Wednesday, November 30, 2016

No crust cheesecake - recipe with step-by-step photos

Ingredients (18 cm diameter):
  • 500 grams of fresh cheese
  • 100 grams of fresh cream
  • 60 grams of butter
  • 60 grams of sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 spoon with semolina
  • zest from half of a small lemon
  • salt

Separate the egg yolks from the egg whites.

Beat the egg yolks with half of the sugar until they double the volume.

Add the salt, the semolina and the melted (then cooled) butter and mix.

Add the fresh creamm the fresh cheese and the lemon zest and mix.

Beat the egg whites with the remaining sugar.

Incorporate the beaten egg whites into the composition.

Put the cake in an oven pan and let it cook at 160 Celsius degrees for 30-40 minutes or until ready.


The original recipe can be found here

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Christmas Market Bonn, Germany 2016

Lots and lots of food. A good variety of souvenirs as well.

All in all, everything your heart could desire from a Christmas market.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Trip to Sucevita Monastery, Bucovina, Romania

We were the only tourists on a winter Sunday.

There was a nun guarding the church, more concerned with continuing her conversation on her mobile, then to answer our question.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Apple crumble with vanilla sauce

Ingredients for the apple crumble:
  • 600 grams of apples
  • 100 grams of sugar
  • 100 grams of flour
  • 50 grams of butter
  • 2 spoons with water
  • 2 spoons with lemon juice
  • a pinch of cinnamon
Ingredients for the vanilla sauce:
  • 300 milliliters of milk
  • 3 spoons with sugar
  • 2 spoons with butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 spoon with flour
  • half of a teaspoon with cornstarch
  • a quarter of a vanilla stick
  • a ponch of salt

Clean the apples. Grate half of them and the other half cut them in small cubes.

In a pot, add the sugar with 2 spoons of water and let it caramelize over a slow fire.

When ready, add all the apples, the lemon juice and the cinnamon and let them simmer for 10-15 minutes or until tender.

Meanwhile, mix the flour with the cold butter to make the crumble.

In an oven pot, add the caramelized apples and then cover with the crumble.

Put it in the oven at 180 Celsius degrees for 40-45 minutes or until the crust is golden/light brown.

Now, prepare the vanilla sauce:

Mix the egg with the flour and the cornstarch. Add the warm milk , the sugar, the salt and the vanilla stick and mix.

Put the composition over a pot with boiling water and keep steering until starts thickens.
Remove from the fire and let it cool for a few minutes.

Add the butter and mix until melted.
Now the crumble and the vanilla sauce are ready :) .


 The original apple crumble recipe can be found here

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Trip to Voronet Monastery, Bucovina, Romania

Part of the UNESCO World Heritage group of Moldavian monasteries, known for its (former) intense blue.

The only monastery where you can also find about 20 shops selling local souvenirs.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Christmas Market 2016 in Rathausplatz, Wien, Austria

Rather disappointing: a lot of Chinese objects on sale and food ready made.

Try the other market places in town and you will have at least something warm to eat, because in Rathausplatz the quality of food is far from decent.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016


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