Easy and quick garlic pasta

Are you in a hurry and is looking for something that not only tastes good but takes a few minutes to make? This is what you will need.     ¼ cup olive oil 1 tablespoon of minced garlic (about 4 cloves, or as much/little you like) 1 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese Pasta (preferably fresh…

Coconut brownie

For the brownie bottom you will need following ingredients: 1/2 cup melted butter 1/2 cup caster sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 egg 1/4 cup cocoa powder 1/4 cup all-purpose flour For the coconut topping you will need following ingredients: 2 eggs 3/4 cup caster sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup all-purpose flour 7 ounces…

Buttermilk – how to make it

Buttermilk is something you very often come across in recipes from America and here in Sweden (and most of Europe) it is never heard of. Buttermilk pancakes, buttermilk biscuits and buttermilk bread is just a few of the items you can make with it. But what if you, like me, live where it can´t be…

Defrosting poultry

Defrosting poultry   Fridge method                                                                 Cold water method weight       time                                                                  weight       time 5 lbs            24 hours                                                         4 lbs           2 hours 7 lbs            34 hours                                                         8 lbs           4 hours 10 lbs          48 hours                                                         10 lbs         5 hours 12 lbs          58 hours                                                         12 lbs         6 hours 15 lbs          72 hours    …

Volume and Weight

Volumes:        LITRES                             FL OZ                       PINTS                         CUPS 1,25 ml                          ¼ tsp 2,5 ml                            ½ tsp 5 ml                               1 tsp                                                              1/16 cup 15 ml                             1 tbsp 30 ml                             1 fl oz                      1/16 pint 60 ml                             2 fl oz 100 ml                           3,5 fl oz                   ¼ pint                         0,4 cup 150 ml                           5 fl oz                      1/3 pint        …

Oven temperatures

When a recipe says what type of temperature the  oven should be at, for example 400 F or gas mark 2, what does it translate to in Celsius or just plain oven heat? It can be a bit confusing at some times so here is a list on temperatures. C = Celsius F = Fahrenheit…

Abbreviations / Measurements

What is a tsp or a dps? All these abbreviations can be a bit confusing so I made a small list to help you out.   Short                                     Long Tsp                                         Teaspoon Dsp                                         Dessertspoon Tbsp                                       Tablespoon 1 spoonful                             1 slightly rounded spoonful 1 level spoon                         1 flat spoonful Fl oz                                        Fluid ounce Lb                                            Pound