Lisa-Smith_tnOne of my favourite German dishes! It can be a bit messy the first time around, but the taste will make all the mess worth it. Delicious, especially with a fresh slice of lemon.

 

 

schnitzelIngredients:

  • 8 pork scaloppini
  • Salt and pepper
  • 5 eggs
  • Plain bread crumbs (I used Progresso)
  • 2-3 cups of corn oil (I used Mazola)

Instructions:

  1. Take your pork scaloppini out and let them thaw. This recipe won’t work if they’re frozen.
  2. In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the five eggs. You may need more later.
  3. On a large plate pour out 2-3 cups of bread crumbs. You may need more later for this as well.
  4. On another plate, put a thin layer of bread crumbs. This plate is for the finished breaded pork, and the bread crumbs are to ensure the meat will not stick to the plate.
  5. Once your pork is completely thawed, salt and pepper each side.
  6. Take a single slice of pork, dip and cover it in the whisked egg. Allow any excess egg to drip off.
  7. Transfer it onto the bread crumbed plate, covering the entire thing with crumbs. When you’ve covered it and pushed down the crumbs to ensure they stick, pick up the pork and allow any extra crumbs to fall back onto the plate.
  8. Transfer the pork to the third and final plate.
  9. Repeat this process, until you’ve finished with all your pork scaloppini.
  10.  In a large pot, pour 2-3 cups of corn oil or until you have about ½ inch on the bottom of your pot. On medium heat allow this to get hot. Prepare a clean plate with paper towels next to your stove. The paper towels are there to suck up any extra oil from the finished schnitzel.
  11.  Once your oil is hot, add your breaded pork. Be careful: oil does start to pop and can burn you. Do not flip it until the bottom side is a darker gold color. Turn it over to the other side and let it cook until it matches the color of the top. This can happen pretty quickly, so don’t leave it out of your sight.
  12.  Take your schnitzel out of the pot, and transfer it to a plate with paper towels. And continue doing this with all your breaded pork.
  13.  Make your favorite potato salad, or bake up some French fries, add a lemon slice to your schnitzel, and ENJOY!

One of my favorite German dishes! It can be a bit messy the first time around, but the taste will make all the mess worth it. Delicious, especially with a fresh slice of lemon.



Lisa-Smith_tnI made this recipe for my boyfriend’s birthday after messing up chocolate dip twice! I didn’t want to throw away the good (and expensive) chocolate, and decided to make a cake! It’s really simple, and only requires ingredients that you’ll probably have on hand! Everyone seemed to like it, especially since I didn’t even get a piece :)

 

super moist chocolate cake(The best one you’ll ever have!)

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 ½ sticks of unsalted room temperature butter
  • 1 ½ cups of hot water
  • 2 ½ cups of flour
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons of baking soda
  • 1 ½ cups of sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of milk

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and butter you crown bund cake form, or any other form you choose!
  2. In a microwave-safe bowl, heat up the semi-sweet chocolate chips with 1 ½ cups of butter. This shouldn’t become dipping chocolate—it should become thicker than that, almost as if you put your dipping chocolate in the microwave for too long. But you also don’t want to burn it.
  3. In your electric mixing bowl, combine your chocolate butter mixture and the hot cup of water and slowly mix it. Add the rest of your butter (1 stick), vanilla extract and sugar. Continue mixing.
  4. In a smaller bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and baking powder.
  5. In small segments, add the flour mixture and milk to your chocolate mixture. Take turns between the flour and milk, mixing between each addition.
  6. Allow this to bake for about thirty minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean in the middle. Before taking it out of your bund form, please be sure to let it cool. Frost with your desired frosting, and ENJOY!

 



Lisa-Smith_tnLisa says: ‘Ever since I made this extremely easy dish my mom won’t stop asking me to make it again!’

 

chubby tacosIngredients:

  • 3 cups of cooked shredded chicken
  • 6-8 ounces (170-230  grams) of softened cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup of sour cream
  • ½ cup of salsa
  • 1 ½ cup of shredded cheese (I used the Mexican mixed bag!)
  • 1 ½ cup of baby spinach, no stems
  • Salt and pepper
  • 10 inch (25.5cm) flour tortillas
  • 1-2 cups of corn oil

Instructions:

  1. In a large bowl combine the shredded chicken, cream cheese, sour cream, salsa, shredded cheese, and spinach. Give it a taste. Salt and pepper if you desire.
  2. On a slice of tortilla, scoop about 2-3 spoons of your chicken mixture. Roll it up and set it down, so that the opening is on the bottom, to keep it closed. If you add too much filling it may leak out while frying later, so don’t stuff it too full! No matter how tempting it might be!
  3. Continue doing this until your chicken stuffing runs out.
  4. In a large pot, pour about 1-2 cups of corn oil, or until there is a good layer covering the bottom of your pot. Allow it to heat up on a medium setting before putting in your chubby tacos.
  5. When the oil is hot, gently place your chubby tacos into the pot with the opening at the bottom. Allow each side to brown and place on a plate with paper towels to absorb any excess oil.
  6. Enjoy with your favorite beans and rice!

 



Lisa-Smith_tnLisa says: This is a really simple recipe, especially because you are only using one bowl for all of the mixing! This one isn’t a sweet recipe, but more fruity. Delicious!

 

 

German Strawberry cakeIngredients:

            Cake-

  • 100 grams of softened butter
  • 100 grams of granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • A pinch of salt
  • Lemon zest
  • 160 grams of all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 3 tablespoons of milk

Topping-

  • A small box of strawberries
  • 24 grams of Dr.Oetker’s Tortenguss (or strawberry jello)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and butter your round spring baking pan.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all of your cake ingredients and mix! This may take a little bit, simply because you’re adding all the ingredients at once, but not too long.
  3. Pour the batter into your spring pan and bake for about fifteen to twenty minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  4. Allow the cake to completely cool.
  5. Wash and cut strawberries in half. Use a paper towel to dry. They must be really dry or else the jello will not stick.
  6. Organise your strawberries neatly on the top of your cake.
  7. Make your jello following the package directions.
  8. Pour liquid jello over top your strawberries, making sure that not a single strawberry is sticking out. If they do, the strawberries will go bad QUICKLY.
  9. Put your strawberry cake into the fridge and allow the jello to cool and stiffen.
  10.  Enjoy!

 



hawaiian pizzaIngredients:

Crust-

  • 2 teaspoons dried yeast
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup warm water (and a little more)
  • 2 ½ cups flour
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Topping-

  • ½ cup canned tomato pasta sauce
  • 3 cups grated pizza cheese (or any cheese you like)
  • ¾ cup cut up ham
  • 2/3-1 cup drained and chopped canned pineapple

hawaiian pizza 2Instructions:

  1. First start with the dough. In a small bowl add the yeast, salt, and ¾ cup of warm water. Allow this to sit for a while, until it becomes cloudy and bubbly looking. It should only take ten minutes or so.
  2. In a larger bowl, combine the flour and oil, as well as the yeast mixture. Starting with a spoon, mix it together, but once it starts to become more dough-like, use your hands and begin kneading. Do this for a few minutes, until the dough is softer and elastic. If your dough is too sticky, add some more flour. If your dough is too dry and doesn’t really stretch, add some more warm water.
  3. In your large bowl, make the dough into a ball and add some oil at the bottom and top. This is to ensure that your dough won’t stick to the bowl. Allow it to sit for about an hour or two. It should be quite a bit larger than before.
  4. I used a baking sheet because I don’t have a pizza pan, but either is fine. Roll out the dough until it is the thickness of your liking, but don’t forget that it does rise while baking. If you’re using a rough dough pan, you should be able to get about two twelve inch (30 centimeter) rounds.
  5. Preheat your oven to 500 degrees Fahrenheit (260 degrees Celcius). After rolling out your dough, brush a little more oil onto your pizza dough. Spread the tomato pasta sauce evenly with a large spoon, as much or as little as you like. Sprinkle half of your cheese, add the ham and pineapple, and then sprinkle the rest of your cheese.
  6. The pizza only needs about twenty minutes, or until it turns golden brown on the crust. Enjoy!

Made this one for my boyfriend. He loves Hawaiian pizza, and he LOVED this one! Wish I could have taken a picture of him eating it, but he was through three slices before I could even serve myself. 



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