Chocolate cake

Ingredients: For the batter: 9 oz (250 g) ground nuts 12 (350 g) powdered sugar 10 whites For the cream: 10 oz (300 g) chocolate 5 yolks 17 oz (500 g) sugar 1 teacup milk Preparation: Mix ground nuts and powdered sugar in a bowl and add the whites. Stir well the mixture. Divide the [...]

Mushrooms with blue cheese

Here is a fantastic suggestion for cocktail parties at home. It takes about an hour and very little effort. Besides, this universal dish suits the taste of both vegetarians and those who prefer meat. Cook time: 1 hour Makes: 4 servings Products: 12 big champignons 1-2 oz (50 g) of smoked bacon 1-2 oz (50 [...]

Mousaka with cauliflower and mushrooms

Cooking time: 1 hour; Makes: 2 servings Products: 1 cauliflower 2 tablespoons of finely chopped parsley a handful of mushrooms oil a couple of slices of rusk yellow cheese Sauce: 3-4 oz (100 g) of butter 2-3 tablespoons of oil 3-4 tablespoons of flour mace, salt, black pepper, basil Mousaka, the national dish of the [...]

Mushroom balls

Let me offer you a series of recipes whose main ingredient is mushrooms. This one is a vegetarian recipe for balls, traditionally prepared as meatballs. To suit vegetarians’ taste, and to give us a meat break, let’s try this mushroom delicacy, which is low in fat and very healthy. Cooking time: 1 hour Makes: 5-6 [...]

Risotto con Fungi (Risotto with mushrooms)

Have you ever wondered how Italian women stoke the fire of love? Italian desserts is a good guess, but in order to keep a man’s love, try risotto – yet another traditional dish from the Apennines. Here is what you need to make the traditional “risotto con fungi”: 8-9 oz (250 g) of mushrooms 1 [...]

African peanut soup

Peanuts are used in almost any African dish – from garnish to the popular peanut soups. Let me offer you one type of African peanut soup, which takes not more than 40 minutes and tastes superb. Although it contains chile peppers, this dish is child friendly. Makes: 6 servings 2 teaspoons of peanut oil 1 [...]

Pork Goulash

An originally Hungarian dish, often prepared with beef, goulash deserves your culinary attention. Let’s try the pork version, which is rather tasty too. Necessary products: 2 pounds (1 kg) of pork ½ cup of lard 3 onions salt 1 teaspoon of paprika ½ teaspoon of caraway seeds 1 glass of red wine 2-3 tablespoons of [...]

Pork Satay/SatГ© (Java)

A typical Southeast Asian dish, satay, also known as satГ©, has long ago crossed the borders of Asia. Let me offer you a recipe, which can give you a feel of Indonesia. 1.5 pound (750 g) of pork salt, black pepper, and turmeric 3 onions 2 tablespoons of olive oil 1 teaspoon of flour a [...]

Spanish “Flamenco” – eggs with ham

Flamenco eggs give you enough power to dance one of the greatest dances in the world. Try and cook this dish to learn the secret of famous flamenco dancers. Here is what you need: 10 oz (300 g) of ham 1 onion 2 tablespoons of lard ВЅ teaspoon of paprika 3 tomatoes a pinch of [...]

Carrot cake

Preparing dessrets from carrots may sound a bit surprising, but they make a lovely suggestion for cake. Who knows where it all started… Gulrotkake (Norwegian), Carrot cake (English), Torta de la zanahoria (Spanish), GГўteau de carotte (French), or Torta della carota (Italian) – whatever you call it, the carrot cake is known all over the [...]

Argentinean beef stew

When you see such a long list of products, the first thing that comes to mind can only be, “This Argentinean beef stew must be delicious!” And it really is! Here’s what you need: 2 pounds (1 kg) of beef 4 tablespoons of lard 2 medium-sized onions 3-4 peppers 3-4 tomatoes salt, black pepper, parsley, [...]

Greek rice with beef

3 cups of rice baked or stewed beef salt, black pepper 2-3 onions 4 tablespoons of olive oil 4 tomatoes 2 eggs Estimated cooking time: 70 minutes Rinse the rice and boil it in a pot with boiling salty water for 20 min. Chop a cup and a half of beef into small pieces. The [...]

Fillet Mignon

Let me offer you a classic recipe for beefsteaks – the famous Fillet Mignon, served in restaurants all over the world. 5 oz (150 g) steaks of beef fillet 12-13 oz (300-350 g.) of field or forest mushrooms 2 tablespoons of flour 3 tablespoons of butter black pepper slices of white bread 1 cup of [...]

Italian temptation pumpkin cream

Need suggestions for this weekend’s dessert? Check out this Italian cream, for which you need: 3 pounds (1 ½ kg) pumpkin 1 teaspoon of fresh butter 2 x ½ cup of sugar ½ cup of black cherry liqueur or Curacao orange liqueur salt Peal the pumpkin, dice it and boil it in water with 1 [...]

Russian salad

Perhaps it was the Russians who made up this recipe; perhaps not. The name though is a fair enough reason to include vodka in the whole ritual. I once prepared this classic salad for a group of Finnish friends and it went pretty cool with their Koskenkorva Vodka. Here’s what you need: 2 pounds (1 [...]

Simple bean salad

Bean salad is one of the simplest and easiest salads one can think of – takes little time, little effort and provides you with lots of power. Here are the basic ingredients: a cup of beans 3-4 spring onions 2 tablespoons of finely diced parsley, leaves of parsley 2 eggs black pepper, vinegar, oil black [...]

Imperial chicken with bamboo

15 oz (400 g) white chicken meat 2 cucumbers 3-4 sprigs of spring leek 1-2 oz (50 g) of bamboo 1 oz (25 g) of peanuts 3 tablespoons of vinegar 2 tablespoons oil 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1 tablespoons sugar red hot ground pepper salt Estimated preparation time: as much as it gets. Chop the [...]

Armenian chicken recipe

This is an old-time and easy-to-prepare recipe for chicken. You must have tried it at least once, but here are all the products necessary to prepare it in the proper way. 1 medium chicken 2 eggplants 1 onion 4 cups (1 liter) of vegetable bullion parsley 1 pound (500 g) yogurt 1 pinch of saffron [...]

Turkish Delight

Turkish Delight is a type of sweet known all over the world but despite its name, it is also produced in Bulgaria, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Greece, Cyprus and Romania. The basic ingredients are farina and sugar, but you can vary the rest of it. For soft Turkish delight you need: 1.5 pound (750 g) [...]

Fast sweet rabbits

Here is the recipe for simple yet unrivalled cookies no one can resist: 3-4 oz (100 g) of butter 1 pound (500 g) of powdered sugar the white of one egg Batter the products to get a homogenous blend and then form small balls the size of nuts. Stick halves of nuts to both sides [...]

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