Saving at home – Vatrushka cake (Russia)

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Hi everyone!

The Vatrushka cake, is a typical Russian and Ukrainian dessert, made with ricotta cheese and candied fruit.

An easy recipe that will be ready in just 45 minutes.

Let’s start:

VATRUSHKA CAKE (RUSSIA)

Ingredients for 4 people: 500 g ricotta cheese – 350 g flour – 130 g butter – 200 g granulated sugar – 300 g powdered sugar – 4 eggs – 200 g candied fruit in cubes, half a glass of rum (or juice of your choice) – 1 sachet of vanilla – a pinch of salt – berries to garnish.

Preparation:

Place the candied fruit in a bowl and sprinkle with rum (or juice).

Prepare the dough working in a bowl 3 yolks with the sugar, until you get a smooth cream. Then add the butter and the whipped egg whites (they must be cold and add a pinch of salt).

Pour the flour into the mixture, stirring constantly. Form a ball, wrap it in a cotton cloth and let it rest for at least an hour and a half. Then place the dough in a buttered pan (diameter 24 cm), piercing the bottom and cutting the excess dough.

Bake for about 15 minutes in a hot ovenRemove from the oven and pour the cream on the base of the cake, which you have prepared by mixing ricotta, icing sugar, candied fruit, the remaining egg well beaten and vanilla.

Spread the cream well and cover with a sheet of pastry that you will get from the leftover dough. 

Bake in preheated oven at 200 degrees for 40 minutes.

Let the cake cool and garnish with fresh berries.

Enjoy your meal!

original recipe: http://lactease.com/blog-in-salute/ricette-tipiche-russe-facili-veloci-nutrienti

Saving at home – Brigadeiro (Brazil)

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Hi everyone!

Today we move to Brazil where we find the Brigadeiro, typical chocolate sweets from this geographical area.

The preparation of these truffles requires the use of a few ingredients and desserts are very easy to pack.

Let’s start:

BRIGADEIROS (BRAZIL)

Ingredients for 4 people: 250 g condensed milk – 1 tablespoon salted butter – 4 tablespoons cocoa powder – chocolate granules (enough to cover the dough)

Preparation:

Begin by pouring the condensed milk, butter and cocoa powder into a saucepan.

Cook over medium heat (for about 10 minutes), stirring constantly with a wooden spoon to avoid sticking the mixture to the edge of the pot.

When the mixture comes off the bottom of the saucepan, it is ready.

Let it cool.

Take a spoonful of the mixture and, with your hands greased with butter, form balls. Place them on the chocolate grains and press to make it adhere well.

Place the brigadeiro inside a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or inside paper cups.

Store in the refrigerator until serving time.

Enjoy your meal!

original recipe: https://www.agrodolce.it/ricette/tartufi-al-cioccolato-brasiliani/

Saving at home – Curry sauce (India)

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Hi everyone!

Today we see another sauce but we move to another country: India.

An oriental fragrance that can enrich your preparations with style and elegance? Make your own perfect curry sauce at home and you will be able to make original even a simple grilled chicken breast.

Spices are powerful allies in cooking, learning to use them is an art that will leave you very satisfied.

The curry sauce is a basic preparation used to accompany first courses of rice, meat and fish, but it is also excellent to bring to the table to dress the salad or a side of potatoes.

Let’s start:

CURRY SAUCE (INDIA)

Ingredients for 4 people: 1/2 small white onion – 20 g curry – salt and pepper – 20 g flour 00 – 50 g butter – 125 ml broth

Preparation:

To prepare the curry sauce, gently cook a little peeled and finely chopped onion in a pan with the butter.

Meanwhile, pour the curry in a bowl and add some hot water. Stir with a teaspoon until the powder dissolves.

Add the softened onion to the flour and stir with a wooden spoon. Add also the diluted curry, little by little, and the broth. Add a pinch of pepper.

Cook over low heat for 25 minutes. Constantly check the consistency of the curry sauce, when it has reached the one you prefer to remove from the heat. 

The curry sauce is now ready for use.

Enjoy your meal!

original recipe: https://www.galbani.it/ricette/salsa-al-curry

Saving at home – Provence style Omelette (France)

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Hi everyone!

The Provence style omelette is an easy to make dish, but it’s also very tasty thanks to the presence of cheese and the aromatic herbs.

This recipe comes from the South-East of France.

It can be eaten in every season and is a great single dish if served with a side salad.

Let’s start:

PROVENCE STYLE OMELETTE (FRANCE)

Ingredients for 4 people: 6 eggs – 30 g butter – a pinch of marjoram – a pinch of thyme – a pinch of chervil – 2 tablespoons of cream – 4 basil leaves – a sprig of chopped parsley – 2 tablespoons of grated gruyère – 30 g grated Emmental – salt – pepper

Preparation:

First break the eggs in a bowl, beat them and add the cream, a pinch of salt and some pepper.

Once mixed, add the marjoram, thyme and chervil, all finely chopped. 

Mix again and then add the grated Emmental. 

At this point work the ingredients, so that they bind well together. 

When the operation is over, take a pan and melt the butter. 

Once melted, pour into the mixture, stir for a moment and then cook the preparation without stirring. 

Finally, after having sprinkled it with grated gruyère, chopped parsley and basil, fold the Provencal style omelette on itself and serve it immediately.

Enjoy your meal!

original recipe: https://www.presidentformaggi.it/ricette/omelette-della-provenza?scp=1#.YHX8HugzZPY

Saving at home – Cucumber and yogurt sauce

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This recipe, typical of Greece but also common in Turkey, up to North Africa (Algeria), consists of a cream made of yogurt and cucumbers. Depending on the country, there may be small variations; today we will see the Algerian version.

A fresh and light recipe, it’s suitable as an appetizer.

Let’s start:

CUCUMBER AND YOGURT SAUCE

Ingredients for 4 people: a cucumber – yogurt – 500 g yogurt – 1 clove of garlic – 1 lemon zest- a little bit of chopped mint

Preparation:

Rinse the cucumber and cut off the ends. Do not peel, but grate the cucumber in a bowl and add the yogurt, garlic, lemon zest and chopped mint, all together.

Season well with salt and pepper and keep the bowl cool for an hour.

Mix the mixture in a cup of ice water. Add more water if it feels too dense.

Season the dish to your liking and pour into cold bowls.

For garnish add mint leaves and divide into 6 portions.

Enjoy your meal!

original recipe: https://cucinadelmondo.it/ricette-algerine/

Saving at home – Churros (Spain)

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Hi everyone!

Today we will see how to make churros, fried sweets that belong to the traditional Spanish pastry.

Very common throughout the American continent, these desserts are accompanied in various ways: sprinkled with a mix of sugar and cinnamon powder or with dulce de leche (sweetened milk).

The dough is very simple and consists of flour, water, sugar and salt

They are great for breakfast or snack and are usually accompanied with hot drinks, such as chocolate or coffee. 

Let’s start!

CHURROS (SPAIN)

Ingredients for 4 people: 300 g flour 00 – 1/2 l water – 35 g sugar – 1 teaspoon salt – 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder – oil for frying

Preparation:

Put water, salt and 1 teaspoon of sugar in a saucepanBring to a boil and remove from heat. Pour in the flour and stir quickly with a wooden spoon, the dough will become very dense and a bit hard to work, but continue to stir for 2-3 minutes.  Cover and let cool.

Fill a sac à poche with a star-shaped tip. Cover the worktop with baking paper and pack the churros (about 15 cm long each).  Prick them with a fork to prevent the dough to swell and break during frying.

Pour the oil in a pan and bring it to temperature.  Fry the churros a few at a time and, once ready, let them drain on paper towels

The churros must be very crunchy outside and soft inside, so be careful with the cooking time

Mix the remaining granulated sugar together with the powdered cinnamon. Sprinkle the churros with this mixture and serve hot.

Enjoy your meal!

original recipe: https://www.agrodolce.it/ricette/churros/

Saving at home – Briouats (Morocco)

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Today we will try to cook briouats, triangles stuffed with meat typical of Moroccan cuisine.

Quick to prepare, they need to be fried in plenty of oil and served with a veil of cinnamon and sugar.

Let’s start:

BRIOUATS (MOROCCO)

Ingredients for 4 people: Puff pastry 250 g – Onion 1/2 – minced Beef 350 g – Extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons – Cinnamon 1 teaspoon – Ginger 1 pinch – Eggs 2 – Butter 100 g – Paprika q.b. – Salt q.b. – Pepper q.b. – Frying oil q.b. – Parsley q.b. – Coriander q.b. – Cerfoglio q.b. – Sugar q.b.

Preparation:

Begin by defrosting the pasta out of the refrigerator. In the meantime, finely chop the onion and brown it in the boiling oil, without getting dark. Add the meat and continue cooking, crushing it with a fork.

After 10 minutes of cooking, add the chopped herbs, salt, pepper and paprika. Finish with a dash of ginger and cinnamon; incorporate the beaten eggs.

Flatten the dough until you get a very thin sheet. Cut squares of cm l0 and brush on the top with butter. Place a spoonful of stuffing on each square and fold it into a triangle, stopping it on the edges.

Fry these rolls (briouats) in plenty of boiling oil.

After drying them on absorbent paper, transfer them to the serving dish and serve immediately sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon.

Enjoy your meal!

original recipe: https://www.buonissimo.it/lericette/3910_Briouats_

Saving at home – Cheese balls with herbs

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The cheese balls are so delicate that they will conquer even the most skeptical, an original second course that you will not want to wait to prepare more. These balls made of potatoes and cheese are flavored by a trickle of chestnut honey and dried herbs.

Beautiful as well as good, these cheese balls can give an original touch to your buffet.

Let’s start:

CHEESE BALLS WITH HERBS

Ingredients for 4 people: 125 g soft cheese – 2 potatoes – 3 tablespoons chestnut honey – black pepper – dried aromatic herbs

Preparation:

To prepare the cheese balls, start by boiling the potatoes. When they are ready chop them while they are still warm helping you with the tines of the fork.

Continuing to work incorporate the soft cheese until you get a homogeneous mixture. Flavor with a little ground pepper at the time and, if necessary, season with salt.

With the help of a spoon make from the mixture many small portions to which you will give the shape of balls as big as a walnut. Gently lay each in a paper roll or on a slice of toast or a cracker.

Sprinkle the cheese balls with a little honey and sprinkle of herbs and serve.

Enjoy your meal!

original recipe: https://www.galbani.it/ricette/polpettine-di-formaggio-con-erbe-aromatiche-e-miele

Saving at home – Courgette, tomato and brie gratin

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How many times have you found a “survivor” zucchini in your fridge and did not know how to cook it? With a few other ingredients you can get a tasty dish.

The rice makes this dish full and tasty, and the cheese, the tomato and the slightly crispy zucchini will make you ask for a second portion.

Let’s start:

COURGETTE, TOMATO AND BRIE GRATIN

Ingredients for 4 people: 1 onion – 150 g rice – 1 cube from chicken or vegetable broth, dissolved in 200 ml of boiling water – 1 package of 400 g of tomatoes in pieces – some basil leaves – some parsley leaves – 1 courgette 50 g brie cheese or other soft cheese – a drop of oil, plus the necessary to oil the pan

Preparation:

Preheat the oven to 180° C.

First, peel and dice the onion and put it together with the rice in a frying pan. Pour over the broth a little at a time, over low heat stirring continuously until each dose of broth is absorbed and then add the more. The amount of liquid needed may vary until the rice is cooked, but you can also safely use boiling water if you have run out of broth.

Add the tomatoes in pieces, sprinkle with basil and parsley and stir. Remove the pan from heat.

Finely cut the courgette lengthwise, cut into slices of about 1 mm and dice the brie.

Pour the rice, tomato and onion dough into two small baking pans, pirophiles or plates. Scatter over the brie. Then place the zucchini slices over the cheese so that they overlap and brush with a little oil.

Cook for 15 minutes in the preheated oven, until a slight crust is formed. Remove from the oven, let cool a little and serve.

If you want an even tastier dish you can add grated parmesan or anchovies.

If you want to serve it as a single dish, you have to double the ingredients and add bacon or pieces of turkey to the dough.

Enjoy your meal!

original recipe:

Saving at home – Cream and strawberry roll

EVERY DAY: AN EASY – FAST – AND CHEAP – RECIPE THAT SUITS EVERYONE

Hi everyone!

Well yes, as you may have guessed from my recipes… I like desserts.

Today’s recipe is ideal with the approaching summer… although these days it feels more like winter!!!

As always it is easy and quick to prepare, 30 minutes to have it ready on the table.

Let’s start:

CREAM AND STRAWBERRY ROLL

Ingredients for 4 people: 4 eggs – 80 g flour – 80 g sugar – 20 g potato starch – 300 g cream for sweets – strawberries – icing sugar

Preparation:

Begin by separating the egg yolks from the egg whites and whip the first with the sugar until you get a fluffy and homogeneous cream.

Whip the egg whites until stiff.

Add to the egg yolks, the sifted flour and starch, then stir and add the egg whites. Stir with a gentle movement and from top to bottom.

Line a baking pan with a sheet of parchment paper, pour into the dough and level well with a spatula or the back of a spoon. Bake in a hot oven at 180 º C for 12 minutes.

When cooked remove the base of dough from the oven and being very careful to flip it on another sheet of parchment paper. Remove the paper gently and let cool.

Meanwhile clean 8-10 strawberries, remove the stalks and cut into small pieces. Whip the fresh cream, add the strawberries and stir.

Distribute the whipped cream on the base (now cold), roll gently and wrap the roll with baking paper forming a sort of candy.

Put in the refrigerator and let rest for at least a couple of hours before serving.

Of course, depending on the season, you can replace strawberries with raspberries, blackberries, peaches and other fruits of your choice.

Enjoy your meal!

original recipe: https://primochef.it/dolci-veloci/ricette/?refresh_ce