My Bread (another self-isolation post)

Week 6 and here we are again, still isolated with fuck all to do, pardon my French. Not to anyone's surprise, I guess, I jumped on the bread baking train and dedicated myself over the past 2 weeks to developing the perfect loaf for me, to share with you.

Milk Tart

Here we are again, still in quarantine. For the same reasons as I mentioned in my last post, I'm keeping on with the simple ingredients and on budget baking. This time I've decided to try a recipe for a simple Milk Tart, which technically for me is just a Custard pie, but hey potato potato.

5 Dates with your Valentines / Gallentines

February is here and the only special date that breaks up the month is Valentine's day. Needless to say not all of us want to celebrate this holiday, while others actually do enjoy the romance of the season. I'm of the opinion that any excuse to do something different is valid, so if you want … Continue reading 5 Dates with your Valentines / Gallentines

Shortbread Chocolate Swirl Cookies

It's almost Christmas and I had to join the cookie baking madness! Who doesn't love to receive a few cookies over this season? Or just have the lovely smell of freshly baked cookies invade the all house? Also stuffing your face and the faces of your loved ones is possibly the most Christmassy thing ever! So I've made this easy Shortbread Chocolate Swirl Cookies to give away and I'm pretty happy how they turned out.

Chocolate Pear Tartelettes

This week I'm finally posting these chocolate and pear tartelettes. They're super delicious and so easy to make. I must say, I've took an obscene amount of time to write this recipe, but here it is and right on time for Christmas. It's a classic combination really, and who doesn't want chocolate right about now?

The Budget Side 3 (a.k.a. Pizza Sticks)

Hey! It's the end of the month and I'm totally broke again! Trying to save money sucks, but at least I can have some party food anyway! This time I've made Pizza Sticks, or if you are in Turkey, you can call them Pizza Borek. This little invention of mine is made using very very convenient store bought everything! So it's cheap, it's easy and it's fast, just my thing!

The Christmas Side 2 (Black Forest Cupcakes)

I set my mind on making a Christmas sweet that I could serve for today's Christmas dinner party, so it had to be somewhat traditional, that I could make ahead of time, that was easy, fast and not so expensive. Honestly I guess I spent more time thinking about how to make it fast than actually doing it, so success. Black Forest Cupcakes are the shit!

The Low Budget Side (or The Totally Broke Side 2)

End of the month cooking means (at least for me ok?) stretching those last cents until a beautiful new paycheck gets to my bank account. And I don't wanna eat pasta all the time,ok? Yes you can have too much pasta, it's possible. In come Express Pizzas! No it's not take away!

The Rabbit Side

So there Easter goes and with it a full weekend full of delicious things to eat. For me it was no different, so I baked a Crunchy Chocolate Carrot Easter Cake.I made the cake version of this awesome moist Portuguese recipe for carrot cupcakes and I added to eat a bitter chocolate cookie frosting. Omg … Continue reading The Rabbit Side

The Totally Broke Side

End of the month right? Guess most of us are totally broke around this time, and I'm not an exception, definitely. So when it comes to cooking it's kinda awesome if you can bake something using mostly items you already have around the house and spare some bucks. So I managed to bake Banana Cupcakes with Devil's food frosting.

The Cookie Monster Side

So I have been having a bit of a cookie monster phase, in that, I can't stop eating these Chocolate Nutella Cookies I made! They are crunchy , chocolaty and filled with Nutella, it just kinda makes it impossible for me to just leave them there sitting on the table. It has been also quite hard to edit these pictures without eating them at the same time.

The lazy side

Everyone has those days that you want to eat cozy home made food but you really don't want to be chopping and stirring for an hour. So this is what I do : Creamy Mushroom Pasta. I must say it's not the healthiest recipe of all time, but when you have your lazy mode on, who cares?

The Winter Side

So the cold has set in and that makes it ok to drink more wine and eat more cheese. Sorry that's the truth. For this same reason I ended up cooking this cheese appetizer twice this past week. Yes I have a thing with calories too, deal with it. It's the best thing ever, really. You can make it in around 30 minutes, no hassle and really not that much dirty dishes. You can pick on it while sitting in your couch with your friends and be warm and happy. Goes well with red wine, off course.