This year's summer is one of extremes. If it is hot, the grass looks like a desert after a few days; if it rains, there is a cloudburst and immediate flooding. I look back fondly at normal Polish summers when the temperature didn't exceed 25C and the rain was only rain.

Fortunately, the summer is not only about the weather. There is also fresh, sweet-smelling fruit. Today I would like to share with you the recipe for an easy to make weekend cake. It is excellent for afternoon tea or coffee. A little work and a little baking and after that you may serve and eat, and serve and eat again and again ... I remind you that it should be a weekend cake, so if you eat everything at once, you will need to bake another one Mrugnięcie

200g of flour
150g of butter
75g of sugar
1 egg
1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1kg of apricot
4 peaches
2 packets of powdered vanilla blancmange
4 tablespoons of brown sugar


During the holiday, eating is a waste of time for my children. Although breakfast should be a balanced and calm meal, at this time it is eaten quickly and carelessly. Sometimes I need to wrest my children away from their play and nourish their young bodies with brunch.

Today I would like to share with you the recipe for a very simple egg and vegetable brunch. Though my children like all vegetables, the look of the food made them anxious. Only the soft boiled eggs settled them down and got them eating. After a while there were two empty glasses in the dishwasher and my children could go back to playing. It was good, because the holiday is almost over.

Ingredients (for 3 people)
half an onion
2 cloves of garlic
1 tablespoon of butter
300g of courgette
1 red pepper
2 tomatoes
2 sprigs of rosemary
2 sprigs of thyme
3 tablespoons of minced chives
3 eggs


This August while traveling through Italy the thermometer in our car showed 43C. Though it was still far from Death Valley records, the temperature was extreme and didn't encourage us to get out of the air-conditioned car. Only late evening at the hotel swimming pool held out the promise of respite.

A nice adjunct to these warm moments was the light colourful and cooling drink called Aperol Spritz. Is has the beautiful colour of sunset. Aperol is a light alcoholic drink made with orange, rhubarb and herbs. In the original recipe you will find Prosecco and sparkling water. If you like sweet drinks, you may use Sprite or tonic instead of water. Pleasantly rattling ice cubes and orange slices are obligatory ingredients of the drink.

3 fingers of Prosecco
2 fingers of Aperolu
1 finger of sparkling water
ice cubes and orange slices


Though we associate plums with autumn, we can buy the first variety in the middle of August. As well as being the tastiest cake with plums or almond-plums, this fruit is excellent for soup. My mum used to serve it with noodles. I found a recipe for semolina dumplings in the Lidl cook book. In my home we sometimes serve meat stew with similar dumplings (with flour instead of semolina).

I am not really looking forward to autumn, but today I prepared this soup. With a leaf of peppermint it is an excellent alternative to an early summer dinner. Due to the blackcurrant juice, this soup is a bit sour and has a deeper colour.

1kg of plums
100 ml of blackcurrant juice
300ml of apple juice
120g of brown sugar
half a teaspoon of vanilla sugar
Clean the plums, remove the stones and cut them into smaller pieces. Put them in a saucepan with the rest of the ingredients of the soup and boil for 25 minutes. Sweeten with the sugar if necessary.


Today I would like to share with you a dessert fit for a king. It needs a bit of work, but it is easy, and so tasty that you won't regret the time you spent on it. I have already made chocolate whip with aquafaba. Today I added a bit of whisked sweet cream, due to which it is more creamy but it isn't suitable for vegetarians.

You may use any fruit. In my opinion, bilberries, blueberries or raspberries are best. Cherries would also be excellent, but you may use your favourite fruit.

Crumble topping
50g of butter
50g of flour
50g of sugar
1 tablespoon of sesame seeds
200ml of aquafaba (from one tin of chickpeas)
150g of white chocolate
150ml of 30% sweet cream
30g of caster sugar
other ingredients:
caster sugar

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