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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Blackberry jam - recipe (including photos)

Ingredients:
  • 550 grams of blackberries
  • 450 grams of sugar
  • 1 lime or 1 lemon


Briefly rinse the blackberries in cold water and let them dry.

Spread the sugar above and put the pot at slow fire.


When the sugar is melted, add the lime/lemon juice.


After it starts boiling, keep it on the fire 5 more minutes and then put the pot aside.

Let it rest overnight.

The next day boil the jam for another 30 minutes.
 

The "plate test" shows whether the jam is ready or not (a drop of syrup on a cold plate should be firm and should not slide off when you lean the plate).


Enjoy!


The original recipe can be found here


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Our vegetable garden at the end of July

Apart from flowers, who occupy most of the garden, we also have a small vegetable garden (there are some berries here and there, as well :)












Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Gateau Basque - recipe (including photos)

For 6-8 pers.
Ingredients for the filling :
  • 250 grams of milk
  • 40 grams of powdered sugar
  • 40 grams of flour
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 spoon with Rum
  • half of a vanilla stick
  • salt

Boil the milk with the vanilla stick.


Meanwhile beat the egg yolks with the powdered sugar.


Add the flour and mix.


Add the milk little by little and mix until well incorporated.

Put the composition in a pot and let it at slow fire until thick, mixing continuously.

Let it cool! Add the rum and put the pot aside.



Ingredients for the dough (25x20cm):
  • 250 grams of flour
  • 150 grams of butter
  • 50 grams of ground almonds
  • 30 grams of powdered sugar
  • 1 egg
  • salt
Mix all the ingredients. Make a non sticky dough and put it in the fridge for at least 1 hour.


After 1 hour divide the dough in 2 parts.

Take one half of the dough, spread it on the table and then put it in the baking form.

Add the filling and then cover with the second part of the dough.


Prick the dough with a fork. Above the last layer of dough you can brush an egg yolk mixed with 2 spoons of milk.


Put it in the preheated oven at 180 Celsius degrees for 30-40 minutes or until ready.

Enjoy!


...and the recipe from the book.



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