FOOD & LIFESTYLE: Cooking with Dona Elena



Cooking has always been a breather for me. The kitchen is every mom's fave go-to-place whenever we feel the need to be alone. Today, I am glad to get hold a bag of Dona Elena products at home. I have a reason to play around the kitchen! 




MINT PESTO PASTA WITH DOÑA ELENA ANCHOVIES & CASHEW BITS



Ingredients: 

100g Dona Elena Pasta

Dona Elena Pure Olive Oil

Dona Elena Anchovies

Toasted garlic bits

Pesto Powder or Pesto Sauce

1tbsp unsalted butter (optional)

Salt & Pepper to taste

Garnish with: 

Mint

Toasted garlic bits

Cashew bits


Directions:


Bring to a boil 300ml water . Cook pasta for 8-10 mins.

Set aside


Heat pan. Pour olive oil.  Saute garlic bits. Add butter (optional) pour pesto powder. Stir until well blended. Add cooked pasta. Mix well. 


Serve and garnish with mint, toasted garlic & cashew bits. 


Serves 2. 





ANCHOVY GARLIC BREAD




Ingredients


Basic Bread: 


1 cup whole wheat flour

1/4 cup sugar

1/8 cup warm water

1 tsp instant dry yeast

1/4 cup vegetable oil

1/8 tsp salt


Filling:

Doña Elena Anchovy

1/4 cup toasted garlic



Directions:


Sift together all dry ingredients, add warm water, oil.  Knead for 10-15 mins

Let the dough rest for 1 hour


When doubled in size push down dough to release air. 

Knead again for another 4 mins.  Divide  dough by 60g each. 


Rinse  anchovy with running cold water to neutralize saltness., pat dry. 

Put a slice inside dough, sprinke a huge amount of toasted garlic, roll it according to your desired shape. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.  Let it rest again for 30 mins or until doubled in size. 


Bake in a preheated oven  (280 deg) for 12-15 mins or until golden brown.  Serve. 


Kneads 3-4 pcs 



For more tips and  recipes, see Dona Elena Cusinera Club FB Page





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