Sunday, October 19, 2014

Homemade Pancakes


The following ingredients will make about 4 pancakes (more or fewer depending on the size). You may change the amounts of ingredients according to the number you wish to serve. If you want to make the double of pancakes just double the amount of each ingredient. 


Ingredients:
-1 cup of all purpose flour
-3/4 of regular milk
-3 tablespoons of regular sugar
-1 egg
-3 tablespoons of melted butter
-1 butter stick
-1 teaspoon of baking power
-1 teaspoon of baking soda
-1 teaspoon of vanilla extract(opt.)
-Syrup

Utensils:
-Bowl
-Small Pan
-Egg Whisker
-Spatula

Procedure:
1. In a medium bowl, add flour, melted butter, egg, sugar, baking power, baking soda and vanilla extract or the flavored you want. Mix all ingredients with the whisker and add small amounts of milk little by little, until there's no more lumps.
2. At medium temperature, heat up a small pan, with a really small amount of butter.
3. When the butter is melted, add some mixture, until the pan is covered. 
4. You are only going to flip once, when you see bubbles.
5. When the second side is brown you'll know the pancake is ready.
6. Repeat steps 3-5 for the rest of the mixture. 
7. Finally, add syrup to your pancakes. 


Saturday, October 11, 2014

Chinese Fried Rice

Today's recipe is Chinese fried rice. For this recipe you can add or remove ingredients, it depends on you.Today I just made 2 cups of rice, but you can do more. For every cup of rice its 2 cups of water. This were the ingredients I used. Some people add chicken or shrimps.

Ingredients:
2 cups of uncooked, long grain rice
4 cups of water
1 carrot chopped in little cubes
1/2 cup of peas
2 eggs
2 tablespoons of soy sauce
Cooking oil
Salt

Procedure:
  1. In a medium pot, boil 4 cups of  water.
  2. When water is boiling, add 2 cups of rice. Stir and cover.
  3. When rice is soft and all the water is absorbed, put it on a bowl to cool.
  4. In a good size pan, heat up some oil and cook the carrots and peas. Reserve them.
  5. Whisk 2 eggs.
  6. Repeat step 4, but instead of adding the vegetables add the rice. Fry it for a while.
  7. Add the eggs and mix.
  8. Now add the fried vegetables and the 2 tablespoons of soy sauce and mix. Add salt if needed.
                                                    And this is how it will look.


Saturday, October 4, 2014

Agua de Horchata

Agua de horchata is a very common drink in much of Latin America. It can be for any type of occasion, and for any season.

Note: Beore adding sugar, taste to adjust to your personal taste. Maybe you would like more or less sugar. If you feel the consistency of the drink is too thick or dense for your palate, just add more water. Also, if you don't like milk don't add the milk cans. 


Ingredients:
  1. 1 cup white rice
  2. 1 can evaporated milk(opt.)
  3. 1 can condensed milk(opt.)
  4. 1 cinnamon stick
  5. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  6. 4 tablespoons of sugar
  7. Ice cubes(opt.)

Utensils:
  • A pitcher
  • A blender
  • A strainer
  • A bowl

Directions:
  1. Rinse 1 cup of white rise in a strainer.
  2. Transfer the white rise you rinsed to the bowl and add a stick of cinnamon.
  3. Cover the bowl with water for about 2 hours or more, until tender.
  4. When the rice and the cinnamon stick are tender, put it in the blender.
  5. Blend the ingredients well .
  6. Strain the mixture you blended over a pitcher.
  7. Add the evaporated, and condensed milk, and one teaspoon of vanilla extract and stir.
  8. Add 2 liters of water.
  9. Add sugar.
  10. Finally, enjoy! 





Monday, September 29, 2014

Broken Glass Jello

Today's recipe is a broken glass jello, it require more time and patience to be elaborated, but its worth because its really tasty. Its a good option for parties.

Ingredients:
  • 4 gelatin bags, different flavors/colors
  • 1 tablespoon of unflavored gelatin
  • 1 can of condense milk
  • 1 can of evaporated milk
  • A gelatin mold
  • 4 flat containers
Steps:


















  1. Prepare all the color gelatin one by one according to package directions.
  2. Pour the liquids in flat molds and refrigerate until they curdle, no less than 4 hours.
  3. When they are curdle, unmold the gelatin and cut them into medium cubes. 
  4. Arrange the cubes in the gelatin mold, and refrigerate while you prepare the rest of the gelatin.
  5. Hydrate the unflavored gelatin in 1/2 cup of warm water.
  6. In a bowl pour the evaporated and condensed milk. 
  7. Add the hydrated gelatin and stir until it's well dissolved.
  8. Pour the mixture to the gelatin mold with the color cubes, cover and refrigerate until it is completely curdled, for about 4 hours more.

                                                            This will be your final result.




Monday, September 22, 2014

Shrimp Cocktail

Today I will show how I make a simple and easy shrimp cocktail. It doesn't require to much ingredients or time.

Ingredients:
  • Shrimps
  • Tomatoes
  • Onions
  • Coriander
  • Jalapeno(opt.)
  • Avocados(opt.)
  • Ketchup
  • Salt
  • Garlic
Steps:
  • In a medium pot, boil water with  two cloves of garlic, and  half an onion.
  • Add the shrimps. Leave them there for about 5 minutes or more. You will know if they ready when they change color.
  • Let them cool down, but don't throw the water you cooked the shrimps.
  • While the shrimps are cooling down, chop the tomatoes, the onions, and the coriander.
 
                                                      
  • In a bowl add all the ingredients you chopped and the shrimps.
  • Add the water you saved, ketchup and salt to the bowl and mix them.
                       
  • Finally, serve it!


This was how I make a shrimp cocktail. The amount of each ingredient depends of how much you want to make. I hope you get to it.