Monday, June 29, 2015

More Ottolenghi dishes

Two more very yummy dishes from Plenty More by Yotam Ottolenghi, fennel with capers and olives, and saffron, date and almond rice. Fennel recipe here and rice here. I used brown rice instead of basmati rice, I had to adjust water and cooking time. Enjoy.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Flourless Chocolate Cake

It is Uri's birthday today, I made my chocoholic husband a Flourless Chocolate Fudge Cake by Yotam Ottolenghi. It is the real deal with baking the cake in two stages, waiting for it to cool down completely before you start the second stage, 5 eggs and one cup of butter. This is once a year treat, the cake is VERY rich and delicious. It goes very well with plain whipping cream (no sugar added). One note regarding the recipe, for the second stage instead of baking 20-25 minutes I had to bake it for 30-35. I have to say that everything I made from Ottolenghi books came out amazingly delicious. • You can find the recipe here. It's from his book Ottolenghi the Cookbook.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Monday, June 22, 2015

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Happy Father's Day


Dragons

This is our dracaena (dragon) tree (with a few Photoshop filters applied, I just couldn't resist). • The name of this beautiful tree has mythical origins: for his 11th labour, Hercules had to bring back three golden apples from the garden of the Hespérides, which is guarded by Landon, the hundred-headed dragon. Hercules killed Landon and his blood flowed out over the land, which began to sprout ‘dragon’ trees. –Arkive • We have a few trees in our yard for about 8-10 years. This is the first time it's blooming, beautiful orange red berries.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Pita with Za'atar

Lat night was Middle Eastern Dinner Feast. Home made pita bread with za'atar topping that tastes like the original thing. Dough recipe in English here, topping recipe in English here, the recipe is from Saha. Meat patties that I already made a few times and posted the recipe in Hebrew here and in English here, I used around 350g ground meat this time. Home made humus and Persian green rice, recipe in Hebrew here, #2, and a very similar recipe in English here. I didn't use fava beans but it sounds interesting. Bon Appétit.