Nutty Macarons
Macarons

Nutty Macarons

Ingredients (makes around 50 macaron cookies) 150g egg whites, divided 50g ground walnuts 150g ground almonds, divided 200g brown powdered sugar, divided 1 tablespoon cocoa powder 200g granulated sugar 50ml water For filling:  Nutella hazelnut spread Skippy peanut butter Instructions Preheat oven to 160°C. Prepare two baking sheets with baking paper or silicone macaron baking sheets. Divide egg whites placing 75g in your mixing bowl and leaving […]

Ice Cream Cupcakes
Cupcakes

Ice Cream Cupcakes

Ingredients (makes 8 cupcakes) 65g unsalted butter, softened 110g golden caster sugar 1 egg 75g self-raising flour 60g plain flour 60ml milk raspberry essence lemon essence food coloring: blue, green, yellow and red 8 flat bottomed ice cream cones For the frosting:  80g unsalted butter, softened 300g powdered sugar 1 tablespoon milk few drops of lemon essence sprinkles Instructions Preheat oven to 160ºC and place […]

Funnel Cakes
Cakes

Funnel Cakes

Continuing with fried 1st of May desserts here’s my this year’s funnel cakes dressed in pink and yellow colored powdered sugar, I am including the steps I took to color the sugar under the recipe. Ingredients  2 eggs 100ml milk 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon sugar 1 tablespoon lemon juice 200g plain flour oil for deep frying 80g powdered sugar food coloring yellow & red […]

Fried Mini Donuts
Leavened

Fried Mini Donuts

Fried desserts are an essential part of Vappu (‎Walpurgis Night) celebrations in Finland which is why I will have two fried recipes after each other starting from these simple donuts. Ingredients 125ml milk 11g fresh yeast 1 egg 75g sugar ½ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon crushed cardamon seeds 350g plain flour 25g butter, softened canola or coconut oil for deep frying sugar confetti sprinkles Instructions In a […]

Finnish Tiikerikakku – Tiger Cake
Cakes

Finnish Tiikerikakku – Tiger Cake

This dry cake is normally served on its own, I just used the hole in the middle as a candy bowl to these cute and super sweet white chocolate m&ms brought from the US. I have some more sweets I got on our trip and will have some other posts featuring something new very soon :).  

Onion & Chive Bagels
Savoury

Onion & Chive Bagels

Ingredients  For the dough: 200ml warm water, divided 11g dry yeast 2 teaspoons sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1 egg 550g plain flour 75g Philadelphia Whipped Chive Cream Cheese 3/4 onion, chopped and sauteed For boiling: 1l water 1 tablespoon sugar For topping: 1/4 onion, chopped and sauteed or two tablespoons dried onion grated cheese, optional Instructions Chop and saute an onion in a frying pan Place […]

Easter Macarons
Macarons

Easter Macarons

Ingredients (makes 20 macaron cookies) For the macaron shells: 80g egg whites, divided 100g granulated sugar 25ml water 100g almond meal/ ground almonds 100g powdered sugar few drops of yellow and pink food coloring For the filling and decorations: 100g white chocolate 40ml heavy cream lemon curd raspberry jam black, yellow and red food coloring pens Instructions – Italian method Preheat oven to 160°C. Prepare two […]

Passover Pyramid Treats
Cake Pops

Passover Pyramid Treats

Ingredients (makes about 12 treats) 200g passover cocoa & pecan cake crumbs 60g margarine in room temperature 100g powdered sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla about 100g sugar paste Instructions Place margarine, vanilla and half of the powdered sugar in a mixing bowl and beat gradually increasing the speed. Add the remaining powdered sugar and beat until fully incorporated. Combine with the cake crumbs and mix well. […]

Pink Berry & Choco Push Pops
Push Pop Cakes

Pink Berry & Choco Push Pops

I bought these heart shaped push pop containers couple months ago, this is the second time I’m using them, first time was to recreate our wedding cake in mini versions for our wedding day. These ones are made with cut off pieces of my recent cakes and other ingredients I had at home, pretty fast and tasty treats. Steps are very simple, starting from cake […]

Chocolate Cake & Strawberries
Cakes

Chocolate Cake & Strawberries

Chocolate and strawberries = a match made delicious in my kitchen on a busy weekend before holidays. That busy that I even forgot to measure how much of strawberries made it to the top, luckily the picture gives an idea. 🙂  

Finnish Karelian Pasties – Karjalanpiirakat
Savoury

Finnish Karelian Pasties – Karjalanpiirakat

My all time favorite Finnish dish Karelian pasties with rye crust and rice filling. Ingredients (makes about 35) For the filling: 450ml water 300g round rice 700ml milk 1 teaspoon salt For the crust: 125ml cold water ¾ teaspoon salt 125g rye flour 90g whole wheat flour 1 ½ tablespoon oil/melted butter For the glaze: 30g butter 200ml milk Instructions Preparing the filling Place the water in a sauce pan […]

Åland’s Pancake
Cakes

Åland’s Pancake

In honor of Åland‘s public holiday I made my version of Åland’s pancake and it became instantly my favorite pancake and it’s super simple to make. Ingredients (makes two 13x21cm pancakes) 350ml milk 40g semolina 20g sugar 1/2 teaspoon crushed cardamom seeds 1/2 teaspoon salt 25g butter 1 egg 80g plain flour Served with whipped cream and mixed forest fruits Instructions Preheat oven to 200ºC and line […]

BIP 1 Month & Red Grapefruit Polka Dot Cake
Cakes

BIP 1 Month & Red Grapefruit Polka Dot Cake

BIP 1 month A month ago I made the first BIP post with Pink Polka Dot Lemon Cake promising myself next one would continue polka dots in decorations. Here it is! The dots inside the cake did not work out as well as they did the other way around, though taste wise it works  – Love the grapefruit  flavour!      

Coffee & Dark Chocolate Macarons
Macarons

Coffee & Dark Chocolate Macarons

Ingredients (makes 50 macaron cookies) For the macaron shells: 164g egg whites, divided to two 200g white granulated sugar 50ml water 205g almond flour/ground almonds 205g brown sugar powder 5g Nescafé espresso instant coffee, grind For the filling: – dark chocolate & coffee ganache 200g dairy free dark chocolate 60ml heavy cream 20ml strong filter coffee 20g brown sugar powder Instructions Preheat oven to 160°C. Prepare two […]