Apple Cheesecake

Makes 12

Ingredients:

For the crust:

1/2 cup butter
1/3 cup sugar
1 cup flour

For the filling:

3 large apples, sliced 3/8″ thick
2 tbsp butter
1/4 cup sugar
2 tbsp cream 35%
8 oz cream cheese
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
2 eggs
1 cup sour cream
Grated rind of a lemon
1 lemon juice Continue reading Apple Cheesecake

Pleurotus mushrooms with bechamel sauce

Ingredients:

3-4 garlic gloves
1 medium sized tomato sliced
1/2 kg pleurotus mushrooms sliced or chopped
4 tablespoons olive oil
bechamel sauce (double or triple the ingredients 😉 )
a few basil leaves chopped

Instructions:

Fry the garlic on medium heat until golden. Add the mushrooms, stir Continue reading Pleurotus mushrooms with bechamel sauce

Chicken liver crostini

AKA crostini di fegatini

Makes 4

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chicken livers
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 4 flat filets of anchovies
  • 2-3 sage leaves
  • 1 tbsp wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp capers
  • 2 small dill pickles
  • 8 slices of French bread (1 day old), 1/2″ thick, toasted.
  • 1 cup of chicken broth
  • salt
  • pepper

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Holiday Pogacha

Pogacha is Balcan traditional bread baked in the ashes of the fireplace. Only experienced cook could make best quality pogacha. It comes from the latin word panis focacius which translated means baked on the heart or fireplace.

There are several ways of preparing this bread and it could be filled with Continue reading Holiday Pogacha