Tag: Dessert

Coconut Crumble Apple Pie
Pies & Tarts

Coconut Crumble Apple Pie

Do you have items that you buy every time you go grocery shopping even if you weren’t out them? Well, apples are something we always have in our fruit basket and I buy more without thinking what’s the current situation at home. And so sometimes we end up having way too many apples! Luckily you can do so much with them; use in smoothies, make delicious apple […]

Red Velvet Macarons
Macarons

Red Velvet Macarons

My, my, my, macarons again? I know it’s the 2nd macaron recipe this month and we are only half way through but this one is for all Red Velvet lovers ♥ A fun take on Red Velvet in form of a macaron; vanilla cream cheese frosting inside a pair of light chewy cocoa flavoured almond meringue cookies. Hearts may be so Valentine’s (I made these for […]

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 🙂 . 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 […]

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
Cakes

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 […]

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 […]

Easy Coconut Macaroon Bites
Cookies

Easy Coconut Macaroon Bites

A quick post before I’m off to catch a flight to Rome for a little getaway with my husband! There’s going to be a lot of eating on this trip (I love Italian food!!!) and we’ll take a closer look on Italian cooking too which I will write more about when we are back, but now to these divine little coconut bites… A few weeks back […]

Double Chocolate Macarons
Macarons

Double Chocolate Macarons

They got cocoa and dark chocolate in the shells and are filled with soft milk chocolate ganache with a pinch of coarse salt in each cookie… Yes, you read it right – salt in all chocolaty macaron cookie and the reason is pretty simple. Salt enhances the sweet taste and makes the chocolate taste more intense resulting in a real pop in your mouth! You […]

Pumpkin Pie with a Hint of Chocolate
Pies & Tarts

Pumpkin Pie with a Hint of Chocolate

Pumpkin Pie, the iconic sweet pie for fall and early winter. Someone said “it’s so end of October” but it’s not that at all, as it’s a popular dessert served on Thanksgiving in both Canada and the United States. I have not found sugar pumpkins in the local stores here, so instead of pureeing pumpkin myself I looked for canned pumpkin and was glad to find Festal […]

Individual Soft Baked Cheesecakes with Lingonberries
Cakes

Individual Soft Baked Cheesecakes with Lingonberries

Have I told you that I love cheesecake? My favourite is New York Cheesecake with sour cream topping but I make it quite rarely as it’s a bit time consuming for the sudden craving I get from time to time, especially because you really need to let it cool down and chill before eating. Now I got a fix for that – individual baked cheesecake that […]

Pear Pastry Pockets
Other Desserts

Pear Pastry Pockets

Love pear in puff pastry pocket ♥ ♥ ♥ this is a simple yet absolutely divine fruity dessert enjoyed on it’s own or with a scoop of complimenting creamy vanilla ice cream. I went food shopping last Friday and as I reached the fruit section I got amazed of the variety of different types of pears they had! There were 3 different shades of green pears, brown, red and some that looked […]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Brownies
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Brownies

It’s been a while since my last post, and the recipe I’m about to share is not quite new. I’ve made these brownies numerous times – even made a gluten free version for my sister couple weeks ago, using buckwheat flour. The reason why I haven’t shared the recipe before is simply that they are usually long gone by the time I get my camera ready. This […]

Caramel Apple Almond Cake (Gluten Free)
Cakes

Caramel Apple Almond Cake (Gluten Free)

Continuing the Fall baking theme with this moist upside down apple almond cake topped with caramel icing and chopped almonds. It’s the perfect gluten free nutty and sweet cake to enjoy a piece with your afternoon tea or coffee. I made this cake for my sister who is currently visiting us. As I was baking I planned to keep it untouched until she would arrive in […]