A popular dish in America and Australia. This recipe from my mother-in-law is very simple and easy. The main thing in the banana bread recipe is to use ripe bananas. Try to add some nuts, dried fruit, orange zest and/or cinnamon. I usually add walnuts or almonds, as well as a little vanilla. Serve with butter, jam or marmalade. ...Read more
While I used Champignon mushrooms in this dish, you can use different ones, or you can make with two or three different varieties such as chanterelles, oyster mushrooms, champignons, etc. The size of my tart mold is about 22 cm. The dough can be prepared in advance and kept in the fridge. Also, for this quiche I used two different kinds...Read more
A fun take on stuffed bell peppers for Halloween. Try to vary the filling, adding some vegetables to the meat like grated carrots, zucchini or different herbs to your taste. If you like spicy food, then add some chopped jalapeno. You can serve these peppers with tomato sauce, mixing it with sour cream, salt and pepper. Very tasty peppers...Read more
Golubtsi is popular dish in many Eastern European countries and the Middle East made of cabbage leaves stuffed with a variety of ingredients. Very similar to dolma, which uses grape leaves. In Serbia, Slovenia, Hungary and Croatia, cabbage rolls with smoked pork are very popular at Christmas. They are cooked in a skillet or baked in the oven. In Romania,...Read more
Soft dough with a delicious sweet and sour cherry filling. Pirozhki are a Russian-Ukrainian dish of dough with filling that is baked or fried. There are many recipes for making dough for pirozhki and a variety of toppings as well. It can be meat, fish, eggs, mushrooms, cheese, jam, vegetable or fruit toppings. Savory pirozhki make great accompaniments to soups,...Read more
Another spring-summer healthy salad from my childhood. Fresh, delicious and easy to prepare. Instead of sour cream you can use plain yogurt. You can add lettuce to this salad as well if you like....Read more
Usually I cook khachapuri a different way, for example "Adjarian khachapuri". This time I decided to simplify the recipe a bit and it still turned out great. Instead of using a special cheese called "suluguni" or "imeretian" cheese, I used "bryndza" (a sheep milk cheese made in Poland, Slovakia and Ukraine). It's sort...Read more
This cake has many different names, Monastic hut, Cherry Hill, Cherry Orchard, Honeycomb, rolls with cherries etc. I think Winter Cherry Cake sounds and describes it better in English.