Just a slight little twist to the Parma Ham and Mahgertia pizza from awhile ago. It’s easy to make and requires little ingredients.
½ bunch spinach
6-8 baby mozzarella balls
salt & pepper
1/3 cup tomato sauce
½ cup water
1 cup flour
½ tsp instant yeast
1 tsp salt
1. In a large mixing bowl, mix together the yeast and water until foam appears. (About 5-10 minutes)
2. Combine in flour, salt and mix well until a dough forms. If the dough is very sticky, sticking to the side of the bowl, add in another 1-2 tbsp of flour. Try to form a smooth yet not sticky dough. <\p>
3. Once the dough forms, knead it for a few minutes on a floured surface. Then roll out with a roller (if you don’t have one, glass bottles also work). For a thin crust pizza like this one, you can roll it out till it’s about 1-2 cm thick.<\p>
4. To assemble, spread the tomato sauce throughout the dough, then place the spinach and baby mozzarella cheese on top.
These turned out pretty well, definitely unique - I made a citrus sponge cake to go with the rosewater and saffron French buttercream. Probably not for everyone, but I like them. I got the idea for these flavors from zoolbia bamieh, a Persian dessert of fried dough sticks soaked in rosewater and saffron syrup.
Bethmännchen are delicious German cookies made from marzipan, featuring almonds, powdered sugar, sometimes rosewater, flour, and egg. They’re one of Germany’s traditional Christmas cookies, particularly popular around the Frankfurt area in Hessen, Central Germany, where they are also a Weihnachtsmarkt specialty. The Frankfurt Christmas Market is one of the oldest in Germany, dating back to the year 1393. It’s a simple recipe:
About 3 oz almonds, skinless, halved - 8 oz marzipan, coarsely grated - 1/2 cup icing sugar (powdered sugar) - 1/4 cup flour - 1 egg - 1 tbsp milk
Preheat oven to 180C/350F. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper. Separate the egg. Mix icing sugar and flour together. Add egg white and marzipan. Mix with a dough hook in mixer until you have a smooth dough, or knead with your hands. Roll dough into balls the size of walnuts. You may need to add 1-2 tbsp flour extra so the dough won’t stick. Place cookies onto cookie sheet. Mix egg yolk and milk together. Brush mix on cookies. Press 3 almond halves into each cookie with the tips pointing upward. Bake for 15-20 mins or until pale golden. Place on a cookie rack until cold. Makes about 35 cookies.
“Y’all are sweet,” she says, and nods to indicate him and Cas. “Is he your—are you all together?”
Dean’s still contemplating how to answer this without saying something offensive—he never has figured out a polite way to say “no homo”—when Cas answers for him. Cas doesn’t even look up from his plate, his mouth full of baklava and some stray flakes of phyllo dough sticking to his lips when he says, “Yes.”
Dean feels more than sees Sam go very still across the table, forkful of salad and grilled chicken poised in midair.
In which Cas is human and doesn’t understand basic concepts like: clothing, Mythbusters, moisturizer, and Greek food. Dean is…Dean and doesn’t understand basic concepts like: boyfriends, language, how to tell your friend that he’s a walking miracle, and when not to quip.
(This can be a little spoons-heavy but if you make a lot while you have the spoons, or pre-make a lot of the “dough” and stick it in the fridge to cook as necessary it should last a week or two, and it’s pretty cheap)
What you need (makes about 20 patties):
2 cups (about 1 can) of canned chickpeas
1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley
½ onion, diced (you can usually buy pre-chopped onions)
Minced garlic to taste (I put in about 5 teaspoons but you do you)
1 teaspoon cumin
2 teaspoons coriander
1 teaspoon chili powder
A pinch of cayenne
Salt and pepper to taste
What to do:
1. Drain and rinse the chickpeas.
2. Put all the ingredients into a food processor or blender and blend into a smooth dough that you can form into round patties.
3. Pour some vegetable oil into a frying pan (enough to coat the bottom) and heat it up.
4. Once the oil is heated, form the chickpea dough into round patties and place in the pan (be careful, hot oil can splatter and oil burns hurt! I recommend placing the patty on a spatula and gently sliding it down the spatula into the pan.)
5. Cook until both sides are golden brown (about 10 minutes maybe? depends on your stove)
For a less oily alternative:
Grease a baking tray and place the patties on it. Brush the tops of the patties lightly with vegetable oil (or, if you have a spray bottle you can use for this purpose, fill it with oil and spritz them lightly)
Bake at 400 F for 10 minutes; remove, flip patties, and bake at the same temperature for 15 more minutes.