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The “Fun Way to Independence” Cookbook

Polish Recipes

Polish vegetable salad


4 potatoes
4 carrots
1 celery roots
2 parsley roots
4 hard-boiled eggs
can of peas
2-3 tablespoons of mustard
4-5 tablespoons of mayonnaise
5 pickles
salt and pepper
large bowl
chooping board
wooden soon
pot to cook vegetables and eggs


1) Cook the vegetables and eggs about 30 minutes
2) Peel all cooked vegetables
3) Chop all the vegetables and eggs in to small pieces
4) Drain the peas and add them to the bowl
5) Add 2 tablespoons of mustard
6) Add about 4 tablespoons of mayonnaise
7) Add pinch of salt and pepper then mix all ingredients
8) Sprinkle salad with parsley and put in the fridge

Herring fillets in cream

3-4 herrings fillets
200 ml of sour cream







1) Cut the herring fillets into a small pieces
2) Chop the onion and add it to the bowl
3) First peel apple and then start the grating process, add it to the bowl
4) Add a pich of salt and pepper
5) Add sour cream
6) Mix all the ingredients and serve on a platter

Polish minced cutlets

500 g of mixed minced meat (beef+pork)
raw egg
salt, pepper, marjoram

plate for Breadcrumb
fraying pan


1) Put minced meat, raw egg, chopped onion and breadcrumbs into a bowl

2)Add a pinch of salt, pepper and marjoram
3) Using your hands mix the meat and spices
4) Form flat, oval -shaped cutlets
5) Pour breadcrumbs onto a plate and coat each cutlet in it
6) Pour the oil into the pan and heat it
7) Fry the cutlets untill the both sides are golden brown

In Poland, the minced cutlets are also eaten cold on a slice of bread

Polish apple cake

2 cups flour

3 tablespoons of baking powder

3 apples

250 g margarine/butter
6 eggs
1 cup sugar
hand mixer
baking tray

knife to cut apples

chopping board to cut apples

1) Pour into a bowl: flour, sugar, baking powder , salt
2) Cut butter and add into a bowl
3) Add the eggs

4) Mix all the ingredients
5) Grease a baking tray
6) Pour the cake mixture into a baking tray
7) Cut apples into slices and put them on top of the cake mixture
8) Bake apple cake for about 45 min. In the oven preheated to 180 degrees
9) Sprinke apple cake with powdered sugar

Polish cheesecake

10 eggs

1 kg of cottage cheese or cream cheese
block of butter (200-250 g)
orange rind from 2 oranges
Thick vanilla yoghurt
40 g of powdered sugar
vanilla pudding powder
large bowl
hand mixer
baking tray
spoon for mixing egg whites in cheesecake mixture
baking parchment

1) Combine butter, cottage cheese, egg yolks and powdered sugar
2) Mix everything until smooth

3) Add vanilla pudding powder, orange rind and thick vanilla yoghurt
4) Mix everything again
5) Beat the egg whites

6) Add egg whites and mix it gently
7) Line a baking tray with baking parchment
8) Pour cheese mixture into a baking tray
9) Heat oven to 180 degrees then put ready cheese mixture in the oven
10) Bake your cheesecake about 45 to 60 minutes until browned

11) Remember to turn off the heat, open the oven and let cheesecake cool inside. Sprinkle your cake
with powdered sugar

Greek Recipes

Bean soup

kilo medium beans
1 cup olive oil
1 big onion
3-4 carrots
1 tbsp tomato paste
Some salt and pepper
3 celeries

1) At the evening, soak the beans in plenty of water. In the morning rinse and boil them in water for 20

2) Wash out, put back in the pot and add enough water to cover all beans, about two fingers above. Put
the grated onion, carrots, celery cut into chunks, the tomato paste and olive oil.

3) Boil the soup over medium heat, with covered pot for about one hour. Then add some salt and
pepper. The boil even 20 minutes and ready!!!!

Large bun

3 kilos of flour (300grams+2.700grams)
1 glass of lukewarm water
180 grams fresh yeast or 6 tbsp dry yeast
½ tsp salt
8 eggs
A tbsp machlepi powder
A tbsp kakoules powder
A tsp Chios mastic powder
1 orange zest
1 orange juice
600 ml of warmluke milk
3 cups of sugar
300 grams of hot melted vegetable butter

3 yolks of eggs
1) In a large bowl add the warm water, salt and dissolve the yeast. Pour 300 grams of flour and stir.
Cover the bowl and place in a warm place until doubled in volume.
2) In a second large bowl pour the eggs, spices, the orange’s zest and juice, milk, sugar and
3) In this second bowl, add the yeast mixture and then the rest of the flour in installments (2.700
grams) by working the mixture with hands, without kneading, until moistened flour and make dough.
4) Then we get the melted butter with the handfuls and gradually pour in the
dough. Knead continuously, fold it many times, so that the dough to suck all the butter. The dough should be warm
and buttered.
5) Cover with greaseproof paper and then wrapped in a blanket. Let it stand in a warm place until
tripled in volume (5 hours). The dough is ready when the pressing it gently with your finger, the imprint remains.
6) In a clean and dry surface, shape the dough pieces, we make smooth braids and
braided pigtails.
7) Put two braids into an oven tray layered with greaseproof paper and leave in a warm, humid
place, till they double in size to 20 minutes.
8) Suffuse with egg’s yolk diluted with a little water at the surface of the bun.
Immediately pour the sesame seeds to stick to surfaces.
9) Bake buns with rows at 180 degrees Celsius for 20 minutes. It should not be overcooked, because
it dries easily.

Traditional Greek salad

2 large tomatoes cut tight at 8 each
1 cucumber cut into slices
1 green pepper chopped into rings
1 red onion cut into rings
10 Kalamata olives, preferably without the stone
150g feta
2 tbsp vinegar
analogous olive oil


1) Chop into small pieces the tomatoes.

2) Chop into rings the cucumber, pepper and onion.

3) Put all the vegetables into a bowl. Pour the olive oil, salt and vinegar.

4) Then stir it all together and decorate the salad with cheese and oregano.

Semolina halva


1 cup olive oil

4 cups water

2 cups coarse semolina

3 cups sugar

1tsp.cinnamon powder

1) In a pot pour and heat the oil.
2) Pour the semolina. For a while, stir with a wooden spoon continuously, until the
colour turn to light brown. Reduce the heat to medium because semolina can be burnt quickly.

3) Pour the sugar. Stir with a wooden spoon continuously for only 30 seconds.
4) Take away the pan from the heat. Then, pour the water while you are stirring
-be careful of the heated bubbles- and pour the cinnamon.
5) Immediately, put the pan again on the heat.
Stir with a wooden spoon continuously. Making sure that the halva has dried well and is ready, pour it in a form.

6) Allow to remain some time in the form. Then, turn it upside down on a plate and take off the
form. Pour some cinnamon above.

(Traditional cheese pie)

6 or 8 round foils
2 eggs
Olive oil
1 tsp. of salt
3 cups milk
Feta (greek cheese)

1) Spread with oil the baking pan.

2) In another baking pan add the milk, eggs, salt and the olive oil and mix them up to make a
homogeneous mixture.
3) Dip into the mixture, one to one the 3 foils to wet them thoroughly and place them in
the oiled baking pan.

4) Drop the filling, over the entire surface of the third foil.

5) Cover with the other 3 foils, having them also well wet, repeating the same process.
6) Finally, pour the mixture that is left, over the foils, from the top. Bake in a preheated oven at 180
° C for about 20 minutes.

Romanian Recipes

Baked Apples


6 red apples ( large size)
3 Egg withes
200 g sugar
200 g ground wallnuts


1) Make soft foam from egg withes, sugar and vanilla. Mix the
foam with grounded walnuts.

2) Spine out apples with a special device to remove it.

3) Fill in the apples with the mixture from egg whites, sugar
and walnuts. Heat the oven and put the tray with filled apples for 30 minutes in.

Egg plant salad

4 large eggplants
1 large onion
1 yolk from a boiled egg
1 yolk from a raw egg
1/2 l vegetable oil
1 teaspoon mustard
tomatoes and green salad for decoration


1) Grill and peel the eggplants. After they cooled, chop
them and the onion Mix the choped eggplants with the onion.

2)Mayonnaise Mix the yolk from the boiled egg with one spoon vegetable
oil and one teaspoon mustard.Add the yolk from the raw egg and then keep adding vegetable oil till you reach the
desired amount of mayonnaise.

3) Mix together the mayonnaise, eggplant and onions and add some salt.

Polenta with cheese and cream fresh
(sour cream)

1/2 kg corn flour
1l water
1 teaspoon salt
500g white cheese
500 ml cream fresh (sour cream)


1) Add 1 teaspoon of salt into the water and bring
water to a boil. When the water start boiling, add the corn flour very gradually while stirring constantly to avoid
lumps. Simmer over low heat stirring frequently until it thickens and starts to pull away from the sides of the pot.

2) Put the polenta in a tray or a wide plate. Mix the
cheese with the cream and some salt, then put the mixture on top of the polenta

Romanian traditional pumpkin pie

1 pumpkin
700 grams wheat flour
25 grams dry yeast
350 ml warm milk
1 egg
50 ml sunflower oil
2 tbs sugar
a powder of salt
cinnamon powder


1) Peel the pumpkin, remove the seeds and grate it into a bowl.
Mix with sugar, vanilla, powder salt.

2) Make a pastry from flour, the egg, warm milk and yeast,
sugar, salt. Let the pastry to fermentate few minutes. Meanwhile, mix the grated pumpkin with sugar, oil and the
flavors into a pan on the stew, about 10 minutes.
3) Make some sheets from the pastry and fill them
with the pumpkin. Put into preheated oven for 45 minutes, medium heat.
We can serve hot or cold, powdered with iceing sugar.

Romanian traditional autumn vegetable stew

4 potatoes
2 carrots
2 peppers
1 zucchini
1 egg-plant
1 cauliflower
1 green celery
1 tomatoes sauce
2 onions
2 garlics
100 ml oil
Pepper, thyme, bay leaves


1) Pell all the vegetables, then chop them into small pieces.

2) Add the oil into the big pan and put in the
chopped vegetables, in this order: onion, carrots, peppers, boiled cauliflower and eggplants, zucchini, potatoes, garlic,
tomatoes sauce, salt and pepper.

3) Move them into a tray and bake it in the preheated oven for an hour. For better cooking
cover the tray with aluminium foil. We can serve hot or cold with chopped herbs on top.


Turkish Recipes

Kisir (taboule- turkish bulgur wheat salad)


1 ½ cups cracked wheat 2 tbsp tomato paste 1/3 cup olive oil
(fine bulgur)

1 tomato ½ bunch of fresh parsley 3-4 leaves of lettuce

lemon juice 1 ¾ cups boiling water salt


Put fine bulgur in a large bowl, stir and leave it absorb water add tomato paste, olive oil,
add boiling water. 10-15 mins. lemon juice and salt. Let it cool.

Chop tomato finely chop parsley and lettuce finely. And add them to bulgur and stir.

You can serve it with lettuce leaves and pickles or pickled chili peppers. ENJOY!

Sweet pumpkin

3 Ibs pumpkin (1500 gr) 3 cups of sugar walnuts clotted cream (optional)
(More or less according to you)


Cut the pumpkin larger than bite size, spread sugar evenly on the surface
clean the seeds, peel them and and let them stand 4-5 hours to
place them in a large pot. dissolve the sugar.

After the sugar dissolved, place the pot after cooling it, garnish them with clotted cream
On a low medium heat and cook 40-50 mins and walnuts or any kind of nuts.
Until the pumpkins are darken.

Menemen (scrambled eggs with vegetables)


1 onion 3 green peppers 3 tomatoes

1 tbsp olive oil salt 2 eggs


Place oil, chopped onions, peppers peel and chop tomatoes and add them.
and some salt into a pan. Cook Stir and cook.
until they’re soft. Stir occasionaly.

Add the eggs. It’s done when the eggs Serve it with bread while still warm.
are cooked.


Preparation of dough

3 glasses of flour
4 eggs
1 glass of water
1 dessertspoon of
Put the flour,
eggs, salt and
water into a bowl

Knead dough
Knead it until it is
Seperate dough
into small
pieces and
round up

Cover it with a clean
cloth and wait for 15-
20 mins
Ingredients for stuffing

Preparation of stuffing

2 onions 400 gr
Some parsley
Some salt Some black
Mince onions Put mincemeat into a
Mince parsley Add onions, parsley, salt
and black pepper in the

How to make manti

Take one piece of
dough and add some

Spread dough Cut dough into
small pieces
Put some mixture in the
middle of pieces
Put together the

Put together the
other corners
Put together
them again
Do the every pieces
like that
Boil some water in a
Add some salt and put
mantı into the water,
boil them until it is soft
Some yoghurt
Ingredients for sauce

Sosun hazirlanişi

4 spoons of butter

3 pieces of

A little sumac
A little
A little chili
Melt butter in a pan
Crush garlic Add garlic in yoghurt
Put manti in a plate, add
yoghurt with garlic and melted
butter and sumac, peppermint,
chili pepper. It is ready. Enjoy
your meal



3 glasses of flour

1dessertspoon of
fresh yeast
of salt
Some warm water
Put the flour
into a bowl
Put the yeast and
salt in the middle of
the flour
Add some warm
water onto the yeast
and melt the yeast

Knead dough Make a dough as soft
as an earlobe.
Some cheese.

Seperate dough into
small pieces and round up
Roll the pieces
Put some cheese on
the dough

Fold the dough into
half from two sides
Then fold the other
sides amd make a
Pan the two sides
in an oily pan
Pan all the pieces
like that.

English Recipes

Fruit Salad

Fruit juice
Chopping board

1)Collect the equipment
2)Chop the bananas
3)Chop the apples
4)Chop the pears
5)Chop the kiwis
6)Chop the strawberries
7)Peel and segment satsumas
8)Put the grapes into the bowl
9)Add the fruit to the bowl
10)Pour fruit juice into bowl
11)Divide the fruit salad into dishes
12)Serve and enjoy!

Sheperd’s Pie

Mince meat
Tomato puree
Chopping board
Oven gloves
Wooden spoon

1)Chop the onions
2)Chop the carrots
3)Peel the potatoes
4)Chop the potatoes
5)Fill a pan with water
6)Boil the water
7)Put potatoes in the water
8)Pour the oil into the pan
9)Heat the oil
10)Add the onions and carrots
11)Add the mince meat
12)Add the tomato puree
13)Add the stock
14)Drain the potatoes
15)Mash the potatoes
16)Put the mince meat into a dish
17)Cover with potato
18)Bake in the oven for 30 mins. and serve


Frying pan

1)Sieve 2 cups of flour into bowl
2)Add a pinch of salt
3)Whisk 2 eggs and 210ml of milk in jug
4)Pour mixture into a bowl
5)Mix ingredients together
6)Put butter into frying pan
7)Turn on hob to melt butter
8)Pour some mixture into frying pan
9)Cook pancake until brown
10)Flip pancake
11)Be careful when flipping!
12)Serve and enjoy

Apple Pie

225g plain flour
Pinch of salt
Cold water
3 large apples
140g butter
Caster sugar

1)Slice apples
2)Stew apples and leave to cool
3)Preheat oven to 200c
4)Sieve the salt and flour into a bowl
5)Rub in butter until mixture is like breadcrumbs
6)Add the cold water
7)Using your knife/hand, firm up the mixture
8)Divide the pastry in half
9)Roll out one half to fit the plate
10)Trim the edges with a knife
11)Place the apples and sugar on the pastry
12)Roll out the other half of the pastry
13)Moisten the edge of the bottom half of the pastry
14)Place the pastry on top of the apples
15)‘Flute’ the edges of the pastry
16)Prick the surface of the pie
17)Cook pie in the oven for 20-30 mins.
18)Slide onto serving plate and sprinkle with caster sugar


Single cream 55ml
1 pint milk
1 vanilla pod
4 egg yolks
30 g caster sugar
2tsp cornflour
Wooden spatula

1)Simmer milk, cream, vanilla pod (remove pod after a few minutes)
2)Whisk the yolks, sugar, cornflour in a bowl
3)Pour hot milk onto eggs. Keep whisking
4)Return to pan and heat gently. Stir with wooden spatula until thick
5)Serve in a jug once hot
6)To keep hot, stand in a pan of water and cover top with clingfilm

Bon appetite!!!!!!!!!