the weekend is ahead of us and since it is super hot these days why not embrace a sweet treat from the hot and humid south of the US – a peach cobbler.
I bought Martha Stewart´s cookbook months ago and love to just look at the different chapters and delicious recipes. My last experiment has been the peach cobbler and it turned out pretty good.
Definitely a tasty treat and different from what I have baked before. The filling is sweet, rich and so fruity in taste but the crust is krispy, inside soft from the juicy peaches and not to sweet at all.
The last time I have made it I added blueberries like the recipe said and it was delicous but as the colors mixed, pretty much everything turned green so the second day of eating it wasn´t as enjoyable as the first day anymore. Next time I am going with plain peaches.
Since we had been so overbooked last weekend I have not made any plans for tomorrow. We will stay at home at maybe go outside a little but that´s it. With all the #socialdistancing and staying at home due to Covid it has somehow become the new normal not planning that much or going anywhere.
I am so happy the whole weekend lies in front of us and it is going to be a good one. We have planned some stuff and it depends on were you are Independance Day is taking place.
Today is your lucky day if you are looking for a new recipe to try as I am sharing my favorite sweets and treats with you. I love baking, it is one of my most loved hobbies and also surprisingly calming. Throghout the years I have tried a ton of recipes I have made over and over again so make sure to read until the end.
Not only perfect for Valentine´s Day but for year round. I have always loved a piece of red velvet cake. It is something so special. Flavorful and velvety soft plus the fresh cream cheese frosting. Perfection on its own. One of my favorites to date.
#4 Lemon Bars
Awesome sweet treat to try if you love a zesty note in your cakes. I definitely would recommend trying this. I personally loved the taste although the look itself went horrible wrong as I have used an oven form that was way to small for the amount of dough and batter I have. I will bake them again very soon and hope they will look pretty enough to post and to serve. Southern Living has some of greatest recipes I have found on the internet, not only for baking but for cooking too.
This was a first for me but to be honest it was super easy to prepare and even more to bake. A classic southern desert and perfect for Summer with all the fruits. In fact you could use every fruit you like.
Have baked this one for so many ocassions whether for a birthday, Christmas or just for the weekend. It is definitely loaded and not for the faint of heart as the calories are skyrocketing per piece with all the chocolate, butter, heavy cream and confectioners sugar but definitely worth a try. Make sure to at least double the dough or it won´t be enough for two stories.
My go-to Summer cake. The Pina Colada Cake tastes fresh but a little zingy with the pineapple and superlight cause of the airy sponge cake. Everyone loved it so far cause it looks super delicous and artsy but is also super easy. Don´t be intimidated by the many steps, it is easier than you think and totally worth it.
These are my top 7 recipes I wanted to share with you as I love to have seasonal go-to´s on hand for different ocassion. It is nice to have deserts or cakes on hand you know you can pull of easily and taste great when you are in a quick need of them.
Do you have any favorites you love to bake over and over again or even recipes created by yourself ?
I have never been a huge fish fan other than sushi but baked salmon is a treat I love from time to time. Over the years I specialized my recipe to the point I love every single ingredient about it.
So for my salmon I am using a fresh piece of salmon of course and top it of with a piece of feta cheese (melts perfectly but doesn´t run all over the fish filet), some onion rings, drops of olive oil and a mix of spices. It really hasn´t much ingredients but tastes great. Also since the preparation time is not long and it bakes for itself in the oven it would also be an awesome dish for hosting a dinner. I added potatoes to the salmon this time but you can also eat it with couscous or steamed vegetables like broccoli.
Ingredients Oven Baked Salmon
– feta cheese
– olive oil
Wrap in aluminium foil and put into the oven for about 40 minutes at 170° degreees. Enjoy right away afterwards. Tastes so so good. I promise.
I understand if people stay away from preparing fish cause the filets are really pricey and many are afraid to mess up the meal but this one is a real foolproof recipe.
Have a look at my recipe tab here if you are interested in more recipes. I have shoot two new recipes this week so we will be soon back to regular Food Friday posts.
Wishing you guys a nice weekend. See ya on Monday.
since New Years Eve is just around the corner I wanted to share some festive ideas for the host or the staying at home gal. We decided to stay in this year and make cheese fondue. Our first plan was to go out for fondue but every restaurant has a special menu for New Years Eve so you can only eat this and nothing else.
Cheese fondue is pretty easy to make as it only has a handfull of ingredients and simmers by itself which gives you time to prepare all the food you want to dip in or eat it with.
We decided to go with bread, steak and some vegetables. You really don´t need a lot of it as it quickly fills you up but it is so so so delicious, I mean what is not to love about melted cheese??!!
For the table decor I went all in with glitz and glam like golden and silver glitter and a sparkly table runner with matching napkins. I personally love a matching table. The golden plates are the same I used for Christmas but another color. In fact I think I have about 5 different colors of them as they always work great for ocassions like this.
A classic mix of black, gold and silver is my favorite for New Years but you could also get really creative and use navy and silver dinnerware or anything else you like.
Do you have plans for NYE already ? Are you hosting or going out ?