This page is dedicated to food! “There are only nine meals between mankind and anarchy.” – Alfred Henry Lewis
- Eton Mess
A traditional English desert made from three components Strawberries, Cream and Meringue. I know England doesn’t have the best reputation for good food.. But trust me, this is amazing.
Whip some cream (30% fat or higher) up, mix with crushed meringue and put some chopped up strawberries with sugar and a tiny splash of water in a pan for a few minutes to create a strawberry coulis.
Once you have these ingredients, mix them all together and boom. It’s called Eton Mess for a reason, it might not look the best, but at the end of the day it’s strawberries, cream and meringue and it tastes fantastic! Unfortunately I don’t have any pictures of the finished Eton Mess and only have pictures of my wife’s Meringues.
- Foolproof Creme Brulee
So I am a big foodie and love good food. Although I don’t have a big sweet tooth, I do love a good desert. One of my favourite deserts is the classic Creme Brule. My wife made some home-made meringues a couple of days ago and had some egg yolks left over, 4 to be exact. Perfect. All I needed was a tub of Cream (200g, min 30% Fat, Schlagsahne auf Deutsch), 30g of Sugar and a small amount of vanilla.
I whisked/beated the sugar with the egg yolks together to form one liquid, and then mixed egg yolk liquid with the cream and vanilla until completely mixed. I strained the mixture (no bits of cream or egg) and then filled up air tight ramekins with the custard mixture. To cook the custard, I submerged the ramekins a Sous Vide bath which was 83 ° C for one hour.
Once cooked, I left the ramekins outside to cool for an hour. I couldn’t wait an hour, so after 30 minutes I opened them up and added a tea spoon of white sugar and with a blow torch “burnt” the sugar coating, creating a hard crust layer of caramelised sugar. Yum.
Credit to the picture goes to my wife (Stolen from her Instagram page) I always eat mine too fast to take pictures lol.
Thank you Chef Steps for the awesome recipe: Foolproof Cracklin’ Crème Brûlée
- The best of Greek food
During our time in Kos we tried many restaurants. Our favorite was a small vinyard called Ampeli. At this point in my life, this was the best restaurant I have ever visited… The food was just on another level. They offered a seeming endless selection of Meze (Greek tapas so to say) for 3 € a dish and every thing tasted amazing. The Spicy sausage and the grilled halloumi in honey were my favorites.
- Sourdough BreadAn former college of mine insipred me to start baking my own bread, thanks Leon! I used to be a baker and know the basics, after getting my sourdough “starter”, I tried a couple of time to bake some bread. Here is one of my better attempts.
- Korean Fried Chicken
Today Franz and I went to Goji Boss, a korean “fast food” restuarant. I ordered the spicy chicken with sweet potatoe fries. Very tasty!