Monday, October 20, 2014

Cheese Special - Feta: Mediterranean Salad

Nothing gladdens up a salad like Feta cheese.  Today we turn to a classic Mediterranean salad sprinkled with delicious Feta cheese!

Mediterranean Salad


  • 1/2 lettuce, washed and torn into bite-size pieces
  • 1/2 cos lettuce, washed and torn into bite size pieces
  • 1 punnet cherry tomatoes, washed
  • 1/2 red pepper, seeded and sliced
  • 1/2 green pepper, seeded and sliced
  • 1 white onion, peeled and sliced into rings
  • 1 cup black olives
  • Sprigs of fresh dill
  • 150g Feta cheese, cubed
  • Olive oil to taste

Combine lettuces, tomatoes, peppers, onion, olives and dill; toss until well mixed.  Add cheese cubes, place in serving bowl and chill.  Add olive oil to taste and lightly toss.  Serve chilled.

Cocinar, comer y ser feliz,

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Cheese Special - Swiss: Broccoli Roulade

And from our lovely dairy herds in Switzerland today we will be cooking with swiss cheese, in a delicious Broccoli Roulade.

Broccoli Roulade


  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups milk
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 1 packet (283g) frozen broccoli, cooked, drained and chopped
  • 90g swiss cheese
  • Swiss cheese sauce (see recipe below)

Lightly butter a 37 x 25 x 2cm swiss roll tin; line with greaseproof paper, butter paper, dust with flour.

Melt butter in a saucepan.  Blend in flour and salt, cook for a few minutes, stirring constantly.  Remove from the heat, stir in milk.  Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture is very thick.  Boil for 1 minute.

Beat egg whites until stiff.  Beat yolks until creamy.  Slowly beat sauce mixture into yolks until blended.  Fold into beaten egg whites.  Pour into tin.  Bake in a moderate oven for 45 minutes, or until golden and top springs back when touched.  Remove from tin and peel off paper.

Place broccoli and three-quarters of the cheese on top; pour over half the cheese sauce.  Roll up, swiss roll fashion.  Place roll on to a serving platter, pour over remaining sauce and garnish with cheese.  Cut roll into thick slices to serve.

Swiss cheese sauce:
Melt 1/3 cup butter in saucepan, add 1/2 cup plain flour, 1/2 teaspoon of salt and pinch of pepper.  Stir constantly over a low heat.  Gradually add 3 cups of milk and continue cooking, stirring until sauce thickens.  Boil for 1 minute then stir in 90g of shredded Swiss cheese, stir until cheese has melted.

Cocinar, comer y ser feliz!

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