Happy New Year 2014!

Happy New Year 2014

I wish everyone, friends and readers of "Kitchen Stories", Happy New Year and an even better year 2014!



Zambia Sifaki




New Year's Cake 2014

New Year's Cake 2014

Happy 2014!


The custom of Pie is very old, has its roots in a feast that our ancestors in ancient Greece did of "Saturn", the Roman "Saturnalia".
Greek Tradition has various sweet or savory tastes. A key common feature is that all placed inside a coin, usually common, but in some cases gold Constantinato (florin coin) or silver.
The most prevalent, and perhaps the most beloved, is in the form of cake with various spices, nuts, with candied fruit etc. Often written on the pie is the number of the new year.
This year's New Year cake is a delicious cake, sprinkled with lots of icing sugar, almonds and walnuts, and very intense aroma of orange. It is inflatable and very fluffy, white and soft crumb.
Try it!
work: 30′ time: 1h:30′ easy:

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls
Cinnamon rolls with sweet stuffing, yellow pumpkin, flavored with anise and orange zest. The crushed walnuts and orange glaze intensify their flavor and enjoyment is given.
Flavored breakfast with a very special and tasty proposal will leave many untouched.
Your Own!
work: 30′ time: 1h:10′ easy:

Ossobuco Milanese

Ossobuco Milanese
A festive dish, a dish colored for a prestigious dinner, which is worth watching for its own unique flavor.
Ossobuco!
A dish with Italian roots and Milanese finesse. Beef shank braised shredded and cooked with assortment of juicy vegetables, aromatic herbs, spice mixes, homemade broth and white wine. Accompanied with sweet, crispy, baked baby potatoes.
Has everything and requires you to enjoy.
Yours!
work: 40′ time: 1h:10′ medium:

Double Chocolate Cake

Double Chocolate Cake
Double chocolate, double and triple sinful delicacy.
Despite much chocolate and cocoa the flavors and textures leave a sense of light chocolate cake.
The process is a bit complicated because the preparation of three different layers but with planning specific procedures, step by step, gets quite easy.
A chocolate cake for the base and two different chocolate creams, one for the glaze and one for the filling are what compose it.
Yours!
work: 1h:00′ time: 1h:45′ difficult:

Mini Smoked Salmon Pies

The smoked salmon, because of its high price, is considered a delicacy luxury. Apart from the overwhelming value and special flavor, that some of us like very much, contains inter alia omega-3 fatty acids. It is therefore a valuable food with significant nutritional value.
The salmon patties made ​​with basic ingredient, naturally, the smoked salmon, cream cheese, red sweet pepper, chives and fenugreek. All gently wrapped in fluffy puff pastry and sprinkled with sesame seeds and nigella sativa seeds.
Your Own!
work: 20′ time: 40′ easy:


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Orange Mini Cakes

Orange Mini Cakes
Orange is the classic winter fruit, of the richest in vitamin C, endowed with strong antimicrobial properties and excellent tonic of the natural defense functions of the organism.
These syrupy cupcakes using 2 whole oranges crushed and the juice of 2 more. Give them juicy moist texture and some few bitter tones. But balanced by the sweetness of the syrup.
Yours!
work: 20′ time: 1:45′ easy:

Chickpea Salad with Roasted Tomatoes

Chickpea Salad with Roasted Tomatoes
A salad with chickpeas and delicious roasted tomatoes of our production. It's a salad that we like very much and consume. Most times it is in the role of a main dish, being full, delicious and hearty.
The fresh and roasted tomatoes and feta cheese give, other than essential nutrients, extra flavor. The basil perfumes it summerwise!
Yours!
work: 10′ time: 13h:00′ very easy:

Dried Figs and Gruyere Cheese Tart

Sweet cheese, soft innocent ricotta and golden dried figs in a harmonious blend of flavors, with a light texture. All together wrapped in crispy phyllo pastry and baked in the oven. These are the credentials of the current sweet proposal of the Kitchen Stories.
In minimal time and simple process you have an excellent and fairly rare version to enjoy together in sweet cheese tart.
There is the option to use Stevia in place of sugar for those who want it.
Try it!
work: 15′ time: 50′ easy:

Rice Meatball in the Oven

Rice meatballs with the known, traditional flavor but with a different way of cooking the classic recipe, that most know, and which gives them another texture and another flavor.
Minced meat, rice, aromatic herbs and lemon juice are the ingredients for delicious, baked, meatballs. The addition of lemon zest to the flour, with which we flour them is the magic material that will give them a special flavor and elevate their taste.
Proposal: do not skip, is more than a soup with meatballs, believe me!
work: 30′ time: 1h:20′ medium:

Portokalopita - Greek Orange Filo Cake

Orange cake with baked pastry and yoghurt. Juicy and fluffy, with a strong flavor of orange and syrupy as much as required to keep it juicy without cloying us. The crunching sheets are sprinkled and flavoured with cinnamon and sugar. The candied orange slices tantalise your enjoyment and further intensify the orange flavor.
Yours!
work: 30′ time: 1h:45′ easy:

Baked Sea Bream in Foil

One of the easiest and most effective way to cook fish is to wrap them in aluminum foil. All the flavors are left in the wrapper and permeate the flesh of the fish during cooking. We use simple ingredients and very fresh fish for best results.
The recipe requires very few ingredients, but you will be pleasantly surprised with the flavors. The bream is delicious fish big enough with a lot of flesh, whatever you need for the oven. Stuffed with parsley, garlic and olives. The tomatoes give color and additional flavor.
A Low Carb dish, suitable for those who prefer a diet without carbohydrates.
Try them!
work: 20′ time: 1h:00′ very easy:

Apple Tart with Vanilla Caramels

Apple Tart with Vanilla Caramels
Caramel loves apples and vice versa. In this tart combine perfectly to give us a result both tasty and easy.
A puff pastry sheet, a few apples and a bag of Vanilla Caramels, enough to build and enjoy a special apple tart. The bisquit coating, with the presence of walnut boosts enjoyment.
Yours!
work: 20′ time: 1h:00′ very easy:

Giant Beans with Celery

Dessert food. Delicious, hearty, economical and favorite for too many. Along with feta cheese and olives, warm loaf of bread and a glass of wine is a unique, tasty treat.
The combination of celery with giant beans is tasty and proper nutrition. The traditional cooking in a Dutch oven (Gastra in Greek) in the oven increases the flavor.
Those who have not seen this dish with a positive look, it is time to reconsider.
Yours!
work: 1h:30′ time: 13h:30′ easy:

Danesi Dolci

Danish pastries with puff pastry and fluffy, velvety pastry cream with an intense aroma of vanilla. The culmination of their taste is a fragrant apricot jam, which is added after the baking.
Gently, tasty cakes puff pastry for sunday breakfast. Build and fill small sweet bites on your table.
Yours!
work: 20′ time: 40′ easy:

Lemon Chicken in the Pot

In lemon, classic, easy and delicious. And other adjectives could describe this dish as the taste, although simple is not indiffrent. Enjoy it combined with a juicy, honeyed risotto flavored with the juices of the chicken itself.
Yours!
work: 30′ time: 1h:00′ medium:

Plum Loaf

Plum Loaf
Dried plums with sweet dark flesh and walnuts give to this cake a very special flavor. Tight, mellow, moist texture without crushing when we cut it. It keeps fresh the next day.
Enjoy a juicy slice of cake with a scoop of ice cream. So from healthy snack turns into candy stature.
Yours!
work: 10′ time: 1h:10′ easy:

Meatballs in Creamy Sauce with Tagliatelle

Meatballs in Creamy Sauce with Tagliatelle
Delicious creamy mafaldines -curly tagliatelle- with even more delicious, juicy meatballs in an easy dish for lovers of pasta. I assure you that everyone will love it and even those who do not have special "appeal" to paste products.
The cream cheese gives its unique creamy texture envision to this dish and makes it juicy and velvety.
Did I convinced you? Then try it!
work: 30′ time: 1h:00′ easy:

Red Velvet Cupcakes

Red Velvet Cupcakes
Large, fluffy, red and hearty. Coated with tasty mascarpone cream and sprinkled with colored caramel truffles (colored sprinkles).
Capcake is an individual cake, specially made to be consumed by one person. Baked in small paper or aluminum cases and we can cover them with various delicious creams and colored or chocolate truffles.
work: 15′ time: 35′ easy:

Octopus Carpaccio

The term Carpaccio refers to an Italian dish, which includes almost transparent thin slices of raw or poorly cooked beef or fish. Consumed seasoned with olive oil, lemon, parmesan flakes, spices and sometimes with white truffle (mushroom).
Also the term Carpaccio is often used to include recipes cooked. This is the case, for example, of Octopus Carpaccio. The recipe involves cooking the octopus before the Carpaccio process of production / cut.
I suggest you try to build and serve a dish of octopus meze, tasty and with interesting visual effect. With our classic snack with octopus in vinegar it will not leave many untouched. A delicious snack …
Yours!
wokr: 45′ time: 12h:45′ medium:

Apple Tart

Smashed biscuit basis, delicious crème pâtissière with cream and browned apple slices is the composition of this tart, with a strong presence of the aroma of cinnamon!
The apples cut into thin slices are stewed and placed round from top to create a visual playfulness of a rose aspect.
Yours!
work: 40′ time: 2h:00′ medium:

Ham & Cheese Pie

Ham & Cheese Pie
Ham pie with "exuberant" filling with many different cheeses, smoked ham to explain, define and identify its title with the presence and crispy golden crust … hot, as it emerges from the oven, sliced​​, served and then the cheese mashed together in a unique dining synthesis flow like hot lava, to stand in the cold surface of the platter…
Yours!
work: 45′ time: 2h:00′ easy:

Cinnamon-Raisin Biscuits

Cinnamon-Raisin Biscuits
Biscuits soft but crunchy with raisins, spices and chocolate drops. Together they create a perfectly balanced sweetness and spicy aftertaste.
Tasty ingredients for these little treats that combine delicious with milk, juice, coffee or tea.
Try them!
work: 20′ time: 40′ easy:

Sandwich Buns

Fluffy buns and inflatable sprinkled with poppy seeds to create with these delicious, dreamy sandwich, smeared them with butter and with our special summer jam to a great Sunday breakfast, but also to accompany our meal at home or at work, become the snack of children in school and so much more!
Make it easy enough, have a little patience to let the yeast to work for us.
Yours!
work: 30′ time: 1h:45′ medium:

Rice Cake

Rice Cake
Rice cake or Torta di Riso in Italian. Cake particularly popular with many variations.
Traditional sweet which belongs to the cuisine of Bologna and its roots go to 17th century, interwoven with folk, religious celebrations and festivals, during which all the houses were open to neighbors and visitors, which greeted and offered this sweet cake. Cut into small pieces in a diamond shape and offered with toothpick.
A cake for all seasons for healthy breakfast or snack.
Yours!
work: 30′ time: 1h:20′ easy:

Chicken Drumsticks

Chicken Drumsticks
Roasted chicken drumsticks on the grill or baked in the oven can be tasty and juicy enough if we marinate them in spicy ingredients.
For us the best accompaniment to this dish is the French Fries (fried potatoes). Tasty and easy to prepare the dish, which can be done with any pieces/parts we prefer from the chicken: breasts, thighs, wings.
Yours!
work: 10′ time: 50′ very easy:

Chocolate Salami

Chocolate Salami
Chocolate Salami without eggs, with chocolate and nuts. Favorite of the younger among us and int the storyline from childhood many others.
It's delicious, but high calorie dessert so we consume a small amount and share the extra.
Chocolate will always remain a favorite, calorific, high fat food. We must not forget …
wokr: 20′ time: 2h:20′ easy:

Easy Cheese Pie

Easy Cheese Pie
Cheese pie prepared very easily and quickly without phyllo, and despite the simplicity that distinguishes it is very tasty and hearty. The sesame seeds sprinkled on its surface, and baked in the oven, is what gives an extra tasty touch.
Try it!
work: 15′ time: 1h:00′ very easy:

Plum Tart

Plum Tart
Plums have flesh sweet and juicy and contain several antioxidants, like everything, dark purple-blue fruits and vegetables. Eaten raw, in jams or dried as a snack.
Here comes into a tart to a delicious grater flour basis, jam and chocolate cream with a strong presence of almond.
Try it!
work: 25′ time: 2h:00′ medium:

Baked Sea Bream with Almonds

Bream fish with tasty, pure white flesh, flavored with a buttery sauce made ​​with almond flakes, white wine and fresh cilantro.
A different, delicious version of grilled fish in the oven, ready to enjoy in just 20 min.
A Low Carb dish, suitable for those who prefer a diet without carbohydrates.
Yours!
work: 10′ time: 30′ easy:

French Toast with Caramelized Figs

French Toast with Caramelized Figs
Egg french toasts with slices of stale toast for an easy, simple and filling breakfast, fried and served with caramelised fresh figs. The cream cheese gives flavor and rich, soft texture to caramel slices.
Try them!
work: 20′ time: 20′ very easy:

Tomato & Eggplant Sauce Pasta

The eggplant is a wonderful vegetable with a sweet flavor and a lot of possibilities and different ways of cooking pleasure!
Today I will make a delicious sauce with them and with some tomatoes to accompany a hearty pasta dish.
Cook over low heat for a long time without losing its texture and structure. The cooking method is incrementally counted in the final taste and the aesthetics of this dish.
Yours!
work: 10′ time: 30′ easy:

Whiskey Cake

Whiskey Cake
Cake with the aroma and taste of whiskey and soaked in a whiskey sauce definitely leaves us with delicious taste demands of it. The overlap with whipped cream adds not only flavor intensity but aesthetics too.
Yours!
work: 30′ time: 1h:30′ medium:

Focaccia

Focaccia
Focaccia made ​​in just 5 minutes with simple bread dough, with a minimum dry yeast and the process of "sleep bread". That dough "sleeping" for a few hours and then without any kneading enters the oven and baked. The long process of fermentation has resulted in improved flavor.
On top sprinkle fresh, aromatic rosemary and flower of salt/ Fleur de Sel. Both add extra flavor to Focaccia fluffy to enjoy fresh, warm and fragrant.
Yours!
work: 5′ time: 12h:45′ very easy:

Panna Cotta with Sweet Wine

Panna Cotta with Dessert Wine
Tasty dessert with crème fraîche and white chocolate, drizzled with a syrup from a wine Vin Santo and golden grapes.
Panna Cotta (in Italian means cooked cream) is an Italian dessert made from cream, milk and sugar, stirring with gelatin let them cool until thickened.
If you have tried this sweet and your experience was negative, try this suggestion and will definitely reconsider.
Yours!
work: 15′ time: 2h:15′ easy:

Roast Chicken and Oven Fried Potatoes

Roast Chicken and Oven Fried Potatoes
Grilled chicken with the most favorite accompaniment of the Oven French Fries in another version, interesting and very tasty.
To have a well cooked, juicy chicken and simultaneously with a crisp, delicious crust, is a matter of good grilling technique, so the result is near perfection.
work: 15′ time: 2h:00′ easy:

Black Grape Smoothie - Low Carb

Black Grape Smoothie - Low Carb
Refreshing, summery, viscous, pure and healthy Smoothie Low Carb, with black grape, packed in antioxidants, with bananas, light yogurt and crushed ice.
The smoothie is one, beaten in a blender, blend made ​​from fresh or frozen fruits and in special cases may contain chocolate, honey or syrup.
Enjoyed pleasantly and gives physical satiety, fullness and coolness. Add lots of ice cubes and extend your enjoyment of refreshing.
Yours!
work: 5′ time: 5′ very easy:

Oven Dried Tomatoes & Maintenance: Homemade

Oven-Dried Tomatoes: Homemade
Dried tomatoes in the oven. A very easy and quick recipe, with endless possibilities to liven and spice every meal.
Add them in sandwiches, in sauces for pasta, in salads, savory cakes and of course as a spread for crostini or anything else you can think of.
Since they are often referred for home sufficiency or domestic luxury, lets make homemade dried tomatoes. I guarantee that they have nothing to do with those you tried from the S.M.
Try them!
work: 15′ time: 1h:45′ very easy:

Red Pepper Jam with Stevia

Red Pepper Jam with Stevia
A jam with character, with intensity, with bite, with color! You will definitely enjoy it in both savory and sweet combinations. It is light, free from sugar, gets made with stevia
Suggestion: let the usual form of consumption of a jam and try to enjoy it with the spoon straight from the jar. As children.
"Ripe" flavors, peppery aftertaste and sweet just enough.
Do not miss the ginger and the spicy chilli, giving it the necessary spark to be remembered by the palate for some time!
Yours!
work: 20′ time: 1h:00′ very easy:

Infused Water

Flavored water, natural or metallic, with aromas and flavors of citrus!
As much it cools us a cold beer, a frosted freddo, fresh fruits like iced cold watermelon or an ice cream, a frozen sorbet in the heat of the afternoon, none of these gives a sense of coolness and quench your thirst as a glass of cold water. If in addition it has and lemon or orange slices the sense of coolness is stronger!
Once the a sweet taste of Caramel still holds, time to cool off with a cold, flavored water. We make our own Perrier!
Cheers!
work: 10′ time: 1h:10′ very easy:

Crème Caramel

Crème Caramel
Soft, silky, sweet cream, with its characteristic taste and odor of burnt caramel! Light dessert and as you feel full after a hearty meal, it is hard to resist the challenge.
Simple things easy preparation. Combine eggs, milk, sugar and caramel syrup has as result an irresistible, sweet delicacy.
Crème Caramel, Flan au caramel, Crème dessert au caramel, Crème caramel renversée or creme brulee. French dessert, universally known, is offered at the end of a meal to seal.
Yours!
work: 30′ time: 2h:00′ medium:

Kaiserschmarrn

Kaiserschmarrn
Kaiserschmarrn the Austrian, the Imperial!
A tasty variation, a delightful and full of flavor delicacy, made and consumed immediately.
Popular Austrian dessert with eggs and flour and sugar and for extra flavor a few dried, Greek raisins.
The Imperial dessert is yours!
work: 15′ time: 35′ easy:

Baked Eggplant with Feta

Baked Eggplant with Feta
Simple things, concentrated flavor and Low Carb diet.
Grilled eggplant, sprinkled with a little feta cheese and chopped fresh cilantro to make a delicious and hearty appetizer. We enjoy in the terrace in the evening with friends.
Drinks at will in kind and in quantity!
work: 10′ time: 1h:00′ very easy:

Fresh Anchovies in Grape Leaves

Anchovies, with fragrant herbs like dill and green onion, topped with lemon juice, wrapped in cool fresh vine leaves.
Delicious snack and definitely unique. The leaves give the little fish a slight sour taste and naturally their aroma. We enjoy with ouzo but also with cold beer, a summer mood and optimistic against the gloom and the difficulties of the day.
Yours.
work: 30′ time: 1h:00′ easy:

Almond Biscotti Cantuccini

Almond Biscotti Cantuccini
Italian cookies Cantucci or Cantuccini. Double-baked almond cookies, crunchy, delicious and willing to seduce you and give you a very tasty bite. The whole almonds give them a great taste.
Classic dessert with which the Italians are used to close a meal accompanying them with coffee or sweet wine Vin Santo.
work: 20′ time: 40′ easy:

Feta and Sundried Tomato Loaf

Feta and Sundried Tomato Loaf
Cake with sundried tomatoes, feta cheese and olives. Delicious, easy, spicy and fluffy to beg to be savored. Corn flour gives it color and flavor bread.
A delicious snack for all times. Accompany it with a light green salad and a cold beer and enjoy it as a meal.
Yours!
work: 10′ time: 45′ very easy:

Apricot Jam with Stevia

Apricot Jam with Stevia
Orange coloured jam with delicious apricots and Stevia for all those who either by choice or for particular nutritional reason do not want or can not consume sugar.
So apricot jam, and if it is organically grown without poisonous sprinkling even better. With the strong presence of the orange, the ginger and the apricot.
The process is very simple and is done in a short time, sealed in sterilized jars and keep for winter the delicious summer fruit, full of sun!
Yours.
work: 20′ time: 2h:20′ very easy:

Pasta with Blue Cheese Sauce

Pasta with Blue Cheese Sauce
Juicy, hearty pasta, quick dish but no snack.
White sauce with cream, blue cheese and parmesan, with a light touch of garlic.
Done very quickly and satiate quickly. Ideal for fast food after the sea, extremely tasty.
If you are convinced about the taste, you have to try it, dedicating just 15 minutes!
work: 15′ time: 15′ easy:

Mille Feuille into Swiss Roll

Millefeuille with pastry and pastry cream wrapped in velvet cake stuffed with whipped cream and fruit. Multilevel layers and flavors for this different millefeuille.
The two different creams, fruits and crunchy puff pastry combine perfectly to create a cool summer dish, light and unique.
Yours!
work: 2h time: 2h difficult: