ponedeljek, 21. januar 2013

Marshmallow clouds / Piskoti s penastimi bonboni


Heeeeeeey =)! ! ! Two weeks ago, I met with two friends to eat some sushi (oh yeah, me and my sushi). We had a great time! I think I was more laughing than eating anyway .. which is great, less calories go in, the better, are you with me girls? ;). We talked a bit about my blog and my friend told me how she was making my cookies with peanut butter and not only that! Even her sister made them, and her dad and I don't know how many people! "Whaaaat, your father made them?" "Yeah, I took a pic of him making them!" "O Jesus, show me, this I gotta see!" And I almost died of laughter, I know that you don't understand this, but for me it was the best feeling in the world! That her father made cookies according to the recipe, that I posted on my blog ... if my blog wouldn't exist, he would not make them! Do you understand me? Okay, I'm  declaring it: I'm changing the world! =) I have an impact on people! Oh yeah! Well, I wish I would impacted them with healthy food and this is my plan for the future of this blog ... but anyway, I  impact people! Okay, I guess what I'm saying is (before you start thinking that I'm a smug cow), that we all have an influence on one and other (logical) and come on, let's have a positive impact! Come on, Let 's laugh, let's look for the positive side in everything! Yeeeeees! I was a total pessimist back in the day (I won't  even pretend that I was not), of course I did not admit that and I always said that I'm a realist (Well, all pessimists see themselves as realists). Well today, I can 100% say that I am an optimist! Bundle of  real happiness! Somehow this click happened in me, I've changed a lot of things in my life and I don't know how to explain it, I just feel it and that's that. And when I read comments on this blog (and on other sites where I promote my blog) my heart melts! I am absolutely delighted by each new reader, this is all so new to me and I want to feel this feeling forever! UUU - uu, these cookies are super tasty! That's it!

With love, Neja


Ingredients
3 cups flour
2/3 cup cocoa powder
1/2 t. baking soda
1 cup white sugar
1 cup light brown sugar
1 cup salted butter, softened
2 large eggs
2 t. pure vanilla extract
2 cups (12 oz.) miniature semisweet chocolate chips
8 oz. miniature marshmallows, frozen


The process
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a medium bowl, combine flour, cocoa, and baking soda; set aside. Combine sugars in a large bowl. Using an electric mixer, blend in butter. Add eggs and vanilla; beat at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add the flour mixture and chocolate chips, and blend at low speed until combined. Batter will be very stiff. Wrap a heaping tablespoonful of dough around 4-5 frozen marshmallows. Place balls on ungreased baking sheet, 2 inches apart. Bake 8-10 minutes.


Heeeeeeey =)! ! ! Dva tedna nazaj, sem šla z dvema prijateljema na suši ( oh ja, jaz in moj suši). Imeli smo se super! Mislim, da sem se več smejala, kot pa jedla..kar je itak super, manj kalorij gre noter, bolj sem vesela, ali ste z mano punce? ;). Malo smo se pogovarjali tudi o mojem blogu in prijateljica mi je povedala, kako je delala moje piškote z arašidovim maslom in ne samo to! Tudi njena sestra jih je delala, oče in ne vem kdo še vse! "Kaaaaaaj, tvoj oče jih je delal??" " Ja, še slikala sem ga!" " O marija, pokaži, to moram videti!!" In mi je in skoraj sem umrla od smeha, vem, da me ne razumete, ampak zame je bil to najboljši občutek na svetu!! Da je njen oče delal piškote po receptu, ki sem ga objavila na blogu...če moj blog ne bi obstajal, jih ne bi delal!! A me razumete? Bom kar razglasila: Spreminjam svet!! =) Vplivam na ljudi! Oh ja! No, želim si, da bi z zdravo hrano vplivala na ljudi in to je moj plan za prihodnost tega bloga...ampak vseeno, vplivam na ljudi!! Okej, kar hočem povedati je to ( preden si začnete misliti, da sem samovšečna krava), da vsi vplivamo en na drugega (logično) in daj, bodimo pozitiven vpliv! Daj, smejmo se, poiščimo pozitivne plati v vsaki stvari! Jaaaaa! Sama sem bila včasih totalen pesimist ( se sploh ne bom pretvarjala, da nisem bila), seveda si tega nisem priznala in sem govorila, da sem realist (hja, to vsi pesimisti mislijo zase). No ampak danes lahko 100% trdim, da sem optimist! Kepa resnične sreče!! V meni se je zgodil klik, spremenila sem tudi veliko stvari in kaj pa vem, tako čutim in pika, ne morem sploh razložiti kako to. In ko berem komentarje glede tega bloga (tudi na kakšnih drugih straneh, kjer promoviram blog) se mi srce topi!!! Vesela sem absolutno vsakega novega bralca, vse to je zame tako novo in hočem da večno traja ta občutek! UUU--uu, piškoti super hudi! To je to!

Z ljubeznijo, Neja


Sestavine
375g moke
80g kakava v prahu
1/2 žličke sode bikarbone
200g belega sladkorja
200g  rjavega sladkorja
227g soljenega masla (zmehčan)
2  jajci
2 žlički ekstrakta vanilije
350g čokoladnih solzic
Zamrznjeni penasti bonboni

Postopek
Pečico segrejte na 200 stopinj. V srednje veliki posodi zmešajte moko, kakav, sodo bikarbono. Združite beli in rjavi sladkor  v veliki skledi. Z električnim mešalnikom vmešajte stopljeno maslo.  Dodajte jajca in vanilijo; Mixer naj bo na srednji hitrosti. Dodajte mešanico z  moko in z lopatko vmešajte čokoladne solzice. Msa bo bolj trda. Ovijte maso okoli penastih bonbonov. Položite jih na pekač s peki papirjem in pecite 8-10 min.

Original recipe

nedelja, 06. januar 2013

Ginger cookies / Ingverjevi piškoti


Happy 2013! I'm glad that this December circus finally ended! It's about time =). Where were you, what were you doing, who did you meet? I want to know everything! I was partying on 31. December, which is like a miracle for me (hmmm. ... maybe miracles will continue in 2013 ..). My last party night was in the summer, well at least I think...I'm not sure...oh who cares!My partying days are over and there's a lot of other things that enrich me and make me happy. I agreed that we go partying only because we all decided to go in this new club, called Goodlife, on Ljubljana Castle. I've never been there, so I thought, hmmm this could be interesting. So we went,  five guys and me .... hmmm. Each year there's a fireworks on Ljubljana Castle and I found it insanely cool, that for the first time at midnight I will be right on the spot of all this happening. Well, it was foggy, we couldn't see anything but that's not the main problem. The main problem was that I felt like a deer in the woods, chased by men with guns! The whole time I just kept thinking poor animals scared by this, the pollution of nature and I almost turned into one of those trees huggers, seriously, no bullshiting! I know you probably aren't like that but I have to shout at someone: "People are miserable, arrogant, aggressive, and think only of themself and I like animals more the humans!" So....that will keep me calm for a little while.
Then we went inside the club ... I really liked the inside, the atmosphere. It was something different, it looked like a cave. The beat was seriously awesome as hell and it felt good, to feel that beat in my heart, after a long time. Since I do not drink,  one Heineken was enough that I was slightly intoxicated. I drank another one ... I think..and juice and vodka, and that was it. All within normal limits ... until 4:20, when I was at home, I was already quite sober. The next day I was fresh as a peony and ahhhh, this is my kind of partying!
In 2013, I wish you passion in your heart, courage in your head and sincere smile on your face! Oh and these cookies, eat them fresh, they aren't that good days after, trust me!

With love, Neja


Ingredients
  • 150 grams of butter
  • 4 tablespoons agave syrup (instead of sugar)
  • 2 eggs
  • tablespoon of vanilla sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • juice of one orange (medium)
  • handful of chopped almonds
  • handful of chopped hazelnuts
  • 100 grams of dark chocolate - chopped
  • 250 grams of hard flour
  • half ob baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • grated zest of one organic orange and lemon bio
  • grated ginger root (about 5 cm thick finger)
  • teaspoon of cinnamon
  • half teaspoon of nutmeg

The process
Melt butter, cool butter a little, add the agave syrup and vanilla sugar. During stirring, one by one, add the eggs and orange juice, grated orange and lemon zest and grated ginger.
Chopped hazelnuts, almonds and chocolate add to the mix.
In another bowl, mix flour, baking powder, cocoa, cinnamon and nutmeg. Mix ingredients and quickly stir with a spatula.
Design balls, flatten them and place them next to each other on the baking paper in a baking dish. Bake 16 minutes at 190 degrees.


Srečno 2013! Prav vesela sem, da je tega decembrskega cirkusa konec! Bil je že čas =). Kje ste bili, kaj ste počeli, koga spoznali?? Vse hočem vedeti! Sama sem 31. december prežurala, kar je že čudež zame (hmmm....mogoče se bodo pa čudeži v letu 2013 nadaljevali..). Nazadnje sem žurala enkrat poleti, se mi zdi, nisem niti prepričana, ah vseeno mi je. Moji žurerski dnevi so uglavnem mimo in ogromno drugih stvari je, ki me bogatijo in osrečujejo.  Za žuranje sem se strinjala edino zaradi tega, ker smo se z družbo odločili, da gremo žurat v club Goodlife, na Ljubljanski grad. Še nikoli nisem bila tam notri, tako da se mi je zdelo vse skupaj zanimivo. Torej pet fantov in jaz....hmmm. Pa smo šli! Z ljubljanskega gradu vsako leto spustijo ognjemet in zdelo se mi je blazno cool, da bom prvič ob polnoči ravno tam gori. No, bila je megla, nič se ni videlo ampak to sploh ni glavni problem. Glavni problem je bil  ta, da sem se sredi raket počutila kot srna, ki jo ljudje lovijo s puškami! Ves čas sem mislila samo na uboge živali, ki jih te rakete strašijo, na onesnaževanje narave in malo je manjkalo, da se nisem prelevila v eno izmed tistih objemalcev dreves, resno, brez nakladanja! Vem, da vi verjetno niste taki ampak moram se sprazniti: "Ljudje bedni ste, objestni, agresivni, samo nase mislite in rajši imam živali kot vas!" Tako, za nekaj časa sem pomirjena.
Potem smo šli noter v club...prostor mi je res všeč, nekaj drugačnega, kot kakšna jama izgleda. Beat je bil hud, kot hudič in pasalo je po dolgem času, čutiti beat muske v srcu. Ker ne pijem, je bil en Heineken dovolj, da sem bila rahlo opita. Spila sem še enega ...se mi zdi in juice vodko in to je bilo to. Vse v mejah normale...do 4:20, ko sem bila že doma, sem bila že čisto trezna. Naslednji dan sem bila sveža kot potonika in ahhhh, to je zame žuranje!
V letu 2013 vam želim strast v srcu, pogum v glavi in iskren nasmeh na obrazu!

Z ljubeznijo, Neja


Sestavine
  • 150 gramov masla
  • 4 žlice agavinega sirupa (namesto sladkorja)
  • 2 jajci 
  • žlica vanilijevega sladkorja
  • ščepec soli
  • sok ene pomaranče (srednje velika)
  • pest sesekljanih mandljev
  • pest sesekljanih lešnikov
  • 100 gramov temne čokolade - sesekljane
  • 250 gramov ostre moke
  • pol žličke vinskega kamna (pecilni prašek)
  • 2 žlici nesladkanega kakava
  • naribana lupinica ene bio pomaranče in bio limone
  • naribana korenina ingverja (cca 5 cm za prst debela)
  • žlička cimeta
  • pol žličke muškatnega oreščka
Postopek
Stopimo maslo, ga ohladimo, dodamo agavin sirup in vanilijev sladkor. Med mešanjem eno po eno dodajamo jajci in na koncu pomarančni sok z naribanima lupinicama pomaranče in limone ter nariban ingver.
Lešnike, mandlje in čokolado sesekljamo, jih dodamo v maso in premešamo.
V drugi posodi zmešamo moko, vinski kamen (pecilni prašek), kakav, cimet in muškatni orešček. Zmešane sestavine presejamo v maso, na hitro z lopatko premešamo.
Iz nastale mase sva oblikujemo krogljice, katere sploščimo in jih položimo eno zraven druge na papir za peko v pekaču. Pečemo 16 minut na 190 stopinjah.