Monday, January 19, 2015

ROASTED CELERIAC RISOTTO WITH CELERIAC CRISPS

I'm pretty sure everybody knows that risotto is a traditional Italian dish. Usually cooked with arborio rice, good quality white wine and stock. This is one of my favourite Italian foods as it's so easy to cook at home and there are so many ways to give it a twist.  But  somehow I usually cook that in spring with fresh peas, asparagus or saffron. As we are still in the middle of the chilly winter when a bowl of comfort food is heart warming I wanted to make a risotto in a winter style. I hesitated among celeriac, beetroot and butternut squash. All of them are lovely winter vegs and go pretty well with risotto. But roasted celeriac opt was a really amazing choice topped with crispy celeriac chips. And don't swap frying crisps, it's worth.



Friday, January 16, 2015

CHOCOLATE STOUT CAKE WITH KUMQUAT MARMALADE

We are still full of Christmas foods and we should eat healthier in this new year. But two weeks have passed right now and I felt I had to bake something. And what else than a nice chocolate stout cake?
To me stout cake is a typical treat on a cold, winter day when nothing else is pretty than a cake on a stand. Following by some fresh kumquats. Or kumquat marmalade.




Wednesday, January 7, 2015

PUY LENTIL WITH POACHED EGGS


There's a tradition in my country that if You eat grains and pulses on New Year's Day You'll be rich in the whole year. Well, I'm not sure it's true as I do this every year and still not rich enough. But cooking this delicious meat free meal can be an option on any meat-free-Monday. 

So Happy New Year to all of my lovely readers! Hopefully this year will be full of healthy recipes with great shots. I will do my best, I promise!



Thursday, December 18, 2014

CHRISTMAS TRIFLE WITH GINGERBREAD




To be honest this year I baked a bit more gingerbread cookies than reasonable. So coming closer to Christmas I felt that I'd be stuck with gingerbread very soon. And as I really hate not to use the leftovers up  I crumbled them straight into our Christmas trifle. It worked pretty well, so if You also have some leftovers please give a try. Or Christmas cake leftover. Or any similar. It's worth!
And I wish all of my lovely readers Merry Christmas and lots of snow!

Hugs, Aniko


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

CHRISTMAS PAVLOVA



Christmas is around the corner, and we can not wait for that! The tree is up, the ornaments are placed, the house is lighted and decorated, Christmas cards are sent, the presents are wrapped up, the cookie tins are loaded with gingerbread. I've made some desserts in advance to check which one will be baked on Christmas Eve. And this one definitely will be a showstopper on my table.