Green Peas and Sausages Cake


This is a very quick and tasty salty cake. I’ve had the recipe for a long time in my favorites folder, and recently, I picked it up. The result was so great that I ended up making one variation after another. As always, I’ve taken the original recipe as an inspiration and modified it.

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Ingredients:

3 eggs
100 gr. butter, melted and then chilled to room temperature
100 ml. milk
2 tbsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
200 gr. flour
1.5 tsp. baking powder
200 gr. green peas (if you are using frozen ones, no need to unfreeze them before the cooking)
100 gr. cabanos sausages cut into “narrow” rings
100 gr. grated hard cheese

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Home Made Cured Meat


I have always been under an impression that making a decent cured meat at home without having underground cellars or owning some kind of special equipment was impossible. Therefore, every time we visit Italy for vacation, we buy some (as much as the air luggage could care) pieces of cured meat and “prolong the taste of the vacation” for a few weeks at home. And then begins the long waiting period – until the next vacation. When I found this idea in a culinary magazine, I simply had to try it to see the results for myself. To make a long story short – the result is amazing. My guests couldn’t believe that this was home-made and not bought at some deli. And the fun part – the toughest thing here is to find enough space in the refrigerator…. So, anybody up for some cured meat? 🙂

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Ingredients:

1 kg meat (*)
40 gr. sea salt
30 gr. sugar
4 gr. ground coffee
10 gr. black pepper, coarsely ground
10 gr. ground juniper berries (**)
5-6 bay leaves

* It is recommended to use a long piece of topside beef

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