Quick Raspberry White Chocolate Chip Muffins
Muffins

Quick Raspberry White Chocolate Chip Muffins

Sometimes you just need a good, wholesome and sweet MUFFIN! Wholesome enough make it to your breakfast and sweet enough for afternoon snack when you need a little extra kick and those juicy raspberries just do that! And the best, these are really simple and quick to make. The recipe uses a mixer with flat beater attachment but a mixer isn’t mandatory, you can do […]

Tenderheart Bear Cupcake Cake
Cupcakes

Tenderheart Bear Cupcake Cake

“In brightest day, in blackest night, I’ll hug ya ’til you feel alright!” – Tenderheart Bear – Care Bear. Care Bears, who doesn’t love them, right? This cake was for a very special little friend, who is still too small to taste it himself 😉 from his cuddly care bear auntie with love.  I’ve vouched for cupcake cakes before, they are pretty quick and effortless cakes! Simple […]

Mini Lemon-Almond Madeleines
Cookies

Mini Lemon-Almond Madeleines

Hi all, happy spring time! It’s been a while since my last post and a lot has happened since… First of all updating the “about” page is long due and I will get to that soon but I need to let you know that I’ve recently graduated as a pastry chef and now work in a local chef restaurant. It feels so unreal at times […]

Coffee Lover’s Cupcakes
Cupcakes

Coffee Lover’s Cupcakes

The name leaves nothing unclear here, these cupcakes are all about coffee! The recipe has three components that all contain strong filter coffee and instant coffee powder for add intensity. I used the coffee I have at home, this time dark roast Juhla Mokka and Nescafe Red Cup instant coffee powder. I’m a devoted coffee lover and have been for all my adult life, though in […]

Guest Post : Our Favorite St. Patrick’s Day Sweets!
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Guest Post : Our Favorite St. Patrick’s Day Sweets!

St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated on the 17th of March. I’m happy to share the below article where Joe Hughes from the Village Bakery shares their favorite sweets for the day. Surely sweet treats, I can’t wait to try them myself! Our Favorite St. Patrick’s Day Sweets! St. Patrick’s Day is coming up quickly, and an abundance (often green) of treats will be in bars, […]

Cardamon Brioche Buns with Filling
Leavened

Cardamon Brioche Buns with Filling

It’s my newest take on a Shrove Bun – laskiaispulla, with brioche dough that has high egg and butter content which gives it rich texture and tender crumb. And when it comes to the filling and topping, this one has a mix of it all – almond paste (in my case it was sugar free marzipan), jam and lots of whipped cream and topped with sliced almonds and pearl […]

Runeberg’s Torte
Other Desserts

Runeberg’s Torte

Happy Runeberg‘s Day! I was looking through old recipes and to my surprise I have not shared this one before… Runeberg’s torte is a Finnish pastry named after the Finnish national poet, Johan Ludvig Runeberg. The original recipe of the Runeberg torte is believed to have been created by confectioner Lars Astenius in 1840 and it was published in the poet’s wife’s Fredrika Runeberg’s recipe book in […]

Vanilla Strawberry Sprinkles Cake
Cakes

Vanilla Strawberry Sprinkles Cake

Sweet January, how fast have you passed – it’s crazy! How has 2017 started for you? We are about to go and visit our friends who recently became new parents, to a sweet baby girl. All new parents need an energy boost and while sugar might not be the healthiest it surely makes a sweet one 🙂  This cake was inspired by the little batgirl that […]

Banana Butterscotch Macarons
Macarons

Banana Butterscotch Macarons

Happy new year! Can’t believe it’s already week 2, 2017 and I haven’t posted since Christmas, wow! Unlike you may think, I haven’t been away or even on a holiday – I had a small job during the holidays, frying Israeli doughnuts at a local pastry store (yup, that’s a first one :D)! My pastry school studies have advanced to the point where I have to practice […]

Chocolate Layer Cake
Cakes

Chocolate Layer Cake

Rich chocolate cake with dark chocolate ganache and chocolate frosting! It’s the perfect chocolate treat for a special occasion, birthday, holiday or… simply any day! Well, at least for chocolate lovers 😉 I had the pleasure of creating this cake for a young man’s 10th birthday earlier this month and I’m still grinning from ear to ear when I think about the lovely thank you’s that followed. […]

Reindeer Macarons
Macarons

Reindeer Macarons

Cute reindeer macarons to pull Santa’s sleigh towards your way! Rudolph the red nose reindeer and his friends are adorable treats for Christmas and the decorating part is a fun activity for kids aged 6+. These reindeer macarons are cocoa macaron shells filled with RICH CHOCOLATE frosting, using recipe from Hershey’s Cocoa box (100% cacao – natural unsweetened), their horns are salted mini pretzels (be prepared to […]

Peppermint Pavlova
Other Desserts

Peppermint Pavlova

Peppermint Pavlova with strawberries and chocolate! It’s refreshingly MINTY meringue that has a CRISP crust and soft, LIGHT interior served with FLUFFY whipped cream, JUICY strawberries, little BITTER chocolate, RED & WHITE candy cane pieces and Marianne Crush! Perfect flavour and colour combinations for Christmas dessert, aren’t they?  I chose piping the meringue into disks for individual desserts, but it works as in a pavlova cake […]

Gingerbread House Mug Toppers
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Gingerbread House Mug Toppers

And so the gingerbread theme continues! These tiny little houses are ADORABLE mug toppers that do not only look cute but taste great as well! We’ve made you a quick video tutorial of the steps, that you can now watch on our Facebook page! The recipe includes homemade royal icing that I used to glue the pieces together as well as decorate the houses. I piped some snowy […]

Gingerbread Ornaments
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Gingerbread Ornaments

Edible Christmas ornaments – YES! Whether you are looking for edible decorations for your Xmas tree or ideas for DIY gifts, GINGERBREAD ORNAMENTS are a versatile option for both! You can make them into any shape and decorate with icing, candies or chocolate! Thin ones stay crispy and they have a lovely christmassy spiced flavour. I set our tree (=artificial plastic tree) up early this year […]

Oatmeal Pecan Cookies
Cookies

Oatmeal Pecan Cookies

These cookies are sweet, crisp, comforting and GOLDEN! They have crunch from the pecans, crumbliness from the oats, sweetness from sugar and tiny hint of cinnamon. I just love the combination of pecan and oatmeal! Maple syrup would also work with these flavours beautifully. I used white sugar with demerara sugar, you can substitute it with dark brown sugar for slightly deeper caramelised flavour, it […]

“Slapped Ears” Cinnamon Rolls
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“Slapped Ears” Cinnamon Rolls

That’s how my breakfast looked like this morning ^ ((well late breakfast I mean, 4 hours after waking)) and it was a pure BLISS! Korvapuusti – that can be translated into ‘slap on the ear’ or ‘slap in the face’ is the Finnish version of a cinnamon roll. You can find it everywhere in Finland and it’s best enjoyed warm with a glass of cold milk. […]

Cheese Profiteroles with Tuna & Carrot Filling
Savoury

Cheese Profiteroles with Tuna & Carrot Filling

It’s been a while since my last savoury recipe, and I’m so excited to share this one with you!!! What’s the first thing that comes in your mind when you hear Choux Pastry – is it perhaps cream puffs or eclairs? How about savoury profiteroles? Did you know that they make wonderful cold cocktail bites or appertizers and what’s best – they are really easy to make! […]