Amaretti-cacao baked peaches

6 large peaches(ripe) 180 g amaretti 1 egg yolk 1 tb sp unsweetened cocoa powder 30 g butter 2 tb sp icing sugar for dusting Cut every peach in two(skin on).Remove their stones and hollow them out just a little using a small spoon. Save the scooped-out flesh. Preheat the oven to 170 °C Combine…

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Homemade crepes

Every home has its own recipe of pancakes, blinis or crepes. Here it is our family crepe style) The thinner the crepe, the more you enjoy it! For the whole family: 750 ml milk 150 ml sparkling water 2 eggs, beaten 1/4 tsp of salt 1 1/2 tbsp of sugar 3 tbsp of sunflower oil…

Peanut cookies with caramel

125 g butter(softened) 110 g caster sugar 1 tbsp golden syrup 95 g crunchy peanut butter 225g plain flour 125 ml caramel (or dulce leche) Icing sugar   Beat the butter, sugar, golden syrup and peanut butter in a bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Stir in sifted flour. Cover the dough…

Black and white chocolate bars

The combination of cocoa and cheesecake make their magic! Favourite! (for 20-25 bars) The base: 250g unsalted softened (not melted) butter 250-300 g caster sugar(by taste, I don’t like when it’s too sweet) 350 g plain flour 60 g unsweetened cocoa powder 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda 1/4 tsp salt The topping: 80 g white…

Apple-oatmeal cookies. Autumn issue.

  135 g unsalted butter, softened 135g soft light brown sugar 1 large egg 1/2 tsp vanilla essence 190 g plain flour 1/4 tsp salt 1/4tsp ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda 1 your favourite big autumn harvest apple 60g rolled oats   Preheat the oven to 170 ºC. Line two baking trays with baking…

Best banana-lime sernik ever

I have been in love with sernik eating since childhood. It is a sort of cheese cake but in a Polish style. People have something similar in Russia as well. Thanks to Zofia Cudny recipe http://www.makecookingeasier.pl/na-slodko/najlepszy-sernik-upieklam-kremowy-bananowo-limonkowy/ I can say that real life fairytales are just that…real and enjoyable)) I changed the original recipe a lil…

Venetian ring biscuits

Hey there, Just try these delicious biscuits which are typical for the island of Burano, next to Venice. 3 eggs yolks 100 g sugar 120 g softed butter Pinch of salt Finely grated cest of one lemon Vanila extract(or vanila seeds) -choose by taste 250 g all-purpose flour Whisk the egg yolks in a bowl…

My version of French toasts (a bit contry-style)

10 slices white bread or brioche 750 ml full-fat milk 3 tbsp caster sugar 1/2 tsp cinnamon Vanilla extract 1 egg beaten Arrange the slices of bread in a bowl. Mix milk, sugar, cinnamon in a saucepan. Bring to boil, stirring constantly. Pour the mixture over the bread. Leave for 10 minutes. Heat the coconut…

White chocolate mini-tarts

The Pastry: 250g plain flour 125 g butter 3 tbsp caster sugar 1 large egg The filling: 200g white chocolate 450 g mascarpone cheese 150 ml double cream For the topping: 200g strawberries 200g raspberries icing sugar Place the flour, chilled butter, sugar into a food processor and pulse until it resembles breadcrumbs. Add the…

Instead of bread – courgette and ham mini-cakes

If you or your guests like the diversity of life and a variety of bread it’s definitely for you… 150 g flour 1 tbsp baking powder 3 eggs 50 ml sunflower oil 100 ml milk 80 g cheese Comté 1 courgette (not big) 150 g ricotta 2 tsp finely chopped parsley 200g ham salt/pepper by…

Aromatic apple fritters to make your family happy…

3-4 dessert apples, peeled and sliced into 3-4 mm thick rings 2 tbsp lemon juice 150 g caster sugar 2 eggs 150 ml milk 75 ml olive oil 250 g plain flour 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon Grapeseed oil-for deep frying Icing sugar-for dusting Place peeled and sliced apples in a…

Spitzbuben from Germany

115g butter, diced 115g caster sugar 1 large egg, beaten Few drops of pure vanilla extract 300g plain flour Pinch of salt Raspberry jam Icing sugar to decorate Beat the butter in a bowl until smoth, them beat in the sugar until creamy. Beat in the egg and vanila, then sift the flour and salt….

Apple/cardamom mini cakes

2  apples 125 g butter 150g brown sugar 1 tsp cognac 2 eggs 1 low fat yoghurt 1 pack of vanila sugar 1tsp cardamom 150g flour 1/2 tsp baking powder 50 g ground almonds         Peel apples and cut them into small pieces. Melt the butter with sugar(medium heat). Add the apples…

Simple but always favourite. Blueberry cake.

180 g unsalted softened butter 180 g plain flour 180 g powdered sugar 3 eggs 1 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt 40 ml plain yogurt (greek yogurt) 1/2 tbsp grated lemon cest (optional) 120 g fresh or frozen blueberries   Preheat the oven to 170 C. Using a hand-held or freestanding mixer, whisk together…