Cheap and Sweet Quick Apple Cake / Jeftini, slatki i brzi kolač od jabuka

A while ago we bought two large 15 kilo crates of apples. While we obviously do eat a ton of apples, some of them we’re a bit bruised and bumped, so we needed to figure out what to do with them quickly. We decided to juice them, but I felt really bad about throwing away all the leftover pulp so this cake was born.

Since the pulp I used was pretty dry, I did add a cup of the fresh apple juice too, but it was mostly the foamy, murky leftovers no one was particularly interested in drinking. However, I think shredding about 4 large apples together with their skins would be an accurate substitute of the pulp and juice that went into this cake. But if you’re also juicing, this recipe might be a good idea to look into if you’re throwing away a ton of leftover pulp. I think it would also work for a bunch of different fruits and certain vegetables like carrots and beetroots.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 1 cake / 2.44 EUR)

For the batter:

2 eggs (0.40 EUR)

1 tsp pure vanilla extract (0.03 EUR)

½ cup yogurt (0.20 EUR)

2 cups apple pulp (0.27 EUR)

1 cup apple juice (0.27 EUR)

¼ cup sunflower seed oil (0.20 EUR)

2 cups all-purpose flour (0.20 EUR)

1 cup finely ground sunflower seeds (0.13 EUR)

4 tbsp sugar (0.03 EUR)

1 tsp baking powder (0.01 EUR)

½ tsp baking soda (0.01 EUR)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

1 cup raisins (0.67 EUR)

Additional:

Oil for greasing the pan (0.01 EUR)

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METHOD:

Preheat the oven to 200°C and lightly grease a baking pan with a bit of oil. In a bowl, whisk together eggs, vanilla, yogurt, apple pulp, apple juice and oil, until it is all well incorporated. Add in flour, ground sunflower seeds, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt, then stir everything together to combine. Fold in the raisins and transfer the batter to a prepared pan. Bake for 30 minutes, until crispy and golden-brown on top and a skewer inserted in the cake comes out clean (a crumb or two are also fine). Allow to cool to room temperature before removing from the pan and slicing.

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Pred neko vrijeme kupili smo dva velika sanduka od po 15 kila jabuka. I dok je očito da jedemo puno jabuka, neke od njih su bile malo nagnječene i natučene, pa smo trebali brzo odlučiti što dalje s njima. Odlučili smo se napraviti svježi sok, ali meni je bilo žao baciti svu pulpu koja mi je od toga ostala, pa je tako nastao ovaj kolač.

Pošto je preostala pulpa bila dosta suha, odlučila sam u kolač ubaciti još i šalicu svježeg soka od jabuka, ali to su uglavnom bili oni mutni pjenasti ostaci koje nitko nije bio zainteresiran popiti. Međutim, mislim da bi oko 4 veće jabuke, naribane skupa sa korom, bile dobra zamjena umjesto kombinacije pulpe i soka koju sam ja stavila u receptu. S druge strane, ako isto cijedite sokove, ovaj recept je super način da iskoristite pulpu koju inače bacate. Mislim da bi jednako dobro funkcionirao sa većinom drugog voća, kao i sa određenim povrćem kao što su mrkve ili cikla.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 1 kolač / 17,37 kn za sve)

Za smjesu:

2 jaja (3,00 kn)

1 žličica ekstrakta od vanilije (0,20 kn)

½ šalice jogurta (1,50 kn)

2 šalice pulpe od jabuka (2,00 kn)

1 šalica soka od jabuke (2,00 kn)

¼ šalice suncokretovog ulja (0,75 kn)

2 šalice glatkog brašna (1,50 kn)

1 šalica fino mljevenih suncokretovih sjemenki (1,00 kn)

4 žlice šećera (0,20 kn)

1 žličica praška za pecivo (0,10 kn)

½ žličice sode bikarbone (0,01 kn)

Dobar prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

1 šalica grožđica (5,00 kn)

Dodatno:

Ulje za namastiti protvan (0,10 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Zagrijte pećnicu na 200°C i lagano sa malo ulja namastite kalup za pečenje. U zdjeli razmutite jaja sa vanilijom, jogurtom, pulpom od jabuka, sokom od jabuka i uljem. Ubacite u smjesu brašno, mljeveni suncokret, šećer, prašak za pecivo, sodu bikarbonu i sol, pa sve dobro promiješajte da se sjedini. Na kraju nježno umiješajte grožđice i smjesu preselite u pripremljeni kalup. Pecite oko 30 minuta, dok kolač ne bude hrskav i zlatno-smeđi, te čačkalica ostane čista kada upiknete kolač (mrvica-dvije su isto ok). Pustite da se kolač ohladi na sobnu temperaturu prije nego ga izvadite iz kalupa i razrežete.

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Cheap and Sweet Quick Apple Cake / Jeftini, slatki i brzi kolač od jabuka

Peanut Butter Bliss Balls (vegan) / Energetski zalogaji sa kikiriki maslacem (veganski)

Since I really enjoyed my first experiment with these healthy and easy snacks, I decided to whip up some more bliss balls. IMO, these taste just like Snickers, which is pretty much a win in my book.

Also, you can easily make the oat flour yourselves. Just throw some rolled oats into a food processor and pulse to grind them down in a fine powder.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 10 bliss balls / EUR for all)

10 pitted dates (0.33 EUR)

2 tbsp peanut butter (0.27 EUR)

1 cup oat flour (0.20 EUR)

1 tsp raw cacao powder (0.13 EUR)

Pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

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METHOD:

Soak the dates in warm water to soften them up, about 10-15 minutes before starting. Drain the dates and add them to a food processor together with peanut butter, oat flour, cacao powder and salt. Pulse until thick dough forms and if needed add a tiny bit of water to hold it all together.

Refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes before forming into bliss balls, to ensure easier handling. Dampen your fingers slightly with water before shaping the dough into balls. Store refrigerated in an airtight container for up to five days.

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Pošto mi je prvi eksperiment sa ovim zdravim snackovima skroz uspio, odlučila sam smutiti još. Ove loptice me jako podsjećaju na Snickers, što je naravno fantastična stvar.

Također, zobeno brašno možete lako napraviti sami tako da samo ubacite zobene pahuljice u multipraktik i pulsirate ih dok ne dobijete fini prah.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 10 loptica / 7,01 kn za sve)

10 odkoštenih datulja (2,50 kn)

2 žlice kikiriki maslaca (2,00 kn)

1 šalica zobenog brašna (1,50 kn)

1 žlica sirovog kakao praha (1,00 kn)

Prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Namočite datulje u toploj vodi 10-15 minuta prije početka da malo omekšaju. Ocijedite datulje, pa ih skupa sa kikiriki maslacem, zobenim brašnom, kakaom i soli ubacite u multipraktik. Pulsirajte dok se ne formira gusto tijesto, a po potrebi dodajte mrvicu vode da se sve lakše drži na okupu.

Tijesto stavite u hladnjak na 30 minuta kako bi vam bilo lakše formirati kuglice. Ruke malo namočite, pa prstima oblikujte kuglice od tijesta. Čuvajte u hermetički zatvorenoj posudi u hladnjaku do pet dana.

Peanut Butter Bliss Balls (vegan) / Energetski zalogaji sa kikiriki maslacem (veganski)

Raw vegan chocolate cake / Sirova veganska torta od čokolade

This cake is da bomb! It’s super scrumptious and rich, but also pretty healthy for you. So you have a win-win situation here. It also mostly comes together in a food processor so you won’t have to wash a mountain of dishes. I made this for my birthday and it was a big hit as pretty much everyone loved it – vegans, omnivores and everyone in between.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 1 cake / 10.52 EUR)

For the dough:

3 cups pitted dates (3.00 EUR)

2 cups sunflower seeds (0.53 EUR)

2 tbsp peanut butter (0.27 EUR)

3 tbsp raw cacao powder (0.40 EUR)

1 tsp natural stevia powder (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp pure vanilla extract (0.03 EUR)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

3-4 tbsp plant based milk (0.07 EUR)

1 cup unsalted cashews (2.00 EUR)

For the chocolate ganache:

200 grams good quality dark chocolate (2.67 EUR)

1 tsp coconut oil (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp natural stevia powder (0.07 EUR)

¼ cup plant based milk (0.10 EUR)

For the topping:

¼ cup crushed cashews (0.50 EUR)

2-3 rows of white chocolate (0.67 EUR)

½ tsp coconut oil (0.03 EUR)

Additional:

Coconut oil for greasing the pan (0.03 EUR)

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METHOD:

Before starting, soak the pitted dates in warm water for about 20 minutes so they soften up a bit, then drain. Lightly grease a baking tray with coconut oil and line it with parchment paper. In a food processor, grind the sunflower seeds into a fine powder. Add in drained dates, peanut butter, cacao powder, stevia, vanilla and salt, then pulse until a uniform dough forms. Add in milk as needed, a tablespoon at the time. Finally, throw in the cashews and pulse a few times so there is still some crunch left to the dough.

Press the dough into a prepared baking tray and even it out. Throw it in a freezer for about 15 minutes before adding ganache. To prepare the ganache, simply melt the chocolate with coconut oil, stevia and milk. Stir until silky and smooth, then pour over the cake base and quickly even out with a spatula. Sprinkle crushed cashews on top of the ganache. Melt the white chocolate with half a teaspoon of coconut oil and transfer into a freezer bag. Cut the end of the bag and drizzle the white chocolate over the cake. Return everything to a freezer for a couple of hours to firm up and set.

Let the cake sit at room temperature for about 15 minutes before cutting it into small squares. Store it in a refrigerator and serve chilled.

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Ova torta je totalna bomba! Apsolutno je fantastična i bogata, no ujedno je i poprilično zdrava, tako da imate idealnu situaciju. Većinu posla možete odraditi sa multipraktikom pa vas na kraju svega neće čekati planina od suđa. Ja sam ju radila za svoj rođendan i oduševila je sve po redu – vegane, svejede i sve one između.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 1 tortu / 78,71 kn)

Za tijesto:

3 šalice odkoštenih datulja (22,50 kn)

2 šalice suncokretovih sjemenki (4,00 kn)

2 žlice kikiriki maslaca (2,00 kn)

3 žlice sirovog kakao praha (3,00 kn)

1 žličica prirodne stevije u prahu (0,50 kn)

1 žličica ekstrakta od vanilije (0,20 kn)

Dobar prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

3-4 žlice sojinog ili kojeg drugog biljnog mlijeka (0,50 kn)

1 šalica neslanih indijskih oraščića (15,00 kn)

Za čokoladnu glazuru:

200 g dobre tamne čokolade (20,00 kn)

1 žličica kokosovog ulja (0,50 kn)

1 žličica prirodne stevije u prahu (0,50 kn)

¼ šalice sojinog ili kojeg drugog biljnog mlijeka (0,75 kn)

Za ukrašavanje:

¼ šalice drobljenih neslanih indijskih oraščića (3,75 kn)

2-3 reda bijele čokolade (5,00 kn)

½ žličice kokosovog ulja (0,25 kn)

Dodatno:

Kokosovo ulje za namastiti protvan (0,25 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Dvadesetak minuta prije nego počnete namočite datulje u toploj vodi da malo omekšaju, pa ih ocijedite. Malo namastite protvan kokosovim uljem i obložite ga papirom za pečenje. U multipraktiku sameljite suncokretove sjemenke u fini prah. Dodajte ocijeđene datulje, kakao prah, steviju, vaniliju i sol, pa pulsirajte dok ne dobijete jednolično tijesto. Po potrebi nadodajte i mrvicu mlijeka, žlicu po žlicu. Na kraju ubacite indijske oraščiće i par puta sve skupa propulsirajte da ih usitnite, ali da vam tijesto i dalje ima nešto hrskavoće.

Tijesto rukama utisnite u pripremljeni kalup i poravnajte. Stavite u zamrzivač na petnaestak minuta prije nego zalijete glazurom. Glazuru pripremite tako da otopite čokoladu sa kokosovim uljem, stevijom i mlijekom. Miješajte glazuru dok ne bude svilenkasta i glatka, pa ju prelijte preko tijesta i brzo poravnajte špatulom. Po glazuri sada posipajte drobljene indijske oraščiće. Bijelu čokoladu rastopite sa pola žličice kokosovog ulja i preselite u malu vrećicu za smrzavanje. Odrežite kut vrećice i prošarajte kolač sa bijelom čokoladom. Sada tortu vratite u zamrzivač i ostavite ju na par sati da se stisne.

Petnaestak minuta prije rezanja izvadite tortu iz zamrzivača i ostavite ju na sobnoj temperaturi. Razrežite ju na male kockice, te čuvajte u hladnjaku, a poslužite ohlađenu.

Raw vegan chocolate cake / Sirova veganska torta od čokolade

Cacao and Cashew Bliss Balls (vegan, paleo) / Energetski zalogaji sa kakaom i indijskim orasima (veganski, paleo)

These healthy and nutrient filled snacks are all the rage on the internet. Since the weather is getting warmer and warmer, I’m craving lighter and healthier foods and snacks. Bliss balls seem like just the thing to get me through the day and are also super easy to make, which is pretty much a necessity in my book, since I am a lazy person. 😀

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 8-10 bliss balls)

10 pitted dates (0.33 EUR)

1 cup unsalted cashews (2.00 EUR)

3 tbsp raw cacao powder (0.40 EUR)

1 tsp pure vanilla extract (0.03 EUR)

Pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

1-2 tsp water (–)

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METHOD:

Soak the dates in warm water to soften them up, about 10-15 minutes before starting. Drain the dates and add them to a food processor together with cashews, cacao powder, vanilla and salt. Pulse until thick dough starts to form, and as needed add a tiny bit of water, a teaspoon at a time.

Refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes before forming into bliss balls, to ensure easier handling. Dampen your fingers slightly with water before shaping the dough into balls. Store refrigerated in an airtight container for up to five days.

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Internet je poludio za ovim zdravim i izdašnim snackovima, a kako je vrijeme sve toplije, tako i ja nekako imam želju jesti laganiju i zdraviju hranu. Energetski zalogaji su baš prava stvar, a još su i jako jednostavni za napraviti, što je najbitnija stavka pošto sam ja jako lijena osoba. 😀

SASTOJCI:

(Za 8-10 loptica / 20,71 kn za sve)

10 odkoštenih datulja (2,50 kn)

1 šalica neslanih indijskih oraščića (15,00 kn)

3 žlice sirovog kakao praha (3,00 kn)

1 žličica ekstrakta od vanilije (0,20 kn)

Prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

1-2 žličica vode (–)

PRIPREMA:

Namočite datulje u toploj vodi 10-15 minuta prije početka da malo omekšaju. Ocijedite datulje, pa ih skupa sa indijskim oraščićima, kakaom, vanilijom i soli ubacite u multipraktik. Pulsirajte dok se ne formira gusto tijesto, a po potrebi dodajte mrvicu vode, žličicu po žličicu.

Tijesto stavite u hladnjak na 30 minuta kako bi vam bilo lakše formirati kuglice. Ruke malo namočite, pa prstima oblikujte kuglice od tijesta. Čuvajte u hermetički zatvorenoj posudi u hladnjaku do pet dana.

Cacao and Cashew Bliss Balls (vegan, paleo) / Energetski zalogaji sa kakaom i indijskim orasima (veganski, paleo)

Raspberry Carrot Mini Muffins / Mini mafini sa malinom i mrkvom

These muffins were an experiment which came to life after cleaning up my fridge and pantry. I wanted to make some muffins, but had a tiny bit of this and tiny bit of that lying around the house. But it’s quite easy to get creative and substitute things when you make muffins, so they actually turned out quite delicious. Of course, you can tweak around and adjust the ingredients to work with what you have on hand. Also, the topping is totally optional here, but it adds such a nice sweet crunch that it would be a shame to skip it.

I have some tiny silicone muffin molds which I love, but go ahead and use regular muffin tin instead. Just remember to grease it up so the muffins don’t stick. Also, baking time will be slightly longer for larger sized muffins.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 25 mini muffins / 0.11 EUR per muffin / 2.73 EUR per all)

For the batter:

1 egg (0.20 EUR)

1 tsp pure vanilla extract (0.03 EUR)

1 cup milk (0.20 EUR)

1 cup sour cream (0.40 EUR)

3 tbsp butter, melted (0.40 EUR)

2 large carrots, shredded (0.20 EUR)

½ cup sugar (0.10 EUR)

1 and ½ cup all-purpose flour (0.10 EUR)

1 and ½ cup whole-wheat flour (0.15 EUR)

½ cup ground flax seeds (0.20 EUR)

1 tsp baking powder (0.01 EUR)

½ tsp baking soda (0.01 EUR)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

25 frozen raspberries (0.33 EUR)

For the topping:

2 tbsp butter, melted (0.27 EUR)

3 tbsp rolled oats (0.04 EUR)

2 tbsp brown sugar (0.07 EUR)

1 tbsp milk (0.01 EUR)

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METHOD:

Preheat the oven to 200°C. In a bowl, whisk together egg, vanilla, milk and sour cream. Stir in melted butter and shredded carrots. Add in sugar, flours, flax seeds, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir until everything is well combined. Scoop about a tablespoon of mixture into each muffin mold, add a single frozen raspberry to each muffin and then top with remaining batter.

To make the topping, mix all of the ingredients well in a small bowl. Top each muffin with about ½ tsp of this mix. Bake the muffins for about 25-30 minutes, until crispy and deeply golden brown. Allow them to cool to room temperature before serving.

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Ovi mafini su nastali kao eksperiment nakon što sam raščistila frižider i špajzu. Naime, baš su mi se jeli mafini, ali sam doma imala mrvice razno raznih ostataka. Srećom, sa mafinima je lako biti kreativan i zamijeniti sastojke nečim drugim, pa su ovi moji na kraju ispali super. Naravno, vi slobodno podesite recept i iskoristite ono što vam je pri ruci. Također, smjesa za posipanje nije obavezna, ali će vam dati takvu slatku hrskavoću da bi ju bilo stvarno šteta izbaciti.

Ja imam silikonski kalup za mini mafine koji mi je super, no vi slobodno upotrijebite normalan kalup. Samo ga se sjetite dobro namastiti ako koristite onaj metalni, a kako vam se mafini ne bi zalijepili. Također, za veće mafine ćete trebati i malo produžiti vrijeme pečenja.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 25 mini mafina / 0,81 kn po mafinu / 20,30 kn za sve)

Za tijesto:

1 jaje (1,50 kn)

1 žličica ekstrakta od vanilije (0,20 kn)

1 šalica mlijeka (1,50 kn)

1 šalica kiselog vrhnja (3,00 kn)

3 žlice maslaca, rastopljene (3,00 kn)

2 velike mrkve, naribane (1,50 kn)

½ šalice šećera (0,75 kn)

1 i ½ šalica glatkog brašna (0,75 kn)

1 i ½ šalica integralnog brašna (1,13 kn)

½ šalice mljevenih sjemenki lana (1,50 kn)

1 žličica praška za pecivo (0,10 kn)

½ žličice sode bikarbone (0,01 kn)

Dobar prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

25 smrznutih malina (2,50 kn)

Za smjesu za posipanje:

2 žlice maslaca, rastopljene (2,00 kn)

3 žlice zobenih pahuljica (0,30 kn)

2 žlice smeđeg šećera (0,50 kn)

1 žlica mlijeka (0,05 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Zagrijte pećnicu na 200°C. U zdjeli razmutite jaje sa vanilijom, mlijekom i kiselim vrhnjem. Umiješajte u to rastopljeni maslac i ribane mrkve. Dodajte šećer, oba brašna, lan, prašak za pecivo, sodu bikarbonu i sol, pa miješajte dok se sve ne sjedini. U svaki kalup dodajte oko žlicu smjese, na to stavite po jednu smrznutu malinu, te prekrijte sa preostalom smjesom.

Napravite smjesu za posipanje tako da pomiješate sve sastojke u maloj zdjelici. Na svaki mafin stavite oko ½ žličice te smjese. Pecite mafine oko 25-30 minuta, dok ne budu hrskavi i zlatno-smeđi. Ostavite ih da se ohlade na sobnu temperaturu prije posluživanja.

Raspberry Carrot Mini Muffins / Mini mafini sa malinom i mrkvom

Chocolate Squares / Čokoladne kocke

Do you have a desert for Valentine’s Day all figured out yet? No? Well, my friends, you are in luck. This cake is super tasty and juicy, but also really simple to make.

There are two ways you can go about it when it comes to ganache. You can either cool the base and the ganache completely or pour the warm ganache on a warm base. The first option will keep those two separated and the base will be more brownie-like, with a thick layer of ganache on top. The second option will yield a juicier cake as a good deal of ganache will soak right into the base. I actually prefer this method and result, but took photos of the first option. But whatever you choose to do, this cake is da bomb!

Since this desert is quite decadent and rich, I decided to bake it in a small pan. But feel free to double the recipe if you’re having a party or just want more chocolate in your life. Also, I’m super keen on a bit of saltiness, so a small pinch of fleur de sel will definitely seal the deal. Of course, you can skip this altogether, but you’ll definitely be missing out.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 12 squares / 0.37 EUR per square / 4.45 EUR for all)

For the cake batter:

2 eggs (0.40 EUR)

Pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

2 tbsp sugar (0.01 EUR)

1 tsp pure vanilla extract (0.03 EUR)

4 tbsp butter, melted (0.53 EUR)

50 grams dark chocolate, melted (0.53 EUR)

4 tbsp ground walnuts (0.27 EUR)

2 tbsp all-purpose flour (0.01 EUR)

¼ tsp baking powder (0.01 EUR)

For ganache:

1 cup heavy cream (1.00 EUR)

150 grams dark chocolate (1.60 EUR)

1 tbsp sugar (0.01 EUR)

Additional:

Butter for greasing the pan (0.03 EUR)

A pinch of fleur de sel for sprinkling (0.01 EUR)

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METHOD:

Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease a square baking pan with butter, line with parchment paper and set aside. Separate the egg whites and beat them with a pinch of salt for a few minutes, until firm peaks form.

In a separate bowl beat the yolks with sugar and vanilla. Mix in melted butter and chocolate, then add in walnuts, flour and baking powder and mix until uniform. Finally, gently fold in the egg whites and transfer the batter into a prepared pan. Even out the surface and bake for about 20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Just a small note – I used a heavy ceramic baking dish which took ages to warm up, so my cake took almost 30 minutes to bake. Lighter baking dish will mean shorter baking time.

While the base is baking, cook the heavy cream with dark chocolate and sugar on low heat, until the chocolate is fully melted, while stirring frequently. Once the chocolate is melted, immediately remove the heat.

Once the cake base is done and ganache is cooked, allow them both to cool down, all according to the cake options described above. Using a fork, make a few holes in the cake base. Then pour the ganache over base, sprinkle with fleur de sel and refrigerate for a few hours and best overnight, so the cake can set. Cut the cake into squares and serve on its own, or with a bit of whipped cream and some fresh berries.

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Jeste li već isplanirali desert za Valentinovo? Ne? Dragi moji, imate sreće. Ovaj kolač je jako sočan i ukusan, a ujedno i sasvim jednostavan za napraviti.

Što se tiče glazure, imate dvije opcije. Možete ili sasvim ohladiti biskvit i glazuru, prije nego ju izlijete na tortu, ili preko toplog biskvita preliti toplu glazuru. U prvoj opciji će glazura i biskvit biti odvojeni, a biskvit će poprilično podsjećati na brownije, sa debelim slojem glazure na vrhu. S drugom ćete opcijom dobiti sočniji kolač, a većina će se glazure upiti u biskvit. Osobno mi je ta opcija draža, iako sam fotkala onu prvu. No kako god da napravili, kolač je bomba!

Pošto je ovaj desert poprilično dekadentan i bogat, ja sam ga ispekla u maloj posudi. No slobodno poduplajte recept ako radite tulum ili jednostavno želite više čokolade u životu. Također, meni uz slatko paše i malo slanog, tako da je mali prstohvat cvijeta soli došao kao naručen. Naravno, vi to slobodno izostavite, ali doživljaj neće biti jednak.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 12 kocki / 2,78 kn po kocki / 33,34 kn za sve)

Za biskvit:

2 jaja (3,00 kn)

Prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

2 žlice šećera (0,10 kn)

1 žličica ekstrakta od vanilije (0,20 kn)

4 žlice maslaca, rastopljene (4,00 kn)

50 g tamne čokolade, rastopljene (4,00 kn)

4 žlice mljevenih oraha (2,00 kn)

2 žlice glatkog brašna (0,10 kn)

¼ žličice praška za pecivo (0,03 kn)

Za glazuru:

1 šalica slatkog vrhnja (7,50 kn)

150 g tamne čokolade (12,00 kn)

1 žlica šećera (0,05 kn)

Dodatno:

Maslac za namastiti posudu (0,25 kn)

Prstohvat cvijeta soli za posipanje (0,10 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Zagrijte pećnicu na 180°C. Namastite četvrtasti protvan, obložite papirom za pečenje i stavite na stranu. Odvojite bjelanjke od žutanjaka, pa bjelanjke sa prstohvatom soli istucite u čvrsti snijeg.

U drugoj posudi dobro izmiksajte žutanjke sa šećerom i vanilijom. Umiješajte otopljene maslac i čokoladu, pa dodajte orahe, brašno i prašak za pecivo te miksajte dok ne bude jednolično. Za kraj nježno umiješajte snijeg od bjelanjaka, pa smjesu premjestite u pripremljeni protvan. Poravnajte biskvit i pecite oko 20 minuta, dok čačkalica umetnuta u biskvit ne bude čista. Samo mala napomena – ja sam pekla biskvit u teškoj keramičkoj posudi kojoj treba sto godina da se ugrije, pa mi se biskvit pekao skoro 30 minuta. Laganiji protvan znači da će se biskvit kraće peći.

Dok se biskvit peče, stavite slatko vrhnje, čokoladu i šećer na laganu vatru te kuhajte uz neprestano miješanje dok se čokolada skroz ne otopi. Maknite s vatre čim se čokolada rastopi.

Kada je biskvit pečen, a glazura spremna, pustite da se ohlade prema opcijama koje sam opisala u uvodu. Vilicom izbockajte rupice u biskvitu pa ga zalijte glazurom koju posipajte cvijetom soli. Stavite kolač u hladnjak na par sati, a najbolje preko noći, da se glazura stisne. Izrežite kolač na kocke i poslužite, ili samog za sebe, ili sa malo šlaga i svježeg bobičastog voća.

Chocolate Squares / Čokoladne kocke

No Bake Vegan Jaffa Squares / Veganske jaffa kocke – bez pečenja

I feel like we’ve stepped far enough from the winter festivities that it’s morally acceptable to post a desert recipe. This is a very easy, very lazy and reasonably healthy desert option, so I see no reason as to why you shouldn’t make it.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 20 squares / 0.13 EUR per square / 2.66 EUR for all)

For the cake base:

1 cup ground toasted hazelnuts (1.00 EUR)

2 tbsp coconut oil, melted (0.27 EUR)

1 tbsp honey (0.13 EUR)

1 tsp pure vanilla extract (0.03 EUR)

For the orange filling:

1 large orange (0.40 EUR)

2 tbsp honey (0.27 EUR)

1 tbsp corn starch (0.03 EUR)

1-2 tbsp water (–)

For ganache:

2 tbsp raw cocoa powder (0.13 EUR)

2 tbsp coconut oil, melted (0.27 EUR)

1 tbsp honey (0.13 EUR)

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METHOD:

Line a square baking dish with parchment paper and set aside. Mix together all cake base ingredients and transfer to prepared baking dish. Evenly distribute the mixture and using your hands press it into the bottom. Place in freezer and leave to sit there for about 15-20 minutes.

Meanwhile while the cake base is resting, prepare the filling. Add peeled orange and honey to a food processor and pulse until uniform. Transfer to a small saucepan and cook for about 5-10 minutes to slightly thicken. Dissolve corn starch in a bit of water in a cup or a small bowl, then gradually stir into the orange. Cook for a few more minutes, while stirring constantly, to thicken even more. Pour the orange filling on top of the chilled base and cool completely before putting in the freezer for at least 30 minutes.

Make ganache by mixing together cocoa powder, melted coconut oil and honey. Pour over the orange filling and quickly even out. You need to be super quick about this, because the coconut butter will solidify fast once being exposed to the cold. Return the cake to the freezer for a few more hours before cutting into squares. Serve cold or frozen.

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Mislim da je prošlo dovoljno vremena od zimskih blagdana tako da je skroz moralno prihvatljivo objaviti recept za slasticu. Ovo je jako lagani, jako lijeni i poprilično zdravi desert, tako da ne vidim razloga zašto ga ne bi ste trebali napraviti.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 20 jaffa kocki / 0,99 kn po kocki / 19,95 kn za sve)

Za biskvit:

1 šalica tostiranih mljevenih lješnjaka (7,50 kn)

2 žlice kokosovog ulja, rastopljenog (2,00 kn)

1 žlica meda (1,00 kn)

1 žličica ekstrakta od vanilije (0,20 kn)

Za kremu od naranče:

1 velika naranča (3,00 kn)

2 žlice meda (2,00 kn)

1 žlica kukuruznog škroba (0,25 kn)

1-2 žlice vode (–)

Za čokoladnu glazuru:

2 žlice sirovog kakao praha (1,00 kn)

2 žlice kokosovog ulja, rastopljenog (2,00 kn)

1 žlica meda (1,00 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Obložite četvrtasti protvan papirom za pečenje i stavite na stranu. Pomiješajte sve sastojke za biskvit, pa smjesu prstima ravnomjerno utisnite u pripremljeni protvan. Stavite u zamrzivač na 15-20 minuta.

Dok se biskvit hladi, pripremite kremu. Oguljenu naranču i med ubacite u multipraktik i propulsirajte u jednoličnu masu. Preselite u mali lončić i kuhajte 5-10 minuta da se malo zgusne. Kukuruzni škrob u posebnoj posudi rastopite u malo vode, pa onda postepeno umiješajte u kremu od naranče. Kuhajte još koju minutu uz stalno miješanje da se sve još više zgusne. Kremu prelijte preko ohlađenog biskvita, pustite da se ohladi na sobnu temperaturu pa ubacite u zamrzivač na barem 30 minuta.

Napravite glazuru tako da pomiješajte skupa kakao prah, rastopljeno kokosovo ulje i med. Prelijte preko ohlađene kreme i brzo poravnajte. Morate stvarno biti brzi jer će se kokosovo ulje početi zgušnjavati čim dođe u dodir sa hladnom kremom. Vratite kolač u zamrzivač na još koji sat prije nego ga narežete na kocke. Poslužite ohlađeno ili smrznuto.

No Bake Vegan Jaffa Squares / Veganske jaffa kocke – bez pečenja