The Irish, in terms of potato cooking skills, are probably the most progressive part of humanity. Such a number of recipes with potatoes, as in Ireland, you will not find anywhere else, even in Belarus. Sometimes the Irish offer you to do something completely unusual with potatoes, such as baking a sweet cake from it.
We admit, potatoes do not seem the most obvious ingredient for dessert, but let us recall another vegetable example: carrot cake. Half of the fans of carrot cake do not even suspect that it is called “carrot”, not because it is decorated with small marzipan carrots, and therefore instead of dough there is shredded carrots. Here, with the Irish cupcake, about the same story. Continue reading
The flavor of the New Year is, of course, the tangerines and the Christmas tree. And if the latter is still a bit early, then it’s time to do tangerines. Tangerines make chic jams and often the most interesting ones are those that use not only the flesh, but also the rind of the tangerines.
The main thing that needs to be done with any use of tangerines with skin is how to soak them, not sparing the time. The meaning of soaking is not only that the characteristic bitterness, which exists in any zest, goes into the water. Another thing is more important: so you soak up all that is harmful that has accumulated in the peel of the mandarins. They are sprayed from pests in the process of growing, and often also pre-sale preparation includes the treatment of substances that enhance the brilliance and brightness of color. So if your tangerines are not from an organic store, soak them thoroughly. Continue reading