giovedì 6 novembre 2014

Homemade croissant from scratch with sourdough!

This is my favorite recipe!!

It's healthy, delicious, natural and wonderful!

If you like to eat ealthy and delicious croissant here is the recipe.
Lets start with the "yeast". I don't use it , but the starter, fresh, natural starter culture the  sourdough.

300 gr sourdough
400 gr whole wheat flour
200 gr all purpose flour
200 gr cornstarch
200 gr black natural cane sugar
300 gr whole milk
150 gr butter
2 big eggs
pinch of salt

Mix sourdough with just warm milk and then add the flour, cornstarch, sugar, salt, butter, beaten eggs, and vanilla.
Leave it in the refrigerator for four hours to rest wrapped in plastic film.
With a rolling pin form 2 big and very thin round layers of dough, like a pizza.
Cut it in triangles and roll them up starting from the shortest side of the triangle.
You can fill your croissant with chocolate cream, jam,  custard,....
Lay the croissant in the oven on a baking pan and let them raise for about 5 hours or when they double in size.
Bake it in a preheated oven to 375 degrees F for 15 minutes , or till they are ready and gold, switching the position of the baking pans after 7 minutes.
Enjoy your fantastic croissant!

martedì 22 luglio 2014

Sewing for the sewing room!

After lots of work for my sewing room, I finally bought the fabric for the curtains. I need a very thick one because of the sun. It's a very sunny, bright, little, cute sewing room!
I cannot say enough about my wonderful sewing machine. It's really able to sew very thick fabrics as well layers of jeans.
It's a Janome DC 3050. It's really the best one!

giovedì 17 luglio 2014

Making Vegan Chocolate Chip Muffins.

 My vegan chocolate chip muffins, a great breakfast for the girls!

The recipe:
4 cups all purpose flour
2/3 cup brown sugar
6 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 cup of almond milk
1 cup vegetable oil
2 cup of vegan chocolate chip

Stir together all the dry ingredients.
Mix milk and oil and pour the liquids into the dry ingredients.
Start to work with your mixer. I used my wonderful Kitchen Aid stand mixer.
Bake in the heated oven at 380 degrees F. for about 25 minutes.
Enjoy your muffins!

giovedì 10 luglio 2014

Kitchen aluminium containers...I love them!

 I unpacked a big part of all my Italian, vintage, aluminium, family containers, coffee maker, milk jug, teapot, kitchen tool...
I LOVE them, all of them! Some belonged to my grandparents, some to my husband's grandparents.

I like to display them in my kitchen and breakfast area.
The coffee grinders are my favorites. Some of them are really old.
Some are re-painted from my family, some are natural, some are more recent find.

The bedside lamp was my mom's when she was a little girl. It's very sweet to me.
And last but not least: my wonderful kitchen scale!!
I fortunately found it in a gigantic Chicago antique store during our trip last year.
I was looking for one of this for very long, and I found it far away from home.
She was in need of a strong cleaning, but I like her old, rusty patina.
Love it!!

giovedì 26 giugno 2014

Summer fresh!

Making fresh, delicious fruit salad!

Enjoying the summertime!

mercoledì 25 giugno 2014

martedì 24 giugno 2014

...due anni dopo...two years later...

Busy family days...crocheting, painting and making fresh pasta...