Polka Dot Squares

crochet polka dot squares

Hi friends! How are you doing? I hope everything is fine. It definitely is with me.

I am enjoying the first weeks in our new place, decorating this and that, taking lovely long trips around the neighborhood and basically, being very happy and content. Of course, my days involve a lot of crocheting too.

Which is exactly what I wanted to share with you today.

I have a new project that I dived into a couple of weeks ago. It’s a polka dot blanket. Currently, I am in the stage of making about one zillion squares, but I see the result taking a sharper shape each day. Love this project to bits. I took a few pictures from my crafting table for you to today…

 

crochet polka dot squares

 

crochet polka dot squares

 

crochet polka dot squares

 
crochet polka dot squares

 

crochet polka dot squares

Thank you for letting me share. I will show you the whole blanket as soon as it’s finished.

Btw, do you have any projects that you are working on these day? Do share!

With love,

Petra

 

3 Ingredient Pancakes

3-Ingredient Pancakes recipe

There’s never enough pancake recipes, is there?

That’s exactly what came to my mind when I noticed this recipe for 3 ingredient pancakes. The title itself looked so interesting that I knew I had to give them a try.

And the result?

I like these a lot!

Are you curious what might those magical 3 ingredients be? I sure have the answer for you…

 

3-Ingredient Pancakes recipe

It’s a banana, eggs and a little bit of cinnamon. Such small number of ingredients can indeed result in flavorful and yummy pancakes. The bananas make them sweet enough to just eat plain.

As the original recipe says, the ingredients make these pancakes really high in protein, low calorie, gluten-free, paleo friendly and taste really good! And I agree.

 
 

3-Ingredient Pancakes recipe

1. To make the pancakes, in a bowl, combine the banana, eggs and cinnamon.

 
 

3-Ingredient Pancakes recipe

2. Mix/mash until the mixture becomes all smooth. You can use a fork or a potato masher to achieve that.

 
 

3-Ingredient Pancakes recipe

3. Grease your pan with a little bit of oil or butter.

4. Heat your stove to a low to medium setting.

 
 

3-Ingredient Pancakes recipe

5. Pour 1/4 of the batter in your pan and cook for about 1 1/2 minutes on both sides.

 
 

3-Ingredient Pancakes recipe

Cute and yummy.

 
 

3-Ingredient Pancakes recipe

You can serve your pancakes as is or garnish them with anything you like. I topped mine with a few slices of banana, cinnamon and a little honey.

Yum, yum, yum.

Enjoy!

Love,
Petra

(This lovely recipe was adapted from www.recipebyphoto.com.)

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3 Ingredient Pancakes
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Serves: 4 pancakes
 
Ingredients
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, combine the banana, eggs and cinnamon.
  2. Mix/mash until the mixture becomes all smooth. You can use a fork or a potato masher to achieve that.
  3. Grease your pan with a little bit of oil or butter.
  4. Heat your stove to a low to medium setting.
  5. Pour ¼ of the batter in your pan and cook for about 1½ minutes on both sides.
  6. Serve as is or garnish with anything you like (banana slices, cinnamon, honey...).
  7. Enjoy!

 

Big Summer Yarn Giveaway – WINNER!

big summer yarn giveaway - winner

Hi friends!

Today I am super happy to announce the winner of the Big Summer Yarn Giveaway!

So… the WINNER is…

 
 

big summer yarn giveaway - winner

The lucky commenter number 120 – Christina!

Congratulations Christina! You will be contacted via email soon.

I would like to thank each and every one of you for participating in the contest! I really enjoyed learning about your fun summer plans!

Oh, and stay tuned – there is a new giveaway coming soon!

With love,
Petra

 

Super Quick Peach Squares

super quick peach squares recipe

These squares! They might be the most delicious dessert I’ve prepared this summer, I think. In fact, I am in love with everything about them – the way how the airy and moist texture of the sponge plays with the refreshingly tart and sweet quality of the summer fruit, that way how the crunchy streusel layer on top makes you stop eating for a while just to say ‘mmm’ and I definitely love the fact that this whole dessert is absolutely easy to make.

I am sure you would love these too…

 

super quick peach squares recipe

1. To prepare your Super Quick Peach Squares, first preheat the oven to 350 °F (175 °C).

2. To make the batter, in a bowl, whisk together the flour (2 3/4 cups + 2 tbsp – 400 grams), confectioners sugar (1 1/4 cups -150 grams) and baking powder (3 tsp).

3. In another bowl, whisk together the eggs, vanilla extract, vegetable oil and milk.

4. In a few batches, pour the flour mixture into the bowl containing the wet ingredients. Mix until just combined.

 
 

super quick peach squares recipe

5. Line a baking pan with parchment paper (you can first brush the pan with a bit of vegetable oil to make the paper adhere better). I used a 13x8x2-inch (11-cup) pan. I think that larger pan might work even better resulting in a little less tall squares.

6. Pour the batter in the pan and smooth out the surface.

 

 

super quick peach squares recipe

7. Stone and cut the fruit into about 1/2-inch (1.3 cm) cubes or slightly bigger. Place the fruit on top of the batter.

 
 

super quick peach squares recipe

8. Finally prepare the streusel. To do so, in a bowl combine the all-purpose flour (1/3 cup – 50 grams), butter (3 1/2 tbsp – 50 grams) and confectioners sugar (1/2 cup – 50 grams). Using your fingers or a pastry blender (cutter), create a crumbly mixture.

 
 

super quick peach squares recipe

9. Sprinkle the crumbly mixture over the fruit.

 

 

super quick peach squares recipe

10. Bake for 35 – 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
 

 

super quick peach squares recipe

Mmm, this smells just lovely!

 

 

super quick peach squares recipe

11. Cut into squares.

 

 

super quick peach squares recipe

And most importantly, enjoy!

With love,
Petra

 

Super Quick Peach Squares
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Serves: 8 - 10
 
Ingredients
  • for batter: 2¾ cups + 2 tbsp (400 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1¼ cups (150 grams) confectioners sugar
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 7 tbsp (100 ml) vegetable oil
  • ¾ cup + 2 tbsp (200 ml) milk
  • 3 peaches, stoned and cubed
  • for streusel: ⅓ cup (50 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 3½ tbsp (50 grams) butter, softened
  • ½ cup (50 grams) confectioners sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 °F (175 °C).
  2. To prepare the batter, in a bowl, whisk together the flour (2¾ cups + 2 tbsp - 400 grams), confectioners sugar (1¼ cups -150 grams) and baking powder (3 tsp).
  3. In another bowl, whisk together the eggs, vanilla extract, vegetable oil and milk.
  4. In a few batches, pour the flour mixture into the bowl containing the wet ingredients. Mix until just combined.
  5. Line a baking pan with parchment paper (you can first brush the pan with a bit of vegetable oil to make the paper adhere better).
  6. Pour the batter in the pan and smooth out the surface.
  7. Stone and cut the fruit into about ½-inch (1.3 cm) cubes or slightly bigger. Place the fruit on top of the batter.
  8. Finally prepare the streusel. To do so, in a bowl combine the all-purpose flour (1/3 cup - 50 grams), butter (3½ tbsp - 50 grams) and confectioners sugar (1/2 cup - 50 grams). Using your fingers or a pastry blender (cutter), create a crumbly mixture.
  9. Sprinkle the crumbly mixture over the fruit.
  10. Bake for 35 - 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
  11. Cut into squares.
  12. Enjoy!