Friday, March 21, 2014

French Onion Soup

Note: This recipe is two people


  • 2 large onions
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1/2 cup of butter
  • 1/2 cup of wine (optional)
  • 2 cups of meat broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 6 slices of French bread
  • 1 teaspoon flour
  • Swiss Gruyere cheese
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Salt
  • Pepper


Slice onions thin. 

Take a medium pot and melt butter in it, then add sliced onions. Cook them on medium heat until they got caramelized about 30-40 minutes. If you want to speed up the process add one teaspoon sugar into it.

Then add minced garlic and cook couple of minutes more and add thyme, pepper and bay leaf. Then add wine and cook 5-10 minutes until wine evaporates. After that add flour and cook couple of minutes more. Lastly add beef broth and salt and cook 30 minutes more on low heat. See the picture.

Roast sliced breads in a toaster or in the oven. Take soup in a small bowl, put roasted bread on it and sprinkle grated Swiss cheese and Parmesan and broil in a 350 F preheated oven about 10 minutes. Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Puffy Pizza with Beef


For the Dough

  • 3 1/2 cup of flour
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1/4 cup of canola or vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup of olive oil
  • Salt

For the Fill

  • 1/2 lb ground beef
  • 1 little onion
  • 1 tablespoon red pepper paste
  • 2 tablespoons of pomegranate sauce (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon red flare pepper
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • Parsley


Mix dry yeast with warm milk and sugar and wait until it rises. Take a large bowl and put the yeast mixture, canola/vegetable oil, salt and vinegar. Add flour slowly and knead it until it becomes a soft dough.

Keep the dough in a warm place couple of hours. In the meantime to prepare the fill take a large bowl put ground beef, chopped onion and parsley, red pepper paste, pomegranate sauce (you can find it in Middle East Shops), olive oil, black and red pepper and salt and then mix them together.

When the dough is ready take small pieces from it and with the help of olive oil, make thin square shape and then wind up all edges.

Put square shaped pieces on a glass pan and put some fill on top of it. 
Bake it in 375 F preheated oven about 40 minutes, until it gets red. Enjoy!