This Batter Squash Soup recipe is loaded with fresh batter squash, sweet potato, carrot and more delicious veggies that made this soup so special. It has delicious buttery taste, vivid orange colour and it is surprisingly easy to make. It is my very favourite soup to make and is the one of the most loved soups in the family menu.
I hope this Batter Squash Soup becomes your new favourite as well.
This EASY recipe for homemade Cream Puffs will win you over. The puffs are soft and delicious.
The Cream Puffs are a classic French dessert filled with sweet cream and dusted with powdered sugar.
Cream puffs are an incredibly impressive looking dessert, and they’re not too difficult to make as long you following my steps:
Ingredients for Cream Puffs:
4 medium eggs
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup butter
1 tsp sugar
Pinch of salt
3/4 cup flour
How to make the Cream Puffs:
Into a large saucepan: Put water, milk, salt, sugar and butter and heat over medium heat until the mixture is boiling and the butter has melted.
Lower the flame to a minimum, add all the flour at once and mix with wooden spoon until a soft dough is formed and separates from the sides of the bowl.
Transfer the dough to a mixer bowl and with a hook start to ‘mixing’ the dough so the dough it cools down.
Once the dough has cooled, add one egg and mix until it is completely absorbed into the mixture, add the other egg, mix until it is completely absorbed, and repeat this operation with the rest of the eggs.
The dough should be sticky.
Transfer the dough to a large piping bag fitted with a 1/2-inch round piping tip.
Take a small portion of the mixture and scatter on the sides of the baking tray, place baking paper on top (this way the paper will be more stable, and it will be easier to sprinkle the puff pastry).
Bake in a preheated oven at 190 C for 30 minutes or until the puffs are browned and nice. Baking time depends on the intensity of your oven. Critical notes about baking:At any point (!!!) Do not open the oven door
When the puff pastry ready, transfer it to a cooling rack for a few minutes.
Working quickly while puffs are still hot, gently insert the tip of a paring knife into the underside of each puff and rotate in a circular motion to create a small hole, about 1/4-inch in size.
How to Fill Cream Puffs:
Working one at a time, insert tip of pastry cream–filled bag into hole in each puff and begin piping with steady pressure until filled. Wipe away any excess pastry cream. Repeat until all cream puffs are filled.
I am so excited to share this “Herring Under a Fur Coat” Salad with you! This is a classic Russian “Shuba” salad and it is five layers of delicious pleasure. The combination of flavours is unusual and will excite your taste.
Shuba means – a layered salad of pickled herring fillets, finely chopped onion, beets, carrots, potatoes and mayo. In Russian, “shuba” means “fur coat”. When you layer your grated cooked beets on top of this salad, it looks similar to the texture of a fur coat, hence the name! I’m always excited when I see this salad show up at family gatherings or holiday parties especially during the winter time.
Ingredients for “Herring Under a Fur Coat” Salad (Shuba):
1 1/2 cup pickled herring fish
1 small onion finely chopped
4 medium potatoes
4 medium beets
4 medium carrots
1 cup mayo
How to make “Herring Under a Fur Coat” salad:
In Microwave ready dish cook beets for 10 minutes with 2-3 tbls of water.
In a separate Microwave ready dish cook, cook potatoes and carrots for 10 minutes with 2-3 tbls of water.
Let the beets, potatoes and carrots cool off.
Clean beets, potatoes, and carrots.
Grate each separately on a grater.
Slice herring and onion into small pieces. Using a combination of a large plate and a mold (or a deep tray).
Placing the ingredients in the following order:
First put the slice herring
Second put the chopped onion
Third shred the carrots
Fourth shred the potatoes
Fifth shred the beets
Spread the top with 1 cup mayo.
Enjoy and share with me if you make this recipe, I’d love to see pics of your creations 🙂
This is a family traditional salad recipe that my mom and my grandmother use to make for family gatherings or special occasions. Every bite is a mixture of different ingredients, all chopped into small pieces to deliver that rich outburst of flavours.
Ingredients for Russian Salad:
3 peeled potatoes
2 peeled carrots
3 boiled eggs
1 fully cooked chicken breast
1/3 cup green onion
1 cup chopped pickles
3/4 cup mayo
How to make Russian Salad:
In microwave dish add 3-4 tbls of water, and cook the potatoes and the carrots for about 10 minutes, check that knife pierces them smoothly. If needed add more time. Don’t let them get too soft.
In a separate pot put eggs in cold water. Bring to a boil and leave it on the same burner for 10 minutes. Cool them down in cold water.
(optional) In a separate pot cook the breast chicken, add the 1 tsp of salt and 2 bay leaves. Cook it 30 minutes. Cool the breast chicken to room temperature.
Remove the vegetables and eggs from boiling water and allow them to cool to room temperature prior to chopping. Remove the peeled of the potatoes and carrots with a small knife.
Chop the chicken breast (cooked from step 3 or pre-bought deli), potatoes, carrots, pickles and eggs into a big dish.
Add mayo and mix all together.
Enjoy!! If you make Russian Salad, let me know what is unique about your salad 🙂
Have you ever made your own Garlic Croutons? I’m here to help you through the process. Warm homemade Garlic Croutons pack tons of good flavor, turn out crisp but still melt in your mouth, and are simple to make. Once you try it, you’ll never go back.
Ingredients for Garlic Croutons:
6 slices of bread
1/2 cup butter
3 garlic cloves
How to make Garlic Croutons:
Preheat oven to 375F (180C)
Cut bread slices into squares.
Melt the butter in glass bowl
Into the melted butter crush the garlic, one clove at a time
I have served this chicken on lunch or dinner on family events for years, and it’s a go-to for a quick and easy recipe. The chicken gets caramelized from the glossy and delicious sauce of dry fruits and the result is just wonderful.
It is easy and excellent recipe. The chicken ingredients are simple and just work.
Ingredients for Baked Chicken:
5 chicken legs quarters
1 tsp salt
3 tsp paprika
4-5 garlic cloves
1 cup prune
1 cup apricot
1/2 cup raisin
How to make Baked Chicken:
Start with some quick preparation: preheat oven to 430F (220C)
Place the chicken in oven compatible dish
Arrange the chicken Legs quarters in the dish
Add Paprika, and salt
Turn the chicken legs around
Add Paprika, salt onion and garlic on this side
Spread the dry fruits (prunes, apricot, raisins) evenly over the chicken legs