Showing posts from January 11, 2015

Christmas Pudding 2014

This Christmas Pudding my friends was bought ready. All I had to do is steam it for an hour and pour Whiskey Butter over it (I had no brandy). Whiskey used was Chivas Regal 12 year old. It takes a whole month to prepare! Wish you all a Happy New Year 2015. Stelio

Lemon Pound Cake With Lemon Icing.

A most straight forward cake, called pound cake in the olden days because a pound of this and a pound of that were added to make it when you want to have some cake with your morning coffee or in the afternoon.

Roasted Turkey - Epiphany 2015

O ne day I woke up in the morning and as I was walking in front of the fire place I saw a beautiful turkey sitting in it. It was plucked and nearly ready to roast in the oven. I also saw a nice size Christmas Pudding sitting by the turkey. And I said " Oh my God did Santa make a second run just for me?? So I thanked him, counted my blessing and continued on. I told my wife and daughter who were very happy and decided we would have it for Epiphany Day on January 6th just the three of us.  It is not very often that you have a whole turkey just for yourself. Usually it is for many guests such as relatives and friends and you end up eating a bite or two, or too tired to eat after all the cooking...

Leek Gratin

M aybe I am being a bit old fashioned as to the Gratin. Yes, I know all about the modern Nouvelle Cuisine and the various videos but I am following my heart and am still cooking dishes I used to eat when I was much younger in various cosmopolitan cities such as Monte Carlo, Beirut, Lausanne. These dishes are now prepared with a twist by adding some bacon or a touch of Porcini mushrooms....