until a cake tester or wooden toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean. Allow the layers to cool in the pans for 10 minutes. Turn out onto wire racks, carefully peel off the paper liners and let cool completely.
Step 4: 1) Marzipan:
Crumble the almond paste into a large mixing bowl. Use an electric mixer on low speed to soften the almond paste. Add the confectioners sugar and corn syrup and beat until smooth. Wrap well in plastic so it doesn?t fry out and allow to rest at room temperature for 1 to 2 hours before rolling.
Step 5: 2) Dark Ganache Glaze:
Chop the chocolate coarsely and out it in a heatproof bowl. Bring the cream to a bare simmer. Pour immediately over the chocolate and let stand for 5 minutes. Whisk until smooth and use the glaze soon after making before it starts to set. Allow to cool and thicken slightly before use.
Step 6: To Assemble:
Roll out a third of the marzipan on a work surface dusted with a little confectioners sugar to about 1/8th inch thick. Set one of the cake pans upside down on the marzipan and trim around it with a small knife to make an 8 inch round. Repeat twice more with the remaining marzipan. Save your scraps to make roses for decoration if desired. Place one cake layer on a cake board, flat side up. Spread 1/4 cup of the apricot preserves evenly over the top, leaving a 1/4 inch margin all round to allow for spreading. Place one marzipan round on top of the preserves and spread 1/3 cup ganache glaze over the top of the marzipan so that it is completely covered. Repeat with the second cake layer, adding more preserves, marzipan and glaze.
Step 7: Add the final cake layer and top with preserves and marzipan as before. Place the whole cake on a wire rack set over a baking pan. Pour the remaining dark ganache glaze over the cake, spreading it as evenly as possible over the top and sides of the cake. Allow the ganache to set before transferring to a plate. It should be smooth and glossy.
Fonte autore http://sugareverythingnice.blogspot.it/
- Sugar - 1/3 Cup + 2 Tbsp
- Almond Paste - 1/3 Cup
- All Purpose Flour - 1 2/3 Cup
- Semisweet Chocolate Chips - 1 Cup
- Finely Chopped Pistachios - 1/2 Cup
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350 Degree F.Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or lightly grease and dust with flour. Cream butter and sugar in a large bowl until blended.
Step 2: Blend in flour to make a smooth dough. Turn out into lightly floured board.Divide in to 8 equal pieces;divide each piece in half.Roll each half into a 12 inch rope;cut each rope in to 2 inch lengths.
Step 3: Place 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheets.Bake 10-12 minutes or until edges just begin to brown.Remove to wire racks to cool.
Step 4: To give the elegant finish,melt chocolate chips in small bowl over hot water.Stir until smooth.Dip both ends of cookies about 1/2 inch into melted chocolate,then dip the chocolate ends into pistachios.Place on waxed paper;let stand until chocolate is set.
- 125 g (4 ounces) blanched almonds,
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground mixed spice (1/8 teaspoon each of nutmeg, clove, allspice, and ginger)
- 2 tablespoons caster sugar
- 12 Sheets Store bought filo pastry
-125 g(4 ounces) unsalted butter, melted
For the lemon and honey syrup,
- grated rind and juice of 2 lemons (can reduce according to your taste)
- 250 g (8 ounces) clear honey
- 150 ml(1/4 pint) water
Step 1: Put the pistachio nuts, almonds and spices in a food processor and pulse briefly until the nuts are coarsely ground. Stir in the sugar. Lightly oil a 20 x 30 cm (8 x 12 inch) cake tin. Cut the sheets of filo pastry in half crossway's so that they are about the same size as the tin (OR if the sheets are small, just keep the tin over the sheets and keeping the correct measurement of the tin, trim off the extra sides using a sharp serrated knife. the extra pieces could be used in the recipe for layering.)
Step 2: Brush 1 sheet with melted butter and press it into the tin. Continue to brush and layer the sheets until half remain(about 5 sheets). Scatter over half of the nut mixture and then top with another 2 sheets brushing each with melted butter. Then scatter the other half of the nut mixture and the remaining pastry, brushing each sheet with melted butter as you go. You can make anyways you like. The result wont be just the same.
Step 3: Use a sharp knife(serrated would do good) to score a diamond pattern into the pastry, cutting down to the base. Drizzle over any remaining butter and bake in a preheated oven, 180 deg C (350 deg F), Gas Mark 4, for 20 minutes. Reduce the temperature to 160 deg C( 325 deg F), Gas Mark 3, and bake for further 20-25 minutes until the pastry is crisp and golden.
Step 4: Meanwhile make the syrup: Put the lemon rind, juice, honey and water in a saucepan and heat gently until boiling. Simmer for 5 minutes and remove from heat. Pour the hot syrup over the baklava and leave to cool.