The key to a delicious toastie is the quality of the ingredients, and it all starts with great bread. Bread is king!
But what about all those people with intolerances to gluten? Unless you’re actually medially diagnosed as coeliac, there’s probably nothing wrong with eating real bread. The key is – keep it real. Once upon a time ago, all bread was real. It was made with good quality unbleached wheat, and more importantly it was fermented (aka leavened or proved) for at least 8 hours. Everything changed in . . . → Read More: Bella’s Low Gluten & Low Lactose “Grilled Cheese”, as seen on The Morning Show
Yay it’s national chocolate day!
The Aztecs are credited with discovering the wonderful cacao bean. Today being National Chocolate day we wanted to celebrate this delicious food by sharing a recipe for traditional Mexican Hot chocolate to pay homage to its ancient history. When first discovered, cacao beans were roasted and ground to make a bitter chocolate drink that was known to revitalize and even as an aphrodisiac. It then started to be made with sugar and became more palatable to European countries and its popularity soared all around . . . → Read More: Sammy’s Ancient Aztec Hot Chocolate, as seen on The Morning Show
Continuing on our World Cup food fever we have decided to get back to the grass roots of Brazilian Food and cook up a classic peasant dish called Feijoada. Feijoada is brazils signature offal dish, one which has many versions of its exact origin. One myth is that was created by slaves during the colonial period using leftover parts of the animal discarded by their owners. Another story is that the Portuguese, who have a strong heritage of stews, introduced the dish to Brazil.
No matter where this . . . → Read More: Sammy’s Braised Brazilian Black Bean and Pork “Feijoada”, as seen on The Morning Show
The world cup begins very soon and many of us will have a few early mornings waking up to watch the football matches before work or school. To celebrate the host country and also fill our tummies in the early hours of the morning I’m going to share my favourite recipe for a Brazilian Acai berry bowl.
Acai is a native Brazilian berry that’s extremely high in antioxidants making it a bit of a super food. These nutritious berries can be found growing on a species of palm in . . . → Read More: Sammy’s Brazilian Acai Breakfast Bowl, as seen on The Morning Show
Not many Aussies know much about Brazil, but the food and culture are about to be the talking point of the world as Brazil gets ready for Soccer World Cup fever this month.
Did you know that an Aussie favourite fruit, passion fruit, actually originated in Brazil? They just love it in Brazil, adding it to loads of desserts, cocktails such as capirinhas, and even savoury dishes such as salmon with passion fruit sauce.
We normally associate them with summer, but passion fruits are actually one of those crazy . . . → Read More: Bella’s Mousse de Maracujá: Brazilian Passionfruit Mousse with Brazil Nut Brittle, as seen on The Morning Show
Thank you Melbourne for an awesome weekend at the Good Food and Wine Show! Now, for all you sydney siders don’t forget that we’ll back with aprons on at the Sydney Good Food and Wine Show 27th – 29th June!
No matter who you are and where you come from you will probably love burgers. Made famous in America by such chains stores as McDonalds and in-n-out, burgers have become one of those foods that is enjoyed all over the world. But not many of us would go . . . → Read More: Sammy’s Laucke Brioche Beef Sliders with pickled relish, wrap up from GFWS Melbourne
One of the biggest events in 2014 will of course be the Brazilian FIFA World Cup, so what better way to celebrate than with a classic Brazlian drink, Passionfruit Caipirinha! This deliciously sour and sweet drinks is made using the national spirit of Brazil, Cachaça, pronounced Ca-sha-saa, which is similar to a light rum. So if your planning on hosting some World Cup drinks at your place this drink will be sure to impress your friends and take them straight to Brazil through their taste buds!
Sammy’s passionfruit . . . → Read More: Sammy’s world cup worthy Brazilian passionfruit capirinha
We will be demonstrating this dish at the Melbourne Good Food and Wine Show this weekend, at the Laucke Creative Kitchen Stage on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Free to take a seat at the Laucke Creative Kitchen! Buy your tickets to the show HERE
Coming into winter I’m all about slow cooking and one of my favorites has to be this slow cooked pork shoulder. Pork has this incredible natural sweetness and because it’s fatty it keeps the meat soft and juicy too.
The key to perfecting slow cooked . . . → Read More: Sammy’s Laucke Tacos with Hoyts Mexican Pulled Pork, this weekend at Good Food and Wine Show Melbourne
So we’ve all heard about salted caramel, but the newest hipster food trend to hit our shores mixes a new type of salty and sweet – this time, it’s all about BACON!
The Americans have been eating bacon with maple syrup and pancakes for ages, and the trend is definitely starting to take over the Aussie food scene. We’re seeing bacon jam, chocolate with bacon, and even candied bacon pop up.
For some, this combo might sound strange, but I promise, it’s heavenly! If you’re a fan of . . . → Read More: Bella’s Bacon and Salted Peanut Brittle, as seen on Sunrise
It’s comfort food time and who can say no to mac n cheese? This is a proper mac n cheese, as opposed to a mac n cheesy béchamel, aka cheesy white sauce, which most recipes call for. It’s a little more expensive to cook it this way, with pretty much just pasta and cheese, but it’s a real treat when done properly! And hey, if you’re going to treat yourself you might as well do it properly!
Wine is very important in this dish as the acidity stops the cheese . . . → Read More: Bella’s easy peasy mac ‘n’ cheesy, as seen on Food For Life