Sunday, December 27, 2009

A present to my mother

My mother has a name day on the 24th December and we always remember each other in the family with small presents on the name days, even if in Estonia, in general, people do not care about the name days so much. But in my family we love to celebrate different days and different events:)
This year i made a needle cushion to my mother. It is kind of "a recycled project" since all the materials needed were found at home: a tin, piece of cloth, pure wool, ribbons, confetti...

Friday, December 4, 2009

Quick and easy

Sometimes there is no sweets left at home but I still "need" something sweet to eat:) Then the only solution is to bake something. Some time ago I found one very easy recipe from one of my cook books: "Pie of oat flakes". But I changed it to "Muffins of oat flakes" ("Kaerahelbemuffinid"), the recipe is very easy, one usually has all these ingredients at home and besides it takes only max half an hour to get the muffins ready (so it is probably also good to serve them to unexpected guests). Here we go:
4 eggs
2 dl sugar
2 dl oil
8 dl 1-min (quick) oat flakes
4 tablespoons of (spelta) flour
0,5 teaspoon of baking powder
3-5 tablespoons of cacao powder
Mix the eggs with the sugar, add oil, oat flakes, cacao powder and flour mixed with baking powder. Fill in the muffin forms and put in the oven at 200C for 15 minutes (do not bake longer, be exact with the baking temperature and time! Otherwise the muffins get too dry). Ready to eat:)