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

Qatayef (Stuffed pancakes)

These crescent-shaped mini pancakes are a famous choice of dessert in the Middle Eastern regions during the month of Ramadan. Indulge your sweet tooth with this simple yet delicious combination of fried pancakes, nuts, raisins and sugar syrup. Qatayef can be prepared ahead and cooked within minutes making it an ideal choice for last minute visitors, plus you can use Continue reading Qatayef (Stuffed pancakes)

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

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