Tag: Dairy Free

Pineapple Macarons
Macarons

Pineapple Macarons

“Be like a pineapple: stand tall, wear a crown and be sweet on the inside” Aww, how UPLIFTING quote is that? Reminds me to straighten my shoulders and look up even when I feel down. 🙂 I recently purchased a few pairs of the cutest socks ever, one of them which is a pair of pineapple socks in pink (see them in Instagram)! And as I put […]

Peanut Butter Chocolate Macarons
Macarons

Peanut Butter Chocolate Macarons

They are sweet, a little salty, soft and crunchy – all in one bite. Macarons with cocoa shells one side dipped in dark chocolate and filled with chunky peanut butter for the extra crunch in texture. Though there’s no caramel in these, they do taste a lot like a snickers bar in a form of a macaron! I added little colour effect for a fun […]

Coconut Angel Food Fruit Cake
Cakes

Coconut Angel Food Fruit Cake

Another birthday in the family – yes! On Tuesday we celebrated my husband’s birthday and Saturday was his dad’s birthday. I wanted to make a naturally dairy free cake (not substituting margarine for butter and so on), so I decided to go for sweet, tender and light sponge cake – Angel Food cake but with fruity flavours. Angel Food cake is normally a really pale […]

Halva Pistachio Macarons & Camping Fun
Macarons

Halva Pistachio Macarons & Camping Fun

Halva and pistachio filled macarons in white and blue for the occasion of Israel’s 68th Independence Day, celebrated yesterday 12th of May. Halva is a tahini based sweet confection, this recipe uses store bought unsweetened halva bars to balance the overall sweetness of the cookies together with lightly salted pistachios. I was thinking of fireworks and confetti when taking the above shot, macarons in sugar […]

Coconut-Lemon Tapioca Pudding Margaritas
Other Desserts

Coconut-Lemon Tapioca Pudding Margaritas

 Fun take on good old tapioca pudding – coconut lemon margaritas! 😀 I know tapioca pudding is old school but I did not grow up eating it, in fact I was closer to my thirties when I even tried tapioca for the first time! The idea for this dessert came sort of weird way – I was looking to make a fruity and not too […]

Lemon Meringue Stars
Cookies

Lemon Meringue Stars

Sweet stars on pink cloudy plates… Simple is beautiful, isn’t it? Light, airy and crispy lemon flavoured star meringue cookies that melt in the mouth. They really are simple but sweet and impressive confections with little bit extra in the look if you lightly brown them on top! Homemade meringues tend to have a bit chewy interior, but you can achieve all over crisp texture when […]

Passion Fruit Meringue Kisses
Cookies

Passion Fruit Meringue Kisses

Kisses of meringue, passion of the fruit. Passionfruit Meringue Kisses. Sometimes the real beauty of dessert is in it’s simplicity, isn’t it? While fruits are beautiful and delicious choice on their own, they can also be a great inspiration of color and flavour for dessert. Passion fruit/purple granadilla is intensely flavoured with it’s juicy, slightly sour pulp and crunchy seeds. Even the colors are intense, from it’s inedible […]

Nutty Mini Tahini Cakes
Cakes

Nutty Mini Tahini Cakes

Tahini – paste made from toasted ground hulled sesame seeds, is a staple foodstuff here in Israel. You can find it in different dips, spreads, sauces and sweet desserts like halva and tahini cookies. We usually have tahini at home for use in homemade hummus, salad dressing and sauces. I had not actually even thought about baking with it, until we got a container of a sweeter, […]

Blackberry Apple Chocolate Brownies
Cakes

Blackberry Apple Chocolate Brownies

Hope you are having a lovely weekend, where ever you are and what ever you are up to. 🙂 I had a busy week with some projects I’m currently working on but squeezed a little baking time this morning to try out a fruity chocolate brownie with reduced sugar content. The idea has been growing in my mind for a while now, especially every time I […]

Sesame Seed Quinoa Hamantaschen Bagels
Savoury

Sesame Seed Quinoa Hamantaschen Bagels

My this year’s take on Purim treats, hamantaschen, are savoury, dairy free and vegan bagels packed with goodies! Sesame seeds and quinoa bagels 😀 They are an absolute treat and really not difficult to make! I used flour mixture of plain wheat and whole wheat rye flour and sesame seed mixture of white and roasted black sesame seeds. Black sesame seeds and rye bring more […]

Lemon Mint Raw Chocolate
Bars & Chocolates

Lemon Mint Raw Chocolate

I was recently in Finland and as I walked in the local stores in Helsinki I could not help but notice how superfoods are everywhere these days. Magazines lists benefits and feature recipes, health food section boosts beautifully packed powerfoods or superfoods and then there’s the healthy snacks! I even won a healthy raw choc brownie bar by rolling the dice in eco store Ruohonjuuri – […]

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 🙂 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Angel Food Bundt Cake with Mango & Coconut
Cakes

Angel Food Bundt Cake with Mango & Coconut

Angel Food Cake – white, sweet, tender and light sponge cake that tastes divine and pairs perfectly with fresh fruit.This cake is highly versatile dessert, from numerous options of plating and pairing of flavours and the cake it-self has only 6 ingredients! Angel food cake often served with whipped cream but I wanted to keep it virtually fat free with exotic flavours of fresh mangos and a hint of […]

Apple Pomegranate Honey Cake (Gluten Free and Dairy Free)
Cakes

Apple Pomegranate Honey Cake (Gluten Free and Dairy Free)

Whether you are celebrating, serving a dinner party or just feel like having some nutty fruitylicious cake, this cake is perfect for the season. Made with ground almonds and using apple sauce instead of butter it’s both gluten free and dairy free. The cake is deliciously moist and fruity and it does not too heavy to top off a meal. It’s an upside-down apple cake glazed with […]

Dairy Free Chocolate Cupcakes, Two Ways
Cupcakes

Dairy Free Chocolate Cupcakes, Two Ways

These chocolate cupcakes are perfect for the season. Fun apple toppers for kids and stronger dark chocolate & pecan for the rest. If your regular green fondant does not quite look like apple green you can easily lighten it by mixing some white fondant in it. I also used a bit of yellow fondant and worked it with my hands rather than a mixer to keep […]