Thursday, June 16, 2011

Pound Cake w/Raisins

Note: I do not like my cakes too sweet, so I barely put any in this recipe, if this is not enough for you, by all means adjust it to your liking

2 cups Cake flour
1 tsp. baking Soda
3 eggs
1 tsp Vanilla extract
1 stick butter
1/4 cup sugar

Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl thoroughly using a fork

Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees
Butter and lightly flour a cake pan in preparation
Check the picture below to see what kind of pan i used
Pour the mixture into the pan
Sprinkle Raisins on top
Place pan in the bottom third of oven
Bake for just over 30 minutes
Check the cake to see if cooked through by sticking any utensil or toothpick down into the middle, if it comes up clean, its cooked through, if there is gunk on it, its not.


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Chilli Beef Stir Fry

Ingredients for marinating:
1/2 lb. lean beef sliced into thin pieces
1/2 tsp. ginger paste
1/2 tsp. garlic paste
2 tbsp. yogurt (preferably greek)
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. oil

Assorted sliced vegetables (bell peppers, mushrooms, onions, broccoli etc.)
peanut sauce
chilli sauce
soy sauce

Marinate the beef in the other ingredients (except for the veggies) for an hour or so
Saute in 1 tbsp. olive oil in a wok style dish
when halfway through - add the chilli sauce to taste
keep sauteing to desired "done-ness"

Saute veggies in a separate wok with a splash of olive oil
when slightly tender add the soy sauce to taste
add some peanut sauce, don't over-do this, it can get too sweet

When the veggies are sauteed to perfection, add the beef

Serve with plain white rice


My beef in mid-stir fry with chilli sauce

My assortment of veggies (you can buy pre-cut at whole foods)

 The final product :)