Top 10 Most Difficult Dishes To Make
Once you know about the top 10 most difficult dishes to make; you will either not think of making them or will be more careful to handle the total procedure. However, this is a known fact that the dishes which are difficult to cook; are normally fabulous and delicious. So, take your time, prepare yourself, get some help, if possible and jump into the project of cooking the most difficult dishes.
Tagine – It is a Moroccan preparation, which is cooked inside a special pot having the same name. It is a slow-cooked stew with meat, vegetables and aromatic spices, which takes at least couple of hours to cook on low heat. The most difficult part of this preparation is adding the ingredients or seasonings, which contain a whole lot of fruits like apples, pears, prunes, apricots, dates, raisins, olives, quinces, lemons etc. It also uses a variety of spices such as cinnamon, saffron, turmeric, ginger, cumin etc along with the famous blend of Ras el hanout. You can use a variety of meat like beef, chicken or lamb. During the cooking process, you have to check for several times for the consistency of the stew by opening the lid of the special pot.
Apple Strudel – Who does not love to eat this delicate dessert from Austria – but making an apple strudel requires quite a lot of perseverance. Starting from preparing the dough to preparing the apple filling – all steps are quite delicate and you need to really concentrate at every step. Preparing the strudel dough is the most critical part of all. You need to knead the dough on a table top for quite long time and then roll on the table with a rolling pin so finely that you could see through it; and that too without having any hole inside it. You may use apple juice instead of water to knead the dough for extra flavor. However, this process can be cut short by using the readymade phyllo dough.
Timpano – If you have watched the movie ‘Big Night’, you will understand why I am talking about this recipe. Basically it is an Italian type pastry crust with a filling of pasta, cheese, ragu, meatballs, chicken, eggs etc. Kneading the dough is itself a difficult task. On top of that, you have to give enough time to gather the ingredients and prepare the filling. You have to cook all the ingredients separately before filling it inside the pastry such as pasta, meatballs, eggs, chicken and all. If you have not watched the movie, then better watch it before trying with this dish.
Lasagna – You should have lot of patience, if you want to prepare lasagna at home starting from the scratch. This traditional Italian delicacy contains layers of pasta, cheese, béchamel sauce and sometimes other stuffing ingredients. You should take extra concern to prepare the stuffing or filling, as it provides the additional zing to the preparation. However, preparing the lasagna noodles is something, which requires quite a bit of expertise. You can use the readymade version, as you have to spend more time in layering the ingredients properly and then baking it.
Stuffed Zucchini Blossoms – Zucchini blossom is itself a delicacy, when simply fried by dipping in a batter. So, you can imagine the taste, when they are stuffed with your favorite filling. Usually the filling is made with fresh mozzarella, ricotta and toasted pine nuts; however you can put anything as you wish. It does not take much time to be ready on the table, but the main critical part is the stuffing. You have to carefully open the delicate flowers without tearing any of the petals and removing the stamen and internal pistil. Also use a sharp knife to remove the green leaves at the bottom of the flowers. The next steps are quite easy – to stuff and to dip into batter for frying.
Bread and Butter Pickles – You must have tasted them at your Grandmother’s kitchen. These days, they are readily available at the supermarkets. But if you want to make them yourself at home, then you will need to spend some quality time on this project. The ingredients are not too many, but the process is quite longer. First you have to season the cucumber slices with pickling salt and ice. Next, you have to absorb the extra water from the cucumber slices with an absorbent, clean towel. This might take a whole day. Next, you need to cook them into a mixture of vinegar, sugar and other spices. Finally ladle this into clean, dry and airtight glass jars. Seems a lot of work!
Christmas Pudding – This traditional English dessert is served particularly on the Christmas Day. Most of the households have their own type of recipes for preparing this dish. It takes almost a month before it gets ready. You need to do lots of chopping the dry fruits, before you mix with the flour, eggs and other important ingredients. Often the ingredients are soaked into brandy or whiskey. After the pudding is prepared, it is normally left for a month to mature the right flavor and taste. Meanwhile, the pudding is regularly doused with brandy or whiskey.
Cassoulet – This is a French version of slow-cooked bean stew or casserole along with various types of meats. First of all, you have to buy this special earthenware pot for preparing this dish. You will get a variety of recipes to cook this delicate preparation. You should start preparing at least one day in advance, as you have to gather different types of meats and soak the beans overnight. The dish is cooked on low heat for around 3-4 hours. However, you cannot ignore the warm smell while the stew is cooking.
Mole Poblano – It is the regular kind of sauce made in almost every Mexican household during any type of celebration. But it contains at least 30 types of ingredients including seeds, nuts, peppers, spices, fruits and all. You will need to prepare the spices, chilies and nuts by roasting and toasting before you can use it in the real process.