Showing posts with label blueberry. Show all posts
Showing posts with label blueberry. Show all posts

Monday, 30 May 2016

Yummy food over a busy weekend

It's been a busy bank holiday over here full of celebrating, cooking, eating, laughing, playing and more.
First, it was my 13th wedding anniversary which always involves a special meal and a nice bottle of something bubbly.
The very next day we celebrated my sister in law's birthday in a very nice Italian restaurant.
But that's not all, the day after, our youngest child turned four and that was a busy and exciting day for all of us.
Here is some of the food we enjoyed over the weekend!

Classic hummus in a company of a fresh french radishes 

300 gr cooked chickpeas
1 Tbsp tahini
juice of half lemon
3-4 Tbsp olive oil
salt and pepper
Place all ingredients into a food processor and blended until smooth.
Store in a glass jar in fridge up to 3 days.  

Baked squash with roasted veggies 

serve 4
1 butternut squash 
vegetables of your choice: peppers, courgettes, onions, broccoli 
cooked kale or fresh rocket leaves 
pumpkin seeds
salt and pepper
olive oil
Cut the squash into half, don't need to peel it.
Using a knife make a cross cutting at the top, season with salt and pepper and brush it with some oil.
Bake the squash up side down on 180 C for 30 minutes, then add the vegetables and turn the squash over.
Roast everything for further 20 minutes or until the veggies are done.
In a meanwhile, cook the kale and dry-roast the seeds.
Cut the squashes on half lengthwise and serve with the veggies sprinkled with seeds.

Strawberry cake 

200 gr fine flour
90 ml oil, I use coconut oil, melted
300 gr fresh strawberries 
2 eggs
90 gr brown sugar or 4-5 Tbsp honey
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla exstract
milk if needed

Place 200 gr fresh strawberries into a blender and blend until smooth.
Chop up the rest of the strawberries.
Place the wet ingredients in a large mixing bowl, whisk all up, add the dry ingredients and a splash of milk if cake mixture is dry.
Add the chopped strawberries and pour the mixture into a bottom loose cake tin, size 20 cm across.
Bake the cake for 20-25 minutes on 180 C.
Serve with custard and some fresh strawberries.

Peanut butter cookies 

220 gr spelt flour
1 tsp baking powder
4 Tbsp peanut butter
2 Tbsp coconut oil
4 Tbsp honey or maple syrup 
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract 
pinch of salt
50 gr chopped nuts, I used pecan 
50 gr currants 

Melt the coconut oil, add the peanut butter and set a side.
In a mixing bowl, place the dry ingredients, add cooled oil and butter mixture as well as the egg.
Mix everything using a wooden spoon.
Add the nuts and currants.
Scoop out a medium size cookie dough, form a cookie with your hands and place it onto a baking tray.
Repeat until you use all the dough.
You can make a pattern on the top, using a fork.
Bake the cookies for 10 - 15 minutes on 170 C.


Breakfast blueberry cakes

350 gr self-raising wholemeal flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon 
150 gr fresh or frozen blueberries
2 eggs
200 gr plain yogurt
100 ml oil
zest and juice of half lemon
1 tsp vanilla extract
100 gr mashed banana
4 Tbsp honey

Whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon in a bowl.
In a separate bowl whisk the eggs, add the yogurt, oil, zest and juice of lemon, vanilla, honey and mashed banana.
Fold in the dry ingredients followed by the blueberries.
Spoon the mixture into a muffin tin ( buttered ) for 12 muffins and bake for 25 - 30 minutes on 200 C.
Get them out as soon as they are baked and cool them down a little bit before eating. 

Thursday, 2 July 2015

Тортици со боровинки / Blueberry cakes

Another  batch of cakes prepared in my kitchen for my children ............. even the neighbors got chance to try them and everyone was happy and everyone made the right noise mmmmmmm 

Потребни состојки:

80 гр мек путер 
80 гр кафеав шеќер
1 пасирана банана
1 лажиче екстрат од ванила
3 јајца 
200 мл млеко
1 лажиче сок од лимон
2 шољи од 250 мл интегрално брашно
2 лажички прашок за пециво
80 гр овесни снегулки
100 гр боровинки, свежи или замрзнати

Се матат со миксер путерот и шеќерот додавајки ги јајцата едно по едно.
Додајте ги и преостанатите мокри состојки како и бананата.
Додајте го брашното, овесните снегулки и пецивото. 
Мешајте со спатула и на крај додајте ги боровинките.
Ставете ја смесата во калап за 12 мафини ( намрсен )  
и печете ги тортиците на 190 степени околу 15 - 20 минути.


80 gr soft butter 
80 gr brown  sugar
1 mashed banana
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 eggs
200 ml buttermilk or use 200 ml milk + 1 tsp lemon juice 
2 cups of plain wholemeal flour
2 tsp baking powder
80 gr porridge oats 
100 ml blueberries, fresh or frozen 

Whisk the butter with the sugar in a big bowl, add the eggs one egg at the time.
Add the rest of the wet ingredients as well as the banana.
Combine the dry ingredients before adding them to the bowl.
Mix up the cake mixture with a spatula and add the blueberries.
Put the cake mixture into a muffin tin for 12 ( buttered )
Bake the cakes on 190 C for 15 - 20 minutes.

Sunday, 24 May 2015

Тортици со јагоди и боровници / Cakes with strawberries and blueberries

Easy recipe, ordinary ingredients, light and fluffy texture and buttery crumble on the top  .... 

Потребни состојки:

2 јајца
6 лажици масло
100 гр шеќер
250 мл јогурт
280 гр брашно
1 ванилин шеќер
2 лажички пециво
пола лажиче сода
малку сол
150 гр овошје
за трошките одозгора:
50  гр брашно
40  гр путер
25 гр шеќер

Во поголема здела ставете ги јајцата, додајте ги шеќерот и ванилата и матете со жица маталка.
Додајте го маслото и јогуртот и сите суви состојки како и овошјето.
За трошките ставете ги трите состојки во мала здела и со прсти трљајте го путерот во брашното и шеќерот да добиете трошки.
 Поделете ја смесата 
во премечкан со масло калап за 12 мафини,
 одозгора ставете ги и трошките.
Печете ги тортиците на 200 степени околу 20 минути.


2 eggs
6 tbsp oil
250 ml yogurt
280 gr flour
15 gr vanilla sugar
100 gr sugar
2 tsp baking powder
half tsp baking soda
pinch of salt
150 gr fruit ( chopped) 
for the crumble:
50 gr flour
40 gr butter
25 gr sugar

In a mixing bowl, whisk the eggs with both sugars,add the oil and the yogurt as well as all the dry ingredients.
Add the fruit .
For the crumble, put all ingredients in a small bowl and rub it with your fingers to get crumble texture.
Prepare a muffin tin for 12 by spraying some oil then pour in the cake mixture followed by putting the crumble at the top.
Bake the cakes on 200 C for around 20 minutes.