21. Leek Quiche

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Quiche is a French introduction to the world. What it is, is really just an open-faced pie, but the savoury kind, not sweet. The main idea is that a pastry crust is filled with a seasoned egg and cream or milk mixture, and then baked until solidified (this is essentially a custard).My favorite recipes are those that allow a wide margin for versatility, and quiche is no exception. Any number of filling choices may be immersed in the custard. There are two main building blocks that may be used separately or together: cheese and/or vegetables. This is where the versatile nature of the quiche comes in: you may simply use whatever you have on hand, or you may go all-out and be as extravagant or as frugal as you like.

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20. Upside-Down Apple Cake

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When we hear “Upside-Down Cake,” more often than not we think of pineapple (or ananas) upside-down cake. But there are so many possibilities to vary the fruit used in an upside-down cake, each lending a different and unique flavor and texture. Strawberries, cranberries, blackberries, pineapple, apples, and figs are just a few possibilities. Continue reading “20. Upside-Down Apple Cake”

14. Crystallized Ginger / Candied Ginger

 

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Ginger is a spice that you either love or hate. However, the sheer diversity of its uses in the kitchen are almost endless, and can take up so many different shapes and forms.
Crystallized ginger, or candied ginger according to the Americans, is excellent eaten on its own to freshen your breath, or combat nausea, or simply like candy for pure enjoyment. Continue reading “14. Crystallized Ginger / Candied Ginger”

13. Banoffee, My Way

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Banoffee, a name created by the combination of Banana and Toffee, an amazing combination.
It is usually presented in the form of a pie, where the ingredients are layered. On a graham cracker or tea biscuit crumb crust, the dulce leche is spread, on which the banana slices are sprinkled, which is then topped with a rich layer of cream. Continue reading “13. Banoffee, My Way”