Stuffed peppers

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I had this meal already twice this month. All you need is a few peppers. With the filling you can go as crazy as you wish- you can stuff them only with meat or make a vegetarian option with some beans. Instead of rice you can use barley or cous cous. Personaly I like them the way I presented (maybe with a bit of cheddar melted on the top and spalsh of tomato ketchup ;p). Also the meal doesn’t involve much of the kitchen skills so everyone can make it and enjoy something new for a dinner.

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Scones

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Today was the day- the day to bake scones. why… because I have never, ever baked them, I had some butter in the fridge, I live in England, and last but not least it is a Mary Berry recipe. Anyway I thought that I need lots of butter… oh well I will have to bake some shortbreads soon ;p But back to the scones. Recipe is as usual so simple and takes no time at all.Scones are delicious freshly baked especially when served with whipped cream and strawberries. They will be also nice to eat just with a butter. I was also thinking to maybe next time go a bit crazy with flavour… a bit more creamy, add some lemon zest or lavender or some spices? I would definitely try something new.

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Mushroom and chicken risotto

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I think I’ve become a bit of a fussy eater. I bet you know that feeling when you are sitting at home and you fancy to eat something nice but you’re not sure what. And worse still- there is definitely nothing at home in your fridge and cupboards. You start to browse the internet but all the food pictures make you only more hungry. I had one of those days last week. I came back home ready to cook but didn’t know what. It took me a while before I found some risotto rice- hidden deeply in one of my cupboards. And then a great idea “I have never ever made risotto. Let’s make it now.” Quick visit to a shop for a wine (there’s never too much wine) and mushrooms and I was ready 😊 Of course I am not so gifted and didn’t create this recipe on my own- I used a Knorr one but added a few pieces of my own 😄 The result was so delicious but I made too much (by the look of the ingredients for two portions I thought it wouldn’t be enough so I followed the recipe and cooked for four. Oh well I had dinner ready for the following day too).

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Yoghurt cake with strawberries and jelly

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Summer is coming time for cold puddings… and fresh fruits 😀 My favourite ones are creamy, cheescakey puddings. Especially with jelly. In my home we used to have a cake with powdered milk divided into coco and vanilla layers and fruit jelly- yummmy. Unfortunately I found it a bit difficult to find powdered milk in a shop which isn’t granulated. I had to come up with something different and a bit healthier (but don’t worry I will make the proper version at some point :)). In the mean time you can try this recipe with greek yoghurt.

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Sweet yeast cake (recipe for polish drożdżòwka)

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This cake is one of the polish basic cakes, perfect on its own, gorgeous with seasonal fruits. For me the best bit is the crumble on top. I have to admit that I have never made this cake on my own. Usually when my mum bakes it, it’s always deliiiciuus. So nice that on my last holiday I got a massive piece to take back to England- of course it disappeared within 2 days (I love to have it for breakfast; in my opinion pudding is usually a great idea to start your day right). But back to my yeast cake, I have never made it on my own because it requires a lot of energy and strength. Of course it is manageable, you just need some guy to help. If you decide to do everything yourself it will be a good test for your arm muscles. Both ways- lots of fun 😊

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Creamy pudding with a mango

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Hope you all are having a good week so far 😊 I had a lovely weekend- trip to Weston-super-Mare and lots of baking at home. I start to thinking that baking would be my perfect job 🙂 Yeah work as a pastry chef and making all those amazing sweets…. heaven. Maybe one day. If not I can still bake for family and friends- I bet they are quite happy with that.

As I mentioned earlier I spend a bit of time in the kitchen. Results were a yeast cake and creamy pudding with mango. I remember that in past I had some recipe for panna cotta with mango but I lost it. Instead I found something a bit more healthy- pudding based on Philadelphia light cheese. Of course I made few changes (it wouldn’t be me if I hadn’t 😏).

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Rhubarb cake with a hint of orange

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The sun is back! It is so nice outside that I felt a little bad to sit at home. But there was a good thing about that- I could play around in kitchen. I had some rhubarb waiting for me in a fridge. At first I was planning to bake a sweet yeast cake but it takes time and an energy to “hit” a cake. So probably I will bake it over a weekend (also I need to buy some more flour- I run out of all of them ;/). But back to today. I used one of the old home recipe for apple pie and transform it a bit. Of course if you are not a fun of rhubarb you can stuck with apple jam or use some fresh berries with a pinch of sugar.

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