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All chocolate ‘religieuese’ choux pastries
Other Desserts

All chocolate ‘religieuese’ choux pastries

What’s better than all chocolaty profiteroles? Easy – stacked chocolate choux pastries! Filled with whipped dark chocolate ganache and decorated with tempered dark chocolate discs, they got crisp, soft and creamy textures and rich, slightly bitter chocolate flavour. These were my first try at chocolate choux and I have to admit I was surprised how good it turned out! Patterned chocolate transfer sheet gives chocolate […]

Fruity Millefeuille
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Fruity Millefeuille

Summer is here!!!¬†Let’s make it a fruitful one ūüėÄ The blog has been really quiet, I know and I’m trying to get back to weekly posting as I’ve got many recipe requests that I’m trying to test and post as I get them to work… This fruitylicious dessert is sister of my previous Coconut & Pine Apple Mille-Feuille that was inspired by our Thailand holidays. […]

Tiramisu
Cakes, Other Desserts

Tiramisu

Tiramisu, the Italian coffee flavoured dessert that’s name means “pick me up”, “cheer me up” or “lift me up” – and that is what it does indeed! It’s a rich, creamy, aromatic custard dessert and the flavour only gets better when ‘aged’ in fridge for a day or two.¬† I’ve removed my earlier recipe of this dessert as the recipe had some errors in the […]

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 ūüėČ 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
Cookies

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
Leavened

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 ūüôā ¬†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
Leavened

“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
Cakes

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
Cakes

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 […]

Cr√®me br√Ľl√©e
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Cr√®me br√Ľl√©e

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
Cakes

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. […]