Friday, July 5, 2013

Tangerine & Kefir Cake

4 tangerines
60g butter
60g brown sugar
50g sliced almonds
Cream the butter and sugar together and spread evenly over the bottom of a parchment paper lined cake pan.  Sprinkle with almonds and place the tangerine slices of the butter sugar mixture and set aside.
120g butter
250ml milk kefir (or buttermilk)
3 eggs
250g flour
120g sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking powder
Beat the sugar with butter and add eggs one by one. Add kefir and vanilla and mix in the flour and baking powder, alternating with the remaining kefir.  Pour batter over the tangerines and back at 180C for about 30 minutes or until toothpick test comes out clean.
Bolo de Tangerinas e Kefir
4 Tangerinas
60g manteiga
60g açúcar amarelo
50g amêndoas rapadas
Bater a manteiga com o açúcar ate ficar cremoso e colocar na base de uma forma de bolo, coberta com papel vegetal. Polvilhar com as amêndoas rapadas e colocar as tangerinas em rodelas por cima da manteiga com açúcar.
120g manteiga
250ml kefir (ou buttermilk)
3 Ovos
250g farinha
120g açúcar
1 Colher de chá de extracto de baunilha
1 Colher de chá de fermento em pó
Bater o açúcar com a manteiga e adicionar os ovos um a um. Adicionar kefir e a baunilha e a farinha já misturada com o fermento em pó, e alternar com kefir. Colocar a mistura sobre as tangerinas na forma e levar ao forno a 180C por cerca de 30 minutos ou ate o teste do palito sair limpo.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Falafel, the Legume-less way

If you have sensitivity to legumes but can’t depart from this tasty fast food, this is the better way to enjoy falafel, without the chickpeas or fava beans which they are traditionally made of. Almonds give it a special crunch and with all the regular spices, you wouldn’t even know this is a faux falafel.  This recipe makes about 7 – 8 falafel.

1/2 cup almond meal
1/4 cup flax meal
1/8 cup pumpkin seeds
¼ cup whole almonds
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon coriander
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 egg
Small bunch of cilantro
all ingredients in food processor and pulse until combined and almonds are in small chunks.  Roll into balls and deep fry.  Serve with toasted sesame seeds, hummus, or tahini.