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Re: Post photos of what you cook and bake in Switzerland

I had two apples lying around, obviously still good but not in a shape that makes you want to bite into them heartily.

So I dried them. In the oven. It takes hours and hours and hours. Albeit Sunday tariff, this handful is worth a fortune now.

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Throw into food processor with steel blade: 1 lg shallot, 4 lg garlic cloves, 1 bunch cilantro (how big a bunch is your business), 1 canned chipotle in adobo (I use Marcos) plus however much adobo you want, 1 can pomodori pelati, 1 tsp. Maldon. Taste for heat and salt.

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Old 15.02.2021, 13:13
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Also had some fresh apple cores and peel and started some apple vinegar.
How do you make it?

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So this week's project was Indian bread, if you allow me to call it that.

First round of Roti was depressing. But today they blew up:


Next time I'll make them blow up all the way, like a balloon. But these were yummy.
My rotis never blow up. So I never make them. As a protest, I only make Pita Bread, which never fail me. Those babies, nothing but love and appreciation for them.
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Old 15.02.2021, 16:29
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Re: Post photos of what you cook and bake in Switzerland

And this afternoon, chocolate lava cakes, with melting ganache interior. I didn't have the courage to add schlagobers:

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Old 15.02.2021, 17:12
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My rotis never blow up. So I never make them. As a protest, I only make Pita Bread, which never fail me. Those babies, nothing but love and appreciation for them.
My protest shows in stubbornness, so I won't give up until it's done.

Full balloon, each one today

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Might never make them again, now that the challenge is gone. Yet I would argue, I want more brown dots on them.

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And this afternoon, chocolate lava cakes, with melting ganache interior. I didn't have the courage to add schlagobers:

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Oh WOW, I'd go for that right now!!! Schlagobers people here will not recognize as whipped cream, I think.

Will you reveal the recipe for this?
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Some of that unplatable and absolutely disgusting traditional Swiss fare...... a 'Bärner Platte', although not a complete one!



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Old 15.02.2021, 19:38
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Re: Post photos of what you cook and bake in Switzerland

Curley, here it is; super-easy! The middle isn't undercooked batter, like most of these lava cakes; it's actual chocolate that melts. If you're lazy, you can use Lindt truffles instead.

Trick is to use no more than 50% cocoa; don't try this with your best Valrhona 90%--it won't work and will seize up.

First make the ganache: 100g of ~50% choggi nuked with 60 ml cream (20 seconds at a time, stirring between; usually takes total 60 seconds). When it's smooth, cool it and then stick it in the fridge until it's solid. It makes more than you will need (hint hint, the cook's privilege, or use the extras to make truffles).

Set the oven to just shy of 200C. Prepare 4 x 170ml ramekins or darioles by buttering and coating the insides with cocoa powder. I use the solid tray provided with my oven instead of the wire rack, and I let it heat along with the oven.

Take 200g of ~50% bitter chocolate and nuke that with 100g butter (again, 20-second bursts with stirring between). Cool. Whisk 2 large eggs and 2 yolks with 110g sugar until it's light yellow and fluffy. Stir in the chocolate/butter. Gently fold in 2 Tablespoons flour (that seems to be around 20g). Don't overdo the mixing.

Fill the forms 1/3 full. Scoop out around a teaspoon of ganache and plop it in the middle of each. Cover it with the rest of the batter. Place them on the tray and bake 20 minutes. Take the out and rest barely 2 minutes, then unmold onto plates. They will come out easily. Good with ice cream and berries.

The cool thing is that these keep well. Let any extras (yeah, right) cool, cover them with clingfilm, and fridge them. When you feel peckish, pop them into the micro for 30-40 seconds, and they are good as fresh.

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Some of that unplatable and absolutely disgusting traditional Swiss fare......

I see you eat labels as well?
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Old 15.02.2021, 23:19
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I see you eat labels as well?
From those sausages you peal off the skin after cooking, when you eat it. Comes off easily after slicing it as on the picture.
Just like - most of us, not sure about Tom LOL - cut off the rind of the bacon while eating but wouldn't dream cutting it off before cooking.

@EastEnders, Blut- und Leberwurst definitely missing on that plate!
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From those sausages you peal off the skin after cooking, when you eat it. Comes off easily after slicing it as on the picture.
Just like - most of us, not sure about Tom LOL - cut off the rind of the bacon while eating but wouldn't dream cutting it off before cooking.

@EastEnders, Blut- und Leberwurst definitely missing on that plate!
Blut & Leberwurst are not traditional for 'BERNER Platte' but 'Schlachtplatte', (beef/calve) tongue and Siedfleisch are missing from my platter to make it a proper original one

@ sonofmom, curley already explained well re:sausages, but the most important reason is, without skin...... they dry out super quick. So you leave the peel on until you eat them and only then remove it. Tho' Saucissons can be eaten with casing as it is natural
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Old 16.02.2021, 08:27
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Just like - most of us, not sure about Tom LOL - cut off the rind of the bacon while eating but wouldn't dream cutting it off before cooking.
We normally eat the rind, but first cut it off and cook it separately.

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Blut & Leberwurst are not traditional for 'BERNER Platte' but 'Schlachtplatte', (beef/calve) tongue and Siedfleisch are missing from my platter to make it a proper original one .....
You wrote "Swiss" ....
Never mind, I usually go for the Blut- und Leberwürste at "Metzgete", so I am biased.

Dictionary to Metzgete: [selection of boiled pork, pork sausages etc. from freshly slaughtered pigs with sauerkraut etc.]
Metzgete used to be an event at farms, when they were still allowed to slaughter at home. Those days are gone too
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There are still plenty of piggy nose-to-tail possibilities.

In September a few years ago, we hiked to the Aescher,/Wildkirchli above Wasserauen, when they offered a Metzgete menu. It is a fabulous place, a wonder of alpine architecture, and the source of wonderful roesti.

https://www.ebenalp.ch/sommer/wildkirchli-aescher
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You wrote "Swiss" ....

Bernese is .....?

Anyhoo, my post was a bit of a kick to the shin to some posters in another thread on here.

Will henceforth see to put proper origins to my dishes.......
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Anyhoo, my post was a bit of a kick to the shin to some posters in another thread on here.
They said they didn't like Fleischkase.

Doing what you did would be like people saying they did not like Chicken Tikka masala and you posting a picture of Fish and chips.

As it is, you basically posted a picture of an Alsace-Lorraine dish (apart from the dried runner beans).

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They said they didn't like Fleischkase.

Doing what you did would be like people saying they did not like Chicken Tikka masala and you posting a picture of Fish and chips.

As it is, you basically posted a picture of an Alsace-Lorraine dish (apart from the dried runner beans).

LOL, nope I was not referring to the Fleischkäse, but the general gist in that thread of of food in Switzerland being in general 'Bleuuurgh', regardless what food.....whether cooked privately or in restaurant.

I HATE generalisations!!

The Alsatian dish Choucroute Royale is indeed similar to a Bärner Platte
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LOL, nope I was not referring to the Fleischkäse, but the general gist in that thread of of food in Switzerland being in general 'Bleuuurgh', regardless what food.....whether cooked privately or in restaurant.

I HATE generalisations!!

The Alsatian dish Choucroute Royale is indeed similar to a Bärner Platte
I'm using very similar ingredients to you tonight but in a different way as I hate conforming!

A casserole with sliced schweinwurstli, thyme, tomato, kidney beans and shredded savoy cabbage, served with mashed potatoes and runner beans.
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How do you make it?

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Sent you a photo of the recipe on FB, check your messenger
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