26 August 2015

Rice Pudding




This is one of simplest and most loved desserts in the World. I had it often during my childhood, but never tried to make it myself...until now!

Ingredients:
1 l milk (4 cups), full cream
1 cup short grain rice (Arborio), washed and drained
1/4 -1/2 cup sugar, depending how sweet do you like it
cinnamon for sprinkling
Method:
Place rice and milk in a heavy bottomed (non-stick) pan. Heat and bring to boil. Reduce and cook for 25+ minutes; stir time to time - this will assure creaminess of your dessert. Add sugar and mix well. Take off the heat and pour into serving dishes. Sprinkle with cinnamon and let it cool (refrigerate) before serving.
Tips:
If you want creamier pudding, add a bit of butter to milk (or you can use 1/4 cream instead of milk). You can also add other flavourings, like orange peel, cardamom, vanilla...



Sutlija

Jedan od najjednostavnijih i najvoljenijih deserta u svijetu. Cesto sam je imala tokom mog djetinjstva, ali nikad nisam sama probala napraviti... do sada!

Potrebno:
1 l mlijeka, punomasno
1 solja rize (250ml zapremina) kraceg zrna (Arborio), oprana i ocijedjena
1/4 - 1/2 solje secera
cimet za posuti
Nacin:
Stavite rizu i mlijeko u posudu sa tezim dnom (neprijanjajucu), zagrijte do kljucanja, smanjite i kuhajte 25+ minuta. Promijesajte cesto, jer ce to omoguciti kremastiju sutliju (i manje prijanjanja za dno). Uspite secer i dobro izmijesajte. Prebacite u posudu za serviranje i pospite cimetom. Rashladit dobro prije sluzenja.
Savjeti:
Ako zelite bogatiju, kremastiju sutliju, u mlijeko mozete dodati malo maslaca (ili 1/4 mlijeka zamijeniti sa slatkim vrhnjem). Razlicite arome se mogu dodati, npr korica narandze, kardamom, vanilla...

23 August 2015

Sweet Potato Cakes with Chives



I didn't think 2 weeks will pass without a single post. Well, I have completed my course (results will be known in a couple of days) and finally have some spare time to share a recipe with you.

Ingredients:

500 g sweet potatoes (kumara), unpeeled
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 1/4 cups breadcrumbs (dried)
2 tbs parsley, chopped
2 tbs chives, chopped
4 spring onions, thinly sliced
salt and pepper to taste
oil for shallow frying 
Greek yogurt or sour cream chopped chives for serving

Method:
Cook (or microwave) potatoes until soft. Cool slightly, peel and then mash.
Combine herbs, crumbs, egg, onions ans seasoning. Mix well with potatoes. Shape cakes and fry them a minute each side. Drain on paper towel, then serve with sour cream and sprinkled chives. 



Šnicle / Polpete od slatkog krompira i vlašca

 Nisam mislila da ce 2 sedmice proci bez i jednog objavljenog posta. Kurs sam konacno zavrsila (rezultati za par dana), i evo napokon nadjoh vremena da podijelim sa vama jedan recept.

Potrebno:
500 gr slatkog krompira, neoguljenog
1 jaje, umuceno blago
1 1/4 solje mrvica / prezle
2 K persunovog lisca, isjeckano
2 K  vlasca, isjeckanog
4 mlada luka, tanko isjecen
so i biber prema ukusu
ulje za plitko przenje
Grcki jogurt ili vrhnje / pavlaka + jos vlasca za servirati

Nacin:
Kuhajte slatki krompir dok ne omeksa, prohladite ga, ogulite i ispasirajte.
Pomijesajte mrvice, jaje, luk, zacinsko bilje sa krompirom; zacinite prema ukusu.
Zagrijte ulje i pzite svaku stranu oko 1 minut. Ocijedite na upijajucem papiru, zatim sluzite sa vrhnjem i jos malo isjecenog vlasca po povrsini.

05 August 2015

Raw Chocolate Cake


Between my tests and monitoring food temperature, I had to make something for kids who asked for anything sweet. I'm not raw food follower, but I'm not against it either...especially if it's quick, easy and delicious.

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups of walnuts (or other nuts)
2-3 tbs coconut oil
2/3 cup pure cocoa powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups of soft pitted dates, chopped
1-2 tbsp pure honey (or agave syrup)
pinch of cardamom (or cinnamon), optional

Method:
Heat gently coconut oil and honey, stirring until melted. Add all other ingredients; mix really well. Line a small cake pan with foil; spoon mixture inside and refrigerate until firm. Slice and enjoy!


Prijesni Čokoladni Kolač

Izmedju testova i mjerenja temperatura hrane, nadjoh malo vremena da napravim djeci nesto slatko. 
Nisam pobornik 'raw' ishrane, ali nisan ni protivnik...posebno ako je priprema brza, lagana i ishod ukusan.

Potrebno:
1 1/2 solja oraha, komadi
2-3 K kokosovog ulja
2/3 solje kakaa, najbolje kvalitete
1/2 k soli
2 solje mekanih datula, sjeckane
1-2 K meda ili agavinog sirupa
prstohvat kardamoma ili cimeta, opciono

Nacin
Blago zagrijte kokosovo ulje i med; mijesajte dok se ne otopi. Ubacite sve ostale sastojke, dobro izmijesajte i postavite u manju cetvrtastu posudu oblozenu folijom. Stavite u frizider da se stegne, rezite i uzivajte.

27 July 2015

Custard and Pear Tart with Steusel Topping


Opening a food related business in Australia (NSW) is not easy. There are so many regulations and tests you and your kitchen have to pass, in order to have licence.
I had an idea of baking cakes from my home and offering them to cafes, restaurants and privately. That would be my dream job...
Currently, I'm in the middle of completing my FSS course (food safety supervisor), which is one of necessary  steps in order to get my licence. Then, someone from council will have to visit my kitchen and tell me if I need to make some changes, or it would be OK to use it as it is. After that comes business registering, insurance, marketing... I'll let you know about my progress!

Ingredients:
Pastry-
1 1/2 cup flour
3 tbs sugar
pinch of salt
125 g butter, cold in pieces
1 egg, beaten
1 tbs ice cold water 
Custard cream-
1 3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup cream
2 yolks
1/4 cup sugar
2 tbs corn flour / starch
2 tbs custard powder
+ 2-3 pears, ripe-ones please (canned, drained OK)
Crumble-
¼ cup firmly packed brown sugar
3 tbs flour
½ teaspoon cinnamon
1/3 cup rolled oats
50g cold butter, cubed
Method:
Make pastry by placing all ingredients into a food processor and blitzing until dough formed. Take out, wrap in cling wrap and let it rest. 
Heat 1 1/2 cup milk, sugar and cream into a non-stick pan. Mix 1/4 cup milk with the rest of ingredients (except pears). When milk starts boiling, pour mixture into it and cook until thick. Cover with cling film and let it cool. 
Peel and core pears; slice each into 4 or 6.
Preheat oven to 180*C, prepare a tart tin. Roll out your pastry and place into tin. Spoon custard cream, then place pears over it. 
Place all ingredients for crumble into a food processor and blitz until crumbs formed. Place them over pears. Bake for 35+ minutes, cool then serve.


Mrvičasti Tart sa Pudingom i Kruškama 

Otvoriti biznis vezan za hranu u Australiji nije nimalo lako. Postoji mnogo regulacija i testova koje vi i vasa kuhinja morate proci, da biste dobili dozvolu.
Moja ideja je da radim od kuce, pripremam deserte i slicno, po narudzbi kafea, restorana ili privatnih lica. To bi bio posao mojih snova...
U ovom trenutku sam u procesu zavrsavanja kursa koji je neophodan step da bih dobila dozvolu. Poslije toga, neko od odgovornih lica ce morati posjetiti moju kuhinju i reci mi mogu li je koristiti kakva jeste ili cu morati napraviti neke promjene. Zatim, dolazi registracija biznisa, osiguranje, marketiranje...Obavjestavacu vas o mojim 'koracima'!

Potrebno:
Prhka kora-
1 1/2 solja brasna
3 K secera
malo soli
125 gr maslaca, hladnog, rezanog
1 jaje, blago umuceno
1 K hladne vode
Puding krem-
1 3/4 solje mlijeka
1/4 solje slatke pavlake
2 zumanca
1/4 solje secera
2 K 'gustina' (ili sl.)
2 K puding praha vanille (1 puding?)
+ 2-3 kruske, zrele
Mrvicasta povrsina-
1/4 solje braon secera
3 K brasna
1/2 k cimeta
1/3 solje presane zobi
50 gr maslaca, komadici
Nacin:
Umijesite tijesto za prhku koru; prstima ili uz pomoc sjeckalice. Zamotajte u prozirnu foliju i ostavite odmarati.
Stavite 1 1/2 solju mlijeka, vrhnje i secer kuhati. U preostalu 1/4 solje mlijeka umijesajte preostale sastojke (izuzev kruski). Kada mlijeko provrije  uspite mjesavinu i mijesajte dok se ne zgusne. Pokrijte sa prozirnom folijom i ostavite hladiti.
Ogulite i narezite kruske; svaku na 6-8 komada.
Ukljucite rernu na 180*C; pripremite tart posudu.
Razvaljajte tijesto i smjestite ga u posudu. Ubacite puding krem, zatim utisnite kruske. 
Stavite sve sastojke za mrvicastu povrsinu u elektricnu sjeckalicu i izradite u mrvice. Zatim ovu masu prerucite preko kruski i zaravnajte. Pecite oko 35+ minuta. Prohladite i sluzite.


21 July 2015

Holand's Farmhouse Potato Bake




I don't have much time for posting and commenting, so excuse my absence for a few weeks. I'll let you know what I was doing, when everything is finished.

Ingredients:
1 kg potatoes, peeled and sliced into 8 mm slices
30 g butter
1 onion, chopped
250 g bacon, chopped
4 pieces celery, chopped
250-300 ml sour cream
pinch oregano
salt and pepper
1/2 cup grated cheese
paprika
Method:
Preheat oven to 180*C, oil/butter a baking dish.
Cook sliced potatoes in salted water for 8 minutes; drain. Heat butter, sautee onions, celery and bacon. Season sour cream with salt, pepper and oregano.
Arrange potato slices in layers with the onion mixture and seasoned sour cream; finish with sour cream. Sprinkle the top with cheese and paprika. Bake for 30-35 minutes.


Holandski Rusticni Zapeceni krompir

Nemam mnogo vremena za nove postove i komentiranje, stoga me izvinite u narednih nekoliko sedmica. Upoznacu vas kasnije sa mojim desavanjima, kad sve bude zavrseno.

Potrebno:
1 kg krompira, izrezan na 8 mm kolutice
30 gr maslaca
1 crveni luk, sjeckan
250 gr mesnate slanine, sjeckane
4 manja komada celera, sjeckan
250-300 ml kiselog vrhnja
malo origana
so i biber
1/2 solje rendanog sira
paprika u prahu
Nacin:
Ukljucite rernu na 180*C, nauljite (ili namastite) posudu u kojoj cete peci.
Kuhajte krompire u zasoljenoj vodi oko 8 minuta, osijedite.Zagrijte maslac, prprzite luk, celer i slaninu. Zacinite kiselo vrhnje i dodajte origano.
Poslazite pola krompira, pospite sa mjesavinom luka i slanine, zatim kiselim vrhnjem. Ponovite sa drugom polovicom. Pospite sir i malo paprike na vrh i pecite 30-35 minuta.