Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Fettuccini with Creamy Tomato Sauce

1/2 pack fettuccini pasta
1 8oz tomato sauce
1 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
1 small onion bulb (chopped)
1 tablespoon minced garlic
3-4 tablespoons olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Boil the pasta till it's al dente and drain. Be sure to run some cold water over the hot pasta to stop the cooking process. You don't want it soggy.

Add the oil to a saucepan, then the chopped onions and garlic.

Add the tomato sauce and let it simmer for about 3-5 minutes. It will dry out a little…that's fine.

Now add the cream and let the sauce thicken. Should take about 1-2 minutes. Then add the salt and pepper.

After the sauce has thickened, add the parmesan (save a little for garnishing). Yummm, you're almost there ;)

Add the cooked pasta to the sauce and mix well.

Serve your delicious pasta with some cheese sprinkled on top :)

Or without cheese :(

Saturday, 7 March 2015

Chocolate Tartlets

12 tartlets shells
2 cups semi-sweetened dark chocolate chips
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 Teaspoon unsalted butter
A pinch of salt
Found these tart shells in the cookie aisle of a grocery store

Add the heavy cream to a pot and heat till it starts to simmer (don't let it boil).

Then pour simmering cream into a bowl containing the chocolate chips, butter and salt.

Let it sit for about 2 minutes and then whisk till the chocolate is melted and smooth.

Pour the chocolate ganache into the tart shells and top with any berries of your choice. You can also decorate with white chocolate ganache.

PS: To get the colored chocolate ganache, I added food color to white chocolate ganache. For the colored sugar, just add a drop of food color to granulated sugar ;)