Fruit Squares with Cream Cheese Filling

fruit squares with cream cheese filling recipe with step by step pictures

Let me tell you this.

This cake is amazing!

There it is.

I needed to get this off my chest.

Ugh, I feel so much better now.

 

I love this cake because it is fresh, delicious, it has different textures in it, it is satisfying and surprising, there are berries, there is cream cheese… and this is how you can make it…

 

fruit squares with cream cheese filling recipe with step by step pictures, ingredients

Here’s what we need.

 

fruit squares with cream cheese filling recipe with step by step pictures, preheat the oven to 350 F - 175 C, separate the eggs - the yolks into on large bowl, the whites into another large bowl

1. First, preheat the oven to 350 °F (175 °C).

 

2. Then separate the eggs – the yolks into one large bowl, the whites into another large bowl.

Tangerine Bundt Cake

tangerine bundt cake recipe with step by step pictures

I love bundt cakes.

It seems that I tend to celebrate the arrival of each season with them.

Somehow, it always works.

 

To welcome this year’s spring and Easter, I decided to go for a wonderful, fresh and invigorating citrus flavor.

And here it is.

 

In fact, the big clever books of baking would call this cake a chiffon cake.

Chiffon cakes are light and moist cakes that use vegetable oil instead of butter. That is the main reason why these cakes do not tend to harden or dry out as traditional butter cakes might.

That is positive, I think.

 

Frankly, this cake tastes just lovely.

Plus, there’s this delicious citrus glaze that increases the whole fresh experience immensely.

Here’s how you can make it too…

 

tangerine bundt cake recipe with step by step pictures, ingredients

These are the ingredients that will come in handy.

 

tangerine bundt cake recipe with step by step pictures, preheat the oven to 325 F - 165 C, wash one tangerine under running water thoroughly, pat it dry with a kitchen towel, grate one tablespoon plus one teaspoon peel for cake and for glaze respectively

1. First, preheat the oven to 325 °F  (165 °C).

 

2. Wash one tangerine under running water thoroughly.

Pat it dry with a kitchen towel.

Then grate one tablespoon plus one teaspoon peel. We are going to need one tablespoon for the cake and the remaining teaspoon for the glaze.

Spring Chicken Salad with Noodles

spring chicken salad with noodles recipe with step by step pictures

Hi guys!

Yes, I am back. Feeling so much better.

Even though I still have no clue what has been causing my health to deteriorate recently, I know for sure that I am getting better and feel new waves of energy entering my body. After almost four long months of living like a zombie.

It feels great to come to life again!

Oh, and the most important thing – I’d love to thank all of you who’s thought of me, or sent me a comment or an email. You’ve really helped lift my spirits. Big THANKS, guys! You are the best. I have always thought so. And I always will.

Love you !

 

So, with this new energy in me I walked into the kitchen the other day and I decided to prepare something very colorful, healthy and energizing.

It is this Spring Chicken Salad.

With noodles.

And it is yummy.

 

spring chicken salad with noodles recipe with step by step pictures, ingredients

Here’s what we need.

 

If you feel inspired and would like to have this salad on your plate too, then this is how you can prepare it.

 

spring chicken salad with noodles recipe with step by step pictures, rinse the green onion under cold running water, pat them dry and slice them, in this recipe we are going for long strips of colorful vegetables

1. First, rinse the green onions under cold running water, pat them dry, and slice them.

In this dish we are going for long strips of colorful vegetables.

 

2. Peel the carrot and cut it into thin strips too.

 

spring chicken salad with noodles recipe with step by step pictures, core the red bell pepper and remove all seeds

3. Core the red bell pepper and remove all seeds.

 

spring chicken salad with noodles recipe with step by step pictures, cut red pepper into strips

4. And, yes, strips again.

 

spring chicken salad with noodles recipe with step by step pictures, chop parsley or cilantro finely

5. Then grab your herbs.

You can use parsley or cilantro (coriander).

And you can either use whole leaves or chop them finely.

Depending on what makes you happy.

 

And that’s it for the vegetable part.

Now let’s make some sauce.

 

spring chicken salad with noodles recipe with step by step pictures, making the sauce, peel two cloves of garlic

6. To make the sauce, peel two cloves of garlic.

 

spring chicken salad with noodles recipe with step by step pictures, making the sauce, press or mince the garlic finely, place it into a small bowl

7. Press or mince the garlic finely.

Place it into a small bowl.

 

spring chicken salad with noodles recipe with step by step pictures, making the sauce, squeeze half a lemon, add the juice to the garlic

8. Squeeze half a lemon.

Add the juice to the garlic.

 

spring chicken salad with noodles recipe with step by step pictures, making the sauce, add the soy sauce and the sweet chili sauce, stir a little

9. Add the soy sauce and the sweet chili sauce.

Stir a little.

And that’s our flavorful sauce.

Easy!

 

spring chicken salad with noodles recipe with step by step pictures, wash two pieces chicken breasts

10. Now we need two pieces of washed chicken breasts.

 

spring chicken salad with noodles recipe with step by step pictures, slice each breast in half horizontally to make it thinner, then cut each piece into strips against the grain, how to make chicken breast butterfly cut

11. Slice each breast in half horizontally to make it thinner.

Then cut each piece into strips against the grain.

 

spring chicken salad with noodles recipe with step by step pictures, pour the vegetable oil into a larger pan and heat it over medium-high heat, then add the chicken and salt

12. Pour the vegetable oil into a larger pan and heat it over medium-high heat.

 

13. Then add the chicken and salt.

 

spring chicken salad with noodles recipe with step by step pictures, fry, stirring frequently, for about 6 minutes

14. Fry, stirring frequently, for about 6 minutes.

 

spring chicken salad with noodles recipe with step by step pictures, add the vegetables

15. Then add the vegetables.

 

spring chicken salad with noodles recipe with step by step pictures, add the parsley leaves and the sauce

16. Add the parsley leaves and the sauce.

 

spring chicken salad with noodles recipe with step by step pictures, stir-fry for about 5-6 minutes, the vegetables should still remain a little crunchy

17. And stir-fry for about 5-6 more minutes.

The vegetables should still remain a little crunchy.

This is a salad, after all.

A warm salad.

 

spring chicken salad with noodles recipe with step by step pictures, taste the chicken and add more salt if necessary

18. Taste the chicken and add more salt if necessary.

 

spring chicken salad with noodles recipe with step by step pictures, preparing noodles

And that’s it.

So simple.

All we need to do now is to prepare some noodles.

 

spring chicken salad with noodles recipe with step by step pictures, preparing noodles

19. These are noodles.

I love noodles. So I’ve put this poem together.

MY ODE TO NOODLES:

Noodles are good.

Noodles are pretty.

They make this world a better place.

I love noodles.

If they were on facebook, I’d be a fan.

The end.

 

A little too sophisticated, I agree with you.

But that’s how I function.

 

spring chicken salad with noodles recipe with step by step pictures, how to cook the noodles

20. Cook the noodles.

 

spring chicken salad with noodles recipe with step by step pictures, serving the dish

And serve your dish.

Like this.

 

spring chicken salad with noodles recipe with step by step pictures, serving the dish

Or like this.

 

Or mixed together.

The choice is yours.

 

Enjoy, dear friends.

 

Love,

Petra

 

(The recipe has been adapted from www.taste.com and makes 2-3 portions.)

Molten Lava Cakes

molten lava cakes recipe with step by step picture tutorial

I love these little babies.

Surprisingly, this has been the first time I’ve ever made them myself.

 

While preparing these Chocolate Lava Cakes I learned that they are super-fun to make.

They are also surprising. That is what you find out when you dig into them.

And, with the generous amount of chocolate they contain, I’m sure they are just super seductive.

That all makes them the perfect dessert choice for Valentine’s Day, don’t you think?

 

Now, let me invite you to my kitchen and show you how I prepared my version of these adorable sweet cakes…
molten lava cakes recipe with step by step picture tutorial, ingredients

Here’s what we need.

Couldn’t be simpler.
molten lava cakes recipe with step by step picture tutorial, preheat the oven to 400 F - 200 C, butter 4 ramekins, 6-ounce - 180 ml ramekins

1. First, preheat the oven to 400 °F (200 °C).

 

2. Butter 4 ramekins.

I’ve used 6-ounce (180 ml) ramekins.

 

3. Then dust the ramekins with some confectioners’ sugar.
molten lava cakes recipe with step by step picture tutorial, eggs, sugar, coffee, and salt

4. Now we need the eggs, sugar, coffee, and salt.
molten lava cakes recipe with step by step picture tutorial, eggs, sugar, coffee, salt in a bowl

5. Throw them all into one bowl and mix them for about 2 minutes.

6. Break the chocolate into pieces. Place the butter and chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl.
molten lava cakes recipe with step by step picture tutorial, microwave on high in 20-seconds increments, stirring after each, until melted, let cool slightly

7. Microwave on high in 20-second increments, stirring after each, until melted.

Let cool slightly.

And be strong!
molten lava cakes recipe with step by step picture tutorial, add the chocolate mixture into the egg mixture, whisk to combine

8. Add the chocolate mixture into the egg mixture. Whisk to combine.

9. Then add the flour, and whisk just until combined (do not overmix).
molten lava cakes recipe with step by step picture tutorial, pour the batter into prepared ramekins

10. Pour the batter into prepared ramekins.

I only have two, so I had to bake in two batches.
molten lava cakes recipe with step by step picture tutorial, place the ramekins on a baking sheet

11. Place the ramekins on a baking sheet.
molten lava cakes recipe with step by step picture tutorial, bake for about 11 minutes

12. And bake for about 11 minutes.
molten lava cakes recipe with step by step picture tutorial

13. These babies were baked for about 14 minutes.

Too long.

 

molten lava cakes recipe with step by step picture tutorial

Although nice and tasty, they weren’t that ‘molten’ in the center.
molten lava cakes recipe with step by step picture tutorial

I baked the second batch for only 10 minutes.

That was much better.

I really like the moist center.
molten lava cakes recipe with step by step picture tutorial

Aah, I love this game.

 

But, if I had another chance, which I think I am going to give myself soon, I’d try baking these for exactly 11 minutes.

11 minutes would make them absolutely perfect.

 

Enjoy, dear friends!

 

(This recipe makes 4 cakes and was loosely based on Molten Mocha Cakes from www.delish.com.)