White Chocolate Christmas Cheesecake
Cakes

White Chocolate Christmas Cheesecake

This cheesecake is simple yet impressive cake for the holidays. The colours and flavours are calling for Christmas! Starting from nice and thick gingerbread crust the flavours of sweet white chocolate in a creamy soft cheese and the slightly sour lingonberries on top, all compliment each other in a sweet harmony. I made the simple mistletoe leaf decoration from sugar-paste in a last minute decision […]

Kaffir Lime and Dark Chocolate Macarons
Macarons

Kaffir Lime and Dark Chocolate Macarons

Happy 1st of December! The official countdown to Christmas 2017 is on! 2017 has personally been a tough year for me and you may have noticed the decreased number of posts… Yet I wanted to thank you all for being there, for sending your questions and comments and for all the likes across the social media. Pastry-vise I had some great experiences this year including […]

Cookies and Cream Cheesecake
Cakes

Cookies and Cream Cheesecake

Friday… Like the OREO of weekdays! Yup weekend is here, perfect reason for a Oreolicious cheesecake! One for the Oreo lovers – turns out I have one at home and didn’t even know! This quick cookies and cream cheesecake was inspired by the theme of this week’s baking challenge in one of the baking groups I’m a member of. The steps are really straight forward and pretty […]

Cinnamon Donut Macarons
Macarons

Cinnamon Donut Macarons

So, that just happened! I combined two of my sweetest obsessions – macarons and donuts, into the cutest macaron cookie ever! Aren’t they just adorable? I did not only want to make macarons that look like donuts but that remind of them in the flavours too. Their shells have a sweet cinnamon flavour and they are glazed with classic sugar glaze consisting of three ingredients and […]

Sweet Goodbyes – Mirror Glaze Drip Double Chocolate Cake
Cakes

Sweet Goodbyes – Mirror Glaze Drip Double Chocolate Cake

No one likes goodbyes, but everyone likes a good cake, right? As someone who has relocated twice I’ve said too many goodbyes, some that were the last and some that are only temporary and therefore replaced with “until I see you again”. One thing I’ve learned is to make goodbyes sweet ones! For the latest there was an addition of funny sarcasm “Bye Bye Bitches”. […]

All chocolate ‘religieuese’ choux pastries
Other Desserts

All chocolate ‘religieuese’ choux pastries

What’s better than all chocolaty profiteroles? Easy – stacked chocolate choux pastries! Filled with whipped dark chocolate ganache and decorated with tempered dark chocolate discs, they got crisp, soft and creamy textures and rich, slightly bitter chocolate flavour. These were my first try at chocolate choux and I have to admit I was surprised how good it turned out! Patterned chocolate transfer sheet gives chocolate […]

Fruity Millefeuille
Other Desserts

Fruity Millefeuille

Summer is here!!! Let’s make it a fruitful one 😀 The blog has been really quiet, I know and I’m trying to get back to weekly posting as I’ve got many recipe requests that I’m trying to test and post as I get them to work… This fruitylicious dessert is sister of my previous Coconut & Pine Apple Mille-Feuille that was inspired by our Thailand holidays. […]

Tiramisu
Cakes, Other Desserts

Tiramisu

Tiramisu, the Italian coffee flavoured dessert that’s name means “pick me up”, “cheer me up” or “lift me up” – and that is what it does indeed! It’s a rich, creamy, aromatic custard dessert and the flavour only gets better when ‘aged’ in fridge for a day or two.  I’ve removed my earlier recipe of this dessert as the recipe had some errors in the […]

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 […]