Gluten and lactose free homemade pizza – Glutén és laktózmentes házi pizza

Gluten and lactose free homemade pizza – Glutén és laktózmentes házi 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. 😊 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! 😍 Even gluten free.” 😊

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 család a pizzákat. Mikor kiderült a cöliákia akkor elsőre azt gondoltam, hogy mennyi minden finomságról kell majd lemondanunk. Akkor és ott, 3 éve, elsirattam a pizzát, a család egyik nagy kedvencét is. Persze idővel kiderült, hogy ez egyáltalán nem igy van. 😊 Sosem felejtem azt a boldogságot, amikor először tettem az asztalra glutén és laktózmentesen. Négy gyerek mellett sosem volt csend a családi étkezéseknél, bár nem is törekedtünk erre. De az már jó jel volt, ha az asztalra tettem valamit és pár perc múlva csak a csöndet lehetett hallani. Megszólaltam ilyenkor:
– Naaa?
Jött is válasz:
– Anyuci nem látod? Eszünk! Finom! 😍 Gluténmentesen is. 😊

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A tésztához:
3.5 dl víz
500 gramm gluténmentes univerzális vagy kenyérliszt
50 gramm élesztő vagy egy csomag porélesztő
1 tk só
1 teáskanál cukor
2 ek olívaolaj
Pizzaszószhoz:
5 cm póréhagyma
100 ml sűrített 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 hozzávalókat keverőgépbe tettem és alaposan megdagasztottam.
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A pizzasütők alját bekentem olajjal, a tésztát négy felé vettem és olajos kézzel ellapogattam a sütők alján. A sütőt kelesztésre állítottam, akinek nincs ilyen programja az 30-40 fokra állítsa a sütőt, meleg vizet tettem a sütő aljára és betettem a tésztákat kelni 20 percre.

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Közben elkészítettem a pizzaszószt, a fokhagymára tettem egy mokkáskanál sót. A póréhagymát nagyon vékony szeletekre vágtam, kevés olajon megsütöttem. Hozzáadtam a paradicsomszósz felét és összesütöttem, a másik felébe belekevertem a sós fokhagymát.

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A forrásban lévő szószhoz kevertem a fokhagymás paradicsomlét, a fűszereket, az apróra vágott paradicsomot. Az én paradicsompürém elég sűrű volt, ezért öntöttem hozzá egy kis vizet, hogy a paradicsom darabok is megfőjenek. Akkor kész, ha szépen besűrűsödik és a paradicsom darabok már nem nagyon látszanak.

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Mivel nálunk a család fele intoleráns a paradicsomra ezért joghurtos feltéttel készítem azoknak akik nem ehetik meg. Összekevertem a tejfölt a fokhagymaporral. Összevágtam, előkészítettem azokat amikkel a pizzák tetejét meg szeretném pakolni.

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20 perc után kivettem a tésztákat a sütőből, szépen elkezdtek már kelni.

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Három féle ízesítést használtam egy pizzán. Megkentem először a pizzaszósszal, majd a feltétekkel és megszórtam sajtreszelékkel.

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

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Visszatettem a sütőbe ugyancsak 20 percre tovább kelni

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Az idő letelte után 200 fokra állítottam a sütőt, 20 percig sütöttem. A felső tészta szépen megpirult ekkorra, kivettem. Beállítottam pirításra (akinek nincs ilyen program az vegye fel jóval nagyobb hőmérsékletre) és 3-4 perc alatt meg is sült a következő pizza. Az alsó kettőt feljebb tettem, igy pirítottam meg az utolsó kettőt is, figyelembe véve ki hogyan óhajtja, pirultabban vagy kevésbé ropogósan.

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Jó étvágyat kívánok hozzá!

Minced meat wrapped in Chinese kale, gluten free – Kínai káposztába csomagolt darálthús, gluténmentesen

Minced meat wrapped in Chinese kale, gluten free – Kínai káposztába csomagolt darálthús, gluténmentesen

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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. 😊 Serve with sour yoghurt to taste. 😋

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Enjoy!

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Ez egy előre elkészíthető főétel. A hűtőben lehet tárolni és fogyasztás előtt 40 perccel kell csak a párolót elindítani. Párolt rizzsel, burgonyával fogyasztható. Gluténmentes a töltelék miatt, melynek a receptje itt található.

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 külön megfőzni, mert a párolás végére azok is megpuhulnak. Egy-egy adag tölteléket tettem a levelekbe és föltekertem.

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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 után.

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Sajnos nemigazán lehet szépen tálalni, mivel a káposzta levelei könnyen szakadnak, de kell a 40 perces párolás, hogy a hús is elkészüljön a forró párában. Az íz viszont kárpótol. 😊 Ízlés szerint savanyú joghurttal, tejföllel tálalhatjuk. 😋

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Cauliflower chicken breast in béchamel sauce gluten and lactose free

Cauliflower chicken breast in béchamel 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 béchamel sauce and poured it over the meat and cauliflower. I put them in the oven preheated to 200 °C for 40 minutes. You can find the recipe for the béchamel 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!

Cheese waffles, gluten and lactose-free

Cheese waffles, gluten and lactose-free

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The other day I went to the shop, and I asked my son what to bring? “Some kind of chips,” he said. There isn’t much choice in gluten and lactose free section. A few brands of plain and peppered and that’s it. I grumbled to myself. Then at home when I was unpacking and putting stuff on the shelves my glanced at the waffle maker. It was sitting there, gathering dust for a couple of months. I gave it a try when we had bought it, but it didn’t work out for me. But now I thought, I just shouldn’t give up. I searched for my waffle recipes and thought, there will be what will be. I put together a mix using several of my other recipes. My cheese waffle was born, and it turned out that the whole family fell for. It was a big success, so I’m not going to pack away the waffle maker because it will be used more often. 😊

I also made a sweet version – there is a saying in my home country: if you’re going to have a goose then you can as well make it fat. 😀 I’ll post the recipe soon because that was delicious too.

Ingredients

350 grams gluten-free bread flour
100 grams lactose-free margarine
100 grams lactose-free grated cheese
1 egg
100 grams lactose-free butter cream
6 grams baking powder
1,5 teaspoon salt

Preparation

I mixed up the ingredients. This time I used bread flour from Doves Farm (an UK producer) since I usually use it for the ‘pogácsa’, the Hungarian small, unsweetened  round cake. You can try any other kind of gluten-free flour. 😊

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In the mixing bowl I first added the flour and the cold butter. I processed this with the mixer until smooth, then again with the other ingredients.

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The consistency of the dough is very good, it’s great to work with, not sticky. I shaped the dough into walnut-sized dumplings and placed one in the middle of the heated oven. I pressed it down well and let it bake for a few minutes until brown. You don’t need to grease the oven separately as it’s in the dough.

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Out of this batch, about 35-40 pieces were baked. Unfortunately I don’t know exactly, because they were constantly disappearing from the plate. 😋 It’s time consuming, you have to stand next to it, but if you take the time, you can put delicious, tasty crunchy waffles in front of your child instead of chips. And you will know exactly what’s in them. Maybe next time I’ll spice it up with some spices, I think it’ll be delicious like that too. Give it a try. 😉

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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. 😁
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… 💖 pure orgy of taste.😊 😅
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. 🙈

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. 😉 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. 😋

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Enjoy!

The simple secret of cooking rice

The simple secret of cooking rice

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There were many foreign students at the university where I worked and my husband studied. I learned some tricks from them. A Cuban couple, for example, taught me how to prepare rice so that it’s nice and perky and not a sticky dumpling.

They had to figure out how to do it because the whole floor of the dormitory where we lived had only one kitchen. There stood an old cooking plate with 6 electric plates for all the people who lived on that floor but there was no oven. Not much to go with. 🙄 It took them a while to perfect the cooking method, and that’s when I got the recipe from them.

They told me how the rice should be steamed then covered, as if nurturing it. That’s how they did it at home in Cuba, which we didn’t have the opportunity to do then and there in the dorm. 🙃

They told us that they saw that Hungarians loved to stir. But you shouldn’t stir the rice because the rice flour rubs off the grains and that’s one of the reasons why the rice doesn’t cook well. 😏😮

Another thing they noticed is that Hungarians always wanted everything immediately. Rice is not an instant side dish, you have to prepare it properly. But there are circumstances when that is not possible, like in those times. You have to learn to stew with patience. 😉

The third important thing is that if you need to add more liquid to the rice later, never add cold water (or cold milk for rice pudding). Some kind of coating will form on the rice because of the heat difference which will cause it never cook to tender, it will stay crunchy under your teeth.

I took their advice to the heart for many, many years because I have not found a better or simpler way. In recent years I’ve been using basmati or jasmine rice, but you can cook any rice with the recipe below. The only thing that varies is the cooking time, something everyone has to experiment with.

Ingredients

100 ml rice for one person
water as needed
salt to taste

Preparation

I did not soak or fry the rice. I washed it, rinsed it under running water and put it in the cooking pot. I poured hot water over it, enough so that the water was about the same height as the rice. I didn’t put a lid on it or stir the rice. I started cooking on the highest heat setting (induction 9).

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Since I poured hot water on it, it started boiling quickly. I salted it after boiling. With a few quick movements I stirred it a little bit, only this one time, then I put the lid on and reduced the heat to medium (induction 5). I cooked it for a few minutes at this heat, it seemed to be boiling very hot again. At this point, and this is very important, I did not, I repeat, I did not take the lid off, but lowered the heat even more (on induction 3).

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When I saw tiny holes in between the rice through the lid, I lowered the heat to just keep it warm, simmering (on induction 1). At this point, if you want, you can take the lid off really quickly and stir, but I don’t do that. The process so far has taken about 5 minutes, and from here it was another 15 minutes or so when I took the lid off and stirred the rice. By that time it was ready to serve. 🙂

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If you don’t want to serve it yet, keep it under the lid until needed.

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Enjoy!

Chicory with ham and cheese

Chicory with ham and cheese

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I met the chicory after we moved to Belgium. I asked an acquaintance what the big bud that I always saw at the vegetable counter was. She smiled and said: that’s the chicory. She told me what I had to pay attention to when preparing the vegetable. She also suggested to experiment with it, the family will love it. It’s really important to be thorough as this vegetable is bitter. However, it is very easy to learn how to get rid of the bitter parts so it can be flavored, prepared and used as a great side dish with meat.

Ingredients

4 chicory
4 slices of ham
4 slices of cheese
2 dl vegetable milk (I used coconut milk)
2 cloves of garlic
salt to taste
pepper to taste

Preparation

I mixed the ingredients and turned on the oven to 200 °C. It only took a couple of minutes to prepare this side dish, by the time the oven heated up the chicory was already in the oven.

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I removed the outer leaves from the chicory and then came the most important thing that makes the chicory edible. The stems are bitter. This must be carefully cut out with a sharp knife, not even the smallest piece should be left in, as it will remain bitter and inedible.

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Any baking dish can be used, it can be baked as a single dish, or separately to serve to each person. I chose the latter.

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I wrapped the chicory first with a slice of ham, then a slice of cheese.

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I poured coconut milk over the chicory, put a garlic clove in between and seasoned with salt and pepper.

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In the meantime, I heated the oven, put the chicory in it for 20 minutes, and toasted the cheese at the end. Careful, do not burn it!

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Enjoy!

Stefania slice

Stefania slice

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Princess Stefánia Klotild Lujza Hermina Mária 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 Elemér Lónyay, a landowner, with whom she lived happily in the castle of Elemér Lónyay, 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 Stefánia-style slice, roast and risotto, all have in common that they contain boiled eggs in some form.

The Stefánia 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 °C 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°C 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!