I’m writing this blog post in my apartment which has been also serving as a sauna these days. I made these pastries yesterday evening when it was a 24C summer evening and I could almost bake them without an oven.
For the last few weeks my mood got worse and worse. The anxiety and depression I feel because of the situation in the world got extremely unbearable at times. So I didn’t want to feel like doing anything new – for the blog I mean. I didn’t want to do anything. But today I found some fresh energy again. So.. voila!
It’s been sunny and warm for 2 days in a row now in Helsinki. This requires a recipe that has a lot of sun in it.
In times like this, when we are all feeling weird, uncertain, scared, it’s good to bake and eat comfort food. Salty cake is a good one to try.
First things first: I’ve always been “cheese & tomatoes in the breakfast” gal. Salty. And never porridge, muesli, something flakes or granola. But lately I’ve been trying new things.
I baked these brownies several times. Because I had to adjust the ginger well. Finally I found a good amount!
Yes, you can use this both as a direct spread on your bread or crackers, or you can use it as a sauce, for example for your pasta.
As the title indicates, I am not sure if there is a real name for these cuties. We always called them “cirikta”. But some call a similar recipe “cilikta”. Some call it “pisi” but I’m pretty sure it’s not pisi because pisi is rather yeasted dough. I just like calling them cute little monsters because of the shape of fried dough!
First things first: happy new year! I chose this delicious recipe as the first one in 2020 because as author Dean Koontz said, “where there is cake, there is hope”.
So, you may or may not know that muhammara is a delicious spread normally made with roasted red peppers. This time, though, I am making it with beetroots, because, why not?