Gluten-free Hungarian stuffed peppers

Gluten-free Hungarian stuffed peppers

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Stuffed peppers are an indispensable part of Hungarian cuisine. Many of us would like to believe that we have been preparing it for hundreds of years, depending on the region, and putting it on the table for the family’s enjoyment. We are wrong: this Hungarian dish, which is considered traditional, is of Serbian/Aryan origin according to legend, but they are said to have learned it from the Turks. The dish known as stuffed peppers or tomato meatballs, which is barely 100 years old, is the result of their wild marriage.
And of course it is a favorite of our family, especially my husband’s. ūüíē
I indicated that it’s gluten-free because it needs flour and the ingredients have to be very selective to make sure everything is gluten-free (bouillon cubes, tomato puree).

Ingredients for 4 people

200 g rice

For tomato sauce:
400 g concentrated tomatoes
olive oil
4 tablespoons gluten-free flour
50 grams chopped leeks
1 teaspoon salt
1 liter of power soup

For stuffed peppers:
300 g minced meat
4 larger peppers
olive oil
50 g chopped leeks
2 cloves of garlic
1 teaspoon salt
black pepper
2 eggs

Preparation

I prepared the rice first, I cooked it halfway and then rinsed it.

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Since I didn’t have broth, I had to make it at the beginning, because I was going to add more of it during cooking.

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I heated the oil and fried the flour in it. I added half the power soup, cooked it for a few minutes, then came the tomato puree, leeks and salt. I lowered the heat and cooked for 30 minutes.

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Meanwhile I prepared the peppers. I washed them, cut off the stems and cut out the center.

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I took a pan that was just a bit bigger than needed for the peppers, to have some space for any left-over stuffing.¬† It’s important that the pan isn’t much bigger, otherwise the sauce won’t cover the peppers when cooking.

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I lightly fried the leeks for the stuffed peppers in olive oil. I put it on the cooled rice with the other ingredients. I mixed it thoroughly. The original recipe has pork in it, but we are allergic to it, so I made it with chicken breast, which is why the meat doesn’t show up as much in the rice.

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I stuffed the peppers. It’s important to fill the peppers all the way through, because if you leave the end empty, it’s not pretty when you serve it, it will collapse. You shouldn’t overfill either, because the half-cooked rice will swell and that will cause the pepper to crack. I left out some filling, formed them into dumplings and put them between the peppers.
In the meantime, I made the tomato sauce and poured it on top. If it’s too thick, you’ll need to dilute it with some more power soup. After boiling, I put a lid on it and reduced the temperature so it was just slightly boiling. You have to be careful not to burn it, but don’t stir it, otherwise the stuffed peppers will fall apart. You can loosen them by joggling the pan while they cook. Occasionally top up the sauce by adding more left-over power soup, so the tomato sauce always covers the stuffed peppers and dumplings.

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There are regions where they do not serve any side-dish. Some serve it with freshly baked bread. In my country, I was taught, boiled potatoes must be prepared as a side dish, and the potatoes are cut into strict lengths. ūüėÄ

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After 30-40 minutes, the stuffed peppers were ready. I served them with lots of sauce and potatoes. Some people eat the peppers, others just the stuffing. My kitchen was filled with an old, familiar smell, like in the old days in the village when my grandmother used to make them. ūüíó

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Enjoy!

Gluten and lactose free homemade pizza – Glut√©n √©s lakt√≥zmentes h√°zi pizza

Gluten and lactose free homemade pizza – Glut√©n √©s lakt√≥zmentes h√°zi pizza

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The family has always loved pizza. When I first found out I had celiac disease, I thought about how many delicious things we would have to give up. Then and there, 3 years ago, I also bewailed the pizza, one of the family favourites. Of course, in time I found out that this was not the case at all. ūüėä I’ll never forget the joy of the first time I put it on the table gluten and lactose free. Having four children, there was never silence at family meals, although we never tried to be silent. But it was a good sign when I put something on the table and after a few minutes there was only silence.
These times I would say:
“Sooo?”
The answer was, “Mum, can’t you see? We are eating! It’s delicious! ūüėć Even gluten free.” ūüėä

Ingredients for four persons

For the dough:
3.5 dl water
500 g gluten-free all-purpose or bread flour
50 grams of yeast or a packet of powdered yeast
1 tsp salt
1 teaspoon of sugar
2 tbsp olive oil

For pizza sauce:
5 cm leeks
100 ml concentrated tomatoes or ketchup
1 teaspoon of pepper
1 teaspoon marjoram
2 cloves of garlic

For the topping:
2 dl lactose-free sour cream or yoghurt
2 medium garlic cloves or 1 teaspoon garlic powder

ham to taste
sausage to taste
bacon to taste
200 grams grated cheese

Preparation

I put the ingredients in a blender and thoroughly kneaded them.

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I coated the bottom of the pizza pans with oil, took the dough in four portions and flattened them with oiled hands on the bottom of the pizza pans. I set the oven to dogh-rise, for those who don’t have this program set the oven to 30-40 C, put warm water in the bottom of the oven and put the doughs to rise for 20 minutes.

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Meanwhile I made the pizza sauce, I put a teaspoon of salt on the garlic. I cut the leeks into very thin slices and fried them in a little oil. I added half of the tomato sauce and stir-fried it all together, and mixed in the other half of the salted garlic.

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I added the garlic tomato juice, spices and chopped tomatoes to the boiling sauce. My tomato puree was quite thick, so I added a little water to cook the tomato chunks. It is ready when it thickens nicely and the tomato pieces are no longer quite visible.

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Half of our family is intolerant to tomatoes so I made pizzas with yoghurt topping for those who can’t eat tomato. I mixed sour cream with garlic powder. I chopped it up, prepared the ones I’d like to top the pizzas with.

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After 20 minutes I took the dough out of the oven, it was starting to rise nicely.

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I used three different flavours on one pizza. I slathered the pizza sauce first, then the toppings, then I sprinkledput grated cheese on the top.

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I made the other kind of pizza in a similar way, I spread the sour cream sauce and added all sorts of goodies.

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I put it back in the oven to rise for another 20 minutes.

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After the time was up, I set the oven to 200 degrees and baked the pizzas for 20 minutes. The one at the top was nicely browned by this time, I took that one out. I set the oven to toast (if you don’t have this program, set it to a much higher temperature) and the next pizza was baked in 3-4 minutes. I put the bottom two pizzas higher up on the pan holder, and toasted them, taking into account who prefers it toasted or less crispy.

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Enjoy!

elvalaszto5

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Mindig is szerette a csal√°d a pizz√°kat. Mikor kider√ľlt a c√∂li√°kia akkor elsŇĎre azt gondoltam, hogy mennyi minden finoms√°gr√≥l kell majd lemondanunk. Akkor √©s ott, 3 √©ve, elsirattam a pizz√°t, a csal√°d egyik nagy kedvenc√©t is. Persze idŇĎvel kider√ľlt, hogy ez egy√°ltal√°n nem igy van. ūüėä Sosem felejtem azt a boldogs√°got, amikor elŇĎsz√∂r tettem az asztalra glut√©n √©s lakt√≥zmentesen. N√©gy gyerek mellett sosem volt csend a csal√°di √©tkez√©sekn√©l, b√°r nem is t√∂rekedt√ľnk erre. De az m√°r j√≥ jel volt, ha az asztalra tettem valamit √©s p√°r perc m√ļlva csak a cs√∂ndet lehetett hallani. Megsz√≥laltam ilyenkor:
– Naaa?
Jött is válasz:
– Anyuci nem l√°tod? Esz√ľnk! Finom! ūüėć Glut√©nmentesen is. ūüėä

Hozzávalók 4 személyre

A tésztához:
3.5 dl víz
500 gramm gluténmentes univerzális vagy kenyérliszt
50 gramm¬†√©lesztŇĎ vagy egy csomag por√©lesztŇĎ
1 tk só
1 teáskanál cukor
2 ek olívaolaj
Pizzaszószhoz:
5 cm póréhagyma
100 ml¬†sŇĪr√≠tett paradicsom vagy ketchup
1 teáskanál bors
1 teáskanál majoránna
2 gerezd fokhagyma
A feltéthez:
2 dl laktózmentes tejföl vagy joghurt
2 db közepes fokhagyma vagy 1 teáskanál fokhagymapor
izlés szerint sonka
izlés szerint kolbász
izlés szerint bacon
200 gramm reszelt sajt

Elkészítés:

A hozz√°val√≥kat keverŇĎg√©pbe tettem √©s alaposan megdagasztottam.
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A pizzas√ľtŇĎk alj√°t bekentem olajjal, a t√©szt√°t n√©gy fel√© vettem √©s olajos k√©zzel ellapogattam a s√ľtŇĎk alj√°n. A s√ľtŇĎt keleszt√©sre √°ll√≠tottam, akinek nincs ilyen programja az 30-40 fokra √°ll√≠tsa a s√ľtŇĎt, meleg vizet tettem a s√ľtŇĎ alj√°ra √©s betettem a t√©szt√°kat kelni 20 percre.

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K√∂zben elk√©sz√≠tettem a pizzasz√≥szt, a fokhagym√°ra tettem egy mokk√°skan√°l s√≥t. A p√≥r√©hagym√°t nagyon v√©kony szeletekre v√°gtam, kev√©s olajon megs√ľt√∂ttem. Hozz√°adtam a paradicsomsz√≥sz fel√©t √©s √∂sszes√ľt√∂ttem, a m√°sik fel√©be belekevertem a s√≥s fokhagym√°t.

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A forr√°sban l√©vŇĎ sz√≥szhoz kevertem a fokhagym√°s paradicsoml√©t, a fŇĪszereket, az apr√≥ra v√°gott paradicsomot. Az √©n paradicsomp√ľr√©m el√©g sŇĪrŇĪ volt, ez√©rt √∂nt√∂ttem hozz√° egy kis vizet, hogy a paradicsom darabok is megfŇĎjenek. Akkor k√©sz, ha sz√©pen besŇĪrŇĪs√∂dik √©s a paradicsom darabok m√°r nem nagyon l√°tszanak.

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Mivel n√°lunk a csal√°d fele intoler√°ns a paradicsomra ez√©rt joghurtos felt√©ttel k√©sz√≠tem azoknak akik nem ehetik meg. √Ėsszekevertem a tejf√∂lt a fokhagymaporral. √Ėsszev√°gtam, elŇĎk√©sz√≠tettem azokat amikkel a pizz√°k tetej√©t meg szeretn√©m pakolni.

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20 perc ut√°n kivettem a t√©szt√°kat a s√ľtŇĎbŇĎl, sz√©pen elkezdtek m√°r kelni.

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H√°rom f√©le √≠zes√≠t√©st haszn√°ltam egy pizz√°n. Megkentem elŇĎsz√∂r a pizzasz√≥sszal, majd a felt√©tekkel √©s megsz√≥rtam sajtreszel√©kkel.

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A másik fajta pizzát is hasonlóan készítettem a tejfölös szósszal megkenve, megszórva mindenféle finomsággal.

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Visszatettem a s√ľtŇĎbe ugyancsak 20 percre tov√°bb kelni

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Az idŇĎ letelte ut√°n 200 fokra √°ll√≠tottam a s√ľtŇĎt, 20 percig s√ľt√∂ttem. A felsŇĎ t√©szta sz√©pen megpirult ekkorra, kivettem. Be√°ll√≠tottam pir√≠t√°sra (akinek nincs ilyen program az vegye fel j√≥val nagyobb hŇĎm√©rs√©kletre) √©s 3-4 perc alatt meg is s√ľlt a k√∂vetkezŇĎ pizza. Az als√≥ kettŇĎt feljebb tettem, igy pir√≠tottam meg az utols√≥ kettŇĎt is, figyelembe v√©ve ki hogyan √≥hajtja, pirultabban vagy kev√©sb√© ropog√≥san.

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Jó étvágyat kívánok hozzá!

Minced meat wrapped in Chinese kale, gluten free – K√≠nai k√°poszt√°ba csomagolt dar√°lth√ļs, glut√©nmentesen

Minced meat wrapped in Chinese kale, gluten free – K√≠nai k√°poszt√°ba csomagolt dar√°lth√ļs, glut√©nmentesen

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This is a ready-to-prepare main course. It can be stored in the fridge and you only need to start the steamer 40 minutes before consumption. It can be served with steamed rice or potatoes. It is gluten-free because of the filling, the recipe can be found here.

Ingredients

2 servings of the gluten-free meatballs
1 Chinese kale
side dish

Preparation

I made the filling according to the recipe. I took the leaves of the Chinese kale apart and washed them.

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The leaves do not need to be cooked separately, as they will also soften by the end of the steaming process. I put a portion of filling in each leaf and rolled it up.

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I put the stuffed leaves on the bottom layer and the sliced potatoes on top. This way the dish and the accompanying side dish are ready at the same time. I steamed it for 40 minutes.

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After 40 minutes.

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Unfortunately, it’s not very pretty to serve, as the leaves of the cabbage tear easily, but you need the 40 minutes of steaming to cook the meat properly. The taste makes up for it, though. ūüėä Serve with sour yoghurt to taste. ūüėč

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Enjoy!

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Ez egy elŇĎre elk√©sz√≠thetŇĎ fŇĎ√©tel. A hŇĪtŇĎben lehet t√°rolni √©s fogyaszt√°s elŇĎtt 40 perccel kell csak a p√°rol√≥t elind√≠tani. P√°rolt rizzsel, burgony√°val fogyaszthat√≥. Glut√©nmentes a t√∂ltel√©k miatt, melynek a receptje itt tal√°lhat√≥.

Hozzávalók

2 adag a gluténmentes fasirozottból
1 db kínai kel
köret

Elkészítés:

A tölteléket elkészítettem a recept szerint. A kínai kel leveleit szétszedtem, megmostam.

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A leveleket nem kell k√ľl√∂n megfŇĎzni, mert a p√°rol√°s v√©g√©re azok is megpuhulnak. Egy-egy adag t√∂ltel√©ket tettem a levelekbe √©s f√∂ltekertem.

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Az alsó szintre tettem a töltött leveleket, fölé a szeletelt burgonyát. Igy egyszerre lesz kész az étel és a hozzá tartozó köret. Minced meat wrapped in Chinese cabbage5

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40 perc ut√°n.

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Sajnos nemigaz√°n lehet sz√©pen t√°lalni, mivel a k√°poszta levelei k√∂nnyen szakadnak, de kell a 40 perces p√°rol√°s, hogy a h√ļs is elk√©sz√ľlj√∂n a forr√≥ p√°r√°ban. Az √≠z viszont k√°rp√≥tol. ūüėä √ćzl√©s szerint savany√ļ joghurttal, tejf√∂llel t√°lalhatjuk. ūüėč

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Gluten and lactose free rice pudding pie

Gluten and lactose free rice pudding pie

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I don’t make it very often, although my husband loves it. He has a sweet tooth, so anything made with sugar is good. ūüėč Luckily it’s easy to make it gluten and lactose free. In Hungary it’s served as a main dish, here in Belgium it’s more like a cake stuffed in buttered pastry.

Ingredients for 4 portions

250 g rice
1 liter lactose-free milk
sugar to taste for the rice
1 packet vanilla sugar
4 eggs
50 g gluten and lactose free pudding powder
sugar to taste for the pudding
1 liter milk
butter to grease the baking dish
2 tablespoons gluten-free breadcrumbs
apricot jam

Preparation

I cooked the rice in the milk with, adding the sugar and the vanilla sugar. When it was ready, I took it off the heat and let it cool for at least half an hour.

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I added the yolks of the eggs to the rice and mixed it well. Then I whisked the whites until stiff.

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I greased a fireproof dish with butter and sprinkled with the breadcrumbs.

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I mixed the whisked egg whites with the rice with quick but light movements, then I put it into the baking dish. I baked it in the oven at 200 ¬įC for 30 minutes.

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While it was baking, I made the vanilla sauce. The important thing is to mix the pudding powder with more milk than prescribed, so it will be thinner and will flow better than the usual pudding.

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I took the baked rice pudding pie out of the oven and let it cool for a few minutes, because it’s easier to slice when cooled down a bit.

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I served it with hot pudding and jam.

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Enjoy!

Cauliflower chicken breast in b√©chamel sauce gluten and lactose free

Cauliflower chicken breast in b√©chamel sauce gluten and lactose free

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Following the principle of not throwing anything away, I looked in the fridge. I found chicken breast and cauliflower. And they became what you see on the picture. You can make it in advance and just bake it in the oven later. It goes with any side dish, this time I served it with rice. Gluten and lactose free because I used my béchamel sauce recipe.

Ingredients for 3 portions

3 chicken breasts
400 grams cauliflower
2 portions of my béchamel sauce
salt to taste
pepper to taste

Preparation

I cut the excess off the cauliflower and washed it. I salted and peppered the chicken breasts.

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I cooked both sides of the meat in hot butter until brown, then I put them in a heatproof dish. I put the cauliflower around the meat.

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I prepared two portions of b√©chamel sauce and poured it over the meat and cauliflower. I put them in the oven preheated to 200 ¬įC for 40 minutes. You can find the recipe for the b√©chamel sauce here.

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At the end I cooked it on a higher heat for 10 minutes to brown the top. I served it with rice. You can find the recipe for rice here

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Enjoy!

Chinese chicken with sesame seed, gluten and lactose free

Chinese chicken with sesame seed, gluten and lactose free

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We really like tasty, special foods, including Chinese stuff. In the old days, when we could eat gluten-containing foods, I used to make a lot of sesame chicken. Sometimes on Sunday afternoon I would just start cooking it and of course there was not a piece left. It’s also true that while all four of our children were living at home with us, there was no chance of any food being left over. ūüėĀ
We had to use starches during a 2020 food challenge. That’s when I remembered that I hadn’t yet made my sesame chicken recipe gluten-free. So the time came, this recipe was born, gluten free. The boys tasted the result, and said … hmmm yummy… ūüíĖ pure orgy of taste.ūüėä ūüėÖ
One very important thing to say, I had no idea how the original was made. I was just looking for the flavors we used to get at our favorite Chinese restaurant. ūüôą

Ingredients for 3 portions

3 chicken breasts
2 tablespoons gluten free flour for the meat
12 tablespoons gluten free flour
7,5 tablespoons corn starch
7 grams baking powder
3 eggs
a little lactose free milk to taste

For the coating:
6 heaped tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons sambal
2 tablespoons of paprika cream
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 tablespoons sesame seed oil
2 tablespoons water
gluten free sesame seeds to taste

Preparation

It takes longer to describe the ingredients than to prepare the dish. ūüėČ I cut the meat into larger cubes and mixed them with 2 tablespoons of flour. I mixed the rest of the ingredients into a batter, a bit thicker than if I made pancakes.

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I prepared the coating (you can substitute the sambal with another paprika product, I had this one at home and it had a slightly spicy flavour which was great). I put everything except the sesame seeds in a saucepan. I let it simmer for a few minutes so the sugar melted, the flavors mixed nicely, and it started to thicken. Then I added the sesame seeds while stirring. I brought it back to a boil.

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I heated the oil. I don’t usually set it to maximum, on my induction cooking plate it’s on setting 7 (of 9). I rolled the floury meats in the batter. I didn’t let any of the batter drop from the piece, but put it quickly into the hot oil, so the batter remained thick. I turned it a few times while it was cooking. I put the coating back on the fire, and when the meat was ready, I put it in.

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I rolled each side in the hot, thick mixture then I put it in a bowl. As the meat cooled, the the coating became firm like a crust. This happened because of the starch added to the flour. I served it with rice this time. ūüėč

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Enjoy!

Stefania slice

Stefania slice

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Princess Stef√°nia Klotild Lujza Hermina M√°ria Sarolta (1864-1945) was the daughter Palatin Joseph’s youngest daughter – who became the Queen of Belgium – and was married at a young age to Franz Joseph I’s son, Rudolf.

After Rudolf’s suicide, the dowager heiress fled the Viennese court, began travelling and then married Elem√©r L√≥nyay, a landowner, with whom she lived happily in the castle of Elem√©r L√≥nyay, who was later made a count by Charles IV.

She was famous for her philanthropy, and it was under her patronage that the National Stefania Association, the predecessor of today’s Hungarian network of nurses, was founded in Budapest. The couple fled to Pannonhalma to escape the Second World War. Stefania died there.

While living in Hungary, she grew to love the country and its cuisine, and even enriched the Hungarian gastronomy. The main dishes she created, such as Stef√°nia-style slice, roast and risotto, all have in common that they contain boiled eggs in some form.

The Stef√°nia slice is delicious when warm with any kind of side-dish and when cold with a salad or in a sandwich.

Ingredients

2 servings from my meatball recipe
3 boiled eggs
6 slices of bacon

Preparation

I mixed the ingredients for the meatballs according to the recipe, while boiling the eggs until hard. I greased a heatproof dish with baking butter.

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I divided the meat in three. I flattened half of each portion in the palm of my hand, layered the whole egg on top, and then covered it with the other half of the meat.

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I wrapped it with bacon and put the prepared meat in the buttered heatproof dish.

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I cooked the meat at 200 ¬įC for 30 minutes, then at a higher heat until the bacon became brown.

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Enjoy!

Stuffed Portobello mushroom heads on a bed of minced meat, gluten-free

Stuffed Portobello mushroom heads on a bed of minced meat, gluten-free

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We love Portobello mushrooms. They don’t have a distinctive mushroom taste, so even my husband eats them, though, he’s not a fan of mushrooms. They don’t collapse when baked, they stay juicy. I just stuffed them with my favorite meatloaf. It can be made in advance, so when guests arrive, you just turn on the oven.

Ingredients

2 portions of meatloaf (see recipe)
4 Portobello mushrooms
8 slices of bacon

Preparation

I mixed the meatball ingredients as usual. I divided the filling in two, spreading one half evenly at the bottom of an oiled ovenproof dish.

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I divided the rest of the filling into four parts, formed them into meatballs and shaped them to the mushrooms. I coated the mushrooms with 2 bacons and put them in a preheated oven at 200¬įC for 30 minutes. If the bacon doesn’t become brown, roast on a higher heat for a few more minutes.

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I cut the filling into four pieces and carefully lifted them onto the plates with the stuffed mushrooms. Served them with steamed rice.

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Enjoy!

Gluten-free meatballs

Gluten-free meatballs

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This is a basic recipe that you can eat on its own with a side dish, but you can use it as a filling for many other main dishes. I mix it up and it’s ready to cook. I cook what I can in a wok, because it needs only 1-2 tablespoons of coconut oil in the bottom, not much fat. I named it gluten-free because of the breadcrumbs that go into it are gluten-free.

Ingredients

300 grams of minced chicken breast
salt to taste
pepper to taste
2 crushed garlic
1 egg
3 tablespoons gluten-free breadcrumbs
1 teaspoon of paprika cream

Preparation

I mixed all the ingredients thoroughly.

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With wet hands, I shaped them into even balls and then flattened them with my palm, because it needs less fat to cook them like this. You should only cook them on a medium heat, because on high heat the outside can burn but the inside can still stay raw. I turned them several times, and I cooked them for about 5-5 minutes on each side.

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I put them on a napkin to absorb the excess fat from the meatballs.

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You can serve them hot with any kind of side dish or salad, but they are also delicious cold, in sandwiches. A great addition to cold dishes.

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Enjoy!

Lasagne, gluten and lactose free

Lasagne, gluten and lactose free

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We are intolerant of tomatoes. We are allergic so if we don’t eat it for a long time, sometimes I can cook food made of tomatoes.

Ingredients for 1 serving

100 grams of minced chicken meat
1/4 zucchini
1/4 leek
3 strands of fresh basil
100 ml of concentrated tomatoes
5 pieces of cherry tomatoes
salt according to taste
pepper according to taste
gluten free lasagna pasta
1 serving of gluten- and lactose-free bechamel sauce
100 grams of lactose-free grated cheese

Preparation

 
1. I chopped the leeks and grated the zucchini.

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2. I steamed the leek until it was glass like and transparent, then I added the meat and fried it until it became white. I squeezed the juice out of the zucchini and added it to the meat, cooked it a for a short time, and then added the tomato concentrate. I poured a little water on it, chopped the basil and added it. I salted and peppered it then and I cooked it at low heat at least for 20 minutes.

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3. In the meantime, I made the Béchamel sauce. (See recipe in this post.)

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After 20 minutes, I cut 3 cherry tomatoes into quarters and added them to the tomato and meat mix, then I let it heat until it boiled.

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  1. I sprinkled the baking dish with olive oil, then I put a tablespoon of tomato sauce and a tablespoon of B√©chamel sauce at the bottom. Then came the first layer of pasta. (Unfortunately, the gluten-free lasagna paste that I ordered arrived broken in the box. It didn‚Äôt matter, it didn‚Äôt affect the taste. ūüôā ) After the pasta, I put tomato sauce, then B√©chamel sauce again. I continued this until I run out of the ingredients.

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5. I made sure to put the last serving of tomato sauce and Béchamel sauce on top of the last pasta at the end. I sprinkled this with plenty of grated cheese, and I topped all with cherry tomatoes. I baked it in a preheated oven at 200 C (approx. 400 F) for 30 minutes.

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Enjoy!