Chicken Cauliflower Soup

Chicken Cauliflower Soup

A comforting Romanian chicken soup with cauliflower, carrots and flour dumplings. After last week’s fried Romanian Cheese Doughnuts extravaganza, I will start a new series today, featuring a perfectly healthy ingredient: cauliflower. I hope you will excuse me for not having more words today, my son has bronchitis and he is coughing so much in the night, that I just cannot get any sleep. And that since Sunday. He can’t…

Romanian Cheese Dumplings – Papanasi fierti

Romanian Cheese Dumplings – Papanasi fierti

Sweet dumplings made with cottage cheese and semolina and coated with sugary breadcrumbs – Romanian papanasi fierti. Last week I introduced you to one of my favorite Romanian desserts, one of the best known desserts in Romania: Cheese Doughnuts or papanasi. Papanasi prajiti to be exact, which means Fried Cheese Doughnuts. Today I will give you the recipe for another version of papanasi – papanasi fierti, which means that the…

Romanian Cheese Doughnuts – Papanasi

Romanian Cheese Doughnuts – Papanasi

Traditional Romanian fried doughnuts – papanasi (papanash) – made with cottage cheese and topped with smetana and jam. I am not a doughnut person generally, I buy them rarely and make them myself once every five years or so, I would say. It is not that I don’t like them at all, but at least not as much as to ever crave them, unless I see a scrumptious photograph on…

Basic Skillet Chicken Breasts

Basic Skillet Chicken Breasts

A basic, easy way of cooking juicy and tender chicken breasts: one skillet, one lemon and the chicken. This Juicy Lemon Chicken Breasts is an easy and quick recipe, more like a basic recipe on cooking chicken breasts in a skillet. We love chicken around here and I cook it often, actually I can say that we eat chicken at least once a week, and that is a lot considering…

Beetroot Crepes

Beetroot Crepes

Pink beetroot crepes with a savory filling made with cream cheese and herbs. Here’s another idea for a romantic breakfast on Valentine’s Day. I served these beetroot crepes with a savory filling, but my kids actually liked them more sprinkled with sugar and then rolled. So, just in case you prefer your crepes sweet while your better half prefers them savory, these beetroot crepes are the solution. Fill them with…

Berry Puff Pastry Cake

Berry Puff Pastry Cake

A pink, simple puff pastry cake, filled with whipped cream and lots of berries, a light tasting cake to impress your Valentine. I love this kind of cake. Easy to make, you don’t even have to make your own pastry, few ingredients but maximum of taste. Not too mention it looks quite good, good enough to impress any guest. Like I’ve mentioned in my previous post Romanian Crescent Rolls, Valentine…

Romanian Crescent Rolls – Cornuri simple

Romanian Crescent Rolls – Cornuri simple

The fluffiest and best crescent rolls I’ve ever tasted! Can you believe that the first month of 2017 is already gone? I have my difficulties with it! Time goes by too fast… So February is already here, somehow my least favorite month in the year. Thank God, the shortest one as well. I was never a February fan mostly because I think that it has the worst weather in the…

Baked Cornmeal Potatoes

Baked Cornmeal Potatoes

Crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside, these vegan baked potatoes with cornmeal crust make the perfect side dish. The last recipe in this Polenta Series on Where is My Spoon, I really hope you found a few things you liked. As a native Romanian I obviously enjoyed each of the posted recipes, but I do hope that I could offer something to those of you who are…

Polenta Orange Cake – Malai dulce

Polenta Orange Cake – Malai dulce

So soft, so moist, so delicious: Romanian polenta cake soaked with orange syrup. This cake could be the end of a long quest – the quest after a cake made with cornmeal that I actually like. I have made several cornmeal/polenta cakes over the years, searching for the one, the one I would like, the one I imagined so many times when reading some recipes. And every one of them…

Polenta Chips

Polenta Chips

Crispy, spicy, low-fat, gluten-free and utterly delicious homemade polenta chips. If you make polenta regularly you might have noticed the crust that remains on the bottom and the walls of your pot after you have eaten the polenta. If you don’t clean your pot immediately, the crust will dry out and you will get what my kids like to call polenta chips. They both like to eat the polenta, especially…