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Kasia

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  1. My Irish Coffee Today the children will have to forgive me, but adults also sometimes want a little pleasure. This is a recipe for people who don't have to drive a car or work, i.e. for lucky people or those who can rest at the weekend. Irish coffee is a drink made with strong coffee, Irish Whiskey, whipped cream and brown sugar. It is excellent on cold days. I recommend it after an autumn walk or when the lack of sun really gets you down. Basically, you can spike the coffee with any whiskey, but in my opinion Jameson Irish Whiskey is the best for this drink. If you don't like whiskey, instead you can prepare another kind of spiked coffee: French coffee with brandy, Spanish coffee with sherry, or Jamaican coffee with dark rum. Ingredients (for 2 drinks) 300ml of strong, hot coffee 40ml of Jameson Irish Whiskey 150ml of 30% sweet cream 4 teaspoons of coarse brown sugar 1 teaspoon of caster sugar 4 drops of vanilla essence Put two teaspoons of brown sugar into the bottom of two glasses. Brew some strong black coffee and pour it into the glasses. Warm the whiskey and add it to the coffee. Whisk the sweet cream with the caster sugar and vanilla essence. Put it gently on top so that it doesn't mix with the coffee. Enjoy your drink!
  2. Todays standard (Saturday) breakfast - Fried eggs. this was the first "real" dish accepted with no hesitation by every of my two kids
  3. Pumpkin muffins with chocolate Today I would like to share with you the recipe for a dessert which was made with internet inspiration and the combination of two other recipes: carrot cake and pumpkin muffins with fruit stew. These muffins were an immediate hit at my Halloween party last year. I had to use baked and blended pumpkin for them. This time I used raw, grated pumpkin. I prepare carrot cake in exactly the same way. One of the ingredients in both desserts is cinnamon. It gives baked goods a slight taste of gingerbread. Thanks to the juicy vegetables, the muffins are moist and yummy even the next day. Ingredients (for 24 muffins) 210g of grated pumpkin 2 eggs 200g of flour 180ml of oil 180ml of milk 130g of brown sugar 1 teaspoon of baking powder 1 teaspoon of cinnamon 100g of chopped dark chocolate 150g of white chocolate Heat the oven up to 180C. Put some paper muffin moulds into the "dimples" of a baking pan for muffins. Mix together the dry ingredients of the muffins: flour, sugar, baking powder and cinnamon. Mix together the grated pumpkin, oil, milk and egg in a separate bowl. Add the egg mixture to the dry ingredients and mix them in. Put the dough into some paper muffin moulds. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Melt the white chocolate in a bain-marie. Decorate the muffins with the chocolate.
  4. I envy you, I ate grouper once in Egypt, unfortunately to my best knowledge it is not available in Warsaw, however being inspired by @scubadoo97 maybe I will try with pike or zander
  5. Today I would like to share with you the recipe for swift autumn cookies with French pastry and a sweet ginger-cinnamon-pear stuffing. Served with afternoon coffee they warm us up brilliantly and dispel the foul autumn weather. Ingredients (8 cookies) 1 pack of chilled French pastry 1 big pear 1 flat teaspoon of cinnamon 1 teaspoon of fresh grated ginger 2 tablespoons of brown sugar 1 teaspoon of vanilla sugar 2 tablespoons of milk Heat the oven up to 190C. Cover a baking sheet with some baking paper. Wash the pear, peel and cube it. Add the grated ginger, cinnamon, vanilla sugar and one tablespoon of the brown sugar. Mix them in. Cut 8 circles out of the French pastry. Cut half of every circle into parallel strips. Put the pear stuffing onto the other half of each circle. Roll up the cookies starting from the edges with the stuffing. Put them onto the baking paper and make them into cones. Smooth the top of the pastry with the milk and sprinkle with brown sugar. bake for 20-22 minutes. Enjoy your meal!
  6. Looking at such beautiful cake I always wonder how long does it take to prepare it @rarerollingobject
  7. That's good idea @BeatriceB
  8. The cake with unexpected ingredient - pumpkin tart - RecipeGullet
  9. Sweet beginning of the autumn – pumpkin tart There are some products which are housewives' allies. In my opinion, courgette, French pastry, beetroots and cheese belong to this group. I always have them in my fridge, because they allow me to prepare any dish in a crisis situation. Today they were joined by the pumpkin. Usually, I use pumpkin to make crumpets, salads or soups. Today I would like to share with you the recipe for a sweet version of a dish with pumpkin. I made it by following Jamie Oliver's recipe. So, I invite you to a good, because it is sweet, beginning of the autumn, with the pumpkin – the queen of the autumn vegetables – in the lead role. This shortbread tart with a creamy pumpkin stuffing has a beautiful autumnal colour and a slight taste of caramel. It should really be a decoration for the Sunday table and is an interesting proposal for a Halloween party. Ingredients (25cm cake tin)dough 200g of flour 35g of caster sugar 100g of butter 1 egg 1 tablespoon of milkpumpkin stuffing 400g of peeled pumpkin 400ml of milk 150g of brown sugar 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence 2 eggs Mix together the flour and sugar. Cut up the butter add it to the mixture and mash it with a fork until you have the consistency of wet sand. Add the egg and milk and quickly knead into a smooth dough. Cover with a plastic wrap and leave in the fridge for half an hour. Smooth the cake tin with butter and sprinkle with breadcrumbs. Cover a cake tin with the dough, and leave in the fridge for half an hour. Cut up the pumpkin. Put the milk, sugar, vanilla essence and pumpkin into a pan. Boil until the pumpkin is soft. Blend it and leave to cool down. Heat the oven up to 180C. Cover the dough with some baking paper, weigh it down with ceramic balls and bake for 12 minutes. Remove the paper and balls and bake for another 12-15 minutes. Take out the cake from the oven. Turn down the heat to 160C. Add the eggs to the pumpkin and stir. Put the stuffing onto the cake. Bake for 40-45 minutes. Enjoy your meal!
  10. Kasia

    Dinner 2017 (Part 6)

    Autumn penne with pumpkin - RecipeGullet
  11. Autumn penne with pumpkin Well, it's autumn. But for the fact that after the autumn comes winter, which I don't like, it could be quite pleasant. Chestnuts, acorns, colourful crackling leaves underfoot and fresh vegetables – that's what I like about autumn. No other season is as rich and colourful. Today I would like to share with you the recipe for a dish which suits the autumn atmosphere perfectly. It is colourful like an autumn landscape and one of the ingredients is the most autumnal vegetable - i.e. pumpkin. Ingredients (for 4 people) 250g of wholemeal penne 500g of pumpkin 200g of cherry tomatoes 200g of courgette 1 onion 3 cloves of garlic 4 sprigs of thyme 3 sprigs of rosemary 100ml of olive oil 4 tablespoons of Parmesan salt and pepper Heat the oven up to 180C. Peel the pumpkin and cube it. Slice the onion, garlic and courgette. Put all the vegetables with the thyme and rosemary into a casserole dish. Spice it up with pepper, sprinkle with olive oil and stir. Bake for 20 minutes until the pumpkin is soft. Spice it up with salt. Boil the pasta so it is al dente. Arrange the penne and vegetables on a plate. Sprinkle the dish with the Parmesan before serving. Enjoy your meal!
  12. Kasia

    Dinner 2017 (Part 6)

    Easy snack – courgette in pancake batter - RecipeGullet
  13. Easy snack – courgette in pancake batter Though you can buy courgettes all year round, dishes with them in are associated with autumn. Stuffed courgette with meat or vegetables, crumpets and tarts are on the table mainly in October. Today I would like to share with you a recipe for an extremely simple and quick snack. Courgette in pancake batter is excellent as a side dish or a light supper. I prepared a yoghurt garlic-dill sauce for it. I think it will also be great with spicy tomato salsa or simply with horseradish. Ingredients 500g of courgette 170ml of milk 50ml of oil 6 tablespoons of wholemeal flour 1 egg 3 tablespoons of Parmesan 1 tablespoon of minced thyme salt and peppersauce: 200g of natural yoghurt 2 tablespoons of minced dill 1 clove of garlic salt and pepper clarified butter Crush a clove of garlic. Mix the yoghurt with the garlic and dill and spice it up with salt and pepper. Leave it to one side. Pour the milk and oil onto a flat dish, add the egg and mix them together. Add the flour, thyme and Parmesan, spice it up with salt and pepper and stir. Leave the dough for 15 minutes. Slice the courgette into 1-cm slices. Dip the slices of courgette in the dough and fry in butter until they are golden. Take them out of the pan and drain on a kitchen towel. Enjoy your meal!
  14. Chocolate cake with plums The first cake I ever dared to bake by myself was a chocolate cake. I have since baked it many times, always using the same recipe, and many times I have spoiled it at the beginning of preparation. It is necessary to cool down the chocolate mixture before adding the rest of the ingredients. On a hot summer day this process is very long, so I accelerated it by putting the pot with the mixture into some cold water in the kitchen sink. Many times, by mistake, I turned on the tap and poured water onto the cooling mixture. In hindsight these situations were amusing, but at the time it wasn't funny. This chocolate cake is excellent without any additives. You can enrich it with your favourite nuts or butter icing. Today I added some plums to the top of the cake. It was great and its sweet chocolate-plum aroma lingered long in my home. Ingredients (25cm cake tin): 200g of flour 150g of butter 3 tablespoons of cocoa 120g of brown sugar 15ml of almond milk 100g of dark chocolate 1 egg 1 teaspoon of baking powder plums Heat the oven up to 180C. Smooth the cake tin with the butter and sprinkle with dark cocoa. Put the butter, milk, sugar, cocoa and chocolate into the pan. Heat it until the chocolate is melted and all the ingredients have blended together well. Leave the mixture to cool down. Add the egg, flour and baking soda and mix them in. Put the dough into the cake tin. Wash the plums, cut them in half and remove the stones. Arrange the plum halves skin side down on top of the cake. Bake for 50 minutes. Sprinkle with caster sugar before serving. Enjoy your meal!
  15. You may take less of course:) @blue_dolphin
  16. My yummy breakfast - reward for morning wake-up call - RecipeGullet
  17. My yummy breakfast - reward for morning wake-up call I hate getting up in the morning. Every day, the morning alarm at 6 o'clock is difficult for me. My first thought after awakening every day is the same: "I'll go to bed earlier this evening". Usually, everything finishes with these wishes, because "early" in the evening doesn't exist. When I don't have to get up early, I wake up at 8 o'clock. Then, regardless of the weather outside, my day looks different. Today I decided to prepare a reward for myself. For these awful mornings. I prepared a breakfast which was so yummy only common sense stopped me from eating a second helping. Buckwheat flakes with almond milk, fruit and some drops of maple syrup. Ok, there were more than several drops of maple syrup, but it was a reward, wasn't it? Ingredients: 250ml of almond milk 5 tablespoons of buckwheat flakes a pinch of salt fruit (figs, grapes, banana, blueberries) nuts (cashews, almonds) 3 tablespoons of maple syrup Boil the milk. Add the buckwheat flakes, add a pinch of salt, mix it in and boil for 3-4 minutes, stirring from time to time. Put the boiled buckwheat flakes onto a plate. Decorate with fruit, nuts and sprinkle with maple syrup. Serve at once. Enjoy your meal!
  18. Kasia

    Salad 2016 –

    Unusual combination - Salad with figs and white beans - RecipeGullet
  19. Salad with figs and white beans. Today I would like to share with you my proposal for an unusual combination: salad with figs and white beans in a spicy parsley sauce. I recommend adding colourful cherry tomatoes to balance the floury taste of the beans and the gently sweet taste of the figs. They will be equally beautiful as a decoration on the dish. Ingredients (for 2 people): 200g of white beans 2 fresh figs 12 cherry tomatoes a fistful of blueberries dip: 3 tablespoons of olive oil 1 tablespoon of water half a chili pepper 2 tablespoons of minced parsley 1 clove of garlic salt and pepper Dice the onion and chili pepper. Add the olive oil, water, chili pepper, parsley and garlic and stir. Spice it up with salt and pepper and leave for a while. Soak the beans and leave them for a night. Boil until they are soft. Cut the cherry tomatoes in half and the figs into quarters. Mix the beans with half of the dip and leave for half an hour. Arrange the beans, tomatoes, blueberries and figs on a plate. Sprinkle with the rest of the dip. Enjoy your meal!
  20. Kasia

    Dinner 2017 (Part 6)

    I would not hesitate to "clean" such mess as well:)
  21. Kasia

    Dinner 2017 (Part 6)

    A little bit differently - Pear soup with ginger and chili pepper -- RecipeGullet
  22. Pear soup with ginger and chili pepper Everyone can see what the weather is like outside. I think the summer has forgotten that it should go on until 21st September. For two weeks - almost without pause - it has been raining and windy, and the temperature doesn't really enthuse. Maybe it should be this way to help pupils at the beginning of the school year. It is difficult to learn when it is sunny outside and the bike and ball are more appealing than books. Today I would like to propose an almost-autumn fiery soup with white vegetables and pears. The chili pepper and ginger give the soup an interesting flavour and warm us up on rainy afternoons. Ingredients (for 3 people) ¼ small celery root 10 cm piece of leek (white part) 2 parsley roots 2 cm piece of ginger 2 big pears 2 tablespoons of butter 1 onion 2 cloves of garlic vegetable stock salt and pepper half a chili pepper 1 tablespoon of nigella Dice the onion, Garlic and ginger and fry in the butter. Add the cubed celery, leek and parsley root and fry for a while. Don't brown the vegetables. Peel the pears and cube them. Add to the vegetables. Add the vegetable stock and boil until the vegetables are soft. Blend the soup. If necessary, add more vegetable stock to make the right consistency. Sprinkle with the nigella and finely chopped chili pepper. Enjoy your meal!
  23. Wholemeal chocolate muffins with raspberries - RecipeGullet
  24. Wholemeal chocolate muffins with raspberries The first week of the school year is over. After two months in which the children did nothing, it was the most difficult time of the year. In a while, when the children get used to schoolwork, it should be easier. In order to sweeten this difficult time, today I prepared some very chocolaty wholemeal muffins. They were dark, with a thick, glossy frosting, and the juicy raspberries looked fabulous, smelled irresistible and tasted even better. They were the best fresh – still hot with melted chocolate inside. In any case, you should try them for yourselves. Ingredients (10 muffins)dough 150g of wholemeal flour 3 tablespoons of cocoa 3 tablespoons of oil 130g of brown sugar 140ml of milk 1 egg 1 teaspoon of baking powder 10 pieces of dark chocolatefrosting 50ml of milk 50g of butter 100g of dark chocolate raspberries Heat the oven up to 180C. Put some paper muffin moulds into the "dimples" of a baking pan for muffins. Mix together the dry ingredients of the muffins: flour, sugar, baking powder and cocoa. Mix together the milk, oil and egg in a separate bowl. Add the egg mixture to the dry ingredients and mix them in. Put the dough into some paper muffin moulds up to 1/2 of their height, and put one piece of dark chocolate onto each one. Add some dough on top. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Now for the chocolate frosting. Heat the milk and butter. Add the crushed dark chocolate. Stir until the chocolate is melted. Decorate the muffins with the frosting and the raspberries. Enjoy your meal!
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