Thursday, December 30, 2010

Thursday December 30, 2010

Spicy corned beef, grilled polenta and pickled cucumbers
Today's Food Diary
Breakfast     Rolled oats with raisins, toasted coconut and peanuts
Lunch          Spicy corned beef, grilled polenta and pickled cucumbers
Dinner         Potato and polenta soup
Baking         Gingerbread flavoured yogurt scones

Spicy corned beef and polenta was pleasant, the spiciness worked well with the mild polenta. The polenta was soft on the inside, charred and slightly crispy on the outside. It could be a nice snack on its own.

I made gingerbread scones using pepparkaksfil, a gingerbread flavoured cultured milk available in Sweden. I modified the cinnamon yogurt scone recipe. The scones had a mild gingerbread flavour and it was very soft and fluffy. Yogurt adds a nice texture and flavour to scones.

I have never seen gingerbread flavoured yogurt anywhere else apart from Sweden. If you are curious to try gingerbread scone but cannot get hold of gingerbread flavoured yogurt, you could:
  1. Move to Sweden
  2. Add gingerbread spices to regular yogurt (ginger, cinnamon etc,)
  3. Replace some of the flour with pulverized gingerbread cookies
  4. Use plain yogurt, other types of cultured milk or regular milk.

I have not tried using pulverized gingerbread cookies. I presume it will work quite well since all of the ingredients in the cookie are required for the gingerbread scone anyway. Plus this is a good way to use up any surplus gingerbread cookies.

Today's Favourite Blog
Gourmet Chick presents a very professional review of 2010, well structured and thorough, covering best meals, worst meals, wish list and miscellaneous information.

It becomes clear that a meal includes both food and service. Food and service could be equally important, or one more important than the other, depending on factors which may be difficult to clearly identify. Some of my best meal memories were…I can’t remember, I had one too many of that amber fluid:)

Today's Favourite Photo


  1. Before I was not used to eating polentas, until recently I tried it in a Brazilian Restaurant and oh yes it was lovely, its deep fried polenta with parmesan. But you lunch looks like it's even better, Spicy corned beef!

    Anyways have a very Happy New Year! And hope to see more blog entires this coming year.

  2. Just about anything deep fried is nice!

    All the best for 2011