Rouladen

I hope all of you had a great time for new years and that you have recovered by now, because I want to share a recipe with you!

This is one of the best things you can do with meat, at least in my opinion!

You’ll need:

  • 4 Beef Rouladen (Very thin cut pieces of steak)
  • 4 table spoons mustard
  • 4 – 8 slices of bacon
  • 4 gherkins, sliced
  • 2 onions, cubed
  • 3 table spoons oil for the pan
  • 100ml red wine
  • 500 ml beef broth
  • String or skewers

This is what you do:

Put salt and pepper on both sides of the meat. Take 1 piece of meat and coat it with 1 table spoon of mustard. Then put 1 or 2 slices of bacon on your beef, top that with slices of gherkins and onions, all evenly distributed. After that you roll it up and either fixate it with some string or little skewers. Now you just have to do the same for the other 3 pieces of Rouladen. 😄

Once they are all rolled and ready, you can heat the Oil in a deep pan/pot and fry the prepared Rouladen in there from all sides on high heat. Then throw in the remaining onion, that you didn’t use for the filling.

When that is fried up nicely you can pour in the wine and beef broth. The Rouladen need to be almost covered in liquid. Let it boil up once and then put it on medium heat with closed lid for 1 hour.

After that hour turn the Rouladen and leave the lid open, let them stew there for another hour.

Aaaand that is all. 😂

You can thicken the sauce and put some more spices in, but it usually has enough taste from the Rouladen in there.

Chocolate dome with vanilla cream and cherry-kiwi-puree core

I hope that every one of you had some amazing Christmas days, even if it wasn’t as big as we are used to!

For my Christmas dinner I made a dessert, that I’m quite proud of!

It was a chocolate dome with a vegan vanilla cream filling with a core of cherry-kiwi-compote.

To create the chocolate half sphere, you’ll need a silicone or three-piece mould and your favourite dairy free chocolate.

Melt the chocolate (in your microwave or in a water bath), layer it in your form (not too thick though, you still want to be able to break it with a spoon later) and let it cool in your fridge.

Whilst the chocolate is cooling, you can start preparing the vegan vanilla cream.

You’ll need 4 egg yolks, 60gram sugar, 250ml of your favourite dairy free milk, 200 ml vegan whipped cream (mine was from “Schlagfix”), 3 white gelatin sheets and a teaspoon of vanilla essence.

Soften your gelatine in cold water for 5 minutes. In a pod add milk, sugar, vanilla essence and bring to boil. Put the egg yolks in a bowl and add the vanilla milk, whip until creamy. Then add the softened gelatine sheets to this mixture. Let it cool down and add the whipped cream to it. Then it needs to rest for like two hours.

If you want you can already fill it in your chocolate half spheres at this point, or just leave it in a bowl to rest in the fridge.

The last thing you will need is the cherry-kiwi-puree.

I used half a glass of cherries and two fresh kiwis (without the skin obviously). To make sure that the vanilla cream wouldn’t get ruined by the kiwi acid, I boiled the cherries and kiwis before puréeing them. Once that cooled down a bit, I used a silicon mould with very small half spheres to freeze the purée.

After everything cooled and chilled enough, you just have to assemble it. Fill the chocolate with the vanilla cream and use two of the frozen purée half spheres and put them in the middle. Then arrange on a plate, and you’re done. Easy as that. 😂

The last apple solution: Small and easy Apple Crumble

The other day I tidied up our fridge and I found an apple. That poor apple still looked okay, but neither me or Alex were in the mood to eat it like that.

The day after that I was on the phone with my mum going through some recipe books that I got from her and there it was. A recipe for Apple Crumble!

In that moment I knew what to do with my sad little apple and went on to work straight after the phone call ended.

So if you have sad apples in your house that no one wants to eat, don’t throw them out – make a nice apple crumble instead!

Little Lemon Bites

I admit, this Blog is supposed to have a lot of healthy recipes as well, but baking is just way to much fun to stop!

This time I made my Little Lemon Bites with colorful sprinkles.

You can find the full recipe at the end of this post, but the recipe asks for Buttermilk, so how convenient is it that I already wrote you a post about how to make Dairy-free Buttermilk yourself! 😂

In Germany we call this shape of Cake a “Gugelhupf“, so in this case I used a Mini-Gugelhupf silicon form, to get this shape, but really any mini cake form will do.

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Feel Good Summer Treat

Yummy Ice Treats without added sugar or added flavour is hard to find for you? Well why not make it yourself?
I tried myself on a Mango Ice Pop today and look how well it turned out:

 

All you need for this very simple Summer Treat is
1 Mango
1 Banana
125 ml Oat Milk (or Almond Milk, Coconut Milk, etc) and
125 g Ice (Or cold water).
First you peel the Mango and Banana, then you throw all ingredients in your blender. Blend until smooth and then fill in your Ice Pop Form or in a little box.
Now you just need to let it stay in the Freezer for about 12 hours and voilà you have a tasty and healthy summer treat.
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