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Raw Blackberry Flaxseed Jam

no sugar blackberry jam recipe

During the last autumn berry season, I found an interesting jam recipe posted by a lovely couple on their blog called Food view Berlin. It was fascinating for me to discover that this recipe doesn’t include any cooking or artificial thickeners like traditional jams do, and also it has no sugar – just a few ingredients that need to be grinded, mashed and mixed together, and after just a couple of hours this jam can be the main filling for your morning pancakes or thick spread on a favorite muffin. Although the recipe from the blog foodviewberlin uses raspberries as a main ingredient, I instantly thought on my blackberry bush, …

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Vegan Crescent Rolls with Sesame Seeds

Don’t you love preparing some nice dish that has an interesting story to it? Well, these little yeast pastry rolls certainly fall under that category, as they are wrapped in quite exciting myths and facts about their origin. Crescent rolls are very popular in all European countries, especially the ones that have been under control of the great Otoman Empire (Turkey). Back in the 16th and 17th Century, the Otoman Empire was one of the most powerful forces in the world, invading most of the Europe, parts of Asia and Africa, while other countries were under constant threat from their great army. One of the cities under the siege of …

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Turkish Bread

If you have ever visited Turkey, you surely noticed a specific sweet aroma in the air during early morning hours, and your nose probably guided you to one of the many small and cozy bakeries in this country, where bakers make many types of perfect Turkish bread and other delicious pastry goodies. With almost each meal in Turkey, there are few slices of fresh bread served, but for the breakfast, bread is the main star on the table, accompanied with just a couple of other things, like olives, feta cheese, sliced tomato and olive oil or butter. And older Greeks told me that this breakfast tradition has been this way …

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Mushroom Crust Quiche

Quiche is a great savory dish originated in Germany, and the French cooks were the ones that perfected these types of pies. They also created one of the most popular quiche in the world called the quiche Lorraine. Since then, many new variants of the quiche were invented by the chefs and cooks throughout the world. Many new ingredients were added instead of the ones found in classic or rustic quiches. But all of those creative modifications involved mainly the filling, and the crust had that same nice and familiar, but plain taste. For that reason, many cooks didn’t bother with the crust dough preparation; instead they would buy good …

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Savory French Toast

I am pretty sure, that when you mention to someone French toast, they will imagine one Sunday morning, grandmothers kitchen and themselves, some age six or seven, cup of hot tea in one hand, slice of French toast in other and a big smile on their faces. Or maybe that is just me… Anyway, I was fairly surprised to find out that the French toast got his name, not because it originated in France, but because it is made mainly out of the French bread kinds. Most of the French breads stale quickly, but when they are sort of dried-out and little bit crumbly, they are just perfect for this …

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