Tag: Dessert

Mini Rose Cupcakes
Cupcakes

Mini Rose Cupcakes

Delicate floral flavoured rose cupcakes made with good quality rose water are the perfect treat for tea parties. With a little practice you can master the piping of pretty roses and play with the position of the petals to create closed rose or add more petals for open rose in full blossom. Using a cake decorating flower nail is easies than piping the rose directly on the […]

Sugar Free Peanut Butter & Banana Ice Cream
Sugar Free

Sugar Free Peanut Butter & Banana Ice Cream

Starting the new Sunday post series, Sugar Free Sundays, with this bite-full peanut butter & banana ice cream.  This hearty ice cream with beautiful balance of natural sweetness of bananas and the rich crunchiness of Dutch Calve peanut butter is a perfect sugar free treat. Serve it in an impressive chocolate bowl for an ultimate peanut butter & banana ice cream cup! Ripe bananas work […]

Caramelised Vanilla Custard
Other Desserts

Caramelised Vanilla Custard

Caramelised vanilla custard served with fresh strawberries makes an excellent dessert. It’s easy to make, consists of only four ingredients and does not require any special equipment. A dessert whipped up from basic ingredients makes a great conclusion to any evening meal. I rarely make desserts on a typical weekday but sometimes it’s fun to skip dinner and have dessert instead. 😀

Fruity Macarons
Macarons

Fruity Macarons

You may recognise these macarons from recently uploaded Facebook cover picture – I made them for Passover Seder desserts and they were a hit, especially the cranberry version. The dried cranberries have a very distinct sweet and sour taste, same as cranberry juice. Bits of dried cranberries give some texture and the flavours blend beautifully with pineapple & mango jam. I used OceanSpray Craisins, Biokia Cranberry Powder […]

Chocolate Coconut Easter Cupcakes
Cupcakes

Chocolate Coconut Easter Cupcakes

These Palm Sunday Easter cupcakes are bittersweet cakes with coconut buttercream frosting topped with little cute bird nests consisting of dark chocolate, desiccated coconut and jelly beans. I have wonderful memories of my childhood Easter holidays, they were filled with family time, Easter grafting, chocolate egg hunt and playing outside in the first signs of spring. The fun would start from picking up and decorating willow branches […]

Cocoa Pebbles Cookies
Cookies

Cocoa Pebbles Cookies

While I find making perfect chocolate chip cookies very challenging, this cookie recipe with cocoa pebbles (chocolate flavoured crisp rice cereal bits) came out absolutely cookielicious!  We rarely have cereal at home and I think this might be the first time we have sugar coated cereal, which I bought particularly for cookie making purposes. During our recent trip two of the hotels we stayed in provided […]

Strawberry Cream Cake
Cakes

Strawberry Cream Cake

Keep Calm & Bake a Cake… Layers of whipped cream and fresh strawberries over vanilla and vanilla & strawberry cake. Generally I’d say this is a summer cake, but whenever you get strawberries at their best is a good time to make this cake. You could cover it in icing but I really like the “naked” look.

Berrylicious Kitty Cake
Cakes

Berrylicious Kitty Cake

Whipped cream and sugar sprinkles are simply the fastest way to decorate a cake. It may not look as impressive as a fondant covered cake, but let me assure you that it’s tasty and what’s better than fresh whipped cream with berries? I had so much fun baking this kitty cake and it made me think about where this all began… My interest in baking started early. […]

Birthday Burger Macarons
Macarons

Birthday Burger Macarons

“I don’t think of it as turning 30, it’s my 10th anniversary of my 20th birthday”. This someecards quote is pretty accurate for how I feel today. We celebrated with friends with a little pre-birthday barbecue over the weekend and I made these cute dairy free, gluten free (sugar bomb) burger(!) macarons for dessert. I got the idea from a Pinterest post I once stumbled […]

Ginger Lemon & Chocolate Cake
Cakes

Ginger Lemon & Chocolate Cake

A special cake I made for a special friend of mine for her birthday last month. Someone who loves ginger and chocolate deserves to get the flavours in their own layers! Acidity of fresh lemons compliments the ginger and gives some lightness to the otherwise rich cake. I loved using the green m&m’s on top and played with the idea of hint of mint and lemon […]

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Stars
Ice Cream

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Stars

Refreshing mint chocolate chip ice cream is one my favourite ice cream flavours. In Israel despite the enormous variety of flavours, I can rarely find it in local ice cream shops. I am extremely happy to know that I can make it by myself now. 😀 When I came home with a bag of delicious milk chocolate chips from Max Brenner, chocolate by the bald man, […]

Heart Shaped Orange Marshmallows
Candies

Heart Shaped Orange Marshmallows

Hearts hearts hearts, Orange Marshmallow Hearts! This month has been full of love and hearty posts. Last one for now and I’ll move on to other shapes… Last time I made heart marshmallows in a baking dish and cut into hearts using a cookie cutter. The problem I found with that method , was that the cut edges were sticking easily and the shape did not keep […]

Laskiaispulla – Sweet Cardamom Buns
Leavened

Laskiaispulla – Sweet Cardamom Buns

Shrove Tuesday is in some countries known as Pancake Day. In Finland it’s called Laskiainen and it’s a generally celebrated by kids going out sledging and coming home to some warming green pea soup and laskiaispulla; a sweet cardamom bun filled with jam or almond paste and whipped cream.  Last year I made the I heart Finnish Shrove Buns, from which this version differs by type of yeast used, […]

Sweethearts Macarons
Macarons

Sweethearts Macarons

 Show your love, say it with macarons! These conversation pastel coloured heart macarons are inspired by the Sweethearts candy.Though I never actually had one, I fell in love with those candies few years back when looking at cards in a local stationery store in Cyprus, I stumbled upon a simple but adorable card with picture of small sweethearts candy with cute messages printed on them.That card […]

Heart Box of Chocolate Coffee Cake
Cakes

Heart Box of Chocolate Coffee Cake

A hearty, chocolatey treat perfect for valentine’s day. I have very little experience with fondant and I do seem to find difficult ones to work with. This time I had sugar paste from one of the local Israeli brands and despite the fact that I used plenty of icing sugar, it was sticking in my counter and coloured my hands while working with it. Nevertheless this […]

Passion Fruit Emoticon Macarons
Macarons

Passion Fruit Emoticon Macarons

Many things can go wrong when making macarons, and even when you have proven your recipe and know the technique, something can go wrong with these pretties. And that’s what happened to me last weekend while baking these yellow fellows. I wanted to flavour the shells with passion fruit and even made two different batches using passion fruit flavouring but they did not come out right. […]

Chocolate Ice Cream Cake & Salty Caramelised Almonds
Ice Cream

Chocolate Ice Cream Cake & Salty Caramelised Almonds

Two years ago was the happiest day of my life so far, the day I married my husband, my love and my best friend, Yoav. We had been living together for over 5 years and known it was serious for quite some time but that day made it official, we’d be in this together in better and worse and while it could have felt scary […]