Sometimes there are situations when some friends or parents call you, and say that they will visit you right now. If I have only tea (it happens with me sometimes) it’s really problem for me, because I don’t like to host guests without treating them with something tasty. I have a couple of simple and quick recipes for situations like this! And I want to share one of them with you.
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The beginning of August is too hot now! And  I don’t even want to think about cakes. Fruit and berries, all I need now. I want to share with you a very simple but tasty and impressive dessert – roasted peaches with vanilla beans. I propose to serve them hot, with a scoop of ice cream.
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My mother and granny often baked some special cookies for me, when I was a little girl. That cookies were called “Fantasy”. I loved the well baked crispy and berry stuffing. Mom usually cooked them with blackcurrant jam. But I decided to modify this option and added fresh berries and add some lemon zest and lemon juice, because I love how the lemon emphasises the taste of berries. It’s a new version of cookies from my childhood, but it’s so lovely! By the way, you can use any berries you like for stuffing. And I advice you to adjust the amount of sugar to your own taste, because personally I prefer the sour stuffing with sweet dough.
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It’s a very pleasant feeling when you pick berries in the forest, and then bake a pie with them. They are the best pies in the world. I love berry pies, and this time I decide to cook pie with wild strawberries. And it was very tasty. But still remains, the best for me is blueberry pie, and I will share it with you, but later)
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I do love family traditions, especially related to cooking. In our family, there is one. It’s Sunday pancakes (precisely crepes, because i prefer thin pancakes). I can just wait for the weekend to decide what kind of pancakes to cook. And I want to share one of my favourites recipes of crepes. Today’s crepes are stuffed with chestnut mushrooms and blue cheese. They taste so delicate and smells amazingly thanks to blue-cheese.
I advise you to make the batter at the evening before, and in the morning only to bake crepes and put the filling, so you can sleep a little longer)
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Tart Tatin is upside-down cake with caramelised apples. I don’t like apples in the pastry and this tatin with beets caught my attention. I never used them in baking, but now I fell in love with this tart. Sweet beets with caramel flavour on a gentle crust. I advice you to serve with sour cream or yogurt, they suit perfectly.To be honest, this is my first Tart Tatin and I can confidently say that it is quite simple to prepare, if done carefully. It can be a great breakfast or appetizer. You will not stay indifferent!
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