Monday, November 15, 2010

Plum & chocolate marmalade...

It's that time of the year when I spend and awful time in the kitchen making jams and marmalades. I've already made gooseberry & apple jam, and we were lucky enough with our two blackcurrant bushes this year that they gave us over 2 kg of fruit, and my blackcurrant & peach jam is happily sitting on the shelf too.
It was finally time for my favourite sweet treat, as the plums are in season and we bought them for almost nothing (I actually did a small calculation and a jar of this beautiful marmalade cost me € 0,59 not including the electricity for the cooking part, which couldn't be that much anyway!).


If you like chocolate (and who doesn't like chocolate?!) you'll love this marmalade. Plums and chocolate is a marriage made in heaven so this works beautifully. It's great alternative to that very popular chocolate-hazelnut spread you can buy ;) and a jar of homemade marmalade slso makes a fantastic present!



How to make it...

Sunday, November 14, 2010

The Daring Cooks #14 Daring to bake... soufflé!

Dave and Linda from Monkeyshines in the Kitchen chose Soufflés as our November 2010 Daring Cooks’ Challenge! Dave and Linda provided two of their own delicious recipes plus a sinfully decadent chocolate soufflé recipe adapted from Gordon Ramsay’s recipe found at the BBC Good Food website.

Made it only.... 4 hours ago! I completely forgot about it... I was so excited when I saw what's for this month's challenge, but with all what's going on around me I forgot that it was already the 14th... Well, better late then never. I've used a recipe for a cheese soufflé from one of my cookbooks 'Culinaria France' (which I had marked ages ago...). The result was fantastic - light, fluffy and soooo big :) I was really surprised how well it has risen :)
P.S. I've always wanted to make a souffle - and here I am :D



How to make it...