A simple recipe for containment? | Our 3 ideas
Stop the eternal pasta dishes revisited in all the sauces during the lockdown. Do you have free time during this period? So, take the opportunity to get cooking! 👩🍳 It's the perfect time to cook good meals! Keep your spirits up despite the COVID-19 crisis and make your family's hearts warm with special containment menus comforting and gourmet ! 😋 Do you lack inspiration? At Loëla, we have concocted several simple recipes for containment! Here are 3 ideas to amaze your tribe and cook 100% homemade !
1. Simple recipes for confinement to make with your children
Are you looking for activity ideas for your children during the lockdown ? Suggest that they get their hands dirty and cook or bake together some little treats for the whole family! Here are some easy recipe ideas:
Homemade bread: THE recipe for confinement 🥖
To make homemade bread, nothing could be simpler! Mix 10 pinches of fine salt and 500 g of wheat flour. Dissolve the baker's yeast in lukewarm water. Then form a well in the center of the flour and incorporate the yeast with 30 cl of water. Knead everything and let the dough rise, until it doubles in volume. Then squeeze out the air and shape the loaves into balls. They must rest again for 30 minutes. Finally, bake them in the oven at 240°C for 15 minutes.
A comforting homemade hot chocolate ☕
To warm hearts, bet on a homemade hot chocolate! In a saucepan over low heat, put 50 cl of milk and 10 cl of water. When everything is simmering, add 2 sachets of vanilla sugar, mix and heat for 1 minute. Then add 100 g of dark chocolate in squares, whisk and serve in a mug. It's already over! For the gourmet side, decorate the top of your cup with marshmallows. A comforting drink to enjoy during your online fashion shopping session with your children, for example!
A fragrant gingerbread 🌶️
To accompany your hot chocolate, make a gingerbread : a simple recipe for containment and tasty
2.Food ideas for containment
"What am I going to cook today?" “: this question, you ask yourself it every day, and even more during this period! Admittedly, travel is limited, but that doesn't mean you can't cook gourmet and balanced dishes! So, put on your apron and discover our simple menu ideas to make during the lockdown!
An easy and balanced cooked dish: a pumpkin crumble
In autumn, the pumpkin is in the spotlight! 🍠 Take the opportunity to cook it in a crumble version! In a saucepan, boil a large volume of salted water and a cube of chicken stock Peel, cut the pumpkin into cubes and plunge it into simmering water. Lower the heat and cook until it becomes tender. Then drain the pumpkin cubes. To make the crumble, mix 50 g of flour, 50 g of breadcrumbs, 50 g of ground almonds, 125 g of diced butter and 100 g of grated parmesan. You will get a sandy paste. Then pour the pumpkin cubes into a dish, crumble the crumble on top, salt and pepper and bake in the oven for 20 minutes. Serve warm and accompany it with meat. 🥩
A TV tray: an easy and quick menu idea
Enjoy a moment of relaxation with a delicious TV dinner! 📺 Opt for a simple recipe for confinement, but also original: baked nachos! To do this, sauté 2 onions and 2 cloves of garlic in a pan. Incorporate 250 g of red beans, chilli powder and 300 g of minced meat. When the meat is almost cooked, add 400 g of peeled tomatoes. Cook for a few minutes, salt and pepper. In a large dish, arrange the nachos, pour the preparation on top as well as grated cheese. Bake on the grill position in the oven and serve with a small cream (25 cl of fresh cream and lemon juice).
3. A birthday meal for festive confinement
Your birthday is approaching and you are depressed at the thought of celebrating it during this period? To cheer you up, we've put together some meal ideas for the birthday below!
You would love to get together for a drink with your friends… Soon, you will be able to enjoy the bars again! In the meantime, here is our cocktail recipe to toast in video with your loved ones: a champagne and raspberry mojito! 🍹 Crush mint leaves at the bottom of a glass, add ½ lime juice, 1 tablespoon of sugar, 4 cl of white rum and 3 cl of champagne. Mix, then add ice cubes and a few raspberries. A chic drink to celebrate your day!
As for meals, bet on simple recipes to make during confinement such as a dinner aperitif! Cook a focaccia for example, a soft Italian dish! 🇮🇹 Here are the ingredients: 250 g of T55 flour, 1 teaspoon of salt, 15 cl of water, 12 g of baker's yeast and 5 cl of olive oil. As for the garnish, treat yourself: mushrooms, chorizos, olives, tomatoes, ham, etc. Dissolve the yeast in lukewarm water, then let stand for 10 minutes. Add water and olive oil. Then knead this mixture with flour and salt. Your dough should rest overnight in the refrigerator. The next day, flatten it with a rolling pin to obtain a rectangle and let it rise for another 2 hours.Garnish the focaccia and bake for 20 minutes at 180°C Accompany this dish with verrines, guacamole toast, appetizers, etc. It's a idea for an evening meal for confinement super festive: a real little buffet just for you!
We hope this article has been able to reconcile you with the containment kitchen! Enjoy our recipe ideas to die for! 😍