Pain perdu

Pain perdu, French toast, Poor Knights, Arme riddere are crispy on the outside, soft in the middle, lightly spiced and golden with a few local variations. This is a quick and easy recipe with no sugar in the main recipe. My first encounter with french toast was from watching the movie Kramer vs Kramer a…

Crock Madame

Crunchy gooey French grilled cheese sandwich topped with an egg. In Norway they have a saying “A loved child has many names”, I guess it goes for this dish also, Grilled cheese sandwiches are loved by many and eaten around the world. Who is to say what is the right or the wrong way to…

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…

Watermelon and strawberry drink

Cooling and refreshing drink made with watermelon and strawberries. I was six years old when my father took me on vacation to the Philippines for the first time and I was in watermelon heaven. Watermelon was not a common fruit in Norway in the seventies, even in season they were not in abundance. I can…

Genki

Genki desu ka?元気ですか?Or Genki for short is the closest thing to “How are you?” in English.  But in Japanese it literally means, “Are you fine/healthy?” One of the newest  addition to Oslo’s restaurant scene is Genki (元気). A japanese restaurant located at Vika terasse not far from the main street of Oslo Karl Johans gate and…

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…