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bread recipes

Homemade bread with potatoes – German recipe

This is one of the best recipes for homemade bread – I have it from Peter who posted it on culinar.ro/forum under the name of Rustic bread with potatoes. I tried it several times and I was delighted every single time, [...]
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bread recipes

Soft buns

I have made different types of buns ever since I started to spend more time around the oven but these are definitely the winning ones, and, as it happens with almost every truly spectacular thing, I have discovered them [...]
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miscellaneous

Lutenitsa – canned vegetable spread

I believe that the most beloved “something good” to preserve for winter is, for Romanians, this homemade vegetable spread. My daughter absolutely loves it – she has been telling me for months now not to eschew it this [...]

Pear and frangipane tart

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4 October, 2013 posted in cookies and cakes

My suggestion for today is a recipe suitable for this season – pear and frangipane (almond filling) tart, worthy to be served to the French royalty, where it appears to have arrived, according to the legends, through Catherine de Medici, who received the recipe as a gift from the Italian count Frangipani. Whether true or […]

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Pear and frangipane tart

Oven-Baked Marinated Chicken

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26 September, 2013 posted in main course recipes

Yesterday I pampered my family (and myself, certainly – it goes without saying) with a delightful meal, which seems to define better than any other culinary recipe, even if much more complex, the notion of “home cooked food”. A tender and deliciously flavoured chicken recipe: Oven-baked marinated chicken.

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Oven-Baked Marinated Chicken

Ischlers

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19 May, 2013 posted in cookies and cakes

Ischlers, in their language of origin ischler (german), are some cookies that came to Banat and penetrated the whole region of Ardeal through Austro-Hungarian channels and which, after having enjoyed for so many years in a row, we have come to regard as being an intrinsic part of our own traditional culinary repertoire. After all, […]

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Ischlers

Strawberries and Cheesecake Cream Roll

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13 February, 2013 posted in cookies and cakes

When it happens that you are craving a cake with cheese, your kid one with chocolate and your man one with fruits, what can you do about it? I analysed the situation and somewhat naturally came to a very tasty compromise, namely, this roll with strawberries and cheesecake cream that made us all very happy. […]

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Strawberries and Cheesecake Cream Roll

Pea soup with dumplings

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31 January, 2013 posted in soups

Pea soup with dumplings reminds me of one of those indulging moments from my childhood. I adored this soup, which I would necessarily eat during the summer as it was one of the seasonal dishes my grandmother used to make. Well, I can now enjoy this pea soup throughout the whole year, because, unlike my […]

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Pea soup with dumplings

Macarons

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30 January, 2013 posted in cookies and cakes

Macarons, macarons, macarons :)… I believe that almost every truly passionate foodie has tried or is planning to try  these delicate and elegant cookies. I also believe that absolutely every single one of these bold people has heard about or experimented with the “volcanic temper” of the macarons recipe. As far as I’m concerned, I […]

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Macarons

Meringue cake with raspberries and vanilla filling

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9 January, 2013 posted in cookies and cakes

Enjoying a modest but promising crop of forest fruits from my own garden, in addition to being inspired by a tiny and therefore very cute cake stand that I received as a gift from my mother-in-law, I set about making this cake with raspberries and blackcurrants, a meringue cake with natural vanilla cream, garnished with […]

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Meringue cake with raspberries and vanilla filling

Slow Cooker Pork Chops

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8 January, 2013 posted in main course recipes

I believe it is not a secret anymore for any of the constant readers of this culinary blog that I have a particular weakness for the slow cooker. But, out of everything I have cooked so far in the slow cooker, this tender roast recipe made from pork chops – bone-in, for even more savour, […]

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Slow Cooker Pork Chops

Turkey burgers

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8 January, 2013 posted in miscellaneous

I  realised  that fast food does  not always mean unhealthy food, for exampe, what could be unhealthy in some turkey burgers, meat that we know it  has a small amount of cholesterol and on top of it all we know  where the bird grew and what the bird ate? Not only there’s nothing to  be […]

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Turkey burgers

Chicken Breast Kiev

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8 January, 2013 posted in main course recipes

After a few days of party, but with fresh wishes of a better year, luck and health, here I am again! So, we all had a good time and I suppose that on most tables throned the traditonal Romanian pork meals. The first recipe that I want to propose in 2013 I thought to be […]

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Chicken Breast Kiev