Cheesy Pouches / Torbice sa sirom

As usual, I had some random leftovers lying around the house, which coincidentally included some cream cheese. A little snooping around the internet confirmed my beliefs that you can actually make dough with cream cheese and that you don’t have to use yeast. This means that there is no proofing and that the dough can be whipped up in no time.

Also, another great thing about these puppies is that they are actually super tasty on the following and even on their third day. All you need to do is wrap them loosely up in aluminum foil and pop them into the oven for 10-15 minutes to warm up. They come out juicy and moist, tasting just like they were freshly baked. Naturally, these pouches are also pretty addictive so you probably won’t have any leftovers to begin with. 😀

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INGREDIENTS

(Yields 20 pouches / 0.16 EUR per pouch / 3.20 EUR for all)

For the dough:

½ cup corn flour (0.05 EUR)

2 cups all-purpose flour (0.13 EUR)

2 tsp baking powder (0.03 EUR)

1 tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

2 tsp sugar (0.01 EUR)

1 cup cream cheese (0.67 EUR)

1 egg (0.20 EUR)

¼ cup sunflower seed oil (0.10 EUR)

¼ cup milk (0.07 EUR)

For the filling:

2 slices of prosciutto (0.67 EUR)

3 slices of ham (0.47 EUR)

5 slices of cheese (0.47 EUR)

2 tbsp cream cheese (0.13 EUR)

1 tsp water (–)

For sprinkling:

Water (–)

½ tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

½ tsp freshly ground black pepper (0.03 EUR)

1 tsp cumin seeds (0.07 EUR)

1 tbsp sesame seeds (0.07 EUR)

Additional:

Flour for dusting (0.01 EUR)

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METHOD:

Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. To assemble the dough, mix together all of the ingredients and knead for about five minutes, until the dough is pliable and smooth. If necessary, add a bit more flour or milk. Roll the dough out on a well-floured surface and cut into large circles. I used a huge mug for this. Re-roll the scraps and repeat until all the dough is used up.

To make the filling, finely dice everything up and stir all of the ingredients together. Place a teaspoon of filling on each dough circle, then fold the dough over and seal the edges. To secure that nothing leaks out, you can press down the edges with a fork.

Spread the pouches on prepared baking sheet and lightly brush each one with a bit of water. Mix together all the seasoning ingredients and lightly sprinkle each pouch.

Bake for 30 minutes, until crispy and golden brown. Serve the pouches warm, as a fancy breakfast or delicious snack.

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Kao i obično, imala sam doma dosta nekakvih ostataka koji su mi se povlačili, a među njima se našlo i nešto svježeg sira. Nakon malo kopanja po internetu potvrdila sam svoju sumnju da se tijesto može napraviti i od sira te da ga se ne mora raditi sa kvascem. To znači da nema dizanja, a samo tijesto možete smutiti za čas.

Također, još jedna super stvar kod ovih torbica je da su izvrsne i drugi, pa čak i treći dan. Samo ih labavo umotajte u aluminijsku foliju i ubacite u pećnicu na 10 do 15 minuta da se ugriju. Biti će sočne i fine, baš kao da su upravo pečene. Naravno, ovi mali paketići izazivaju takvu ovisnost da vam ionako vjerovatno ništa neće ostati za kasnije. 😀

SASTOJCI:

(Za 20 torbica sa sirom / 1,19 kn po torbici / 23,76 kn za sve)

Za tijesto:

½ šalice kukuruznog brašna (0,40 kn)

2 šalice glatkog brašna (1,00 kn)

2 žličice praška za pecivo (0,20 kn)

1 žličica soli (0,01 kn)

2 žličice šećera (0,04 kn)

1 šalica svježeg sira (5,00 kn)

1 jaje (1,50 kn)

¼ šalice suncokretovog ulja (0,75 kn)

¼ šalice mlijeka (0,50 kn)

Za nadjev:

2 šnite pršuta (5,00 kn)

3 šnite šunke (3,50 kn)

5 šnita sira (3,50 kn)

2 žlice svježeg sira (1,00 kn)

1 žličica vode (–)

Za posipanje:

Voda (–)

½ žličice soli (0,01 kn)

½ žličice svježe mljevenog crnog papra (0,25 kn)

1 žličica kima (0,50 kn)

1 žlica sezama (0,50 kn)

Dodatno:

Brašno za posipanje (0,10 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Zagrijte pećniocu na 180°C. Obložite protvan papirom za pečenje i stavite na stranu. Pomiješajte sve sastojke za tijesto i mijesite oko pet minuta, da tijesto bude glatko i da se ne lijepi. Po potrebi, dodajte mrvicu više brašna ili mlijeka. Tijesto razvaljajte na dobro pobrašnjenoj plohi i izrežite u velike krugove. Ja sam kao kalup upotrijebila veliku šalicu. Ponovno umijesite i razvaljajte ostatke tijesta i ponovite dok sve ne potrošite.

Da napravite nadjev, nasjeckajte sve na male kockice i pomiješajte sve sastojke. Na svaki krug tijesta stavite po žličicu nadjeva, pa preklopite tijesto na pola i stisnite skupa rubove. Kako ništa ne bi iscurilo, dodatno vilicom utisnite spojeve.

Raširite torbice po pripremljenom protvanu i lagano svaki paketić premažite sa malo vode. Pomiješajte skupa sol, papar, kim i sezam pa tom smjesom posipajte svaku torbicu.

Pecite 30 minuta, dok tijesto ne bude hrskavo i zlatno. Poslužite toplo, kao fensi doručak ili kao ukusni snack.

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Cheesy Pouches / Torbice sa sirom

Crispy Spicy Oven Roasted Chicken Sticks / Hrskavi pikantni pileći štapići iz pećnice

These chicken sticks work awesome either as a snack, or as a full meal. They’re also a great crowd feeder and can be assembled beforehand right up to the point of brushing them with oil and roasting. The fact that you don’t have to deep fry them means that they’re a bit healthier and less fussy. Overall, I’m keeping a stack of them in my freezer for those days when all you need is some fried chicken in your life.

I served them with this creamy mushroom sauce from previous post and they were to die for.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields about 50 chicken sticks / 0.18 EUR per stick / 8.97 EUR for all)

For the chicken:

1 kilo boneless skinless chicken breast (5.33 EUR)

1 tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

For the egg batter:

3 eggs (0.60 EUR)

1 cup all-purpose flour (0.07 EUR)

¼ cup water (–)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

Good pinch of freshly ground black pepper (0.01 EUR)

For the crumb batter:

2 cups breadcrumbs (0.40 EUR)

1 cup finely grated hard cheese, like Grana Padano (1.33 EUR)

½ cup sesame seeds (0.33 EUR)

1 tsp smoked paprika (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp cumin seeds (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp garlic powder (0.07 EUR)

½ tsp dried chili flakes (0.03 EUR)

½ tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

½ tsp freshly ground black pepper (0.02 EUR)

4 tbsp butter, melted (0.53 EUR)

For roasting:

¼ cup sunflower seed oil (0.08 EUR)

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METHOD:

Cut chicken breast into thin strips, toss with salt and set aside. Prepare the egg batter by whisking together all of the ingredients until thick and smooth. Make the crumb batter in a separate bowl by stirring together breadcrumbs, cheese, sesame seeds, paprika, cumin, garlic powder, chili flakes, salt and black pepper. Pour melted butter over the mixture and massage it into the crumbs with your fingers. The finished product should feel like damp sand.

Preheat the oven to 200°C. Prepare a few baking trays by lining them with parchment paper. You can also bake chicken on a wire rack, but I find the baking tray easier to clean up and the chicken turns out just as crispy. To assemble chicken sticks, first coat each chicken piece with an egg batter, then toss in the crumb batter. Spread chicken pieces on a prepared baking tray. At this point you can also freeze the chicken for later. Just place the tray in a freezer and after 2-3 hours transfer chicken pieces to a zip lock bag. There’s no need to thaw the chicken before roasting, just brush the sticks with a bit of oil and toss into the oven.

When you are gonna roast the chicken, brush each peace lightly with oil on all sides. Roast for 25 minutes, until crispy and golden-brown. Serve warm with a sauce of your choice for dipping. Also, invite some friends over because these are so addictive you’re otherwise going to polish them all off by yourself.

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Ovi pileći štapići su fantastični snack ili kompletni obrok. Također su super za nahraniti gomilu ljudi i možete ih pripremiti unaprijed, skroz do točke kada ćete ih premazati uljem i baciti u pećnicu. Činjenica što ih ne morate peći na štednjaku u dubokom ulju znači da su malo zdraviji i malo manje prtljavi. U svakom slučaju, u frizeru čuvam zalihu za one dane kada vam u životu stvarno trebaju pileći pohanci.

Ja sam ih poslužila sa ovim kremastim umakom od gljiva iz prošlog posta i bili su božanstveni.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 50tak pilećih štapića / 1,34 kn po štapiću / 67,13 kn za sve)

Za meso:

1 kg pilećeg filea (40,00 kn)

1 žličica soli (0,01 kn)

Za smjesu od jaja:

3 jaja (4,50 kn)

1 šalica glatkog brašna (0,50 kn)

¼ šalice vode (–)

Dobar prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

Dobar prstohvat svježe mljevenog crnog papra (0,10 kn)

Za smjesu od krušnih mrvica:

2 šalice krušnih mrvica (3,00 kn)

1 šalica fino naribanog tvrdog sira, kao Grana Padano (10,00 kn)

½ šalice sjemenki sezama (2,50 kn)

1 žličica dimljene crvene paprike (0,50 kn)

1 žličica kima (0,50 kn)

1 žličica češnjaka u prahu (0,50 kn)

½ žličice sušenog čilija u pahuljicama (0,25 kn)

½ žličice soli (0,01 kn)

½ žličice svježe mljevenog crnog papra (0,15 kn)

4 žlice maslaca, rastopljene (4,00 kn)

Za pečenje:

¼ šalice suncokretovog ulja (0,60 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Narežite pileća prsa na tanke trakice, posolite i stavite na stranu. Pripremite smjesu od jaja tako da skupa razmutite sve sastojke u gusto i glatko tijesto. Smjesu od mrvica napravite u drugoj posudi tako da pomiješate krušne mrvice, sir, sezam, papriku, kim, češnjak, čili, sol i papar. Prelijte preko svega rastopljeni maslac i prstima umasirajte u smjesu. Konačna smjesa trebala bi sličiti vlažnom pijesku.

Zagrijte pećnicu na 200°C. Pripremite par protvana tako da ih obložite papirom za pečenje. Također možete peći štapiće i na rešetci, ali meni je protvan lakši za očistiti, a piletina ispadne jednako hrskava. Da pripremite štapiće, umočite komadiće mesa prvo u smjesu jaja, onda u krušne mrvice. Štapiće raširite po pripremljenom protvanu. U ovoj fazi možete piletinu i smrznuti za kasnije. Samo stavite cijeli protvan u zamrzivač, a nakon 2-3 sata preselite meso u vrećicu za smrzavanje. Prije pečenja štapiće ne treba odmrzavati, samo ih premažite sa malo ulja i ubacite u pećnicu.

Kada ćete peći meso, lagano premažite svaki pileći štapić sa malo ulja sa svih strana. Pecite 25 minuta, dok se meso ne zahrska i ne bude zlatno-smeđe. Poslužite toplo sa umakom po izboru za umakanje. Osim toga, pozovite prijatelje da vam pomognu jesti, jer su ovim štapići tako fini da ćete ih inače sami smazati.

Crispy Spicy Oven Roasted Chicken Sticks / Hrskavi pikantni pileći štapići iz pećnice

Open-Faced Grilled Cheese on Thick Buttermilk Pancake / Topli sendviči na debeloj palačinki od kiselog mlijeka

The other day while browsing our fridge I concluded that we had a whole bunch of odds and ends which needed to be utilized and eaten as soon as possible. That usually happens when I don’t plan for the meals but instead succumb to cravings for let’s say cheese or buttermilk or cake. However, cake is rarely a leftover in our house so luckily you don’t have to bake one to assemble this sandwich. 🙂

This recipe is fairly liberal and you can substitute buttermilk for yogurt, sour cream or even milk. The toppings are also totally optional and throwing a grilled veggie or two would work out more than fine. As would some crispy bacon.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 2 sandwiches / 0.90 EUR per sandwich / 1.80 EUR for all)

For the batter:

1 egg (0.20 EUR)

1 cup buttermilk (0.40 EUR)

½ tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

¼ tsp baking soda (0.01 EUR)

1 cup all-purpose flour (0.07 EUR)

For sandwich topping:

6 slices of cheese (0.53 EUR)

4 slices of ham (0.53 EUR)

Additional:

4 tsp sunflower oil for cooking (0.05 EUR)

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METHOD:

Make the batter by whisking together egg, buttermilk and salt. Add in baking soda and flour and whisk until fully incorporated and no lumps remain. The batter should be quite thick.  Cover with cling foil and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

When ready to cook, preheat cast iron skillet on medium heat. Add in two tablespoons of sunflower oil and half of the batter. Flatten the batter with a spatula and cook until the top is set, for about five minutes. Flip the pancake over and finish off on the other side, for about two minutes. Keep the pancake warm and repeat the process to use up the remaining batter.

To assemble the sandwiches, place two slices of cheese on each pancake, top with two slices of ham and then cover the ham with remaining slice of cheese. Put sandwiches under a broiler for just a minute or two until the cheese melts. Serve immediately.

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Dok sam neki dan kopala po frižideru ustanovila sam da imamo cijelu gomilu nekakvih ostataka koje treba iskoristiti i čim prije pojesti. To mi se obično desi kada ne isplaniram točno unaprijed što ću skuhati, već me ulovi želja za raznoraznim stvarima, kao što su sir, ili kiselo mlijeko, ili torta. Međutim, torta je rijetko kada ostatak u našem kućanstvu, pa ne morati prethodno ispeći jednu da bi ste si složili ovaj sendvič. 🙂

Ovaj recept je otvoren za razne modifikacije pa slobodno možete zamijeniti kiselo mlijeko s jogurtom, kiselim vrhnjem ili mlijekom. Fila za sendvič je također prilagodljiva vašem ukusu, a bez problema možete dodati i neko povrće sa žara. Ili hrskavi špek.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 2 sendviča / 6,71 kn po sendviču / 13,42 kn za sve)

Za tijesto:

1 jaje (1,50 kn)

1 šalica kiselog mlijeka (3,00 kn)

½ žličice soli (0,01 kn)

¼ žličice sode bikarbone (0,01 kn)

1 šalica glatkog brašna (0,50  kn)

Za sendvič:

6 šnita sira (4,00 kn)

4 šnite šunke (4,00 kn)

Dodatno:

4 žlice suncokretovog ulja za pečenje (0,40 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Napravite smjesu tako da skupa umutite jaje, kiselo mlijeko i sol. Dodajte sodu bikarbonu i brašno i dobro sve promiješajte dok ne dobijete glatko, gusto tijesto bez grudica. Pokrijte zdjelu prijanjajućom folijom i stavite u hladnjak na 30 minuta.

Kada ste spremni za pečenje, zagrijte tavicu od lijevanog željeza na srednjoj vatri. Dodajte dvije žlice suncokretovog ulja i pola smjese. Špatulom poravnajte smjesu i pecite dok se gornja strana ne stisne, oko pet minuta. Okrenite palačinku i zapecite za druge strane, još oko dvije minute. Držite palačinku na toplom i ponovite sa ostatkom smjese.

Složite sendviče tako da na svaku palačinku stavite po dvije šnite sira, pokrijte sa po dvije šnite šunke i za kraj poklopite šunku sa još po šnitom sira. Stavite sendviče na koju minutu odmah ispod grijača na pećnici upaljenog na najjače, tek toliko da se sir rastopi. Poslužite odmah.

Open-Faced Grilled Cheese on Thick Buttermilk Pancake / Topli sendviči na debeloj palačinki od kiselog mlijeka

Homemade Power Bars (vegan) / Domaće energetske pločice (veganske)

In August we ventured for an epic trek through the mountain range of southern Velebit. The nature was truly magnificent and in three days we met altogether about 15 people. The downside of such remoteness is that we had to carry absolutely everything in our backpacks, including all of the food. This is where these power bars come in. They are dense in nutrients, tasty and very compact, which means they took up only a small fraction of valuable backpack space. They also came out way cheaper than any store-bought power bars would and were therefore an absolute win.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 18 bars / 0.37 EUR per bar / 6.67 EUR for all)

500 grams of old-fashioned oats (0.80 EUR)

2 cups ground walnuts (2.00 EUR)

2 cups raisins (0.80 EUR)

1 tsp ground cinnamon (0.07 EUR)

½ tsp ground nutmeg (0.03 EUR)

6 bananas (1.60 EUR)

1 tsp pure vanilla extract (0.03 EUR)

¼ cup coconut oil (0.67 EUR)

¼ cup honey (0.67 EUR)

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METHOD:

Preheat oven to 150°C. Line a large baking tray with parchment paper and set aside. In a large bowl, whisk together oats, walnuts, raisins, cinnamon and nutmeg. Throw peeled bananas in a food processor and pulse until creamy. Pour banana cream, vanilla, coconut oil and honey over dry mixture and stir until everything is fully combined. The mixture is gonna be a pretty thick, so this will require some elbow grease.

Dump the mixture on a prepared baking tray and completely flatten and even out with a spatula. Make sure that it’s evenly thick in all places so it doesn’t burn. Especially pay attention to the edges and even them out as much as possible. Bake for about 1 hour and 15 minutes, until darkened and crispy on top. As soon as you remove the tray from the oven, cut out the bars. Allow them to sit on the tray undisturbed to cool down completely, before storing for later. The bars will firm up as they cool. They will hold refrigerated in an airtight container for a month and will keep at room temperature for at least five days.

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U kolovozu smo otišli na epsko planinarenje kroz južni Velebit. Priroda je bila doista veličanstvena, a u tri smo dana sreli sveukupno niti 15 ljudi. Loša strana takve izolacije je da smo morali apsolutno sve nositi sa sobom u ruksacima, uključujući i svu hranu. A tu na scenu stupaju ove energetske pločice. Napucane su vrijednim nutrijentima, ukusne i jako kompaktne, pa zauzimaju minimum vrijednog prostora u ruksaku. Također su nas izašle puno jeftinije nego da smo energetske pločice išli kupovati, pa su stoga bile apsolutni uspjeh.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 18 pločica / 2,78 kn po pločici / 49,95 kn za sve)

500 grama krupnih zobenih pahuljica (6,00 kn)

2 šalice mljevenih oraha (15,00 kn)

2 šalice grožđica (6,00 kn)

1 žličica cimeta (0,50 kn)

½ žličice muškatnog oraščića (0,25 kn)

6 banana (12,00 kn)

1 žličica ekstrakta od vanilije (0,20 kn)

¼ šalice kokosovog ulja (5,00 kn)

¼ šalice meda (5,00 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Zagrijte pećnicu na 150°C. Obložite veliki protvan papirom za pečenje i stavite na stranu. U velikoj zdjeli pomiješajte zobene pahuljice, orahe, grožđice, cimet i muškatni oraščić. Ubacite oguljene banane u multipraktik i pulsirajte dok ne postanu kremaste. Prelijte kremu od banana, vaniliju, kokosovo ulje i med preko suhe smjese i promiješajte dok se sve u potpunosti ne sjedini. Smjesa će biti poprilično gusta pa ćete morati malo uprijeti.

Iskrenite smjesu na pripremljeni protvan i skroz špatulom skroz poravnajte. Obratite pozornost na to da je sve jednake debljine kako vam ne bi zagorilo. Posebno pripazite na rubove i poravnajte ih koliko je god moguće. Pecite 1 sat i 15 minuta, dok sve ne potamni i ne zahruska se. Čim maknete protvan iz pećnice izrežite pločice. Pustite da sve odmara u protvanu dok se skroz ne ohladi, a prije nego što ćete pločice spakirati za kasnije. Pločice će se još dodatno stvrdnuti kako se budu hladile. Hermetički zatvorene pločice će držati u hladnjaku mjesec dana, a na sobnoj temperaturi barem pet dana.

Homemade Power Bars (vegan) / Domaće energetske pločice (veganske)

Crispy Oven Roasted Parasol Mushrooms (wheat free, vegetarian) / Hrskave pohane sunčanice iz pećnice (bez pšenice, vegetarijanske)

Autumn is here with all its colorful abundance and the shift in weather also means mushroom season. My dad went mushroom foraging a few days back and brought me some lovely parasol mushrooms. These are always a delight, but I decided to tweak the classic fried recipe and make it a bit healthier. I’m always a fan of doing all the frying in the oven instead of deep frying stuff in a gallon of oil.

Just a small note of precaution, though. Under no circumstances should you ever go mushroom foraging if you don’t know what you are doing. It’s mandatory to always take someone experienced with you and to pick only mushrooms you can identify with absolute certainty. There’s really no need to put yourself in a hospital.

Okay, so onto the recipe once we got that out of the way.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 2 servings / 0.46 EUR per serving / 0.92 EUR for all)

For the batter:

2 eggs (0.40 EUR)

½ tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

½ tsp freshly ground black pepper (0.03 EUR)

¾ cup fine corn flour (0.10 EUR)

2-3 tbsp water (–)

For the mushrooms:

6 parasol mushrooms (free – they were from the woods)

1 cup polenta (0.20 EUR)

4 tbsp olive oil (0.18 EUR)

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METHOD:

Preheat the oven to 200°C. For easy cleanup line a baking tray with aluminum foil and place parchment paper on top. Set aside. Pluck off and discard the stems from mushrooms. Use a damp paper towel to clean the mushrooms and gently wipe their caps.

Make a thick batter by whisking together eggs, salt, pepper and flour, then add in a splash of water as necessary. Dip the mushrooms into the batter, then coat in polenta. Lightly brush coated mushrooms on both sides with olive oil and spread on prepared baking tray. Bake for 20 minutes until crispy and deep golden-brown. Serve immediately.

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Jesen je ovdje sa svojim šarenim izobiljem, a promjena u vremenskim prilikama znači i sezonu gljiva. Tata mi je neki dan donio par predivnih sunčanica. One su uvijek prava poslastica, ali sam klasični recept za pohane sunčanice odlučila malo modificirati da bude mrvicu zdraviji. Meni je uvijek draže pohati stvari u pećnici, umjesto da ih utopim u loncu ulja.

Međutim, prvo samo mala napomena što se tiče opreza. Ni u kojem slučaju ne idite brati gljive ako nemate pojma što radite. Uvijek vodite sa sobom iskusnu osobu i berite samo gljive koje sa sigurnošću možete identificirati. Stvarno nema potrebe da sebe strpate u bolnicu.

Ok, sada kada smo to rekli, idemo na recept.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 2 porcije / 3,42 kn po porciji / 6,83  kn za sve)

Za smjesu:

2 jaja (3,00 kn)

½ žličice soli (0,01 kn)

½ žličice svježe mljevenog crnog papra (0,25 kn)

¾ šalice finog kukuruznog brašna (0,75 kn)

2-3 žlice vode (–)

Za gljive:

6 sunčanica (besplatne – ubrane u šumi)

1 šalica palente (1,50 kn)

4 žlice maslinovog ulja (1,32 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Zagrijte pećnicu na 200°C. Za lako čišćenje, obložite protvan aluminijskom folijom i onda sve još pokrijte papirom za pečenje. Stavite na stranu. Skinite i bacite stručke sa sunčanica. Gljive očistite tako da im vlažnim papirnatim ručnikom samo nježno prebrišete klobuke.

Umutite u gustu smjesu jaja, sol, papar i brašno te po potrebi dodajte i mrvicu vode. Gljive umočite u smjesu i onda obložite palentom. Obje strane gljiva lagano premažite maslinovim uljem i raširite sunčanice po pripremljenom protvanu. Pecite 20 minuta, dok ne budu hrskave i zlatno-smeđe. Poslužite odmah.

Crispy Oven Roasted Parasol Mushrooms (wheat free, vegetarian) / Hrskave pohane sunčanice iz pećnice (bez pšenice, vegetarijanske)

Roasted Horn Pepper Salad (vegan) / Salata od pečenih paprika roga (veganska)

Here is a super quick and easy recipe for my favorite snack or salad of the season. The secret, of course, is in slathering the roasted peppers in minced garlic, so therefore this salad maybe isn’t the best idea for a first date. However, once you get comfy enough with each other, I thoroughly encourage you to enjoy this salad, and all the accompanying garlic fumes it ensures, with your significant other. 😀

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 2 generous servings / 0.80 EUR per serving / 1.60 EUR for all)

10 red horn peppers (1.33 EUR)

4 garlic cloves, minced (0.13 EUR)

2 tbsp olive oil (0.09 EUR)

2 tbsp apple cider vinegar (0.01 EUR)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

Good pinch of freshly ground black pepper (0.03 EUR)

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METHOD:

Preheat oven to 200°C. Wash the peppers and spread out in a baking dish. Roast for one hour, until charred and blistered. Transfer the hot peppers into a bowl and cover the bowl with cling foil. Allow to cool completely, then peel off the skins from peppers and pull out and discard stems and seeds. Mix peppers with garlic, olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper and serve. These also keep in a fridge for a few days, so go ahead and roast a bigger batch.

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Evo jedan turbo brzi i jednostavan recept za moju najdražu sezonsku salatu. Tajna je, naravno, u tome da pečene paprike zakopate pod debelim slojem sjeckanog češnjaka. Stoga ova salata možda i nije najbolja opcija ako trebate nekog impresionirati na prvom spoju. Međutim, jednom kada se jedno s drugim već udomaćite, svakako bi ste trebali zajedno uživati, kako u ovoj salati, tako i u popratnim češnjakovim isparavanjima. 😀

SASTOJCI:

(Za 2 izdašne porcije / 6,01 kn po porciji / 12,02 kn za sve)

10 crvenih paprika roga (10,00 kn)

4 češnja češnjaka, sitno sjeckana (1,00 kn)

2 žlice maslinovog ulja (0,66 kn)

2 žlice jabučnog octa (0,10 kn)

Dobar prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

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

PRIPREMA:

Zagrijte pećnicu na 200°C. Operite paprike i raširite ih po protvanu. Pecite sat vremena, dok paprike ne potamne i nabubre. Preselite vruće paprike u zdjelu i pokrijte zdjelu prijanjajućom folijom. Ostavite da se paprike skroz ohlade, pa im ogulite kože, te izvucite i bacite peteljke sa sjemenkama. Pomiješajte paprike sa sjeckanim češnjakom, maslinovim uljem, octom, soli i paprom, pa poslužite. Paprike će držati u hladnjaku nekoliko dana, stoga slobodno napecite veću količinu.

Roasted Horn Pepper Salad (vegan) / Salata od pečenih paprika roga (veganska)

Peach Pie Granola / Granola sa breskvama

This granola has been a huge success. We shoveled it down in a matter of days, both as breakfast with yogurt and as a snack. It has a mild peachy hint and smells like heaven while it’s baking. I didn’t bother peeling the peaches because I would eat the skins on them anyway if I were to eat them raw. If you are inclined to do so, go ahead, but that step seems completely unnecessary, in my opinion.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 10 servings / 0.55 EUR per serving / 5.49 EUR for all)

5 cups old fashioned oats (1.00 EUR)

1 cup ground walnuts (1.00 EUR)

½ cup ground flax seed (0.47 EUR)

½ cup sunflower seeds (0.47 EUR)

1 tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

1 tsp ground cinnamon (0.07 EUR)

½ tsp ground nutmeg (0.03 EUR)

4 large peaches (1.07 EUR)

½ cup honey (0.67 EUR)

1 tsp pure vanilla extract (0.03 EUR)

5 tbsp butter, melted (0.67 EUR)

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METHOD:

Preheat oven to 175°. Line a large baking tray with parchment paper and set aside. In a large bowl whisk together oats, walnuts, flax seed, sunflower seeds, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Pit peaches and cut into chunks, then add to a food processor and pulse into puree. Add honey, vanilla and melted butter to peach puree and blitz a bit more in a food processor to combine. Pour the wet mixture over dry ingredients and stir to combine. I find that the easiest way to do this (albeit, a bit messy) is to just use my hands.

Turn the mixture out on a prepared baking tray and spread out evenly. Don’t press the granola down too much, rather leave it in clumps to get a nice chewy and crispy texture mix. Bake for about 1 hour and 15 minutes, until crispy and golden, while stirring once or twice during baking. Allow granola to cool down completely on a tray before storing in the fridge in an airtight container.

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Ova je granola ispala pravi hit. Potamanili smo ju u samo par dana, kao doručak sa jogurtom i kao snack. Ima blagi okus po breskvama, a miriši stvarno divno kada se peče. Nisam se gnjavila sa time da gulim bresvke, jer bi kožu ionako pojela da breskve jedem sirove. Ako ste vi raspoloženi za guljenje bresaka, slobodno prionite, ali po meni bi to bio sasvim nepotreban korak.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 10 porcija / 4,10 kn po porciji / 40,96 kn za sve)

5 šalica krupnih zobenih pahuljica (7,50 kn)

1 šalica mljevenih oraha (7,50 kn)

½ šalice mljevenih sjemenki lana (3,50 kn)

½ šalice suncokretovih sjemenki (3,50 kn)

1 žličica soli (0,01 kn)

1 žličica mljevenog cimeta (0,50 kn)

1/2 žličice mljevenog muškatnog oraščića (0,25 kn)

4 velike breskve (8,00 kn)

½ šalice meda (5,00 kn)

1 žličica ekstrakta od vanilije (0,20 kn)

5 žlica maslaca, rastopljenih (5,00 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Zagrijte pećnicu na 175°C. Obložite veliki protvan papirom za pečenje i stavite na stranu. U velikoj zdjeli pomiješajte zobene pahuljice, orahe, lan, suncokretove sjemenke, sol, cimet i muškatni oraščić. Očistite breskve od koštica i narežite na komade, pa ih ubacite u multipraktik i propasirajte u pire. Ubacite unutra i med, vaniliju i rastopljeni maslac, pa kratko propulsirajte da se sve pomiješa. Prelijte mokre sastojke preko suhih i dobro promiješajte. Meni je nekako najlakše (iako možda ne i najčišće) sve izmiješati rukama.

Iskrenite smjesu na pripremljeni protvan i ravnomjerno raširite. Nemojte previše utiskivati granolu u protvan, rađe ju ostavite u grudama da dobijete kombinaciju hrskave i mekanije teksture. Pecite oko sat i 15 minuta, dok se granola ne zahrska i dobije zlatno-smeđu boju, a jednom ili dva puta tijekom pečenja dobro promiješajte. Pustite da se granola skroz ohladi na protvanu prije nego ju u hermetički zatvorenoj posudi spremite u hladnjak.

Peach Pie Granola / Granola sa breskvama