Tuesday, September 25, 2012


This is an easy dessert made with puff a pastry.  Much better than store bought version not just in taste but also in cost.  I used a puff pastry dough (meaning it requires to be rolled out) but I recently discovered that I can buy puff pastry in a box that comes already rolled out.  My guess is it'll be too thick to try for this recipe but if I do decide to try it, I'll post separately.

1 package of puff pastry (please see picture of the package below)
2 cups (500 gr) milk
2 egg yolks
85 gr sugar
1/2 cup (60 gr.) corn starch
40 gr. butter
1 package vanilla
1 package dream whip
1/2 cup milk (60 gr)
To decorate: Icing sugar, Strawberries and Chocolate sauce (store bought version for ice cream topping)
  • Roll out the puff pastry as thin as you can without breaking it
  • Cut into equal sized rectangles (each will make a top and a bottom). 
  • Preheat oven to 350 and bake until golden brown
  • Prepare the "cream" filling by mixing 2 cups milk, 2 egg yolks, 1/2 cup corn starch and 85 gr. sugar together and cook on medium heat until it thickens.  If you get lumps, you can use a hand mixer to remove them.  I found it cooks without any lumps if you continually mix it during cooking.  Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Mix a package of dream whip with 1/2 cup milk until it thickens and mix into the pudding.
  • Put 1 layer of pastry, 1 tablespoon filling, 1 layer of pastry.  Continue until your pastry is all done.  I had a bit of filling left over.  We ate it like a pudding.
  • Decorate with icing sugar, strawberry and chocolate sauce like the picture
  • Let it rest in the fridge for a couple of hours.  Then enjoy!

    Monday, September 10, 2012


    This is a quick salad that you can serve with just about anything.  Great with barbeques.  Nice and colourful too.  Good choice for a pot luck.

    1 large can chick peas
    1 large can of kidney beans
    1 medium sized red onion
    1 large green pepper
    Sauce: salt, vinegar and olive oil
    • Drain and rince the chick peas and kidney beans
    • Wash and dry green pepper and slice them lengthwise
    • Peel and cut onions
    • Prepare the sauce by mixing all the ingredients
    • Mix everything together in a bowl and serve.

    Sunday, September 2, 2012


    I bought beef ribs for a barbeque to take advantage of the last few good days of the summer.  Unfortunately, life got busy.  Still wanting to have it for dinner, I changed to a slow cooker recipe.  They were simply delicious.  Beef was so well cooked that it was almost falling off the bone (just the way I like them).

    2 kg. beef ribs
    1/2 cup ketchup
    1 cup honey
    1 tablespoon garlic salt
    3 tablespoon soya sauce
    1 tablespoon worchishire sauce
    1 tablespoon hot sauce
    1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
    tuz, karabiber
    • Cut ribs into pieces
    • Fry each side a little.  Salt and pepper.
    • Mix together ketchup, garlic salt, honey, soya sauce, nutmeg,  worchishire sosu and hot sauce
    • Put the ribs in a slow cooker.  Pour the honey mixture over the ribs
    • Cook at low heat for 4.5 to 5 hours.
    • This time I served with rice, corn and salad