Tag: Dessert

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
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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 […]

Cardamon Brioche Buns with Filling
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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
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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 […]

Peppermint Pavlova
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Peppermint Pavlova

Peppermint Pavlova with strawberries and chocolate! It’s refreshingly MINTY meringue that has a CRISP crust and soft, LIGHT interior served with FLUFFY whipped cream, JUICY strawberries, little BITTER chocolate, RED & WHITE candy cane pieces and Marianne Crush! Perfect flavour and colour combinations for Christmas dessert, aren’t they?  I chose piping the meringue into disks for individual desserts, but it works as in a pavlova cake […]

Oatmeal Pecan Cookies
Cookies

Oatmeal Pecan Cookies

These cookies are sweet, crisp, comforting and GOLDEN! They have crunch from the pecans, crumbliness from the oats, sweetness from sugar and tiny hint of cinnamon. I just love the combination of pecan and oatmeal! Maple syrup would also work with these flavours beautifully. I used white sugar with demerara sugar, you can substitute it with dark brown sugar for slightly deeper caramelised flavour, it […]

“Slapped Ears” Cinnamon Rolls
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“Slapped Ears” Cinnamon Rolls

That’s how my breakfast looked like this morning ^ ((well late breakfast I mean, 4 hours after waking)) and it was a pure BLISS! Korvapuusti – that can be translated into ‘slap on the ear’ or ‘slap in the face’ is the Finnish version of a cinnamon roll. You can find it everywhere in Finland and it’s best enjoyed warm with a glass of cold milk. […]

Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes
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Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes

Mini pumpkin cheesecakes YUM YUM YUM! They have the creaminess of cheesecake with the spiciness of pumpkin pie! Topped with sweet candied pecans and touch of tangy orange zest – they are perfect mix of flavours and textures in individual sized cakes! Serve them on their own or with a dollop of whipped cream and enjoy! Between Pumpkin Sandwich Cookies and Pumpkin Cheesecakes, I’ve also fallen in love with Thai […]

Apples & Honey Mini Cupcakes – Honeycomb Cake
Cupcakes

Apples & Honey Mini Cupcakes – Honeycomb Cake

Bzz Bzz greetings! I’ve been a kind of a busy bee (busy baking of course!) lately and this post is a bit overdue… Nevertheless I hope it comes in good time for your fall baking projects! The cupcakes are delicious apple cake with rich honey caramel and vanilla frosting. And those bees, aren’t they cute? Apples and honey – a very relevant combination here in […]

Hershey’s Chocolate & Oreo Brownies
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Hershey’s Chocolate & Oreo Brownies

Fudgy chocolate brownies with crunchy Oreo pieces and Hershey’s miniatures classic chocolate bars in every bite! These are the ultimate treat brownies!! While warm they are full of bites of melted chocolate which after refrigerating transforms back into solid chocolate bits. I used the Hershey’s Miniatures classic assortment that contains Hershey’s Milk Chocolate, Hershey’s Special Dark Chocolate, Mr. Goodbar and Krackel candy bars. The brownie batter has […]

Crème brûlée
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Crème brûlée

Hey everyone, guess what? I’ve officially started my journey to becoming a professional pastry chef and started studying in The Israeli Institute of Culinary Arts. It’s so EXCITING and as soon as a lesson ends I’m already looking forward to the next one. How sweet it is to study what you love and literally sweet when it comes to tasting the delights we are learning to make!! […]

Glazed Mini Bundt Cakes
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Glazed Mini Bundt Cakes

Who said bundt cakes are boring? They can be the best plain dessert or burst of unique flavours. Okay, so you can’t play much with the outside or you lose it’s distinctive ring shape but you can dress it PRETTY in a delicious shiny white chocolate glaze! Pink or white, multicoloured or black – whatever you choose and to make it extra CUTE, bake them into mini sized cakes. […]

Owl Cake Pops
Cake Pops

Owl Cake Pops

Hi everyone! I have some good news – two sweet recipes to try this weekend! One is a sweet, crumbly Vanilla Confetti Bundt Cake and second one, as the title says, is for adorable marbled Owl Cake Pops! These owl cake pops are made of vanilla confetti cake and cream cheese icing. Their ears are butterscotch chips and their beautiful marbled coating is white chocolate with […]

Matcha Green Tea Éclairs
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Matcha Green Tea Éclairs

Crisp choux pastry this time in form of eclairs filled with matcha whipped cream and topped with a generous amount of white chocolate glaze dusted with earthy matcha green tea powder dust and a little white chocolate and gold dust detail. Matcha has a very unique rich taste, bitterness of green tea with sharp vegetal taste and sweetness. I like to pair it with sweet white chocolate […]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

Cookies cookies, not my typical thing to bake and it took a few versions until I was happy with these Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies. Nevertheless the results are worth it! These cookies are soft, chunky and chocolaty – perfect snack or treat on their own with a glass of milk or sandwiched and filled with peanut butter! Or with ice cream – who wouldn’t love a […]