Saturday, October 17, 2009

Feta-cheese Bread : (Τυρόψωμο)

I finally decided to make the feta-cheese bread!

I thing I miss feta a lot around here. Not that I cannot find it, but it is never like home! So whenever I have the chance to use it I use it Largely.

What you need:
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cups olive oil
1 cup warm water
1 pack dry yeast (11gr)
(any other herb you might want to use, suggestions: oregano or thyme)
1 cup feta cheese (If you don't like feta you can change it for olives)
Sesame or poppy seeds for topping!

1. In a large bowl put the warm water (38°-42° C is the best temperature for the yeast) and the yeast and mix with your hand!

2. When dissolved, add the oil, the salt and pepper and the preferable spices of yours!

3. Start adding the flour and also the feta cheese (or olives)

4. Until it becomes somehow like that and does not stick in your hands! You can add more flour if your batter is still sticky. Cover with a clean towel and let rise for about an hour!

5. After that put it in a pan and flatten it.

6. Put some water in your hand and spread it on the surface, sprinkle sesame or poppy seeds on top, both fit:)

7. Bake for 30-40 min at 170° C until golden brown...

8. Enjoy warm from the oven:)

From the heart,

Monday, October 5, 2009

Raspberry jam, easy!

Long time no see,

but I came back with a small memory from summer:)
All kinds of berries have always been favorites to me...However they are not available all year long, unless you make them!
So I decided to preserve the taste of summer in a jar, for as long as it lasts..

Raspberry jam is very very easy!

What you need:

500gr raspberries 
500gr granulated sugar

(In general you need the same amount of raspberries and sugar)

1. Take a picture of the wonderful berries:)

2. Put the berries and the sugar in a pan. Stir over low heat until the sugar has melted (dissolved)

3. You see not ready yet..

4. When the sugar is melted, boil over high heat for 5-7 min, even 7-9 until the mixture 
reaches setting point. This depends on the fruit.

5. When thick as you like it, remove it from the heat. Pour into hot sterilized jars, seal and let cool.

6. Enjoy with fresh from the oven bread and butter for best results:)

From the heart,