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  1. A perfect Christmas

    November 17, 2017 by menudelmundo

    How to make Christmas cupcakes :

    Ingredients :

    FOR THE CUPCAKES :

    • 2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, at room temp
    • 2 cups sugar
    • 3 large eggs
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla
    • 1 cup whole milk
    • 1 cup green candy melts
    • 1 cup mikado sticks
    • Assorted sprinkles
    • 2 cups shredded sweetened coconut flakes 
    • FROSTING :
    • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
    • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 2 cups powdered sugar

    how to make the cupcakes :

    Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a muffin pan with baking cups.

    In a medium bowl put together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set the mixture aside.

    In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream and  butter with the sugar until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add the eggs, one  each time, beating until combined and scraping down the side of the bowl as needed. Beat in the vanilla then alternately beat in the flour mixture and the milk, starting and ending with the flour mixture.

    Drop the batter into the baking cups then bake for 18 to 22 minutes until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Remove the cupcakes from the oven and transfer them to a cooling rack to cool completely.

    While the cupcakes cool, make the cupcake toppers by melting the candy melts according to package directions. Transfer the mixture to a piping bag. Place the pretzel sticks on a wax paper-lined baking sheet, spacing them 2 to 3 inches apart. Pipe the candy melts over the mikado sticks in the shape of a tree then top the trees with the sprinkles. Transfer the baking sheet to the fridge for 10 minutes until the trees have fully hardened.

    Making the frosting :

    In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together the butter and cream cheese until well blended. Add the vanilla extract and powdered sugar, beating just until combined.

    Assemble the cupcakes:

    Spread a small portion of the frosting atop the cooled cupcakes and immediately sprinkle it .

    Using an spatula, carefully release the trees from the baking sheet. Push the bottoms of the pretzel trees into the tops of the cupcakes. Serve immediately or store in an air-tight container at room temperature or in the fridge until ready to serve, or better  if you have a cool pace  ,because, if you put in the fridge then it will melt quickly in the table .


  2. HOW TO MAKE CHRISTMAS BISCUITS!!!

    November 10, 2017 by menudelmundo

    Christmas biscuits make perfect gifts and they can also decorate the Christmas tree.

    The ingredients of making Christmas biscuits:

    • 100 g/3½oz unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
    • 100 g/3½oz caster sugar
    • 1 free-range egg, lightly beaten
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • 275 g/10 oz plain flour

    To decorate

    • 400 g/14 oz icing sugar
    • 3-4 tbsp water
    • 2-3 drops food coloring
    • Edible glitter

    Method

    1. Preheat the oven to 190 C/375 F/Gas 5. Line a baking tray with grease-proof paper.

    2. Cream the butter and sugar together in a bowl until pale, light and fluffy.

    3. Beat in the egg and vanilla extract, a little at a time, until well combined.

    4. Stir in the flour until the mixture comes together as a dough.

    5. Roll the dough out on a lightly floured work surface to a thickness of 1 cm/½in.

    6. Using biscuit cutters or a glass, cut biscuits out of the dough and carefully place onto the baking tray. To make into Christmas tree decorations, carefully make a hole in the top of the biscuit using a straw.

    7. Bake the biscuits for 8-10 minutes, or until pale golden-brown. Set aside to harden for 5 minutes, then cool on a wire rack.

    8. For the icing, sift the icing sugar into a large mixing bowl and stir in enough water to create a smooth mixture. Stir in the food coloring.

    9. Carefully spread the icing onto the biscuits using a knife and sprinkle over the glitter. Set aside until the icing hardens.

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  3. The most scary recipes for Halloween

    October 20, 2017 by menudelmundo

    In Austria, some people will leave bread, water and a lighted lamp on the table before retiring on Halloween night. The reason for this is because it was once believed such items would welcome the dead souls back to earth on a night which for the Austrians was considered to be brimming with strong cosmic energies.

    The Belgians believe that it is unlucky for a black cat to cross once’s path and also ulucky if it should enter a home or travel on a ship. The custom in Belgium on Halloween night is to light candles in memory of dead relatives

    Among Spanish-speaking nations, Halloween is known as “El Dia de los Muertos.” It is a joyous and happy holiday…a time to remember friends and family

    Unlike most nations of the world, Halloween is not celebrated by the French in order to honor the dead and departed ancestors

    SO , HOW THE MOST SCARY FOOD OF ENGLAND!!!

    Ingredients

    Method

    1. Tip all the ingredients except the almonds into a food processor and pulse until you have a rubbly looking mixture.
    2. Line a tray with baking parchment and mould the mixture into fingers, then lay them on the tray. Press an almond ‘fingernail’ into the end of each finger and place in the fridge to harden for at least 1 hr. Serve poking out of a bowl.

  4. Chinese hot pot!!!

    October 20, 2017 by menudelmundo

    Hot pot, as a traditional Chinese dish, is widely spread throughout China. The most spicy hot pot is in Sichuan, it is very popular. The hot pot can divide into the different part and then choose the different types of soup into your pot, next you need to choose the foods that add in your hot pot, also you can add the seasoning as well. In winter, many people wants to taste the hot pot, because it’s can make you warm and in summer, the cold beverage with the hot pot, it’s will be very good.

    How to make Chinese Hot Pot?

    Steps:

     

    1. Prepare the broth in a large pot which would be used to cook the hot pot ingredients

    Stew the bones of meat with some seasoning herbs in the pot until the flavor of meat and seasonings are fully permeated in the froth.

    2.  Place an electric heating plate on the table to heat the soup

    Place it in the center of the dining table to ensure that everything on the table could be accessed by everyone.

    3. Slice a variety of meat thinly to be cooked in the hot pot

    Slicing thinly will ensure that the ingredients will cook quickly and completely.You could choose the meat as you like. Beef, pork, fish fillets thinly sliced, squid and shrimp are all good choices.

    4. Prepare vegetables and other side dishes

    Choose any leafy greens as you like, such as spinach, cabbage, mushroom, potatoes.For side dishes, tofu, blood tofu, fish balls, noodles made from bean or sweet potato starch are all great choices.

    5. Prepare the condiment for the sauce to dip the ingredients

    The sauce mainly includes soy sauce, vinegar, hoisin sauce, sesame oil and sweet chili sauce.

    6. Prepare some noodles alongside the hot pot as a side dish

    Use the broth to cook the noodles at the end of the meal with some vegetables boiled together.


  5. Incredible food of SPAIN!!

    October 20, 2017 by menudelmundo

    The traditional  Spanish  food are the ”cocido ,paella o the Spanish omelette…” Here are some incredible facts about them  :

    1.   They eat a 2:00 and dinner at 9:00!!

    2.The  Paella: A rice dish with seafood or meat such as rabbit, mussels  and snails…, popular especially in Valencia , but the normal one is with sea food

    3.    Tapas are not a typical dishes or food, tapas are more a way to eat them. The word ‘tapa’ means cover and tapas originally were slices of cheese or something else used to cover a drink in order to keep flies and mosquito away!

    4. Jamon is ubiquitous in Spain, carved thinly off cured legs of pork that you will see hanging in most bars and restaurants.

     

    4. cocido: is a traditional chickpea-based stew from Madrid, Spain. A substantial dish prepared with meat and vegetables, it is most popular during the winter

    5. croquetas:  recipe, combining ingredients such as jamon (cured ham) or bacalao (Atlantic cod fish) with béchamel sauce, which is then breaded and fried. The creamy cheese (queso) croquettes pack a smooth flavour

    6. octopus :This boiled octopus dish gets its unique flavours from maceration in three simple ingredients: paprika (pimenton), crusty rock salt and a drizzle of olive