Sunday, August 30, 2015

Cremini mushrooms stuffed with cheese

Stuffed mushrooms
O, it’s hard to write something interesting about cremini mushrooms! Cremini mushrooms are the younger sisters of Portobello mushroom and similar to them they are a rich source of selenium, vitamin B12, and copper and are nearly calorie-free. These humble mushrooms do not have a very pronounced own taste but they are great when paired with lots of butter, cheese or cream. I do not eat cremini mushrooms quite often but at the beginning of summer I tried them in a small restaurant. They were prepared stuffed with blue and yellow cheese and since then I’ve prepared them at least five times at home. You can use whatever cheese you have on hand, but blue cheese is the best option according to me. 
Preparation of stuffed cremini mushrooms requires little time and the results is a delicious appetizer which is great for parties.
Stuffed mushrooms

Sunday, June 21, 2015

No bake cheesecake with sour cream and mascarpone

Cheesecake is Peter’s favorite dessert and he rates the restaurants we visit depending on the ability of the chef to prepare a really good cheesecake.
Until yesterday I’ve never prepared cheesecake – I usually tend to search for chocolate based desserts, but he had an important exam and I really wanted to please him with something tasty and relaxing. So, the search for the best cheesecake recipe started. 
I had some requirements towards the cheesecake – apart from the obligatory cream cheese my cheesecake has to include a lot of mascarpone and the specific taste of sour cream – no condensed milk, no heavy cream and no gelatin. 
The baked cheesecakes lack the fresh taste which is the most important requirement for a summer dessert – so it has to be a no bake cheesecake. The moment I saw this filling I already knew that this was the best recipe for the filling of my cheesecake.
And what about the topping? Nothing is better than some spoon of sour cherry jam which adds some sourness to all the creamy blend of ingredients.
What is the taste of this cheesecake? It is fresh, light and creamy. This recipe includes so many high-class ingredients which makes it pricey that you could never expect to receive it anywhere else than in somebody's home. Why not in your's?
You need less than 15 minutes to prepare this recipe and I bet, this will become also your favorite no bake cheesecake recipe. Because this is the best cheesecake ever, said Peter and I tend to believe him – he is the greatest cheesecake expert I know.

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Parmesan Bread Sticks with Seeds

The crunchy breadsticks, called Grissini in Italian, are often served at the restaurant as an appetizer with a kind of dip - tsatsikikjopoolutirosalata or hummus.  You can also have them with some slices of prosciutto or bacon wrapped around them. I prepared them with grated parmesan cheese and sesame and poppy seeds and they turned out to be a great snack to nibble on. These parmesan breadsticks include butter, but you can not feel it while eating - if you prefer cheese breadsticks with more buttery and creamy taste, I would recommend you these ones.