BEST DIGESTIVE COOKIES RECIPE

Digestive cookies are cookies made of whole wheat flour, sugar, butter, leavening agents (sodium bicarbonate or yeast) and salt.

Originating in Scotland and popular throughout the world, they were first developed in 1839 by two Scottish doctors to aid digestion. The term “digestive” is derived from the belief that they had antacid properties due to the initial use of sodium bicarbonate.

Historically, some cookie makers used malt extract to “digest” some of the starch in the flour before baking.
Often eaten with tea or coffee like Maria cookies, they are used as a base in many no-bake cakes or as a filling in various desserts.

Level of difficulty : easy
Prep time : 15 mins
Rest time :
Cook time : 20 mins
Total time : 35 mins
Yield : 6 servings
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder or baking soda
1 pinch of salt
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup butter, cubed
1/4 cup milk

Steps :

  • Preheat the oven in static mode to 360°F.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a bowl, mix flour, baking powder, salt and sugar to combine ingredients.
  • Using your fingertips, rub the butter into the dry ingredients until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  • Add milk and work into a dough.
  • Place on a floured surface and roll out to a smooth dough (if dough is too dry, add a little more milk).
  • Using a well-floured rolling pin, roll out the dough to 0.1 inch thickness.
  • Using a cookie cutter or a glass, shape the dough into 2_3 inch diameter disks.
  • Transfer the cookies to the baking sheet and prick them with a fork.
  • Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes until the cookies turn a light golden color.
  • Remove and let cool.
  • Serve and enjoy.
  • Store in an airtight metal box.

2 INGREDIENT PANCAKES

Two-ingredient pancakes are thick pancakes made with eggs and bananas.

Quick and easy to prepare, without flour, milk or butter, soft and tasty, they can be eaten at breakfast or during other daytime snacks.

Difficulty level : low
Prep time : 10 mins
Rest time :
Cook time : 15 mins
Total time : 25 mins
Yield : 4 servings
2 ripe bananas
2 eggs + 2 egg whites

Steps :

  • Peel bananas and cut into small pieces. Mash well with a fork.
  • Beat two eggs and two egg whites in a large bowl.
  • Add banana pulp to eggs and blend with an immersion blender until smooth and creamy.
  • Heat a non-stick pan over low heat.
  • Pour in half a ladleful of pancake mixture.
  • As soon as a crust forms, turn over with a spatula and repeat the operation until the batter is used up.
  • Arrange the pancakes on top of each other.
  • Sprinkle with powdered sugar or pour maple syrup or honey.
  • Serve and enjoy!

PEANUT BUTTER CHOCOLATE COOKIES

Peanut butter chocolate cookies are cookies made with peanut butter, cane sugar, flour, dark chocolate, egg and vanilla.

Easy and quick to cook, tender and delicious, they are perfect for daytime snacks.

Difficulty level : easy
Prep time : 15 min
Rest time : 30 min
Cook time : 15 min
Total time : 30 min + 30 min (rest)
Yield :  25 cookies
2/3 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup cane sugar
3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup dark chocolate
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract

Steps :

  • In a bowl, mix the butter with the sugar.
  • Stir in the egg and vanilla.
  • Finally add the flour and the chocolate broken into small pieces.
  • Mix well until you get a smooth paste.
  • Form small balls and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Using a fork, roll out the dough balls.
  • Put in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes so that they remain firm and do not lose the “striped” effect in the oven.
  • Preheat the oven in static mode to 360º F.
  • Bake for about 15 min.
  • Take out of the oven and let cool on a rack.
  • Serve and enjoy!

EASY DULCE DE LECHE RECIPE

Dulce de leche (or caramelized milk or milk jam in English) is a confection from Latin America prepared by slowly heating sugar and milk over a period of several hours. It is typically used to top or fill other sweet foods.

It can be eaten alone, but is more commonly used as a topping or filling for other sweet foods, such as cakes, churros, cookies, waffles, crème caramel (known as flan in Spanish-speaking regions and pudim in Portuguese-speaking ones), fruits like banana, and ice creams. It is also a popular spread on crepes (pancakes) and toast.

Difficulty level : low
Prep time : 5 min
Rest time :
Cook time : 3 h
Total time : 5 min + 3 h (rest)
Yield :
1 can sweetened condensed milk (14 oz)

Preparation :

  • Place can In a pot large enough to accommodate it.
  • Fill with water so the can is submerged by 1-2 inches.
  • Place over medium high heat.
  • As soon as the water comes to a boil reduce to a simmer then just keep an occasional eye on the water level and refill as necessary : 2 hours of simmering will give you a light golden color while 3 will yield a darker amber color with a richer flavor.
  • Let cool, use and enjoy !

EASY DONUT RECIPE

A doughnut or donut is a type of leavened fried dough.
Various toppings and flavorings are used for different types, such as sugar, chocolate, or maple glazing. Doughnuts may also include water, leavening, eggs, milk, sugar, oil, shortening, and natural or artificial flavors.
The two most common types are the ring doughnut and the filled doughnut, which is injected with fruit preserves, cream, custard, or other sweet fillings. Once fried, doughnuts may be glazed with a sugar icing, spread with icing or chocolate on top, or topped with powdered sugar, cinnamon, sprinkles or fruit. Doughnuts are often accompanied by coffee, but can also be paired with milk.

The first donuts would have arrived in America in the 17th century with settlers from the Netherlands and their deep fried doughnut balls. The introduction of the donut is also claimed in the XVIIIe century by Quebeckers and Louisians.

The following recipe is an easy and delicious one.

Difficulty level : easy
Prep time : 10 min
Cook time : 20 min
Rest time : 2 hours
Total time : 2 hours 30 min
Yield : 6 servings
3 cups flour 
1/3 cup powdered sugar 
3 tbsp melted butter
1 cup milk (at room temperature)
2 eggs
1 tbsp baker’s yeast
3 cups oil
1 to 2 pinches of salt 

Preparation :

  • In a large bowl, stir in yeast and milk, sugar, salt, eggs, butter and half the flour for a few minutes.
  • Stir in the rest of the flour little by little while stirring constantly.
  • Knead for 5 min until the dough becomes homogeneous and elastic.
  • Place in a container covered with a damp cloth.
  • Let the dough rise during 1 h at room temperature or overnight in the refrigerator.
  • Place the ball of dough on a slightly floured work surface and spread it on 0.4 inch thick.
  • Detail the donuts with a special or round cookie cutter, forgetting to make the hole in the middle.
  • Leave to rest on a lightly floured tea towel for 1 hour at room temperature or 25 min in the oven at 85° F so that they double in size.
  • Heat the oil in a large saucepan to 350° F.
  • Cook the donuts 45 sec on each side.
  • Sweeten, glaze or stuff the donuts.
  • Enjoy !

1 MINUTE PANCAKES

A pancake is a flat cake, often thin and round, prepared from a starch-based batter that contains eggs, milk and butter, cooked on a hot surface (griddle or frying pan) with oil or butter.
The pancake’s shape and structure varies worldwide. In the United Kingdom, pancakes are often unleavened. In North America, a leavening agent is used (baking powder) creating a thick fluffy pancake. A crêpe is a thin Breton pancake of French origin cooked on both sides in a special pan. When buttermilk is used in place of or in addition to milk, the pancake has got a tart flavor (buttermilk pancake).
Pancakes may be served at any time of the day or year with a variety of toppings or fillings. In North America, they are typically considered a breakfast food and serve a similar function to waffles.

The recipe and method below allows you to make pancake dough in less than 1 minute.

Level of difficulty : easy
Prep time :  5 min
Rest time :
Cooking time : 5 min
Total time : 10 min
Yield : 4 servings
2.5 cup flour
1.25 cup milk
1 cup whole yogurt
1.5 tbsp caster sugar
1 tbsp bakin powder / vanilla extract
2 eggs
4 tbsp oil
2 pinches of salt

Preparation :

  • Put the flour, caster sugar, salt, vanilla and the baking powder in a glass jar with lid.bocal.png
  • Add yogurt, milk, eggs and oil.
  • Close the container and shake vigorously until all the ingredients are well combined. 
  • Oil a small non-stick 5-7 inch frying pan.
  • Heat warm and pour some dough directly from the jar.
  • Cook until small holes and bubbles form on the surface of the pancake. 
  • Return and cook in the same way.
  • Place on a plate lined with absorbent paper, and continue until all the dough is used up.
  • Serve with a sprinkle of honey or maple syrup and enjoy !

2 INGREDIENT (NUTELLA-EGGS) CAKE

2 ingredient (Nutella-eggs) cake is a cake made of eggs and Nutella.

Since Nutella already contains several ingredients (sugar, hazelnuts, skimmed milk, low-fat cocoa, vanillin, etc.), this cake with 2 main ingredients is actually endowed with many ingredients !

Very easy to make, it is very suitable for breakfast or with a coffee.

Level of difficulty : easy
Prep time : 10 min
Cook time : 40 min
Rest time : –
Total time : 50 min
Yield :  4 servings
1/2 cup Nutella
2 eggs

Preparation :

  • Preheat the oven to 360° F.
  • Provide a 10 inch pan lined with baking paper.
  • Butter and flour slightly. Put aside.
  • In a large bowl, beat the eggs with an electric whisk.
  • Put on maximum speed for about 5 min until obtaining a pale and frothy preparation.
  • Heat the Nutella in a small saucepan.
  • Add to the eggs and incorporate with an electric whisk at minimum speed until a homogeneous mixture is obtained.
  • Pour into the mold.
  • Bake for about 35 to 40 min until a knife blade inserted in its center comes out dry.
  • Get out of the oven.
  • Let cool and sprinkle with icing sugar.
  • Serve and enjoy.

UNMISSABLE BOILED EGGS

boiled egg is a whole egg cooked in its shell, so that the white is not very coagulated, still flexible, and the yolk runny. It constitutes one of the cooking levels of the whole egg in its shell: which goes from the raw egg and the raw lukewarm egg (not coagulated) to the hard-boiled egg (fully coagulated, firm), passing through the soft-boiled egg (firm white, soft yellow).
It is customary for the soft-boiled egg to be eaten hot, the soft-boiled egg hot or lukewarm, the hard-boiled egg cold.
In 1572, Pierandrea Mattioli wrote “Healthy eggs are those that are cooked in the shell, of which the best are the tremblants, which quiver like semi-curdled milk”.

Easy and quick to make, delicious, they are perfect for breakfast or other meals.

Level of difficulty : easy
Prep time : 2 min
Rest time : 
Cook time : 3 min
Total time : 5 min
Yield : 4 servings
4 fresh eggs (room temperature)
4 slices of bread / 1 tbsp butter

Preparation :

  • Simmer water in a saucepan.
  • Gently plunge the eggs at room temperature into the simmering water with a spoon.
  • Cook for 3 to 4 minutes depending on the desired doneness.
  • Drain and place in an egg cup.
  • Cut the slices of bread into strips. Butter.
  • Cut the hat off and serve with the buttered mouillettes.
  • Enjoy.

5 MINUTE BRIOCHE BREAD

A 5-minute brioche bread is a brioche made of flour, cream, sugar, eggs, yeast and salt.
Very easy and quick to make, without lifting and kneading time, it is perfect for breakfast or other daytime snacks.

Level of difficulty : easy
Prep time : 5 min
Rest time : 
Cook time : 45 min
Total time : 50 min
Yield : 6 servings
2.5 cups flour
1 cup liquid cream
2.5 tbsp sugar
2 eggs
1 tbsp baking powder
1 pinch of salt

Preparation :

  • In a bowl, combine the flour and baking powder.
  • Add cream and mix.
  • Add the eggs, beaten beforehand, sugar and salt.
  • Pour into a plumcake pan lined with baking paper.
  • Preheat the oven in static mode to 360° F.
  • Bake during 45 min.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool.
  • Unmould and let cool completely.
  • Serve and enjoy !

GRANDMA BLUEBERRY JAM

grandma blueberry jam is a preparation based on blueberries, sugar and water.
Blueberries are small, purplish-blue berries with a mild, slightly sweet flavor, light in sugars and calories, high in fiber and antioxidants, and very diuretic.
Blueberry pie is a traditional seasonal dessert in the mountainous regions of Central Europe. Blueberry muffin is a North American baking classic. Blueberries are also used to make jams, syrups, sorbets, herbal teas, brandies, liqueurs or wines.
Easy to prepare, sweet and delicious, this jam is perfect for snacks or as an ingredient in pies, muffins or cakes.

Level of difficulty : easy
Prep time : 10 min
Rest time : –
Cook time : 1 h 30 min
Total time : 1 h 40 min
Yield : 4 cups jam
5 cups blueberries
3 cups caster sugar
1 cup water

Preparation :

  • Sort and wash the blueberries in cold water.
  • Pour the water and sugar into a Dutch oven.
  • Bring to a boil while stirring, then continue to boil gently for 5 min.
  • Add the blueberries, bring to a boil and simmer gently for about 1 h to 1 h 15 min.
  • Stir often and prevent the jam from sticking to the bottom.
  • Sterilize the jam jars.
  • Check the consistency by pouring a drop of jam on a plate taken out of the freezer.
  • If the drop freezes, the jam is ready.
  • Fill the jars with jams, close and turn over.
  • Let cool and enjoy or store in a cool, dry place.