[cakesandcoffee 27] – Pineapple Delight

Today we have to drink and celebrate. What are we celebrating? That it’s summer and holiday season, the fact that we paid our bills, we’ll find something. :)))) I found several recipes for this cocktail, all of which are a combination of rum (Bacardi and Captain Morgan), coconut flavored rum (Malibu), and pineapple juice, plus/minus

[cakesandcoffee 23] – tart with lemon, mascarpone and fruits

Celebrate your inner woman with a decadent tart with lemon cream, a generous layer of whipped cream and mascarpone and fresh fruit garnish. 🙂 Chef’s work, of course. The disaster of me just wrote the recipe. 😛 Shortcut pastry: 200g flour, 100g butter, 1 egg yolk, 30g sugar, a pinch of salt and 1 tablespoon

[cakesandcoffee 22] – a glass of Hugo

When you go to visit friends and instead of coffee you get a glass of Hugo and cake, it means that it was a successful visit, which must be repeated. 😛 Hugo is a cocktail that appeared in 2005 in South Tyrol and is slightly alcoholic. You need prosecco, elderberry syrup, soda or mineral water

[cakesandcoffee 21] – trifle to start the year

Morning from 2022! We start the year strong, with recycled leftovers of cakes and other stuff in the fridge, to make room for the next disaster! 😀 😛 From last year I had to try a recipe for dessert from Aunt Martha Stewart. The classic trifle is actually an English recipe and consists of a

Ep. 194 – mini empanadas with chicken and vegetables

I tried to make empanadas about a year or two ago, but it was such a big miss that I was embarrassed to show it to you. I can only tell you that the puff pastry and the vegetable sauce don’t go well together. :))) This time I studied the recipes from Martha Stewart –

[cakesandcoffee 20] – Zserbó or Greta Garbo cake

Jó reggelt kívánok or morning! From today until Christmas, you can try the best Transylvanian cake every day, Zserbó – Jerbo, Gerbeaud, Greta Garbo or a five-sheet walnut cake, as my grandmother wrote in her recipe book. The cake is named after Emil Gerbeaud, a Swiss confectioner, chocolate maker and entrepreneur of Hungarian descent, who

[cakesandcoffee 19] – chocolate cake

If you have the time and ingredients, here’s a quick chocolate cake recipe. 🙂 Just right for coffee. 😛 It’s a classic cake, with a cocoa sponge and a ganache cream, plus some fruit on top for the artistic impression. 😛 We had strawberries, you use what you have. Ingredients for the sponge: 4 eggs,

[cakesandcoffee 17] – meringue black cake

Meringue black cake is the cake our mother used to make for us from time to time, with a cocoa sponge and a soft meringue on top. Ingredients: 10 eggs, 10 tablespoons caster sugar, 4 tablespoons flour, 2 tablespoons cocoa, 6 tablespoons oil, baking powder. For the sponge, beat 6 egg whites with 6 tablespoons

Cookingbookclub 16 | Adi Hădean’s recipes

I don’t know why, but I don’t feel like cooking this time of year. Either my brain is on vacation or it’s from the heat. 🙂 So today we have a recipe instead of the recipes… Plus I like what Adi’s mother cooks, all those pies that look great in pictures, but I’m not allowed

[cakesandcoffee 15] – sponge cake

Today at coffee we have sponge cake (chec in Romanian), the best and simplest local cake, which our mother makes us since childhood. The cake I know is fluffy, white and cocoa top, with/ without nuts and that melts in your mouth. Yes, a super delicious disaster! 😛 Ingredients: 8 eggs, 8 tablespoons oil, 1

Cookingbookclub 15 | Ina Garten’s recipes

I don’t know how I ended up with a long list of vegetarian/ vegan recipes. Without bothering too much. :))))) What I tried: Moroccan couscous (with vegetables) – see the recipe here. I made Moroccan couscous before, but with chickpeas. This time the recipe is only with vegetables. A tasty disaster. 🙂 Green string beans

Special ep.: lentil soup with sausages

Good idea for this soup from Ina Garten. It is basically a vegan soup, but it can be improved with sausages. And grated Parmesan cheese for fans of this product. 🙂 For 3-4 servings I used half a cup of green lentils, an onion, a clove of garlic, a carrot, two stalks of celery and

Special ep.: string beans (haricots verts)

String beans, boiled in salted water and rinsed with cold water and set aside. I used a bag of frozen beans, you might find it fresh at the market, in which case you break its tails beforehand, wash it and boil it, to make it edible, but to keep it crispy. 🙂 Bell peppers, red

Special ep.: Moroccan couscous (with vegetables)

Well, this is a variation on the Moroccan couscous, only it does not have chickpeas in it, like the recipe tried last year, but a mix of seasonal vegetables. All I can say is that it is done quite quickly and the result is disastrously delicious! 😀 What vegetables do we use? I tried to

[cakesandcoffee 14] – tiramisu

Real Tiramisu, made by Chef, the classic recipe. With biscuits, coffee with Amaretto or Marsala and egg cream with mascarpone and sugar, covered with a generous layer of cocoa. First mentioned in a cookbook in the Venetian region, in 1983 and invented somewhere in the 60’s and 70’s, tiramisu in Italian means “take me/ get

[cakesandcoffee 13] – wild thyme and lemon tea

With wild thyme or Breckland thyme. Today in the category #cakesandcoffee we have a recipe for communion with the surrounding nature. From the hills of Dumbrăvița. 🙂 I don’t know if you’re a tea drinker. In our family, it is one of the drinks used almost all the time, not only in the cold season

Special ep.: Jamila’s special hamburger buns recipe

For 8-10 pieces, we make dough from 350g lukewarm water, 570g flour, 10g yeast, 3g oil, 1 tablespoon sugar, 1 egg, salt. I made half a portion and they came out approx. 5 buns of 100g each. From the water, yeast, sugar and a little flour we make the leaven and leave it to rise

Special ep.: linguini with feta, lemon and seeds

Well, they’re not really linguini, they’re whole spaghetti. From the pantry. 🙂 But linguini is for you, to know what to buy next time you go to the store. 😛 It’s a very complicated recipe. :))) Boil pasta al dente, drain and rinse with warm water. You add olive oil, lemon juice (I put half

Cookingbookclub 12 | Nigella’s recipes

As you can remember, this year we are cooking from #321sourcesofinspiration, the last one for this year being Nigella Lawson. Which Nigella just got a new TV show based on a new book called “Cook.Eat.Repeat.” I watched two episodes and had a lot of fun to see what disasters is cooking, omgosh. 😛 As for

[cakesandcoffee 8] – whipped cream cappuccino

Cappuccino with whipped cream, Kapuziner, café Viennois or Viennese cappuccino, probably appeared in the Austro-Italian parts in the 18th century. And one of the Habsburg legacies. 🙂 Cappuccino is a drink made up of three parts: a shot of espresso, a shot of hot milk and a part of milk foam. A total of 150-180

Cookingbookclub 12

Well, the last book and the last episode of this year of #cookingbookclub will also be a site/ Instagram. 🙂 If we jumped from paper to online, let’s do this to the end. :)))) Greaaat, and whose site is it? To Nigella Lawson. 🙂 From the #321sourcesof inspiration, I chose Nigella, because she has thousands

Ep. 135 – Stuffed Pumpkin

At the last editorial meeting of the kitchen disasters between me and my other personalities, one as stormy as those of Caragiale, lol, I came to the conclusion that this Halloween / Local Harvest Day we will promote a recipe stolen from friends . :)) One with a lot of honey to erase the sour-bitter

[cakesandcoffee 7] – Pear Cake

Maybe you’re wondering what Chef is up to these days? He’s dealing with cakes. :))))) This recipe came in handy, because otherwise I would have had to stress you with a coffee with amaretto or maybe a fruit tart… But don’t worry, we’ll see in the next episode… 🙂 So today we have a clean

Ep. 134 – Rice with Chickpea and Lemon

Or how I destroyed the rice. With a pinterest-inspired vegan recipe – yeeess, I saved several on a Greek sunny day outside. :))) Well, I might be a disaster, but I can’t stand the dishes where the rice is boiled until the grain is gone. Like the traditional pilaf – is a big no-no. 🙂

Ep. special [mexican] – Enchiladas with Zucchini

If we had the version with tortillas, I found another recipe, inspired by Pinterest. Although you probably think that we fill tortillas with zucchini or squash, well, you were wrong. :)) In fact the slices of zucchini will be filled with chicken, in the version with meat. But you can be creative and have a

Special ep. – Plum Tart

Plum tart, low sugar version. I used a round tray, suitable for exactly 4 servings. It is a tart with less dough and a lot of fruits, yummmy. 🙂 The dough is also half the normal amount: I made two sheets of 125g flour with 63g butter and 3 tablespoons of cold water, a pinch

Ep. 133 – Peasant Soup with Potatoes and Leek

In the original recipe, a ton of chopped leeks (11 cups) is sautéed in 6 tablespoons of butter, then you add a tablespoon of flour and cook for another 2 minutes, put about 1 kg of potatoes cut into large pieces and cover with 5 cups of chicken soup; season with salt, pepper and bay

Cookingbookclub 11| Gennaro’s Recipes

As you remember this year we cook from #321sourcesofinspiration, the number five source being Gennaro Contaldo’s recipes. I really like Gennaro because everything is very simple with him. 😛 The truth is that food must be edible, nutritious, full of nutrients, not just an Instagram picture. People cooked food because they needed energy and because

[cakesandcoffee 6] – fruit muddy cake

I don’t know if you made ‘papaleașcă’ aka mud as a child, it’s extremely simple: some sand, some water, mix and you’re done, you can eat! 😛 😀 A similar principle applies to this simple cake, except that instead of sand you mix what you find in the fridge. 😀 More precisely, leftover fruits and

Cookingbookclub 11

Well, I know you’re wondering to whom will belong the Youtube channel I’m proposing to you this month at #cookingbookclub. Did Claudia start vlogging? Come on people, how disastrous I am, do you want to have nightmares next month? 😛 From the #321sourcesofinspiration, from which we have already tried 3 sites offered by store chains

[cakesandcoffee 5] – biscuit and peach cake

In its native language, Biskuit-Pfirsich-Schnitten, it is a refreshing, diet cake (ok, semi, you will immediately see why: P) and slightly alcoholic. :))))) Perfect for coffee. And good for breakfast (because it’s 5 o’clock somewhere in the world anyway :D). Well, to better understand, this cake has no added sugar, but it is disastrously sweet.

Cookingbookclub 10| Kaufland’s recipes

As you may remember, this year we are cooking from #321sourcesofinspiration, the fourth being Kaufland’s Recipes site. Tomatoes stuffed with couscous Well, you’ll have a lot of fun reading how I started making this recipe, only to find out that I don’t have the main ingredient… :))))) As the recipe says, it doesn’t take much,

Cookingbookclub 10

The proposal for our #cookingbookclub this month, in the #321sourcesofinspiration category, also comes from a corporate recipe site. Well, didn’t I tell you earlier this year that we’;; have 3 sites? 🙂 The fourth proposal is the Kaufland recipe site. Over 1800 different recipes, including gluten-free, lactose-free, vegetarian or vegan-free. Like last time, try new

[cakesandcoffee 3] – Cardamom Coffee Affogato

From the special series #cakesandcoffee today we have a very special recipe, a combined dessert, ice cream and coffee. 🙂 Affogato is an Italian dessert, based on coffee, respectively a cup of vanilla ice cream “drowns” in a shot of hot espresso. Newer recipes combine the two ingredients with liqueur, but I think the basic

Special ep. [fromcommunism] – fake pate

To the disasters of the wide world, if you manage to cook and eat something like that, you have all my admiration. 🙂 As the theme of the month was the recipes from communism, today we have another one, also from Oana’s mother’s notebooks. Well maybe from the internet you have the impression that in

Special ep. [fromcommunism] – căcăuele

Well, but what are “căcăuele”? 🙂 They are small cakes with jam, cocoa and nuts, similar to muffins and cut with a glass, in the shape of a crescent. Hence the name in Romanian – the synonym for crescent is “semilună”. The recipe comes from Oana’s mother’s notebook. 🙂 You need 3 eggs, 1 cup

Cookingbookclub 9 | recipes from communism

As you remember, this year we are cooking from #321sourcesofinspiration, the proposal of the month being to search the archives for communist books, that maybe a recipe catches our eye. From a 1962 salad book I found a recipe romantically titled “Vitamin Potato Salad.” At first I thought that as a dressing you pour some

Ep. 113 – Transylvanian pizza

When we were kids, my mother learned this pizza recipe, I think, from a neighbor. A recipe she keeps on making even now, when we don’t feel like making the classic pizza dough. It’s disastrously good. 🙂 So good, that I preferred it on NYE, instead of stuffed eggs. Yup, familydisaster and not (too much)

[cakesandcoffee 2] – chocolate and amaretto cake

Well, I am pretty sure you’ll like the next cake very, very much !!! 😛 It is fluffy and it melts in your mouth, it is sweet and it is perfect for a cup of black coffee. 🙂 Ingredients: 2 cups flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 250g soft butter, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup brown

Ep. 112 – broccoli cream soup

Well, if you haven’t learned anything new in lockdown, then you haven’t isolated yourself properly. 🙂 In my case, I learned that broccoli cream soup does not bite, which is the achievement of the year. :))) In a pot put a carrot, some leeks, about 6 cloves of garlic, a parsnip, a medium potato, a

Special [LesHalles] ep. – remoulade sauce with celery

A 450g celery cleaned, washed and julienned (first cut thin slices, then put them on top of each other and cut sticks). Sprinkle with lemon juice so it doesn’t oxidize and put it in a bowl. Add 100g of walnut kernels. Mix a quarter cup (60g) of mayonnaise with 2 tablespoons of mustard and a

Cookingbookclub 9

Well, this month #cookingbookclub is a surprise, even for me. 😀 In theory it was supposed to be a book from which to read and cook together, that maybe we got tired of so many sites… In practice, it was difficult to choose, because I wanted to increase the accessibility of the fan club. 🙂

Ep. 110 – Niçoise salad

Ingredients: boiled egg, tuna, boiled potatoes, olives, red onion, tomatoes, lettuce, boiled green beans. Basically, a kind of potato salad learned in high school, with tuna, lettuce and green beans, plus a super fancy name and hard to pronounce. :)) French-inspired, it is a filling salad that looks good and eats even better. 🙂 The

Ep. 108 – chicken legs in a pan with grilled vegetables

The chicken: whole chicken legs, Romanian and not American (to fit in the pan), seasoned with a mix of spices (salt, pepper, cumin, rosemary, etc.), some unpeeled garlic cloves, smoked bacon (homemade preferably, if you don’t have, just buy from the store). Olive oil, a little water. Arranged nicely in the oven tray. Vegetables: zucchini,

Special ep. [fromquarantine] – chicken fajitas with salsa

Unlike you #poorpeople, I semi-isolated myself at home with Chef on call. 😀 Something that came bundled with conversations like: I’m hungry, what do we make to eat? A sandwich? No. We could make a pizza, but it takes a while. No. Well, then… Take some meat out of the freezer, we make fajitas!!! That

Ep. 107 – turned puff pastry with pineapple and caramel

Today we have a recipe from friends. That like to burn the caramel. 😀 🙂 😛 Well, in a saucepan (which can be used in the oven) make some caramel sauce – put sugar on the fire, burn lightly, quench with a little water and butter. When it has the consistency of a sauce, remove

Cookingbookclub 8| Mega Image’s recipes

As you remember this year we cook from # 321sourceofinspiration, the second being Mega Image’s Recipes. These people’ recipes are kind of broken. To my surprise. For instance, the picture, the list of ingredients and the description are 3 different things. Or the recipes are put in some dubious categories. So if you haven’t come

Ep. 106 – veggies a la Venice

Have you been to Venice without us? 😀 Noooo, my mother searched intensely through her collection of recipes and discovered a vegan recipe. 😛 By the way, many years ago, I tortured some volunteers with vegetables a la Șteaza… as you can see the creativity revolves around the family, lol. :)) Well, this is a

Special [LesHalles] ep. – tomato and fennel soup

Les Halles was a famous French bistro in New York. Opened in 1990, it went bankrupt in the summer of 2017, but we are left with some of the recipes thanks to the books of Anthony Bourdain, who worked there for a while. Well, this is an attempt to get our PhD in fancy recipes.

Ep. 105 – chicken and baked peppers stew with polenta

Every housewife knows how to make (at least) one stew and every disaster in the kitchen knows (at least) one way to quickly burn what you have in the fridge. 🙂 From the “15-30 minutes” category, today we have a dish with a super pretentious name. The haters will tell you that a real stew

Ep. 104 – Chinese with chicken [ironic]

Well, I had saved this episode for a cake, given that it’s Happy Birthday season. 🙂 We will have that episode in summer-autumn… As a result, ironically and with a day or two later, a Chinese recipe. With chicken, vegetables and rice. Take a chicken breast, wash it, cut it, season with salt and pepper

Ep. 103 – Bavarian pretzel with cheese sauce

When your hunger (and creativity) gnaws at you at sunset, the result is (still) an experiment #disasterinthekitchen. 🙂 Normally, if someone had invited me to a cheese sauce, I think I would have been shocked for half the day and politely refused. But because I made it, it was very good, thank you very much.

Ep.102 – Moroccan couscous

Since the time when one of my many personalities was in Morocco. 🙂 Couscous, hot water to cover it and vegeta (or salt and pepper). For 15 minutes or until all the water has evaporated. Dried apricots, dried dates and raisins, if you like. Cut into small pieces. Canned boiled chickpeas, drained of juice and

Cookingbookclub 8

Well, spring comes tomorrow or the day after tomorrow and with it a new proposal for our #cookingbookclub of this month. I hope you haven’t forgotten that this year we have the #321sourcesofinspiration for our disastrous cooking. 3 Romanian sites, 2 surprise books and 1 piece of Youtube channel. The second proposal is the Mega

Ep. 101 – PB&J

If I hadn’t been hit in the head by spring asthenia, I would have given you the recipe for Cosmopolitan. 🙂 That’s how you’ll have to settle for a high-calorie recipe that contains carbs, protein and fat, plus gluten and sugar. Yes, mother of all disasters in the kitchen, the American version of the classic

Ep. 99 – 3 variants of pancakes/ crepes batter

If you arrive in the area this weekend, you can join the famous pancake festival in Prejmer, the reason for the carnival before Mardi Gras. Fashing – how is called locally, which begins on 11:11 at 11:11 a.m., includes all sorts of parties and festivities, including a carnival with a parade of masks and street