Most people love pastry. But not everyone knows when they first appeared. The first type of delicacy originated several thousand years ago and was a dried dates, mixed with honey and nuts. They were found in Egypt during excavations. In Rome, the composition was different, in addition to nuts and honey used poppy seeds and sesame. And the Greeks were the pioneers of marmalade. The technology of its preparation was that apple juice was evaporated under the scorching sun, getting a lingering mixture. Continue reading
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
Quince marmalade is troublesome, but worth it. You will get an elastic, fragrant “fruit cheese”, which can be stored for a long time and enjoy its concentrated taste of quince.
Regarding quince, you need to make an important note: you must choose a fragrant quince. Now on sale a lot of quince here of this type.
They are beautiful, even, without tubercles and potholes of light yellow fruits, this variety does not have an intense smell. This quince smells when sniffing it close. We need such a quince, the aroma of which you feel only upon entering the room where it is located. This is a solid, irregularly shaped, such – in the hillocks and potholes of a quince. Continue reading