Aug
12

Caramel Corn

by Sofia   -   in Cooking

I´m not even going to say it. Yes it´s been too long and as I said on instagram. When it´s been so long it always feels like a post should be something substantial. At least  little more substantial than caramel corn. But then you said it does not. So here we go. Back at it! Fingers crossed it won´t be yet another month or two before I´m back here apologising fr my absence and wondering if anyone still finds their way here.

So to the corn! Ralph´s in Paris, you all know it, has this amazing caramel corn that they serve with the coffee after dinner. So I tried to copycat them! My first try was better, the second time I did not heat the caramel quite hot enough so it did not get as hard but a bit sticky instead. Which makes it feel sweeter for some reason. So if you have a candy thermometer like I do, use it and don´t just wing it. If you don´t wing it and hope for the best. It will be delish anyhow.

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Apr
20

Mayo and friends

by Sofia   -   in Cooking

Last week I promised to share a few simple and easy recipes that come together in mere minutes but elevate a simple dish to a whole new level. They are very classic basic mayonnaise based sauces or condiments.

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Marie Rose

1 dl mayonnaise

1 tsps Worchester sauce

1 tbls ketchup

The Marie Rose is a classic sauce you may know from shrimp cocktails. Some add whisky to it too and you can play with things like lemon rind or lemon juice. But I like the basic Marie Rose. It´s not just good with shrimp. You can try it with chicken, fish fingers or as dipping sauce for basically anything.

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Apr
14

Favourite cookbooks

by Sofia   -   in Cooking

Since I can remember I have always loved cooking. As a child I started like everyone else by washing the veg, scrubbing potatoes the making salad dressings, helping to bake and on the side observing what my dad or my grandma was doing in the kitchen. My mom taught me how to set the table nicely and properly, how to iron the napkins and table cloths. Basic life skills we all learn from home. Then when I was older I started cooking whole meals. I loved cooking and baking and coming up with different ideas. I started putting things together myself, not always following the recipes. One year, I think I was about 14 or 15, I baked my mom a mothers day cake. She loves a simple strawberry & cream cake. But I wanted to make one with the glaze on top of the strawberries. I looked at all the option at the supermarket and found glazing sugar that jellify´s. Then I came up with my own filling, I already knew how to make a sponge cake and it turned out as nice as one from a bakery. I even surprised myself. I cooked for friends already in high school. My brother and I did not throw parties when our parents were out of town. We invited a few friends over and hosted dinner parties ( yes with wine, we were not that goodie two shoes, and the dinners ended up in hot shots that were quite the rage at 1996). We planned the menus together and cooked together.

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