July 21, 2011

Just a few food oldies...

These are just a few photographs that i have taken along the year related to food, some of them are from trips I made around my country others are about great moments I had in chessy restaurants and the rest are about something about the plate or the  food that caught my attention in a very curious way.

Cecina enchilada con enfrijoladas en Oaxaca,

 Superb pizza in the downtown of Oaxaca

Me trying "Pasitas" @ Puebla.

Framboise, coconut and mint marshmallows and to the right some nougats with blueberries
Street market  @ San miguel de Allende, Guanajuato

Awesome quesadilla @ Queretaro.

Buffalo Chicken salad @ Applebees,

Torta Ahogada @ La hosteria, Mexico D.F

Devil Meatballs.
From my Mexican cooking class.


Churreria  "El Moro"

Chicken plate @ Oaxaca.

July 12, 2011

Orange Cheese mousse

Last week i had this enormous appetite for trying out a new mousse i found in the Professional baking guide by le Cordon bleu.

The recipe is an orange-cheese mousse spiced up with a generous dash of orange liqueour, and its been raining a LOT in mexico city so i thought i would make a dessert that would fill my munchies for the rest of the week,( BTW its mandatory that i MUST have  some sweet at dinner so this dessert worked out perfectly). 

The consistency of the mousse melts in your mouth as the joconde texture gives that sweet crunch that matches the mousse perfectly, a really good dessert.

I really loved this book because the instructions are very well written so there are no confussions and difficulties in making this mousse and other  recipes....

Bicuit Joconde

340g Powdered almons
300 g Confectioners sugar
100g Cake flour
480g Whole eggs

320g Egg whites
40g Sugar

120g Butter melted

Mix the almonds, confectioners sugar and flour ina bowl
Add the eggs a little at a time. Mix well after each addition
Whip the egg whites with the sugar until they form soft glossy peaks
Gently fold the egg mixture into thw whipped egg whites
Fold in the melted butter and bake for 15 minutes  at 200 C.

Italian Meringue

125g Egg whites
125g Sugar
70g Water

Orange Cheese Mousse

9g Gelatin
40g Orange Liqueur (I used Curacao instead of conreau)

250g Cream cheese
4g Orange zest, grated
60g Orange juice, strained

350g Heavy cream

Make the Meringue: whip the egg whites to soft peaks. Make a syurp of the sugar and water and cook to 115 C. Gradually whip the hot syrup into the egg whites. Continue whipping until cold. Set aside

Soft the gelatin in cold water, heat the orange liquer. Add the gelatin and stir to dissolve.

In a mixer blend the cream cheese with the zest and a little orange juice until smooth
Mix in  the gelatin and the reamining orange juice until smooth.

Whip the cream to soft peaks. Fold the Meringue and the cream alternatively into the cheese until smooth

Fill mold and chill.


Joconde mixture


Softened gelatin

Syrup for the italian meringue


For the decor I used some cocoa powder and Orange rondelles crystalised in sugar.

Professional baking guide by le Cordon bleu.

July 5, 2011

Quick german lunch

Last time I went to the supermarket i stumbled with this belgian beer called Mort subite which means "Sudden  death" and i realized that its been  years since i had any contact with some german food. 

I decided to cook somethin up with the stuff i had in my fridge and maybe recreate a little bit of the experience i had when i ate at a famous restaurant near Chapultepec called "Fritz." You could taste different types of mustards and a wide selction of sausages and dont get me started on the beers cause boy were they freakin amazing.

Last Tuesday i cooked up some Frankfurt sausages along with some rosemary hasselback potatoes,.I joined them with a tablespoon of mustard and the belgian beer. 

The only thing you have to do is sear in some olive oil the Frankfurt until you get that golden crisp, throw in some salt and lots of pepper and youre done.

For the rosemary potatoes just cut a few handfuls of rosemary and put them in a bowl with some olive oil and some salt. Throw in the potatoes so they get really moist and put them in the oven for around 20 minutes at 180 C.

 Fast and a Great GREAT lunch

A sweet beer full of fruit flavor like raspeberries and honey