Prajiturica economica / The economic cake

Cea mai simpla reteta de prajitura pe care o cunosc. Prima oara am gustat in copilarie cand o colega de serviciu de-a mamei mele ne-a servit cu aceasta prajitura. Cu siguranta oricine o poate face, chiar si un barbat mai stangaci hotarat sa-si surprinda iubita sau prietenii. O sa ii zic simplu, prajitura economica.

praji biscuit

Avem nevoie de:

900 gr biscuiti populari

1,5 l lapte

3 plicuri de budinca ( daca doriti de culori si arome diferite)

cateva fructe la alegere

250 ml frisca lichida

Procedeul este cat se poate de usor. Asezati biscuitii in tava de copt unul langa altul. Pregatiti prima budinca conform instructiunilor de pe plic. Odata ce au iesit aburii din budinca fierbite o turnati peste stratul de biscuiti din tava si o intindeti uniform.

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Asezati peste ea un alt strat de biscuiti si puneti la foc a doua budinca. Repetati procedeul de mai devreme si puneti a doua budinca peste biscuiti dupa care asezati al treilea strat de biscuiti.

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In sfarsit puneti a treia budinca pe foc. O turnati apoi peste al treilea strat de biscuiti din tava si peste ea un ultim strat de biscuiti. Daca mai este calda crema o lasati 30 min la racit la temperatura camerei si o bagati apoi la rece la frigider.

Se poate servi dupa 5 ore. Nu e nevoie de sirop pt ca biscuitii se vor inmuia de la crema si de la temperatura joasa din frigider.

Inainte se servire decorati-o cu frisca batuta si fructe.

Pofta mare!

English version:

The easiest cake recipe that I know. The first time I tasted this cake in childhood when a colleague of-my mother served us with this cake. Absolutely anyone can make it, even the clumsiest man decided to surprise his girlfriend or his friends. I will call it simple, the economic cake.
We need:
900gr of the simplest biscuits
1.5 l milk
3 puddings (if you want they can be of different colors and flavors)
some fruit of your choice
250 ml liquid cream
The process is quite easy. Place the biscuits on baking tray one next to the other. Prepare the first pudding as per the instructions from the back of the package. Once the boiled pudding is out of the steams pour the pudding over the layer of biscuits in the tray and spread it evenly.
Place another layer over biscuits over the pudding and start preparing the second pudding. Repeat the process of earlier and put your second pudding over the third layer of biscuits.
Finally start preparing the third pudding. When ready pour it over the third layer of crackers and over it a last layer of biscuits. If it’s still warm because of the cream, leave it for 30 minutes to cool at the room temperature and then put it in the refrigerator to cool even better.

It can be served after 5 hours. No need for any syrup as the biscuits will soften due to the cream and the low temperature in the refrigerator.
Before serving decorate it with whipped cream and fruit.
Enjoy!

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Budinca de cartofi / Potatoes pudding

Se intampla uneori sa vrem sa gatim ceva deosebit, o reteta asa mai speciala din ingrediente simple. Sau se mai intampla sa ai musafiri si sa nu poti sa ii tratezi cu retete complicate ca nu te tine buzunarul. De asta e bine sa mai ai la indemana si o reteta foarte usoara, facuta de altii sau auzita de la vreun coleg de munca, nu se stie niciodata cand ai nevoie de ea.

Asadar dragii mei, sa va prezint budinca mea de cartofi.

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Initial reteta o auzisem de la o colega de munca. Ea e novice in bucatarie insa iubitul ei vine cu idei stralucite de retete facute de mama lui. Si uite asa prin viu grai ne ajutam unii pe altii cum sa gatim bun si simplu.

In reteta originala aveam nevoie de:

  • 1 ardei gras
  • 1 morcov
  • 1 ceapa
  • 5 cartofi mai mari, cam 1,5 kg asa
  • 150 gr branza
  • 2 oua
  • Vreo 6 linguri de smantana
  • Putin piper si rozmarin

 Pentru ca eu nu am vrut sa folosesc toate legumele, am folosit doar cartofii, branza si smantana. Am purces asadar la fierberea cartofilor in coaja.

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Apoi i-am curatat si i-am taiat in cubulete cum m-am nepriceput eu mai bine. Am pus peste ei ouale, smantana si piperul. Apoi am ras branza si am pus si rozmarin. Sare nu am adaugat pt ca era branza suficient de sarata.

Le-am amestecat bine pana s-a omogenizat compozitia, si am adaugat si o lingura de ulei. In cazul in care doriti sa folositi toate legumele din reteta originala, trebuie sa le spalati, sa le taiati cuburi si sa le sotati putin in ulei. Apoi le amestecati cu restul ingredientelor.

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Am pus in vasul de yena putin ulei si am pus compositia. Peste ea am ras inca o felie de branza si am pus si putina smantana care ramasese singurica in cutie. Si zdup la cuptor, la foc mediu.

Se vor coace repede, aproximativ 40 minute. Arata foarte bine ca si garnitura dar la o adica o puteti servi cu o muratura langa si gata cina.

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Pofta mare!

English version:

It happens sometimes that you to want to cook something special but to be a recipe with simple ingredients. Or it happens for you to have guests and you cannot treat them with complicated recipes ‘cause you have an empty pocket . That ‘s why it’s good to have at hand and a very easy recipe , made ​​by others or heard from a colleague, because you never know when you might need it .
So my dears, let me present you my potato pudding.
Originally, the recipe I had heard about from a work colleague. She’s a novice in the kitchen but her boyfriend comes with bright ideas of recipes made ​​by his mother. And so we help each other with nice recipes, by simply talking about food and what we like.
The original recipe needed :

1 bell pepper
1 carrot
1 onion
5 large potatoes about 1.5 kg or so
150 gr cheese
2 eggs
About 6 tablespoons of sour cream
some pepper and rosemary

Because I did not want to use all my vegetables, I only used the potatoes, the cheese and the sour cream. I started by boiling the potatoes with their skins on. Then I peeled them and I cut them  into cubes as I bad as I could, because size doesn’t matter. I put over them the eggs , cream and pepper. Then I grated the cheese and added the rosemary . I didn’t added salt for the cheese was salty enough .

I thoroughly mixed until the composition was homogenized , and added a tablespoon of oil . If you want to use all the veggies from the original recipe , you have to wash them , dice them and sauté them in some oil. Then mix them with the rest of the ingredients.

Then I put the mix in a yena dish with a tablespoon of oil first in it. I grated one more slice of cheese and added the rest of the remaining sour cream that was alone in the bowl. And then bang in the oven at medium heat!
It will cook fast, in about 40 minutes. It looks great as a side dish or garnish but I think you can serve with a pickle next to it and there you have your simplest supper.

Enjoy!

Crema prajituri / All purpose cream or pudding

Cand vine vorba de prajituri sau torturi, crema face diferenta. Dintotdeauna am apreciat o prajitura insiropata la un nivel potrivit dar si crema. Cu cat este mai pufoasa sau mai delicata cu atat imbogateste desertul pe care il completeaza. Creme de tot felul se pot face din multe ingrediente inrudite. Crema ganache este una din preferatele mele insa preferata din toate timpurile este crema simpla, facuta in casa, de genul budincilor, alba sau colorata, cu arome diferite. Una din matusile mele face creme foarte delicate si apreciate de toata familia, si am intrebat-o care este secretul ei.

Pt o crema simpla, budinca, avem nevoie de:

  • 500 ml lapte dulce
  • 4 linguri de zahar, sau mai putine
  • 4 linguri de faina
  • esente pt aroma
  • 50 gr unt

Procedeul este foarte simplu. Se pune intr-un vas faina zaharul si 5, 6 linguri de lapte si se amesteca bine pana se face o pasta fluida

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Apoi se pune la fiert restul de lapte. Cand a inceput sa fiarba se adauga pasta facuta mai devreme si se amesteca bine cu lingura sa nu se faca cocoloase de faina sau sa se lipeasca.

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Se lasa la fiert 2, 3 minute. Se da la o parte depe aragaz si se adauga esenta pt aroma, culorile, daca e nevoie si untul. Se lasa la racit maxim 5 minute si se pune pe tort sau la prajitura.

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Sau se poate pune in forme diferite si se lasa la frigider minim 8 ore si se serveste ca atare.

English version:

When it comes to cookies or cakes, the cream used makes the difference. I always appreciate a cake with a nice syrup but also the cream. The more delicate and  fluffy the cream is it  enriches the dessert it completes it. Cream of all kinds can be made from many ingredients related. Ganache cream is one of my favorites but the all time favorite is the simple home cooked  cream, like puddings, white or colored, with different flavors. One of my aunts makes very delicate creams and they are appreciated by the whole family, and so I asked her what is her secret.

For simple cream, pudding, we need:

* 500 ml fresh milk
* 4 tablespoons of sugar or less
* 4 tablespoons of flour
* Essence for flavor
* 50 g butter

The process is very simple. Place in a bowl the flour sugar and 5, 6 tablespoons of milk and mix well until it forms a fluid paste. Then boil the remaining milk. When it started to boil add the paste made earlier and mix well with a spoon not  to make no lumps of flour or stick. Let it to boil for 2, 3 minutes. Take it off the stove and add essence for flavor, color if needed, and butter to make it soft. Allow to cool 5 minutes and set up the cake or cookies, or you can put in different forms and leave it in the refrigerator for at least 8 hours and serve as such.

Enjoy!