rogaliki

rogaliki

It is good to do at least 50 of them at once! They disappear…

  • 560g white flour
  • 20g fresh yeast
  • 350ml milk, warm
  • 2 eggs
  • 80g butter, melted
  • 75g sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • your favourite jam (we used jam rose petals)

Take 100 ml of milk, add 1 Tbs of sugar and yeast. Stir until dissolved and put it aside for 15 minutes. Mix dry ingredients together, mix liquid ingredients together. Combine together adding yeast mixture. Knead the dough. Leave to rise for 2h (or overnight in a fridge). Roll out the dough on floured surface and prepare “rogaliki” the way it is shown here 😉 Let it rise for 20 minutes and bake in 190C for 15 minutes.

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Based on the recipe here.

 

altamura pea soup

spadajace talerze

So simple, so good!  One of our favourite soups.

  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 4 large handfuls of frozen peas (or more if you like)
  • 1 litre of chicken stock
  • 1 Tbs butter
  • salt, black pepper

Add butter to a pan, add onions and fry slowly for approximately 10 minutes. Bring to boil chicken stock, add onions and peas. Bring to boil and simmer for few more minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Done!
spadajace talerze

Based on Jamie’s Italy. J. Oliver.

Zo’s panna cotta

coffee

Made by Zo Basista 🙂

  • 250ml 40% cream
  • 250ml milk
  • sugar (1 Tbsp, 2 Tbsp… depends how sweet you want to have it 😉 )
  • 2 tbsp of agar flakes
  • half vanilla stick

Combine milk and cream and add vanilla seeds. Sprinkle agar flakes over liquid. Heat without stirring until boiling. Simmer, stirring occasionally until agar dissolve. Pour into small moulds and cool to set.

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smoked ham with figs

fig

for the ham

  • smoked ham
  • 1 onion
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 1 large carrot, chopped
  • 1 tsp black peppercorns, crushed
  • 3 or 4 bay leaves
  • 5 or 6 sprigs of thyme
  • 1 small bunch of parsley stalks

for the figs

  • 1 lb dried figs
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • 6 cardamom pods
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 small dried chile

for the glaze:

  • 1 Tbsp English mustard
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup rum or whiskey
  • 15 to 20 cloves

for the parsley sauce:

  • 1 carrot
  • ½ onion or 1 shallot
  • 1 celery stick
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • ⅓ cup all-purpose flour
  • about 3 cups parsley leaves, chopped
  • freshly ground pepper

Day 0 Get smoked ham from your mother-in-law as a Easter gift 😉

Day 1 and 2 Put the ham into cold water and let it stay in a cold place for 48h (change water every 12 h).

Day 3 Follow the fantastic instructions here.

Thanks Zo for the inspiration!

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roasted veggies pasta

:)

  • 2 zucchinis, diced
  • 2 eggplants, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 20 cherry tomatoes
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 10 sun dried tomatoes, minced
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian herb seasoning
  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • fresh basil, chopped
  • fresh parsley, chopped
  • Parmesan cheese

1. Mix all veggies.

2. Mix together olive oil, minced garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, tomato paste, 1 tablespoon minced onion, dried herbs, salt, and pepper and mix with veggies (coat well).

3. Roast for 45 minutes in 180C.

4. Serve with pasta, fresh herbs and grated Parmesan cheese.

B. pasta

 

Based on this recipe.

 

 

pulled pork and coleslaw salad

pork

Thanks for the recipe Niclas!

  • 1kg fläskkarre 🙂 (pork shoulder)
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • 20 fennel seeds
  • 5 bay leaves
  • 3 onions
  • butter

1. Brown the pork in a very hot pan until all sides are dark brown. Put it in a deep baking tray.

2. Add a lot of salt, black pepper, fennel seeds and  bay leafs and water so that half the meat is covered.

3. Put it into the oven (180 C) and cook for 4-5 hours  turning the meat every 30 minutes. Add water now and then if it boils down too much. The meat is ready when it easily falls apart when trying to turn it.

4. Let cool down for a bit and ‘pull’ it into small pieces with a potato masher.  Add more salt and pepper if needed.

5. Slice the onions and cook with butter until soft and transparent. Add meat (with it’s sauces) and cook for few more minutes.

Great with egg pasta or rice and coleslaw salad (1/2 of shredded cabbage, 2 shredded carrots, grated onion mixed with mayonnaise dressing)

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chocolate plus cherries

:)

According to my husband the best muffins ever:)

Ingredients:

  • 75 g butter,melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla sugar
  • 325 g flour
  • 75 g dark baking cocoa
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 200 g sugar
  • 150 ml natural yogurt
  • 1 big egg
  • 100gmilk chocolate, chopped
  • half a jar of candied cherries

Mix everything together and bake in 180C for 40 minutes (8 big muffins).

muffins

chocolate and cherries

brown

:)

 

Sunday breakfast

Gorgeous! Warm or cold. And sugar free! Based on this recipe.

Mix dry ingredients and put into greased baking dish:

  • 2 cups of oats
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 200 g  grated raw carrot
  • a handful raisins

Whisk together:

  • 2  eggs
  • 500ml natural yogurt or milk

and pour it over the oats. Prepare crunchy top layer by mixing:

  • 4 tbsp maple syrup or honey
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 180 g walnuts or nuts of your choice
  • 100 g sunflower seeds or seeds of your choice

and put it on top of egg mixture. Bake for 30 minutes in 180C.

 

bigos

Cabbage and meat stew. My mum’s recipe!!!

For a BIG pot!

  • approximately 1kg of sour cabbage,shredded
  • 1 large cabbage,shredded
  • 2 large onions,chopped
  • approximately 1kg f good meat (smoked ham, smoked bacon, sausage), cut into chunks
  • 2-3 bay leaves
  • 5 allspice berries
  • handful of dry mushrooms
  • handful of dried plums

Start with cooking sour cabbage (be careful – you have to stir it a lot and sometimes add some water to avoid burning it). In a separate pot cook cabbage and onions together until soft and add to sour cabbage. Add all other ingredients and cook for at least 30 minutes. It is good to prepare the dish few days before and warm it every day. It only gets better and better!!!!

polish goodies

My mum’s best cheesecake recipe 🙂 Soft, “wet”, creamy… The best!

For the bottom of the cake:

  • 1 egg + extra yolk
  • 4 Tbs of sugar
  • 125g butter (melted)
  • flour (as my mum says “the amount that is needed – as much as eggs and butter take to create nice soft bowl of pastry”)

Beat eggs with sugar until white. Add butter (not hot!) and flour and combine together with your hands until soft and smooth. Put it on the bottom of the baking tray.

For the cheese filling:

  • 1kg of ground polish “white cheese” or quark (around 10% fat)
  • 3 eggs
  • 250g butter, soft
  • 3/4 cup of sugar
  • 1 Tbs potato flour
  • large handful of raisins (soften in hot water)
  • large handful of candied orange skin

Combine everything together except the whites of the eggs. Do not leave to big chunks of butter (you may need to use your hands to get rid of the bigger chunks). Beat the whites  until stiff and add it to the mixture. Pour over prepared bottom of the cake and bake in 190C for 50-60 minutes.

And the poppy seed cake based on this recipe. Delicious!