Arugula with roasted squash, burrata cheese and hazelnut

Good burrata cheese is creamy and utterly delicious and absolutely worth having in your menu. That is basically fresh mozzarella that if formed into a pouch and filled with cream and soft curds. Sounds like heaven to me! Continue reading “Arugula with roasted squash, burrata cheese and hazelnut”

Butter spongecake

This light spongecake can be used as basis for so many cake variations, and goes well with tea or fruits. I used it as a basis for Victoria spongecake, Swedish cake Prinsesstarta, with butter-cream icing, apricot glaze and just simply with powdered sugar on top. It is simply delicious and must-have in your recipe book.  Continue reading “Butter spongecake”

Ricotta pancakes

I missed my blogging community! Hi guys, I hope that all of you are doing well and enjoying the winter. It’s minus 21C in Toronto and it feels like winter is just starting all over 🙂 I have been so busy with school and work lately that I didn’t have time to post..but my cooking/ baking did not stop. I have so many recipes that I will be sharing in the next little while..stay tuned.

I still read my favourites bloggs every morning to get new ideas 🙂 so thank you guys for sharing all your amazing and delicious looking recipes. I am sharing today very quick and easy recipe for super healthy and yammu ricotta pancakes! Fool of goodness and rich in flavour..I hope you give it a try… or make it for you Valentine. Happy Valentines day everyone!  Continue reading “Ricotta pancakes”

Cooking/ baking conversions

I know how frustrating it can be when you find an awesome recipe and want to run into the kitchen to try it out but faced with a list of measurements that you don’t understand and need to convert. Often times, I covert from cups to grams, cups to millilitres or tablespoons to grams… I thought I would set out a table with conversions to make your life and mine, too, easier 🙂

If you don’t yet have a kitchen scale, guys, I highly recommend it-it will make your baking life a whole lot easier! Happy baking!

Abbreviations:

Tbsp=Tablespoon

Tsp=Teaspoon

Gr=Grams

Ml=Millilitres

Conversions Cups, Tbsp and Tsp to Gr:

  All-Purpose Flour and Confectioner Sugar Sugar (white, granulated) Honey, Molasses and Syrup Butter Milk Heavy cream and Fat Yoghurt
Tsp 2.7 4.2 7.2 4.7 5 5
Tbsp 8 12.5 21.5 14.2 15 15
1/4 cup 32 50 85 57 61 60
1/3 cup 43 67 113 76 82 80
½ cup 64 100 170 113 122.5 120
2/3 cup 85 134 227 152 163 155
3/4 cup 96 150 255 171 184 175
1 cup 128 201 340 227 245 235

Eggs:

1 egg (without shell) = 50 gr

1 egg yolk=20 gr

1 egg white = 30 gr

Cocoa:

1 cup = 105 gr

1 Tbsp=7 gr

Conversions Cups, Tbsp, and Tsp to Ml:

1 Tsp = 5 ml

1 Tbsp = 15 ml

1/4 cup = 4 Tbsp = 12 tsp = 60 ml

1/3 cup = 5 Tbsp = 16 Tsp = 120 ml

1/2 cup = 8 Tbsp = 24 Tsp = 120 ml

2/3 cup = 11 Tbsp = 32 Tsbp = 180 ml

3/4 cup = 12 Tbsp = 36 Tsp = 180 ml

1 cup = 16 Tbsp = 48 Tsp = 240 ml

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ASPARAGUS & SMOKED TROUT QUICHE

 

Hello guys! I hope that all of you are doing well and enjoying the Holiday Season.

I love this time of the year the most. It’s a great opportunity to reflect back on the year, count things to be grateful for and say thank you to special people who made a difference in your life. Most of my gifts I made myself with the help of my husband and few of them were purchased (lightsaber sword hehe-thank you to the new Star Wars). Do you prefer to make or buy gifts? If you went DIY, please share with me your ideas. I am always on look out for something new 🙂 Thank you in advance.

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