On hot summer days turning on the oven should be forbidden. Baking ordinary, delicious muffins, which everyone loves, could even cause heat stroke. Sometimes, even on hot days we want to eat something sweet and chocolatey. An excellent solution in this situation is muffins in a mug, baked in the microwave. The preparation and baking last only 5 minutes. These cookies are great as a first dessert for children who are starting to learn how to cook. The only task you have to help them with is taking the mug out of the microwave. I used raspberries for my dessert, because I like the combination of dark chocolate and raspberries. In the autumn I will make muffins with plums.

4 pieces of dark chocolate
3 tablespoons of flour
5 teaspoons of brown sugar
2 tablespoons of cocoa
20g of butter
30ml of milk
1/3 teaspoon of baking powder


Apart from ecological matters, there is another reason why I don't buy chocolate cream Nutella. I love it and I'm able to eat any amount of it. I know it is so sweet, and I shouldn't do this, but it is beyond my control. When the jar is open, I have to eat Nutella. So I don't buy it. If I don't have Nutella, I can't eat it.

This year during the holiday I made a mistake and I bought some jam with peaches and chocolate. It tasted just like Nutella. Unfortunately, the ingredients of the little treat were strange, so I decided to prepare fruit jam with chocolate in my kitchen. I swapped peaches for plums, because I thought that the jam would be less sweet. If you would like to make a drier taste, you need to add a bit of bitter cocoa. If you buy less sweet plums, add a bit more sugar. Try it yourself. As a precaution I made only a small portion. Mrugnięcie

0.5 kg of plums
4 tablespoons of brown sugar
a pinch of cinnamon
40g of milk chocolate
60g of dark chocolate


I guess my son is growing up. Until now he has complained at mealtimes: it's too sweet, too salty, too hot, too orange, too ... Always something was "too". Recently, he has fussed a bit less. I don't miss it, but it feels weird when my son is happy to eat his dinner and even has some more. It warms my heart.

It sounds like a fairy tale, but it was true when I prepared tomato risotto for dinner. It was really yummy.

Ingredients (for 4 people):
200 g of rice arborio
2 anchovy fillets
1l of vegetarian bouillon
1 big onion
500ml of tomato passata
2 cloves of garlic
200ml of dry white wine
3 tablespoons of butter
3 tablespoons of parmesan


I think everybody knows what soft-boiled egg is. Of course, not everybody likes it, especially if it is very soft-boiled and the egg white is almost liquid. My son doesn't like such eggs, but if the white has the proper texture and the yolk is wonderfully smooth, he may eat even a few eggs.

Recently, I remembered how my dad served soft-boiled eggs. I decided to make this dish for my son, and it was a really good idea. I took two soft-boiled eggs out of their shells, put them into a glass (it should be a glass so you can see it) with a bit of butter and chopped chives, and I had a breakfast full of memories.

Many people call them Viennese eggs; we called them eggs in a glass. I also served a crunchy kaiser roll, which you can dip into the smooth yolk, fresh tomato and cocoa. I have a lot of nice memories connected with this dish. I hope that my children will also remember eggs in a glass with fondness.

Ingredients (for 1 person)
2 eggs
half a teaspoon of butter
1 teaspoon of chopped chives
crunchy kaiser roll


Recently, I concluded that I could get creative and make effective desserts and yummy cakes, and my children like apple-pie and home-made kissel anyway. It doesn't change my stance and I will experiment in the kitchen, but sometimes I go back to basics and make traditional home desserts. This time I prepared home-made kissel with apricots. My kissel was a bit sour and I softened the taste with some vanilla cream. The flavours complemented each other. My children ate the kissel in a flash. Just like the adults. The dessert was so yummy.

6-8 big apricots
5 tablespoons of maple syrup
2-3 tablespoons of potato flour

© DomowyPatchwork - All Rights Reserved.

mapa strony