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Monday, October 15, 2018

Gromperekichelcher


Luxemburgers love Gromperekichelcher! It's somehow in our DNA. The Swiss have their Rösti and we have our Gromperekichelcher. This very simple Luxembourg classic is the highlight at every funfair. Back in the days, our grandmas used to prepare them for family gatherings. My grandma used to serve the potato fritters with our traditional vegetable soup. 

Even though everyone loves Gromperekichelcher over here, I only like them homemade. At the funfairs or other public events, I find them way too greasy and too bland. Making them at home is always nice because you can juggle with spices and herbs. 


For 25 Gromperekichelcher you need:
10 medium potatoes
2 eggs
a bunch of parsley
1 garlic clove
2 shallots
25g butter
110 ml sunflower oil
salt
pepper
nutmeg
Apple compote


First wash the potatoes. Peel the three vegetables and grate them (one by one) either manually or with a food processor. Now put the potatoes in a cloth and press all the moisture out. Put the above mentioned ingredients into a bowl, chop the parsley and add to the potato mixture as well. Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg.

Heat butter and oil into a frying pan until they start bubbling.

Drop a heaped tablespoon of the potato mix into the pan, flatten and fry on each side for about 2 minutes. Then take out of the pan and lay on a plate lined with kitchen paper in order to absorb part of the grease. Repeat.

We usually serve the Gromperekichelcher with apple compote. 

Enjoy!!!


Sunday, October 7, 2018

Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies


Guess who's back, back again? Almost one year of silence on the blog or how I like to call it: creative break. It's not that I was not motivated creating new recipes, but I felt like I had to think this whole blogging situation through and find out where I really want to head to with the blog and the brand. The many positive messages from my followers and the kind words from my friends made me rethink about retiring as a blogger. I did a lot of recipe testing tough, and I promise you won't be disappointed about the results. 

To celebrate the end of a long break, I decided to spoil you with coconut chocolate chip cookies! Crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside, they definitely lighten up rainy autumn days. I chose to add grated coconut, to give the ordinary chocolate chip cookie a little twist. After having a few throughout the weekend, I came to a promising conclusion: these delights should be on everybody's table at a tea party, but be careful - they are addictive. 


For around 40 cookies you need:
380g flour
350g sugar
190g grated coconut
250g butter
350g chocolate chips
1 egg
1 pinch of sea salt
1 large pinch of vanilla extract
1 tsp baking powder


Preheat the oven to 150°

In a large bowl whisk together the butter and the sugar until well combined. Add the egg and mix again.

In a separate bowl, whisk together all the dry ingredients: flour, vanilla, salt, baking powder, grated coconut and chocolate chips.

Fold in the dry ingredients to the liquid ones and mix until everything is well combined.

Finally put one tablespoon of cookie dough onto a baking tray lined with baking paper. Slightly flatten the dough with your fingers. Be careful to leave enough space between the cookies, as they will spread while baking. 

Bake the cookies 15 to 20 minutes. 

The cookies will be a bit soft when you take them out of the oven, that's why you should leave them cooling down on the baking tray for several minutes before placing them on a wire rack and leave to cool completely. 

Enjoy!!!


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