Saturday, October 25, 2014

Chocolate cream pie

Suddenly I felt like chocolate pie, don't know where it came from. Kinda blame it on watching The Help 
So here is my variation of the Chocolate pie! 
9 inch pie crust, baked
3 cups skim milk
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 
Pinch of salt
3 egg yolks, beaten
1 tbs butter
1 tbs vanilla extract 
3 tbs corn starch

In a big bowl beat egg yolks with salt and sugar, add corn starch, vanilla, milk and cocoa powder. 
Pour the mixture in a pot and put it on the stove on medium high, stirring constantly until it boils. 
Pour it right away in a clean bown and add the butter, mix it till it melts. 
Leave it aside for 15-20 mins to cool. 
Pour everything in the cooked crust and leave it in the fridge for a couple of hours. 

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Meatball Orzo soup

Here is my variation of italian soup. Tasty and cozy for the fall weather.
You will need- 
Holy trinity - 1 carrot, 1/2 onion, 2 stalks of celery.
2 tbs olive oil
Meatballs (I used premade)
1 can of tomatoes 
Uncooked Orzo 1/2 cup
1 1/2 cup chicken stock
Salt, pepper
Spices to your taste

In a big pot heat up the oil and fry for 3-4 minutes. Tyrn the heat to medium low and add the meatballs (the quantity is up to you).
Mix it all and add the chicken stock. Cover with the lid and cook for 15 min or until the meatballs are cooked. Add orzo and tomatoes. Add salt and pepper and spices. Cook for 10-15 min. 
Serve with Parmesan.