Sunday, January 30, 2011

Kyrgyz plov, choco-oat cookie & kouign amman

Kyrgyz Plov
Today's Food Diary
Breakfast: Rolled oats with kiwi fruit and linseed
Dinner: Mixed vege and soy bean soup with sourdough flatbread
Baking/sweets: choco-oat cookies

The Kyrgyz Plov is made with rice, meat and carrots. It is a surprisingly tasty dish made with just a few core ingredients. Carrots are usually not used to make plov, other than in Central Asia. The Pakistani pulau has meat and is heavy on spices, the Spanish paella includes seafood while the Italian pilota has meat incorporated into a rice risotto. Its interesting that they all have similar sounding names, similar origin or simply lack of creativity when it came to naming dishes.

The choco-oat cookies were made by modifying the 3-ingredient oatmeal cookie recipe. I substituted some of the sugar with golden syrup and chocolate chips, and part of the oatmeal with normal flour. Now it became a 6-ingredient cookie. It was quite delicious but probably not good enough to post a recipe! The 3-ingredient oatmeal cookie recipe has consistently been the most popular recipe on my recipe site.

Today's Favourite Photo
Nice vibrant colors

Today's Favourite Blog
Thanks to the blog I know now what kouign amman is. I have never seen nor heard of these pastries, they are probably banned by the diabetics and cardiology association in many countries! The ingredient list to make kouign amman includes 2 cups flour, 1 cup sugar and ½ cup butter. More sugar is required for dusting/rolling out the pastry and more butter is required for brushing.

On closer look it is not that bad. In comparison, to make shortbread, more butter and less sugar is required for the same amount of flour. The difference is that kouign amman is sponsored by dentists and shortbread is sponsored by cardiologists:)

In spite of what I have written I would love to try kouign amman.

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1 comment:

  1. The three cup chicken you featured looks terrific. I have to take a look at that rice recipe. It really has wonderful color. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary