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Italian Easter bread

I'm not a big fan of baking, especially complicated recipes and ingredients, but this dough was very easy to work with and the bread has a delicate sweet flavor, very soft and light fluffy texture. Not to mention it looks beautiful and delicious! The taste and texture is a cross between challah and brioche bread. Perfect for Easter morning...
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Blini

Blini-thin pancakes. Very tasty and delicious pancakes, similar to crepes or Swedish pancakes, but this is the Russian version. When you add the boiling water the batter size will increase several times, so be sure to use a large bowl. You can serve with sour cream, whipped cream, chocolate, various jams or wrap them in a different filling such...
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Scrambled Eggs with Bacon, Tomato and Goat Cheese

We ate a similar omelete during our vacation in a French café for breakfast. It was served with fried new potatos in olive oil with herbs and a spicy tomato sauce. When I prepared this dish at home, I used goat cheese with garlic and herbs. This cheese is easy to find, I bought it at  Trader Joes. If you...
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Baked Eggs with Bacon

Very interesting idea how to cook the ordinary breakfast of bacon and eggs. I used a one cup bowl, but you can use a muffin pan also which are a little smaller, so you’ll get more servings too. It’s not necessary to add spinach or it can be replaced by other herbs as well....
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Toast with Egg, Avocado and Tomato

Great idea for a quick and tasty breakfast. It takes only 5-10 minutes to prepare. Eggs can be fried in a pan or you can poach them. The garlic toast goes perfectly with the tomato, avocado and egg. Another idea is to pair with a bowl of soup or salad for a tasty healthy lunch!...
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Halushki, Lazy Vareniki (Gnocchi)

These delicate cottage cheese dumplings are from my childhood, my mother and grandmother cooked them often. The recipe is very simple, quick and easy to make, so they are also called 'lazy vareniki'. Cottage cheese can be substituted with ricotta cheese. Halushki, Lazy Vareniki can be served with butter, sour cream, honey, jam or puree of fresh fruit...
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Crêpes

Crêpes are thin pancakes, cooked with milk and without yeast that are especially popular in France. Dough for crêpes must rest 6 hours or more, so prepare the batter in the morning or if you are planning to make them for breakfast, prepare the batter in the evening and leave in the refrigerator overnight. Usually I make a cake...
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