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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 […]