Soft apple cookies.

I want to share with all you this recipe that my family enjoy a lot. I call it as soft apple cookies but it more muffin seem. No matter how it is named, I like the results! :)

So, need to take

55 grams butter or margarine
0.5 cups of sugar
0.5 cups of brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1.5 cups of sift(!!!) flour
1 teaspoon of baking powder
0.5 teaspoon of soda
0.25 teaspoon of salt
3 tablespoons of sour cream
0.5 cups of raisins (optional)
1 cup with sliced to cubes unpeeled sour-sweet apples

Heat your oven to 190 C. Shake up softening butter with sugar, add egg, vanilla and mix it well.
Use another bowl and mix together flour, soda, salt and baking powder.

Now pour your flour mix into egg-and-butter mix, but not all at one time. Here need to do step by step. First, pour small part of flour mix into egg-and-butter mix, next add a bit of sour cream, next again add flour mix. Do such way until you get all your sour cream and flour mix together with egg-and-butter mix.

The last step of preparing is carefully put apple pieces and raisins to your resulting mix.

Take the oven tray and spread your mix use teaspoon or ice cream spoon, but with more than average distance from each other because your cookies crawl away and run to fat :)

Bake your cookies 12-15 minutes, after put on the grid for cooling.

The amount of ingredients here I tell you for 36 cookies.

Sweet shortcake.

Now I tell you my favorite receipt for shortcakes.

So, you need to take a 3 eggs and each separate with white and yolks.
Ok, add to yolks 3/4 of table spoon of sugar and beat up it a bit.
Take a 150 gram of butter or margarine, melt it, add to yolks.
Add 2-3 table spoons of sour.

Very well. Carefully add to our yolks mix a flour with permanently
stirring until it become elastic dough. I'm use approx. 400 gram of flour.

Next step - put this mass to baking tray evenly use your hands.
Baking tray have to be smear with oil before.
Don't forget nuzzle with fork, for preventing swelling.

Ok. Put on dough thin sliced apples and put tray to the heated oven for 15 minutes.

You can use any fruits instead of apples, just better if it will be slightly sour.
I think with cherry it would be great the most!

Return to whites. Beat it up together with sugar (half table spoon)
and vanilla sugar. Take the tray from oven, smear, and put the tray back.

Just after whites become swell and bake, get the tray out from oven.
Rest it cooling as is, after cut into pieces and call the family for eat :)

It taste great, just take care about dough that have not be
very dry because will be harsh.

Great if you able put it to refrigerator for coupe hours,
shortcake become just delicious :)


Austrian apple strudel.

My friend from Austria teach me Austrian classic recipe, the apple roll called strudel. Really very tasty and easy to make dessert.

For the dough.
300 gram of flour
125 ml of warm water
1 teaspoon of lemon juice
1 egg
1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
a pinch of salt
1 tablespoon full of sugar

For the filling:
7 apples
3 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons dried crust
0.5 cups of raisins
50 ml rum or brandy
cinnamon powder to taste

First, make the filling because we have to use it cooled.

Take the apples, clean it, and slice into cubes.
Take a raisins, pour rum or brandy and put for 30 seconds to the microwave.
In a deep pan melt down 1 tablespoon butter, add apples, sugar,
raisins with cognac, sprinkle with cinnamon.
Put the pan to strong fire for 5 minutes, and stir it a little.
At the end, add dried crust and leave it cooling.

The dried crust necessary for the absorption excess fluid that will be come from apples. Such way our dough not soak and we will have it crisped!

Now make the dough.
All products for the dough mix in the processors or by hands.
The dough should be soft and elastic.

Okay. Now divide the dough into two parts and use rolling pin to get dough flat.
We have to have two thin rectangles.

Carefully shift the dough parts, one by one, to clean towel,
carefully distributed the stuffing and use towels for making the rolls.

Well. The time for bake. Move both rolls to the baking tray, put to oven,
and bake with 200 C degree heat about 40-45 minutes.

After rolls become ready, sprinkle it with powdered sugar.

Guten Appetit! :)

Yogurt cake.

This extremely simple recipe, but tasty, cool and unusual. However, what is words? Just try it! :)

Buy 3 or more different kind of fruit yogurt. Keep in minds, the yogurt's colors will be beside each other.

Dissolve gelatin in small amounts of water.

Take some form or bowl or tureen that will be enough for all your yogurts and gelatin. Cover it from inside by foil.

Mix dissolved gelatin with one yogurt and put into your form/bowl.
Put your form/bowl to refrigerator.

As soon the content is set put use same principle next layer, and next, and next :)

How to serve it? Easy! Just before turn the form on the platter and remove foil! :)

The proportions is difficult to describe because exist many kind of gelatin. Just read the package instruction for a the amount of water you need to have.

Here is my example for one layer:
20 gram of gelatin
80 gram of water
400 gram of fruit yogurt

Enjoy! And I'm really interested in your mind about it!

Ragout in the pot.

A simple, nourishing, rural recipe.

Here is ingredients for one portion.

1 onion finely; cut and fry.
200 gram of any meat (pork, beef, chicken) cut into cubes about 2 cm;
fry it fast; in case you have different types of meat it will be better.
2-3 potatoes cut to chunks like you do it with meat.

Mix all it, add salt, black pepper, coriander, marjoram, garlic, a little red wine.

Put in pot (one pot is one portion) and bake in the oven 40-60 minutes at 180-200 C degree. Serve directly into the pot.

Such ragout should like everyone who appreciate nourishing meals.
You can replace the potatoes to zucchini for low calories :)

Fried chicken under pressure

This recipe is some unusual but results exceed all expectations. Before you decide to try it you have to be prepared :) I means, it will be good portion if chicken, before all! :)

But this is not all. You must find something heavy that will be your press. I'm use 5 liter (yes, five!) glass bottle from wine I bought once. You might see one in supermarket or wine shop, usually with italian wine.

Your chicken must be small, no more 1 kg weight.

Now I tell you how I do it.

Take your chicken, draw it if need, to slit along the breast and unfold it.

Also need to flatten a bit your chicken use mallet.

Now you may spice the chicken rub it with salt and black pepper, a bit chilli and coriander. Don't forget rub both sides!

Just before you begin rub your chicken begin heat the pan you will use for. Add a bit oil, chicken will need it :)

Now become critical point. Your chicken have to be under press, so take a flat wooden desk or some dish or plate, and place the weight you prepare for it above. It maybe even stone, really, why not? The weight press the chicken close to pan, this is important.

Fry it on moderate heat, both sides, it take me about 15 minutes for one side, so total it will be half hour.

In the end sprinkle your chicken finely chopped garlic.

The result. Oh... just great! The chicken was very delicious, juicy, and nobody will be indifferent to smell! It also looking nice and even festive.

Must say the process also was for me cool and fun :)

Bavarian liver

This dish I taste in small rustic restaurant in the Czech Republic.
Yes, Czech republic, not Germany :) Czech republic located at the center of old Europe and border with Germany, Austria and few other countries. Seem roots of some dishes from Czech and Germany (and Austria) are the same.

The dish really enough simple but I like the idea "liver on toast". And the taste, clear. So this dish is one from favorites for all my family.

The amount of products here for one portion. Now how with it.

Take a slice of bread (that restaurant serve it with dark bread), fry on all sides use butter.

Take chicken liver approximately 150-200 gram, use salt and black pepper as you like, add a little bit caraway and a little sugar.

Now roll the liver in potato starch and quickly fry it use pan with a little bit oil and maximum heat.

As soon as the liver become ready (it will be very quickly, be carefully!) add fried onion (one middle size onion enough), 50 ml red wine, close the pan and turn out heat to minimum.

After 5 minutes put the liver to toast. Serve with beer - remember,
this is Bavarian liver :)

Please keep in minds, it's very important, the liver you will fry become
ready very quickly. If you fry it more it will be hard and not taste at all.

For me the time for frying of liver is 5 minutes, frying liver with onion
- another 5 minutes. The toasts fry quickly, and how long need to fry onion I hope you know :)


As everyone know the mayonnaise is french sauce very popular in the world.
Many types of mayonnaise from different manufacturers are sold in every store / supermarket.

Use errors correction method I find the recipe create home made mayonnaise that like my family much more than mayonnaise from supermarket.

Here is it:

1) Step 1: 1 chicken egg beat up use mixer with 1 teaspoon of sugar to the state of thick foam.
2) Step 2: now trickle the vegetable oil, about 350 gram, and don't stop mix it. You have to have equable thick pulp.
3) Step 3: add the spices: salt 1/4 teaspoon, vinegar 1 tablespoon, mustard 1 teaspoon, black pepper.

Spices you have to as you like, it's depend on your desires. Also at the end you can add finely sliced marinaded cucumber, onion, dried garlic or curry powder.

This mayonnaise you can use with any dishes like vegetables, meat, salads or just sandwiches.