Wednesday, November 11, 2009

On Saturday, two of my really good friends, Masha and Masha (did I mention my name is Masha too?) came to bake a cake. They came around noon, and no one had a coffee yet, so that's where we decided to start. Why not to add a little something to it?

Coffee and Baileys

The coffee was good. The food was even better. We've made some eggs Benedicts for three of us.

And drinks that followed were even better.

As for the cake - it was fun to make and fun to eat!

Good Saturday!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

I haven't been a good blogger, but hopefully that is about to change. I feel like I need to post something extremely good (well, all my breakfast items are really good, but this one is exceptionally good!)

Potato cakes with smoked salmon

For the potato cakes you'll need:
2 medium starchy potatoes (Idaho ones are good)
2 tbsp of butter milk (substitute with plain yogurt if you don't have buttermilk)
1 tbsp of flour
salt, pepper to taste
oil for frying (about 1|3) of a cup

Shred the potatoes and mix with buttermilk and flour. Add salt and pepper. Mix well. Spoon the mixture onto a hot pan with heated oil. Spread a little bit, helping yourself with a spoon. Let fry till nice brown color on one side, flip it to another side and fry till cooked. Put cooked cakes onto the paper towel to observe excess oil. To keep potatoes warm, put them onto a baking dish and keep in the oven (preheated to 200F) until ready to serve.

For the sour-cream sause you'll need:
1/2 cup of sour cream
1 clove of garlic
hand full of parsley
half of small onion or 3-4 scallions

Chop the garlic and the onions very nicely, mix with sour cream, add chopped parsley, salt to taste.

Arrange Potato cakes on the platter, add a table spoon of sour cream mixture, top with peace of smoked salmon.