When I was in Istanbul last month, I tried to find out the recipe for the one dessert I missed for many many years. This orange jelly dessert, that I remembered a bit differently, was one that my mother made all the time when I was a kid. It was one of my favourite dishes in the world. And then she stopped making it. It was forgotten. Until 2 weeks ago.
Ever since I saw Rachel Khoo’s Little Paris Kitchen program and her salty cake recipe in there, I’ve been in love with salty cakes – a type of cake that I’ve never known before which existed. I’ve made many salty cake recipes after that myself, but this one is one of the most scrumptious salty cakes I’ve baked yet.
I’ve been working on gluten free baking lately. A lot. I’ve baked many gluten free cakes before, but this time I’m working on bread. Or bröd as we say in Swedish (who are “we”??!). This bread is one of those new trials.
I am chewing a stomach tablet right now helping with pain because I ate this dip. I know that I shouldn’t have eaten something with hot peppers. But I had to taste it of course and then I couldn’t stop having more than just a bit to taste because it was so good! Ahh, sacrificing my stomach hasn’t been such a pleasure for a while…
I think, out of all kinds of gluten free flour, corn flour is my favourite. It has the colour, it has the taste and it makes everything richer. Add some extra flavour like leek and carrot in this recipe, and you almost have one full and very satisfying meal in one slice!
Ok, confession time: When I first saw chocolate hummus somewhere – was it on Instagram maybe? – my stomach turned upside down with the idea. But I still had to try it. And I did. And I was surprised. Because I liked it!
This recipe is easy! So easy that I didn’t even put photos of all the steps. It’s one of those “let’s put all the ingredients in a food processor and be done with it” kind of spreads.
I know, I know… I look like I am obsessed with focaccia as I’ve been publishing many focaccia recipes lately (at least sharing many focaccia photos on instagram story..). Well that is because I guess I am a bit obsessed really!
A few months ago I posted a focaccia recipe with lots of basil and olive oil on top. Since then, I’ve been baking focaccia with different toppings for many occasions, from caterings to friends dinners. This topping is yet slightly traditional, but there is one special ingredient in it – a Slovenian herbal salt that my friend Helena brought as a gift from home.
When I was a kid, my mother used to make a “börek” (general name for many salty pastries in Turkish) with phyllo dough called “muska” (amulet in English). These were little triangles with cheese filling, fried in vegetable oil. I always hated the name because it came from the religious nonsense. But the pastries, they were gooooood!