• Banana bread with almonds

    Every week we buy bananas. Some weeks we eat them all some weeks we buy too many and at the end of the week we end up with over riped bananas. When that happens i either bake chocolate banana muffins or a banana bread. Last sunday i thought a banana bread will be good so that’s what i baked. Ingredients: 3 ripe or very ripe bananas – you could use good ones but you might need to mash them with a mixer; if they are very ripe then it it ok to be squashed with a fork or with the potato masher; 125 ml vegetable oil; 2 eggs; 100 gr of soft…

  • Pancakes with cheese recipe {Clatite cu branza}

      This recipe is based on the basic pancake recipe. Ingredients: 1 recipe pancake batter 6 oz farmers cheese 1 egg slightly beaten 1/2 cup granulated sugar rind of 1/2 lemon 1 tsp/ vanilla extract 1 pinch salt 1/4 cup raisins Prepare the pancakes and keep them warm in the oven at low temperature. In the meantime,beat the cheese well either with a wooden spoon or electric mixer until smooth. Add the rest of the ingredients except the raisins,and beat a minute or two more. Then if you wish add raisins and mix. Preheat oven at 150 Celcius. Place one pancake at a time on a flat surface and put…

  • Romanian Pancakes - Clatite

    Romanian Pancakes – Clatite

    Romanian pancakes are similar to French crepes but they are more like a light,thin pancake. Like crepes they can be prepared with a savory or sweet filling. Unlike French crepes they do not get dry and they can be kept in the refrigerator and reheated. Below you will find a basic recipe for CLATITE: 1 1/4 cups plain flour 2 eggs 1 pinch salt 2 tbsp. superfine granulated sugar 1 1/2 cups of milk 2 tsp butter,melted,for batter 1 tbsp. butter,melted for cooking This is only for 8-10 pancakes but if you are like me you will double or triple this recipe and keep refrigerated for a desert ready in…

  • Crullers-Minciunele

        Sweet! We all love sweet! So here it is a recipe for something sweet and easy! This recipe is made with a French pate sucree(sweet flan pastry). For this recipe you will  need the below ingredients: 1 cup flour 1 pinch of salt 1 egg 1 egg yolk 1/2 cup superfine sugar 2 oz butter,diced at room temperature 3 tbsp. rum cooking oli for deep-frying 1 cup granulated sugar This makes about 20 crullers but depends how big you want them and if you are going to respect the below. Sift the flour and salt on to a marble or stone work surfaceor into a large bowl and make a…

  • Donna Hay Standby Brownies

      I think it’s time for me to share with you my love for this simple and tasty recipe! The recipe is not mine. It belongs to a very inspirational australian chef Donna Hay. I love watching her program Fast,Fresh,Simple on Good Food HD! Last weekend i baked this for my family and they absolutely loved it! Ingredients: 150g butter 1¼ cups (275g) caster (superfine) sugar ¾ cup (75g) cocoa 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3 eggs ½ cup (75g) plain (all-purpose) flour Preheat oven to 160°C (325°F). Place the butter, sugar and cocoa in a saucepan over low heat and stir until the butter has melted. Spoon into a bowl…

  • Nectarine and blackberry cake

       This recipe is inspired by Donna Hay Apple & Blueberry Cake. I used her ingredients and method for the sponge cake but adapted to the fuits i had in my house. So here it is…. Ingredients: 250g SR flour 150g Castor sugar 125g softened butter 1 tsp Vanilla essence 2 eggs 125g milk 1 apple, cored and sliced(i used a nectarine) 1 cup Blueberries(i used blackberries) 2 tsp raw sugar granules Put all the ingredients into a mixer(not the fruits) and mix for 5 to 15 seconds. Spoon the mixture into a greased tin lined with nonstick baking paper. Put the sliced apple or nectarine on top followed by…

  • Turta Dulce

     Another romanian recipe for my readers today. I didn’t put the translation in english because i am not sure how you translate it…if you have any ideas please let me know. These “Turta dulce” is good with tea, coffe and wine and i can guarantee that your kids will love them too! For this recipe you will need the follow ingredients: * 500 g bee honey * 500 g sugar * 200 g walnuts (cut into pieces) * 100 ml rum * 1 teaspoon bicarbonate * 4 eggs * 1 kg flour * 1 tip teaspoon black pepper * 3 teaspoons cinnamon * clove, nutmeg * 50 g butter Mix…