Pan de Muerto

Preparation time: 5 hours Cooking time: 40 minutes Serves: 10 Difficulty: Moderate Pan de Muerto (Bread of the Dead) is a round Mexican sweet bread, decorated with boney phalange shaped pieces. It’s particularly popular in the run up to Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead), which is held on the 1st and 2nd ofContinue reading “Pan de Muerto”

Happy Halloween!

Here are some Halloween themed recipes from European Kitchen: Barmbrack Barmbrack is an Irish fruity tea loaf traditionally eaten at Samhain, an ancient Gaelic festival which inspired modern Halloween. Recipe at: https://europeankitchen.org/2020/10/02/barmbrack/ Pumpkin Pie Pumpkin Pie is a traditional American dessert. It’s a great way to use up leftover Halloween pumpkins! Recipe at: https://europeankitchen.org/2020/10/23/pumpkin-pie/ ToffeeContinue reading “Happy Halloween!”

Pumpkin Pie

Preparation time: 30 minutes Cooking time: 70 minutes Serves: 10 Difficulty: Moderate Ingredients For the crust: 90g/3oz/6 full tablespoons of cold butter, cubed 200g/7oz/1½ cup of plain flour 1½ tablespoons of sugar A heaped teaspoon of salt 60ml/just over ½ dl/⅒ pint/¼ cup iced water For the filling: 400g/14oz/just over 1½ cups of puréed pumpkinContinue reading “Pumpkin Pie”

Toffee Apples

It only takes 30 minutes to make a batch of crunchy, chewy fairground style Toffee Apples- and it’s surprisingly easy! Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes Serves: 8 Difficulty: Moderate Ingredients 8 small apples 400g/14oz/2 cups of granulated sugar 2 teaspoons of white wine vinegar 120ml/1⅕dl/⅕ pint/½ cup of water 1 teaspoon of red food coloring (optional) Special Equipment A small stainless steelContinue reading “Toffee Apples”

Stuffed Sugar Pumpkin

This hearty and healthy Hidatsa recipe is great for cold autumn evenings. Preparation time: 30 minutes Cooking time: 90 minutes Serves: 8 Difficulty: Moderate Ingredients A 2.2kg/5lb/medium sized sugar pumpkin 2 teaspoons of salt ½ teaspoon of dry mustard 2 teaspoons of rendered fat or oil 450g/1lb/2 cups of ground buffalo or venison A wildContinue reading “Stuffed Sugar Pumpkin”

Barmbrack

This tasty Irish tea cake is traditionally eaten at Halloween and is a perfect comfort food for cold autumnal evenings! Fruit soaking time: 6+ hours (overnight) Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 60 minutes Serves: 10 Difficulty: Easy Ingredients 350g/12½oz/2⅓ cups of dried fruit (raisins, sultanas, citrus peel etc.) 250ml/2½dl/just under ½ pint/1 cup ofContinue reading “Barmbrack”

Vispipuuro

This fruity and fluffy Finnish porridge is vegan and can be eaten for breakfast, dessert or as a snack! Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 25 minutes Cooling time: 60 minutes Serves: 3 Difficulty: Moderate Ingredients 800ml/8dl/1½ pints/3⅓ cups of water 280g/10oz/2 cups of lingonberries, cranberries, redcurrants, gooseberries, strawberries, blueberries and/or blackberries Pinch of saltContinue reading “Vispipuuro”

Nürnberger Lebkuchen

These traditional Bavarian Lebkuchen are easy to make and perfect for Christmas! Preparation time: 40 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes Makes: Approx. 15 biscuits Difficulty: Moderate Special Equipment Two large baking trays Baking paper A pencil A 7cm cup, ramekin or cookie cutter A large mixing bowl A wooden spoon A sieve A couple ofContinue reading “Nürnberger Lebkuchen”

Buttered Leeks

This quick, simple dish tastes lovely and makes a great accompaniment to roast meats. Preparation time: 5 minutes Cooking time: 15 minutes Serves: 4 (as a side) Difficulty: Easy Ingredients 5 leeks 3 tablespoons of butter A sprig of fresh thyme (or a teaspoon of dried thyme) A pinch of salt A pinch of pepperContinue reading “Buttered Leeks”

Kheer

You only need a couple of simple ingredients to make Kheer, a sweet, creamy and aromatic traditional Indian dessert Preparation time: 40 minutes Cooking time: 2 hours Serves: 4 Difficulty: Easy Ingredients 45g/1 1/2oz/1/4 cup of basmati rice 1100ml/11dl/just under 2 pt/4 1/2 cups of full fat milk 90g/3oz/7 tablespoons of sugar 5 cardamom pods,Continue reading “Kheer”