Spinach and Cheese Cornbread (vegetarian) / Kukuruzna zlevanka sa špinatom i sirom (vegetarijanska)

This cornbread comes together super quickly and tastes the best warm, when freshly baked. Luckily, it also keeps well refrigerated and will be just as good once reheated. It’s a great breakfast, brunch, dinner, or snack option and can also work as a full meal if served with a big salad.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 12 squares / 0.23 EUR per square / 2.75 EUR for all)

For the batter:

1 cup corn flour (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

1 tsp baking powder (0.01 EUR)

2 eggs (0.40 EUR)

1 cup crème fraiche (0.67 EUR)

1 cup farmer’s cheese, divided (0.80 EUR)

¼ cup sunflower seed oil (0.08 EUR)

3-4 tbsp water (–)

Big handful of fresh baby spinach (0.67 EUR)

Pinch of freshly ground black pepper (0.03 EUR)

Additional:

Oil for greasing the pan (0.01 EUR)

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METHOD:

Preheat the oven to 200°C. Grease a square baking pan and line it with parchment paper, then set aside. In a large bowl, whisk together corn flour, salt and baking powder. Add in the eggs, crème fraiche, ¾ of a cup of farmer’s cheese and oil. Stir to combine and if the batter seems too thick, add in a bit more water. Fold in baby spinach and transfer the batter into a prepared pan. Dollop the remaining cheese onto batter, even everything out with a spatula and sprinkle with black pepper.

Bake for 25 minutes, until the cake is golden and a skewer inserted inside comes out clean. Allow the cornbread to cool for about ten minutes before slicing and serving.

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Ova kukuruzna zlevanka je jako jednostavna za pripremu i neodoljiva je dok je topla, friško pečena. Srećom, također će držati i u hladnjaku te je super nakon što ju podgrijete. Odlična je za ručak, brunch i večeru, ili pak kao snack. Također, možete ju nadopuniti i velikom salatom pa tako imati zaokružen obrok.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 12 komada / 1,71 kn po komadu / 20,56 kn za sve)

Za smjesu:

1 šalica kukuruznog brašna (0,50 kn)

1 žličica soli (0,01 kn)

1 žličica praška za pecivo (0,10 kn)

2 jaja (3,00 kn)

1 šalica milerama (5,00 kn)

1 šalica svježeg sira, podijeljena (6,00 kn)

¼ šalice suncokretovog ulja (0,60 kn)

3-4 žlice vode (–)

Veliki pregršt svježeg baby špinata (5,00 kn)

Prstohvat svježe mljevenog crnog papra (0,25 kn)

Dodatno:

Ulje za namastiti protvan (0,10 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Zagrijte pećnicu na 200°C. Namastite pravokutni protvan i obložite ga papirom za pečenje, pa ga stavite na stranu. U velikoj zdjeli pomiješajte brašno, sol i prašak za pecivo. Dodajte unutra jaja, mileram, ¾ šalice svježeg sira i ulje. Promiješajte da se sve sjedini, a po potrebi dodajte mrvicu vode ako vam je smjesa pregusta. Nježno umiješajte špinat i smjesu preselite u pripremljeni protvan. Rasporedite ostatak sira po površini smjese, sve poravnajte špatulom i posipajte paprom.

Pecite oko 25 minuta, dok zlevanka ne bude zlatno-žuta, a testni štapić koji upiknete ne izađe čist. Pustite da se zlevanka ohladi desetak minuta prije nego ju narežete i poslužite.

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Spinach and Cheese Cornbread (vegetarian) / Kukuruzna zlevanka sa špinatom i sirom (vegetarijanska)

Fancy Brie and Beef Open-Faced Sandwiches / Fensi sendviči sa Brie sirom i junetinom

If you’re in a mood for a fancy sandwich, this is a great idea how you can treat yourself. You can even be super nice and treat your friends and your family too. These sandwiches are the bomb and everyone should make them. I mean, if they are into meat and dairy, that is.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 2 servings / 1.85 EUR per serving / 3.69 EUR for all)

For the beef:

150 grams of beef rump (1.20 EUR)

1 tbsp sunflower seed oil (0.01 EUR)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

Good pinch of freshly ground black pepper (0.02 EUR)

For the caramelized onions:

2 onions (0.20 EUR)

1 tbsp sunflower seed oil (0.01 EUR)

Pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

Good pinch of brown sugar (0.01 EUR)

For the spinach:

Large handful of baby spinach (0.67 EUR)

3 garlic cloves, minced (0.10 EUR)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

Good pinch of freshly ground black pepper (0.02 EUR)

For sandwich assembly:

2 large, thick slices of toasted bread (0.27 EUR)

2 tsp mustard (0.08 EUR)

100 grams of Brie cheese (1.00 EUR)

Drizzle of Sriracha sauce (0.07 EUR)

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METHOD:

First prepare and season the meat, so it has a bit of a time to sit while you assemble the rest. Thinly slice the beef rump, making sure you are cutting against the grain. Toss the meat strips with oil, salt and pepper and set aside to rest while you make everything else.

Thinly slice the onions and add them to a non-stick skillet with a tablespoon of oil on a medium heat. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt, then cook for about ten minutes, until the onions are softened and caramelized. When the onions are already soft and nicely browned, sprinkle them with a bit of brown sugar and cook for another minute or two for that extra punch. Remove from the skillet and keep warm.

Add the spinach and minced garlic to the same skillet and season with salt and pepper. Give a good stir and cook for a minute or two, just until the spinach wilts down. Remove from the skillet and also keep warm.

If needed, wipe the skillet down with a paper towel before adding in sliced beef rump.Cook for 3-4 minutes, until thoroughly cooked on all sides.

Once you have everything prepared, assemble your sandwiches. Thinly spread some mustard on toasted bread, then top with Brie, spinach, beef and onions. Finally, drizzle a bit of Sriracha (or any other hot sauce of your choosing) over everything and dig in. To completely round the meal, serve the sandwiches with a big leafy salad.

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Ako ste raspoloženi za fensi sendviče, ovo je baš prava poslastica s kojom se možete počastiti. A možete počastiti i prijatelje i obitelj. Ovi sendviči su totalna bomba i mislim da ih apsolutno svi trebaju isprobati. Naravno, ako jedu meso i mliječne proizvode.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 2 porcije / 13,72 kn po porciji / 27,43 kn za sve)

Za meso:

150 g junećeg buta (9,00 kn)

1 žlica suncokretovog ulja (0,10 kn)

Dobar prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

Dobar prstohvat svježe mljevenog crnog papra (0,15 kn)

Za karamelizirani luk:

2 velika luka (1,50 kn)

1 žlica suncokretovog ulja (0,10 kn)

Prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

Dobar prstohvat smeđeg šećera (0,05 kn)

Za špinat:

Veliki pregršt baby špinata (5,00 kn)

3 češnja češnjaka, sitno nasjeckana (0,75 kn)

Dobar prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

Dobar prstohvat svježe mljevenog crnog papra (0,15 kn)

Za sendviče:

2 velike, debele šnite tostiranog kruha (2,00 kn)

2 žličice senfa (0,60 kn)

100 g Brie sira (7,50 kn)

Malo Sriracha umaka (0,50 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Prvo pripremite i začinite meso, tako da ima vremena odmoriti dok spremate sve ostalo. Tanko narežite but na trakice, pazeći da režete poprečno od vlakana. Pomiješajte meso sa uljem, solju i paprom i stavite na stranu.

Tanko narežite luk i sa žlicom ulja bacite na neprijanjajuću tavu na umjerenoj vatri. Začinite luk sa solju te kuhajte desetak minuta, dok ne omekša i ne karamelizira se. Kada luk već dobije smećkastu boju, posipajte sa malo smeđeg šećera i kuhajte još koju minutu-dvije, za završni štih. Maknite iz tave i držite na toplom.

U istu tavu ubacite špinat sa češnjakom, solju i paprom. Dobro promiješajte i kuhajte samo minutu-dvije, koliko je potrebno da špinat povene. Maknite iz tave i također držite na toplom.

Po potrebi, tavu prebrišite kuhinjskim ručnikom prije nego u nju stavite meso. Kuhajte 3-4 minute, dok ne bude gotovo sa svih strana.

Kada su vam svi sastojci spremni, složite sendviče. Tostirani kruh tanko premažite senfom. Stavite brie, špinat, junetinu i luk. Za kraj sve pokapajte Srirachom ili kojim drugim ljutim umakom po vašem izboru i navalite. Da zaokružite obrok, sendviče poslužite sa velikom zelenom salatom.

Fancy Brie and Beef Open-Faced Sandwiches / Fensi sendviči sa Brie sirom i junetinom

Marinated Feta Cheese (vegetarian) / Marinirani feta sir (vegetarijanski)

This dish is an absolute blast to have around at parties and will instantly fancy up your antipasto platter to level 9,000. Also, it’s great to just keep a giant jar around for yourself to munch on, since this tastes absolutely fantastic and requires about five minutes of your time to prepare.

When you’re done with the cheese, definitely be sure to save the leftover olive oil for later. The oil is gonna soak up all those wonderful aromas from herbs and spices, so just strain it and keep refrigerated to use as a tasty salad dressing.

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INGREDIENTS:

Block of feta (or any other soft salty cheese)

A few sprigs of fresh thyme

A few sprigs of fresh rosemary

1-2 bay leaves

2-3 sundried tomatoes

Good pinch of red pepper flakes

Good pinch of freshly ground black pepper

Cheap olive oil

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METHOD:

Cube the cheese and arrange in a jar, interspersed with layers of herbs, sundried tomatoes (which I remembered to stuff in the jars after the pictures were already taken) and sprinkles of red pepper flakes and black pepper. When the jar is full, pour enough olive oil to cover all of the cheese and refrigerate. Allow the mix to sit for a day before digging in, so the cheese has some time to soak up the aromas.

Rumor has it that this marinated cheese can keep up in the fridge for at least two weeks. However, I never got around to verifying this piece of information, as it was all devoured within days.

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Ovo jelo je kao stvoreno za bilo kakva druženja i odmah će vašu platu sa narescima podignuti na fensi level 9.000. Osim toga, super ga je uvijek imati pri ruci u ogromnoj staklenci da možete prigristi kada vam bude volja, pošto je okus savršen a za pripremu vam treba oko pet minuta.

SASTOJCI:

Komad fete (ili bilo kojeg drugog mekanog slanog sira)

Par grančica svježeg timijana (majčine dušice)

Par grančica svježeg ružmarina

1-2 lovorova lista

2-3 sušene rajčice

Dobar prstohvat sušenog čilija u pahuljicama

Dobar prstohvat svježe mljevenog crnog papra

Jeftino maslinovo ulje

PRIPREMA:

Narežite sir na kocke i slažite u staklenku tako da na svaki red sira stavite sloj začinskog bilja i sušenih rajčica (koje sam se ja sjetila nagurati u staklenku tek kada sam sve slikala), kao i malo čilija i papra. Kada je staklenka puna, ulijte dovoljno maslinovog ulja da skroz prekrijete sav sir. Čuvajte u hladnjaku, a ostavite da se sve paca bar jedan dan kako bi sir imao vremena povući sve arome.

Priča se po internetu da ovakav marinirani sir može u hladnjaku držati barem dva tjedna. Međutim, meni nije uspjelo provjeriti tu tvrdnju jer bi se sve uvijek pokrkalo u najviše par dana.

Marinated Feta Cheese (vegetarian) / Marinirani feta sir (vegetarijanski)