I’ve switched gyms, now I walk past my old gym with a smirk to get to the new gym 😉 Tried out a spinning class today – ouch. I’m going to hurt tomorrow.
So, what did I do in the weekend?
Let’s see, on Friday the bf and I cooked prawn and vegetable tempura with sushi rice and tentsuyu (tempura dipping sauce). I’m not very good at frying tempura, but the results were much better than my previous attempts. I read that one of the tricks is to use very cold water for the batter.
Tempura recipes are available all over online so I’m not going to post any here 🙂
Saturday I made brunch – Wholewheat Oatmeal and Banana Pancakes with Yoghurt and Blueberries. These were quite yummy despite being the healthy kind of meal.
I love pancakes on weekends when I don’t have to get ready for work and can lounge around in pyjamas with a pot of tea. The recipe is available here.
Now I’m saving the best for last here. Today’s lunch and dinner was an extremely delicious Tarte Flambée d’Alsace or Elsässer Flammkuchen. So what’s a Flammkuchen anyway? It’s like a German/French pizza – where tomatoes are not allowed 🙂 It’s got a cream based topping instead. I’ve eaten it in Berlin and Ravensburg before and the bf craves authentic German food – hence the attempt at making this dish.
I got the recipe from Meeta’s blog here. Meeta is not only an amazing chef but she also takes wonderful photographs of her dishes. Someday I want to cook like her 😉 but for now I’ll just drool at her dishes.
The dish is a bit minimalist in the sense that there are only bacon cubes and onion slices on top of the cream topping. But don’t underestimate the taste – sweet onions, salty bacon and delicious mix of creme fraiche and sour cream 🙂
Rolling dough into round shapes is not one of my strengths. Here’s a closer look:
It’s nice to make a dish that reminds me of my vacation time in Berlin and Ravensburg. If you’re looking to try a different kind of pizza-esque recipe, please try this one. You won’t regret it.
Apart from cooking, I’ve been watching seasons of Criminal Minds. It’s quite interesting but also very sad because it showcases humans in a very dark manner. Worth a watch though.
How did your weekend go? 🙂