Saturday, January 13, 2018

Eating out - Il Palazzotto, Matera

This is an old review lost in our folders.
The food was decent and the restaurant was nice and cozy.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Homemade poppy seeds cake :) - recipe (including photos)

Ingredients for the dough:
  • 6 egg whites
  • 100 grams of poppy seeds
  • 100 grams of powder sugar
  • 3 spoons with flour
  • 1 vanilla sugar

Beat the egg whites with the sugar and the vanilla sugar.

Add the poppy seeds, the flour and mix slowly.With a spoon divide the dough in 2 layers.

Cook the layers in a tray on a baking paper for 5-8 minutes at 180 Celsius degrees.


Ingredients for the filling:
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 400 milliliters of milk
  • 100 grams of sugar
  • 50 grams of salted butter
  • 3 spoons with flour
  • 1 vanilla sugar
Beat the egg yolks with the sugar and the vanilla sugar for a minute.

Add the flour and mix.

Add the milk and mix.

Keep the filling in a pot over a slow fire, until thick like a pudding, mixing from time to time.

When ready let it cool.

Add the butter and mix until well incorporated.

On a plate add the first layer then spread the filling and on top add the second layer.

Above you can add melted chocolate mixed with 2 spoons of fresh cream.


The original recipe can be found here

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Cheese pie (merdenele in Romanian) - recipe (including photos)

  • 500 grams of flour
  • 100 grams of butter
  • 300 milliliters of water
  • 300 grams of salted cheese
  • 1 egg
  • a few spoons with sunflower oil 
  • half of a teaspoon with vinegar
  • a bit of salt

Mix the flour with the water, the vinegar and the salt until you have a non sticky dough.

Divide the dough in 8-9 pieces.

Divide the butter in same number of pieces as the pieces of dough.

Now, spread each piece of dough on the table and spread a portion of the butter on it.

Start folding the piece of dough covered with butter like in the photos bellow:

Continue the process until you finish all pieces of dough and butter.
Put them in the fridge for one hour.

For the filling, mix the cheese with the egg and some salt if needed.

Preheat the oven at 220 Celsius degrees.

Take out the pieces of dough from the fridge and spread each one on the table.

In the center add the filling then start folding as shown in the photos bellow.

Turn the pie upside down, so that the folding should be down on the baking paper. Brush the pies with the sunflower oil.

Cook the pies at 220 Celsius degrees for 30-40 minutes or until golden brown.


The original recipe can be found here


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