Carrot & Pineapple Cupcakes
Cupcakes

Carrot & Pineapple Cupcakes

A quick post before I’m off to work. Carrot cake has always been one of my favorites, adding fresh pineapple and a tiny bit more of cinnamon elevates the flavor nicely. Ingredients (makes 10 cupcakes) 90g  soft brown sugar 60ml canola oil 2 eggs 75g plain flour 1 teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg 2 carrots, grated 5 tablespoons […]

Salty Caramel Dogie Macarons
Macarons

Salty Caramel Dogie Macarons

This is the second time I work with caramel, first time was two years ago when I did some charity cupcakes for an animal welfare event in Cyprus, called “Hot Dog Show”. Funny coincident is that I again decided to work around a dogie theme. The chihuahua shape that I was going for did not come out that well and my caramel sauce stayed a […]

Vanilla Confetti Cake
Cakes

Vanilla Confetti Cake

This is a quick cake I made in less than an hour, baked at night and topped with whipped cream and fruits in the morning. The sugar sprinkles melt a bit, and that makes them look like confetti inside the cake, some of them stay crunchy in the otherwise soft cake. Ingredients 100g white sugar 100g unsalted butter. softened 3 eggs 100g plain flour 80g […]

Halloumi Pastries
Savoury

Halloumi Pastries

When I used to live in Cyprus I would pay a visit to a local bakery on a weekly basis and there was only a few times I’d return without something that had halloumi in it. Now in Israel my favorite sandwich in a local coffee shop is a halloumi sandwich and whenever I find Cypriot halloumi in my local store I buy some home. […]

Pineapple & Kiwi Cheesecake
Cakes

Pineapple & Kiwi Cheesecake

  I have two special reasons for a cheesecake post, one being Shavuot and second a birthday of a friend who shares my love of Philadelphia Cream Cheese ;). Ingredients 10 whole wheat almond cookies, crumbled 2 tablespoons butter, melted 140g white sugar, divided 2pkg (226g each) Philadelphia Cream Cheese, softened 2 eggs 200ml sour cream, divided ½ teaspoon vanilla + For topping: 2 kiwi fruits, […]

Personal Mud Cake
Cakes

Personal Mud Cake

I’ve made my mud cake recipe using different chocolates and can say the chocolate quality really makes difference here. This time I used  Hershey’s Kisses Special Dark Mildly Sweet Chocolate and the flavour was simply divine. Mud cake flavour only gets better after it cools down, but it’s also delicious hot with a scoop of ice cream or some whipped cream 🙂     

Whole Wheat Almond Cookies
Cookies

Whole Wheat Almond Cookies

Ingredients 200g whole wheat flour 100g ground almonds ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon baking powder 2 tablespoons soft brown sugar 120g unsalted butter 2 tablespoons milk Instructions Place butter, sugar and milk in a mixing bowl and beat on medium high speed for few minutes, until incorporated and fluffy. Meanwhile mix the dry ingredients in a separate bowl and incorporate with […]

Chocolate Cream Pie with Fresh Cherries
Pies & Tarts

Chocolate Cream Pie with Fresh Cherries

Ingredients For the pie crust: 100g unsalted butter, softened 100g soft brown sugar 1 egg yolk 25g cocoa powder 220g plain flour ¼ teaspoon salt For the filling: 200g milk chocolate 280ml cream, divided 2 teaspoon vanilla Hershey’s Kisses Special Dark Mildly Sweet Chocolates Cherries, washed and dried Instructions Prepare crust dough at least an hour before baking, cold pie crust dough is easier to work […]

Whole Wheat Bagels
Savoury

Whole Wheat Bagels

Ingredients (makes 8 bagels) 11g dry yeast 200ml warm water 2 tablespoons light brown sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1 egg 300g whole wheat flour 40g mix of seeds (whole poppy seeds, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds) 20ml canola oil For boiling: 1,5l water 1 tablespoon sugar For topping: mix of seeds; whole poppy seeds, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds)  Instructions Place yeast […]

Cocoa Chili Nut Brownies
Other

Cocoa Chili Nut Brownies

Ingredients 6 eggs 150g soft brown sugar 50g white granulated sugar 150g unsalted butter, melted 100g cocoa powder, sifted 75g plain flour, sifted 1 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons vanilla sugar 115g hot chili nuts Instructions Preheat oven to 160ºC and lightly grease a baking pan and coat it with cocoa powder. Place the eggs in a mixing bowl and lightly beat whisking by hand Add […]

Cherry Souffle
Souffle

Cherry Souffle

Ingredients (makes 4 individual souffles) 100g fresh cherries, stoned and chopped 60g golden caster sugar, divided 1 tablespoon corn flour 2 tablespoons water 3 egg whites or the equivalent in Just Whites (2 tablespoons of Deb El Just Whites mixed with 6 tablespoons warm water) ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar ½ teaspoon vanilla sugar 20g butter, softened cocoa powder for coating the ramekins Instructions Place […]

Mint Chocolate Macarons
Macarons

Mint Chocolate Macarons

Ingredients (makes around 50 macaron cookies) 144g egg whites, divided 200g ground almonds, divided 200g powdered sugar, divided 200g granulated sugar 50ml water 1 tablespoon cocoa powder ½ teaspoon salt few drops green food coloring ½ teaspoon peppermint flavoring For the filling – mint chocolate ganache 200g dark chocolate 80ml heavy creamy 2 table spoons crushed peppermint candies with chocolate ¼ teaspoon peppermint flavoring Instructions […]

Cinnamon Bun Dogie, Hearts & Butterflies
Leavened

Cinnamon Bun Dogie, Hearts & Butterflies

Ingredients 200ml lukewarm milk 11g dry yeast 500g plain flour, divided 55g sugar, divided ½ teaspoon salt 2 teaspoon crushed cardamom seeds 1 egg 65g butter or margarine, melted For glazing:  1 egg, lightly beaten For the filling: 40g margarine or butter, softened 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon 3 tablespoons sugar Extra: Whole dried blueberries for the dogie eyes, nose and nails. Instructions Preheat oven to […]

Sugar Free Blueberry Muffins
Sugar Free

Sugar Free Blueberry Muffins

Ingredients (makes 12 muffins) 2 eggs 70g plain flour 50g white oats 2 teaspoons baking powder ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon ground cardamom 50ml milk 1 teaspoon vanilla 80g unsalted butter, melted 125g whole dried blueberries  Instructions Preheat oven to 180 C and line 12-cup muffin pan with cupcake cases Place eggs in a mixing bowl and beat on medium high speed for 5 minutes Meanwhile […]

Little Cake Pop Flower Pot
Cake Pops

Little Cake Pop Flower Pot

Just a quick post this time: flat ice cream cone filled with chocolate cake crumbs, leaf from fondant and chocolate cake pop shaped into a flower, covered in white chocolate colored with orange candy melt coloring and an old style candy button in the middle.  

Tulip Cake Pops
Cake Pops

Tulip Cake Pops

I planned to make rose cake pops but as I was mixing the candy melts, the color I got by mixing rose pink candy melts and red candy melt coloring made me change to tulips and these are super simple and quick to make. Chocolate Cake Tulip Cake Pops (recipe makes 25-30 cake pops) Ingredients For the chocolate cake: 250g plain flour 225g sugar 100g cocoa […]

Ice Cream Sandwich Cake Israel Flag
Cakes

Ice Cream Sandwich Cake Israel Flag

Israel has just celebrated it’s 66th Independence Day, Yom Ha’atzmaut. I wanted to make something special for the occasion and since I’ve wanted to make The Star of David from cookie dough for a while now, I decided to make it in my first ice cream sandwich cake, filled with store bought Israeli vanilla ice cream.