Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Welcome to the world Wojtek

This was a very special day to us - by no means the most important one in our lives. Today we welcomed to this world our little son - Wojtek. It's just amazing how parenthood influences the way we see the world and our role in it. I've never thought this moment would be so special, filled with utter joy and happiness, making everything else less important. I hope that our son will have a happy life and will grow to a good man, respecting the values that we will teach him.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Pumpkin bun cake with plum marmalade

I was defending myself from posting food photos, but in the end it is so much fun to take those pictures that I need to give in. So here it goes... Our first cake on the blog!
This one is called (cuddling) Pumpkin bun cake with plum marmalade and I took the recipe from this page.
The actual cake (and photos) were done by Radek - I cannot take credit for that. I was really surprised by the taste of this yummie masterpiece - never thought it would be soooo good!

  • 2,5 glass of wheat flour
  • 10 g of dry yeast or 20 g of fresh yeast
  • 0,5 glass of milk
  • 3/4 glass of pumpkin puree
  • 3 spoons of melted butter
  • 1 tea spoon of cinnamon
  • peeled rind of 1 orange
  • 4 spoons of sugar
  • 1/4 tea spoon of salt
All ingredients should be at room temperature.
Wheat flour mix with the yeast, add the rest of the ingredients and make a dough. Leave the dough covered by a cloth to double its size (around 1.5h). Then drop the dough from height and knead again.
Mould (25 cm) cover with baking paper (only bottom). Divide the dough into 10-11 pieces and form balls. Flatten them at hand and put plum marmalade (as much as possible, normally 1 big spoon), then stick together the edges covering marmalade inside. Put those balls on the mould close to each other (but leave space between them - they will grow and "cuddle"). Sprinkle the balls with crumble, put a cloth over the mould and leave for 30 min to double its size.
Bake in temperature of 190ºC for 35 minutes.

  • 1 glass of plum marmalade
  • 60 g of melted butter
  • 100 g of wheat flour
  • 50 g of vanilla sugar
Mix all ingredients and make up the crumble.

The taste of this cake is really irresistible. Combination of plums, orange, pumpkin, cinammon and vanilla sugar is just perfect for autumn evenings. I served it with cup of orange-cinammon tea and chillout music in the background. Watch out - this cake has a tendency to disappear quickly :)