Treacle Caramelised Nuts :)

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By accident.
Totally.
One of the most delicious accidents ever ;)

There are several recipes waiting patiently to be posted but… I’ve chosen this one. The one I discovered today. The one I got to know accidentally. The one that came to my mind while preparing something else :)

Such a delicious dessert accompaniment.
Pure deliciousness.

My love for treacle is a neverending story :)
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Banana Bread

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A lot of working recently. That’s good.
Less time for baking. That’s really bad.
That is why now I can really appreciate these moments when I can unwind spending my time in the kitchen, mixing, cutting, stirring… and of course, tasting!

Browsing through some baking websites, I found several cakes looking so interesting (taste-wise, obviously) that I had to spend some time thinking which one to choose… Well, after a long fight with me, myself and I, the decision was made – I’d make something else ;)
This something else is a cake. I mean, bread… I mean, a cake… Hmmm, that’s the thing – hard to say if that’s more like a cake or bread :) Let’s assume for a moment it’s bread. Well, that’s a sweet one, perfect for coffee. Now, one can say it’s definitely a cake. Really? Everyone who saw it said it was bread, bread for sure! :)
I chose to call it bread as… it’s my Sarenka and well, I can call it the way I want ;)
I’m not a big fan of banana baking therefore it came as a huge surprise that I liked it so much! My taste, absolutely. Banana Bread is quite heavy and wet in its texture. Yes, my taste :)
I found it on Asia’s blog and introduced tiny (really really tiny) alterations :)
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Sweet and Crispy Sunflower Seeds

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It was supposed to be just an element of one of the recipes. Just an element…
It turned out it was so delicious and so addictive that it seriously deserved its own place on Sarenka :)

I’ll be coming back to this recipe every now and then while making other cakes, biscuits or desserts… of course if I manage to refrain myself from eating it straight from the oven! :)

Yummy!
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The Granola :)

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All of the ingredients are my favourite! That is why this granola is mine, mine, mine!!! :)
I decided to make my own version because I noticed that I had a tendency to look through my previous granolas, searching for some bigger pieces of nuts… Then I thought – why would I look for the best ingredients if… all of them can be the best!

In my granola chopping is not welcome. Well, maybe just a bit :) I like when the nuts are big, noticeable and extremely crunchy :) And roasted hazelnuts… oh mummy… it’s like a tiny version of nutella… The best with hot milk :)

You’re all invited… :)
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(Going) Nut Granola :)

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I haven’t made any granola for a very very very long time.
Time to catch up with some :)

This one I found on My Man’s Kitchen. I decided to make if from half of the portion given. Just to try it out :)
By the way, I realised that granola drying is really individual matter – sometimes it can take up to 40 minutes and sometimes, like in this case, only 20! Or to be honest… even shorter :)

Nut Granola is something I’ll be still experimenting with. As for now, that’s the recipe :)
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Apricot-Coconut Pralines

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Always confusing things… yes, it’s me… :)
This time, the same, exactly the same. Changing, modifying, creating… and to my surprise, they’re so good! :)
I promised to myself that apart from Prune Pralines I would check other praline recipes too :) And so I did!
If I were to say which one are better… hmm… difficult choice. As usual, you’ll have to check on both recipes, I think :)
That’s why… here they come :)
Not much to do, such fun from snacking ;P
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Flapjack

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I just love it! I just love it!
I know that it is something I usually say about oat/seed/wholemeal bakery but… Flapjack has become one of my favourites. So serious I am.
I’ve made it three times so far and… up to now, I didn’t manage to take any pictures of it! It all disappeared so quickly! Hmmm… that probably proves how I like it :)
Flapjack has a tendency not to keep a solid form of a biscuit, yes, that’s true. But it’s a typical characteristic of it, I guess :)
When it comes to mixing dried fruit, feel free to use your favourites. Whatever floats your boat :)
Hmm… let me think… I guess I’ve forgotten something… hmmm
Ah, yes!
To the kichen! Check it out! :)
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Prune Pralines with Rum

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Culinary Blog of 2013.
I had to check it, I just had to.
The moment I did… I got depressed. Seriously. When my eyes saw all this vegetarian stuff, I just started wondering where we were going with all this cooking and baking… Kind of sad it was for me to see that the world chose this new fashion over our beautiful tradition of cooking.
And… you know what? I was sooooooo wrong! I can’t recall being so wrong!
I checked one of the recipes and I was left speechless. That is why, I would like to send my apologies to the author of JadÅ‚onomia. I hope you’ll meet less judgemental people on your culinary way :)
These pralines are flawless! I would have never thought you could make such food magic using only few ingredients, fooling one of the biggest chocolate-lovers, by the way ;)
If the rest of the recipes are equally good, I’ve got no further questions :)

It’s fast, it’s healthy, it’s so unphotogenic, yet delicious :)
With slight changes I have introduced :)

One more thing, is it possible to prepare it avoiding eating half of it straight from the bowl? :D
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Energy Bars

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Are you in need of rehab?
Do you tend to snack quite often choosing sweets and chocolates mostly?
These Bars will be a nice solution for you :)
Such a simple substitute they are! No-sweet, crispy and very tasty. And above all, they can help you to get rid of this little hunger :)
At first, I wanted to make them as no-bake bars (like in the original recipe) but it turned out they were not solid at all… So a quick decision to finally bake them and… bingo :)
Still, I think I’ll have another attempt to make a no-bake version of them in the nearest future :)
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Graham Rolls

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First time I made them, they disappeared so fast that I didn’t manage to take even one picture of them :)
This time I was more lucky :)

When you compare them with other bread, they taste a bit different. It’s because of honey and, above all, graham flour that you use while making these rolls. Here in Poland (especially in small towns) it’s a bit difficult to find this particular kind of flour. That is why, the moment you do, buy it right away :) It’s good to supply yourself with that kind of ingredients :) Especially, if you are a person with various cravings… like I am ;P
Kneading the dough is really exhausting and monotonous, it also takes some time but… it’s really worth all this effort, it is :) Once the dough is ready, you’ll see how cooperative it is while forming the rolls :)

I was baking them late in the evening just to enjoy my breakfast with yummy rolls :)
(And… not sure how it happened but some of them had already disappeared before I woke up ;P)

One of my favourites :)
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