Month: September 2016

authentic Italian pasta food facts

Authentic Italian Pasta

I’m a huge pasta fan! If the time permits I make pasta by myself. I made it with one of this old school small pasta machines where you put the dough through until it is perfectly thin. then put on the cutting unit to get some nice pasta out of the thin dough. It was quiet fun. But then I learn the real authentic Italian way to make pasta. It’s actually quit hard work, but it’s worth it! And after the hard work you enjoy the pasta even more 🙂 Put flour, semolina on the table, make a hole in the center to put the eggs and some olive oil in it. Now start to mix and knead until you have a nice dough. Go on with kneading for about 8 to 10 minutes until the dough is quit elastic. Wrap the dough tight in foil and put in the fridge for half an hour.     The Italians all have a wooden pasta board and a pasta rolling pin to get a perfect result. Because the wood …

New York Style Cheesecake

Cheesecake with Blueberrys

Last week we were invited for a barbecue at a friends house. I enjoy this casual evenings with good food and friends so much. Usually we divide the preparation of the food. So everyone bring something. When ever possible I go for the dessert. Even if I normally don’t eat that much sweets I really love to make desserts. A really easy put still impressive dessert is a cheesecake. It’s so simple to prepare and beside of the baking time it’s made in an instant. And everyone love it! So next time you have guests or you bring something for the barbecue go for a cheesecake and enjoy all the wows and compliments you get 🙂 INGREDIENTS Crust: wholemeal spelt crackers, macadamia nuts, coconut oil, sea salt Cake: double cream cheese, eggs, honey, vanilla, sour cream, blueberry jam Topping: tonka bean, blueberries, peppermint leaves