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Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Flourless Brownies with Raspberries


Everyone loves brownie! Strong chocolate flavour and gooey texture is perfect comfort food. 
Cake was invented 100 years ago probably by pastry chefs from Palmer House Hotel from Chicago. First brownie recipe was published in 1904. 
Bertha Palmer (sours: Wikipedia)

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Polish vegetable salad


Ingredients:

Mayonnaise (try to buy Polish one from Winiary company. It tastes like home-made)
2 tablespoons mustard
3 large carrots
2 parsley-roots or parsnips
Half of celeriac
3 large hard-boiled eggs
1 can peas (or half a can of peas and half a can of corn)
Black pepper (salad must be spicy)
4 large Polish sour cucumbers (ogórki kiszone)
3 large potatoes
1 apple
1 small onion
Salt (optional)
1. Wash all the vegetables. Place: potatoes, carrots, parsnips, celeriac, and water in a large pot. Cook until al’dente (vegetables can’t be very soft because it will be hard to cut them and instead of salad you will get a mash).
2. Cooked and cooled vegetables peel from their skin. Cut them into small cubes (one cube should be big as one pea).
3. To large bowl add cooked vegetables, peas (or peas with corn).
4. Cucumbers, onion, eggs, and apple: cut them into the same size small cubes as you cut vegetables. Add them to bowl.
5. Add to bowl mustard, black pepper (for your taste) and mayonnaise (start from 3 tablespoons). Mix everything (not to strong – you want vegetables to keep their shape). You can add more mayonnaise if needed (check photos on my blog how salad should look like).
6. You can add salt but in my opinion it is no needed.    
7. Put bowl with salad to fridge for a few hours.
8. Serve with sourdough bread.
This is vegetarian version. If you like meat use 2 Polish smoked sausages (kielbasa). Cut them into small cubes and add to the rest of ingredients.


Monday, 27 February 2012

Lemon Drizzle Cake with Lemon Icing and candied cherries



The Daring Baker's February 2012 host was - Lis! Lisa stepped in last minute and challenged us to create a quick bread we could call our own. She supplied us with a base recipe and shared some recipes she loves from various websites and encouraged us to build upon them and create new flavor profiles.

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Polish style potato pancakes (rosti)



The Daring Cook's February 2012 challenge hosted by Audax & Lis and they chose to present Patties for their ease of construction, ingredients and deliciousness! We were given several recipes and learned the different types of binders and cooking methods to produce our own tasty patties!