Autumn is just an amazing season, with the richness of goodies we can find and the mild days to bask in the sun.
So for those quiet moments when you just crave for something sweet here is a quick and easy recipe for plum cake:
100 gr (1 cup) of flour
10 spoons sugar
vanilla sugar or essence
4 spoons oil (sunflower)
1 tablespoon of baking powder
Baking time: 25-30min; Prep time: 15 min
Wash and cut the plums into small piece and then cover them with 2-3 spoons of sugar.
Eggs are whisked with the rest of sugar until they triple the volume. Then you can slowly add the flour and incorporate it into the eggs mix. Now it is the time to add the oil and the baking powder too.
On the tray for baking, lay a thing layer of oil and then flour. Add a first row of fruits and then the batter. Add the rest of fruits and the rest of batter and it's ready to go into the oven.
The oven needs to be preheated at 200 degrees C.
I baked it for 25-30 min at 200 degrees C and then just checked it with a toothpick.
The result is amazing: a soft and extremely flavoured cake, the nice aroma filled the whole house.
Long time has passed since I posted here. well, now the time has come for a new recipe, something light for summer days, because it can be served both cold and hot - the one and only Tomatoes soup!
this soup has so many recipes and ways to cook it, but I'd rather use fresh tomatoes and keep as much as possible from the fruit itself. Yes, tomato is considered a fruit :)
2 kilo tomatoes
1 spoon of olive oil
spices (pepper, salt, thyme)
1 glass of water
cooking time: 1h
First, we make a soup using the vegetables listed above. In the same time, we need to prepare the tomatoes: we want them without peels and any hard part found inside. for this we have two options: either we boil them in hot water until the peel is cracking or we put them in a tray in the oven till similar result is obtained.
We add the vegetable soup over tomatoes and boil for another 10min, adding the spices too. At the end, we add some thyme.
It can be served with toasted bread with garlic.
It is so tasty that I usually go for the 2nd bowl :)
Today I am presenting you a delicious cake - easy to bake, but amazingly tasty.
I love forest fruits and this time of year, you can find them in every supermarket. Black currants for this cake - very smooth taste, so you won't need much sugar.
250gr black currants
200 gr flour
sugar - 1 glass - I guess 100 gr or less
The process - is the same, shown in many other posts.
The result is extremely delicious!
What could be more unplanned than to receive sour cherries in a tram ride? Yesss, that's how I ended up with about 2 kilos of sour cherries, from a very kind grandpa :P
So who said work is over after work? For me not.
I had to bake this cake with these gorgeous sour cherries.
So here is what you need:
- 400 gr sour cherries, seedless
- 150 gr sugar
- 250 gr flour
- 5 eggs
- vanilla sugar, rum essence, cinnamon
- 75 gr butter
- baking powder
Well, the process is known - separate the yolks from the whites, add the sugar, and blend them well, till they are foam.
the yolks with the rest of sugar, essence, baking powder, butter, flour- mix them
Then the 2 bowls, mix them together, gently.
And that's the final result, the cut result, since I didn't have patience anymore to wait for it to cool down:
For the following recipe, the cooking time takes approximately 1h and 20min so the peppers get soft.
- 6 big peppers
- 600 gr ground meat - mixed pork, beef)
- 100 gr rice
- 1 egg
- 200 gr sour cream
- 200 gr tomato sauce/puree
- 1 onion
- 2 carrots
- spices: salt, pepper,paprika, dill, parsley
We prepare all the ingredients, wash and cut the peppers, taking out the seeds, grate the carrots and cut the onion. The rice also needs to be boiled, not completely though.
We mix the carrots, onion, meat, rice and spices in a large bowl. At the end, we add the egg and we continue to mix for a short while.
Then the fun part begins: stuffing the peppers :)
For the sauce in which peppers will boil, we need to mix the sour cream, tomato sauce, salt and pepper.
We arrange the peppers in the pot and we add the sauce:
We cook for at least 1h, on low fire. To see if they are ready, just take one pepper out and check under the "lid" :)
We served ours next to a very fresh salad, with dressing made of yogurt and a bit of oil olive ;)
I bought some kiwi recently and since they were taking awhile to get ripen, I decided to bake something with them.
So here is the cake I made with them, and also a vanilla pudding.
- 1/2 pack of butter - 100gr
- 200 gr flour
- 100 gr brown sugar
- lemon essence
- baking powder
- 8 medium size kiwi
- 4 eggs
For pudding - yes I cheated: I bought an already pack but to make it better, you can add some butter, brown sugar, and of course milk - 0.5l.
As usual, separate the egg whites from yolks and mix well in 2 bowls. Also I peeled and cut the kiwi into smaller pieces.
For the dough part, mix everything and carefully add the egg whites at the end. place the baking paper in the tray and pour the dough easily, adding the fruits.
I pre-heated the oven at 150 °C and the cake was baked at 200 °C during 1h.
And the result looked like this:
Or like this, when I finally took it out:
I couldn't help it and ate a piece immediately :)
first hello for this year :)
I was thinking to show you my latest drawing/watercolor. always fascinating subject - ballet and ballerinas, perhaps, I will try more drawings in the future.
For the moment, let me know what you think.