Showing posts from April, 2018


Anyone with a sweet tooth will appreciate a good snack dipped in chocolate or caramel sauce.   This Spanish snack/dessert will definitely satisfy any cravings for sweet things.   IF you have never heard of Churros it seems like you have been living under a rock. This deep fried pastry rolled in cinnamon sugar and dipped in hot chocolate sauce has become very popular in the last decade. Churros originated from Spain , it was a popular snack among shepherds living in the mountains. Since they are very simple to make and easy to carry around, Churros are the perfect snack for the outdoors. There is also another theory that the Portuguese brought a Chinese savory fried pastry recipe called Youtiau, from their expedition to Asia during the Ming Dynasty, which then was altered to become a sweet dough recipe. This recipe then spread to Spain . Time to raid the pantry and gather up some ingredients! Ingredients 250 ml water 100 gr butter 250 gr all-purpose flour 3 eggs,

Creamy Risotto

Italian food is undoubtedly one of the most popular foods in the world. Pizza and pasta can be found in every corner of the world and cooked by many home cooks for dinners and family gatherings. Another famous Italian dish is Risotto. Although this dish is not as famous as the other two due to its tedious cooking method, when done correctly, it is guaranteed to be one of the best things you have had for dinner. Risotto is a rice dish that is slowly cooked by gradually adding liquid or stock to the rice over a low heat. A special kind of short grain rice called Arborio is used as it contains a lot of starch and can hold its shape during cooking process. The proper way of cooking risotto can take up to 25 minutes of your undivided attention, constantly stirring a pan of rice. The creaminess of the dish comes from the starch of the rice released by the act of stirring and the addition of parmesan cheese and butter makes a light yet creamy risotto. This simple Mushroom Risotto recipe