Kiwi smoothie

Nice and refreshing kiwi drink. This fruit drink/smoothie used to be MiniMes favourite beverage when we  lived in South Korea. When we went to a cafe for coffee mornings with the baby or maternity groups she would get a kiwi drink as long as she had eaten her meal. To make this drink healthier I…

Chocolate shake

MiniMe makes frothy, thick, creamy smooth chocolate shake. I do not remember where I drunk my first chocolate shake, but I do remember it was when I was a little kid. To me a really nice shake must be thick, creamy and a little frothy like a smoothie. I have been to so many places…

Instant Phố Bò

Super quick Phố Bò a Vietnamese beef noodle soup Sometimes time just flies and you do not have time to make dinner or you just do not feel like making anything. For occasions like these I always have a small stash of different kind of instant noodles in my cupboard. I had some thinly sliced…

Soft and fluffy Hokkaido milk bread

Holy Moly, if I had just known about Tangzhong earlier, I would have used this method when baking sweet buns a long time ago, worst of all I lived in Asia during the 1990s when this japanese technique got popularized through the book The 65° Bread Doctor. Using this method allows bread to stay fresh longer without needing…

Korean beef patty

Tteok galbi a tasty and delicious korean beef patty made from minced beef ribs and marinated  in a sweet, salty, and savory sauce before it is grilled. Tteok balbi is usually made with beef ribs, som chop and mince the meat on the bone. You can also cut the meat off the bone before mincing, then marinate…

Water kimchi

Fresh and crispy kimchi in a mild broth. . In Korean cuisine there are many different kinds of kimchi. One of the types or styles of kimchi is called water kimchi, mul kimchi in Korean(동치미. This type of kimchi is milder and not made with any seafood flavouring. Water kimchi can also be made with…

Paloma

This  refreshing smooth and fruity cocktail is a favorite in Mexico. This version is made with Mescal a distilled alcoholic beverage made from agave plants native to Mexico. Ingredients for one serving 1 grapefruit slice ¼ cup of fresh grapefruit juice 1 tablespoon of fresh lime juice 1 teaspoon of sugar ¼ cup of mescal ¼ cup club…

Naked cake with meringue and berries

Naked cake with meringue, sponge cake layered with meringue, cream, custard and berries. Creamy, sweet, berry tart, moist and a bit of crunch, all the elements i like in a dessert. Naked cakes have become very popular to make, they are rustic and yet delicate to look at. I entered a cream cake competition with…

Lemon cupcakes with lemon and rapsberry frosting

 Happy Birthday Norway!!! Today the 17th of May is Norway’s constitution day. This day is among others the children’s day and celebrated with school children parading, every school has a marching band at the front and the students follow grouped by grade.  All the grade schools in every city and town parade, in Oslo they have…

Ham and cheese pie with a dark rye bread crust

Ham and cheese pie with a lovely dark Danish  rye bread crust. The mind works in mysterious ways, The inspiration for this pie was a cheesecake with a dark chocolate crust and looked a little crumbly. My mind wander off to Danish rye bread and i was thinking why not make a savoury cheese cake….

Three ingredient baked cheese cake

 Delicious, airy and soft cheesecake made with only three ingredients, topped with blueberry topping, fresh blueberries and blackberries. I heard someone opens and closes the fridge and freezer and then I heard “Mom, isn’t it about time to make some blueberry pie?” “What do you mean?” I replied. “You have a lot of blueberries in…

Merveilleux

They are deliciously delicate, light and crunchy, Merveilleux the French Belgian cream pastry consists of two meringue kisses sandwich and covered with cream and usually covered in grated chocolate. Social media is an amazing forum where you can find a lot of inspiration. Back in 2015 I saw pictures of a wonderful little treat and I thought…