Tag: fruits (Page 2 of 4)
Veal Rolls with PearMarch 15th, 2014 in Beef, Main Dishes by Julia Volhina
I saw veal rolls with pear meal in some TV show once and wanted to try it ever since.
The combination of ingredients in this recipe is unusual, veal is pretty expensive and somewhat hard to find here in US. This is probably the reason why I got to this recipe only now.
I used veal scallopini here, because they are already sliced, and it is easier to pick meat pieces of right amount and size. But you can also use whole piece of veal meat and slice it yourself. As for the pear, use ripe fragrant pear for better results.
Rhubarb KompotMay 4th, 2013 in Beverages, Non-alcoholic by Julia Volhina
This is another drink from my childhood. I must say I didn’t like it back when my grandma cooked it. But it changed since then.
I saw rhubarb stalks in store and it reminded me of her, so I decided to share this recipe with you.
If the taste of kompot is a bit too sour for your liking, add a bit more sugar.
Sour Cherry Dessert with Whipped CreamDecember 22nd, 2012 in Desserts by Julia Volhina
This is easy to make and tasty sour cherry dessert recipe. However I must warn you: because of alcohol content it isn’t suitable for children.
Either pitted sour cherry will work for this recipe whatever they are fresh, frozen or canned; of course, fresh ones will taste the best, but they are hard to come by, so I used canned ones from the local European store.
You can beat cream yourself or use some N2O charged cream whipper: just add cooled cream, confectioner’s sugar and liqueur to whipper and mix before pulling in the charger.
Pork Roast with Apples and MustardDecember 8th, 2012 in Main Dishes, Pork by Julia Volhina
Red Wine Sangria with Peaches, Oranges and LemonsJune 16th, 2012 in Beverages, With Alcohol by Julia Volhina
I think there are many recipes for sangria which use various ingredients, but they all are similar in one thing: usage of wine and fresh fruit.
Wine can be either white, or red, or rose; fruits can pretty much anything you have available. Some of sangrias include a bit of rum or brandy.
This recipe calls for red wine, oranges, lemons and fresh peaches. I also add cinnamon and cloves to my taste, but these are optional. And I don’t use harder liquor than dry wine.
Any type of dry red wine will work, just pick something not very expensive. If wine is too sour – add more sugar or honey or both.
“Firewood on Snow” CakeJanuary 7th, 2012 in Desserts by Julia Volhina
This cake looked unusual even for me when I saw it first time: doesn’t it resemble a bunch of firewood covered with a snow to you?
This recipe is Yuriy’s mom speciality dessert and it often appears on the table during family celebrations. Yuriy’s mom preserves pitted sour cherries in their own juices under sugar each season, so there are always plenty of them ready for use.
If you don’t have sour cherries preserved in such way – you can always go with pitted cherry kompot like I did, but in this case add a bit of sugar to the dough, or cake will not be sweet enough.
I would want to tell you that this cake is easy and fast to do, but I can’t. It took me quite some time to make dough, prepare “firewood” sticks and then assemble the cake; but that is probably because I cooked it first time in my life.
After cake is assembled allow some time for layers to soak in sour cream frosting to get soft: leave it in cool place (but not fridge) at least over night (depending on how liquid sour cream is it may take longer). It is good idea to prepare cake at least a day before you are planning to serve it.
Baked Peaches with Chocolate and Ginger StuffingOctober 1st, 2011 in Desserts by Julia Volhina
We bought a big box of peaches on our way back home from vacation in South Carolina ocean side. They were very ripe and sweet and most important they were a lot, much more than we can eat in 2, even for longer time.
Even after eating big portion of them fresh and handing some out, there were still some left. It was a time to cook peaches before they spoil.
I found this recipe for stuffed baked peaches, and must say that baked peaches become one of my favorite desserts – cooked peaches are very tender and flavorful.
I will definitely improvise more in this direction once my hands get ahold of more peaches to try various stuffings.