Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Nut Cake

Ingredients and method of preparation:
8 servings
350 gr. of flour
150 gr. butter
4 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons sugar
1 pinch of salt. For the cream
2 cups milk
1 vanilla pod
150 g. sugar
3 egg yolks
50 gr. corn flour. To cover
75 gr. toasted and peeled hazelnuts
50 gr. of currants
50 g. shelled walnuts
50 g. of peeled almonds
150 gr. apricot jam.

How to prepare: Pass the flour, sugar and salt screening. add butter, cutting it into small cubes. with the fingertips, work the mixture until it is crumbling. adding water little by little while mixing with a fork. cake dough into a ball. wrapped in a cloth and let stand in refrigerator about 30 minutes. flour the surface of the table and stretch with the roller. Place the pastry on a buttered circular mold. trim overhanging edge. Prick the bottom with a fork. Put it in the refrigerator and let stand 15 minutes. cover the dough with foil and place a weight on top of vegetables. Bake 10 minutes on high heat. remove the weight of vegetables with paper and bake 5 minutes more. Place a vanilla pod in the milk and bring to a boil. Beat the yolks with the sugar. pour hot milk over the yolks, dissolve the flour in a little milk and add to saucepan. simmer, stirring until the cream thickens. pour it over the drum light temperature and bake 10 minutes more. heat the jam and pass by the Chinese. Put the nuts on the cream. cover with jam

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Process of making olives

Step forward in the process of elaboration of olives is harvested. We'll take a bucket and we will have to collect directly from olives olive branches, or cut the branch. Once the bucket, pass to the second step.

Second step is to take the bucket of olives, and placed in a container on the table not to be ducking all the time.

Prepare a kitchen mallet or stone washed well above the table will have a wooden base and then we will take one by one all the olives and give them a blow, thereby making them a good cut, crushing them. The crushed olives were deposited in a bucket. (This process is done in the olives will be dressed to be sour)

The process for the marinated olives is as follows: with a knife, one by one all the olives are cut arem medium without going over.

The third step is to take these buckets and fill them with water for 7 days to be changing the water.

In the next articles will be the next steps to develop:

Bitter olives
Marinated olives
Sevillanas Olives

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Beauty Recipes with Oils

Oils have been used since the ancient times for beauty care. The ayurvedic system contains thousands of prescriptions using oil. Here we are referring to pressed oils, like olive oil, sesame seed (til) oil, mustard oil, coconut oil, almond oil, sunflower oil, castor oil, etc. They have been commonly used as massage oils for centuries.
In Aromatherapy, essential oils are used. They are very different from the pressed oils. Essential oils are present in a large number of plant products, like flowers, leaves, seeds, or even the bark of the tree. The fragrance of rose, sandalwood, jasmine, lavender and so on is due to their essential oils. Essential oils should never be used by themselves. They should be mixed with pressed oils, or with lotions like rose water. One also has to mix them in the right proportion. Fragrant Body Massage Oil: Add a few drops of rose oil or sandalwood oil to any pressed oil, like almond oil, sesame seed oil or olive oil. This makes a fragrant massage oil for the body. Sandalwood protects the skin from rashes and rose helps to improve blood circulation and tone the skin. Both these essential oils, due to their aromas, also induce relaxation of the mind. You can add 5 drops of essential oil to 50 ml pressed oil. 
Dry Skin: Mix egg yolk with a little olive oil and apply on the face. Wash it off with water after 20 minutes. If you wish to lighten skin colour, add lemon juice to the mixture. 
Face Mask for Normal to Dry Skin: Mix 2 teaspoons wheat bran (choker) with one-teaspoon orange peel powder, one teaspoon each of honey, curd and olive oil. Apply and wash off after 20 to 30 minutes.
Dry Hair: Egg yolk and almond oil can be applied on the hair too, to nourish dry hair, repair split ends and add shine. It will also add body to the hair. 
Cradle Cap: Babies also develop a scaly condition on the scalp, called "cradle cap." The scales should not be pulled out. They should be softened with pure olive oil, applying it with cotton wool. The next day, wash the baby's scalp with a baby shampoo that does not sting the eyes. 
Hands: Massage olive oil or til oil into the skin. Then take half teaspoon sugar and scrub on the hands till the sugar has dissolved. Wipe off with a moist towel. 
Nails: Heat almond oil and massage the nails and cuticles (skin around the nails). It can also be massaged into the hard skin of elbows and knees. 
Dark Circles and Wrinkles around eyes: Daily apply pure almond oil sparingly (very little quantity) around eyes and massage it lightly on the skin only with the ring finger for one minute under each eye. Leave on for 15 minutes and wipe off gently with moist cotton wool.
Hair oil with amla and methi: Take 10 to 15 gms of dry amla and one teaspoon fenugreek (methi) seeds. Grind both amla and methi seeds coarsely. Add them to 100 ml pure coconut oil or sesame seed (til) oil. Put all the ingredients in a glass jar with a tight fitting lid. Keep it in the sun daily for 15 days, shaking it each day in order to stir the ingredients. After 15 days, strain the oil through a clean muslin cloth and keep the oil in a glass jar. This oil may be used to apply on the hair. It will benefit all hair types, as well as dandruff conditions.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Crab Salad

Ingredients crab salad:

Crab sticks
Natural pineapple chunks
Boiled eggs

How to prepare the crab salad:
First boil the eggs. 
Once the pelaremos boiled and cut into chunks, reserve on a plate. 
We will take a large piece of pineapple and cut off also reserve. 
The crab sticks'll cut into strips, and we will take the boiled eggs, pineapple chunks and we will take the mayonnaise and mix it all and let the crab salad in the refrigerator a couple of hours.

Pizza dough

Dough ingredients of pizza:

(For 2 pizzas)

1 kg of flour
1 cup olive oil
2 glasses of water
(For 1 pizza)

Half a glass of olive oil
Half a glass of water
Half a kilo of flour

Dough ingredients of pizza:

(For 2 pizzas)

1 kg of flour
1 cup olive oil
2 glasses of water
(For 1 pizza)

Half a glass of olive oil
Half a glass of water
Half a kilo of flour

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Vanilla Pudding Cake

Cake ingredients:

1 cup flour
1 cup sugar
6 eggs
A little oil for pan

How to prepare cake:
Put the flour in a glass bowl, the cup of sugar. 
We'll take the 6 eggs and separate the yolks from the whites, the yolks will add to the bowl, where the sugar and flour and mix it up get a yellowish paste and reserve. 
We will heat the oven. 
We will take the clear and mount until stiff with a mixer, and once assembled will add to the pasta that we reserved earlier and mix it all, and quickly put into the mold. 
And straight to the oven, do not open the oven but will not raise the cake to check if this echo inside stick a toothpick, if it goes wet is still raw inside, if it goes dry you are ready and gold. How to prepare cake is used to prepare all the recipes that carry cake .

Vanilla pudding Ingredients:

5 packets of vanilla pudding
2.5 l of milk
10 tablespoons of sugar

How to prepare vanilla pudding:
Mix pudding envelope and sugar with a little milk 
Boil the remaining milk, mix it once it boils what we will remove waste and non-stop, when boiling take it apartaremos the fire, not stop stirring. We'll leave a bit to cool and put it in the pastry bag and fill in the cake. What podernos garnish with whipped cream. Immediately put in the fridge when it cools a bit cover to prevent drying. (The pudding is very thick and grainy, sometimes not at all like the texture on the palate, not too sweet).

When you're cold we can eat vanilla pudding cake .

Battered Fish


- 500 g of hake into pieces
- 300 g flour
- 50 ml oil
- 1 egg
- 2 egg
- 150 ml of beer
- 300 ml water
- 300 ml of mayonnaise
- perijil
- tarragon
- chopped chervil

How to prepare the fish batter:

Fish batter, mix flour, whole egg, the whites, beer and water, then fry in hot oil. For the herb sauce, mix the mayonnaise with the parsley, tarragon and chervil, all chopped, and serve in individual bowl.
The fish batter is served piping hot, freshly out of the pan.

Grilled Scampi

Grilled prawns Ingredients:

oil and salt
How to prepare grilled langoustines:

We take the lobster and cut lengthwise into two parts. We put the griddle or skillet with a drizzle of olive oil and salted while heating the crayfish. When the iron is hot, put the lobster. We turn now and then ensuring that the grilled langoustines spend more time face-down on your back. 
You will notice that the grilled prawns are done when the meat appears more compact and separated from the shell.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Sweeten your taste in Christmas

On Christmas Eve can not miss the eggnog, punch, the slices or apple pie.

Christmas traditions in Honduras contain many activities. Since the start of the tree and decorating the house with scenes from the holidays in December and, in some places, as colorful and musical inns. But something that is more than a tradition is the varied cuisine.The Christmas meal partly retains our roots, and this is a very important aspect of this celebration, as families strive to prepare delicious traditional dishes, which generally consist of turkey or chicken stuffed baked leg pork tamales baked and saucer made from corn and stuffed pork or chicken and other ingredients that give a special flavor. As a beverage is served eggnog, made of brandy, milk and eggs. In some places can be replaced with hard liquor like rum.Another liquid that is used to eating hot fruit punch, which used the juices of seasonal fruits such as apples, pears or prunes mixing brown sugar with cinnamon and sweet.Desserts, of course, should not be neglected and there are so varied menu that it can do a lot to satisfy the most demanding of people will flock to his residence to celebrate the birth of Jesus.One of the most common desserts of the season is toast, you can make bread the egg yolk, fried in oil and then throw in a sweet brown sugar syrup.If you want to keep the line does not have to fry the cakes, you can make on the grill so they are not greasy. Also can do with condensed milk and candied fruit or pinol.Hot fruit punch 20 servings
• 1 fresh scrape
cinnamon stick • 1
• 2 oranges
• 2 lemons
• 3 apples (green)
• 10 prunes
• 5 ounces of raisins
• dried fruit (optional)
• 1 cane sugar (garnish )Procedure :
In five liters of water (purified) to dissolve the fresh scrape, add the peel of oranges and lemon. Once infused and the sweet dissolved, add the plums in half, raisins and apple cubes, boil for at least 20 minutes and serve hot (can be served with a splash of liqueur of your choice). Garnish with a piece of cane sugar and enjoy.Tres leches cake to coffee 10 servings
• 1 pound all-purpose flour
8 ounces margarine •
• 5 ounces of sugar
• 4 eggs
• 1 teaspoon vanilla
• 1 ounce of baking powder
• ½ pint of whipping cream
• 1 can condensed milk
• 1 can evaporated milk
1 cup milk • current
• 1 tablespoon instant coffee
• 4 ounces of rum (optional)
In blender acremar margarine with sugar until it changes color and double volume, add vanilla and eggs one by one, stop beating for five minutes and slowly add the dry ingredients, flour and baking powder in a shell at low speed. Grease mold where it will prepare the cake (cake). Bake at 250 ° C for 20-25 minutes, cool and unmold (inclusive could be left in the same mold if it were a glass baking dish), only to turn around, mix the milk with the coffee liqueur (if your choice) with a fork and chop the entire surface of cake (to better absorb the mixture of three milks). Pour over the surface preparation of milk and coffee, let it absorb and cover with whipped cream or whipped cream, garnish with a little sprinkle of instant coffee. Let cool for a few hours and enjoy good ice cream.

Coconut Flan

The coconut flan is delicious after dinner, as its light sweet flavor enlivened salty foods we eat. The estimated time of this recipe is fifty minutes

 Ingredients. For ingredients we need, three eggs, one cup sugar, two cups of fresh milk, seventy-five grams of grated coconut.   Flan de Coco. Preparation. For the preparation we do the following: we heat the milk in a pan, once heated the remove from the oven and let rest. On the other hand will beat the eggs with sugar and milk are placed in that we have to stand, then add the grated coconut in the milk and eggs with the sugar shakes, start to beat gently with the whip.

Shrimp cocktail

To accompany the cocktails you serve crackers

Ingredients: ½ kilo of shrimp tails
2 avocados strong variety
2 tablespoons tomato sauce
¾ cup mayonnaise
½ regular white onion
1 tablespoon Porto
Salt to taste Preparation: 
1. Cook the shrimp tails with a pinch of salt and then peel them. Mix in a bowl of tomato sauce, port, mayonnaise and finely chopped white onion.
2. Cut the avocados into small pieces. Place in a proper glass at the back, a lettuce leaf. Then crank up the pieces of avocado and shrimp tails. Cover with the prepared sauce.
3. If you want you can garnish with sliced boiled egg.To accompany the cocktails you can serve some crackers.