19/06/17

Whole wheat bread with walnuts - Pane integrale alle noci - Integralni kruh s orasima

This time the story begins from its end. The story begins when the hot and sweet smell starts to fill my kitchen. Its sound is dull and echoing. The crust is rumbling and crisp. When all these things happen, the bread is ready. It doesn't matter if it's simple white bread, or some of those coloured strange breads that I like to bake when I find some inspiring natural dye, the most beautiful moment is when I divide the smoking and hot breathing bread. I look at it searching countless cavities that have trapped the air, same cavities that I was searching while it was raising, still and pampered under the blanket to warm its rest.
Because I like to spoil my bread, I gently place it in its bowl, I let him breath and grow. It has his special place protected from the wind and air flows. It has its own blanket and its feather pillow...


11/06/17

Pancakes with chickpea and buckwheat flour gluten-free - Frittelle senza glutine con farina di ceci e di grano saraceno - Palačinke s brašnom od heljde i od slanutka bez glutena

This kind a recipe was an experiment, I was not sure at all if it would have turned good or bad. Even the measures are in spoons, I did not weight the ingredients, for me pancakes are something you don't have to do following precisely the recipe. It is a kind of those home made, quick stuff that you can invent in a while and make it with ingredients we all usually have at home: eggs, flour and milk...but this time I've used different flours! My larder is full of flours of any kind. The last one I've bought is chickpea flour and I've never cooked anything with it before, so I wanted to try it immediately.




25/05/17

Nettle bread - Pane alle ortiche - Kruh s koprivama

I have three simple wood boards that I've brought home from a local carpenter. He wanted to scrap one old long board, so I asked him to cut it in three pieces, I removed all the dirt from them and washed them with water and soap. Now I can put all the food on my boards so that after shooting that food can be eaten. Wasting food, or wasting stuff in general is something I dislike.
My wooden boards are irregular and I always have some problems to arrange them in the proper way. Under every board I have to fit pieces of cardboard or newspapers to lift them up or down. In this way I get flat and almost equal surface, but they will never be totally aligned. This is the biggest problem I have when arranging the set. All the rest is pure fun and joking with light and shadows!
My props collection is poor (don't say this to Mr. M, he definitively disagree with me!), better to say, I use poor collection of props. Glamor is not my thing, I prefer empty scene and a lot of air all around.