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Viennese Biscuits #noswirlswarley

So there I am, sitting in class, pretending to do work and it hit me – I need dessert. It’s amazing how recently my body clock has been so thrown off that I’ve been ditching the usual food routine of breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner, snack, etc. Instead, it’s been dinner for breakfast and breakfast for dinner!

I recently got invited to a dinner party, and at the request of the wonderful host who has seen my blog and witnessed my cooking, I was asked to make a dessert (not that this was a great sacrifice, mind you!)

And here we have it – my take on the Viennese Swirl, cause let’s face it, what student has a pastry kit at home. #notthisone #worstfoodbloggerever

A tleast the taste made up for it! ( I know those ladies won’t complain!)

 

Ingredients:

 

Biscuits-

250 g butter (very warm)

50g icing sugar

200g flour

50g cornflour

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

 

Filling-

Jam

200g icing sugar

100g butter (very warm)

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

 

Steps:

  1. Mix the butter, flour, icing sugar, cornflour, vanilla extract in a mixing bowl with an electric whisk until smooth, milk may be added if necessary.

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  1. Set oer to 190 C.
  2. Put small amounts on grease paper and place in oven for 10-15 minutes until golden brown.
  3. Take out and let cool.

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  1. Put icing sugar, butter, and vanilla extract in another bowl to make filling and mix with wooden spoon until smooth. Water may be added if necessary.

 

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  1. Once cookies are cooled, place the filling on one half and jam on the other, and place together to make sandwhich-like appearance.

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ENJOY!!

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Phillycheese Steak Mac and Cheese

In searching the web for some new and creative food ideas, I came across a very interesting idea of turning basic meals into mac and cheese meals! The idea of adding anything to cheesey pasta is simply delightful, just ask any of my flat mates. Me and cheese – we go way back.

This recipe was super easy – changed a few things to make it my own. Took me about 10 minutes to prepare and 15 to cook! It also made enough to feed a small army which pleased my flat mates (as they eat as much as a small army!)

Ingredients: 

Pasta of Your Choosing (I always go with the classic mac and cheese shaped ones)

Vegetable Oil

Olive Oil

Salt

Bell Pepper (for taste)

Onion

Pepper

Roast Beef Sliced and Cooked

Edam Cheese

Cheddar Cheese

Evaporated Milk (100 ml) (more if creamier)

Water (100 ml) (more if lighter)

2 Eggs

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Steps: 

1. Chop onion and pepper (3-5 min)

2. Fry in pan with vegetable oil.

 

3. Boil water for pasta

4. Place Pasta in boiling water

5. Put roast beef in pan to warm.

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6. Put pan on low heat and keep peppers, onions, and roast beef warm.

7. When pasta is cooked, drain pasta.

8. In a big bowl or pan, stir in roast beef, peppers, and onion with the pasta.

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9. Add cheese mixture last (the amount of mixture is up to you!)

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Sauce:

1. In mix pan on low heat, stir in 2 eggs, evaporate milk, cheddar cheese, and edam cheese.

2. Leave to simmer, stirring frequently.

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 Finished Product: 

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BAM. That’s classy mac and cheese.