Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Apple strudel - recipe (inlcuding photos)

  • 400 grams of flour
  • 100 milligrams of water
  • 100 milligrams of milk
  • 20 grams of butter
  • 20 grams of fresh yeast
  • 1 kg of apples
  • 4 spoons of sugar
  • 1 egg
  • cinnamon
  • raisins
  • salt

Mix the yeast with a spoon of sugar until creamy.

Mix the flour with the water, the egg, the milk, the butter, the salt and the yeast mixture.
Let the dough rest for 40 minutes.

Divide the dough in 3. Spread the dough on the table and add the chopped apples,1 spoon of sugar, the cinnamon and the raisins.

Repeat the operation with the remaining 2 pieces of dough.

Roll the dough.

Put it in the oven at 180 degrees Celsius for about 40-50 minutes.


The original recipe can be found here

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Pickled vegetables - recipe (including photos)


  • various vegetables (green tomatoes, cauliflower, celery, bell pepper, carrots, small watermelons, etc.)
  • spices (pepper, garlic, dill, lovage, thyme, paprika)
  • salt
Clean the vegetables and cut in smaller pieces only the cauliflower, the carrot and the celery (the tomateos, the bell pepper and the watermelons are added in one piece).

Start placing the vegetables in the jar (we had a 1,7 litre jar). Put at the bottom a bed made of the dill, lovage and thyme.

On top add layers of vegetables, mixing the colours for a nice aspect. Between layers throw in some garlic cloves, pepper and paprika (be careful with the paprika because the pickles will be very hot if you over do it).

After the jar is full with vegetables, cover them with some celery leaves. Then pour hot brine in the jar and close the lid very tightly (the brine is simply made of salt dissolved in water - about 40 grams of salt for each liter of water).

The jar should stay in a warm room for the next 5 days, then moved to a cooler location.

You will see that at the end of the first week, the water will become all fuzzy, but do not worry, it will clear by itself within the next week.

Pickles are a great source of vitamins during winter and are usually eaten with any meat dish.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Two cookies in Wittenberg Lutherstadt

The cookies were OK, but there wasn't anything special. The shop was on the main street in the city center.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Eiffel Tower, Paris, France

Like any other tourist we climbed up the Tower (with the elevator, of course :).

The view from the top of the Tower was magnificent, even if outside it was a cold and rainy day of March.


Tuesday, October 23, 2012


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