Τηγανόψωμα Με Φέτα Και Μέλι || Fried Little Breads With Feta And Honey

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Ήρθε η εποχή που θα πάμε πάλι στο χωριό μας. Που θα φτιάχνουμε πρωινό για όλη την οικογένεια και θα έχουμε τον χρόνο να το απολαύσουμε όλοι μαζί, παρέα, στη βεράντα μας, χωρίς βιασύνη και άγχος. Ήρθε η εποχή που θα θυμηθώ τα δικά μου παιδικά χρόνια στο χωριό, με παρόμοιες στιγμές στο πρωινό τραπέζι και τη γιαγιά μου να μας φτιάχνει τηγανόψωμα με φέτα και μέλι.

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French Toast With Extra Crispy Bacon, Honey & Strawberries

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In Greece, we call them Augofetes -actually translated, Egg Slices. My grandmother used to make them for us as a breakfast, mostly during summer. They taste great when sugar is sprickled on top and they match perfectly with feta, if you prefer a saltier taste.

Today I choose to make them with some slices of extra crispy bacon, honey and strawberries.

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French Toast, with extra crispy bacon, honey and strawberries.

3 eggs,

8 bread slices, evenly cut,

100 gr. milk,

some salt & pepper,

1 tbs olive oil,

3 slices of fried bacon,

10 strawberries, sliced,

honey

* Add in a bowl the eggs, the milk, salt and pepper. Whisk until incorporated. Place the bread slices inside and let them soak the mixture.

Place the olive oil in a pan and fry the bread for 3 to 4 minutes for both sides until golden.

When cooked, transfer them to a plate linen with some paper towel to absorb the oil.

Serve with some bacon slices, strawberries and honey.

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Light Thoughts.

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Lately, I got obsessed with light.

I read all about it, search everywhere for information, try to spot the perfect shine all over my house. As if I have just moved in.

I was always curious about light and how it transforms everything. Even when in absence. Now, that situations force us to stay inside to be safe, now that I am constantly at home for 3 whole weeks, now, I feel like I am learning my house all over again. So, I look at it, as if it is new to me. I observe it`s corners and how the sun reflects on the objects, upon the curtains, how it comes in through windows, how rooms change as hours passing by.

I hope I express myself correctly, it feels like magic. Especially in the early hours. Perhaps I am being a little more romantic these days. After all, I am constantly surrounded by my photography and baking books. Still, I need to stay creative. I miss it. I miss my routine. I miss “my freedom”.

I am full of thoughts.

Full of light thoughts.

Easy Chocolate Brownies

” It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.” -Aristotle .

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I hope that you all are well in health. You, your families, your loved ones. Stay positive, stay safe and try to be as creative as possible. I hope that it will all end soon and that we all be stronger and united.

Chocolate Brownies:

  • 180g. butter
  • 250g. dark chocolate, finely chopped
  • 40g. cocoa powder
  • 4 eggs
  • 300g. granulated sugar
  • 200g. flour

In a bain marie, melt the butter along with the chocolate. When done, beat with a hand whisk until the mixture is thoroughly combined.

Add the remaining ingredients and mix well with the whisk.

Grease and flour a parchment paper within a baking pan and spread the mixture.

Bake at 170*C  for 30-35 minutes.

Remove it from oven and allow it to cool a bit.

Serve at room temperature.

Top Tasty And Easy Chocolate Nut Truffles

These chocolate – nut truffles are top tasty and really easy to make. It is one of our favorite treats around here and I make them especially during holidays.

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You Will Need: 

300 gr. chocolate couverture, finely chopped

120 gr. nuts coarsely chopped

130 gr. condensed milk

1 tsp vanilla extract

10 gr. cognac

Topping choices: cocoa powder, nuts, finely chopped or chocolate sprinkles

* Mince the couverture and melt it with the milk. Mix it with the rest of the ingredients and let the mixture cool down for a few minutes. Fill some bowls with the toppings of your choice. Use a spoon to make small balls of the mixture. Dive the chocolate balls into the toppings and roll enough to cover them well. Enjoy!!

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New Year`s Orange Cake.

The Salty Biscotti Blog Food Photography Vasilopita Cake

This cake is connected to the first day of each New Year in our home. It is our for ever Vasilopita recipe, to a sweet welcome and of course it has a hidden coin inside for good luck. If you take all that story out, it is a delicious cake full of flavour and aroma, soft and sweet, to bake it not only for New Year`s, but the whole year.

Simple ingredients, easy to bake, served in your morning coffee table in about an hour, you dont`t want to miss that one out.

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The Salty Biscotti Blog Food Photography Vasilopita Cake

You Will Need: 

6 eggs (medium size)

450 gr. sugar

200 gr. butter (at room temperature)

1/2 a small glass of wine cognac

zest from two oranges (medium size or one large)

juice from an orange

500 gr. self-raising flour

half a tsp. baking powder

powdered sugar & decorating toppings

* Pre-heat the oven to 180 *C. Spread butter and flour in a pan (preferably with a removable base).

Prepare the meringue (6 eggs), by separating the crocus from the white wheat and leave it aside.

Beat in a mixer all the ingredients, starting with the sugar and the crocus for a couple of minutes and add gradually the butter, cut in cubes. Add the orange zest and the meringue. Add the cognac, a few spoons of the flour and the orange juice. Add the remaining flour and the baking powder.

Mix in medium to high speed until the ingredients are homogenized, drop it into the pan and bake it in the preheated oven for about 40 to 45 minutes.

Let it cool on a rack for a few minutes, add the powdered sugar and any other topping you wish.

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