Thursday, July 8, 2010

A sudden trip!

I shall be inactive for a couple of weeks due to a sudden unexpected event back home.

Bye and take care friends!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Germany in semi finals!...and Apple Blueberry Crumble

It was a fantastic win! A well-deserved victory! Germany defeated Argentina 4:0 in the football world cup. We went crazy watching the game, as did everyone else in the country. The party atmosphere took over the city. The music, the happiness, the cheering could be heard well into the wee hours. Now, the next game is on wednesday, Germany vs Spain. Keeping my fingers crossed!

On the food front, I made this fruit dessert. Its quick, simple and yum. I switched on the oven, took the pan out, added a bit of this and a bit of that and it was done :-) A bowl of delicious fruity dessert! 



Ingredients

1 - apple, peeled and cut into small pieces
1/3 cup - blueberries
1/8 tsp - lemon rind
1 tbsp - honey (more or less)
a pinch of cinnamon powder

For the topping

1 tbsp - whole wheat flour
2 tbsp - instant oats
1/2 tbsp - melted butter
1 tbsp - muscovado sugar (more or less)
1/2 tbsp - almond slivers

Method
  1. Cook the apple, blueberries, lemon rind, honey and cinnamon powder in a pan on a medium heat until  the fruits are slightly soft. Do not overcook. 
  2. Mix all the ingredients of the topping in a bowl.
  3. Place the cooked fruits in a bowl/ramekins. Spoon the topping over it and spread evenly.
  4. Preheat the oven to 170 degree C.
  5. Place the ramekins in the center of the preheated oven and bake until the top is golden brown. Serve. 
Serve 2

We had it without any cream or icecream, but feel free to indulge! Enjoy this bowl of deliciousness.



Sending this to champa's Bake Off Event

Aufwiedersehen!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Blueberry Quark Ice Cream!

The Summer is in full swing here, the sun is shining, birds chirping, long hand in hand walks, short clothes and smiling and happy faces everywhere.

Summer also brings lots of fruits, in fact most of my favourite fruits, strawberries, cherries, melons, blueberries... I love it.

Yesterday, going through my refrigerator, I noticed a half used can of cream, some leftover quark and blueberries...and the recipe for this icecream was born! It was killing two birds with one stone. Of course, this being a veggie blog, I unfortunately cannot put up any recipes with the killed birds :-) 



Am gonna try out something similar with other berry sorts, maybe even a mix of different types of berries. 


Ingredients

1/3 cup - blueberries
4 tbsp - brown sugar (more or less)
130 gram - quark (i used lean quark)
1/2 cup - cream
1/4 tsp - lemon rind
mint leaves to garnish

Method


  1. Place the blueberries and sugar in a pan and cook on a medium heat, stirring continuosly, until the fruit is soft. Add the lemon rind and mix well. Let the cooked fruit cool completely.
  2. Place the quark and cream in a food processor and process till smooth. 
  3. Add the blueberries and process again.
  4. Transfer to a plastic container, cover and freeze till half set.
  5. Place the half set ice cream in the food processor and process again. Transfer to the plastic container and freeze again till half set. Repeat one for time. 
  6. After the third time, let it set completely.
  7. Remove from the freezer 5 minutes before serving. Garnish with mint leaves.
Serves 4




I fell in love with the colour of this icecream ... Don't you find this colour pretty? 


It not only looked good but tasted great too. A great way to enjoy a hot summer day :-)

Enjoy and have a lovely weekend!

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