Posts Tagged Traditional

Saffron Caramel Panna Cotta

Saffron Caramel Panna Cotta

Perfect Spring dessert.The saffron panna cotta came together like a beautiful dream,elegant and smooth. From the original site: There’s something about saffron, something exotic, like a caress, light and beautiful! A tiny bit of this beautiful spice catapults a seemingly good dish into an extraordinary one. Pairing it with a panna cotta I learnt that something quite ethereal happened!

 Savoury Dill Cheddar Buckwheat Sables

Savoury Dill Cheddar Buckwheat Sables

A savoury cheese cookie that packs big-time flavor with a flaky, melt-in-your-mouth texture. From the original site: But sometimes substitution can be a pleasant surprise. These Savoury Dill Cheddar Buckwheat Sables were a happy ending to one such culinary adventure!

French Apple Pie with Nutmeg Sauce

French Apple Pie with Nutmeg Sauce

A Shabby Apple chic apron giveaway and a 1920′s recipe for a French Apple Pie with a Nutmeg sauce. From the original site: …The apron and the pie both very charming with a promise of retro charm. The pie from a cookbook {Appetite For America} that goes even further, a trail that chronicles ‘meaty‘ chunks of American culinary history from the roaring twenties!!

Dark Chocolate Caramel Shortbread

Dark Chocolate Caramel Shortbread

This shortbread {non traditional} topped with a salted butter caramel sauce, then slathered with melted dark chocolate. The result? GOOD DELICIOUS COOKIES! From the original site: “Can I have another squaaaaaaare pleeeeeeease?” You know the cookies are good if that’s what you hear literally reverberating through the house; even better if it’s the call from the dieting diva square after square!

A traditional Slavic dish: Olivier salad

A traditional Slavic dish: Olivier salad

This is a traditional recipe for the parties and holidays in Slavic countries. No one knows where it came to former Soviet countries from, (we were a huge country with closed borders for decades), but this was the main salad of every celebration in almost every family for decades. I cook this salad very rarely and mainly in autumn and winter, as I consider this salad too conservative and even boring to cook it…

Truly Tender Meatballs in Rich Tomato Sauce

Truly Tender Meatballs in Rich Tomato Sauce

True to its title,these are truly tender meatballs in a rich tomato sauce.Ricotta makes the meatballs tender and delicious. From the original site: I knew I had to make this without wasting another day … the tiresome teen had been begging me to make some for ages. Heed Jennifers advice … do it now!

Pflaumenkuchen with Ricotta

Pflaumenkuchen with Ricotta

My twist to the Pflaumenkuchen, with some ricotta added to it as topping.A dusting sugar & drizzle of cream completes the magic! From the original site: My very last stash of plums found their way into this yeasted dough German Plum Cake {Pflaumenkuchen}. Twitter seems to have taken over as the menu planner for me and PAB! Such is the power of this addictive and inspiring social networking site that I of…

Chocolate Almond Olive Oil Biscotti

Chocolate Almond Olive Oil Biscotti

An already healthy Italian cookie made even healthier with the use of olive oil, whole wheat flour & reduced sugar. Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups plain flour 1/2 cup whole wheat flour 3/4 cups top-quality cocoa powder {I used Hintz} 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 3 small eggs, at room temperature 1/8 cup extra light olive oil 3/4 cup vanilla sugar, or plain granulated 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extrac…

Apricot & Plum Cobbler

Apricot & Plum Cobbler

TA cobbler where the sweet tartness of stone fruit paired with the nuttiness of the almond meal in the topping entices the palette. From the original site: What did I see here? A blueberry cobbler? The passionate fruit baker in me was completely inspired and a cobbler it was going to be. No blueberries here in India, so a quick stock check brought up apricots and plums; on a whim I decided to throw in some frozen…

Black Sesame Macarons with Cherry Chocolate Ganache

Black Sesame Macarons with Cherry Chocolate Ganache

Black Sesame Macarons with Cherry Chocolate Ganache … inspired baking From the original site: Inspiration comes in strange ways. I’m racing with the wind, time is no longer my friend, the hands of the clock whiz by at a dizzy pace … and the pressure of baking macarons for our baby, MacTweets appears to be a lost case. Then ….   

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