Butter and Raisin Sweet Buns / Slatke pogačice sa maslacem i grožđicama

I realized that I haven’t posted any bread recipes for a really long time and these sweet buns are just the thing to share with you guys. They come together pretty quickly and are a perfect breakfast treat, fresh and hot right out of the oven. You can also easily reheat any leftovers. Just squish a sheet of parchment paper and soak it with water. Wrap the leftover buns in the damp parchment and toss into a hot oven for 10 minutes. Voila, you’ll have your warm and soft buns again!

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 6 buns / 0.22 EUR per bun / 1.33 EUR for all)

For the dough:

2 cups all-purpose flour (0.13 EUR)

1 tsp active dry yeast (0.13 EUR)

½ tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

3 tbsp sugar (0.02 EUR)

½ cup raisins (0.20 EUR)

1 tsp pure vanilla extract (0.03 EUR)

2/3 cup warm water (–)

4 tbsp butter, melted (0.53 EUR)

Additional:

Flour for sprinkling (0.01 EUR)

2 tbsp butter, melted and divided (0.27 EUR)

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METHOD:

In a bowl, whisk together flour, yeast, salt, sugar and raisins. Pour in vanilla, warm water and melted butter, then stir until combined. Turn the dough out on a well-floured surface and knead for about 5-10 minutes, until smooth. Add in a bit more flour as needed, so the dough doesn’t stick to your hands. Clean up the bowl you’ve used for mixing, place the dough ball inside and cover with cling foil. Allow to rest for about 30 minutes in a warm room, until doubled in size.

Once the dough has doubled, gently flatten it out and divide into six even parts. Shape each section into a ball and spread those out on a parchment lined baking sheet. Cover with a clean kitchen towel and allow to rest for another 20-30 minutes. Set your oven to preheat to 200°C.

When ready to bake, lightly brush each bun with melted butter, saving a tablespoon of butter for later. Bake the buns for 25 minutes, until fragrant and golden. Immediately brush the buns with more butter and allow them to rest for about ten minutes before digging in.

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Shvatila sam da već jako dugo nisam objavila nikakav novi recept za kruh, a ova slatka peciva su baš prava stvar. Nije ih teško za pripremiti, a savršena su poslastica za vikend doručak, onako svježa i topla ravno iz pećnice. Ostatke jako lako možete i kasnije podgrijati, i to tako da dobro zgužvate komad papira za pečenje i namočite ga u vodi. Preostala peciva umotajte u takav papir i samo bacite u toplu pećnicu na 10 minuta i eto, opet imate tople i mekane pogačice.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 6 peciva / 1,66 kn po pecivu / 9,96 kn za sve)

Za tijesto:

2 šalice glatkog brašna (1,00 kn)

1 žličica suhog kvasca (1,00 kn)

½ žličice soli (0,01 kn)

3 žlice šećera (0,15 kn)

½ šalice grožđica (1,50 kn)

1 žličica ekstrakta od vanilije (0,20 kn)

2/3 šalice tople vode (–)

4 žlice maslaca, rastopljenog (4,00 kn)

Dodatno:

Brašno za posipanje (0,10 kn)

2 žlice maslaca, rastopljenog i podijeljenog (2,00 kn)

PRIPREMA:

U zdjeli pomiješajte brašno, kvasac, sol, šećer i grožđice. Dodajte vaniliju, toplu vodu i rastopljeni maslac, pa promiješajte da se formira labavo tijesto. Iskrenite sve na dobro pobrašnjenu površinu i mijesite 5-10 minuta, dok tijesto ne bude glatko. Po potrebi nadodajte malo po malo brašna kako vam se tijesto ne bi lijepilo za ruke. Očistite istu posudu koju ste ranije upotrijebili za miješanje, stavite u nju tijesto i pokrijte posudu prijanjajućom folijom. Ostavite da miruje u toploj prostoriji oko 30 minuta, dok se volumen tijesta ne udvostruči.

Kada se tijesto dignulo, nježno ga rukom spljoštite i podijelite u 6 jednakih dijelova. Svaki dio oblikujte u lopticu, pa njih raširite na protvan koji ste obložili papirom za pečenje. Sve pokrijte čistom kuhinjskom krpom i ostavite da miruje još 20-30 minuta. Pećnicu stavite da se grije na 200°C.

Neposredno prije pečenja svaku lopticu lagano premažite rastopljenim maslacem, s time da žlicu maslaca sačuvate za kasnije. Pecite oko 25 minuta, dok pogačice ne budu mirisne i zlatne. Odmah ih vruće premažite sa preostalim maslacem i pustite ih da jedno desetak minuta ohlade prije nego navalite.

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Butter and Raisin Sweet Buns / Slatke pogačice sa maslacem i grožđicama

Creamy Tuna Spread / Kremasti namaz od tune

This spread is my new favorite thing. It comes together super quickly, especially if you already have some hard-boiled eggs on hand. But even with the additional step of boiling the eggs, you’re gonna whip this up in no time. It keeps pretty well in fridge when stored in an airtight container and will be good for up to five days.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 3 jars / 1.75 EUR per jar / 5.24 EUR for all)

2 hard-boiled eggs, cooled (0.40 EUR)

1 cup of fresh soft cheese like queso blanco (0.67 EUR)

3 tbsp crème fraiche (0.40 EUR)

1 tbsp lemon juice (0.13 EUR)

5-6 small pickles (0.27 EUR)

Handful of fresh chives (0.13 EUR)

2 cans of tuna in brine, drained (3.20 EUR)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

Good pinch of freshly ground black pepper (0.03 EUR)

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METHOD:

Cut the hard-boiled eggs in half and scoop out the yolks. Add the yolks, cheese, crème fraiche and lemon juice to a food processor and blitz for a minute or two until silky and smooth. Roughly chop the egg whites, pickles and chives, then add them to the cheese mixture together with tuna, salt and pepper. Blitz a few times until everything is finely chopped and incorporated, but still a bit on a chunky side. Taste and adjust seasonings and chill well before serving.

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Ovaj namaz mi je jedno od novih najdražih otkrića. Gotov je za čas, posebno ako već imate tvrdo kuhanih jaja pri ruci. No, čak i ako morate kuhati jaja, namaz ćete smutiti u trenu. U hermetički zatvorenoj posudi u hladnjaku, namaz će bez problema držati do pet dana.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 3 teglice / 13,09 kn po teglici / 39,26 kn za sve)

2 tvrdo kuhana jaja (3,00 kn)

1 šalica svježeg sira (5,00 kn)

3 žlice milerama (3,00 kn)

1 žlica limunovog soka (1,00 kn)

5-6 manjih kiselih krastavaca (2,00 kn)

Pregršt svježeg vlasca (1,00 kn)

2 limenke tune u salamuri (24,00 kn)

Dobar prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

Dobar prstohvat svježe mljevenog crnog papra (0,25 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Raspolovite tvrdo kuhanja jaja i izvadite žumanjke, pa ih skupa sa sirom, mileramom i sokom od limuna ubacite u multipraktik i provrtite dok sve ne bude glatko i kremasto. Grubo narežite bjelanjke, kisele krastavce i vlasac, te ih dodajte u smjesu sira, zajedno sa tunom, soli i paprom. Problicajte par puta dok sve ne bude fino sjeckano i pomiješano, ali vam i dalje ostanu sitni komadići. Kušajte i prilagodite začine te dobro ohladite prije posluživanja.

Creamy Tuna Spread / Kremasti namaz od tune

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)

Potato Phyllo Pie (including a vegan option) / Pita krumpiruša (uključujući i vegansku opciju)

Ever since my last success with homemade phyllo, I felt a strong urge to bake a potato filled pie. Because, who doesn’t like filling carbs with more carbs, right?

This dish can be easily made vegan if you replace the butter with coconut oil or margarine. Actually, any kind of mild-flavored oil would work, but you would need to add it gradually to dough while stretching it out.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 6 servings / 0.15 EUR per serving / 0.87 EUR for all)

For the dough:

2 cups all-purpose flour, divided (0.13 EUR)

1 tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

2 tbsp sunflower seed oil (0.03 EUR)

¾ cup lukewarm water (–)

2 tbsp butter (0.27 EUR)

For the filling:

1 small onion (0.07 EUR)

3 medium sized potatoes (0.13 EUR)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

Good pinch of freshly ground black pepper (0.03 EUR)

1 tsp garlic powder (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp sweet Hungarian paprika (0.03 EUR)

1 tsp smoked paprika (0.07 EUR)

1 tbsp sunflower seed oil (0.01 EUR)

Additional:

Oil for greasing the baking pan (0.01 EUR)

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METHOD:

Make the dough by mixing together one cup of flour, salt, oil and water. When everything is uniform, gradually start adding the remaining flour and knead the dough until it becomes smooth and no longer sticks to your hands. Tightly wrap it in cling foil and leave to rest at room temperature for 20 minutes.

After 20 minutes knead the dough once more and divide into 6 even balls. Place a small piece of butter (or a vegan substitute) on each dough ball and gently massage it around the dough. You don’t want the butter penetrating the dough at this point, but you want the dough balls pretty evenly coated on all sides. Leave the dough to rest uncovered, again at room temperature, but this time for 30 minutes.

While the dough is resting prepare the filling by finely dicing the onion and shredding the potatoes on a box grater. Add in the remaining filling ingredients, stir well and set aside. There’s no need to precook the filling, as it’s going to get cooked through while the pie bakes.

Once the dough has rested for the second time, preheat the oven to 200°C and grease a round baking pan with a little bit of oil. Thin the dough balls out a bit with a rolling pin. Then use your hands, thread them underneath the dough and gently pull it out towards the outer edges. The dough should spread out into thin sheets easily and will be elastic enough not to break. Place three dough sheets on top of each other on the bottom of the greased pan, but leave the edges to hang out. Spread out the filling and then top with remaining three sheets.

Use kitchen shears or a sharp knife to trim the thick edges off the dough, leaving just a centimeter or two of the overlap hanging off the pan. Pinch the remaining overlapping layers together and roll them into a neat fold.

Bake the pie for about 45 minutes, until crispy and deep golden brown. If the top starts browning too quickly, cover the pan with aluminum foil and bake covered. Uncover the pie for the last 5-10 minutes of baking to crisp it up and finish off.

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Od kako sam zadnji puta uspješno napravila domaće kore za burek, imala sam veliku želju napraviti i pitu krumpirušu. Jer naravno, tko ne voli ugljikohidrate podebljati sa još malo ugljikohidrata, zar ne?

Ovo jelo veoma lako može biti vegansko ako maslac zamijenite sa kokosovim uljem ili margarinom. Također, možete upotrijebiti i bilo koje ulje neutralnog okusa, jedino ćete ga morati postepeno dodavati u tijesto kako ga budete razvlačili.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 6 porcija / 1,06 kn po porciji / 6,37 kn za sve)

Za tijesto:

2 šalice glatkog brašna, podijeljene (1,00 kn)

1 žličica soli (0,01 kn)

2 žlice suncokretovog ulja (0,20 kn)

¾ šalice mlake vode (–)

2 žlice maslaca (2,00 kn)

Za nadjev:

1 mali luk (0,50 kn)

3 srednje velika krumpira (1,00 kn)

Dobar prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

Dobar prstohvat svježe mljevenog crnog papra (0,25 kn)

1 žličica češnjaka u prahu (0,50 kn)

1 žličica slatke paprike (0,25 kn)

1 žličica dimljene paprike (0,50 kn)

1 žlica suncokretovog ulja (0,10 kn)

Dodatno:

Ulje za namastiti protvan za pečenje (0,05 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Napravite tijesto tako da prvo pomiješate šalicu brašna sa solju, uljem i vodom. Kada dobijete jednoličnu masu, postepeno dodajte ostatak brašna, a tijesto mijesite dok ne bude glatko i prestane vam se lijepiti za ruke. Tijesto dobro umotajte u prijanjajuću foliju i ostavite da tako miruje na sobnoj temperaturi 20 minuta.

Nakon 20 minuta još jednom promijesite tijesto te ga podijelite u 6 jednakih loptica. Na svaku lopticu stavite mali komadić maslaca, pa ga rukama nježno umasirajte po tijestu. U ovom trenutku nije potrebno da maslac uđe u tijesto, već samo da je loptica sa svih strana dobro namašćena. Tijesto ostavite da miruje na sobnoj temperaturi nepokriveno, ovoga puta 30 minuta.

Dok tijesto odmara pripremite nadjev tako da fino nasjeckate luk, a krumpire naribate. U to dodajte preostale sastojke za nadjev te sve dobro izmiješajte i stavite na stranu. Nema potrebe da nadjev kuhate jer će se sve skuhati u bureku kako se on peče.

Kada je tijesto odmorilo i drugi puta, zagrijte pećnicu na 200°C, a okrugli protvan namastite sa malo ulja. Loptice tijesta malo razvaljajte valjkom, a onda rukama razvucite u tanke krugove, i to tako da ruke podvučete pod tijesto i nježno ga povlačite prema van. Tijesto bi se trebalo dati lako razvući i biti će dovoljno elastično da ne puca. Tri plahte tijesta složite jednu na drugu, u pripremljeni protvan, s time da ostavite krajeve tijesta da vise preko ruba. Po tome ravnomjerno rasporedite nadjev te ga poklopite sa preostale tri plahte tijesta.

Kuhinjskim škarama ili oštrim nožem odrežite debele krajeve tijesta, s time da vam jedno centimetar-dva i dalje ostane viriti preko ruba kalupa. Taj višak stisnite skupa, pa sve uredno zamotajte.

Krumpirušu pecite oko 45 minuta, dok ne bude hrskava i zlatno-smeđa. Ako površina prenaglo potamni, pokrijte protvan aluminijskom folijom i pecite pokriveno. U tom slučaju krumpirušu otkrijte tek zadnjih 5-10 minuta pečenja kako bi se za kraj zahrskala.

Potato Phyllo Pie (including a vegan option) / Pita krumpiruša (uključujući i vegansku opciju)

Carrot and Apple Seedy Granola (vegan) / Granola sa sjemenkama, mrkvom i jabukom (veganska)

Granola is super easy to make and can keep refrigerated in an airtight container for weeks. It’s been a while since I’ve made a batch and decided to use up a bunch of things I had lying around the house. I went for a mix of instant and old-fashioned oats to have a more diverse texture, but you’re welcome to go for a single oat option of your choice, as its going to work just as good.

Also, I decided to take the pictures of the said granola just before running out to work at 7:00 am in the morning. Naturally, this was the worse idea I could possibly have had because the photos turned out incredibly blurry and quite awful. Sadly, the granola has since been eaten and all I have for you to marvel at are these two blurry pictures of the recipe. 😀

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 6 servings / 0.30 EUR per serving / 1.79 EUR for all)

2 carrots (0.20 EUR)

1 apple (0.20 EUR)

1 and ½ cups instant oats (0.20 EUR)

1 and ½ cups old-fashioned oats (0.20 EUR)

2 tbsp ground flax seeds (0.07 EUR)

3 tbsp sunflower seeds (0.20 EUR)

½ cup raisins (0.20 EUR)

Pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

1 tbsp sugar (0.01 EUR)

2 tsp cinnamon (0.13 EUR)

1 tsp ginger powder (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp pure vanilla extract (0.03 EUR)

2 tbsp coconut oil, melted (0.27 EUR)

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METHOD:

Preheat the oven to 175°C and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Using a box grater, grate the carrots and the apple. I peeled my carrots but decided to leave the skin on the apple. Add in the rest of the ingredients and give a good stir so it’s all well incorporated. I find the easiest way to do this is with my hands. Spread the granola evenly on a prepared baking sheet. I prefer to leave it clumpy and not press it into the pan too much, as the final product is then more chewy and textured.

Bake for 30-40 minutes to desired crispiness. Allow the granola to cool completely on a baking sheet before transferring to an airtight container and refrigerating.


Domaća granola je jako jednostavna za napraviti, a u hermetički zatvorenoj posudi u hladnjaku će držati tjednima. Pošto već duže vremena nisam radila granolu, odlučila sam iskoristiti sastojke koji su mi se našli doma. U receptu sam pomiješala sitne i krupne zobene pahuljice da dobijem raznolikiju teksturu, ali vi slobodno stavite i samo jednu vrstu zobenih pahuljica jer će granola i dalje ostati super.

Ono što sam kasnije mudro napravila je da sam uslikala fotografije gotove granole netom prije nego što sam u 7:00 ujutro izjurila iz stana na posao. Naravno, to je bila jedna od gorih ideja koje su mi pale na pamet jer su slike ispale mutne i užasne. Na žalost, granola se od tada odavno pojela, tako da se vi u ovom recept možete diviti samo ovim dvjema koma slikama. 😀

SASTOJCI:

(Za 6 porcija / 2,21 kn po porciji / 13,26 kn za sve)

2 mrkve (1,50 kn)

1 jabuka (1,50 kn)

1 i ½ šalica sitnih zobenih pahuljica (1,50 kn)

1 i ½ šalica krupnih zobenih pahuljica (1,50 kn)

2 žlice mljevenih sjemenki lana (0,50 kn)

3 žlice suncokretovih sjemenki (1,50 kn)

½ šalice grožđica (1,50 kn)

Prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

1 žlica šećera (0,05 kn)

2 žličice cimeta (1,00 kn)

1 žličica mljevenog đumbira (0,50 kn)

1 žličica ekstrakta od vanilije (0,20 kn)

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

PRIPREMA:

Zagrijte pećnicu na 175°C. Obložite protvan papirom za pečenje i stavite na stranu. Naribajte mrkve i jabuku. Ja sam mrkve ogulila, ali jabuku nisam. Dodajte preostale sastojke i dobro sve izmiješajte da se sjedini. Meni je uvijek sve najlakše promiješati rukama. Granolu ravnomjerno raširite po pripremljenom protvanu. Meni ju je draže ostaviti grudastu i ne utiskivati ju puno u protvan, jer mi je tako završni proizvod draže teksture.

Pecite 30-40 minuta do željene hrskavoće. Pustite da se granola skroz ohladi na protvanu prije nego ju preselite u hermetički zatvorenu posudu u hladnjaku.

Carrot and Apple Seedy Granola (vegan) / Granola sa sjemenkama, mrkvom i jabukom (veganska)

Ultimate Carrot and Banana Bread with all the Good Stuff / Ultimativni kruh od mrkve i banane sa svim finim stvarima

I know, I know, there are a ton of banana bread recipes on this blog already. But this one is a winner. It’s loaded with healthy things like bananas, carrots, oats, flax seeds and walnuts. There’s only a tiny bit of sugar in it. And then there is chocolate, which makes it taste like the most decadent treat. But not overwhelmingly decadent. So don’t feel guilty for having a slice or two of this goodness for breakfast. Because that’s, in fact, exactly what you should do. Have this lovely bread for breakfast, brunch, with afternoon coffee, or with anything in between.

Also, a small note for all you lazy people out there. You can do most of the prepping stuff in a food processor, like making oat flour, chopping walnuts, shredding carrots, mashing banana and whisking eggs and yogurt. Yup, I am completely shameless when it comes to minimizing kitchen work. 😀

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 1 loaf / 4.66 EUR)

For the batter:

1 cup oat flour (0.20 EUR)

1 cup whole wheat flour (0.10 EUR)

1 cup chopped walnuts (1.00 EUR)

3 tbsp ground flax seed (0.10 EUR)

3 tbsp brown sugar (0.10 EUR)

1 tsp baking powder (0.01 EUR)

½ tsp baking soda (0.01 EUR)

Pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

3 bananas (0.80 EUR)

2 eggs (0.40 EUR)

1 cup yogurt (0.33 EUR)

1 tsp pure vanilla extract (0.03 EUR)

4 tbsp butter, melted (0.53 EUR)

1 cup shredded carrots (0.17 EUR)

2/3 cup raisins (0.27 EUR)

2/3 cup chocolate chunks (0.53 EUR)

Additional:

Butter for greasing the pan (0.07 EUR)

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METHOD:

Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease a loaf pan with butter and line with baking sheet. Set aside. In a bowl whisk together flours, walnuts, flax seeds, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

Mash up bananas in a separate bowl. Whisk in eggs, yogurt and vanilla, then stir in melted butter and shredded carrots. Pour the wet stuff over dry mixture and stir to combine. Finally, fold in raisins and chocolate chunks. Transfer the batter to a prepared pan and even out with a spatula. Bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes, until a skewer inserted in the bread comes out clean (a crumb or two are also fine). Allow the bread to cool completely in the pan before removing and slicing.

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Znam, sve znam, već imam cijelu hrpu recepata za kruh od banane na ovom blogu. Ali ovaj je pobjednik. Pun je zdravih sastojaka kao što su banane, mrkva, zob, lan i orasi te ima samo mrvicu šećera. I onda još dolazi čokolada, zbog koje ovaj kruh ima okus dekadentne poslastice. Ali ne i pretjerano dekadentne. Tako da se ne osjećate krivima ako se sa šnitom ovog divnog kruha počastite za doručak. Jer zapravo, to je ono što i trebate napraviti. Uživajte u ovom kruhu za doručak, brunch, sa popodnevnom kavom ili bilo kada između.

Također, mala napomena za sve vas ljenguze. Većinu pripreme možete napraviti u multipraktiku, kao što je mljevenje zobenih pahuljica u brašno, sjeckanje oraha, ribanje mrkve, gnječenje banane i miksanje jaja i jogurta. Tako je, nemam ni malo srama kada treba minimizirati poslove u kuhinji. 😀

SASTOJCI:

(Za 1 štrucu / 34,82 kn)

Za smjesu:

1 šalica zobenog brašna (1,50 kn)

1 šalica integralnog brašna (0,75 kn)

1 šalica sjeckanih oraha (7,50 kn)

3 žlice mljevenih sjemenki lana (0,75 kn)

3 žlice smeđeg šećera (0,75 kn)

1 žličica praška za pecivo (0,10 kn)

½ žličice sode bikarbone (0,01 kn)

Prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

3 banane (6,00 kn)

2 jaja (3,00 kn)

1 šalica jogurta (2,50 kn)

1 žličica ekstrakta od vanilije (0,20 kn)

4 žlice maslaca, rastopljene (4,00 kn)

1 šalica ribane mrkve (1,25 kn)

2/3 šalice grožđica (2,00 kn)

2/3 šalice komadića čokolade (4,00 kn)

Dodatno:

Maslac za namastiti kalup (0,50 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Zagrijte pećnicu na 180°C. Namastite kalup za kruh, obložite papirom za pečenje i stavite na stranu. U zdjeli pomiješajte brašna, orahe, lan, šećer, prašak za pecivo, sodu bikarbonu i sol.

U drugoj posudi zgnječite banane. Umutite u kašu od banana jaja, jogurt i vaniliju, pa umiješajte rastopljeni maslac i ribanu mrkvu. Prelijte mokre sastojke preko suhih i promiješajte da se sve sjedini. Konačno, nježno umiješajte grožđice i čokoladu. Preselite smjesu u pripremljeni kalup i poravnajte špatulom. Pecite 1 sat i 10 minuta dok čačkalica umetnuta u kruh ne bude čista (mrvica – dvije su isto ok). Pustite da se kruh skroz ohladi prije nego ga izvadite iz kalupa i razrežete.

Ultimate Carrot and Banana Bread with all the Good Stuff / Ultimativni kruh od mrkve i banane sa svim finim stvarima

Mushroom Phyllo Rolls (vegetarian) / Burekići s gljivama (vegetarijanski)

I’ve been meaning to produce some handmade phyllo dough for ages, but felt super intimidated because it all seemed like an insanely laborious task. Well, I was wrong. The dough came together super quickly and was unbelievably tasty. I’ve been expecting to spend hours in the kitchen, but when it all came together I was like: “Wow, so this is it?!” And the taste?! It was AMAZING! I’m already thinking of making a batch with potatoes.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 6 rolls / 0.23 EUR per roll / 1.36 EUR for all)

For the dough:

2 cups all-purpose flour (0.13 EUR)

1 ½ tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

3 tbsp sunflower seed oil (0.04 EUR)

¾ cup lukewarm water (–)

2 tbsp butter, softened at room temperature (0.27 EUR)

For the mushroom filling:

1 small onion (0.07 EUR)

6-8 medium Portobello mushrooms (0.60 EUR)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

Good pinch of freshly ground black pepper (0.03 EUR)

3 tbsp sour cream (0.20 EUR)

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METHOD:

Make the dough by mixing together one cup of flour, salt, oil and water. When everything is uniform, gradually start adding the remaining flour and knead the dough until it becomes smooth and will no longer stick to your hands. Tightly wrap in cling foil and leave to rest at room temperature for 20 minutes.

After 20 minutes knead the dough once more and divide into 6 parts and form them into balls. Place a small piece of butter on each dough ball and gently massage it around the dough. You don’t want the butter penetrating the dough at this point, but rather you want the balls coated on all sides. Leave the dough to rest uncovered, again at room temperature, but this time for 30 minutes.

While the dough is resting prepare the filling by finely dicing onion and mushrooms. Mix with salt, pepper and sour cream and set aside. When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 200°C and line a baking tray with parchment paper.

Using your hands, flatten the dough and gently pull it, starting from the center towards the edges and forming it into a thin and nearly transparent sheet. The thinner the dough, the tastier the rolls will be. All the resting and the fats will make the dough super elastic, so it won’t break that easily. If you want, you can cut out and discard the thicker edges, but I decided to keep them as they turned out super crunchy. Sprinkle about two tablespoons of mushroom filling on a single dough sheet, roll the dough into a sausage and then wrap it around itself to shape into a roll. Place on a prepared baking tray and repeat with the remaining dough and filling.

Bake for 40-45 minutes, until crispy and golden brown. Serve warm, with a nice big salad and a glass of cold yogurt. These keep fairly well and will taste just as good on the second day, if stored in an airtight container in the meantime and reheated just before serving.

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Već duže vremena namjeravam napraviti svoje kore za burek, ali mi se taj pothvat uvijek činio kao nešto zastrašujuće koji zahtijeva ogromnu količinu posla. E pa ispalo je da sam bila u krivu. Tijesto je zapravo gotovo za čas i ispalo je super fino. Očekivala sam da ću u kuhinji provesti par sati, ali onda kada sam sve zgotovila mislila sam si: „Ha? To je to?!“ A tek okus?! Bio je FANTASTIČAN! I već sada smišljam da napravim rundu sa krumpirom.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 6 burekića / 1,68 kn po bureku / 10,08 kn za sve)

Za tijesto:

2 šalice glatkog brašna (1,00 kn)

1 ½ žličica soli (0,02 kn)

3 žlice suncokretovog ulja (0,30 kn)

¾ šalice mlake vode (–)

2 žlice maslaca, omekšanog na sobnoj temperaturi (2,00 kn)

Za nadjev od gljiva:

1 mali luk (0,50 kn)

6-8 srednjih šampinjona (4,50 kn)

Dobar prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

Dobar prstohvat sveže mljevenog crnog papra (0,25 kn)

3 žlice kiselog vrhnja (1,50 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Napravite tijesto tako da pomiješate šalicu brašna sa soli, uljem i vodom. Kada se sve sjedini, postepeno dodajte preostalo brašno, a tijesto mijesite sve dok ne bude glatko i prestane vam se lijepiti za ruke. Tijesto dobro zamojtate u prijanjajuću foliju i ostavite da odmara na sobnoj temperaturi oko 20 minuta.

Nakon 20 minuta još jednom promijesite tijesto i podijelite ga na 6 jednakih dijelova od kojih formirajte loptice. Na svaku lopticu stavite komadić maslaca, pa ga nježno rukama promasirajte po tijestu. Ne morate ići za time da maslac uđe u tijesto, već želite samo da je loptica sa svih strana dobro namašćena. Ostavite da tijesto miruje nepokriveno, ponovo na sobnoj temperaturi, ali ovoga puta 30 minuta.

Dok tijesto odmara pripremite nadjev. Sitno nasjeckate luk i gljive, te ih pomiješajte sa soli, paprom i kiselim vrhnjem. Stavite na stranu. Kada ste spremni za pečenje, zagrijte pećnicu na 200°C i obložite protvan papirom za pečenje.

Rukama spljoštite lopticu tijesta pa ju nježno razvucite, krečući od sredine prema rubovima, sve dok ne dobijete tanku i gotovo prozirnu plahtu. Što je tijesto tanje, to će burek biti finiji, no zbog odmaranja i masnoće tijesto će biti elastično i neće baš tako lako pucati. Po želji možete odrezati debele rubove, no ja sam ih odlučila ostaviti i ispali su super hrskavi. Oko dvije žlice nadjeva rasporedite po razvučenom tijesti, pa zarolajte u kobasicu. Omotajte tijesto samo oko sebe u oblik puža. Stavite burekić na pripremljeni protvan i ponavljajte sa preostalim tijestom i nadjevom.

Pecite oko 40-45 minuta, dok burekići ne postanu hrskavi i zlatno smeđi. Poslužite toplo, sa velikom salatom i možda čašom hladnog jogurta. Burekići mogu držati i drugi dan ako ih čuvate hermetički zatvorene, a prije posluživanja zagrijete.

Mushroom Phyllo Rolls (vegetarian) / Burekići s gljivama (vegetarijanski)