06 July 2015

Mushroom and Zucchini (crustless) Pie


Quick meatless meal for Monday; tasty, filling and low calorie!

Ingredients:
2 eggs
250-350 g mushrooms, sliced
2 tbs sour cream
1 garlic clove, crushed (or garlic powder)
2 zucchinis, grated
1/3 cup flour
salt and pepper
oil (or butter) and flour for the dish
Method:
Preheat oven to 180*C; grease a (20 cm) dish and coat with flour.
Heat a non-stick pan and sautee mushrooms with 2 tbs sour cream, garlic, salt and pepper. 
Beat eggs in another bowl, add mushrooms, zucchinis, flour and seasoning. Mix well and place into prepared dish. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Serve with yogurt or sour cream (optional). 


Pita sa Gljivama i Tikvicama (bez podloge)

Jedan brzi obrok za 'bezmesni ponedjeljak'. Ukusan, zadovoljavajuci i nisko kalorican.

Potrebno:
2 jaja
250-300 gr sampinjona (ili sl.)
2 K kisele pavlake
1 ceno bijelog luka, protisnut
2 tikvice, rendane
1/3 solje brasna
so i biber
ulje (ili maslac) i malo brasna za posudu 
Nacin:
Ukljucite rernu na 180*C; pripremite (20 cm) posudu. Nauljite je i pospite brasnom.
Izdinstajte gljive sa kiselim vrhnjem, bijelim lukom i zacinite.
Umutitejaja u drugoj posudi, dodajte gljive, tikvice, brasno i zacinite. Uspite u posudu i pecite 20-25 minuta. Servirajte sa jogurtom ili kiselim vrhnjem (opciono).





03 July 2015

Buckwheat 'Burek'



It's not photogenic, but it is very tasty. Recipe is found in an old Bosnian cookbook. What intrigued me is the way it's made. The dough / pastry is not stretched in traditional way, as I expected. It is poured in layers, as pancakes; which means anyone can make it.
Have a good weekend friends and readers!

Ingredients:
2 1/2 cups buckwheat flour (+,-)
salt and water (for pancake batter consistency)
Filling-
250-400 g mince
1 onion, chopped
salt and pepper
1-2 tbs oil
Method:
Prehat oven to 200*C, prepare a baking pan (with 2,5 cm high edge -like pizza pan. Mine was 32 cm diameter).Oil it.
Mix buckwheat flour, salt and water into a batter.
Heat oil in a pan. Sautee onion. Take off heat, mix in mince; season to taste. Place empty pan in oven When hot, pour 1/3 of batter on bottom. Bake a few minutes; sprinkle 1/2 of meat mixture. Bake a few minutes again. Repeat with the rest of prepared ingredients, making sure last layer is buckwheat. That means you'll have 3 layers of buckwheat and 2 layers of mince (every layer is baked around 5  minutes ) Take out, spread some butter on top and serve.

             


Burek od Heljde

Fotogenican nije, ali ukusan jeste. Recept je iz knjige Bosanski Kuhar. Sta me je zaintrigiralo je 
nacin pripreme. Kore se ne razvlace, kao sto bi to ocekivali kod naziva burek, vec se 'razlijevaju'         kao tijesto za palacinke. Znaci, ovaj burek moze svako napraviti!
Dobar vikend svima!

Sastojci
2 1/2 solje heljdinog brasna (+,-)
so i voda (da se napravi tecno tijesto kao za deblje palacinke)
Fil-
250-400 gr mljevenog mesa
1 crveni luk, cjeckan
so i biber
1-2 K ulja
Nacin:
Ukljucite rernu na 200*C; pripremite tepsiju (moja je bila 32 cm dijametra i sa 2,5 cm visine), nauljite ju.
Pomijesajte heljdino brasno sa vodom i solju.
Zagrijte ulje u tavi, proprzite luk. Smaknite, pa dodajte meso i zacinite. 
Stavite praznu tepsiju u rernu; kada se zagrijala, ulijte 1/3 tijesta. Zapecite, zatim pobacajte 1/2 mjesavine sa mesom. Zapecite ponovo. Ponovite ovo sa preostalim dijelovima; znaci, treba da imate 3 sloja heljdinog tijesta i 2 sloja mesa (u sredini). Svaki sloj se pece oko 5 minuta. Izvadite, premazite sa maslacem i sluzite







30 June 2015

Ricotta and Walnuts Sauce



I always have ricotta either in the fridge or in my freezer. With ricotta you can be creative and use it in many ways. This recipe comes from an Italian cookbook (Silver Spoon); use it for pasta or canapes.

Ingredients:
250 g Ricotta cheese
4 tbs mascarpone cheese
2 tbs milk
1 egg yolk
5-6 walnuts, chopped
1-2 tbs fresh chives, chopped
salt and pepper
Method:
Place ricotta in a bowl, add milk and mascaropne. Season to taste, add yolk and mix well. Add half of walnuts and chives, mix again. Other half leave for sprinkling over the sauce.



Sos (namaz) sa Rikotom i Orasima

Uvijek imam rikotu u frizideru (ili zamrzivacu), jer se svasta moze napraviti sa njom. Recept, koji danas predstavljam, dolazi iz Italijanske knjige recepata ' Srebrna kasika'. Mozete ga iskoristiti kao sos za pastu, ili kao namaz.

Potrebno:
250 gr rikote
4 K maskarpone sira
2 K mlijeka
1 zumance
5-6 oraha, sjeckanih
1-2 K vlasca, sjeckanog
so i biber
Nacin:
Stavite rikotu u posudu, dodajte mlijeko i maskarpone. Zacinite prema ukusu, dodajte zumance i promijesajte.Dodajte polovicu oraha i vlasca, promijesajte. Preostalu polovicu stavite po povrsini namaza.

A few ideas on what to use Ricotta for:
Nekoliko ideja za Rikotu:

Savoury-

Cheese and Pesto Scrolls


Baked Ricotta (savoury)


Cheese and Parsley Pide





Ricotta Spinach and Semolina Gnocchi with Butter-Sage Sauce


'Kifle' - Milk rolls filled with Ricotta (or Frankfurters, or Ham'n'Cheese)


Sweet-

Cannoli with Ricotta and Lemon Curd Cream



Classical Baked Cheese Cake (Donna Hay recipe)



Cheese and Cherry Strudel





All my recipes with Ricotta .
Svi moji recepti sa rikotom.

26 June 2015

Joconde Cake with Hazelnuts


There are moments in our lives when we crave something different...Not necessarily better, just different. 

Ingredients:
Decor paste-
50 g egg whites
50 g sugar
50 g butter, softened
50 g flour + colour (or 15 g cocoa + 43 g flour)
Sponge-
3 eggs (150 g)
3 egg whites (90g)
75 g icing sugar
85 g almond meal
25 g flour
2 1/2 teas caster sugar
30 g butter, melted
Mousse-
300 g (dark) chocolate
300 ml cream
3 eggs
1/2 cup icing sugar
Hazelnut meringue -
2 egg whites
100 gr hazelnuts, roasted and processed / grated  (skin removed)
1/4 cup sugar
Cream for decoration- whipped with 1 tbs of icing sugar
Method:
Decor paste-
Mix butter and sugar until pale and fluffy, add egg whites (one by one). Mix in flour and cocoa by hand.
Use bakers comb or strong plastic bag to make decorative patterns on silicon mat. Put it in freezer. Rest of this paste spread on a bottom of a cake pan (over baking paper) that you're going to use  and bake for 6-7 minutes. That's going to be bottom of your cake.
Sponge-
Mix egg whites with caster sugar; set aside. In another bowl, mix eggs, sugar and butter; add flour and almond meal. Put 1/3 of egg white mixture and fold by hand; repeat with other 2/3.
Cover decor paste from freezer with this sponge.
Bake 5-6 min at 200* C, or until edges start browning. Take out and cool.
Cut sponge into desired sizes and shapes, in this case you need 2 long strips, that are going to be inside a cake pan (like a ring). 
Hazelnut meringue-
Beat egg whites, add sugar and beat until thick and sugar melted. Spoon hazelnut meal and fold in. Place in baking tin (lined with baking paper) and bake for 30 minutes at 160*C.
Mousse-
Heat cream until very hot (don't boil), add chocolate and mix until melted. Let it cool.
Beat eggs and sugar until thick and pale. Add cooled chocolate mixture and mix really well.
Assemble-
Dark circle comes on bottom of a cake pan, around comes decorated sponge. Pour 1/3 chocolate mousse over the bottom, place hazelnut meringue, then pour other 2/3 of chocolate mousse. Decorate with whipped cream and refrigerate for 2 hours before slicing.



Ponekad pristignu oni trenutci u nasim zivotima, kada zelimo nesto drugacije...ne neophodno i bolje, samo drugacije.

Mona Liza  Torta sa Ljesnicima

Potrebno:
Dekorativna masa-
50 gr bjelanaca
50 gr secera
50 gr maslaca, omeksalog
50 gr brasna + boja (ili 15 gr kakaa + 43 gr brasna)
Biskvit-
3 jaja (150 gr)
3 bjelanca (90 gr)
75 gr secera u prahu
85 gr mljevenog badema
25 gr brasna
2 1/2 k sitnog secera
30 gr maslaca, otopljenog
Cokoladni mus-
300 gr chocolade, otopljene
300 ml slatkog vrhnja
3 jaja
1/2 solje secera u prahu
Beze kora sa ljesnicima-
2 bjelanca
1/4 solje secera
100 g ljesnika, ispecenih, oljustenih i samljevenih
Slatko vrhnje- za dekoraciju (umuceno sa 1 K secera u prahu)

Nacin:
Dekorativna masa-
Miksajte maslac i secer , dodajte jedno po jedno bjelance, zatim brasno i kakao.
Napravite dekorativne sare na silikonu, uz pomoc spatule, poslasticarskog 'ceslja' ili kese sa odsjecenim vrhom. Stavite silikon u zamrzivac. Ostatak tamne mase stavite na papir, velicine kalupa i ispecite 5-6 minuta. To ce vam biti dno.
Biskvit-
Miksajte bjelanca sa sitnim secerom, dok ne postane cvrsto. U drugoj posudi miksajte jaja sa secerom i maslacem; dodajte brasno i bademe. Ubacite 1/3 snijega bjelanaca, promijesjte rukom pa ubacite i ostale bjelance. Dobro promijesajte.
Ova masa ide preko dekorativne mase. Pecite 5-6 min na 200*C, ili dok krajevi ne pocnu rumeniti. Izvadite i ohladite.
Isjecite zeljenu velicinu, stavite u kalupe (za tortu ili napravite druge oblike od jace plastike).
Beze kora sa ljesnicima-
Umutite bjelanca. dodajte secer i mutite dok ne postane gusto i sjajno. Ubacite ljesnike, pa rucno umijesajte. Pecite (u kalupu sa papirom) na 160*c oko 30 minuta. Ohladite.
Aranziranje-
Na dno kalupa dolazi tamna kora, okolo izrezane trake od dekorativnog biskvita. Uspite 1/3 cokoldanog musa, stavite koru od bjelanaca i ljesnika preko, zatim uspite ostatak cokoladnog musa. Umutite pavlaku i ukrasite. Rashladite  najmanje 2 sata prije rezanja.



22 June 2015

Grilled Spiced Fish (Flounder)



Ingredients:
2 large or 4 small flounder, cleaned
2/3 cup yogurt
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 tsp ground coriander seeds
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp garam masala
1 tbs lemon juice (or vinegar)
1 tbs oil
salt

Method:
Make a few slashes on both side of fish. Mix remaining ingredients adding salt to taste. Divide and spoon over each side of each fish. Let it stand for 1 hour+. Cook under grill, or in hot oven, turning once and collecting and spooning loose juices. Serve with lemon slices.



Pečeni Pikantni Iverak  (Pasara / Ploča / Iver)

Potrebno:
2 veca ili 4 manja iverka, ocisceni
2/3 solje jogurta
2 cena bijelog luks, protisnuti
1 k sjemena korijandera u prahu
1/2 k chili praha / ljute paprike
1 k garam masale
1 K soka limuna (ili sirce)
1 K ulja
so

Nacin:
Zarezite ociscenu ribu nekoliko puta na obje strane. Pomijesajte ostale sastojke,dodajuci so prema ukusu, pa njima namazite ribu sa svih strana. Ostavite oko 1 sat + u marinadi.
Pecite ispod grila ili u vreloj rerni, okrecuci jednom. Skupite i vratite sokove na povrsinu ribe prilikom okretanja. Servirajte sa kriskama limuna.