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Gastro

20.12.2021

Author: Matina Tenžera

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We bring you video recipes for appetizer, main course and dessert. Cheap, tasty and easy. In other words – almost perfect

This is a gastronomic special for a team that will only light lamps in the winter, but not outside . If you do not want to spend a fortune on Advent houses , if you want to avoid crowds or you are simply not a character who will give himself a breather in the kitchen at home – you are in the right place.

We bring video recipes for appetizer, main course and dessert. Cheap, tasty and easy. In other words – almost perfect.

Boiled wine

We have been deliberating for a long time in the editorial office with which to start this menu. In the end, we agreed that mulled wine is an all-time classic. Advent food deserves to be paired with mulled wine. Although everyone loves it in a special way, here is one of ours. Or at least keep everything in one place and don't look for some left-wing recipes there!

Make it this way

Pour the wine into the pot and add water and spices. On a medium heat, cook this beautiful zucchini for 10 minutes without overlapping. Then close and cook for another 20 minutes. After cooking and pouring into glasses, add a slice of fresh orange and lemon. Cinnamon stick, star anise and cinnamon welcome.

Ingredients 500 ml wine 100 ml water 30-50 g sugar 50 ml cherry or blueberry liqueur two teaspoons cinnamon teaspoon anise two teaspoons cloves cinnamon stick two star anise in a piece lemon orange Dumplings with cabbage in mint

Remember those hit sandwiches with meatballs from Subway? On the other hand – do you remember Advent before the street version of all the dishes from the plate? How it is possible that food was not put in pastries in the past remains unknown. In any case, we bring our version of meatballs. Pair them gently with the sauerkraut and arrange on a voluminous layer of fig mustard. And where else but in naan, Indian bread. In fact, a slightly thinner and lighter bun does not fall on the stomach. And let us know how it turned out!

Make it this way

First, solve the meatball mixture. Mix the minced meat with the spices and leave to cool in the fridge in a sealed container. Or if you really don't have the will and time, let it stand for at least an hour for the ingredients to absorb. While the meatballs are resting, switch to naan. Crush the fresh yeast and add sugar and warm milk. Mix well until you get a homogeneous mixture. Leave for 15 minutes to rise slightly. You'll see, it's going to form like a bubble.

While the yeast is coming, add salt to the flour and stir. Add the activated yeast inside, and then the yogurt and water. Knead until you get a smooth but not sticky dough. If necessary, add little by little water if the dough is too dry. Then cover it and leave it warm for an hour. Let him show you how big he is. Well, when he grows up, knead it again and leave it for another hour, challenge him to show you that he can do even more.

Divide the finished dough into six triangles and shape into balls, and then roll out with a roller to say three millimeters thick. In a hot and oiled pan, bake each naan for three to four minutes on both sides until it takes on a beautiful golden color.

Then reach for the meatballs. Oil the pan and fry them over medium heat. It will take about twenty minutes, but you know the best measure of color.

Sour cabbage is the sugar in the end because you mix it fresh with oil, salt and pepper. And that's it, rolling can begin!

Ingredients

For:

500 g plain flour half fresh yeast liquid yogurt (cup) teaspoon sugar 100 ml warm milk 180 ml water salt

For meatballs:

500 g of beef or mixed minced meat a tablespoon of salt a tablespoon of chili powder a tablespoon of baharata

For sauerkraut:

500 g sauerkraut four tablespoons olive oil a pinch of salt or optionally a tablespoon of colorful pepper Apples in a dressing gown

After frying the dumplings in mint and sipping mulled wine, treat yourself to the best dessert of this winter. One that is sweet but also refreshing. Shamelessly easy to prepare, and inexpensive. We will not call it Advent food. Because ……… .. maybe apples in a dressing gown will appear on your table more often than you thought!

Make them this way

Add two eggs, milk, salt and sugar to the flour. Mix. Let the mixture thicken a bit, then let it stand while you deal with the apples. Dig them in the middle, peel them and cut them into slices. Roll each plate in the prepared mixture after pre-oiling and heating the pan. Bake on both sides until the apples take on an attractive golden color. And then put them on paper to absorb the excess oil, which you already know if you have made breadcrumbs at least once in your life …