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Hasselback Potatoes / Patate Hasselback

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Hasselback potatoes or as i or many others would call accordion potatoes are a kind of baked potato dish. Their name is derived from the restaurant where they were first introduced in the 1940s, Hasselbacken in Stockholm, Sweden which opened in that city in 1748 and where they are called hasselbackspotatis.

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Ingredients :
8 large potatoes
4 tbsp butter, cut into small cubes
some rosemary leaves for making it spicy
black or red pepper
salt
Preparation

Rinse and scrub the potatoes well because their skin won`t be peeled.
Boil them in salted water for about 20 minutes. This step is optional to shorten the time of their baking in the oven as well as to make sure their skin is very clean.But it`s up to you anyways.

Cut across the potatoes in thin slices as seen on the pics, but make sure not to cut them all the way.
Lay the potatoes on a baking sheet. Fill them equally with the butter cubes and some rosemary leaves .Sprinkle the salt and pepper.
You can pour some olive oil over them to make them more crispy.
Bake them in a pre-heated oven at 200°C until they are ready.

Bon Appétit !

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Patatet Hasselblack jane nje menyre gatimi i patateve duke i pjekur ato.Ato u serviren per here te pare rreth viteve `40.Kete emer e kane marre nga restoranti i hapur ne vitin 1748 ne Stokholm, Suedi , qe quhej Hasselblacken .Edhe patatet e gatuara kesisoj u quajten hasselbackspotatis.

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Perberesit :

8 patate te medha
4 luge gjelle gjalpe
nje sasi gjethesh rozmarine
piper i kuq ose i zi
kripe

Pergatitja

Shpelajini dhe ferkojini patate mire perpara pasi do te perdoren e gjithe lekure.Zijini per rreth 20 minuta ne tenxhere.Kete hap mund ta injoroni nese deshironi , por jua keshilloj qe te siguroheni qe patatet jane lare shume mire dhe per te shkurtuar kohen e pjekjes.
Me tej merrini dhe pritini patatet sic e shihni ne fotot e patatet e pjekura ,por beni kujdes mos ta prisni deri ne fund.Vendosini ne tepsi.
Mbushini zonat e prera me gjalpin dhe disa gjethe rozmarine .Hidhini siper kripe dhe piperin.Pastaj hidhini pak vaj ulliri siper per ti bere lekurat me kerce dhe vijini te piqen ne 200°C deri sa te jene gati.

Ju befte mire!

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Autumn breakfasts – Mengjese vjeshte

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Welcoming autumn , my top favorite season and its poetic breakfasts 🙂

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Home made goodies

Aloe Vera, Rosemary, Peppers ,Basil , Strawberries .
That`s up to now.What about you? Are you cultivating any organic plant/veggie/fruit in your garden/balcony?:)

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Apple cake & camomile :)

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I love the spring mood . With all the fragrances, colors,lights,sun, rain…
It`s like it keeps you inspired all the time .
Profiting from this amazing blooming time, me & mom decided to get some fresh camomile herb and dry it in order to make some camomile tea in the days to come. We`re only having cold tea lately , it`s really cool:)

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Besides , an apple pie was made .
The beautiful roses surrounding us , made everything look so much better.
Here`s the apple cake recipe :

3 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking soda
3 eggs
1 cup sunflower oil
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 tablespoon cinnamon
5 tablespoons of cacao
5 apples
250 gr chopped walnuts

Mix the flour, sugar,cacao , cinnamon , soda and salt in a bowl . In another bowl mix the eggs, oil, vanilla. Add the apples and nuts and mix . Afterwards add the mixture to dry ingredients and mix them together.
Bake at 180°C until ready.

Bon Appétit !

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Colorful bread rolls / Kulece shumengjyresh

It`s the last hours til the New Years eve now and most of you , celebrating at home must have finished cooking 🙂 But i wanted to share this new , amusing recipe with you anyways:)

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It`s a very easy and nice looking recipe 🙂
I have already shared something similar before . oregano bread , recipe was this time modified with vegetables , in order to get something fancier:)

Ingredients for colorful bread rolls:

400 gr flour
1 cup of coffe olive oil
2 tea spoons of sugar
2 tea spoons of salt
1 spoon of yeast
1 + 1/2 glass of water
one handful of oregano

You can mix all of the above ingredients to profit the dough.Let the dough to get ready for about 45 minutes (covered with a slightly wet napkin) and afterwards , cut the dough in pieces to mix them with the veggies to make it colorful 🙂
I used carrots, spinach and beet root.So my dough was cut into 3 pieces.
The carrots and beet roots were boiled firstly.All of the vegetables were finely chopped. Then each part of the dough was respectively mixed with one of the vegetables.

They were baked in a preheated oven under 180°C,. In the end they looked so cute, just like macaroons:)

Bon Appétit & Happy New year 🙂

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Receta ne Shqip :

Me rastin e vitriut 🙂 mendova te ndaj me ju nje recete zbavitese:)
Kam ndare dicka te ngjashme me pare ne fakt ketu : buke me rigon
.Ndryshimi i vetem ne te eshte ta ndani brumi e pergatitur si per buken me rigon , ne sa pjese te doni ju (me sakte ne aq pjese sa perime do perdorni) dhe ta perzini me perimet e grira imet ne mikser.
Ne rastin tim u perdoren karrota,spinaq dhe panxhar. Karrotat dhe panxhari u zien perpara.

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Pasi ta perzieni cdo pjese te brumit te pergatitur si per buken me rigon, me perimet perkatese, piqeni ate ne 180°C, deri sa te jete gati.

Ju befte mire dhe Gezuar Vitin e Ri 🙂

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Caramelized cake – Kek me shtrese karameli

This cake is super easy to do and came out to be very delicious.A good choice for an autumn evening to have eat along with your favorite cup of tea:)

Ingredients for caramelized cake :

75 gr sugar for the caramel
100 gr of sugar for the cake
4 eggs
150 ml milk
300 gr flour
100 ml oil
1 table spoon of baking powder

Firstly prepare the caramel with 75 gr of sugar.Afterwards pour it over the cake`s baking pan.
Use the first 3 eggs, milk and 50 mg of sugar.Whisk them thoroughly.Afterwards pour them over the caramel layer on the same cake baking pan.
In another bowl mix the left egg, flour,baking powder, the rest of the 50 gr of sugar and oil altogether.Pour this mix on the same cake baking pan over the caramel and other mixture.
Bake the cake at 180° until it`s ready.
Bon Appétit !

ALBANIAN :

Ky ishte nje kek shume i kendshem dhe mjaft i pelqyeshem per tu ngrene ne keto nete vjeshte i shoqeruar me cajin tuaj te preferuar:)

Permbajtja per kekun:

75 gr sheqer per te pergatitur karamelin
100 gr sheqer
4 veze
150 gr qumesht
100 ml vaj
300 gr miell
1 luge sode buke

Se pari pergatisni karamelin me 75 gr sheqer.Me tej hidheni ate tek forma e kekut.
Me tej ne nje tas perzini 3 veze, 150 ml qumesht dhe 50 gr sheqer.Hidheni kete miksture mbi karamelin.
Ne nje tas tjeter me tej hidhni vezen qe mbeti,300 gr miell,100 ml vaj dhe soden e bukes.Perzijini keto deri sa te arrini nje miksture homogjene.Shtojeni dhe kete te fundit ne te njejtin vend siper karamelit dhe mikstures tjeter.

Lijni kekun te piqet ne 180° deri sa te jete gati.

Ju befte mire!

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Yummania gets flattered:)

By the sweet the world through green eyes page today, as one of the 10 cool blogs to be read as a book:)
that`s flattering thanks guys 🙂

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Nice memories and one Albanian traditional recipe:)

Last year at the school i was a student i had the good chance to cook Albanian food to 80 Danes:) The school`s chef helped me a lot with it actually i owe it to her:) It all started one day i was whining on how much i missed Albanian pie.
So she decided to make an Albanian food day:)Yay!
I decided to cook Tave Elbasani a traditional Albanian recipe, as well as some pie and oregano bread.As per dessert i cooked tresleches , but that`s not Albanian anyways:)
Now i still can`t believe that inly 2 people (me and her) did everything in 5 hours ;)For a moment i thought i was a protagonist of `Run Lola Run` 😉 But that`s fine, i had so much fun:)
Tave Elbasani is a traditional Albanian recipe where you mix the lamb meat with yoghurt, but actually you can do it with other kind of meat as well,so we decided to use chicken as a lighter version:)
We used a total of 140 chicken thighs;) The chef told me people might wanna eat more than one thigh per each person.How right she was:)

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Ingredients for TAVE ELBASANI

140 chicken thighs
8 lt yoghurt(Greek or Turkish full fat yoghurt)
7 cups of rice
10 chicken bouillons

20 eggs
20 spoons of flour
Butter
Salt,pepper

that was the ingredients for 80 people;) do yourself the math for your family:)

The chicken thighs were boiled first [reminder: don`t boil the lamb meat only the chicken one has to be boiled first the lamb can be just baked]..Please don`t forget to add the bouillons to the water before boiling them.

I let the rice get slightly softened in water for a while, but not totally boiled.

Afterwards put the rice and chicken thighs on the baking tin.

I mixed all the yoghurt, eggs, salt ,pepper ,flour altogether.
Then i poured them over the boiled chicken thighs and rice adding some butter over it.
Then put them to be baked under 180° in the oven.
Make sure to let it be baked until the upper surface gets a slightly brownish color.
When it gets so you now it`s ready:)

Unfortunately i didn`t have the camera with me that time so i missed the chance to take lots of photos, but thanks to the chef , i got 2 memory pics from her.Here they are:)

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Conclusion? Everybody loved the Albanian oregano bread, tomato-onion pie and Tave Elbasani.Tresleches was also very much nicely commented but that`s not Albanian anyways;)
I was glad and proud to see how the recipes of my country were so much liked and how everyone was so eager to get the recipes from me in order to do them theirselves:)

So if you haven`t tried this yet, do now;) I`m sure you`re gonna like it too:)

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