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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Vegetarian Burger


I don't know if you feel the same, but sometimes I'm fed up with meat and want to eat something vegetarian. It seems lighter, although this veggie burger isn't the case, and just healthier. This one was made of boiled cauliflower, proccesed peas and eggs. I served it with salted crisps, but French fries or vegetables are of course suitable as well.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Chicken alla Ballkanon


This was the first time I cooked this meal. It is a very simple and old-fashioned "sunday" dish. I wanted to spice it up a bit so I fried a couple of onions, added 2 tsp of golden syrup, rosemary, salt & pepper and approximately 2 glasses of red wine. The chicken was baked in the oven with some rosemary and salt. I made potato pureé with plenty of garlic :) I served it to our visitors who came to spend a weekend in Dublin. The name is very original, I tried to say something in swedish and that's what came out of my mouth, ballkanon. I find it funny to call this meal so.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Tagliatelle with Smoked Salmon & White Wine


Saturday was definitely a great day for cooking. I started the day with baking onion bread, in the afternoon we nibbled on mars bars and some snacks I made the previous day and in the evening I tried to experiment with smoked salmon. I fried some onions, garlic, smoked salmon and a little bit of lemon zest. I had some white wine in the fridge, so I used it as well. Then I added baby spinach and let it simmer for a while. Meanwile I was boiling tagliatelle. After the pasta was finished and drained, I mixed it all up in a big pot and served it with pine nuts & walnuts and grated parmesan cheese. Yumm!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Onion Bread


Well, I always wanted to bake bread, but I was kind of scared. Marie baked herbal bread the other day and when I saw the result, I told to myself, that I shouldn't be scared at all:) it's just bread and either you succeed and eat it or not. I woke up yesterday morning, thinking of BREAD :) I went on the internet and found one of my favourites, onion bread. I baked it within 1 and half hours. Totally exciting! It was delicious and from now on, I'll be baking at least twice a month!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Kärleksmums / Love Yummies

This lovely chocolate cake comes from Sweden and I was introduced to it by my partner a couple of years ago. My sister used to bake it for us back home in the Czech Republic when we lived there. Since I am not living home any longer, I bake it myself. I still think hers tastes better but I keep trying. It's one delicous cake so don't hesitate a second and try it out!

 

Cake:
150 gram butter
2 eggs
300 ml caster sugar
2 tsp vanilla sugar
1 tbsp cocoa, sifted
450 ml flour
2 tsp baking soda
150 ml milk
 
Frosting:
75 gram butter
2 tsp cold coffee
1 tbsp cocoa, sifted
2 tsp vanilla sugar
350 ml icing sugar 

Garniture:
shredded coconut


Method:
Heat the oven to 175 degrees C.

Melt the butter and let it cool. Whip the eggs and sugar until white and fluffy. Add the dry ingredients varied with the milk and the butter. Pour the batter into a buttered and breaded rectangular pan, about 30 X 40 cm.

Bake the cake in the lower part of the oven for about 15 minutes but not too long as you don’t want a dry cake.

Let the cake cool. In the meantime melt the butter for the frosting. Add the remaining ingredients. Spread the frosting over the cake and sprinkle a lot of shredded coconot. Cut the cake in squares.


Enjoy!