Friday, July 13, 2012

Gordon Ramsay's scramble eggs, with toasted croissants and smoked salmon

Yummy Scramble eggs....mmm

Hi everyone! This dish is perfect for brunch! My favorite meal during the day because it reminds me of a lazy day where I get to sleep in as much as I want and still get to enjoy a meal that is somewhat the best bits of breakfast and lunch! Two birds in one stone. That's the kind of life I enjoy :D

I saw this recipe a while ago on one of Gordon Ramsay's shows. I love his style of cooking, simple and flavour packed food!! So many good recipes of his that I am yet to try. I have made this dish at least 3 times now, and it still is delicious every time. It takes less then 10 minutes to whip up. Who would have thought scramble eggs, croissants and smoked salmon would go so well together!

What you need to make a lazy Sunday breakfast for two: 
2 large croissants
4 eggs
20g of butter
small bunch of chives, chopped
1 tbsp of creme fraiche
100g of smoked salmon slices
black pepper to season
Fresh garden salad to serve
(you can make a simple salad dressing with lemon, olive oil and season with salt and pepper)

What to do:
1) Slice the croissants into about 4 pieces (rounds) and toast on a pan on low heat with some olive oil until slightly toasted on both sides.
2) Meanwhile, in another pan on medium heat, break in the eggs and butter and stir until starting to clump, add creme fraiche and stir gently.
3) Remove from heat when eggs are still soft and serve over toasted croissants. Top with chives and season with black pepper. Finally, top with smoked salmon and serve with some fresh garden salad.

Happy Eating!

Lots of Love,
Fat Pom Pom

Sunday, July 8, 2012

New York Cheesecake!

Hi All,

Cheesecake....who doesn't love a slice of perfectly baked cheesecake :) mmmm...

I was reminded of how much I love cheesecake just the other day when I had some from Brunetti! mmmmm dear friends of mine, am I too greedy for having such a love for delicious sweets and desserts?

I decided that it was time to make my first New York Cheesecake! The outcome....awesome and delicious as it looks!

This is my simple recipe! 
350g of plain sweet biscuits, finely crushed in food processor
170g of unsalted butter, melted
750g of cream cheese, at room temperature
1 cup of caster sugar
2 tsp finely grated lemon rind
1/2 tsp of vanilla extract
2 tbsp plain flour
4 eggs
300 ml sour cream
fresh strawberries for decoration

1) Preheat oven to 160 degrees celcius. Line the base if a 23cm springform pan with non-stick baking paper.

2) Mix biscuits and melted butter in a bowl until well combined. Pressed the biscuit mix into the base and side of pan, press firmly, leaving about 1 cm at the top of the pan. Cover and chill in the fridge for about 30 minutes.

3) Place cream cheese, sugar, vanilla extract and lemon rind in a large bowl and beat with electric beater until just combine. Beat in flour, and then 1 egg at a time, beating well until just combined. Stir in the sour cream until just combined.

4) Pour the cream cheese mixture into the base. Place the pan on a baking tray and bake for 1 and 1/4 hours or until the centre is just slightly still wobbly. Turn off oven, with door ajar for about 2 hours. Then refrigerate for about 4 hours or overnight to chill.

5) Served with sliced strawberries.

Enjoy life, love and the beautiful sunshine on a cold winters day!

Lots of Love 
Fat Pom Pom