sobota, 16 lutego 2013


Today I was extremely excited to learn about a Scottish dessert- Cranachan ;] It's a mix of raspberries, whipped cream, oat flakes and of course whisky; it sounded quite intreguing. So intreguing that I couldn't stop myself and during my free time I didn't hesitate to try this quick pudding. One of the traditional recipes says that you mix together whipped cream, raspberries, oat flakes, alcohol and honey, but I thought that it wouldn't look that great. That's why I decided to prepare it like an Eton Mess. Traditionally it is served with fresh raspberries, but in winter they are a bit hard to get ;p


300 ml double cream
2 tablespoons whiskey
aprox 250 g raspberries from syroup
50 g sugar
120 g oat flakes
running honey
vanilla sugar

Put sugar into pan, add 2 tablespoons of water and simmer.

In the mean time put oat flakes into a hot fryingpan and fry until golden. Put the golden flakes into a glass bowl- it will stop them from continuing to fry ;p

Stir flakes with ready caramel, and put them on some baking paper until they cool down.

Whip double cream with one tablespoon of sugar and a pinch of vanilla sugar.

At the end add whiskey.

Layer all of the ingredients in tall glasses.

Put honey on flakes.

It tastes the best served straight after being prepared ;]

poniedziałek, 11 lutego 2013

Baked apple

Today it's time to be really healthy, at least by my standards, which means baked apples ;p 
During my childhood we used to eat baked apples cooked straight from a fire, later we just 
put them into the oven... delicious both ways. So when I found a recipe for baked apples 
cooked in the oven with some fruit juice and a bit of butter I had to try it as quick as possible ;] .


4 Bramley apples
lemon zest from one lemon
juice from one orange
1 table spoon Golden Syrup
25 g unsalted butter
6 tablespoons fruit juice
pinch of cinamon

Preheat oven to 180 degree. Wash apples, dry and with a knife cut out seeds, try not to go completely through the apple.

At 1/3 of the height of the apple, score apple horizontally. At the top, score vertically- it will help keep the shape during baking.

Squeeze orange for juice.

Add lemon zest...

...and Golden Syrup.

Fill apples with mixture.

Put bite-sized pieces of butter on top of apples. Inundate apples with any fruit juice. Put them into oven for about 45 minutes.

Take out golden apples from oven and eat when they are hot.

It' s especially good for cold winter evenings. Baked apples, blanket and a good book ;]

czwartek, 7 lutego 2013


Today is fat Thursday- in Poland we celebrate this day by eating lots of doughnuts or 'faworki'. It’s the last Thursday before great week- so in our tradition you’re allowed to eat lots. Anyway I don’t like doughnuts, so I made faworki. I made them quickly, because I had to go to work… aaa and this time my brother helped me with photos.


1 glass of flour
2 egg yolks
½ glass of sour cream
a pinch of salt
Oil to fry
Icing sugar

All ingredients knead to a consistent cake.

Put some flour on the side and roll cake really thin.

Cut it into rhombus and make a little hole in the middle of each. 

Here is a small guide of how to make them.  ;p

It takes a bit of time to roll them all.

When they are ready- put them into a pan with hot oil.

Wait until they turn golden and put on plate with kitchen paper towel.

Sprinkle with icing sugar and crunch them ;p

Dobrze, że przynajmniej w jedne dzień w roku można obżerać się i nie mieć wyrzutów sumienia :P

poniedziałek, 4 lutego 2013

Banana muffins with additions

Last time it was a bit calorific so today it’s time for a healthier style of sweets. Yesterday evening I baked muffins with the addition of bananas – because I haven't baked any muffins for such a long time. I also wanted to see how my new cupcakes stand looks ;] unfortunately I missed the opportunity to take photos of them yesterday- half of them disappeared in the blink of an eye, that’s why I’ve baked a new portion today.


125 g unsalted butter at room temperature
160 g sugar
1 tablespoon maple syrup
2 bananas
1 egg
60 g any nuts, almonds or sunflower seeds
200 g  Flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
120 ml yoghurt
4 tablespoons sugar
Some sunflower seeds or almonds to decorate

Put butter into bowl, add sugar and maple syrup. Mix these together precisely.

In the mean time fry sunflower seeds in a frying pan- until they turn golden.

Then add egg and half of the yoghurt to the butter and mix.

Next add the flour, baking soda and the rest of yoghurt Add the yoghurt slowly, little by little. Then mix all of this together until it is smooth.

Chop bananas.

Add them to bowl and also the chosen nuts ;]

.Fill the baking tray and put into the hot oven. Bake for about 30 minutes at 180 degrees.

Put sugar and sunflower seeds into small pan. Stir and wait until the sugar turns into caramel.

Place the fried sunflower seeds on top of muffins- does this quickly as it turns solid rapidly.

Finally make some tea or coffee, call some friends and enjoy a good evening of gossip.