August 31, 2015

Sugar Free honey cake

I'm a fan of "Cook's Country" magazine. Last issue has a pretty decent honey cake recipe.  I'm trying to make a new recipe each year. So, this year I went for sugar-free honey cake from such good cooking magazine. The internal textture of the cake is absolutely perfect.

Serves 12

2 & 1/2 cup all-purpose flour (I took 3 cups. Initially I used 2 & 1/2 cups and later added 1/2 cup more because the batter looked thin for me.)
1 & 1/4 teaspooon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup water
4 large eggs
1/4 cups + 2 tablespoon unsweetened apple sauce
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup orange juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 & 3/4 cups honey

Adjust oven to middle position and heat oven to 325 F. Heavenly spray 1-cup Bundt pan with baking spay with flour. Whisk flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda in large bowl. Whisk water, eggs, applesauce, oil, orange juice, and vanilla extract in separate bowl until combined. Whisk honey into egg mixture until fully combined.

Whisk honey mixture into flour mixture until combined. Scrape batter into prepared pan. Bake until skewer inserted into middle of cake comes out clean, 45 to 55 minutes, rotating pan halfway through baking.
Let cake cool in pan for 30 minutes, loosen cake from sides of pan and invert onto rack. let cool completely, about 2 hours. cooled cake can be wrapped at room temperature for up to 3 days.

My collections of Honey cakes.

1. Honey Cake from Marcy Goldman
2. Banana-Honey cake with Vodka glaze
3. Honey Yorgut Loaf
4. Classic Honey cake from "Joy of Cooking"
5. Honey Carrot Raisin Loaf
6. Walnut, dry fruits & honey cake
7. Applesauce Honey Cake from Martha Stewart

August 19, 2015

Ina Garten's zucchini pancakes

Ina Garten's zucchini pancakes

My zucchini pancakes became very popular among my readers. So I decided to try something similar. I think, I found another good recipe.

2 medium zucchini (about 3/4 pound)
2 tablespoons grated red onions
2 extra-large eggs, lightly beaten
6 to 8 tablespoons all-puspose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

vegetable oil for frying

Grate the zucchini into a bowl using large grating side of a box grater. Immediately stir in onions and eggs, Stir in 6 tablespoons of the flour, the baking powder, salt, and pepper.(if the batter gets too thin, add the remaining 2 tablespoons of flour.

Heat a large saute pan over the medium heat. Add oil. Drop heaping soup spoons of batter into pan. Cook the pancakes about 2 minutes on each side, until browned. Serve warm.

Оладьи из зеленых кабачков

2 средних кабачка (300 грамм)
2 столовые ложки натертого красного лука
2 больших яйца
6-8 столовых ложек муки
1 чайная ложка разрыхлителя
1 чайная ложка соли
1/2 чайной ложки порошка черного перца

подсолнечное масло для жарки

Натереть кабачки на крупной терке. Добавить лук, яйца, 6 столовых ложек муки, ражрыхлитель, соль и перец. Все хорошо перемешать. Если тесто водянистое, добавьте еще 2 столовые ложки муки.

Нагреть большую сковороду. Добавить подсолнечное масло.  Выложить столовой ложкой оладьи и жарить на каждой стороне по 2 минуты. Подаватч теплыми.

Recipe come from book "Barefoot contessa at home"

August 10, 2015

Banana-Walnut Muffins with Cream cheese filling

Banana-Walnut Muffins with Cream cheese filling.

Make 12 muffins.

This recipe easy to make, because all ingredients usually on hand at home. Here they are:

Preheat oven to 350F. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with paper liners. In a medium bowl, blend 1/2 cup cream cheese, softened, with 1/2 cup sugar and 1 large egg, beaten. Refrigerate filling.

In a large bowl, whisk together 1 & 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, 1 & 1/2 ground cinnamon, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1 teaspoon baking soda, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. In separate bowl, mash 4 bananas. Stir in 1 cup light brown sugar. 1/3 cup vegetable oil, and 1 large egg, beaten. Fold banana mixture into flour mixture along with 1/2 cup chopped walnuts.

Fill cups halway with batter. Spoon 2 tablespoons chilled filling into each cup. Top with remaining batter, just covering filling, and 1/2 cup chopped walnuts. Bake until a cake tester comes out mostly dry with a few moist crumbs, about 25 minutes. Serve warm or qt room temperature.

Recipe comes from Oprah magazine

August 02, 2015

Avocado and Egg Salad

Avocado and Egg Salad

Makes 2 servings

I love experimenting with avocado. While ago I made Avocado egg salad This time I decided to so something slightly different. Believe me, mix of avocado, lemon juice, and mayo gives unbelievable richness to the salad. Personally I think, this salad is better than previous one.

1 large avocado
1 hard-boiled egg, grated
2 tablespoоns chopped green onions or red onion
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
1 teaspoon lemon juice
salt and cayenne pepper to taste
3 teaspoons mayonaise

Halve the avocado and remove pit by hitting it forcefully with hell of heavy knife, so knife stocks in pit. Remove avocado flesh and mash with fork. Add egg, onions, and parsley.  Pour lemon juice and mayo. Add salt and cayenne pepper to taste.

Салат из авокадо и яиц

На 2 порции

1 большое авокадо
1 круто-сваренное яйцо, натертое на крупной терке
2 столовых ложки мелко нарезанного зеленого лука или красного
1 столовая ложка мелко нарезанной петрушки
1 чайноая ложка лимонного сока
соль и жгучик перец по вкусу
3 чайные ложка майонеза.

Разрезать ножом авокадо на две равные части. Удалить косточку и выложить в тарелку. Помять вилкой. Добавить яйцо, лук и петрушку. влить лимонный сок и майонез. Добавить соль и перец по вкусу.