Archive | February, 2012

Pancake with fruits

26 Feb

Hello!

So, yesterday I was looking through pictures on Pinterest (I love that page), and again I found something that inspired me, this time to make it for Sunday  breakfast. Pancake! One, big, sweet pancake,without any sugar, only fruits and honey. I don’t know how about you, but I always try to make my Sunday breakfast special. It’s the only day when I really have time to make something different than sandwiches or muesli.

The recipe comes from: http://thingswemake.wordpress.com/2012/02/11/honey-cloud-pancakes/#comment-4383

and I’m very thankful Claire for that recipe.

You can use whatever fruits you like. I had a mango and some frozen strawberries, so the choice was simple, strawberries taste great with mango.

Ingredients:

2 eggs

1/2 cup of flour (in the original recipe is 1/4)

1/4 cup of warmed milk

1 pinch of salt

2 teaspoons of honey

1 teaspoon of vanilla sugar

1/2 teaspoon of baking powder

fruits

Oven, heated to 200° C

IMPORTANT: use metal frying pan because you will be putting it in the oven!

Instructions

Take two eggs, separate whites from the yolks and whisk the whites until they are stiff.

In a separate bowl mix yolks with flour, salt, honey, baking powder, when you mix it, pour little by little warmed milk.

Fold the egg whites into the mixture gently with a metal spoon.

In the meantime heat the frying pan and put 1 tablespoon of butter to melt.

Pour the batter on the frying pan and cook it for a few minutes until the edges get a little brown.

Cut fruits

Sprinkle the fruits on top.

Put the frying pan into the oven and leave it for around 7-8 minutes until it’s golden.

Serve with honey or with maple syrup.

Bon appetit!

 

 

 

Summer

20 Feb

Hey!

Today I started thinking about summer. @Pinterest I found so many pictures with great food and drinks you can have in summer and that reminded me of our little summer garden that we’ve made last year on our balcony. Our balcony is quite small since we live in a flat, but after buying two chairs, table and flowers, it started looking like in Toscany or France :) What we did, we bought two regular chairs and we painted them with ecological paints using three colors: purple/pink, green and grey. We did the same with the table and they are simply cute.

I love it in the summer, when it’s warm weekend, sun is shining and we are having cold wine with cheese and fruits on our balcony.

Here I put the picture of it, it was so nice to think about it for a while and share the thought with you :)

I wish you lots of sunshine!

Asia

 

Post Valentine’s Day post

18 Feb

Hello!

Here are some post Valentine’s ideas, presents that we made.

One is a foamed heart that I decoupaged

And here’s what I used to decoupage it: some glue, pink and red felt, brocade, scissors, glue drops and washi tape.

 

And here’s the best present the DIY freak can get:

Chocolate box with some fun stuff for decoupage (with chocolates underneath in case you need an energizer ;) )

Lime and honey chicken

13 Feb

Hello!

That weekend was just great! I cooked a lot and I have some recipes to share with you.

I will post them one by one to make you curious :)

Today yummie recipe for chicken. Personally I’m not a big fan of chicken, I think it’s because of KFC…

This chicken is very soft, sweet and bitter in the same time. It’s all thanks to honey and lime that, besides the chicken, are the most important ingredients.

You can serve it with vegetables as well as french fries, bread. I like it alone as well.

Ingredients (for 2 people):

1 chicken fillet (around 0,5 kg)

1/2 lime juice + peeled skin

1 tablespoon of honey

fresh salt and pepper

2-3 tablespoons of olive oil

1 garlic clove

2 tablespoons of thyme (fresh or dried)

Mix lime juice, with pilled lime skin, honey, olive oil, smashed garlic clove and thyme (do not put all of the thyme, some of it we will use in the end).

Put chicken fillet into a bowl.

Pour the marinade over the chicken and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Leave it for around 0,5 h before putting into the oven.

 

Preheat the oven to 190ºC. Put the chicken to the oven without the cover for around 40 minutes. Turn the chicken every 10 minutes.

Take out of the oven and sprinkle it with the remaining thyme.

Bon appetit!

 

 

 

Cheesecake brownie recipe

12 Feb

Hello, as promised here comes the Cheesecake brownie recipe.

Ingredients:

Brownie

200 g Dark chocolate

200 g of butter

200 g of sugar

120 g of flour (1 cup)

1 teaspoon of vanilla sugar

Chocolate and butter put together in a pot, heat it and stir from time to time until it melts. Take out of the stove and let it chill.

In the meantime beat eggs with sugar and vanilla sugar, add chilled chocolate and butter. In the end, add little by little flour. Pour it into a baking tray and put in the oven (170° C) for around 20 min.

Cheesecake

350 ml of sweetened condensed milk (I used unsweetened, instead, I used 4 tablespoons of powder sugar, I didn’t want it to be so sweet)

500 g of cottage cheese

2 eggs

Beat cottage cheese until it’s smooth, add little by little of condensed milk and 2 eggs in the end (one by one). It is also time to put sugar if you’re using unsweetened condensed milk.

Pour it on the brownie and put into the oven for around 30 minutes.

 

When it’s summer and there are fresh strawberries or raspberries in the shops, I also make strawberry/raspberry mousse, that I pour on the cheesecake part before putting it into the oven. You may use as well frozen fruits of course.

Strawberry/Raspberry mousse

2 cups of strawberries/raspberries

3 tablespoons of sugar

Put it in the pot and boil for around 40 minutes. Blend it in the end and chill before putting it on the cheesecake.

In that case, I didn’t have neither fresh strawberries nor frozen, I used my Mom’s jam insted :)

Bon appetit!

Cheesecake brownie!

6 Feb

It’s late, so I will only post a photo :)

The only thing I can say is that it’s simply delicious and though I usually don’t eat sweets I just had 2 pieces of that yummie :)

I will post the recipe tomorrow!

Good night!

Asia

My Mom’s broccoli soup

5 Feb

One of the best warming soups? Broccoli soup!

Look at it colors, it’s beautiful and lively! Just what we need for a cold winter day!

It does not only look great but also tastes wonderful and it’s so healthy!

It’s made of broccoli and onions and the best spices such as curcuma and cayenne pepper. You can also add some ginger to make it warm you up even more!

Perfect choice for Sunday lunch!

Broccoli tart with feta cheese

5 Feb

Broccoli rules!

Yesterday we met with my friends to try some Georgian wine, my friends brought from Georgia. I decided to make something to eat and chose something quick and yummie. Broccoli tart!

At first I wanted to make the tart dough, but I found frozen French dough in the freezer and used it instead.

Ingredients you need:

French tart pastry

1 broccoli

1 package of feta cheese

ham (parma ham tastes great)

1 onion (preferably red)

1 clove of garlic

1/4 cup of milk

2 eggs

salt

pepper

Preheat the oven to 200°C. Put French pastry onto a baking tray with a baking paper on top, and prick it all over with a fork. Put the pastry into the oven for about 7 minutes.

In the meantime prepare the rest.

Preheat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a pan, add chopped onion and smashed garlic, stir occasionally until onion is glazed. Add broccoli florets cut into bite-size pieces and stir, add pepper and cover the pan, leave it closed for 3-4 minutes and stir from time to time.

Take a bowl and pour 1/4 cup of milk and mix it with two eggs, pinch of salt and pepper.

Take the pastry out of the oven, put the broccoli mixed with onion and garlic, pour the milk mixture all over the pastry and broccoli, toss the clumbled feta cheese on top.

Put your tart into the oven for around 15 minutes.

Bon appetit!

Asia.

Spoiled Saturday :)

4 Feb

Let’s spoil ourselves today with something sweet and delicious!!! After all, it’s Saturday!

 

We did it by trying wedding cakes :)