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Lovely Burgers

Warm greetings to all new and old readers of my blog!

 

Today I’m going to dedicate my whole post to embracing the greatness of the hamburgers made in Hard Rock Cafe.

I’ve always loved the way burgers just compile all the great affinities of food.

I don’t mean McDonald’s burgers or other fast food burgers, they are just blasphemy compared to real hamburgers you can find at fine restaurants.

However I’m not here to embrace just the burgers at any fine restaurant, but the Hard Rock Cafe.

Hard Rock Cafe’s menu is definitely not just burgers, though I would be fine with that, the burgers in Hard Rock Cafe are indeed marvelous. I’ve visited the Hard Rock Cafe Sydney three times now and the one in London two times, wishing that I could go try out the other ones around the world someday.

If you ever visit a city which has a Hard Rock Cafe, just without a doubt go eat there, seriously it’s guaranteed quality for your money. Whether it was drinks or beers, steaks or burgers, just try it out.

This post is about the burgers however, and I’m trying my best to pressure you guys to trying the burgers in Hard Rock Cafe. It’s hard to make people understand how great they are, but after anyone tastes the burgers you understand the beauty of it. It is an experience you need to feel yourself, no one else can do it for you.

The only downside when planning to eat at Hard Rock Cafe is the fact that you will need a hefty coin purse for paying the meal.

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Food blog

Hello readers! I was wondering what I’d eat for breakfast yesterday and I decided to make some waffles. So here’s a recipe for some good waffles! You can have these as breakfast of snack and they are really easy to make. If you don’t want it to be too sweet, you can leave the sugar out.

Ingredients:

2 eggs

2 cups of flour

1 3/4 cups milk

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1 tablespoon white sugar

4 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

 

Preheat waffle iron. Beat eggs in large bowl until fluffy. Add flour, milk, vegetable oil, sugar, baking powder, salt and vanilla.

Put some oil on waffle iron and pour waffle batter on the iron. Cook until brown. Serve hot.

Delicious food experiences

I love new food experiences and I like to try new restaurants. In Helsinki, in Tallinn and elsewhere abroad too. Usually, the food in restaurant is good and I do not remember any bad experiences in nearly these days so there is only good tips now.

  The restaurants that I recommend in Helsinki. Kiila’s burgers, they were surprisingly good and tasty. The place is small but nice and cozy and it is located right in the center. Shusibar+wine, there is different tasteful and unique shusis, also their green tea ice cream is worth to taste. They have restaurants all around the center of Helsinki. Street gastro have delicious sandwiches, I tasted the pork one in music festival and that was so good.

  Fuku sushi and Kin sushi are shusi buffets and definitely worth to visit if you love shusi and want to eat them a lot. Kin shusi is located right in the center and Fuku is a bit further.

  A good restaurant in Tallinn, Telliskivi, is kivi paber käärid. Place is cozy and there is healthy and so delicious food. They have varied menu which is good. So if you are going to Tallinn this restaurant is worth to visit.

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Christmas baking

Greetings fellow food and Christmas lovers!

Today I thought it would be nice to do something that’s traditional during Christmas. You guessed it! Gingerbread cookies!

But this time, you’re not just going to buy some dough, roll it on the table and start cutting gingerbread shapes. You’re going to make the dough yourself! It’s very simple and it’s the most delicious gingerbread cookie recipe I have ever tried so you should do this too! I need to tell you, though, that this recipe takes some time because you have to freeze your dough for at least three hours, so be prepared for a wait.

 

For the dough you will need:

6 cups of all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon of ground ginger

1 teaspoon of ground nutmeg

1 teaspoon of ground cloves

1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon

1 tablespoon of baking powder

1 cup of shortening which has been melted and cooled slightly. If you prefer, you can use butter or margarine instead.

1 cup of molasses or honey, preferably molasses because it’s easier to mix with the other ingredients but honey works just fine, too

1 cup of packed brown sugar

half a cup of water

1 egg

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

 

Start by mixing the dry ingredients together (flour, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon and baking powder). After this, grab another bowl and mix all the other ingredients in there with an electric mixer. When the mixture looks completely smooth, start adding the dry ingredients into the mixture. Don’t add all in once but a little bit at a time, mixing between each adding you make. When the dry ingredients have been mixed with the other ingredients completely, your dough is done.

Place three pieces of plastic wraps on your table and divide the dough into three pieces. Put each piece on one plastic wrap and wrap them into nice squares. After that, put the packages into your fridge for at least three hours. Then you just have to wait.

When you’re ready to make some gingerbread cookies, preheat the oven to 175 degrees Celsius. Take your dough out from the fridge and put it on a clean, lightly floured surface. Roll the dough flat but be careful not to make it too thin, or else the cookies will burn.

Now it’s time for the fun part! I’m sure you already know how to progress but just in case you don’t: start cutting the dough with the fun-shaped gingerbread cutters. Or, if you want some challenge, grab a knife and make your own shapes!

When your dough is full of gingerbread shapes, carefully remove the extra dough around them. Place the cookies on a cookie sheet and put them in the oven for 10 to 12 minutes. When they’re done, let them cool down, and then you can either start eating them or decorate them with some fun patterns! Have fun, and I hope you enjoyed the recipe!

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Here’s where I found this recipe: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/15272/gingerbread-cookies-ii/

Jenna Porkka

Julia Makes Things

Hi guys and welcome to the newest episode of Julia Tries to Bake! As most of you already know, I am a terrible baker, even the idiot proof kid-friendly “easy to follow and execute” recipes are most of the time way too difficult to make. This is the reason this blog only consists savoury stuff, which for some odd reason I can actually make, and pretty pictures of sweets others have made for me. But since the last one was such a hit and many of you wanted to see more, I’ve decided to give it another shot! Hopefully this time I won’t burn it as badly as the banana bread from last week!

So, today I’m attempting to make a classic Finnish traybake cake called mokkapala, which translates to mocha squares. These are very popular in Finland (seriously, if you don’t offer mocha squares at your birthday party it’s an immediate flop) and the recipe is quite easy and simple to make. I’ll post it down so you can all to try these goodies.

Mokkapalat

  • 4 eggs
  • 3 dl caster sugar
  • 4 dl wheat flour
  • 2 dl milk
  • 200g melted butter
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp vanillin sugar

For the icing

  • 500g icing sugar
  • 50g melted butter
  • 5 tbsp strong coffee (I only used two because I made the coffee a bit too strong)
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder (I used three because the more chocolate-y the better!)
  • 2 tsp vanillin sugar
  • sprinkles (lots and lots of them)

Line your baking tray with parchment and preheat the oven to 200°C

Whisk the eggs and sugar until light and fluffy.

In a separate bowl mix the dry ingredients together.

Start combining the flour mixture with the eggs and sugar, only adding a small amount at the time. Add the milk and carefully fold in the melted butter.

Pour into the lined baking tray and even the surface.

Bake for 15 minutes in the middle of the oven.

Prepare the icing by mixing all the ingredients together. Spread fast (the icing sets really quickly!) onto the cooled cake and add sprinkles.

Doesn’t sound too hard, does it? Here’s what I managed to make!

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It’s a bit burned on one corner, but I cropped that part out. I only wish there was a thicker layer of the icing (who doesn’t!), but overall, I’m pretty impressed and fairly surprised. Not only is it edible, but it actually tastes quite good! And the snowflake sprinkles look super nice!

Kassus kitchen

Hello there readers and welcome to my blog. As the name suggests this blog is about food, but what kind of food you may ask yourself well that is easy to answer its of course about the weirdest foods from all over the globe. Today i have a special treat for you all its called chocolate covered bacon as the name implies its fried bacon which is the covered with chocolate  and yes this is a real recipe  and not a joke from an american tv-show.

You will need about 200 grams of chocolate morsels  and a pack of bacon

Here is the recipe

  1. Heat large skillet on high; add bacon strips.
  2. Turn bacon strips over as needed with tongs.
  3. Cook back until it’s reduced to about ¼ of its original size and appears to be crispy. (Personally I believe that the bacon should be crispy; however if you prefer your chocolate covered bacon chewy opposed to crunchy then reduce cooking time by removing your bacon earlier).
  4. Drain bacon on papertowels to remove grease.
  5. While the bacon is cooling fill the double boiler or medium sauce pan with water and bring to a medium heat.
  6. Place double boiler top pan in double boiler bottom pan or put the small sauce pan in the medium sauce pan.
  7. Slowly add chocolate morsels into top pan and stir while morsels melt. Do this until all morels have been added. (Be sure to keep stirring to prevent the chocolate from burning.).
  8. Using your fingers or tongs carefully dip the bacon strips into the chocolate, if necessary use a spoon to spoon the melted chocolate over the bacon evenly coating it.
  9. Once coated lay strips on cooling rack (with something underneath to catch the drips) or waxed paper lined cookie sheet. Cool in refrigerator for 15 minutes to set chocolate.

When you are done you  can enjoy the salty goodness of bacon with added sweetness of the chocolate best of both worlds i say!

No breakfast, no happiness

Hello guys ! I am so sorry for being inactive for couple weeks I just have not had the time to write to you.But finally today I am writing, and i am doing it about Breakfasts.

As you guys know breakfast is the most important meal of the day, because that is how all of you (SHOULD) get your day started. After this post I would love that all of you lovely readers would start eating breakfast even tho you had little time every morning.

Personally I have always had  really big problem with eating breakfast. First I just didn’t like to eat immediately after waking up, but for my last couple years I just have felt like i do not have any time for that. Maybe that is because I did not sleep so early.

Nowadays I eat almost every morning and there is couple little things I would like to share with you. One of my favorites to eat is yogurt and granola which has little bit berries in it. It is really healthy and still very easy to eat. It takes only about 2 minutes to make the breakfast and I can guarantee that it will give you energy on depressing mornings. Some times I know that i am really lazy next morning so I wont even do that, but instead of it i will make really good sandwich and wrap it in plastic wrap.

I am THE most lazy person ever and if i can start eating breakfast and even healthy breakfast, i know you can too!

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