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Chicken Fingers with Honey Garlic Sauce

I m so excited to post this recipe because for the first time, in 12 years living in Vancouver, I finally made what my kids are not allow to eat when we go to the  restaurant: honey  garlic sauce.It was a success, like I always say “homemade is the best”  because you get to use real fresh ingredient.

Most of the time I do the chicken finger from scratch because I don’t trust the frozen prepacked food and, “home-made is the best”.

Homemade are so delicious and easy to make you just need to be organize, follow my recipe and you will see.Let’s do it.

Ingredients for the Chicken Fingers: 

  • 2 chicken breast cut in fingers
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 3 cups breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup quick rolled oats
  • salt and pepper
  • vegetable oil
  • a sprinkle of love

 

Honey Garlic Sauce:

  • 1 cup of honey
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 garlic cloves chopped finely
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

 

Method:

  • The first thing to do is to get your station ready it will be more easy.You will need a bowl or plate  for the eggs,one for the breadcrumbs and one plate to put the chicken finger breaded in before to fry them.
  • Mix the breadcrumbs and the oatmeal together and put it in a plate or a bowl,beat the eggs adding some salt and pepper ,season the chicken with salt and pepper.
  • Cut the chicken in fingers like you like and put them first in the eggs and then in the breadcrumbs mixture.
  • In a  frying pan ready put some oil in it (3/4 tablespoon) and turn the heat on medium,when the oil is hot add the chicken fingers.Fry them until they are nice and gold about 5 minutes for side.

 

Honey Garlic Sauce:

  • In a small saucepan add honey,brown sugar, garlic, soy sauce,sesame oil and vinegar.Let it boil.
  • Now in another bowl mix the water with the cornstarch mix very well being and add it to your sauce.
  • This trick is to make your sauce nice and thick.
  • I served with Chicken Fingers with Baked fries it was an amazing dinner and kids LOVED IT.
  • If you want the recipe of the baked fries check my facebook page
  • Hope you enjoy this recipe, Buon Appetito

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Gluten-free chocolate cake

When I saw this recipe on TV I was a little bit skeptical but then I made it I had to change my mind big time.
This gluten-free chocolate cake delivers a moist and rich cake so delicious you won’t even notice it is gluten-free.
I served it with strawberry sauce and a spoon of Vanilla ice-cream…divine.
The best is that is very simple and fast to make you just need a food processor or something that can chop finely the chickpea and mix everything together.
Yes chickpea, lets go to see how to make it.

INGREDIENTS:

  • . 1 can of chickpea drained (570 grams)
    . 4 eggs
    . 1 1/2 dark chocolate
    . 3/4 cup white sugar
    . 1/2 teaspoon baking power
    . a sprinkle of love
  • FOR THE STRAWBERRY SAUCE:

  • . 300 grams strawberry
    . 2 tablespoon sugar
    . 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

METHOD:

  • Pre-heat the oven at 350 degrees.Grease a 9 X 9 cake round pan.
    Melt the chocolate.
    In a food processor blend the chickpea and the eggs until smooth add the sugar and at the end the baking power.
    Add the melted chocolate and blend until combined.
    Pour the batter in the cake pan and cook it for 40 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean from the middle of the cake.
    Let it cool down for few minutes so in the meantime you can make your strawberry or any kind of berry that you like and you have handy.
  • Here how to make the sauce;
    Wash strawberries and remove stems; cut large berries in half or roughly chop them.
    Combine strawberries, sugar, and vanilla in a saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally. The mixture will sizzle for a while, but then juice will begin to form. Continue stirring; mash a few strawberries with a wooden spoon or heat-proof spatula to help produce the syrup. Cook until sauce thickens, about 15 minutes.
    Remove from heat. In a blender, puree about 1/3 of the sauce, then mix back into remaining topping.
  • Now is time to plate your cake.
    Cut a small piece of it and put it on a nice plate ,pour some strawberry sauce on top and serve it with a tablespoon of vanilla Ice cream…delicious.
    Buon appetito
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Tortano/Easter Bread

Italian food is all about tradition and Tortano or Casatiello is a must  for the Neapolitan at Easter. Every year before Easter the family get together to make this delicious, amazing savory bread…..lets say “its a family affair”. The day after Easter in Italy we go at the beach or at the park for a nice “scampagnata” with friends and we bring the leftover Tortano with other food of course and we all eat together. Food brings people together.

Tortano  or Casatiello is a savory bread stuffed with cheese, salami, mortadella, prosciutto and boiled eggs, you are suppose to eat it at Ester but its great for any occasion in fact, 11 years ago, my aunt made this delicious savory bread for my husband when we were there in the summer and he fall in love.

Its not difficult to make this amazing bread if you follow this recipe, the only thing that I suggest you its to make it a day in advance so it does have time to rise slowly and the result will be outstanding. The secret for a great result, like my nonna said, it is that you must use “sungia”/Italian pork fat but if you don’t have it use  shorting or  oil.

I  hope you will try it out and maybe you can start your own tradition with your homemade Tortano for Easter.

HAPPY ESTER 

Ingredients:

  • 1 Kg flour
  • 550 ml water
  • 28 gr fresh yeast
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • pepper
  • 150 grams  Italian pork fat (sugna) or shorting
  • 4  boiled eggs cut in pieces
  • 100 grams salame
  • 100 grams ham
  • 100 grams mortadella
  • 100 grams provolone
  • 100 grams scamorza or any other kind of cheese that you have in your fridge
  • 50 grams Grana Cheese
  • Salt, pepper (2 teaspoons each)
  • 4 egg for decoration
  • 1 lightly beat egg for paint the tortano before the oven
  • A sprinkle of love

 

Method:

Dissolve in a bowl the yeast with the water and sugar and after a minute  add the salt and shorting . Add little by little the flour and knead into a soft and elastic dough. Let it rise for an hour or until double the size.I suggest to put your dough in the oven cover with a kitchen towel with the light on.

Cut all your cured meat and your cheese and put it in a side.

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After few hours take your baby Tortano put it on a working board and spread it out trying to give a rectangular shape, remembering to leave a small piece of dough for the decoration.

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Spread some fat or oil on your dough and after put all your cold cuts,cheese and boiled eggs on it.

Now its time to roll it gently and slowly,be very careful because its heavy.

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You have to roll it and give it a circle shape,now whit your 2 finger press in 4 different spot and put the 4 uncooked eggs.With the leftover pasta dough cut 8 stripes.

Its time to let your baby Tortano rest and rise for few hours (I did it for 3 hours) or overnight.

After that you have to spread the lightly beaten egg over it,put it in a  ring mold pan greased with shorting, 35 cm /13 inch wide, and cook it for 35/45 minutes until is nice and gold.

Enjoy and Buon Appetito and Buona Pasqua.

 

 

 

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