Sour Cherry and Vanilla Pudding Strudel / Štrudla od višnje i pudinga od vanilije

This simple desert is awesome as a crowd pleaser because it comes together fairly quickly and easily feeds many hungry bellies. I find the only downside of strudels in general is that they become soggy with time, but there really is no helping that. I love my strudels crispy and warm right out of the oven. So have some friends over to help you polish this off while it’s fresh, hah! 😀

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 10 very generous servings / 0.38 EUR per serving / 3.75 EUR for all)

For the sour cherry filling:

2 cups frozen sour cherries (1.07 EUR)

½ cup sugar (0.10 EUR)

1 tbsp corn starch (0.01 EUR)

For the pudding filling:

500 ml milk (0.40 EUR)

3 tbsp sugar (0.04 EUR)

1 vanilla pudding satchel (0.40 EUR)

For the strudel:

10 sheets of phyllo pastry (1.33 EUR)

½ cup heavy cream (0.33 EUR)

Optional for serving:

Caster sugar (0.07 EUR)

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METHOD:

Mix the sour cherries with sugar and add to a small saucepan on high heat. Cook for a few minutes to thaw, then stir in corn starch and cook for another minute or two to additionally thicken the sauce. Remove from heat and allow it to cool a bit.

In a separate pot, bring the milk and sugar to a boil then add in vanilla pudding and cook according to its packet instructions. Remove from heat to also allow to cool down.

Preheat the oven to 180°C and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread the phyllo sheets on a clean flat surface. Brush a phyllo sheet with cream then cover with another sheet of phyllo and flat them out so they stick together and create a sort of phyllo sandwich. This will help so that the phyllo sheets don’t break and will make the strudel a bit sturdier. Thinly spread the pudding over the phyllo sandwich you’ve made, then add a bit of sour cherries. Gently roll the phyllo and tuck the ends in, so the filling doesn’t leak out. Transfer to a prepared baking sheet. Repeat until all the phyllo and fillings are used up.

Gently brush the rolled strudels with a bit of cream. Bake for about 30 minutes, until crispy and golden brown. Allow the strudels to cool for about 10 minutes before slicing and serving dusted with caster sugar. The strudels taste the best when fresh out of the oven, but you can also reheat them in the oven again if you want them to crisp up.

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Ovaj jednostavni recept je idealan ako imate goste ili neku proslavu. Priprema se relativno brzo i lako, a nahraniti će mnoga gladna usta. Po meni je jedina loša strana sa štrudlama što se s vremenom razgnjecaju, ali tu nažalost nema neke velike pomoći. Naime, ja baš volim da je štrudla onako fino hrskava, kad tek izađe iz pećnice. Tako da vam nema druge nego pozvati prijatelje da vam pomognu počistiti štrudlu dok je friška. 😀

SASTOJCI:

(Za 10 jako izdašnih porcija / 2,82 kn po porciji / 28,15 za sve)

Za nadjev od višanja:

2 šalice smrznutih višanja (8,00 kn)

½ šalice šećera (0,75 kn)

1 žlica kukuruznog škroba (0,10 kn)

Za nadjev od pudinga:

500 ml mlijeka (3,00 kn)

3 žlice šećera (0,30 kn)

1 vrećica pudinga od vanilije (3,00 kn)

Za štrudlu:

10 listova kora za savijače (10,00 kn)

½ šalice slatkog vrhnja (2,50 kn)

Dodatno za posluživanje:

Šećer u prahu (0,50 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Višnje pomiješajte sa šećerom i stavite u lončić na jaku vatru. Kuhajte par minuta da se odmrznu, pa umiješajte kukuruzni škrob i kuhajte još koju minutu, da se nadjev dodatno zgusne. Maknite s vatre i pustite da se malo ohladi.

U drugom loncu stavite mlijeko i šećer da zavriju, pa prema uputama na pakiranju skuhajte puding. Maknite i njega s vatre pa isto ostavite da se ohladi.

Pećnicu zagrijte na 180°C. Protvan obložite papirom za pečenje. Kore raširite na čistoj radnoj plohi. Jednu koru premažite slatkim vrhnjem, pa ju poklopite sa drugom korom i stisnite ih skupa u sendvič da se slijepe. Na ovaj će vam način kore manje pucati, a štrudle biti čvršće. Po pripremljenom sendviču od lisnatog u tankom sloju premažite puding, pa dodajte i malo višanja. Nježno zarolajte u štrudlu,a krajeve umotajte na unutra tako da nadjev ne curi van. Preselite na pripremljeni protvan, pa postupak ponavljajte dok ne potrošite sve kore i nadjeve.

Umotane štrudle lagano premažite sa još malo slatkog vrhnja i pecite 30-tak minuta, dok štrudle ne budu hrskave i zlatno-smeđe. Pustite da se štrudle 10 minuta ohlade prije nego ih narežete i poslužite posipane šećerom u prahu. Štrudle će biti najfinije friško pečene, ali ako ih kasnije opet hoćete malo zahrskati, samo ih kratko podgrijte u pećnici.

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Sour Cherry and Vanilla Pudding Strudel / Štrudla od višnje i pudinga od vanilije

Messy Raspberry Cake / Neuredni kolač sa malinama

This cake kinda looks like hot mess, but in a really good way. It also comes together super quickly, so if you’re looking for a good coffee cake option, or a sweet snack with your afternoon tea, go no further.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 1 cake / 3.22 EUR)

For the batter:

2 eggs (0.40 EUR)

1 cup sugar, divided (0.20 EUR)

1 tsp vanilla extract (0.03 EUR)

Pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

1 and ½ cup buttermilk (0.80 EUR)

4 tbsp butter, melted (0.53 EUR)

2 and ½ cups all-purpose flour (0.16 EUR)

1 tsp baking powder (0.01 EUR)

½ tsp baking soda (0.01 EUR)

1 and ½ cups frozen raspberries, thawed (1.00 EUR)

Additional:

Butter for greasing the pan (0.07 EUR)

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METHOD:

Preheat the oven to 200°C. Lightly grease a baking pan with butter and line it with parchment paper. Set aside. In a bowl, whisk together eggs, half a cup of sugar, vanilla and salt. Whisk in the buttermilk and finally stir in melted butter. Add in flour, baking powder and baking soda. Stir until well combined and no big lumps remain. Transfer the batter to a prepared baking pan and gently shake to even out.

Combine thawed raspberries with reserved half a cup of sugar. Dollop the raspberry mixture over the cake batter. Use a knife to lightly swirl the mixtures into each other. Don’t worry if you have little pools of raspberry juices floating around, though, those are going to bake into sweet deliciousness.

Bake the cake for 35-40 minutes, until the top is crispy and golden brown and a test skewer inserted into the cake comes out mostly clean (a crumb or two are totally fine). Allow the cake to cool completely in its pan before slicing and serving.

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Ovaj kolač je ispao poprilično neuredno, ali zapravo na super način. Osim toga, gotov je za tren oka, pa ako tražite neku jednostavnu slasticu koju ćete grickati uz kavu ili popodnevni čaj, na pravom ste mjestu.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 1 kolač / 24,07 kn)

Za smjesu:

2 jaja (3,00 kn)

1 šalica šećera, podijeljena (1,50 kn)

1 žličica ekstrakta od vanilije (0,20 kn)

Prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

1 i ½ šalica kiselog mlijeka (6,00 kn)

4 žlice maslaca, rastopljene (4,00 kn)

2 i ½ šalice glatkog brašna (1,25 kn)

1 žličica praška za pecivo (0,10 kn)

½ žličice sode bikarbone (0,01 kn)

1 i ½ šalica smrznutih malina, odmrznutih (7,50 kn)

Dodatno:

Maslac za namastiti protvan (0,50 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Zagrijte pećnicu na 200°C. Maslacem lagano premažite kalup i obložite ga papirom za pečenje. Stavite na stranu. U zdjeli razmutite jaja sa pola šalice šećera, soli i vanilijom. Umiješajte u to prvo kiselo mlijeko, pa onda i rastopljeni maslac. Dodajte brašno, prašak za pecivo i sodu bikarbonu, pa miješajte dok se sve ne sjedini i više ne bude velikih grudica. Smjesu prebacite u pripremljeni kalup i nježno protresite da se sve poravna.

Odmrznute maline pomiješajte sa preostalih pola šalice šećera pa tu smjesu raštrkajte po tijestu. Nožem lagano umiješajte jednu smjesu u drugu. Nemojte brinuti ako su vam se negdje skupile lokvice soka od maline, to će se sve fino zapeći.

Pecite kolač 35-40 minuta, dok površina ne bude hrskava i zlatno smeđa, a testni štapić koji upiknute ne izađe van skoro pa čist (mrvica ili dvije su isto skroz okej). Ostavite kolač da se skroz ohladi u kalupu prije nego ga narežete i poslužite.

Messy Raspberry Cake / Neuredni kolač sa malinama

Simple Blueberry Pie / Jednostavna pita od borovnica

I’ve been on a pie roll lately, so here’s a simple recipe for easy and delicious blueberry pie. You can definitely use fresh blueberries here as well (‘tis the season, after all), but I suggest that you then cut down the corn starch in half.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 1 pie / 2.62 EUR)

For the pie crust:

2 cups all-purpose flour (0.13 EUR)

2 tbsp sugar (0.01 EUR)

¼ tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

1 cup heavy cream (1.00 EUR)

1-2 tbsp water (–)

For the blueberry filling:

2 cups frozen blueberries (1.33 EUR)

4 tbsp sugar (0.03 EUR)

2 tbsp corn starch (0.03 EUR)

Additional:

Neutral oil for greasing the pie tin (0.01 EUR)

2 tbsp heavy cream for brushing the pie (0.07 EUR)

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METHOD:

Make the pie dough by whisking together flour, sugar and salt. Add in heavy cream, then stir to combine. Knead the dough lightly, until you are able to shape it into a disc. If needed, add a tiny bit of water, a tablespoon at the time. Be sure not to overwork your dough, as you don’t want the gluten to go crazy, since that will make the dough tough and chewy. We’re going for flakey here, so patchy dough is perfect. Once the dough comes together, divide it into two. Shape each half into a disc, wrap individually in cling foil and refrigerate for at least half an hour, but up to three days in advance.

When ready to bake the pie, preheat the oven to 180°C. Lightly grease a pie tin with oil. Roll out your pie dough into two thin sheets. Place one sheet into a bottom of a pie tin and prick it with fork. Toss the frozen blueberries with sugar and corn starch, then dump them all into the pie bottom. Cover with another sheet of dough. Be sure to cut a few holes in the top crust as well, so that steam can escape while the pie is baking. Cut off the excess dough, then tightly wrap the top and bottom pie edges together. Brush the pie lightly with heavy cream to ensure nice golden color.

Bake the pie for about 50 minutes, until crispy and golden brown on top. If your top crust is browning a bit too quickly, just lower the pie to the bottom third of the oven. Allow the pie to rest for about 10 to 15 minutes before slicing and serving with a good scoop of your favorite vanilla ice cream.

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Već neko vrijeme mi se jedu pite, pa vam evo i recept za jednu jednostavnu i ukusnu sa borovnicama. Svakako možete iskoristiti i svježe borovnice (ipak im je i sezona), ali moja je preporuka da u tom slučaju prepolovite količinu kukuruznog škroba.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 1 pitu / 19,61 kn)

Za tijesto:

2 šalice glatkog brašna (1,00 kn)

2 žlice šećera (0,10 kn)

½ žličice soli (0,01 kn)

1 šalica slatkog vrhnja (7,50 kn)

1-2 žlice vode (–)

Za nadjev od borovnica:

2 šalice smrznutih borovnica (10,00 kn)

4 žlice šećera (0,20 kn)

2 žlice kukuruznog škroba (0,20 kn)

Dodatno:

Neutralno ulje za namastiti kalup (0,10 kn)

2 žlice slatkog vrhnja za premazati pitu (0,50 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Tijesto za pitu pripremite tako da skupa pomiješate brašno, šećer i sol. Dodajte slatko vrhnje, pa miješajte da se sjedini. Kratko promijesite tijesto, tek toliko koliko treba da ga formirate u disk. Po potrebi dodajte mrvicu vode, žlicu po žlicu. Pazite da ne mijestite tijesto previše jer ne želite previše razraditi gluten da vam tijesto ne ispadne žilavo umjesto hrskavo. Ako vam je tijesto prošarano flekama, to je savršeno. Tijesto podijelite na dva dijela, svaki spljoštite u disk, te ga čvrsto umotajte u prijanjajuću foliju. Stavite u hladnjak na barem pola sata, ali i do 3 dana unaprijed.

Kada ste spremni za pečenje, zagrijte pećnicu na 180°C. Lagano namastite kalup za pitu. Tijesto razvaljajte u dvije tanke plahte. Jedan komad tijesta utisnite u kalup te ga izbockajte vilicom. Smrznute borovnice pomiješajte sa šećerom i kukuruznim škrobom, pa ih iskrenite na dno pite. Pokrijte drugom plahtom tijesta, s time da obavezno na njoj izrežite par rupa kako bi para prilikom pečenja mogla izaći van. Višak tijesta koji visi preko rubova odrežite, a rubove čvrsto spojite i zamotajte. Pitu premažite vrhnjem kako bi se bolje zažutila dok se peče.

Pitu pecite oko 50 minuta, sve dok ne bude hrskava i zlatno smeđa. Ako vam pita sa gornje strane prenaglo tamni dok se peče, spustite ju na donju trećinu pećnice. Pustite pitu da 10 do 15 minuta odmori prije nego ju narežete i poslužite sa velikom kuglom vašeg omiljenog sladoleda od vanilije.

Simple Blueberry Pie / Jednostavna pita od borovnica

Walnut Apple Cake (refined sugar free) / Kolač od oraha i jabuka (bez rafiniranog šećera)

Even though the apple and walnut combo is more reminiscent of autumn, you can definitely treat yourself with this cake any time of the year. Even more so, since the weather has been all over the place lately and we’ve had a fair dose of cold and miserable days. Unfortunately, there are no photos of cake slices since I hauled the whole tray to work, but just imagine a juicy and rich square bites and you’re on the right track. Also, the office gang wholeheartedly approved. 🙂

Also, a little note: while the cake batter itself is refined sugar free, it depends on which dark chocolate you use if the ganache is going to be that way as well.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 48 bite-sized squares / 0.14 EUR per square / 6.76 EUR for all)

For the batter:

4 apples (1.07 EUR)

2 eggs (0.40 EUR)

1 tsp pure vanilla extract (0.03 EUR)

½ cup date syrup (0.20 EUR)

1 cup heavy cream (0.66 EUR)

1 and ½ cups ground walnuts (1.20 EUR)

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

1 tsp baking powder (0.01 EUR)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

For the ganache:

200 grams dark chocolate (2.67 EUR)

3 tbsp butter (0.40 EUR)

Additional:

Oil for greasing the pan (0.01 EUR)

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METHOD:

Preheat the oven to 200°C. Lightly oil a square baking pan and line it with parchment paper. Core and peel the apples, then add to a food processor and pulse into a paste. Add in the eggs, vanilla, date syrup and cream, then pulse for 2-3 minutes until fluffy and thoroughly combined.

In a bowl whisk together ground walnuts, flour, baking powder and salt. Pour the wet mix over dry ingredients, then stir until just combined. Transfer the batter to a prepared pan and bake for about 30-35 minutes, until the cake is deep golden brown and a skewer inserted inside comes out clean. Leave the cake to cool to room temperature.

Once the cake cools down, melt the chocolate with butter and pour over the cake. Even out with a spatula and cool in the fridge so the chocolate sets. Remove the cake from pan, slice and serve chilled.

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Iako kombinacija jabuka i oraha ima u sebi štih jeseni, definitivno nećete pogriješiti ako se počastite ovim kolačem u bilo koje doba godine. Time više što je zadnjih dana vrijeme poprilično hirovito, sa poštenom dozom hladnih i jadnih trenutaka. Na žalost, nemam za vas slike narezanog kolača pošto sam cijeli protvan odvukla na posao, ali zamislite bogate i sočne zalogaje i na pravom ste tragu. Također, škvadra iz ureda je svesrdno podržala kolač. 🙂

I za kraj, mala napomena: sam biskvit je bez rafiniranog šećera, ali kakva će biti i glazira naravno ovisi o tome koju ćete čokoladu upotrijebiti.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 48 kockica veličine zalogaja / 1,05 kn po kockici / 50,61 kn za sve)

Za biskvit:

4 jabuke (8,00 kn)

1 žličica ekstrakta od vanilije (0,20 kn)

2 jaja (3,00 kn)

½ šalice sirupa od datulja (1,50 kn)

1 šalica vrhnja za šlag (5,00 kn)

1 i ½ šalica mljevenih oraha (9,00 kn)

1 i ½ šalica glatkog brašna (0,75 kn)

1 žličica praška za pecivo (0,10 kn)

Dobar prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

Za glazuru:

200 g tamne čokolade (20,00 kn)

3 žlice maslaca (3,00 kn)

Dodatno:

Ulje za namastiti kalup (0,05 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Zagrijte pećnicu na 200°C. Lagano namastite protvan te ga obložite papirom za pečenje. Ogulite i očistite jabuke od sjemenki, pa ih ubacite u multipraktik i usitnite u pastu. Dodajte unutra jaja, vaniliju, sirup od datulja i vrhnje. Pulsirajte 2-3 minute dok smjesa ne bude jednolična i prozračna.

U zdjeli pomiješajte mljevene orahe, brašno, prašak za pecivo i sol. Prelijte mokre sastojke preko suhih i promiješajte tek toliko koliko treba da se sve sjedini. Smjesu preselite u pripremljeni protvan i pecite oko 30-35 minuta, dok biskvit ne bude zlatno-smeđe boje, a upiknuta čačkalica ne izađe čista. Pustite da se biskvit ohladi na sobnu temperaturu.

Rastopite čokoladu sa maslacem i prelijte preko ohlađenog biskvita. Poravnajte špatulom i ohladite u frižideru da se čokolada stisne. Izvadite kolač iz kalupa, narežite na kockice i poslužite hladan.

Walnut Apple Cake (refined sugar free) / Kolač od oraha i jabuka (bez rafiniranog šećera)

Warrior Brownies (gluten free, grain free, refined sugar free) / Warrior Brownies (bez glutena, bez žitarica, bez rafiniranog šećera)

I suggest that you drop everything you are doing right now and go make these brownies. They are scrumptious, rich and actually on a healthy side. If you opt for a good quality chocolate, they could be refined sugar free too. If you’re more lenient with your paleo regime, these could also work for you.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 24 brownie squares / 0.36 EUR per square / 8.54 EUR for all)

2 eggs (0.40 EUR)

1 tsp pure vanilla extract (0.03 EUR)

½ cup date syrup (0.20 EUR)

1 and ½ cups heavy cream, divided (1.00 EUR)

200 grams dark chocolate, melted and divided (2.67 EUR)

1 and ½ cups almond flour (2.00 EUR)

1 and ½ cups ground walnuts (1.20 EUR)

2 tbsp ground flax seeds (0.13 EUR)

2 tbsp raw cacao powder (0.27 EUR)

1 tsp baking powder (0.01 EUR)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

½ cup raisins (0.20 EUR)

Optional for topping:

3 tbsp crushed blanched almonds (0.40 EUR)

Pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

Additional:

Oil for greasing the pan (0.01 EUR)

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METHOD:

Preheat the oven to 180°C. Lightly oil a square baking pan and line it with parchment paper. In a bowl whisk together the eggs, vanilla and date syrup. Add in 2/3 of melted chocolate and all but 2-3 tablespoons of heavy cream. Mix well until smooth. In a separate bowl mix together the reserved melted chocolate with reserved cream and set this aside. You’ll use up this mixture later on as a ganache.

In a separate bowl, mix together almond flour, ground walnuts, ground flax seeds, cacao powder, baking powder and salt. Pour the egg mixture over dry ingredients and stir until well combined. Fold in raisins and transfer the batter into a prepared pan.

Bake for 20-25 minutes, until brownies are set. Pour the reserved ganache over the warm brownies, then sprinkle with salt and crushed almonds. Chill the brownies completely before slicing and serving.

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Predlažem vam da ostavite apsolutno sve što sada radite i bacite se na izradu ovih brownija. Oni su prefini, bogati i zapravo čak i prilično zdravi. Ako upotrijebite kvalitetniju čokoladu, mogu biti i bez rafiniranog šećera. Također, ako niste u jako strogom paleo režimu, ovaj bi ste desert isto mogli uzeti u obzir.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 24 browni kocaka / 2,66kn po browniju / 63,87kn za sve)

2 jaja (3,00 kn)

1 žličica ekstrakta od vanilije (0,20 kn)

½ šalice sirupa od datulja (1,50 kn)

1 i ½ šalica vrhnja za šlag, podijeljena (7,50 kn)

200 g tamne čokolade, rastopljene i podijeljene (20,00 kn)

1 i ½ šalica brašna od badema (15,00 kn)

1 i ½ šalica mljevenih oraha (9,00 kn)

2 žlice mljevenih sjemenki lana (1,00 kn)

2 žlice sirovog kakao praha (2,00 kn)

1 žličica praška za pecivo (0,10 kn)

Dobar prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

½ šalice grožđica (1,50 kn)

Prema želji za posipanje:

3 žlice blanširanih i drobljenih badema (3,00 kn)

Prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

Dodatno:

Ulje za namastiti kalup (0,05 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Zagrijte pećnicu na 180°C. Lagano namastite protvan te ga obložite papirom za pečenje. U zdjelici razmutite jaja, vaniliju i sirup od datulja. Dodajte u to 2/3 rastopljene čokolade i sve osim 2-3 žlice vrhnja. Dobro sve promiješajte dok ne dobijete glatku smjesu. U posebnoj zdjelici pomiješajte ostatak čokolade i vrhnja, pa to ostavite sa strane jer će vam to kasnije biti glazura.

U posebnoj zdjeli pomiješajte brašno od badema, mljevene orahe, lan, kakao, prašak za pecivo i sol. Smjesu s jajima prelijte preko suhih sastojaka i dobro promiješajte da se sve sjedini. Nježno umiješajte grožđice i smjesu preselite u pripremljeni protvan.

Pecite 20-25 minuta dok se browniji ne stisnu. Zalijte tople brownije ostatkom smjese čokolade i vrhnja i posipajte sa drobljenim bademima i soli. Skroz ohladite brownije prije rezanja i posluživanja.

Warrior Brownies (gluten free, grain free, refined sugar free) / Warrior Brownies (bez glutena, bez žitarica, bez rafiniranog šećera)

Peanut Butter Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies (vegan, gluten free) / Karamel čoko keksići sa kikiriki maslacem (veganski, bez glutena)

These cookies are so, so good and actually quite healthy. They are vegan, gluten free and depending on the chocolate you use, can also be refined sugar free. The rich caramel taste comes from the date syrup, which I was very excited to try out after scoring it at a health food store. If you don’t have any date syrup, you can totally swap it for honey, date paste or any other sweetener of your choice. You will have to tweak the wet and dry ingredients ratio a bit, though.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields about 20 cookies / 0.10 EUR per cookie / 2.09 EUR for all)

¼ cup date syrup (0.10 EUR)

3 tbsp peanut butter (0.40 EUR)

1 and ½ cups plant based milk (0.60 EUR)

1 and ½ cups oat flour (0.30 EUR)

2 tbsp ground flax seeds (0.07 EUR)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

½ tsp baking powder (0.01 EUR)

3 rows of dark chocolate (0.60 EUR)

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METHOD:

Preheat the oven to 180°C and line a baking tray with parchment paper. Chop up the chocolate into small squares. In a large bowl, whisk together date syrup, peanut butter and milk until smooth and creamy. Add in oat flour, flax seeds, salt and baking powder. Stir until just combined, then fold in chocolate squares.

Dollop the batter onto prepared baking tray. Be sure to space the cookies a bit, as they will expand a little while they bake. Using a back of a spoon, flatten the cookies down a bit. Bake for 15 minutes, until the cookies are slightly browned.

The cookies are going to be very soft when they come out of the oven, but don’t worry, they will firm up as they cool down. Allow the cookies to cool for about five minutes on their baking tray before transferring to a rack to cool completely. The cookies will keep in an airtight container at room temperature for 3-4 days.

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Ovi keksići ne samo da su jako ukusni, već su i prilično zdravi. Veganski su, bez glutena, a ovisno o čokoladi koju ćete upotrijebiti, mogu biti i bez rafiniranog šećera. Bogat okus karamele daje im sirup od datulja, koji sam jedva dočekala isprobati nakon što sam ga upecala u jednom dućanu sa zdravom hranom. Naravno, ako nemate sirup od datulja, svakako ga možete zamijeniti medom, pastom od datulja ili kojim drugim zaslađivačem po vašem izboru. Jedino imajte na umu kako ćete vjerojatno trebati i malo prilagoditi omjer mokrih i suhih sastojaka.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 20-tak keksića / 0,78 kn po keksu / 13,56 kn za sve)

¼ šalice sirupa od datulja (0,75 kn)

3 žlice kikiriki maslaca (3,00 kn)

1 i ½ šalica veganskog mlijeka (4,50 kn)

1 i ½ šalica zobenog brašna (2,25 kn)

2 žlice mljevenih sjemenski lana (0,50 kn)

Dobar prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

½ žličice praška za pecivo (0,05 kn)

3 reda tamne čokolade (4,50 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Zagrijte pećnicu na 180°C, a protvan obložite papirom za pečenje. Nasjeckajte čokoladu na male komadiće. U zdjeli pomiješajte sirup od datulja, kikiriki maslac i mlijeko, sve dok smjesa ne bude glatka i kremasta. Dodajte zobeno brašno, lan, sol i prašak za pecivo, pa miješajte dok se sve ne sjedini. U smjesu nježno umiješajte čokoladu.

Smjesu grabite na pripremljen protvan, s time da pazite da keksiće malo razmaknete jer će se mrvicu raširiti kako se budu pekli. Sa stražnjom stranom žlice lagano spljoštite svaki keks. Pecite 15 minuta, dok keksići lagano ne posmeđe.

Keksi će biti prilično mekani kada izađu iz pećnice, ali budite bez brige, očvrsnuti će kako se budu hladili. Pustite keksiće da se jedno pet minuta hlade na protvanu prije nego ih preselite na rešetku i tako ohladite do kraja. Keksi će u hermetički zatvorenoj posudi držati na sobnoj temperaturi 3-4 dana.

Peanut Butter Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies (vegan, gluten free) / Karamel čoko keksići sa kikiriki maslacem (veganski, bez glutena)

Vegan Cheesecake / Veganski Cheesecake

Happy Valentine’s day! If you are still on the lookout for something sweet to quickly whip up for your loved one (or to just treat yourself), look no further!

This vegan desert is very easy to make and is mostly raw. The majority of it comes together in a food processor and the only waiting time is for the whole thing to freeze. I decided to make it in jars so it could be more portable and single-serving, but you’re more than welcome to throw it together in a regular cake pan. I decided to top it with a quick raspberry jam (that’s the not raw part of the cake), but feel free to pick any other fruit of your choice, or skip the jam altogether.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 7 servings / 0.98 EUR per serving / 6.83 EUR for all)

For the crust:

1 cup unsalted cashews (1.33 EUR)

½ cup pitted dates (0.33 EUR)

2 tbsp raw cacao powder (0.27 EUR)

1-2 tsp water (–)

For the cream “cheese” filling:

1 and ½ cups soaked unsalted cashews (2.00 EUR)

1 cup pitted dates (0.67 EUR)

1 tsp pure vanilla extract (0.03 EUR)

2 tbsp lemon juice (0.27 EUR)

1 cup plant-based milk (0.27 EUR)

For raspberry jam:

2 cups frozen raspberries (1.33 EUR)

½ cup pitted dates (0.33 EUR)

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METHOD:

Make the crust by combining all of the ingredients in a food processor and pulsing until a chunky dough forms. Press the dough into the bottom of glass jars (or into a cake pan, if using) and set aside.

To make the cream “cheese” filling, drain the soaked cashews and place in a food processor with the rest of the ingredients. Pulse on high speed until creamy and no chunks remain (this may take several minutes). Pour the filling over the crust and place cheesecakes in a freezer to firm up.

While the cheesecakes are resting in the freezer, prepare the raspberry jam. Heat the raspberries up on stovetop and simmer for about 10 minutes to thicken. Pulse the dates in a food processor into a smooth paste, then stir into raspberries. Allow the jam to cool down completely before pouring over frozen cheesecakes.

Remove the cheesecakes from freezer about 10 minutes before eating to slightly loosen up, but otherwise store in freezer.

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Sretno vam Valentinovo! Ako ste još uvijek u potrazi za nekom slasticom kojom ćete počastiti svojeg voljenog ili voljenu (ili, na kraju krajeva, same sebe), ne tražite dalje!

Ovaj veganski desert je jako jednostavan za pripremiti i uglavnom je sirov. Većinu posla za vas će odraditi multipraktik, a jedino što zahtijeva nešto vremena je čekanje dok se sve smrzne. Ja sam se odlučila napraviti mini čizkejke u posudicama veličine jedne porcije, ali naravno, vi slobodno sve istovarite u normalni kalup za torte. Za preljev sam se odlučila za brzi pekmez od malina (to je onaj dio kolača koji nije sirov), ali naravno vi slobodno uzmite neko drugo voće, ili pekmez skroz izbacite.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 7 porcija / 7,31 kn po porciji / 51,20 kn za sve)

Za koru:

1 šalica sirovih indijskih oraščića (10,00 kn)

½ šalice odkoštenih datulja (2,50 kn)

2 žlice sirovog kakao praha (2,00 kn)

1-2 žličice vode (–)

Za kremu od ”sira”

1 i ½ šalica preko noći namočenih sirovih indijskih oraščića (15,00 kn)

1 šalica odkoštenih datulja (5,00 kn)

1 žličica ekstrakta od vanilije (0,20 kn)

2 žlice limunovog soka (2,00 kn)

1 šalica veganskog mlijeka po izboru (2,00 kn)

Za pekmez od malina:

2 šalice smrznutih malina (10,00 kn)

½ šalice odkoštenih datulja (2,50 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Ubacite sve sastojke za koru u multipraktik i pulsirajte dok ne dobijete grudasto tijesto. Tijesto utisnite u dno staklenki (ili u protvan za tortu, ako ga koristite) i stavite na stranu.

Za kremu od ”sira”, ocijedite namočene oraščiće i stavite u multipraktik sa svim ostalim sastojcima. Pulsirajte na visokoj brzini dok ne dobijete glatku kremu (to može potrajati nekoliko minuta). Kremu prelijte preko kore i stavite sve u zamrzivač da se stisne.

Dok čizkejk odmara u zamrzivaču pripremite pekmez. Maline zagrijte na štednjaku i krčkajte desetak minuta da se zgusnu. Datulje smeljite u multipraktiku u glatku pastu pa onda umiješajte u maline. Pustite da se pekmez do kraja ohladi prije nego ga rasporedite po smrznutom čizkejku.

Čizkejk čuvajte u zamrzivaču, ali ga izvadite van desetak minuta prije posluživanja da se malo otpusti.

Vegan Cheesecake / Veganski Cheesecake