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orange pomegranate mini pavlovas

Recipe: Orange pomegranate mini Pavlovas

Serves: 3
Method
  • Carefully place some cream on top of each meringue.
  • Top with Cointreau oranges and pomegranate seeds.

Recipe: Meringe

Ingredients
  • 4 large egg whites
  • one cup of confectioner's sugar
  • one tsp. of vinegar
  • one tsp. of potato starch
Method
  • Beat the egg whites until stiff. Beating, gradually add sugar. Add vinegar and potato starch and keep beating for a while.
  • Place the mixture on a parchment-lined baking sheet and form three circles.
  • Bake at 130C for 20 minutes, then reduce the temperature to 100C and bake for another 2 hours.
  • Let cool completely.

Recipe: Cream

Ingredients
  • 200 g of cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup of confectioner's sugar
Method
  • Mix cream cheese with confectioner's sugar until thick and creamy.
  • Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

Recipe: Cointreau oranges

Ingredients
  • 2 large oranges peeled and cut into fillets
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 3 tbsp. of brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 2 tbsp. of Cointreau
Method
  • Put the sugar and water in a saucepan and stir until sugar dissolves.
  • Bring to the boil and add lemon juice. Simmer until the syrup has thickened.
  • Add Cointreau and oranges, simmer for a further 2 minutes.
  • Let cool completely.

sushi burrito

It's a bird. It's a plane. It's sushi. It's burrito. No, it's sushirrito!

My first encounter with sushi-burrito hybrid took place at San Francisco's Sushirrito. I have been a devoted worshiper of the geniously simple idea of serving sushi in Mexican burrito form ever since.

This version is rather basic, but when it comes to sushi burrito, no holds are barred. You can wrap rice and seaweed around fresh fish or tempura shrimp, but nothing stops you from substituting them with crunchy bacon, pulled pork, crispy chicken, juicy roast beef or slices of grilled eggplant.

Recipe: Toppings

Ingredients
  • 2 pieces of fresh salmon
  • cucumber
  • cream cheese
  • fresh cilantro
  • fresh spinach
  • wasabi
  • lemon juice
  • soy sauce
Method
  • Cut salmon, thinly slice the cucumber.

Recipe: Sushi burrito

Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • one cup of sushi rice
  • 3 tbsp. of rice vinegar
  • one tbsp. of sugar
  • one tsp. of salt
  • 4 nori sheets
Method
  • Rinse the rice a few times - until the water runs clear. Place the rice in a pot, add cold water, cover and set aside for about 20 minutes.
  • Bring to boil, decrease the heat and cook for 10-12 minutes. Keep covered for about 10 minutes.
  • To make the sushi su, heat rice vinegar with sugar and salt in a saucepan to dissolve and combine.
  • Transfer rice to a bowl, pour su over the rice and combine. Let cool.
  • Place nori on makisu (bamboo rolling mat) and spread rice over the surface of the nori.
  • Place toppings in one line close to the bottom of nori. Roll.
  • Wrap the rolls in a parchment paper, cut in halves and eat like burritos.

apple cinnamon rolls

One of the greatest breakfasts of all times. It's a perfect treat for a lazy Sunday morning.

They taste remarkably divine when still warm, with the icing that has not set entirely.

A definite crowd-pleaser. If you decide to share it, that is.

Recipe: The dough

Ingredients
  • one cup of milk
  • 1/3 cup of melted butter
  • 1/3 cup of brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. of instant yeast
  • 2 cups of flour
Method
  • Combine milk, butter and sugar in a pot. Scald the mixture. Set aside and let cool until lukewarm.
  • Add yeast, let them sit for a minute and add flour. Stir the mixture together until well combined.
  • Cover and let sit for at least an hour.
  • Work the dough. You might need to add some more flour (about 1/2 cup).

Recipe: Cream cheese icing

Ingredients
  • 200 g of cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup of confectioner's sugar
  • 1/3 cup of milk
Method
  • Mix cream cheese, confectioner's sugar and milk together until thick and pourable.

Recipe: Apple cinnamon rolls

Ingredients
  • 1/3 cup of melted butter
  • 1/3 cup of brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp. of ground cinnamon
  • 2 small apples, diced
Method
  • Sprinkle surface with flour. Roll the dough into a rectangular shape.
  • Drizzle with melted butter, sprinkle with brown sugar, top with diced apples.
  • Role up dough and pinch edge together to seal. Cut into rolls.
  • Place cinnamon roll slices close together in a buttered pan and let rise for about 30 minutes.
  • Bake at 200C for 15-20 minutes.
  • Top warm rolls with the icing.