Heart Shaped Feta-Tomato Pastries – Bourekas
Savoury

Heart Shaped Feta-Tomato Pastries – Bourekas

Hope you aren’t exhausted of heart themed baking, as I¬†got one more for you ūüėģ .This isn’t a sweet one though and it uses a store bought pastry dough with only a couple other ingredients. Certainly you can make into any other shape – I just recently got a heart shaped pastry press and had to give this a try. If you make them without […]

15 Recipes For Valentine’s Day Dessert & Treats
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15 Recipes For Valentine’s Day Dessert & Treats

The official countdown for Valentine’s day is ON! Whether you are looking for a dessert recipe or ideas for homemade treats, check out the list of our favourite recipes that fit the¬†theme perfectly and are absolutely delicious – ‚ô•‚ô•‚ô• – ¬†1. White Chocolate Cranberry Mousse¬† Lovely¬†mousse in heart shaped white chocolate¬†bowls with cranberry. 2. Heart Macarons with Wings¬† Adorable heart shaped macarons with white chocolate […]

Mini Vegan Cherry Pies – Delicious & Sugar-Free
Sugar Free

Mini Vegan Cherry Pies – Delicious & Sugar-Free

A healthy recipe¬†to end the month of January ūüôā I was positively surprised on how delicious these mini cherry pies without dairy, eggs or refined sugar turned out and couldn’t wait longer to share the recipe with you. This recipe was born from the request of our tea guests on Friday night – my father-in-law asked for a dairy free dessert preferably without sugar. So […]

Heart Patterned Roll Cakes
Cakes

Heart Patterned Roll Cakes

Little red hearts go round and round… Heart patterned roll cakes, aren’t they adorable? Love is all around these cakes, from the pattern to the cream filling with crushed frozen macaron shells – I like to call it Macaron Cream ūüôā . The delicate macaron shells soften fast and aren’t really detectable in the texture but they do bring flavour, believe me!   This recipe […]

Easy Strawberry Cream Cheese Mousse
Other Desserts

Easy Strawberry Cream Cheese Mousse

Hearty dessert bowls of strawberry cream cheese mousse. This dessert is super easy, you can change the look by changing the serving bowls and the garnish. Hearts are perfect for Valentine’s dessert and¬†why not on any other occasion to show your love. And aren’t¬†strawberry hearts just the cutest topping ever? Due to their shape strawberries are easily transformed into hearts; when removing the stem, cut […]

Raspberry & Milk Chocolate Heart Macarons
Macarons

Raspberry & Milk Chocolate Heart Macarons

Heart heart heart… Macarons ‚ô•¬†3 weeks to Valentine’s Day 2016! Amaranth red heart shaped macarons filled with soft milk chocolate ganache and refreshing raspberry jelly hearts. These are really great treats to impress your sweetheart and if you are new to making macarons, now is the time to start practicing. I find heart shaped macarons a little¬†trickier to make than the classic round shaped macarons, […]

Flourless Nut Raspberry Layer Cake
Cakes

Flourless Nut Raspberry Layer Cake

Dacquoise is excellent¬†choice¬†for an easy yet impressive layer cake and it’s 100% gluten free! My flourless nut raspberry layer cake is made of almond-walnut meringue¬†layers filled with vanilla buttercream and raspberries. The lemon zest on top is not to bring lemon flavour but to give some colour and kick to the fruity raspberry.¬† This dessert cake recipe is for a small serving (4-5 pieces), should […]

Dulce de Leche Cupcakes
Cupcakes

Dulce de Leche Cupcakes

Sweet start to the 2nd week of the year with Dulce de leche cupcakes with candied pecans on top! Dulce de leche literally meaning the sweet of milk is truly sweet confection, in Hebrew it’s called¬†ribat chalav – milk jam. You can make homemade Dulce de leche from sweetened condensed milk or the classic method using milk, sugar, vanilla and baking soda. I had a […]

Coconut Dark Chocolate Macarons
Macarons

Coconut Dark Chocolate Macarons

Delicate French Macron shells white as the snow filled with coconutty creamy dark chocolate ganache.¬†And so I find myself dreaming of Northern winter weather, crisp cold air and powder like snow… At work my new desk calendar for 2016 is right now displaying a wintery picture of sunrise in nature of Muonio, a town¬†located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle. I can look […]

Peach Bellini Cake and Gelatin Bubble Decorations
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Peach Bellini Cake and Gelatin Bubble Decorations

Happy new year everyone, may 2016 bring you all the good that life has to offer!¬†Here’s a bubbly cake to celebrate the beginning of the year, it’s inspired by my favourite bubbly cocktail – Bellini, a mixture of Prosecco sparkling wine and pureed peach. The gelatin bubble decorations need to be made a day or two ahead as they need time to dry. These were […]

Wholesome Cheese Buns
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Wholesome Cheese Buns

Soft, wholesome and cheesy buns with poppy seeds on top! I’m a huge cheese lover and I like my bread wholesome and dark. These buns are great at any meal but especially as a light dinner served with salad or vegetables or on a cold night with a bowl of warm soup. I used a mix of Cheddar and Emmental cheese in the filling, but […]

Spice Cake with Chocolate Irish Cream Icing
Cakes

Spice Cake with Chocolate Irish Cream Icing

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – and for many also stressful… By sharing my go-to cake for the holidays I wish you all stress free holidays! Spice Cake is the cake my mom would bake every Christmas to us and she often gifts her signature spice cake for friends and family.¬†I have fond memories of licking the spatula as a kid and […]

Beet Red Velvet Brownie Gifts
Cakes

Beet Red Velvet Brownie Gifts

With the last gift wrappings going on, let‚Äôs make some more :D. Beet Red velvet brownies with cream cheese frosting ribbon and sugar sprinkle star bow! Easy, Cute and Tasty!¬† Be creative, double stack the brownies with extra frosting in middle (for the friends of frosting) and make them into different shapes and sizes – just like those gifts under the tree (though these gifts […]

Glögi РMulled Wine Marshmallows
Candies

Glögi РMulled Wine Marshmallows

Gl√∂gi is the Finnish and Estonian spelling or Nordic Mulled Wine, Gl√∂gg. It’s a traditional drink during winter and especially around Christmas time. There are various non-alcoholic and alcoholic versions but the main mulling spices used are¬†cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, cloves, and bitter orange. I prepared a¬†half juice – half red wine gl√∂gi¬†with a ready mulling spices mix cooked with an extra cinnamon stick, if you […]

Vegan Christmas Plum Pastries
Pies & Tarts

Vegan Christmas Plum Pastries

With Christmas only 10 days away I have to admit I feel a bit blue that we won’t be travelling to Finland this year but I am grateful for all the wonderful memories from last white Christmas we spent with my family and friends. To reflect some of my feelings I’ve already started baking some Finnish Christmas pastries¬†such as these Puffy Plum Pastries. The traditional […]

Mascarpone Gingerbread Mousse
Mousse

Mascarpone Gingerbread Mousse

A quick midweek post about an easy dessert for the season, Mascarpone Gingerbread Mousse! The recipe uses¬†only 5 ingredients, you can prepare it quickly before dinner and you can serve it right away, though it gets better when chilled at least for an hour and up to 12 hours. I used my favourite store-bought gingerbread cookies; Anna’s Ginger Thins¬†found in Ikea food section, but the […]

Mini Jelly Donuts “Sufganiyot”, Three Ways
Leavened

Mini Jelly Donuts “Sufganiyot”, Three Ways

It’s my third Hanukkah in Israel and each time someone hands me a traditional jelly doughnut, Sufganiyah, I rather just have a bite or a half of a doughnut – they are delicious but often too big and since they are fried, also heavy. Last year I made some more traditional shaped Strawberry & White Chocolate Sufganiyot¬†with mini macarons on top. This year my version […]