Month: October 2017

Apple Cake by Moonika. Moonika Ăµunakook

Monika kook1(19)This is again the very simple cake. If you do not have time, use biscuit cookies (like Lady Fingers or similar) for bottom and ready Pudding.

Apples are not my first choice. Apples are usual. And if you have so wide choice, why to pick the apples?

And then somewhere someone serving to me some apple jam and…I am sold.
My mother told me, when I was baby I had very bad appetite. One trick to make me eat was use everywhere apple jam and hide others ingredients and food under it 🙂

The key of this cake is apple jam. Specific  mild apple taste.

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Eesti rahva jõuluburger / The Estonian christmas burger

Still October but why not to prepare for Christmas 🙂

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Varasematel aastatel olen teinud minipirukaid hapukapsa ning verivorstiga. Väga-väga maistvad, aga aega taigna tegemiseks ja rullimiseks mul seekord polnud – poest, kahjuks, on saadaval vaid e-aineid täis taignaid ning mitte ühtegi puhast soolast muretaigent (mis võiks ka munavaba olla). Seega seekord otsustasin kasutada lihtsamat teed – võtta kampa ciabatta kuklid. Sa võid kasutada ka tavalisi juustumuhkleid või muid kukleid mis sulle meeldivad. Maitse on ülim! Täiesti ausalt, ülim! Kõrvale paku värsket salatit ja ooo, kui hea jõulusöök!

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Eesti rahva jõuluburger

Vaja on:

8tk verivorsti (nt Rakvere ahjuõuntega lambasooles verivorst)

4 kuklit (mida saad keskelt pooleks lõigata), nt ciabatta kuklit

250-300g porgandiga praekapsast

Korralik peotäis riivitud juustu ehk umbes 150g juustu

50 ml ehk 2 spl hapukoort

4-5 spl jõhvika-õunamoosi (parim valik!) või pohlamoosi

Kuidas valmib:

Lõika kuklid pooleks, kui sa väga saiaseid burgereid ei soovi, siis uurista neid seest tühjemaks. Pane igale kuklile 2 tl moosi. Lõika toored verivorstid poole…

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Simple Eggfree Quark Cookies by Malle. Malle kohupiimakĂĽpsised

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Simple Quark Cookies. http://www.estoniancuisine.com

I do not know about you, but I have always problem. When I cook for dinner soup, what to serve beside.

These cookies are simple to bake and pay attention: there no spices and seasonings in this dough. So, you can bake and serve them as savoury or sweet, as you like.

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Old-school Cabbage-Carrot Salad. Kapsa- porgandisalat.

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Old School Cabbage Carrot Salad http://www.estoniancuisine.com

In 1988-1992 I have been studied in university (this time university last 5 years).  This was very complicated and messy time.
Of course, students are always poor and has complicated life 🙂 But this time in Estonia took place changes.

We have been more than 40 years occupied by soviet union, all this period were lack of food products, deficit. Most of milk and meat and butter,  produced in Estonia,  were sent to the Russia.
But in the beginning of 90-s, was situation very bad. This was not only deficit, but to get any milk, butter, flour, sugar, semolina…. and so one, you must have a special coupon.

 

 

 

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Old School Cabbage Carrot Salad http://www.estoniancuisine.com

today is very cool to be vegan, This time we have to be vegans…we fryed potatoes using water, and this salad was one of the main dish. Vegetables were something, what we had….. Because most of the Estonians had and have some land in country or country grandmothers.
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Estonian Meat Balls.Kotlet

For some reason we have three different foods: meat balls, served usually in sauce. Small meat balls: frikadellid, we are using in soup. And ” kotlet”- what is flat shape minced meat “ball”. Kotlet is served as main dish with potato and sauce and salad.

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Estonian Meat Balls. Kotlet. http://www.estoniancuisine.com

34. The Baltics

Read about Baltic food

Around the world in 80 cuisines

The Baltic nations include Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, which nestle around the Baltic Sea. The cuisine of this region is characterised by its love for rye bread, fish, dill, dairy, root vegetables, cabbage, pickled vegetables, pork and mushrooms. These flavours are particularly nostalgic to me, because I had a cherished family friend and babysitter growing up who had Lithuanian heritage: Anna. Apart from being great fun and having an adorable manx cat, she is an incredible cook. I therefore spent many very happy days and nights of my childhood pattering around after her in the kitchen, surrounded by the smells of bacon, cabbage and dill. To this day I think of Anna whenever I smell bacon and cabbage frying. Under her careful instruction, I also learned to love some of the flavours that would be considered strange by Australian standards, such as cold beetroot soup and preserved fish. We would…

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Kurzeme Stroganoff

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Kurzeme Stroganoff

With this food  I will make a great tribute to our good neighbors Latvians.  But this is a very good dish and I am from South-Estonia, what is almost Latvia:), so let it be in Estonian blog.

Kurzeme Stroganoff

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  • Difficulty: easy
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A delicious Latvian pork stroganoff

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Simple Fish Soup

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Simple Fish Soup. http://www.estoniancuisine.com

Sunday morning. 7 o clock.
The Cat jumped on the bed ” Krrr…. lazy bums, the sun is shining, wake up…”
I pulled blanket over the head. I had the intention to sleep at least 4 more hours…
But.. for my amazement, my husband woke up and left from bed room…
Some time later, I realized, that I have to go.

On the couch sat next to each other, Man and Cat. Eyes are glued to the TV screen. Watching racing cars..

It was not “Krrr”,  it was ” Frrrr… formula 1 ” 🙂

Simple and quick everyday fish soup.

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