Saturday, 3 May 2014

Classic Italian Tiramisu

To celebrate the first weekend of May I've decided to go classy. Without further ado, I present to you the one and only, Tiramisu! :D


Ingredients                                                           
350g Mascarpone cheese
2 egg yolks
50g sugar
10 ladyfingers
10 tsp Amaertto
2 tsp instant coffee
1 pack of instant chocolate



Directions 

First, mix egg yolk and sugar in a bowl over a boiling water. Add the cooled egg mixture to the Mascarpone cheese and mix together. Prepare the instant coffee and set aside to cool.
On a plate spread 10 ladyfingers and pour 2 tsp of Amaretto over 5 cookies and 2 tsp of brewed coffee over the other 5 cookies.


Spread 5 ladyfingers on a separate plate. Next, spread the Mascarpone mixture evenly over the soaked ladyfingers. Spread another layer of cookies over the Mascarpone mixture and cover with another layer of the prepared Mascarpone mixture. Decorate with chocolate and, as always, enjoy! :D

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Lazy oatmeal banana cookies :D

Recently I've been lacking energy and feeling extremely sleepy, but the spring has arrived and we all need a little boost of energy that is why today I present you my little lazy oatmeal cookies, enjoy! :)

Ingredients

2 cups oatmeal
3 ripe bananas
3 Tbsp honey
1/2 cup dried cherries





Directions

Mash the bananas in a bowl and add oatmeal, honey and dried cherries. Spoon the dough on the baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes in 180°C.





Sunday, 16 March 2014

Cloud-Like Poached Cod

Today I bring you a light brunch recipe: poached cod with leek, parsley and seasoning.

Recipe

2 cod fillets
400 ml water
2 slices of lemon
parsley
sliced leek
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp salt
3 tbsp white wine





Preparation


Put the slices of leek in water add salt and bring to boil. Put in the cod season with pepper and add white wine. Cook the cod until the flesh becomes flaky. Take out the cod fillets, place them on two plates, pour two spoons of the broth over them and decorate with parsley and lemon slices.
Enjoy :D






Thursday, 27 February 2014

Polish Fat Thursday Treat: Faworki

Today is the day for all those lovers of sweets - Fat Thursday! In celebration of this amazing day I bring you Faworki :D

Recipe 

Ingredients:
2 egg yolks
200 grams flour
100 grams yoghurt
1 pod vanilla bean
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt



Directions:
Mix yoghurt, eggs, vanilla beans, salt and sugar in a bowl. Add flour and knead the dough until it stops sticking to the hands. Roll the dough to a very thin layer and cut small stripes around 13 cm long and 1.5 cm wide and cut holes in the middle. Take the stripes and put one end through the hole to obtain a twisted shape. Put the prepared Faworki on a tray with paper and bake in an oven at 180 °C for around 10 minutes. Enjoy!:)




Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Every time is pizza time!

Today I want to indulge you with my veggie/meat pizza recipe, enjoy :)

Ingredients:

Dough:
10 grams dry yeasts
1.5 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup regular flour
1 cup lukewarm water
1 tsp salt


Topping: can be aaaanything ;)
spinach

1 red pepper
1 can of corn
ham
yellow cheese: Gouda
half of zucchini
few mushrooms
1 package of broccoli sprouts
1 onion



Directions:

Mix the two types of  flour, dissolve yeasts in the lukewarm water. Add the dissolve yeasts to the flour and add salt. knead the dough for 15-20 minutes. Leave the dough covered with cloth for an hour. When the size of the dough doubles, spread the dough on the pizza form and spread all the ingredients. Bake your pizza for 20 to 25 minutes in 180°C until the crust is golden. Serve straight from the oven, enjoy;)




Friday, 31 January 2014

Pasteis de Nata with budyn ;D

Ola! Today I want to introduce you my very special receipt for Pasteis de Nata with Polish custard-like filling - budyn !;) I hope you will enjoy it!;D



Ingredients

500g filo pastry

filling:
4 Tbsp potato flour
3 Tbsp sugar
1 Tbsp vanilla extract + one vanilla bean pod
500 ml milk
6 egg yolks



Directions
Cut the filo pastry into squares (11 cm) and place them on a muffin tray. Next, prepare the filling. Place flour, eggs, sugar and vanilla extract + beans in a pot and stir. Gradually add milk - constantly stirring. turn on the fire and stir until all the ingredients combine into an even mass. Keep the mixture on a fire and stir energetically till it turns into a thick mass. take the custard from the fire, let it cool for a bit and then fill the filo pastries with it. Bake in 250°C until brown. Sprinkle the ready pastries with cinnamon and powdered sugar, enjoy!






Saturday, 7 December 2013

Knedle

Being away from home made me miss some typical Polish cuisine, so for today I've decided to introduce one of the most popular dishes in Poland: Knedle

Ingredients

dough:

1 large egg or 2 small
1 cup of flour
500 grams of cooked potatoes
7 ripe plums
2 Tbsp sugar

topping:  
1 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp honey
1 Tbsp cinnamon

Directions

First, we boil potatoes and mash them when they are ready. We mix the flour, egg and the mashed potatoes - kneading the dough until a non-sticky mass is obtained. Next, we carve the plums and spread sugar and cinnamon over them, we can also add few drops of lemon. From the prepared dough we form small balls (about 6cm wide) and put the prepared plums inside - making sure to seal them properly. Finally, we boil the water and add a pinch of salt. The prepared "knedle" should be gently put into the boiling water and cooked for about 3-4 minutes - until they start to "pop out" of the water. We then prepare the topping by melting the butter and mixing it with honey and cinnamon. "Knedle" are served warm with the cinnamon-honey topping. As always, enjoy!:D