04 February 2016

Sour Cherry and Coconut Cake


" One day someone will walk into your life, open your heart and set your soul on fire"...

Ingredients:
6 eggs
1 3/4 cups caster sugar
250 g butter, melted
2/3 cup sour cream, warmed
1 cup plain flour
1/2 cup SR flour
1 cup coconut, dessicated
1 jar pitted sour cherries
2 tsp corn flour

Method:
Preheat oven to 180*C (160* fan forced). Prepare a cake tin.
Beat eggs and sugar until fluffy, add melted butter and sour cream. Mix well, then sift flours on top of mixture, add coconut; fold in slowly by hand (spatula). Finally add  1/2 fruit and pour into tin. Bake for 1 hour (or more) or until inserted toothpick doesn't come out clean. Let it cool slightly. 
Mix 2 dl of jarred cherry liquid with 2 tsp corn flour (or cassava, or arrowroot); cook for 1 minute in microwave. Mix in the rest of cherries. Pour over the top of the cake. Let it set, then serve.







Kolači sa Višnjama i Kokosom 

"Jednoga dana, neko ce usetati u vas zivot, otvoriti vam srce i zapaliti vatru u vasoj dusi"...

Sastojci:
6 jaja
1 3/4 solje secera
250 gr maslaca, otopljenog
2/3 solje kajmaka/pavlake
1 solja brasna
1/2 solje samodizajuceg brasna
1 solja kokosa
1 tegla visanja u soku
2 k gustina
Nacin:
Ukljucite rernu na 180*C (160 sa fenom). Pripremite cetvrtasti kalup za kolace.
Umutite jaja sa secerom u pjenu, dodajte otopljeni puter i kajmak. Promijesajte. Na povrsinu prosijte brasna, dodajte kokos, pa lagano rucno sjedinite. Ubacite 1/2 voca, promijesajte i sve prerucite u kalup. Pecite oko sat vremena ili duze (provjerite sa cackalicom). Ostavite da se prohladi.
Umijesajte 2 k gustina u 2 dl soka / tecnosti od visanja. Kuhajte oko 1 minutu u mikrovalnoj. Umijesajte preostale visnje. Prelijte preko kolaca, ostavite da se stisne i sluzite.


07 January 2016

Date and Walnut Loaf




It's been a long time since I wrote my last post. Meanwhile, I've returned from Bosnia to my beloved Australia. New year has begun and I have to tell you that I expect big changes in my life in 2016 . Some of them already started to develop...I'm much happier person today, than I used to be 6 months ago...Life's good again!

Ingredients: 
1 cup self-raising flour
½ cup sugar
½ tsp bicarb
2 tsp cinnamon
½ cup chopped dates
½ cup chopped walnuts
30 g butter
2/3 cup water



Method: 
Preheat oven to 180*C; prepare a loaf pan (25 X 7.5 cm). Sift flour, sugar, bicarb and cinnamon into a bowl. Add the chopped dates and walnuts and mix well. Heat butter and water in a saucepan (or microwave) until water just reaches the boil. Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients, add the hot liquid and mix well. Spoon into greased loaf pan; bake for 35-40 minutes.


Vekna sa Datulama i Orasima


Dugo vremena je proteklo od mog posljednjeg napisanog posta. U medjuvremenu sam se vratila iz Bosne. Nova godina je otpocela i moram vam reci da ocekujem velike promjene u mom zivotu u 2016-oj. Neke su se vec otpocele desavati...Puno sam sretnija osoba danas, nego sto sam to bila prije 6 mjeseci...Zivot je divan ponovo!
Potrebno:
1 solja samodizajuceg brasna
1/2 solje secera
1/2 k side bb
2 k cimeta
1/2 solje sjeckanih datula
1/2 solje sjeckanih oraha
30 gr maslaca
2/3 solje vode 

Nacin:
Ukljucite rernu na 180*C; pripremite kalup za veknu.
Prosijte sve suhe sastojke u posudu, dodajte sjeckane datule i orahe. U drugu posudu zagrijte vodu i maslac do vrenja; uspite u suhe sastojke i dobro izmijesajte. Prebacite smjesu u kalup za veknu. Pecite 35-40 minuta.

08 December 2015

Moody December in my Birth Town

I was hoping for more snow in Brchko (my birth town), or at least some  memorable 'crystal' scenes , when rain and low temperatures coat tree branches  in ice and put on an unforgettable magical display. Instead we had beautifully moody weather with thick fog. Nothing could spoil my time in Bosnia...but, I suppose that happens whenever we´re in love! 

Nadala sam se ponovnom snijegu u Brčkom ili makar onim nezaborabnim ´kristalnim´scenama, kada kiša i niske temperature ´obuku´ grane drveća u nezaboravljivu magičnu postavku. Umjesto toga smo imali ćudljivo vrijeme sa gustom maglom. Nije mi to pokvarilo raspoloženje...ali, pretpostavljam da nam se to uvijek dešava kada smo zaljubljeni!






   













There were a few sunny days too ; central park in Brčko (where all first loves begin).
Bilo je i sunčanih dana: centralni park u Brčkom (gdje su sve prve ljubavi počinjale). 


Night walk through my town and a Croatian celloist concert (Ana Rucner...listen to her Lindjo)
Noćna Šetnja i koncert Hrvatske čelistkinje Ane Rucner (poslušajte Lindjo)


Food here is AMASING, afordable and service supreme. Best restaurants in Brčko are: Bakarni lonac, Sheher, Kutak and Cicibela.

Hrana je ovdje BOŽANSTVENA, sa pristupačnim cijenama i savršenom uslugom. Najbolji restorani u Brčkom su: Bakarni Lonac, Sheher, Kutak i Cicibela.



I chose to eat freshwater fish whenever I could, because that´s something I can´t have in Australia.
Birala sam riječnu ribu kad-god sam mogla, jer tako nešto ne postoji u Australiji.




Walking through my town
Šetnja mojim gradom

 

    One late December rose
    Jedna zakašnjela decembarska ruža





  

25 November 2015

November in Bosnia


On our way (pause in Abu Dhabi)


1st day in Bosnia


 
 Art of sausage making in Bosnia...glad I had my chance to help! I brought my recipe for Chorizos with me!
Umjetnost pravljenja kobasica..drago mi je da sam mogla pomoci. Donijela sam svoj recept za Chorizo kobasice.


2nd day
Visit to our cousin in Grbavica  (My father`s birth village)



Švargla (recipe coming!)



 

 Our hosts!

3rd day we had first snow! YAY!

Trećega dana je pao snijeg i obradovao nas!

 








17 November 2015

Chicken Saag


Aromatic, spicy chicken stew in a rich spinach sauce. One of best Indian recipes.

Ingredients:
1 tsp fenugreek seeds
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1 cinnamon stick
6 cardamom pods
2 tbs oil
2 onions, diced
2 cm ginger, grated
3 garlic cloves, crushed
1 chilli, sliced
800 g thihg filets, cubed
2 pst turmeric powder
1 tsp cumin powder
1/2-1 tsp chilli powderĝ
1 tsp coriander powder
2 bay leaves
1 1/2-2 cups chicken broth
1 bunch spinach (frozen ok) - 250 gr
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbs fresh coriander
1/3 cup yogurt 
Method:
Roast first 4 ingredients on a dry pan (until heated trough and aromatic); set aside.
Heat oil, sautee onions for 3-4 minutes. Add meat, garlic, ginger and chilli. Stir until meat change colour, then add roasted spices and all other powdered spices, bay leaves and beef broth. Cover and cook for 1-1 1/2 hours (or until meat tender). Last 10-15 minutes add spinach and season to taste. Garnish with yogurt and coriander before serving (with rice).



Pileći 'Saag'

Mirisno i pikantno pilece meso u bogatom spinat sosu. Jedno od meni najdrazih jela iz Indije.

Potrebno:
1 k fenugrek sjemenki
1/2 k kima
1 stapic cimeta
6 cijelih kardamoma
2 crvena luka, sjeckana
2 cm djumbira, sitno rendanog
3 cena bijelog luka, protisnutog / rendanog
1 ljuta papricica, cjeckana
800 gr piletine (nadbataci), isjecene na kocke
2 k turmerika u prahu
1 k kima u prahu
1 k korijandera u prahu 
1/2 - 1 k chili praha
2 lista lovora
1 1/2 - 2 solje pileceg temeljca / supe
1 veza spinata , moze i smrznuti - 250gr
1/2 k soli
2 K lisca korijandera
1/3 solje jogurta
Nacin:
Zagrijte tavu na na suho proprzite prva 4 sastojka (dok ne pocne mirisati); ostavite po strani.
Zagrijte ulje u serpi / loncu, proprzite luk, zatim dodajte meso, bijeli luk, djumbir i chili. Dinstajte dok meso ne promijeni boju. Ubacite sve zacine, ukljucujuci one u prahu, lovor i zalijte temeljcem. Pokrijte i kuhajte oko 1-1 1/2 sat ili dok meso ne omeksa. Zadnjih 15 minuta dodajte spinat i so. Prije serviranja (sa rizom) stavite jogurt i korijander na vrh.