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Buchty

Buchty

It is good to have some nice, sweet baked things at Easter and now it is perfect timeto practice. Fortunately my wife’s birthday is mid March and for me it is perfect excuse to practice baking nice things. This year my better half requested Buchty. I used to bake them more often in the past and this time she wanted to have them again. I like to think about Buchty as eastern European answer to brioche. I know, the purists…

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Chicken Thighs Sauté Normande

Chicken Thighs Sauté Normande

Chicken thighs are such an underestimated cut. They live permanently in the shadow of glorified chicken breasts and trendy drumsticks. Don’t get me wrong! I love chicken breasts and drumsticks are great fun on a bbq. But I believe that if an animal gave life for our pleasure we have moral obligation to eat as much of it as we can. So when it comes to poultry my shopping list often includes thighs. Plus they are not only full of…

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Italian fish soup

Italian fish soup

It seems like winter this year wants to stay around for longer and I really like eating soups when it is cold. There is nothing better than a wonderful bowl of hot steaming liquid to warm you up. However soups are often considered as a light snack, first course or light lunch at best. It doesn’t always have to be this way though. Simply add a good portion of fish to the liquid and you can enjoy this soup as…

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Super quick cake in a mug – no baking!

Super quick cake in a mug – no baking!

What do you do when your pregnant wife has a cake craving and you need to act fast? You make a super quick microwave sponge in a mug and serve with some cream and fruits. Obviously! I know it will not replace properly baked sponge cake but if you need to make a quick dessert this is just perfect solution. It is so simple you can make it almost anywhere as long as you have a large ceramic mug and…

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Baked gnocchi with tomatoes and mozarella

Baked gnocchi with tomatoes and mozarella

We have an unwritten rule in our kitchen that we try to have a meat free day once a week. We are not vegetarians so it takes extra creativity to come up with tasty ideas every week. This is one of them. Packs lot of flavour and is surprisingly filling. And most importantly it is fantastically easy to prepare. So if you are a vegetarian or just fancy an alternative to the usual protein based meal give it a go!…

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