Finally I managed to make meringues that were not chewy, too dark, or went into a thousand pieces as soon as you touched them 🙂 The meringue was perfect but the roses did not look like the roses in the Pirkka magazine. Check who photobombed my last two pictures 😉 Good he didn’t touch them 😀 I need to stop baking. Bad for my weight 😦
I still do have plenty of blueberries in the freezer. Last fall many of our wonderful friends brought us blueberries they picked themselves. I saw a blogger, I follow, had made blueberry muffins which inspired me to immediately go make some 🙂 I dusted them with powdered icing sugar but because the berries on top were frozen they quickly melted and so did the sugar.
Look, also this year I made Runberg’s tarts ! Because today we celebrate the birth of the national poet J. L. Runeberg.
Hmm, I think I should have let them stay a few more minutes in the oven.
I made my first mulled wine cheesecake a couple of days before Christmas. It tasted good and looked pretty to be made by me. But, it has annoyed me that I didn’t get the color of the gel right. So, I made one also for the New Year. This time I used only half the amount of cheese and curd as well as all the other ingredients for the cheese layer. As 900 grams of Philadelphia cheese is a lot. Now the gel color and the cake would haven been near to perfect had it come off easily. One can see that I had to use a knife to get it loose. Who knows, I may nail it next time 😀
I saw a picture of soft gingerbread with Philadelphia cheese/lingonberry jam topping. Had to make them. Of course my “breads” don’t look as nice and delicious as did the ones in the picture in the “Hemmets Journal”. But, my husband was happy and said mine were fine and yummy. Maybe I will make some for Christmas. Who knows 🙂
I noticed a 2 dl tetra pack of whipping cream in the fridge. The best before had expired weeks ago. So, I made a quick and simple sour cream sugar cake.
2 dl sour cream, 1 ½ cups sugar, 1 ½ cups flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 1 egg Whisk egg and sugar. Mix flour and baking powder. Add it and the sour cream to the whisked egg and sugar. Bake in 175 Celsius for about 35 min.
Yesterday I made a cabbage, rice, minced meat casserole. The cabbage is so delicious in the end of the summer. We already had finished eating when my husband mumbled he thought it was strange I didn’t take a picture of it before we ate. Geez ! The plan was to take one but I forgot. I guess that’s because I don’t have anything else on my mind these days than our kitten 😉 So the picture is after and only half of it left 😉
A friend of mine posted on Facebook a picture of Nutella brownies she had made plus the recipe. Only four ingredients ! They looked so nice and delicious. I bought a jar of nutella, mixed the ingredients together and baked them for about 20-25 minutes at 175C. Quick and simple. And my friend, I haven’t forgotten the chocolate chips. I will add some on top tomorrow when we are having them for the afternoon coffee.
3 dl Nutella, 1 ½ dl all purpose flour, 2 eggs, pinch of salt, 20-25 minutes in 175C oven