Gingerbread Ornaments
Cookies

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
Leavened

“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! […]

Banana Butterscotch Pound Cake
Cakes

Banana Butterscotch Pound Cake

Ba ba ba ba banana ba ba ba ba banana… Couldn’t find a proper minion gif to feature in this post but boy, does it smells like banana in our home right now!! Butterscotch and banana to be more accurate, and that’s a wonderful smell to welcome your hubby who just returned from a 18K run! (He sure deserves a piece or two 😉 ) […]

Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes
Cakes

Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes

Mini pumpkin cheesecakes YUM YUM YUM! They have the creaminess of cheesecake with the spiciness of pumpkin pie! Topped with sweet candied pecans and touch of tangy orange zest – they are perfect mix of flavours and textures in individual sized cakes! Serve them on their own or with a dollop of whipped cream and enjoy! Between Pumpkin Sandwich Cookies and Pumpkin Cheesecakes, I’ve also fallen in love with Thai […]

Quick Chocolate Cake
Cakes

Quick Chocolate Cake

Light and airy CHOCOLATE CAKE from scratch to table in 45 minutes! Okay, it’s not as speedy as a microwave cake but it’s a quick oven baked cake with light texture. It’s made from basic ingredients that can be found in any pantry. I’ve made the cake dairy free by using margarine in the recipe, you can go ahead and substitute it with oil or butter, the […]

Pumpkin Sandwich Cookies
Cookies

Pumpkin Sandwich Cookies

It’s that time of the year again – Fall baking and Halloween countdown is ON! Only 3 weeks left! While planning on your kiddos trick-or-treating costumes or making plans for adult Halloween parties, make sure you got some time to bake some delicious treats! Like these MELT-IN-YOUR-MOUTH, shortcrust cookies filled with pumpkin pastry cream! You have the full control of how creepy or cute these pumpkins […]

Apples & Honey Mini Cupcakes – Honeycomb Cake
Cupcakes

Apples & Honey Mini Cupcakes – Honeycomb Cake

Bzz Bzz greetings! I’ve been a kind of a busy bee (busy baking of course!) lately and this post is a bit overdue… Nevertheless I hope it comes in good time for your fall baking projects! The cupcakes are delicious apple cake with rich honey caramel and vanilla frosting. And those bees, aren’t they cute? Apples and honey – a very relevant combination here in […]

Hershey’s Chocolate & Oreo Brownies
Cakes

Hershey’s Chocolate & Oreo Brownies

Fudgy chocolate brownies with crunchy Oreo pieces and Hershey’s miniatures classic chocolate bars in every bite! These are the ultimate treat brownies!! While warm they are full of bites of melted chocolate which after refrigerating transforms back into solid chocolate bits. I used the Hershey’s Miniatures classic assortment that contains Hershey’s Milk Chocolate, Hershey’s Special Dark Chocolate, Mr. Goodbar and Krackel candy bars. The brownie batter has […]

Peanut & Goji Berry Cookies
Cookies

Peanut & Goji Berry Cookies

Cookies Cookies, Peanut & Goji Berry Cookies! If you are following my Instagram and moreover my recent Instagram Stories, you know I’ve been on a cookie quest for the past week. I’ve been practicing making cookies we learned at class as well as working on some new recipes. And here’s a new one – texture wise it reminds of chocolate chip cookies but it’s slightly chewier […]

Crème brûlée
Other Desserts

Crème brûlée

Hey everyone, guess what? I’ve officially started my journey to becoming a professional pastry chef and started studying in The Israeli Institute of Culinary Arts. It’s so EXCITING and as soon as a lesson ends I’m already looking forward to the next one. How sweet it is to study what you love and literally sweet when it comes to tasting the delights we are learning to make!! […]

Passion Fruit Yogurt Tart
Pies & Tarts

Passion Fruit Yogurt Tart

FRUITY and BRIGHT, refreshing passion fruit yogurt tart. The name says it all, it’s a delightful tart with a quick and easy to work with – cream cheese crust. I did not want to make it too heavy and thus used greek yogurt in the filling, that by the way pairs very well with the sweet tart flavour of passion fruit/purple granadilla! The inspiration for […]

Glazed Mini Bundt Cakes
Cakes

Glazed Mini Bundt Cakes

Who said bundt cakes are boring? They can be the best plain dessert or burst of unique flavours. Okay, so you can’t play much with the outside or you lose it’s distinctive ring shape but you can dress it PRETTY in a delicious shiny white chocolate glaze! Pink or white, multicoloured or black – whatever you choose and to make it extra CUTE, bake them into mini sized cakes. […]

Olympics Inspired Macarons
Macarons

Olympics Inspired Macarons

Are you following the Olympic Games in Rio? Today’s Day 11 and though I personally haven’t watched any sports on TV, the Olympics highlights are everywhere in the news and social media. So many talented athletes making the best of their practices and having their dreams come through. I can only imagine how amazing atmosphere there must be at the games right now!  I find the energy […]

Owl Cake Pops
Cake Pops

Owl Cake Pops

Hi everyone! I have some good news – two sweet recipes to try this weekend! One is a sweet, crumbly Vanilla Confetti Bundt Cake and second one, as the title says, is for adorable marbled Owl Cake Pops! These owl cake pops are made of vanilla confetti cake and cream cheese icing. Their ears are butterscotch chips and their beautiful marbled coating is white chocolate with […]

Matcha Green Tea Éclairs
Other Desserts

Matcha Green Tea Éclairs

Crisp choux pastry this time in form of eclairs filled with matcha whipped cream and topped with a generous amount of white chocolate glaze dusted with earthy matcha green tea powder dust and a little white chocolate and gold dust detail. Matcha has a very unique rich taste, bitterness of green tea with sharp vegetal taste and sweetness. I like to pair it with sweet white chocolate […]