Chickpea and Butternut Squash Casserole

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This recipe – is my discovery of the year to date. And for sure it will take a place in the end of the year top-20

Time of preparation: 60 minutes Difficulty: Easy
Ingredients:
  • Onion______1
  • Garlic______2 cloves
  • Leek_______2 
  • Oil________ 2 tablespoons
  • Butternut Squash_200 grams
  • Splash of white wine
  • Creme Fraiche___200 grams
  • Chickpeas___400 grams
  • Tarragon____1 tablespoon
  • Double Cream___ 100 ml
For Scones
  • Potatoes________500 grams
  • Self-raising flour____100 grams
  • Butter___________50 grams
  • Salt, pepper  

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Zucchini Soup

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When I told my bf in an exited voice we were going to have cream zucchini soup, he asked me several times to leave this idea. But I decided to let it go and it turned out amazing – I would never think zucchini can give such rich taste to a soup! But it is very important to bake the garlic before you use it, otherwise the dish looses a lot of flavor. You can do it in advance, wen you bake something.
Time of preparation: 30 minutes    Difficulty: Easy
Ingredients:
  • One whole garlic
  • Zucchini_______4 small
  • Potatoes_______3 small
  • Vegetable Broth_3-4 cups
  • Onion_________1
  • Butter________1 tablespoon
  • Oil___________1 tablespoon
  • Cream_________200 ml
  • Salt,Pepper

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Cupcakes with Mascarpone Cream and Chocolate-Coffee Cream

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Going back from job I was wandering could it be any worse. The answer came very soon – I started whipping butter for cream and my mixer got broken. So the cupcakes are not the best looking ones. But tasty nonetheless. And I would like to express my huge disappointment with Kenwood Multipro – I can understand it’s a good blender or food processor and not really meant as a serious mixer – but still it really can’t be so fragile to get broken from the mild butter. Fi
Time of preparation: 40 minutes Difficulty: Middle
Ingredients:
For dough:
  • Flour__________220 grams
  • Sugar_________150 grams
  • Baking Powder_1,5 teaspoons
  • Salt___________1/3 teaspoons
  • Vanilla
  • Butter_________110 grams
  • Sour cream____ 120 grams
  • Egg__________ 1
  • Yolks_________2

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No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake

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A perfect version of summer birthday cake

A perfect version of summer birthday cake

Time of preparation: 20 minutes Difficulty: Easy
Ingredients:
  • Digestive Biscuits_____175 grams
  • Butter______________ 100 grams
  • Strawberries________ 400 grams
  • White Chocolate_____ 200 grams
  • Cream Cheese_______400 grams
  • Sugar______________ 25 grams
  • Double Cream_______170 ml
  • Mint leaves to decorate

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Coffee Panna Cotta

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Actually it should be reversed on plate but as I am lazy I served it right in the glasses

Time of preparation: 15 minutes Difficulty: Easy
 Ingredients:
  • Sugar ___________100 grams
  • Heavy Cream_____ 500 ml
  • Espresso_________150 ml, strong
  • Gelatin___________8 grams
  • Valilla____________1/2 teaspoon
 For coffee sauce:
  • Espresso_________80 ml
  • Chocolate________100 grams

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Coconut Cake

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As always: simple, fast, tasty 🙂

Time of preparation: 70 minutes Difficulty: Easy
 Ingredients:
  • Sugar ___________160 grams
  • Condensed Milk___100 ml
  • Heavy Cream_____ 150 ml
  • Eggs____________ 4 medium
  • Backing Powder___1 sachet (16g)
  • Vanilla___________ 1 table spoon of extract
  • Shredded Coconut_ 250 grams
  • Dark chocolate____ 100 grams
  • Butter____________15 grams

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Pear and White Chocolate Cake

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Dark Chocolate and Pears is a classic Italian combination.  But a little experiment of replacing dark chocolate with white resulted in a fantastic cake

Dark Chocolate and Pears is a classic Italian combination. But a little experiment of replacing dark chocolate with white resulted in a fantastic cake

Time of preparation:  90 minutes Difficulty: Easy
Ingredients:
  • Pears________2 soft
  • White Chocolate__100 grams
  • ½ of a lime or lemon
  • Sugar Powder____50 grams
  • Brown Sugar_____2 tablespoons
  • Grappa_________1-2 tablespoons (can be replaced with rum, cognac etc. I used limoncello)
For dough:
  • Flour_________1,5 cups
  • Eggs_________ 3
  • Butter________ 110 grams
  • Cream________150 ml
  • Baking Powder_1 teaspoon
  • Pinch of salt
5 tablespoons of sugar

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