Fried bananas in orange sauce. An unusual dessert for a hedonist.

  1. Two bananas for two servings,
  2. Two oranges,
  3. Three tablespoons of clarified butter,
  4. Two or three tablespoons of cane sugar / Demerara /,
  5. Two tablespoons of brandy or cognac,
  6. A pinch of cinnamon,

Squeeze the orange juice. Peel the bananas and slice them in half. Fry in butter on both sides in a pan, then put aside. Pour sugar into the pan and lightly caramelize, pour cognac and evaporate when stirring. Then add the juice, sprinkle with cinnamon and reduce the sauce till a slight thickening / about 5 minutes /. Put the bananas into the sauce and heat them. Serve warm, why not with a glass of cognac / who still drinks cognac today? /.

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photo by Stella Grzela

Caramelized pear with walnuts. Orgy of taste.

  1. One pear per person.
  2. A spoon of honey for pear
  3. A tablespoon of butter
  4. A handful of walnuts
  5. A pinch of cinnamon

Peeled pear cut into oblong parts / You can sprinkle the sliced pear with lemon juice /, put them on a hot pan with the butter, honey and nuts. Fry lightly and stir gently. Finally, add cinnamon. Serve directly or as an addition to a custard cream. Caramelized pear tastes the best with Prosecco or Cava.

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photo by Stella Grzela

 

Sweet confiture from seasonal fruits. It’s so easy!

I promise a delicious addition to toast, pancakes and desserts in 15-20 minutes!

Buy more than usual seasonal fruits such as strawberries, cherries, raspberries, small plums or apricots. Remove the stones, if necessary, and cut fruits into smaller particles (except raspberries). Put straight into the medium-hot pan and stir. When they soften and release the juice, increase the heat and reduce the sauce. After a few minutes, add a few tablespoons of sugar to taste, stir and ready. Insert immediately into the scalded jars and close them.
The rule is simple, the less on the pan, the faster you reduce juice.
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photo by Stella Grzela

Pudding with wheat grits, elegant dessert or a quick breakfast?

I have tried both Arabic and Indian version and I have to admit that the dish tastes the best as my European grandma made it.

  1. Four or five tablespoons of wheat grits
  2. A cup of milk
  3. One tablespoon of butter
  4. Two tablespoons of cane sugar
  5. A bit of salt
  6. Jam or confiture, dried or fresh fruit, cinnamon

Heat the milk, add the wheat grits, sugar and butter. Carefully boil, stirring continuously, keep cooking like this for two or three minutes. Place the pudding on a plate, decorate with fruit or confiture. I like cinnamon and dates.

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photo by Stella Grzela