Friday, January 21, 2011

Jan 21, 2011: Pickles, cream biscuits & oreos

One Pot Rice and Blackbeans
Today's Food Diary
Breakfast: Toasted wholemeal baking soda bread
Lunch: Savoury polenta with pickled herrings and pickled carrots
Baking/sweets: experiments with milk cookies

The rice and blackbeans I had for dinner was a simple and delicious one pot dish. The dish was ready in about 20 minutes, with minimal effort required. The end result is risotto like, creamy with a rich sauce. I could not really call this risotto since the process for making it was not ‘risotto like’ but the taste and texture was.

The milk cookie experiments went well. Delicious plain cookies. I will include the recipe soon.

Today's Favourite Blog
Lulu shares a sweet secret for a Brazilian cream biscuit called bolachinha de nata. The biscuit is made using cream and eggs instead of butter. The recipe uses about 1kg of flour. It’s the first time I have seen a domestic recipe calling for such an amount. I guess the recipe is for an extended family!

Note: the blog mentions that the biscuits will be very crispy. I presume it refers to cookies (for Americans) and biscuits (for British). 

Today's Favourite Photo
Four types of oreo cookies. Which one will you choose? I will choose all:)


  1. Those rice and beans sound awesome! I love the texture of risotto...never knew that you could achieve it without constant stirring!

  2. Hi Joanne, the risotto like texture is because of tomato puree. Today I used parboiled rice and it was creamy

  3. I love the look of the beans and rice!!