Homemade Lokum – Turkish Delight

Lokum is a dessert made of starch gel and sugar. It comes from the turkish word lokma and lokum, meaning morsel or mouthful or the alternative word rahat hulkum meaning comfort of the throat. It could come in many flavors, lemon, cinnamon, mint, orange, strawberry, rosewater and other.

Some types of lokum may contain some nuts, pistachios or Continue reading Homemade Lokum – Turkish Delight

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

Spinach in Red

Healthy food is top priority in today’s society, because of the raise of the fast food usage there are higher health problems than before. There should be more home cooked healthy food in everyone diet. And when we say healthy food, there is nothing more healthy than vegetables and fruit.

Spinach is healthy vegetable. It’s full of vitamins and minerals such as Continue reading Spinach in Red

Smoked Salmon Cake

Origin: Egyptian
Time: 60 min
Servings: 8 Persons
Level: Intermediate

Preparing for a fancy birthday party or a dinner with your loved one? Change the way you serve the appetizers by turning your salmon club sandwiches into a delicious fancy smoked salmon cake!
This vitamin rich cake with high Continue reading Smoked Salmon Cake

Veal with tuna sauce / Vitello tonnato

Ingredients:

For the meat

1 medium veal tenderloin
1 medium onion, sliced
1 leek, white part only, sliced
1 potato
1 ripe tomato, chopped
1 laurel leaf
Some sage and other kitchen herbs at pleasure.

For the sauce

4 anchovy fillets
1 can of tuna
200 gr olive oil
2 tbsp wine vinegar
juice of a lemon
salt
pepper
1/2 small bottle capers

Instructions:

Simmer meat for 1 1/2 hours in salt water, with vegetables.
Let meat cool in its broth, then slice it 1/4″ thick.
Place slices in an orderly manner in the serving dish.
Reserve a cup of broth.

Whip together the sauce ingredients in a blender. To reach proper consistency add up to 1 ladle of the reserved broth.
Spread this sauce over the meat and keep in refrigerator for one entire day.

Place some whole capers over the meat for decoration.

Serve at room temperature or directly from the refrigerator.