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Baked peaches

A sweet recipe, but sugar free, easy, healthy and perfect to have like a snack…sometimes is really good to eat something sweet without calories right?
I´ve seen several recipes for baked peaches and this time I wanted to make my own; although we are not in the peaches season yet, I was lucky and I could find them at the grocery store in my neighborhood, but this recipe, perfectly can be made with canned peaches, they will give more sweetness to the recipe.
Ingredients:
4 peaches
To make the sauce:
Orange juice
1/2 cup of water
a pinch of ground cinnamon
a pinch of ginger
a splash of cognac
To serve:
I think vanilla ice cream fits perfectly, but this time I wanted it to be a light recipe, so I used natural yogurt with sugar cane honey on top.
1º) Peel the peaches and cut them into wedges, then place them in the baking dish and sprinkle a teaspoon of olive oil on top. I also used rosemary sprigs. Put it in the oven at 190ºC for about 25 minutes.
2º) In another pan, mix the water, the orange juice, cinnamon, ginger and the cognac. Put it on low heat.
3º) When the peaches are ready, take them from the oven and sprinkle over them the orange juice sauce that you just made. Leave like this for about 5 minutes in the baking dish before serve them.
Time to serve…and eat!!! as I said before, I didn´t use sugar, although the peaches will be also nice as you sprinkle some brown sugar on top.
I hope you liked the recipe, you can make your own at home, as you can see is very easy and you can combine whith different ingredients.
Have a good week ahead…and see you soon!
Cheers,
Bea.
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Rice pudding

Good morning all!,
I hope you are having a nice summer.
Since I´m spending part of the summer at home, Asturias‘mi casa’, I thought I will take the advantage and try to learn how to make the typical rice pudding recipe from here. The recipe of my grandma, and now my mother is teaching me.
There are thousand recipes and everyone makes it a bit different.
I must say that this time I´m just learning and watching and my mom is the boss, so all the credits are for her 😉

This recipe takes time and you should be watching it, so ..be patient 🙂

Ingredients:
470 gr rice
1can condensed milk
1/2 cup of sweet anise
lemon peel
Cinnamon stick and ground cinnamon to decorate
4 liters of milk
800 g sugar (double the rice)
25 gr of butter

1) In a large bowl, we put half a liter of water with a pinch of salt and let it boil; then add the rice and the butter and stir with a wooden spoon always to the same side, so the rice wont stick to the bottom.

In another bowl we cook the milk together with the cinnamon stick and the lemon peel, let it boil and add it slowly to the rice. This process of incorporating the 4 liters of milk takes about two hours until everything is well integrated.
2) When the 4 liters of milk are completely added and the rice grain is quite soft we can add the sugar (let it boil and don´t stop stirring); we take the opportunity now to add the anise and condensed milk.
3) Continue stirring, you will see now that the rice is becoming thicker and the mix looks like a soft cream. Turn off the heat and leave it rest for a few minutes.

After this we can serve and decorate with sugar mixed with cinnamon.

…and after two hours (more or less), we have our rice puddin!!!!, it should be like a soft cream, with all the ingredients well integrated, the rice grain should not be lost.

I hope you enjoy it, it´s a really nice dessert to enjoy in family reunions, just like we like  it!!

Thanks for your comments and have a nice day 🙂

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