Fluffy Apple Pie !

Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love.

Rainer Maria Rilke

Ingredients:
– 300g all purpose flour
– 80g cane sugar
– 1 egg
– 50g butter
– 0.5 cup milk
– 21g fresh yeast
– pinch of salt
– 1 kg apples (weight unpeeled) = ~6 medium apples

Directions:
1 Warm milk to ~35C (95F) and add crushed fresh yeast, salt and 1tbsp sugar: whisk until smooth and set aside for 15 minutes
2 Add egg, butter and remaining sugar: whisk well until smooth
3 Add flour: whisk well until smooth and set aside under cloth for 2 hours to let the batter rise
4 Preheat the oven to 190C
5 Pour the batter into the battered baking form (I used 25x25cm)
6 Cut each apple into ~12 lobules and cover the batter with apple lobules
7 Bake the pie for 45-50 minutes at 190C (374F), let the pie cool down before serving!

Simple and wholesome lunch: potatoes, parsnip and carrot baked in cream with salmon !

О чем я думаю? О падающих звёздах.

Vladimir Nabokov

Ingredients (4 servings):
– 6 medium potatoes
– 4 medium parsnips
– 6 medium carrots
– 360g salmon
– 300ml 33% cream
– 120ml water
– 125g grated Grana Padano
– 1/2 tsp salt
– bunch of fresh dill

Directions:

1 Preheat the oven to 190C (374F)
2 Wash, peel and slice vegetables
3 Cut salmon in 1.5cm cubes
4 Combine salmon and vegetables in the baking form (~25cmx25cm), add salt, 33% cream, water and mix well: make sure that all vegetables and salmon pieces are covered with liquid
5 Bake for 40-45 minutes at 190C (374F) and serve with fresh dill!

Quick and healthy lunch: pasta with gorgonzola, zucchini and dill !

Bien sûr je te ferai mal. Bien sûr tu me feras mal. Bien sûr nous aurons mal. Mais ça c’est la condition de l’existence. Se faire printemps, c’est prendre le risque de l’hiver. Se faire présent, c’est prendre le risque de l’absence. C’est à mon risque de peine, que je connais ma joie.

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Ingredients (2 servings):
– 250g full grain penne
– 200g gorgonzola
– 100ml 33% cream
– 1 small zucchini
– bunch of dill for serving

Method:

1 Start simultaneously boiling penne (2) and making sauce (3)
2 Boil penne al dente in salted water
3 Pour cream in the skillet, add gorgonzola cut in 2cm cubes and cook at medium heat for 5 minutes, then add grated zucchini and cook for another 5 minutes
4 Drain water from penne and add penne to the sauce: mix well and cook for another minute
5 Serve penne with fresh chopped dill and enjoy !

Simple and Cosy Morning Muffins with Cocoa !

“. . . gentleness is stronger than severity, water is stronger than rock, love is stronger than force.”

Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

Ingredients (for 6 muffins):
– 1 egg
– 42g sugar
– 8g Vanilla sugar
– 60g milk
– 50g sunflower oil
– 100g all purpose flour
– 2 tbsp cocoa powder
– 1/2 tsp baking soda + 1/2 tsp vinegar

Method:

1 Preheat the oven to 190C
2 Butter muffin form cups
3 Combine an egg with sugar and vanilla sugar: whisk for 3-4 minutes
4 Add milk, oil, flour: mix well until smooth
5 Add baking soda and vinegar in the same teaspoon: mix well
6 Put 2 tbsp batter in a separate cup and add there 2 tbsp coca powder and 1 tsp milk
7 Pour the main part of batter in 6 muffin forms, decorate tops with cocoa batter
8 Bake for 20 minutes at 190C and serve with a cup of cocoa! Great morning is awaiting you 😉

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