Spelt apple pie

I like to involve spelt flour in my recipes. Here is a simple recipe for apple pie made from that flour. It doesn't take much time to make it as I used ready apple mousse but if you prefer you can make the mousse by yourself.

300g spelt flour
100g flour
200g potato flour
250g chilled butter
150g brown sugar
1 small egg and 1 yolk
1 jar apple mousse (about 400g)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
icing sugar
Mix all the flours and sugar, cut chilled butter into small pieces and add to it, use your fingers to knead a dough, add small egg and the yolk, keep kneading. Form a ball from the dough and devide into two parts, one smaller and one larger. The smaller put in the freezer and the larger in the fridge, both for about an hour. The larger part from the fridge lay on the bottom of the baking form, poke it with a fork and put it in the oven for about 20 minutes at 180 Celsius degrees. Take it out and spread the apple mousse, sprinkle with cinnamon and at the top grate on the large holes grater the dough from the freezer. Put back in the oven for about 45 minutes untill it is golden. When the pie is cold, sprinkle with icing sugar. Enjoy!

Coconut swirls

When you need to make something sweet but quick for your unexpected guests, here is a great simple idea.

1 package puff pastry (25 x 42 cm)
1 yolk
half tablespoon icing sugar
coconut flakes

Cut the pastry into 2 cm stripes. Whisk yolk with icing sugar and brush it on the puff pastry, sprinke with coconut flakes. Roll each stripe shaping a swirl. Bake at 200 degrees Celsius for about 15-20 mins.

Deep fried bites

These ingredients are enough to make quite a large plate of bites, and everyone will love them. They will be gone almost instantly. I promise ;)
around 10 small plums
20 g fresh yeast
1 teaspoon sugar
100 ml milk
2 eggs
pinch of salt
200 g flour
And also: oil and icing sugar

Cut plums into quarters. In a bowl, grind the yeast with 1 teaspoon sugar, mix with warm milk (warm the milk on the stove, can't be too hot, check with your finger), eggs, salt and flour until the dough is smooth. Put the bowl away, cover with a cloth and let it rise for around 20 minutes. Take off the cloth and put in the quarters of plums, gently mix it. Scoop up a portion with a tablespoon, making sure there is also a plum in the scoop. Fry it in a small pot filled with oil for 2 cm, turn each bite and keep until both sides become golden. Poke it with a toothpick and if the toothpick is dry, take the bites out. Let it dry on a paper cloth, and then sprinkle with icing sugar.

Good breakfast. Good start of the day!

Mini tarts with red currant

Before my trip to the Baltic Sea I made mini tarts and as promised here is the recipe.
We have tons of red currants in the garden, so it was a must to bake something using those fruits.

Recipe for 8 mini tarts.
270 g flour
140 g butter
140 g sugar
20 g icing sugar
2 small eggs
pinch of salt
half glass of grated almonds
around 250 g red currant

Mix together 250g flour, 100g chilled butter, 100 g sugar, 1 egg, 1 yolk and a pinch of salt into a bowl until it turns to a dough form. Place on a flat surface and knead until the dough is smooth. Form a ball, cover with foil and put it in the fridge for an hour or two to cool. Melt 40g butter and mix with grated almonds, 40g of sugar and also 20g of flour. Grease the baking trays with the butter. Divide the dough into two parts, one larger portion and one smaller. The smaller one you would put in the freezer. Lay out the dough and shape onto the bottom and sides of the trays. Poke it with a fork and then put a mixture of almonds in each of the trays. Finally, place a layer of red currants over it. Whip the egg whites until it turns into a rigid foam. Add the icing sugar and keep whipping. Put a little bit on each mini tart, directly on top of the red currant. Grab the dough from the freezer. You will then need to grate the dough with a grater over the top of the foam. Bake for around 20-25 minutes at 180 Celsius degrees. Turn off the oven but leave it half open. Keep inside for another 5 minutes to let it cool. Enjoy!

Sun, beach, relaxation...

How did you spend your weekend? I went to the seaside for mine!

Before my trip to Canada, I wanted to spend a nice weekend with my parents. We decided to go to the Baltic Sea. Driving from our town of Piła, the total distance to our destination was 220 km.

I love the sound of waves and the smell of the sea-breeze. What a great feeling; looking at the sea and feeling the power of nature.

Besides chilling on the beach we visited a couple of cities (Ustka - Poddąbie - Kluki - Łeba). We also went to Slovenski National Park where we got to see how the first settlers lived.

Life decisions

My new life adventures will start in a month. I'm moving to Calgary, Canada! This is going to be my life journey and I am really excited.

As I love baking, cooking and decorating, you will find lots of recipes and ideas that will come to my head in this new land.

You will read about things I like there and things that I may miss from back home. I will be making new recipes using different ingredients that will inspire me there while also sticking to my roots cooking polish dishes and baking polish cakes. I hope my page can be an inspiration to you as well.

Come join me on my new journey!

Taste of summer_chanterelle

One of the flavors that I associate summer with, is the flavor of chanterelle. I love scrambled eggs with chanterelle or chanterelle sauce that you can eat with pasta.
On an olive oiled pan place the small chopped onions, add a couple handfuls of chanterelle and continue frying for about 8-10 minutes, not too long as they will become hard and rubbery, spice with a pinch of salt and pepper. Add cream and mix. Sprinkle with chopped parsley. Serve with some pasta and you have a delicious dinner ready in 15 minutes. Instead of cream you can add a couple of eggs. Even scrambled if you prefer ;)
My other summer flavor that I look forward to a whole year is a flavor of strawberries? And what is yours?
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