Mmmmonday… My Perfect French Omelette :)

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Ok, I guess I should call this a “french-style” Omelette since I’m neither a cook nor french and probably not qualified enough to teach others how to cook eggs.
But for the sake of this blogpost just imagine I’m a forty-something French 2 Michelin Star cook with her own hen farm 😉

French Omelette isn’t like the American or the Spanish Omelette because it isn’t cooked as long and it also is very thin and usually not filled with Chorizo Sausage (I guess you could though if you wanted).
It isn’t the easiest thing to cook but once you have mastered your first “omlette française” (said with an extreme french accent and accompanied by a flourishing hand gesture) they will only get better.

Des Questions? Non? Alors, je vais commencer avec cette Omelette magnifique!

You will need:

  • 2 eggs (if you care about animals, choose free-range)
  • butter and a little oil
  • a frying pan
  • a spatula
  • a drop of water
  • seasoning (i.e. salt and pepper)
  • a mixing bowl
  • Extras, for example spring onions, cheese, ham, Chorizo
    (only joking :)), Salmon,…

Method:

Crack both eggs into the mixing bowl, add the seasoning how you like it and add just a drop of water. Mix the ingredients together using a fork until it’s a solid yellow.
Put the pan on the stove and turn it on on a medium to high temperature. Pour in a little oil and butter and wait for the two to melt.
When the pan is fully heated, put in quite a lot of butter and when it starts to froth pour in your egg mixture.
Now comes the tricky bit:
Leave the egg in for about 5 seconds and then, using your spatula, push the egg in the middle from one side of the pan to the other. Let the runny egg fill the hole you just created by moving the pan.
Repeat this step in a flowery pattern until no more runny egg is there to fill the holes (If you want any extras on your Omelette, add them now).
Turn the Omelette over and let the other side sizzle for 6-8 seconds.
Get out of the pan and on to a plate, season in case it needs more salt and Voilà:
There you have your very own french-style Omelette!

Now… Get ready for my incredible visual explanation! **

Soo… I hope I could help you out here… Please comment and tell me if you tried this at home or if you have any ideas that you want to share 😉

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*this is not my picture!
** this is though 🙂

Mmmmonday… 5 Minute Chocolate Cake! :)

This recipe is quite well-known but also very delicious. I hope you’ll enjoy this idea, it really does only take 5 minutes in the microwave 🙂
Unless you’re reeeaaally hungry and don’t mind loads of calories then you can eat one yourself, otherwise I would suggest sharing it with someone else!

Recipe!

4 tablespoons flour
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
1 egg
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)
A small splash of vanilla extract
1 large coffee mug

Add dry ingredients to mug, and mix well. Add the egg and mix thoroughly.

Pour in the milk and oil and mix well.

Add the chocolate chips (if using) and vanilla extract, and mix again.

Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts (high). The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don’t be alarmed! Allow to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate if desired.

eat!

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not my picture! 🙂 xx

Vienna in a nutshell.

At the start of last month I went on a short trip Vienna, Austria, for 3 days. From where I live it takes about 4 hours to drive there if the traffic is ok.  Personally I love Vienna, not only for the history but also for the grand architecture of this city.
Where to eat?

  • Augustinerkeller  – traditional Austrian Cuisine, very friendly, good food, brilliant atmosphere
  • CafĂ© Corbaci – situated in Vienna’s “Museumsquartier” it’s a lovely place to stop by for a “Kaisermelange” (Coffee  with cream) after visiting the most famous museums in Vienna. Especially remarkable: The ceiling!
  • Want a real Viennese breakfast? Try the CafĂ© Landmann. It’s right next to the Burgtheater and serves delicious breakfasts. But: it is quite expensive and lots of the customers are quite posh and old and might be a little difficult… You should definetly try their cakes though, SO delicious 🙂

What to visit?

  • Schloss Schönbrunn – the obvious thing to do when in Vienna 🙂 The Palace that was home to the Habsburger Emperors is beautiful and very well looked after. You can get 3 different tour around the place, they’re all good, even with the small tour you get to see the most important sights (like Sisi’s rooms, etc.). You get a free audio guide which is well made and definitely worth recommending. Also: Have a look around the gardens, they are absolutely lovely 🙂
  • The Natural History Museum – First, the building is stunning! It’s a little less impressive than the one in London but it still has fantastic exhibitions 🙂 Really, I would suggest taking a long walk around the city. You will see the most important sites and the city is absolutely beautiful. The funniest thing about Vienna is that you’re walking round a corner in the city and BAM you see a random cathedral or big building. It’s like someone scattered big churches randomly in the city 🙂

Where did I stay?

I stayed at the Downtown Meininger Franz. It’s more of a youth hostel than a hotel but it is very nicely equipped, the beds are comfy, the bathrooms are clean and modern, breakfast was nice (you have to buy it extra though!) and there is a parking garage there as well. It is also quite cheap for a hotel with that location, It takes about 15 minutes on foot to get from the hotel to the town centre.

All in all, Vienna is lovely, the people are very friendly and I would highly recommend a visit if you’re in the area!
xx

P.S. if you haven’t noticed yet I’m a big lover of watching the vlogbrothers on Youtube… so here is Johns Thoughts from Places, Vienna edition 🙂