All posts tagged: Eggs

Magnificent Egg Clouds

I dumped meat years ago, though some of my treasured summer moments have involved shashlyki (skewered meat cooked on a grill next to the lake or forest in a company of friends or family).  Nonetheless it was relatively easy breakup for me – for one thing sure, I couldn’t go completely vegan as eggs & dairy, especially cheese, kept me tight. I love eggs too.  For their simplicity and yet limitless possibilities with egg-based dishes. Like this dreamy delicious egg-treat with whole creamy yolks and a cloud of egg whites baked to perfection. If you keep a good relationship with meat – you can also mix in some cooked breakfast sausage or bacon, for the rest of us – sautéed onion & fresh herbs will make an excellent choice. Magnificent Egg Clouds Preparation + cooking time: 15 min / Serves 2 We would need: 2 free-ranged eggs a good pinch of  grated parmesan cheese salt & pepper to taste some freshly chopped chives DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to Gas mark 8/ 450°F/ 230 °C and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Separate …

Blissfully delicious: Coconut milk pancakes

A fun twist on pancakes: these fluffs are made with coconut milk and served on a bed of black cherry home-made jam, topped with maple syrup drizzle. A soft sweet piece of heaven. Preparation + cooking time: 15- 20 min / Serves 2 We would need: 1 ½ cup of plain flour 1 heaped tablespoon of baking powder a pinch of salt 1 ripe banana, mashed 2 eggs 1 cup of coconut milk a little oil or butter for greasing the pan DIRECTIONS: In a large bowl, combine together flour, baking powder and pinch of salt. Make a well in the center, add mashed banana, eggs & coconut milk. Whisk to a smooth batter. Cook on a non stick pan over medium heat for about 1-2 minutes per side. Serve hot with jam, syrup or whipped cream if you like. Bon app! With love, Marie Palaimingai skanūs: Kokoso pieno blyneliai Smagi kombinacija: šie puručiai yra pagaminti su bananais ir kokoso pienu, patiekti su namine juodųjų vyšnių uogiene ir paskaninti klevų syrupu. Tikras nuosavas, minkštas bei saldus gabalėlis …

Life simple pleasures: Tomato & Egg

Ah! Such an amazing match: the rich tomato sauce infused with Italian herbs, nurturing the egg-poached goodness and a warm crusty bread. I am absolutely in love <3. It’s super easy&quick to-make and what’s best – you can tailor the dish to your liking by flavouring the tomato sauce with your all time favourites. Preparation time + cooking: 20-25 min / Serves 2 hungry or 4 willing to try We would need: 4 tomatoes Some olive oil 1 red onion, peeled and finely sliced 4 free-range eggs 1 tbsp. of caster sugar Salt & pepper to your taste 1 tsp. of dried Italian herbs (such as basil, oregano, marjoram, thyme and rosemary). Fresh herbs (optional)   DIRECTIONS: Prepare the tomatoes: peel off the skins, clean the stems out, roughly chop and then purée in a blender. In a large skillet, heat the oil. Add onion and cook over moderately high heat, stirring, until softened, for about 2-3 minutes. Lower heat, add the tomato purée and sugar and let simmer until the sauce is thickened, another 5-7 minutes. Season with salt&pepper, and Italian …

Chocolate-chip cookies

Cookies are my favourite food gifts, wrapped in a paper bag and tied with a ribbon, they will surely make someone’s special day better. Meet my mini-cake cookies,  thin & crispy on the outside, filled with tasty bits of  dark chocolate and most importantly, extremely easy-to-make. If chocolate is not your thing, you can experiment with a whole world of different flavours. Roasted nuts and dried fruit will definitely make a nice twist. Makes about 25-30 cookies We would need: 250 g of butter, diced 1 cup of golden caster sugar 2 eggs ½ teaspoon vanilla extract 2 and ½ cups of flour 1 tsp. of baking powder a pinch of  fine sea salt 150 g of quality chocolate (milk or dark)   DIRECTIONS: Beat together the butter and sugar until smooth and creamy. Add in the eggs one at a time and stir in the vanilla extract. Sift in the flour, add a baking powder and a pinch of salt. Stir well. Lastly, roughly chop and stir in the chocolate. Ready mixture place onto a food …

Breakfast ideas: avocado & egg

You might say that warm avocado might seem like a bad idea, however, I think, it is worth to try at least once. You might be surprised, but beautiful creamy avocado and baked egg remarkably go well together. It’s fast&easy to make and surely is a good option to start your day with. Preparation + cooking time:  ~15 min/ Serves 2 We would need: 2 medium sized avocados 4 free-range eggs fine sea salt & black pepper   DIRECTIONS: Preheat the oven, Gas mark 4/350 °F/ 180 °C. Halve the avocados and remove the pit, scoop a little extra of the flesh out in order to fit in the egg. Crack an egg into the avocado half and season to your taste. Bake roughly for 15 min, or until the white is opaque and the yolk is done to your liking. Serve with a diced tomatoes, sauces, and a few toasts. Bon app! With love, Marie  

Autumn on a plate: simple fried eggs with a touch of chives

Delicious autumn! When every leaf looks like a flower! These are the last days of summer in the UK,  mellow sunlight makes me want to go out and soak in every single ray. Spending some time in the countryside is a great way of welcoming autumn, enjoying yet still warm weather and celebrating time of the harvest. Autumn is a truly magical season. Fascinating golden leaves and hiding wild mushrooms, curious hare dashing through the meadow and calm clouds of sheep. An idyllic picture. To immerse oneself with nature even more you can try cooking over an open fire. Glowing red flames and smoky ambers invite to get all creative and venture for a whole new cooking challenge. As for me, from the moment I saw it,  I was completely drawn for more refined but yet very homely and appealing way of cooking – on a wood-fire ESSE cooker. It is very elegant and also wise-designed cooking stove, I simply couldn’t miss my chance! With a excitement of a five-year-old, I was throwing logs into the furnace …

Wonderful smoked salmon&green beans savoury tart with Parmesan crust

Rich and tender pastry along with a melange of harmonious savoury flavours…a real treat! Sliced up and served with a salad makes it a delightful main course for your weekday suppers or even family get-togethers. I am so excited to share this recipe with you! INGREDIENTS: 250 g of wheat flour 1 tsp. of baking powder 100 g of butter, cold and diced; and some more for baking 5 tbsp. of cold water 1 medium onion 100 g of green beans 100 g of smoked salmon 2 eggs 75 g of Parmesan cheese Salt and pepper to the taste Some tomatoes (for garnishing) DIRECTIONS: First the pastry: Sift the flour into a large bowl, add baking powder and a good pinch of salt along with the diced butter. Splash in 5 tbsp. of cold water and mix continuously until it comes together. Don’t worry about making the dough smooth, we are just combining all the ingredients into a slightly sticky mass. Lastly, shape the dough into a disk. After preparing your baking pan, push the soft pastry into …

Irresistible banana&chocolate cake

Banana&Chocolate a match made in heaven. This easy-to-make cake embodies all that – and then some more. A dense, dark and devilishly delicious, it will be gone before you know it. For perfect dessert you will need: 2 ripe bananas, mashed 100 g of dark chocolate, melted 150 g of butter, room temperature 120 g of  caster sugar 3 free-range eggs 175 g of plain flour 3 g of baking powder 1 tbsp. of vanilla extract 1 tbsp. of orange juice (optional) Tiny bits of orange peel for garnishing (optional)     DIRECTIONS This recipe consists of few easy-to-follow stages: 1. In a bowl or food mixer mash the bananas. 2. Melt the chocolate. Since I don’t have a double-boiler and prefer not to use micro-wave as it is very easy to ruin the chocolate, I simply melt it in a pot. La methode: Finely сhop the chocolate into small bits and place them into a cup. Put the cup into a pot full of hot water. Make sure, no water gets into the cup. That’s it, you only need to …

Endless love for pancakes

These American style pancakes are my all time favourite comfort food. Absolutely delicious and a complete breeze to prepare. For simple breakfast-wizardry you would need: 2 cups of plain flour 1 heaped tablespoon of baking powder A pinch of salt 2 tbsp. of sugar 2 eggs, lightly beaten 1 ½  cups of milk 2 tbsp. of melted and cooled butter, plus extra for cooking DIRECTIONS: 1. Sift the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar into a large bowl. In a separate bowl or jug, beat the eggs, then whisk in the milk and stir in 2 tbsp. of butter. Pour in this mixture into dry ingredients. Beat well until the pancake batter is smooth. Afterwards, let it stand for a few minutes. 2. Put a large pan over medium-low heat and add a knob of butter . Once that melts,  it’s time to put our batter onto frying pan. You can make these pancakes big or small, depending how you like it. When you cook the pancakes, you just need to remember that when the upper side of the pancake …

Heavenly mushroom and zucchini omelette

Each and every one of us have their own little favourite thing to do, something which we always look forward to. For a number of years, for me such thing is a Sunday morning “royal” breakfast. It is not just a regular meal, it is rather a time-spending when you can slow down and relax, prepare something amazing and share it with your family and friends. And today’s the star of the table is this beautiful mushroom&zucchini omelette. Elegant and easy-to-make, it will make a great entrance for any lavish breakfast table. You would need: 8 eggs 300 g of zucchini, cubed 150 g of button mushrooms, sliced 50 g of parmigiana cheese, grated 150 g of mozzarella or feta cheese, sliced 2 medium onions, chopped Some salt and pepper (to taste) Some olive oil DIRECTIONS: Start off with slicing zucchini into a small cubes, chopping the onions and mushrooms Heat the oil in non stick pan, add the vegetables and cook until they are soft and start turning golden. Season with salt and pepper to your taste.  In a large bowl, …