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Simple Tomato Sauce

Simple Tomato Sauce Preparation time 45 minutes Ingredients 1lb tomatoes, fresh or canned 6 cloves garlic, peeled and quartered ½ olive oil Kosher salt & ground pepper Fresh basil 2tbs cornstarch Water   Method If using fresh tomatoes clean and remove the stems then roughly chop. In a large sauce pan, heat olive oil and roast the garlic until slightly brown. Carefully add the tomatoes to the pan, and add …Read More

Apple Strudel

Apple Strudel Serves 5, preparation time 60 minutes Ingredients 4-5 golden delicious apples 1 cup raisins ½ cup sugar ½ cup Rum ½ tsp cinnamon 2 tbs butter ½ cup ground hazelnuts 2 cups bread crumbs One sheet puff pastry Heavy cream   Method -Peel the apples and thinly slice or grate them and place in a large mixing bowl -Macerate the raisins in the sugar, rum and cinnamon – …Read More

Squash and Porcini Lasagna

Prep time: approximately 1 ½ hours Serves 5 people Ingredients: 1 butternut squash (3-4 lb) 1 quart of milk 2 small bags of dried porcini mushrooms 2 cups of flour ¾ cup of olive oil 1 package of Lasagna pasta (green or white) 1 canister of dried parmesan cheese ¼ cup of vinegar 3 large cloves of garlic, unpeeled Olive oil Salt, pepper Method: In a sauce pan, bring milk …Read More

Chicken Stock

Yield: 1-1 ½  Gallons Cooking Time: ½ day Ingredients: 1 whole Chicken (3-4 Lbs Henne) 1 Lbs Soup Vegetables Bundle (1 Carrot, peeled, Celery, Onion, 1/2 Leek) (2 large Bay Leafs, 2 Cloves, tied together with string) 2 Tblsp. Salt 2 Gallons Water  Method:  In a large pot, cover the chicken with cold water and start cooking the chicken. When it gets boiling, ladle the foam and gross stuff off …Read More

White Onion Soup

Prep time:  20 minutes Serves: 3-4 as a first course ½ pound Sweet or white Onions (about 1 ½ cups) 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 quart beef broth ½ cup heavy cream 1 leaf fresh basil or pinch of dried basil Salt and Pepper Italian parsley, croutons (optional) Method: Peel the onions and cut them from top to bottom in 6 pieces and chop into fine stripes. Heat up your …Read More

Chocolate Mousse

Servings: 8 Prep time: 30 minutes Minimum 6 hours refrigeration. Ingredients: 3 x 3.5oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped 1 tbs butter 2 tbs hot water 1 tbs Grand Marnier (optional) 4 egg yolks ¼ cup sugar 2 cups heavy cream Method: Melt the chopped chocolate and butter (water bath, double boiler) Add the hot water and Grand Marnier and stir to form a smooth paste. Whip the cream and reserve in …Read More