Schlagwort-Archive: recipe

Shop around the world – Desserts

Mm – I am an expert of desserts. We had one going fabulously wrong last time we cooked here, a wine-egg-cream … That is what counts as expert these days, non?

My sister came up with this little gem, mixed and quick, nothing for a formal dinner, but good enough for an average dessert:

serves 2 or 3

250 g quark/curd/junket (whatever you call it, we use the 20 % variety, there is a more fat-containing variety) – about 0,60 €

one tin/can of mandarine slices with sugary water – 0,85 €

one cup of vanilla cream pudding – 200 g – 0,89 €

That is all folks, you open the tin/can, you throw it all together in one big bowl, you stir till it a homogenous mass (not mess …)

And it costs 2,34 € – 2,83 $

The unsweetened quark takes some of the sweetness from the ready made vanilla cream pudding and the sugar water from the mandarine, so it is sweet, but less sweet than the mandarines or the pudding alone. And the mandarine have a nice slightly sour zing. So it is fruity and sweet and creamy – what is not to like?

You do not have to cook, you do not have to cut anything – ideal for Phenny’s „mom“* who is slightly under-skilled in the kitchen department. And I am no Bocuse myself as you can see from my confession at the start of this post.

*You know who you are …

Shop around the world – Seafood-Edition

I have done that recipe once in this blog, in January, but in German. Since it is a recipe from an English newspaper, The Guardian, I will put up a link to the paper, here.

But what I need for Shop around the world (this time hosted by the Canadian cats and not Bacon) are the prices, which I did not give in January for Jansson’s Temptation (a well known Swedish recipe, which has several other blog appearances) and which you will not find in the Guardian either.

You need:

50 g butter 0,25 €

2 finely chopped onions 0,05 €

about 250 g anchovis (or Sprotten or small herring filets) – in Swedish marinade and half of the marinade (about 5,58 €- 2,29 € each tin)

6 medium sized potatoes (about 0,9 €)

400 ml whipping cream (about 3 €)

2 tbsp white bread crumbs (neglectable)

salt and white pepper

Costs for 3 persons: about 9,78 € – 10,68 $

Oven needs 190 ° C/374 F

The finely sliced onions are cooked until glossy, then put into a well buttered oven dish, followed by the cut up anchovis and the match-stick potatoes. You pour first the half of the marinade over and then the cream, salt and pepper, crumble the bread on top, add some butter and put into the oven for about three quarters of an hour.

This is the basic version – nothing like the fancy red potatoes from the Guardian cook …