• Desserts,  Donuts,  Family Stories

    Suberek – a recipe from our neighbours the turkish

    Suberek – this is a dish that reminds me of my childhood. My mum use to make them too but what i remember is when the old turkish ladies use to come around and bring us them to our house.  It was a celebration as those were the real deal.  It’s one of the only lamb dishes that i am actually eating.   When my sister came home the other weekend my mum surprised us and made some suberek.   This is why i decided that i should share with you her recipe as well.     Ingredients:  Dough: – 1 kg self raising flour – sprinkle of salt –…

  • pasca recipe
    Cake,  Desserts,  Romanian Dishes

    Pasca recipe

    This is a recipe that my mum usually prepares for Easter. It’s easy and there’s no kneading required.The perfect recipe for me really as as you know I don’t do we’ll kneading   Ingredients: 700 gr cottage cheese6 large eggs400 g sour cream200 g butter (room temperature)200 g sugar4 tablespoons semolina4 tablespoons flour200 gr raisinsseeds from a vanilla pod or just vanilla essence Preheat the oven at 180 C.Start by breaking the 6 eggs and adding them to a big bowl. Add the sugar and vanilla and mix well with a mixer.On top of the egg and sugar mixture add the cottage cheese and mix well again. This time you…

  • Desserts,  Recipes

    An intelligent cake

    Every time we come to Romania my mum makes this cake. It is very light so it is my husband favourite. I should say that this cake is my mum signature at the moment. I tried to make it too but for some reason i just can’t make it as nice as her. I need to practice and get my technique right i think. If you would like to give it a try here is the recipe. Ingredients: 9 eggs 9 tbsp of plain flour 1 liter of milk 300 gr caster sugar 4 tsp vanilla sugar 200 gr unsalted sugar Preparation: Preheat the oven to 180 C. Separate the…

  • Homemade #chocolate #recipe
    Chocolate,  Desserts

    How to make chocolate at home

    To make them it was way easier than I thought! My girls love chocolate but I don’t really like giving them the shop bought kind. I know that there are products suitable for kids but I do prefer to make my own. 4.5 from 2 reviews How to make chocolate at home   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 10 mins Total time 20 mins   Author: Otilia Stocks Recipe type: Dessert Ingredients Ingredients: - 150g of pure dark chocolate - 50g un-salted butter - few drops of vanilla essence - raisins(Kara's favourite dry fruit) Dish: - Silicon icing tray with flower shape. Instructions Melt the chocolate in the…

  • Bread,  Desserts

    Easter pancakes

    No I haven’t gone mad ;-). I just had to think of something Easter like to cook instead of hot crossed buns this morning (our shopping arrives tonight only).   You know my recipe of easy dropped scones? All you have to do is add raisins and cook them! I didn’t have milk either and replace it with sparkling water which makes them even fluffier.

  • pumpkin pie recipe
    Cake,  Desserts

    My first pumpkin pie

    Last week my husband brought home a huge pumpkin. Unfortunately I don’t have a picture with it but believe I was scared but its size. It must’ve been around 3 kg. So decided to try something new, something I never cooked before – a pumpkin pie , the American type. Of course the pumpkin was way big so I end up making a curry as well. So with the help of one of the books my hubby bought for me for Mothers Day I dared baking my first pumpkin pie ever. Ingredients: 1 pumpkin(or big enough to make about 500g of purée) 2 eggs 225g light brown soft sugar 3…

  • Chocolate cake dairy free
    Cake,  Desserts

    Easy peasy chocolate cake(dairy free)

    This is truly a easy peasy chocolate cake. You don’t need any special baking skills believe me! The actual cake without the cream frosting is egg and lactose free. Oh but if you use dark chocolate then it is completely a dairy free cake. Ingredients for the cake: 1 1/2 cups self raising flour 1 cup caster sugar 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 6 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 tablespoon white vinegar 1 cup cold water Ingredients for the cream frosting: (This is a variation of my frostings I used for my cupcakes) 250g butter 250g icing sugar 3 tablespoons…