Showing posts with label Breakfast Ideas. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Breakfast Ideas. Show all posts

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Homemade Pizza Using Perfect Italiano Cheese

March school holiday is going on this week so we have more rest and relax time to enjoy our breakfast and afternoon tea. And upon request from my kid, we have assorted pizza in different base such as "Thin or Thick Crust" using Pita Pocket, Wrap and normal sandwich bread.

And with a decent packet of Pizza or Mozzarella Cheese, you could also turn homemade pizza into something similar like restaurant serving which impressed your family or friends. Below we have 3 quick pizza ideas (with recipes) which I hope you would find it useful as a quick meal idea.


HAM AND TOMATO PIZZA
(using wholemeal wrap and Perfect Italiano Grated Mozzarella)


If you love "Thin Crust" pizza, I am sure you would love this! Just pick up any flavour / brand of wrap, despite whether it is plain, wholemeal or etc. Most important tip is to pre-bake the wrap for a minute or two (on both side) to get it slightly crisp before spreading the sauce and add on the toppings. In this way the base will remain crispy instead of soggy after baked and makes it an addictive finger food.


(Serves: 2  | Preparation: 5 minutes | Cooking: 5 minutes)

Ingredients:
  • 1 Piece of Wholemeal Wrap
  • 30g Of Shaved Ham, roughly tear
  • 100g Perfect Italiano Mozzarella Grated
  • 2 Broccoli Florets, cut into smaller pieces
  • Some Cherry Tomato, halved
  • 1 - 2 Tablespoons of Tomato Base Pasta Sauce
  • Garnish with dried parsley, chilli flakes, grated Parmesan cheese

Method:-
1. Lightly baked the wrap on both side for about 2 - 3 minutes in an toaster oven (or pop it into a preheated 180 Degree Celsius oven) till slightly crisp.

2. Remove, spread a thin layer of tomato pasta sauce on the wrap. Top it with half the amount of the Mozzarella cheese.

3. Arrange shaved ham, broccoli and tomato on it then follow by another layer of Mozzarella cheese.

4. Pop the prepared pizza back into the toaster oven (or normal oven) and bake for another 5 minutes or till cheese melted and turn slightly golden brown in colour.

5. To serve, top with some garnishing of your choice and enjoy it while hot.



HAM AND MUSHROOM PIZZA TOAST
(using wholemeal bread and Perfect Italiano Grated Mozzarella)


For a quick breakfast idea, grab any type of sandwich bread you have at home. Spread it with some tomato base pasta sauce (or with any tomato or BBQ sauce that you have), add some Mozzarella cheese plus your favourite toppings (or anything you can find in your fridge) to create a delicious pizza toast like what we have done.  This recipe is very easy and it can be done within 5 - 10 minutes using whatever ingredients on hand to create a delicious pizza treat at anytime of the day.


(Serves: 2 | Preparation: 5 minutes | Cooking: 5 minutes)

Ingredients:
2 Slices of Wholemeal Bread
30g Of Shaved Ham, roughly tear
100g Perfect Italiano Mozzarella Grated
1 - 2 Brown Button Mushrooms, thinly sliced
1 - 2 Tablespoons of Tomato Base Pasta Sauce
Garnish with dried parsley, chilli flakes, grated Parmesan cheese

Method:-
1. Lightly toast the wholemeal bread on both side for about 1 - 2 minutes in an toaster oven (or pop it into a preheated 180 Degree Celsius oven) till slightly crisp.

2. Remove, spread a thin layer of tomato pasta sauce then top it evenly with half the amount of the Mozzarella cheese.

3. Arrange shaved ham and mushroom on it then follow by another layer of Mozzarella cheese.

4. Pop the prepared pizza back into the toaster oven (or normal oven) and bake for another 3 minutes or till cheese melted and turn slightly golden brown in colour.

5. To serve, top with some garnishing of your choice and enjoy it while hot.


Short Video Clips on making Pizza Toast

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ASSORTED PIZZA
(using pita pocket and Perfect Italiano Pizza Plus)


For a more satisfying treat that close to a "Thick Crust" pizza, you could get a packet of Pita Pocket which is available in the supermarket (bread section) that comes in either small or medium rounds. With that you could enjoy a mini pizza party for your family movie night using your favourite toppings like Hawaiian, Tuna, Seafood and etc.


(Serves: 4 | Preparation: 5 minutes | Cooking: 10 minutes)

Ingredients:
  • 4 Wholemeal Small Pita Pocket
  • 250g Perfect Italiano Pizza Plus Cheese
  • 1 Hardboiled Egg, halved
  • Some Tuna Mayo
  • 4 Fresh Prawns, Halved
  • Some Fresh Basil Leaves, thinly shredded
  • Some Cherry Tomato, halved
  • Some Ham And Capsicum, sliced
  • Some Fresh Pineapple, cubed
  • Some Tomato Base Pasta Sauce
  • Garnish with dried parsley, chilli flakes, grated Parmesan cheese

Method:-
1.Lightly toast the pita pocket on both side for about 1 - 2 minutes in an toaster oven (or pop it into a preheated 180 Degree Celsius oven) till slightly crisp.

2. Remove, spread a thin layer of tomato pasta sauce then top it evenly with half the amount of the Pizza Plus cheese.

3. Top with your desire ingredients and follow the similar steps base on the recipes shown above.


Lastly I hope with these 3 quick pizza recipes it would somehow or rather inspired you to prepare more homecook food for the family which I believe it is not as difficult as what you think. Just start with something simple, like the Pizza Toast which requires only normal sandwich bread, cheese and ham.  I am sure you could do, remember to share your pizza photos with us over at our facebook page (HERE). Hope to see yours soon :)

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Pumpkin Granola Bar

My family loves granola and our my favourite granola supply come from "maameemoomoo" who always surprise us with her innovative flavoured granola like honey, pumpkin and chocolate. And since we have missed out Sherie's pumpkin granola during Halloween orders, I decided to try making something similar to satisfy our craving. So with a twist and some research which I Google, I manage to bake some decent Pumpkin Granola Bar instead.

Although my granola bar might not taste as good as Sheri's but at least I happy with the end result and also it's a challenge for me to bake something with such a long ingredients list too.


PUMPKIN GRANOLA BAR


These golden granola bars are made with pumpkin puree, applesauce and honey which are so flavorful when mixed with the chewy rolled oats, cranberries, chocolate chips, spices and etc. Each bite is full of delicious autumn flavour which makes the whole process of time and effort worth. 


(Make: 16 x 26cm (base measurement) | Preparation: 30 minutes | Baking: 45 minutes)

Ingredients:
3 Cups (260g) Rolled Oats
1 Teaspoon Mixed Spices
1/2 Teaspoon Sea Salt
3/4 Cup Brown Sugar
1/2 Cup Pumpkin Puree
1/4 Cup Apple Sauce
1/4 Cup Honey
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1/4 Cup (60g) Dried Cranberries
1/4 Cup (40g) Pumpkin Seeds
1/4 Cup Chocolate Chips
1/2 Cup Roasted Almond
1 Tablespoon Chia Seeds

Method:-
1. Preheat the oven to 180° degree Celsius (350 degrees Fahrenheit) and crease a 3cm deep, 16cm x 26cm brownie pan and line it with baking paper, allowing 2cm overhang on all sides.

2. In a large bowl, whisk rolled oats, mixed spices and salt together.

3. In another bowl, whisk brown sugar, pumpkin puree, apple sauce, honey and vanilla extract until smooth.

4. Pour pumpkin mixture over rolled oats and stir well till oats are moist.

5. Stir in dried cranberries, pumpkin seeds, chocolate chips, roasted almond and chia seeds till combined.


6. Evenly press oat mixture into prepared pan and bake for 40 minutes or until golden brown as pumpkin puree adds moisture to the oats mixture and you don't want them to be under bake. 

7. Remove, cool completely and using a sharp knife and cut it into 12 - 14 bars.



Ingredients For Pumpkin Puree:
400g Pumpkin, cut into 1" Cubes
1 Tablespoon Water

Method:-
1. Place pumpkin cubes and 1 tablespoon of water in a microwave safe bowl.

2. Cook over high heat for about 15 minutes or until pumpkin is soften when mashed with a fork.

3. To get a nice and smooth consistency you can either mash or blend the cooked pumpkin with a fork or hand blender.


Ingredients For Apple Sauce
~ 2 Granny Smith Apples, cored and chopped
~ 1 Tablespoon Sugar ~ 1/4 Teaspoon Mixed Spice
~ 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
~ 1/4 Cup Water

Method:-
1. Combine all ingredients and cook over medium heat for 15 minutes or until apple soften and melt.


Although these granola bar might look crispy due to it's colour but for your information they are actually more of the chewy type instead. But with the crunchy almond and nutty flavour from the chia seeds as well as chocolate chips and cranberries this pumpkin bar definitely taste awesome with all it's goodness.

Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Christmas Tree Tuna Sandwich

Good Morning! Merry Christmas to all my friends, readers and supporters out there.  Thank you so much for all your kind comments, supports and frequent visits to Cuisine Paradise website and Facebook page. I am so blessed to know some of you in person as well as those silent readers/supporters who are always there.

In coming 2013 I would continue to share more recipes ideas, review new products and etc which I hope it would inspired you to cook or bake more for your family or loved ones.


CHRISTMAS TREE TUNA SANDWICH


As today is Christmas, I would like to share with you this 10 minutes breakfast ideas which you could easily find the ingredients in your kitchen pantry. I am sure this Christmas Tree alike tuna sandwich would be a hit for your kid(s) or party guests today. It's so easy to prepare and yet too adorable to be consumed.


(Serves: 2 | Preparation: 10 minutes )

Ingredients:
  • 4 Slices of Thick Toast
  • 1 Can of Tuna Chunk/Flake in Olive Oil
  • 4 Slices of Sandwich Cheese
  • 1 Japanese Cucumber, thinly sliced and havled
  • 1 Medium Tomato, sliced
  • 2 Shallots, thinly sliced
  • 1 Tablespoon of Japanese Mayonnaise
  • Some freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 Christmas Tree Shaped Pancake Ring Mould

Method:-
1. Drain the tuna chunk, place it in a bowl together with shallot, mayonnaise and pepper. Mix well and set aside.

2. Next using a Christmas Tree shaped cutter, cutout the shape from the bread and repeat the same procedure using sandwich cheese.

3. Put a slice of the cutout sandwich cheese on top of each Christmas Tree cutout before spreading a layer of tuna mixture on it.

4. Arrange the halved cucumber slices to resemble tree leaves and you can add on extra "Stars" cheese and tomato slices to decorate the trees.


Furthermore, other than the Christmas Tree alike sandwiches I also include this Rocky Road Granola with Milk for our breakfast. This is a super yummy treat made by Sherie from Maameemoomoo. I really loves this great combination and I am always craving for it even before bedtime.

Here you go, these are the lovely granola packaging from Maameemoomoo's Christmas collection which is known as Rocky Road Granola (RRG). Each packet has generous amount of chocolate coated rolled oats, roasted almond, cranberries, 46% milk chocolate sticks and fluffy marshmallows. You can find out more about Sherie's homemade Granola at this link HERE which connected to her Granola posts. 

MERRY CHRISTMAS everyone! Have a blessed and fruitful festive season.............

Monday, 3 December 2012

Pancakemisu Using Gold Kili Double Shot White Coffee

Good Morning Everyone! Hope you have a great Monday. If you have not taken your breakfast and still wonder what to prepare for today perhaps you would like to try making this "Pancakemisu" which would be ready in less than 15 minutes time!

As we are in the month of December and Christmas is just around the corner I am sure you are into festive mood just like what we do too. And since pancakes are always one of our family's staple food which I would rotate different flavour at least once or twice a week, I decided to make something new for this festive season.


PANCAKEMISU
(using Gold Kili Instant Double Shot White Coffee)


For  this Pancakemisu, I have adapted the idea from Tiramisu which used coffee and mascarpone cheese (sometime cream cheese) as the main ingredients. Here each layer of fluffy pancake is infused with coffee fragrant from the Gold Kili Double Shot White Coffee which makes it similar to the tiramisu sponge fingers being soaked with coffee mixture.


(Serves: 2 (5 pieces)    | Preparation: 5 minutes   | Cooking: 10 minutes)

Ingredients:
  • 100g Cake Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Melted Butter / Corn Oil
  • 1 Egg (55g)
  • 70ml Fresh Milk
  • 2 Sachets Gold Kili Instant Double Shot White Coffee
  • 2 Tablespoons Caster Sugar
  • 125g Spreadable Cream Cheese
  • Cocoa Powder For Dusting

Method:-
1. Using a balloon whisk, mix cake flour, baking powder, sugar and Gold Kili Instant Double Shot White Coffee together till well mixed.

2. Whisk egg and milk in another bowl till combined.

3. Slowly whisk egg mixture into the flour ingredients follow by melted butter (do not overmix the batter or you would end up having tough and rubbery pancakes).

4. Lightly grease a non-stick pancake pan, ladle in 2 tablespoons of prepared batter, swirl the pan and cook pancake over medium low heat.

5. Turn the pancake over when large air holes appears on the surface of the pancake, cook for another 1 minute or more depending on its thickness. Repeat the process to finish the batter.

6. To assemble the Pancakemisu, spread each piece of pancake with a layer of cream cheese then dust it with some cocoa powder using a fine sieve.

7. Stack up the pancake and serve immediately with a cup of Gold Kili Instant Double Shot White Coffee to perk up your treat.


To impress your guest or enhance the flavour of your Pancakemisu, you could even serve it with a decent scoop of Coffee or Vanilla Ice-cream which makes it taste great when the ice-cream starts to melt. Or with a cup of coffee to fill the air with aromatic fragrant while enjoying this for breakfast or afternoon tea.

Have you tried ABC Juice (recipe) which extract from Apple, Beetroot and Carrot? If you love that do stay tune for more upcoming Christmas recipes which would be on site soon as I would be featuring a new Christmas Cake using Apple, Beetroot and Carrot residues and it's juice.

Monday, 19 November 2012

Rainbow Pancake Vs Geen Pig Pancake

I guess most of us love eye appealing food despite whether you are an Adult or kid. As a mum of one, I hardly used food gel/colouring in our food but in order to achieve the eye catching colours for this Rainbow Pancake I have to use tiny bits of it for the effect. And to obtain the vibrant colours, you could mix your food colouring with some water before adding to your favourite pancake mix, in this way it could prevent over mixed of the pancake mixture and leaving you with nice and fluffy pancakes.


RAINBOW PANCAKE


With the Instagram photos shared by Daniel and Sherie during one of their food tasting, I am inspired to make this Rainbow Pancake at home. Despite of the food colouring used which I also tried to minimize it, the overall taste of the pancake is still good which is light and fluffy.


(Serves: 2 | Preparation: 5 minutes | Cooking: 10 - 15 minutes)

Ingredients:
  • 150g (1 sachet) Morinaga Pancake Premix
  • 1 Egg(55g)
  • 100ml Fresh Milk
  • Some Food Gel/Colouring
  • Peanut Butter/Nutella Spread
  • Banana/Berries (optional)


Method:-
1. Whisk egg and milk together in a mixing bowl or jug till combined. Add in 1 sachet of Morinaga pancake premix and stir till the mixture resemble cake batter.

2. Divide the pancake batter into 6 different bowls, using food gel/colouring, colour the batter according to your desire colour.

3. Heat up a non-stick pan, lightly grease it with cooking oil and add in 2 tablespoon of batter, swirl pan and cook the pancake over medium low heat.

4. Turn the pancake over when you see large air holes appearing on it (refer to the photo above) and cook for another 1 minutes or less depend on its thickness.

5. Repeat the process for the rest of the coloured batter, assemble the pancake tower by spreading alternate layers with some peanut butter/nutella and banana slices (if using).

6. Garnish with some fresh berries, icing sugar and served with maple syrup or honey.

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NOTE:
~ I used bamboo charcoal for "black", panda paste for "green", plain batter for "yellow" and Wilton food gel for "blue, red and purple".


I am sure you would be delighted to have a set of this for breakfast or tea, aren't' you?

Cross Section of the Rainbow Pancake.


GREEN PIG PANCAKE


Actually before the "Rainbow Pancake", my first project was making this "Green Pig Pancake" which was inspired by one of DanielFoodDiary's instagram photo which he tagged me on my boy's favourite Angy Birds characters. You can read more on his review of Nook DIY House of Pancakes.

Although this might not be the best looking Green Pig Pancake as compared to store bought but it was indeed something that my boy appreciate of.

For this recipe, I divide the pancake batter into 3 portions before mixing it with pandan paste and bamboo charcoal to create the colours which resemble the Green Pig in Angry Birds game.

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