Thursday, December 18, 2014

CHRISTMAS TRIFLE WITH GINGERBREAD




To be honest this year I baked a bit more gingerbread cookies than reasonable. So coming closer to Christmas I felt that I'd be stuck with gingerbread very soon. And as I really hate not to use the leftovers up  I crumbled them straight into our Christmas trifle. It worked pretty well, so if You also have some leftovers please give a try. Or Christmas cake leftover. Or any similar. It's worth!
And I wish all of my lovely readers Merry Christmas and lots of snow!

Hugs, Aniko


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

CHRISTMAS PAVLOVA



Christmas is around the corner, and we can not wait for that! The tree is up, the ornaments are placed, the house is lighted and decorated, Christmas cards are sent, the presents are wrapped up, the cookie tins are loaded with gingerbread. I've made some desserts in advance to check which one will be baked on Christmas Eve. And this one definitely will be a showstopper on my table. 

Saturday, December 13, 2014

RACK OF LAMB WITH MINT GREMOLATA AND HERBED BULGUR






Rack  is my second fav part of lamb. Neck is a bit more tasty to me but rack is also an outstanding and good looking flesh. This time of the year quite a huge range is offered for those who doesn't opt turkey. 
Lamb and mint is a very classic pairing, orange gremolata and herbed bulgur with pomegranate seeds just gave extra indulgence....



Friday, December 5, 2014

BRUSSEL SPROUT SLAW WITH CESHEW NUTS

Oh, dozen of brussel sprouts on the market. Definitely Christmas is the high season of this veg which can be hated and loved at the same time. Earlier this year I made a great pesto and I really loved that it was raw and crunchy. So being on the safe side and insist on being raw the brussel sprout in my food this time as well coleslaw was a pretty great idea. Mustard, mayo and cashew just adds more flavour.



Thursday, December 4, 2014

WINTER COMFORT FOOD: CREAMY PARSNIP SOUP

Parsnip is definitely not my fav veg as too sweet to my taste. But the other day when  my Hubby returned from the supermarket with a bag of veg crisps with parsnip, beetroot and carrot, he temted me to taste it. And even if I liked the carrot and beetroot pieces I definitely wanted to pick more and more parsnip flakes. So I slightly lean to change my point of view and was adding an other chance to this veg. And what could have been fitted better to a winter comfort food then a a creamy soup?