Cranberry Cake

This homemade cranberry cake is perfect for the winter season. Its bright red color brings holiday spirit to your family dinner or friends party. Easy to make and delicious!

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Cranberry Cake

Course Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8 people
Author Natalija

Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • 220 g granulated sugar
  • 115 g melted butter
  • 150 g all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 380ºF. Grease and flour a cake pan.
  • Beat eggs and sugar with mixer until slightly thickened.
  • Add melted butter and mix well.
  • Stir in the flour and baking powder.
  • Add the cranberries and stir gently.
  • Pour batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Remove the cake from the oven and allow it to cool. If desired, dust with confectioners sugar.

Potato Pancakes (Draniki)

One of my husband’s favorite food is draniki. Russian style potato pancakes. Perfect for breakfast or branch. I’ve seen draniki  recipes that use mashed potato also, but I personally prefer my potato to be coarsely  grated, because then you have more crispy ends. Traditionally draniki are served with sour cream, but you can also serve them with ketchup or cottage cheese.

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Potato Pancakes (Draniki)

You will need some extra olive oil, draniki absorb oil very fast.
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Irina

Ingredients

  • 6 medium potatoes washed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 50 ml buttermilk
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 50 g all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup olive oil (plus extra)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream (optional)
  • fresh herbs (optional)

Instructions

  • Peel and grate potatoes. Squeeze grated potatoes with hands, extracting as much liquid as possible.
  • In a large bowl beet eggs, baking soda and buttermilk, add grated potatoes, salt, pepper and flour, mix well.
  • In a large iron skillet heat the olive oil until hot. Place the tablespoons of batter in the pan and flatten with spoon.
  • Reduce heat to medium and cook until the bottom is golden brown.Turn over and cook on the other side.
  • Garnish with fresh herbs and serve them hot with sour cream.

Almond Flour Banana Bread

This banana bread gets its amber color and caramelized taste from brown sugar and the taste is amplified by the almond flour. This is not gluten-free recipe, you need to add a little of all purpose flour too.

If you don’t have almond flour or brown sugar, you can try our famous Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Bread.

If you are looking for gluten-free recipe, try our Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Muffins.

Almond Flour Banana Bread

Natalija
Although the chocolate chips and walnuts are not mandatory, they add a whole new level of taste and texture to this cake.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 55 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Servings 8 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 2 very ripe bananas
  • 200 g brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 200 g almond flour
  • 100 g unsalted butter melted
  • 80 g all purpose flour
  • 2 pinches salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 100 g chopped walnuts
  • 60 g chocolate chips (60%)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180C). Grease a large bread pan and set aside.
  • Mash bananas with a fork and mix them with brown sugar.
  • Add eggs and mix well.
  • Add melted butter,
  • and almond flour.
  • Then add all purpose flour, salt and baking powder. Mix well.
  • Add walnuts
  • and chocolate chips.
  • Pour the batter into bread pan and bake for about 55 minutes.
  • Banana bread is ready when a knife inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool the bread in pan for 10 minutes. Remove from pan to wire rack to cool completely.
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Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Bread

Bananas, nuts and chocolate… how can you go wrong? I made it with my 7 year old daughter this Saturday. She loves to help me with cooking. The Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Bread was absolutely delicious. I made 2 loafs, so we can have it for breakfast on Sunday.

If you are looking for gluten-free recipe, try our Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Muffins.

Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Bread

Irina
The Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Bread is best if served the next day.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 55 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Servings 8 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 3 very ripe bananas peeled and mashed with fork
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter room temperature (plus more for the pan)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts (any)
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 8×4 inch loaf pan and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, combine mashed bananas, eggs, butter, sugar and vanilla extract.
  • Mix thoroughly, then add dry ingredients: flour, baking powder and salt. Mix well.
  • Stir in chopped nuts and chocolate chips.
  • Pour the batter into the loaf pan.
  • Bake for 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean.
  • If necessary, cover the pan loosely with aluminum foil for the last 10 minutes, to prevent excess browning.
  • Cool the bread in pan on wire racks for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from pan to wire racks to cool completely.
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