Monday, July 14, 2008

On the way to hunt...

Photographed by Erik, July 2008, Harju county, Estonia.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Strawberries taste so good...

"Strawberries cherries and an angel´s kiss in spring
My summer wine is really made from all these things..."
(Nancy Sinatra)

Summer is here and so are strawberries. Those sweet red berries have the best taste when you pick them from your own garden... Today, I made a strawberry-biscuit cake. It's one of the easiest cakes I've ever made, since it doesn't require any baking.

Here's the recipe:


3 packs of biscuits, each 180 g (I used vanilla favoured and condensated-milk favoured biscuits from Kalev and Selga)

400 g of strawberries (or rasberries)

1 dl sugar

2 dl whipped cream

1 teaspoon of vanilla sugar

800 g cheese paste (I'm not sure, what is the equal name of it in other countries, here we call it "kohupiima pasta")

For decoration:

2 dl whipped cream

1 teaspoon of vanilla sugar


Here it goes: Crubmle the bisquits to small pieces and put them to a bowl. Cut the strawberries into quadrants. Whip the whipped cream with sugar and vanilla sugar and add the cheese paste. Then, add it to the bisquits and strawberries and mix smoothly. Compress the paste to the 26 cm of round cake tin and put it to the refrigerator for the night. For decoration, whip the rest of the whipped cream with vanilla sugar, and decorate the cake with strawberries and for instance, peppermint leaves.

Ready to eat!

(NB - Thanks to Eda, who's cooking calendar I used to write down this recipe:))