Bread sticks and chocolate cinnamon ice cream

I like cinnamon. I like cinnamon flavor in things I bake – cakes, cookies, drinks and even ice cream. One of my most favourite drinks when I’m sick or not in good mood is like this

  • 1 cup hot milk
  • 2 tsp honey
  • few slices of fresh ginger
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder

There you are. In a bad day, grab a cup and make it for yourself, then sink in your own world with a good book. For me it’s much better than going out and spending money for shopping. Well, this is from an introvert’s point of view 🙂

So, like I just said, I like cinnamon. I do like ice cream with cinnamon. However, it seems like I am the only one who likes it. No one in my family and friends and colleagues like my chocolate cinnamon ice cream. But I am sure that cinnamon goes very well with chocolate, just like cinnamon is best friend of banana. Here is the recipe

  • 1,5 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 200 gr dark chocolate, melted
  • 1/4 cup corn syrup
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Mix them all and refrigerate for at least 4 hours before do as your ice cream machine’s instructions. Then you have your dark choc cinnamon ice cream. I’m sorry I don’t have any picture by now. However, may I suggest you one more thing that also goes well with this ice cream?

Bread sticks! Yeah!

  • 3 1/4 cups all-purposed flour (~430 gr)
  • 1 1/2 tsp instant dry yeast
  • 1 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp white sugar
  • 3 tbsp olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp mixture of oregano, basil and paprika powder (optional, sorry I did put them in my bread sticks just because I love the smell of these leaves)
  • 2 tbsp margarine for brushing after bake

Instructions

  • Mix warm water + yeast + 1 tbsp sugar together, let stay for 10 mins.
  • Mix well flour, salt, 1 tbsp sugar, leaves and paprika powder together, then combine the flour mixture with the yeast mixture, and the olive oil too.
  • Knead for 7-10 mins until the dough is elastic and just a bit sticky.
  • Form a ball and put into a greased big bowl, cover with plastic wrap. Let stay for 1 hour or until double size.
  • Preheat the oven at 175 degree C.
  • Then you have 750 gr dough. Divide into 30 small balls (25 gr each) and roll into 9″ stick. Place them 1″ away from each other. Let rise for 30 mins.
  • Bake in 12-15 mins until golden. Brush the hot bread sticks with margarine.
  • Serve warm with chili sauce and mayonnaise, or with the chocolate cinnamon ice cream!
  • Store in airtight container. If you want, you can fry them. It doesn’t sound really healthy but just like doughnuts, it tastes awesome!

Here are minesL1080076I know it sounds weird. Bread sticks are slight salty and have “pizza” flavor – i mean the leaves. But trust me, it goes very well with the chocolate cinnamon ice cream. Just like hot french fries go well with McDonald soft ice cream cone…

You know there are lovely & cute things that always remind you about someone. But when “someone” left you, those things you love become things you used to love. Anyway if you never try this before, I highly recommend you to try it someday 🙂

Cheers,

Boo

Yes. Happiness comes from tiny packages.

It’s a beautiful Caturday. I’m just too lazy to bake today. Just wanna enjoy the beauty of my little garden and feel so blessed 🙂

All is taken care by my awesome parents.

and enjoy my childhood snack.

Baby Amberella fruits
Baby Ambarella fruits

This is one of my most favorite snacks ever and ever! One day if you have a lot of baby ambarella or baby mango that they are super sour and you don’t know what you should do with them, well, maybe you want to consider to do this kind of summer snack.

You need

  • 1 kg baby ambarella or baby mango, peeled and halved if needed
  • 200 gr salt
  • 200 gr sugar
  • Few red peppers (optional)

Instructions

  • Wash baby fruits over lots of water and 2 gr kali alum
  • In a huge jar, place baby fruits inside with water and salt for an hour
  • Wash the fruits again and again 3-4 times
  • In a huge jar, place all fruits inside again with sugar and few sliced red peppers (if you like spicy) for at least 4 hours

They should be kept in the fridge up to a week. My mouth is watering now…

Enjoy!

Love,

Boo

Oatmeal diet snack

Trying to lose weight is one of my most painful issue recently since I am such a sweet-tooth, and also some members in my family have diabetes. Here is such what we all need, I suppose… This kind of snack is like protein bar or energy bar. But I try to keep it at the highest healthy level by using all healthy ingredients.

Ingredients

  • Rolled oats
  • Dried fruits, any kind
  • Nuts, chopped, any kind
  • Skimmed milk
  • Egg, lightly beaten
  • Honey
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract (optional – sorry, haha, I am addicted to the smell of vanilla)

I figure out that the snacks turn out pretty well with this below ratio

Per 100gr:

1 rolled oats : 1 dried fruits : 1 chopped nuts : 1 skimmed milk : 1 egg : 1/4 honey

If you are vegetarian, you can use 50 ml milk instead of 1 egg. About those above little heroes for my always-hungry stomach, I used dried cranberries, almond, peanut, both milk and egg. I think eggs give better texture than no-egg recipe. You just need to do few simple steps:

  • Use a medium scoop, scoop the batter onto the silpat or prepared pan.
  • Bake at 350 degree in 12-15 minutes or until golden.

These cuties are soft and chewy and not really sweet, you know, very little honey and natural sweet from fruits.. I want mine more crispy so after first 10 minutes, I reduce to 300 degree and baked for 15 minutes more. This is also my at-desk breakfast with 3 lil ones and a glass of milk. I hope you like it!

With love,

Boo