After depriving my body of nutrients as well as good flavours, I felt it was about time I should do something about that. So I managed to use the first window of opportunity to check out the organic marked in Stortorvet. I started doing that last year, enticed by the colours, smells and the jovial chatter the ´farmers´met one with. 2 kg apples, 1 bag of golden chanterelles and 3 corn cobs later, I was heading home with the promises of a real feast.
Friday evening I made a chanterelle stewing with grilled chicken filet and boiled rice. I´m sure I found the recipe somewhere on the internet, but for the couple of years I´ve been making it I added my own twist, so here it comes:
paprika powder (bell pepper powder)
butter and olive oil for the searing
Sear the onion first, add the rest. Towards the end add the cream and let it simmer a while. Voilà!
Yesterday I made some apple jam. It´s so easy and it´s just the best breakfast I can imagine! Freshly baked bread with Philadelphia cheese and apple jam is my all time favourite.
The recipe can be found at http://synnesmatglede.blogspot.no for the Norwegian readers, I adapted it a little, though. For my English speaking readers, it´s as simple as this:
1 vanilla sheath
2 tea spoons of cinnamon
2 cups of water
a little sugar on top of them (100-150gr)
Let them boil together. Stir towards the end. Let it cool, then put it in jars or in the freezer. I make about 1kg jam and give away 3-4 jars, so we have no problem eating the rest.
And just to follow the gourmet path of the weekend, I decided I´ll be baking the world´s “bestest” cake today:
250 g dark chocolate, 60-70% cocoa
3,5 dl powder sugar
250 g butter
0,5 dl flour
4 ss berries (fresh or frozen)
Melt chocolate, sugar and butter in a bowl in the micro or at bain-marie. Whip in the eggs, one at a time. Add the flour and the berries last. Bake at 160C for about 15-20 min. It´s supposed to be a bit sticky, but not altogether runny. Let it rest for a couple of hours, then serve directly from the fridge with a hot cup of espresso. It works wonders.