Saturday, April 25, 2015

Blueberry Cobbler

According to Wikipedia, cobblers originated in British American Colonies.English settlers were unable to make traditional suet puddings due to lack of ingredients and they covered a stewed filling with a layer of biscuits or dumplings together.I am glad they did:)


For the Base

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter (2 oz)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup of milk

For the Top

  • 2 cups of blueberries (fresh/frozen)
  • 1/3 cup of water
  • 1/4 cup of grape molasses/honey


Melt the butter and put it in a baking pan. In a large bowl mix, sugar, salt,vanilla extract and beat them. Then add flour and baking powder together and beat again. 

Lay this mixture over the butter evenly. 

In a small bowl add blueberries, molasses and water and put this mixture on very top. Spread them evenly. Bake it in a 350 F preheated oven around 40 minutes. Your cobbler is ready.


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Eggplant Wrapped Meatballs

 Note: This recipe is for 16-17 meatballs.


For the meatballs

  • 1/2 lb ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon red flare pepper 
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • Parsley
  • 1/2 onion
  • Bread crumbs 

For wrapping

  • 2 Japanese eggplants
  • 1 tomato
  • 1/2 onion
  • Sunflower/canola/vegetable/coconut oil
  • Toothpicks


To prepare meatballs take a large bowl and add ground beef, spices, chopped onion and parsley and knead it with a little water. Make little meatballs out of this mixture. 

Peel eggplant like a zebra and slice them into thin long pieces.

Put a little oil in a pan and cook eggplants until they get soft.

Take two strips and put them on top of each other in a vertical way and put one meatball on very top. Wrap it with eggplants and stick them with a toothpick. Slice tomato and onion, put them on top. Bake it about 30 minutes in 350 F preheated oven.