Sushi …

When I asked my family yesterday what they would like to eat for Sunday was an unanimous vote for sushi, homemade sushi !!!

Of  course, I promised them for a few weeks now, that one day I am going to make them homemade sushi but even though I bought all that I needed, I was kind of afraid to do it.

Well today I said let’s do it !!!

Ingredients for about 40 pieces:

  • 5 seaweed sheets
  • 1 cup sushi rice
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 can flaked salmon or tuna
  • 3-4 tbsp sesame seed ( optional )
  • 2-3 cm fresh ginger
  • wasabi
  • say sauce
  • teriaky sauce

I am going to let the picture explain you how I did it, especially because Cristina was taking the pictures and it was a very big help !!!

I always liked to have pickled ginger …but when I wanted to buy it I read the info on the jar and I gave up … I did not get  why for a pickled ginger you need so many weird ingredients ?!? So I used some pickled chili instead ….

Bon Appetite !!!

PS.  It was a success after all 🙂

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Sunday morning sandwich

Avocado, cheese, whole wheat bread …. sounds like a perfect Sunday morning breakfast !!! Simple, quick, healthy and not at last yummy !!!

What did I use for 1 serving:

  • 2 slices whole wheat bread
  • 2 tbsp feta cheese ( shredded feta )
  • 2 tbsp cheddar mix ( shredded )
  • 2 tbsp guacamole

Of course you can use your imagination or preferences …. 🙂

Bon Appetite !!!

Pineapple upside-down cake with sour cherries glaze

Last Friday my hubby went for groceries shopping alone and forgot the list home.

Still his intuition helps so he bought almost everything I wanted and needed, plus four pineapples and I had to figure it out what else I can make with pineapples ?!?

I decided to give the pineapple upside-down cake a try. It was on my list for too long so maybe it was the time for this cake right this weekend to be done.

After I was surfing the internet and a recipe from a dear friend ( which I realised I have lost one page … so it became useless ) I decided to try Marcus Wareing cake from the book: Cook the perfect …

Ingredients ( 8 large / 16 small servings )

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3-4 tbsp warm golden syrup ( which I substitute with the same amount of sour cherries gem )
  • 6 rings of fresh pineapple
  • candied cherries
  • 2 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, plus extra for the pan ( I had only one stick home so I substitute the missing ones with 1 cup of sour cream 5%)
  • 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar ( I used only 1 cup ) 
  • 5 large eggs 
  • 1 tsp vanilla sugar ( my choice )
  • 1 tsp almond extract ( my choice ) 

Preheat the oven to 350F. Sift the flour, salt and baking powder into a large bowl and set aside.

Butter a rectangular baking pan or any shape you want with butter and parchment paper.  Brush the paper with butter and pour the warm gem into the pan and spread it evenly. Arrange the pineapple rings in two rows and place candied cherries in the center of the rings and in between.

Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add vanilla sugar and almond extract. With the mixer on the low speed slowly mix in the eggs.  Using a spatula fold the flour into the butter mixture until completely incorporated.

Slowly pour the cake batter over the pineapple then spread the batter evenly over the fruits. Bake for 45 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.  Leave the cake to cool in the pan for 5 minutes then turn it upside-down on a wire rack and peel away the lining paper.

Serve the cake warm as dessert with cream or vaqnilla icecream or cooled as a snacking cake.

Bon Appetite !!!