2014-10-22 23:44:08

Today I made it into Flickrs #TwitterTuesday

Today I got a Tweet from @Flickr

@quasi42 Congratulations! We've chosen your photo for the #TwitterTuesday 
showcase. http://bit.ly/10nfXFt

The whole thing is here: Twitter Tuesday: The Pink Selection
My image is called Pink & Bling.

Pink & Bling

There's a total of more than 300 pictures in the Parades album.

(Yeah, I know it's been almost 3 years since my last post, but I blame Twitter and my spending more of that precious spare time with taking pictures.)

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2011-08-30 14:19:45

bread meatloaf recipe

bread meatloaf

This is an old favorite of mine. A recipe I've used for more than 25 years. It also eats well cold or reheated in a bit of oil on a fryingpan. All that remains is a loose page from a cookbook, so I don't know the exact origins.

Bread meatloaf recipe - 1

150g butter or margerine
0.25L milk
50g fresh yeast
1 tsp salt
540g wheat flour

2 onions
250g mushrooms
3 tbsp oil
2 tsp paprika
0.15L stock
600g ground beef or veal
3 eggs
2 tbsp breadcrumbs
sesame seeds

Melt the butter, mix with the milk and add the yeast into the lukewarm mixture. Add salt and flour. (If using dry yeast, you need 1 portion and should mix it with the flour instead.

Bread meatloaf recipe - 2

Knead the dough well and leave it in a warm place for 20 minutes. It should about double in size.

Bread meatloaf recipe - 3

Finely chop mushrooms and onions.
Saute the onions and mushrooms on a frying pan. Add salt, pepper and paprika and fry for a couple of minutes more. Add the stock and leave on a medium heat until the liquid has evaporated.

Roll out the dough on a floured table to a size of about 60cm by 45 cm. Try to avoid making any holes in the dough.

Bread meatloaf recipe - 4

Mix the mushroom mixture, ground beef, 2 eggs and breadcrumbs in a bowl. If the mixture feels too loose, add a bit more breadcrumbs. (The picture is from a slightly larger batch, so there's 3 eggs instead of 2).

Bread meatloaf recipe - 5

Spread the mix evenly over the rolled out dough leaving a little bit of the dough free on both ends and one of the sides.

Bread meatloaf recipe - 6

Roll up the dough starting at the side where you let the filling go all the way to the edge.
When done rolling up the bread, transfer to a baking sheet, cover and leave for another 15 - 20 minutes while the oven heats up to 225C.
Whisk the remaining egg and brush it over the bread. Sprinkle sesame seeds over it if you have them. (I was sure I did, but it turned out to be quinoa instead).
Put the bread in the oven and lower the heat from 225C to 200C and bake for 45 minutes.
Once out of the oven, let it cool a bit and serve with a green salad on the side.

Bread meatloaf recipe - 7

This is one of those recipes that lends itself really well to variations. The two simplest ones are adding grated red and green pepper or adding grated cheese and dijon mustard. In both cases, you will need to use less meat and mushrooms and more breadcrumbs or increase the size of the dough a little bit to avoid the bread breaking up while baking.
If you're making a larger portion (I usually do), then shaping it as a horseshoe may be a way to fit it on the baking sheet.

Posted by Mads Toftum | Permanent link | File under: cooking, food

2010-03-29 11:54:05

Osso buco

An old winter(or in this case early spring) favorite is Ossobuco. It's a good warming dish full of flavor.

Osso buco 1
Osso buco 2


This is probably far from the original recipe, but it works for me. Although it is based on being for 2 people, I'd never make as little as that, it's just a convenient number to split the recipe by. Multiply to get a more sensible size - it's good enough that I always make sure there's leftovers for another meal.

2 large slices (or 4 small) of veal or beef shanks
flour, seasoned with pepper and salt
1 onion
1 clove garlic
1 stick celery
1 tin of tomatos
1 small glass of red wine
beef or veal or chicken stock
1 bay leaf, salt, pepper
grated lemon peel and chopped parsley

Make small cuts every 2 cm around the edge of the meat to prevent it rolling up.
Coat the slices in a thin layer of flour and brown on a frying pan.
Add the shanks, chopped vegetables, tomato, red wine, bay leaf and enough stock to cover.
Simmer at a low heat for 3 hours until. (The impatient could use a pressure cooker on high for about 45 minutes).
Sprinkle with grated lemon zest and chopped parsley before serving. This time I've served it with brown rice but mashed potatos work really well also.

Osso buco 3
Osso buco 4

Posted by Mads Toftum | Permanent link | File under: cooking, food

2010-02-23 10:10:40

XKCD gets close to the truth

Devotion to Duty

Posted by Mads | Permanent link | File under: soulfood

2010-01-31 22:48:04

Open Source Days 2010

This year I'll be presenting at Open Source Days.

DTrace tutorial

Introducing DTrace for system administrators, developers and performance tuners.
Topics include:
  • Basics of the D scripting language
  • Tracing system behavior
  • Digging depp: kernel tracing
  • Tracing dynamic languages
  • Adding probes to your own code
  • The DTrace toolkit

Last time

Last Open Source Days was in 2008. My talks then. I never got around to posting slides, so here they are - OpenSolaris Storage Platform - Storage revolution in the making. (Actually these slides are from about a month later at DTU where the 1 hour from Open Source Days became 2.5.)

Posted by Mads | Permanent link | File under: solaris