All posts tagged: Party

A spoonful of Baltic with a twist: pickled herring bites

I think it is safe to say that most Estonians wouldn’t claim that their country is best-known for its food. In fact for the majority of us the local cuisine might stay the next big secret, but in case you are curious – traditional Estonian kitchen celebrates simple peasant food: meat, fish, potatoes, as well as rye bread and a variety of dairy products. Estonian eating habits are also closely linked to the food traditions of nearby countries and are deeply influenced by pure Estonian nature. However, it is absolutely fair to say that Estonia is a country of good quality food. For instance, the local taste palate is stipulated by four seasons. A necessity back in the days, but in the age of food abundance, rather a mindful use of a local produce. A culinary trend more and more widely recognized in the world. As Estonian cuisine, the national fish of Estonia – Baltic herring – is also often overlooked. Coming from the Baltic region myself, I felt responsible to share with you my experiences with this little sea fish and perhaps …

Her perfect majesty – Panna Cotta

Panna cotta is always the right dessert.  Let me tell you why. It’s utterly simple. It literally means “cooked cream” and that’s all it really is. And yet it tastes luxurious and looks beautiful. It’s very easy and quick to make. And yet it will look remarkably elegant on any dinning table. It’s perfect for everyone. It can be tailored to your preferences. It’s always gluten-free, it can be low-sugar or no-sugar, and even vegan. And I just love the feel of velvety smooth panna cotta with fresh berry topping melting in the mouth. It’s absolutely delicious! Convinced yet? Give it a try! Preparation time: 30 min + Chilling time  /Serves: 4 For the panna cotta: 6 tbs. of water 1 envelope of powdered gelatine 300 ml of double cream 250 ml of milk 2 tsp. of caster sugar ½ vanilla pod or couple of drops of vanilla extract For the sauce: Handful of berries (raspberries & blueberries) 2 tsp. of caster sugar     DIRECTIONS: Use a small bowl to sprinkle the gelatin over the cold water. Let …

Champignon très spécial

Always classy, easy to make, gorgeous and great starter for any party! Even if you think you don’t like mushrooms, you still should give these a try – it’s absolute deliciousness in a bite-size cup simply melting in your mouth. To rock the party, you would need: 24 medium white button mushrooms, cleaned and stems reserved 1/2 cup of cream cheese Some Camembert cheese, cut into slices 2 tbsp. of extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for the baking sheet Half of large onion, finely chopped 1 cloves of garlic, minced Salt and freshly ground black pepper Almonds for decoration (optional) DIRECTIONS: Start with preheating oven to 180 C and lightly oil a baking sheet. After that, hands on the mushrooms, remove stems and chop them finely. Bake just the mushroom caps, stem-side down, until tender, around 10 minutes. Meanwhile, take a medium skillet and sauté onion and garlic in olive oil, add some chopped mushrooms, salt and freshly ground black pepper, cook until tender. Stir in some cream cheese and mix until thorough. At this point , …