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Appetizer cigars

Appetizer cigars

Remove the pie sheets from the freezer and allow them to thaw.

Look for what cheese you have in the fridge (I drank bellows cheese, telemea and braided cheese) it can be of one kind, grate it or crush it with a fork.

Beat an egg and an egg white well with a pinch of salt.

Finely chop the dill.

In a bowl, mix the cheese, beaten egg, chopped dill and sprinkle with freshly ground pepper. Mix well.

Grease the pie sheets each with a little oil, then overlap 4 on top of each other.

Then cut the sheets into rectangles as big as you want the cigars to be (a row of sheets in 9 or 12 pieces)

With a teaspoon, place the cheese on one side, as you can see in the picture, then roll the cigars.

Place them in a tray with baking paper, grease them with the beaten egg yolk with a tablespoon of oil and then put them in the preheated oven at 160 degrees C, until they brown on top, about 15-20 minutes.

Serve the cigars, preferably hot, but .... they are good and cold.

Great appetite!

5 Unforgettable recipes for alcohol brandy at home

True connoisseurs of cognac know that the history of its preparation goes back centuries. The production technologies of this strong alcoholic beverage are strictly defined and regulated by legislation, and the cost is excessively high.

But what if there is no way to buy high quality brandy and you don't want to buy cheap brandy at all? In this case, it is best to make an alcoholic drink on your own, at home.

At the base of this brandy is the spirit of grapes, which is aged for a long time in specially made oak barrels. Its aroma and taste depend directly on the amount of alcohol, tannins, aldehydes, esters and acids. Indeed, the percentage of these components gives rise to various variants of this elite drink. Often, such alcohol is appreciated for a pleasant aftertaste, as well as for a delicate aroma of floral fruits.

Its quality is determined by the following criteria:

  • thick and light oily consistency - flowing on the walls of the glass, the brandy leaves distinct traces
  • transparency - the fingerprints left on the wall of the glass must be seen through the contents from behind
  • the aroma changes when it interacts with the air (oak notes become less pronounced, are replaced by flowers or fruits)
  • lack of sediment.

For reference: in the production of French cognac are used only raw materials from certain varieties of white grapes - colombard, fol blanche, uni blanc (trebbiano), montil, which are very acidic.

Most ordinary modern cognacs that can be found on store shelves are not infused in oak barrels, but are made by mixing cognac spirit, often purchased from other manufacturers. The advantage of such a drink is a short exposure time. Given this fact, you can try to make a pleasant, rich brandy. The main thing is to follow the basic rules and not be afraid to experiment.

Video instructions for preparing alcoholic brandy:

  • ethyl alcohol (40%) - 3 l
  • oak bark (dry) - 1 tbsp. l.
  • instant coffee - 0.5 teaspoon. (or 1 tablespoon)
  • sugar - 1 tbsp. l.
  • lemon (medium size) - 1 pc.

Initially, the fresh lemon must be passed together with the peel through a meat grinder or chopped using a blender. The resulting mass is mixed with oak bark, sugar and coffee, then placed in a glass jar and filled with alcohol.

It is necessary to mix the mixture well until the sugar crystals are completely dissolved and then store the vessels with future brandy in a cool, dark place for a week. After expiration of the finished beverage is filtered and poured into glass bottles.

IMPORTANT: to reduce alcohol resistance, experts recommend diluting it with purified, non-carbonated water. To dilute 1 liter of alcohol to 40%, you need to add 1.4 liters of water, up to 45% - 1.2 liters. In this case, the ethyl alcohol is poured into chilled water and not in reverse order. The resulting liquid should settle for a week.

With oak bark

A tart drink can be obtained from the following set of ingredients:

  • ethyl alcohol (40-45%) - 5 l (can be replaced with vodka)
  • dried (crushed) oak bark - 5 tbsp
  • sugar (burnt) - 5 teaspoons
  • vanillin or vanilla sugar - to taste.

Also, if you want, you can add a small amount of chopped nutmeg, bay leaves, cloves and mushrooms.

To make a drink at home, you will need a 5-liter glass container with a narrow neck and a matching lid (in addition, you can wrap it in polyethylene). This will help prevent the escape of volatile matter vapor. The alcohol is poured into the glass almost to the top to reduce contact with air, then dissolve the sugar in it and add the remaining components. Drink infused in a dark room for at least a month.

Of noteOak bark can be replaced with ripe acorns, which are collected in early autumn. First, they must be cleaned and filled with water. Pop-ups are considered unsuitable for later use and discarded.

Before use, the brandy is carefully filtered through a paper or cotton filter.

A quick recipe with nuts

The delicate aroma and unusual taste will be obtained from the drink due to the following ingredients:

Appetizer nuts (Salted walnuts)

Today we prepare together Salted walnuts with cream - Appetizer nuts! They are sensational for festive meals, everyone will love them! I just got to take pictures of them!

Appetizer nuts - everything you need to know about the recipe

  • for the sweet version of Walnuts with cream, we just replace the parmesan with sugar and instead of salt and pepper put the vanilla or rum essence
  • we can very easily double the quantities in the recipe for sim you have many nuts appetizer!
  • we can prepare the shells in advance, 2-3 days before filling them with cream
  • once filled, it lasts up to a week in the fridge, although it will not be the case because they will be a maaaareeee success!

All the ingredients needed for the appetizer recipe are waiting for you LIDL stores. To feel you have a lot of inspiration for festive appetizers, I invite you to discover the recipes on Lidl kitchen! Click on each title to access the recipe!

Ingredients for 40 pieces Appetizer nuts

  • 1 or size L-XL
  • 125g Pilos butter (very soft)
  • 50g Grana Padano Lovilio
  • 200g Belbake flour
  • Bel Belbake baking powder sachet
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 250g mascarpone Lovilio
  • 200g tuna in deluxe olive oil
  • a small white onion
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder

In a large bowl put all the ingredients for the walnut crust: egg, soft butter, Grana Padano, flour, baking powder. Mix with the mixer at medium speed until we have a crumbly dough, which binds very well when we squeeze it between our fingers.

We form 40 balls of dough, of 5g each.

Heat the special nut machine well. Bake the walnuts until lightly browned, then let them cool.

Using a sharp knife, carefully cut the edges of the walnuts so that they are as uniform as possible.

Prepare the cream for the filling, mixing mascarpone, well drained tuna oil, salt, pepper, onion, garlic and the remains of the walnut shells. Mix with a fork for a cream as homogeneous as possible.

Sensational aperitif for the festive meal!

What appetizers you will have on the New Year's table you have to choose, but today's recipe deserves to be included in the menu. You will definitely love this delicate and very tasty appetizer! The recipe is very simple, you need herring, beets and cream cheese, prepare the beet dough and put everything in the oven.


& # 8211 1 boiled beetroot (250 gr)

& # 8211 1 tablespoon olive oil

For the filling:

& # 8211 200 gr of herring fillet

& # 8211 300 gr of cream cheese

& # 8211 3 medium pickled cucumbers


1. Pass the beets through the small grater, add the yolks, salt, oil and mix.

2. Stir in the flour and mix again.

3. Beat the egg whites until foamy, add sugar and continue to mix until firm.

4. Gradually incorporate the egg whites into the beet composition and mix carefully with the spatula.

5. Grease the tray lined with baking paper with oil, pour the dough and distribute it evenly.

6. Place the tray in the preheated oven at 180 ° C for 15 minutes.

7. Mix the cream cheese with chopped dill and cucumbers through a small grater.

8. Cover the top with cream, add pieces of fillet on one edge and roll a roll.

9. Wrap the roll in baking paper and refrigerate for 1 hour.

This aperitif roll will win over all the guests! No need to think about what to prepare for the holiday meal. Simply take and complete your New Year's Eve menu!

57 comments on & bdquoCigarettes with nuts & rdquo

How good these cigarettes look. Keep fasting with them! :))
Is it interesting that they don't have a refining agent at all (baking soda, baking powder) or does it seem to me?

They are really delicious, I make them like pies. In Moldova they are called walnut rolls, but I really like this form of cigarettes.

What a simple recipe and what a spectacular result! :)
You realize I'll do it too, don't you? :) I come back with impressions.

How nice I am, Amalia. :)
& # 8230and I am also fasting)

P.S. I really like your new avatar picture :)
Many kisses.

Your cigarettes look great, and if they have walnuts, they are definitely delicious & # 8230 I save the recipe and keep it & # 8230

Nati doesn't have a loosening agent at all & # 8230 at first I found the dough quite greasy, I thought it wouldn't come out but the tops are tender and tasty :).

Vio I didn't know, you should know that I ran them quite hard :( and if I tried I could stretch them harder to make them thinner :).

Cristina, I can't wait, don't be afraid of the dough because it's more oily.

Kisses to you Laura! That day I was in a good mood so I said let's change my avatar :)).

Daniela, write me how they turned out when you try them.

thanks amalia for the recipe they look very good, i will try them too and i will tell you how they came out
kiss you

I try these days too: D

Wow, Amalia, but they look delicious and I think they are very tasty!

those Russian cigarettes look really good :)
a serene spring with peace of mind :)

I don't know how many "quottigarete" will come out but I'll try them too, I love everything with nuts -)

Girls, I'm waiting for you to write me how you did!

Amalia how beautiful they are !!
Hi, some awards are waiting for you on my blog on March 8th if you like to pick it up.

My dear Amalia, I will definitely make this recipe in the coming days. Now, in order not to know how many times, I make fasting gingerbread, whose recipe I also took from your blog. I hope it turns out as good as before. And a few days ago I made the cabbage pie. Extraordinary. Thank you a thousand times. I find your blog very, very useful and I "used" it more than all the cookbooks I bought that lie neatly on the shelf. Sincerely, Gabriela

Amalia looks great on your & quot; cigarettes & quot. I will try the recipe especially since my husband really likes sweets that have walnut as an ingredient, but I have a doubt. Can the donuts run like that?

Anca thank you very much for the award :).

Gabriela I'm glad that the recipes are to your taste, believe me I also have a lot of cookbooks but it seems that I've been inspired by the net lately & # 8230

Madalina I think so, but to spread the dough very thin.

Diana seemed the same to me, I hope you try it :), I kiss you!

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Some prizes are waiting for you on my blog.

May all the beautiful accomplishments, health and spirit of this day accompany you everywhere. I wish you a beautiful March 8.

It's a great recipe, it looks delicious.

On the wings of spring
March 8 smoothly descends
And in his eyes
It brings you good luck and happiness! Dear me, Just me :)

Happy birthday Amalia, everything you want to be fulfilled!

Happy Birthday my dear!! I wish you an 8 Marie full of sun and warmth and a wonderful spring !! Kiss you!!

Very, very, very good & # 8230super recipe for fasting.

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To live in celebration.
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Always feel loved.
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Be warm in the light.
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Happy March 8th!

Hello girls, thank you from the bottom of my heart for the wishes! I wish you a beautiful and sunny spring too!

The cigarettes are wonderful.
they turned out delicious, only I made the drowned triple composition and the first tray came out cigarettes, the second cigar :)) and the last pie in all respects.
many kisses.

your cigarettes are chewable.
beautiful and tasty recipe
good evening

Anonymous and I ran them hard to know :).

I am writing to you not to suffer the same.
But what does the man do with his hand & # 8230 & # 8230 & # 8230. My patience is being tested now, that I had to delete my blog and redo it at the same address had something to do and I wanted to try a new template once installed, it ruined my site. (see what he did to me on which I haven't dealt with yet to restore)
I saved the content, but it's a shame that I lost so many contacts and traffic, established in more than 1 year.
Please sign up again for those who follow me. Thanks.
Now I'm checking the favorites lists.

Diana I am very sorry and I was going to suffer & # 8230 I sign up immediately, good luck writing!

Good evening!
First of all I want to congratulate you for your recipes but last but not least for your native talent for cooking. Your way of explaining seemed very accessible to me, especially to me who is new to cooking but I really like it. How did I find you? With a simple google and for that I bless the internet in thousands of ways because that's how I was able to find you and I've been following you for some time. My next question would be how do you fry the nuts? Why do I ask this ... because I read your recipe called "Cigarettes with nuts" and it said there that we put a little fried walnut & # 8230 look, I don't know how to do it. if you could explain to me in an email I would be completely indebted to you. Thanks again for your culinary surprises and please, never stop. A pleasant evening.
Respectfully, a fan of yours from Transylvania ([email protected])

Look, I made them too. Very good and tasty, and I only put 100ml of oil (I'm not a fan of fats, so where I can, I eliminate them). One part I made them according to the recipe, that is with the walnut and sugar filling, and the other part I filled them with fried walnut mixed with blueberry jam (you can put whatever you have) and I didn't put any more sugar.
Anyway very good, easy to do and fast!
Amalia, I just can't break up with your recipes. I have visited other blogs, but I always return to the recipes on your blog. I am a permanent source of inspiration.

Dany, what a craving you made me with cranberry jam! Where are you from that I run to you :)) & # 8230 if you can't part with the recipes it means that we have the same tastes in food :). Kiss you and only good!

Amalia, I look forward to seeing you in Bucharest! And because the ones made yesterday were finished, today I made another portion with walnuts and apricot jam with candied orange peel & # 8230 Aromatic, tasty and crunchy!
And I can't wait to try the recipe you posted today. I find it very appetizing and light.

Hi Amalia, please tell me if we need to fry walnuts and sugar with cigarettes with nuts? And I want to know how to run them a lot or can we just fold them and ready?

No, fry the walnuts in the pan a little, then crush the pieces (or cut the pieces and fry them) and mix them with the sugar. To roll like a pancake, bend the edges and then roll :)

Thank you very much Amalia for the answer, and I congratulate you a lot for the recipes you post here. I haven't found this blog for a long time and since I found it I don't go on it anymore and I look because I like how you cook and how you explain especially that you put pictures and pictures that look super good.

Hi Amalia. I went on the net to see what else to cook and I saw the label, I'm doing it today and I'll leave you a comment on how they came out. Poop

Hi Amalia :) right now I have a tray of these famous cigarettes in the oven, I'm trying the recipe for the first time and I can't wait to see if they turn out like this for me nonsense to discourage me immediately when something doesn't work out for me :( try a second time ba & # 8230 I hope it works out..I'll come back with a comment ..I really like your blog and & # 8222merg & # 8221 where & # 8222merg & # 8221 but I still come back here for a recipe or when I want to make something GOOD :) ..I kiss you! : *

They came out & # 8222 as they should & # 8221 and I really like them :) .. I am terribly good and really young. Thank you very much for the recipe.

What brandy drink - tips for different price categories - Articles 2021 - Alcheek

The correct selection of accompanying foods and beverages reveals the best taste of alcohol. Cognac is no exception. If I would recommend sticking to one specific rules that few know about. This is especially important if you have bought an expensive vintage brandy and do not know what to drink.

Universal for any brandy is, by usually three "C" (Cafe, Cognac, Cigar). According to him, along with brandy served only cigars and coffee. First, drink a cup of coffee, then start tasting cognac. He is drunk on special glasses small sips, trying to catch the notes of flavor. After 30-50 g gentlemen cognac a cigar smoke. The sequence of actions is repeated a desired number of times, accompanied by a friendly chat.

But in the Russian alcohol culture until the other principles prevail. We have brandy drink like vodka in glasses, consuming everything on the table. This is due to the poor quality of most domestically produced beverages, which do not have a unique taste and aromatic bouquet.

Order brandy (cheap) can be put on the table as an appetizer (alcohol before a meal), they are combined with many consistently. At youth parties cheap brandy mixed with martinis and ice. Get good cocktails, but brandy culture, they have nothing.

For ordinary dessert cognac fed cream, ice cream, milk, syrup, hot chocolate, coffee or tea. Europeans do not mix coffee with brandy in a cup, they only drink separately.

Many Russians are accustomed to drinking brandy with orange or lemon juice. This is a good option if you want to reduce the power, but the taste of the drink is completely lost. Worst of drinking carbonated brandy drinks, as this causes rapid intoxication.

Vintage (expensive) cognac he didn't make a drink or a snack. It is in dealing with these noble drinks, it is important to follow the "rule of three C's". But many judges and refuse from her, preferring not to interrupt the pure taste of something different.

Correct Brandy glass

Vintage brandies for a relaxing social gatherings, they drink sips of pleasure special glasses - „snifterov“. In fact, tasting drinks - it's an opportunity to gather. Cognac is the focal point of the evening present.

What ingredients do we use for the egg flower recipe?

  • 4 eggs
  • 2 medium pieces of boiled beets (vacuum)
  • 1 cucumber
  • 10 skewer sticks
  • For decoration
  • lettuce leaves (or any greens you like)
  • 1 carrot (optional)


If you are preparing a formal meal for your guests or just a party with friends, it should not be missing appetizers. They are served before the meal and must be tasty but not so consistent as to saturate them.

They can be served appetizers and without following a proper meal, for example at receptions and cocktails. But in general, this dish is put on the table when there is a longer period of time between the arrival of the guests and the start of the meal, so that they have an occupation.

Appetizer plates can be placed on the table after guests sit down or before. In the second case, they can sit at a fixed point - the "Swedish buffet" type - or they can be served by waiters who pass with full plates among the guests.

If you are preparing a formal dinner, you should know what "appetizers" mean. We have become accustomed to calling any food that is served before a meal. In fact, chefs know that there are conditions for a food to be called that, and cheese or fruit served alone is not really an appetizer. For example, a piece of melon is not an appetizer, while a piece of melon wrapped in a slice of raw prosciutto is an appetizer.

As appetizers you can try recipes for eggs filled with various creams, stuffed tomatoes, mini tarts with caviar, cheese, meat, rolls with vegetables and sausages or fish, meatballs or meatballs, terrines with fish, pancakes with vegetables or meat, strudels and In general, anything dictates your imagination. Eggs, melted cheese, mayonnaise, vegetable combinations, etc. can be used as a filling for eggs or tomatoes.

If you prefer to serve as appetizers simple foods, such as vegetables or sausages, you can put next to them on the table and a few bowls with different sauces.

Among the most used modern appetizers are the so-called canapés, whose tradition started in France and was later adopted by the English. Canapés usually consist of a small piece of bread or biscuits greased with cream and sometimes decorated with greens. These snacks are small enough to be eaten in one gulp.

Skilled chefs compete in food combinations that give a pleasant and unexpected taste: toast with cream cheese and smoked salmon, bread with black caviar and mint, etc. Many combinations are allowed and you may not know how tasty these appetizers are until you try them. The piece of bread you use can be cut round, triangular or in fancy shapes.

What is the # 8222Lauge & # 8221 & # 8211 Natronlauge & # 8211 alkaline solution for Bavarian pretzels?

The technology for preparing these pretzels is special because they are soaked (before baking) in an alkaline (basic) solution called Lauge (lye in English). The most common is the NaOH (sodium hydroxide) solution called Natronlauge in German, meaning caustic soda or lye. Do not panic because the solution is very dilute, being regulated by the authorities that control food safety. In Germany, Austria or Switzerland you can buy Natronlauge from the pharmacy. If you are curious to read the ingredients on the packaging of sticks or crispy pretzels from us, you will find this & # 8222Lauge & # 8221 alkaline there as well. It gives a very pleasant, specific taste and colors the skin in intense brown. The Maillard caramelization reaction (which I kept telling you about grilled red meats) is more intense if the pH is more alkaline (basic). You can do more read here.

There are several bakery products that use this solution: pretzels, crispy pretzels, sticks, chifle (Laugenbrotchen) or baguettes (Laugenstangen) & # 8211 recipe here.

I brought Natron from Germany. This is nothing but baking soda that you can easily buy from the supermarket. It 's not the same with Natronlauge but I can say it works. Unfortunately the glaze does not come out glossy and not as dark in color as the one made with caustic soda & # 8230

There are many recipes for Bavarian pretzels on the internet but, after studying a few, I stopped at that of a German baker & # 8211 recipe here. At the end of the article you will find a video with the whole procedure.

The ingredients below are for 10 Bavarian pretzels. I made more dough because I needed it and for buns and bread.


  • For the dough:
  • 1 or + 1 albumen
  • 50 gr butter (65%)
  • 50 ml olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 200 ml of milk
  • 650 gr flour
  • 1 guarantee envelope for Dr. Oetker leavened dough
  • For the filling:
  • 1 box of fluffy cream cheese, Delaco
  • 200 gr telemea cheese
  • 5 wire marar
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 white pepper powder from Fuchs
  • 1 paprika powder, from Fuchs
  • For anointed:
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon milk

Portions: 25
Preparation time: 90 minutes

Recipes for fasting appetizers

Yes, it is Holy Week and perhaps one of the most difficult weeks for a housewife. Now the preparations for Easter begin and you are constantly surrounded by more and more tempting smells. However, not only "forbidden" foods can be so appetizing. And to prove it to you, I offer you some recipe ideas fasting appetizers. a fasting appetizer is very welcome at this time.