22 July 2014

RED WINE DARK CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES

Ingredients:
120 grams all purpose flour
20 grams unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
100 grams icing sugar
50 grams softened butter
1 egg
100 ml red wine
50 ml oil
100 ml piping hot water
50 grams rolled oats
100 grams extra dark chocolate
250 ml heavy whipping cream


Start by pouring the hot water over the rolled oats, mix and let it cool down completely and absorb all of the water. Break or chop the chocolate bar into 12 equal pieces. Sift the flour with the cocoa, baking soda and baking powder and set it aside. Beat the butter and sugar, on high, until light and fluffy, add the egg and combine well. Add the oil and red wine and briefly mix it up with a wire whisk. Add the sifted dry ingredients and mix just until combined, then add the rolled oats and whisk to combine. Pour the batter in the muffin tin lined with 12 muffin liners, drop the dark chocolate piece into the center of each one and bake in a preheated oven, at 190˚C (375˚F) for about 15 minutes (do the toothpick test). Decorate with freshly whipped heavy whipping cream and serve.
KOLAČI SA CRNIM VINOM I ČOKOLADOM

Sastojci:
120 gr brašna
20 gr nezaslađenog kakao praha
2 kašičice praška za pecivo
½ kašičice sode bikarbone
100 gr prah šećera
50 gr maslaca
1 jaje
100 ml crnog vina
50 ml ulja
100 ml vrele vode
50 gr ovsenih pahuljica
100 gr crne čokolade
250 ml slatke pavlake

Najpre ovsene pahuljice preliti vrelom vodom i ostaviti da se ohlade i u potpunosti upiju svu vodu. Crnu čokoladu podeliti na 12 delova, a brašno prosejati sa kakao prahom, sodom bikarbonom i praškom za pecivo, pa ga ostaviti sa strane. Omekšali maslac mutiti sa šećerom dok masa ne postane penasta, dodati jaje i još jednom dobro umutiti. Tome dodati ulje i crno vino i lagano promešati žicom. Dodati suve sastojke i mešati samo dok se ne sjedini, dodati ovsene pahuljice i sve sjediniti žicom. Podeliti masu u 12 korpica za mafine, u centar svakog staviti kockicu čokolade i peći u unapred zagrejanoj rerni, na 190˚C, oko 15 minuta. Dekorisati umućenom slatkom pavlakom.

18 July 2014

CANTALOUPE SMOOTHIE

Ingredients:
300 grams fresh ripe cantaloupe
200 grams plain yogurt
1 tablespoon honey
2 scoops vanilla ice-cream
½ teaspoon vanilla


Dice the cantaloupe and completely puree it in a blender, to make sure there aren't any chunks of the fruit left. At this point you can strain the fruit puree if you want, but that is optional. Add the honey and ice-cream to the fruit and blend again. Pour in the yogurt and vanilla and blend one final time. Put a few ice cubes in large glasses, pour in the smoothie and serve. Yields 2 servings.
NAPITAK OD DINJE I JOGURTA

Sastojci:
300 gr zrele dinje
200 gr gustog jogurta
1 kašika meda
2 kugle sladoleda od vanile
½ kašičice vanile

Dinju naseći na komade i napraviti pire u blenderu. Dobro izmešati da ne ostanu komadići voća. Po želji se pire može procediti, ali nije neophodno. Dodati med i sladoled i ponovo blendirati, a na samom kraju dodati jogurt i vanilu i sve dobro sjediniti. U visoke čaše staviti par kockica leda, sipati napitak i služiti odmah (2 porcije).

15 July 2014

BROWNIE COOKIES

Ingredients:
2 eggs
120 grams sugar
50 grams all purpose flour
50 grams rye flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
200 grams dark chocolate
50 grams butter
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder


First melt the dark chocolate and butter in a double boiler and put it aside to cool down. In a medium sized bowl, sift together the flours, cocoa powder and baking powder. In another bowl, beat the eggs with the sugar with an electric mixer on high, until pale and thick (about 5 minutes), then gently fold in the dry ingredients. At the very end, stir in the melted chocolate into the batter. Let the batter sit in the refrigerator for 5 minutes. Take a tablespoon of the batter for each cookie and place them on a baking sheet lined with baking paper, making sure that there is enough space between the cookies. Bake the cookies in a preheated oven, at 190°C (375°F), for about 7-8 minutes. Let them cool slightly and firm up on the baking sheet, then transfer them to the cooling rack. Yields 20 large cookies.
BROWNIE ČOKOLADNI KEKSIĆI

Sastojci:
2 jaja
120 gr šećera
50 gr belog brašna
50 gr ražanog brašna
½ kašičice praška za pecivo
200 gr čokolade
50 gr maslaca
3 kašike gorkog kakao praha

Najpre otopiti čokoladu i maslac na pari, pa ostaviti sa strane, da se hlade. U dubljoj činiji prosejati brašna, kakao i prašak za pecivo dva puta. U drugoj posudi penasto mutiti jaja sa šećerom na najjačoj brzini, dok masa ne postane gusta i svetla (oko 5 minuta), dodati suve sastojke i blago promešati. Na samom kraju, umešati čokoladu u masu od jaja. Ostaviti masu za keksiće u frižideru 5 minuta, da se blago stegne. Stavljati po ravnu kašiku mase na pleh obložen pek papirom, vodeći računa da bude dovoljno razmaka između keksića. Peći u prethodno zagrejanoj rerni na 190°C, 7-8 minuta. Pustiti ih da se prohlade i očvrsnu na plehu, pa prebaciti na rešetku za hlađenje. Dobije se 20 velikih keksića.

12 July 2014

WHOLE WHEAT SANDWICH BREAD

Ingredients:
600 grams whole-wheat flour
2 teaspoons dried yeast
200 grams plain yogurt
200 ml warm water
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon salt


Sift the flour twice, then reserve about 100 grams and put the rest in a large bowl. Add the dried yeas and salt, whisk well and make a well in the centre. In another bowl, whisk together the yogurt, warm water, oil and apple cider vinegar. Pour this mixture into the dry ingredients and mix, first with a wooden spoon, then knead with your hands until the dough comes together. Transfer the sticky dough to a well floured surface (use the reserved flour for this) and knead it for about 10 minutes, until the dough becomes smooth and elastic.
Put it in an oiled bowl, toss it to coat, then cover with a kitchen towel and let it sit in a warm place for about an hour, or until doubled in size. After an hour, flour the surface again (because the dough will be sticky), briefly knead the dough and shape it into a round loaf. Grease and flour the baking sheet, put the dough in the centre, gently flatten it on the top, then cover again with a kitchen towel and let it rise for another 30 minutes. Bake the loaf in a preheated oven, at 220˚C (430˚F) for 20-25 minutes. © Tina Vesić
VEKNA OD CRNOG BRAŠNA

Sastojci:
600 gr crnog brašna
2 kašičice suvog kvasca
200 gr gustog jogurta
200 ml tople vode
2 kašike maslinovog ulja
1 kašičica jabukovog sirćeta
1 kašičica soli


Brašno prosejati dva puta, pa odvojiti oko 100 grama sa strane, a ostatak staviti u veliku činiju. Dodati kvasac i so, pa dobro izmešati žicom i napraviti udubljenje u sredini. U drugoj činiji dobro izmešati jogurt, toplu vodu, ulje i jabukovo sirće. Sipati u udubljenje napravljeno u brašnu, a zatim mešati najpre varjačom, a onda rukama, dok se ne dobije mekano i neznatno lepljivo testo. Radnu površinu dobro pobrašniti (brašnom odvojenim na početku), pa mesiti testo oko 10 minuta, da postane glatko i elastično.
Staviti testo u nauljenu činiju, pokriti krpom i ostaviti na toplom mestu oko sat vremena, da se udvostruči. Nakon toga, ponovo dobro pobrašniti radnu površinu, jer će testo biti lepljivo, pa lagano premesiti testo i oblikovati ga u kuglu. Pleh za pečenje dobro podmazati maslacem i pobrašniti ga, staviti testo na sredinu i ostaviti ga da raste još 30 minuta, dok se rerna greje. Peći u dobro zagrejanoj rerni, na 220˚C, 20-25 minuta. © Tina Vesić

09 July 2014

QUICK ZUCCHINI CORNBREAD

Ingredients:
300 grams fresh courgettes (zucchini)
150 grams white cornmeal
50 grams all purpose flour
100 grams feta cheese
2 eggs
3 teaspoons baking powder
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
2 tablespoons olive oil
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
½ teaspoon dried oregano



Grate the courgettes and squeeze them dry as much as possible. Sift the flour with the cornmeal and baking powder, and set it aside. Beat the eggs with feta cheese until creamy, then add the fresh parsley and the spices, as well as courgettes, and whisk really well. Switch to a wooden spoon, add the flour mixture, combine well, then add the olive oil and blend everything. Grease and flour your baking dish (20 cm; 8-inch), pour in the batter and bake in a preheated oven, at 180˚C (350˚F), for 25-30 minutes. Let it cool slightly and serve with yogurt or sour cream and a salad of your choice. Yields 8 servings.
QUICK ZUCCHINI CORNBREAD

Sastojci:
300 gr mladih tikvica
150 gr kukuruznog brašna
50 gr belog brašna
100 gr feta sira
2 jaja
3 kašičice praška za pecivo
2 kašike seckanog svežeg peršuna
2 kašike maslinovog ulja
½ kašičice belog luka u prahu
½ kašičice soli
½ kašičice bibera
½ kašičice origana

Tikvice oljuštiti i narendati, pa ih ostaviti da se dobro ocede (rukama ih dodatno ocediti). Brašno prosejati sa kukuruznim brašnom i praškom za pecivo i ostaviti sa strane. Jaja dobro umutiti sa sirom, dodati seckani peršun i začine, a zatim i dobro oceđene tikvice i sve dobro sjediniti žicom. Dodati brašno i izmešati varjačom, te na kraju dodati ulje i ponovo promešati. Posudu za pečenje (20 cm) namastiti i pobrašniti, sipati masu i peći u unapred zagrejanoj rerni, na 180˚C, 25-30 minuta. Ostaviti da se prohladi, pa služiti uz jogurt ili kiselu pavlaku i sezonsku salatu.