Tag: Gluten Free

Cinnamon Donut Macarons
Macarons

Cinnamon Donut Macarons

So, that just happened! I combined two of my sweetest obsessions – macarons and donuts, into the cutest macaron cookie ever! Aren’t they just adorable? I did not only want to make macarons that look like donuts but that remind of them in the flavours too. Their shells have a sweet cinnamon flavour and they are glazed with classic sugar glaze consisting of three ingredients and […]

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 […]

Banana Butterscotch Macarons
Macarons

Banana Butterscotch Macarons

Happy new year! Can’t believe it’s already week 2, 2017 and I haven’t posted since Christmas, wow! Unlike you may think, I haven’t been away or even on a holiday – I had a small job during the holidays, frying Israeli doughnuts at a local pastry store (yup, that’s a first one :D)! My pastry school studies have advanced to the point where I have to practice […]

Crème brûlée
Other Desserts

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!! […]

Olympics Inspired Macarons
Macarons

Olympics Inspired Macarons

Are you following the Olympic Games in Rio? Today’s Day 11 and though I personally haven’t watched any sports on TV, the Olympics highlights are everywhere in the news and social media. So many talented athletes making the best of their practices and having their dreams come through. I can only imagine how amazing atmosphere there must be at the games right now!  I find the energy […]

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 […]

Frozen Lemon-Mint Ricotta Pops
Ice Cream

Frozen Lemon-Mint Ricotta Pops

Hi, I’m back! Well, I’ve actually been home though the blog has been quiet. I was just having a little break and chilled out catching up with reading, studying, cleaning, did a cleanse and met with friends. Those kind of breaks do wonders, don’t they? I got lots of new ideas and I’m getting inspired from Summer vibes that are very much getting here as the days are […]

White Popcorn Chocolate Macarons
Macarons

White Popcorn Chocolate Macarons

White popcorn chocolate macarons – gluten free and without food colouring! I’ve been asked many times how I keep my macarons white so I decided to share this recipe with few extra points about white shells. Oven conditions have a lot to do with how they end up after baking and I’ll get to that soon but to start with the right order of things, lets start from […]

Almond Cranberry Cookies (Gluten Free & Sugar Free)
Cookies, Sugar Free

Almond Cranberry Cookies (Gluten Free & Sugar Free)

Super quick post for this Sunday and it’s all about an quick and easy, healthier treat. Delicious almond cranberry cookies, that are not only gluten free but also without refined sugar. These cookies have a buttery soft texture that melts in your mouth, you can eat them warm or let them cool down before serving.  They have a little sweetness from cranberries and a spoonful […]

Sugar Free Vanilla Mousse Cake with Blackberries
Cakes

Sugar Free Vanilla Mousse Cake with Blackberries

Fresh and creamy sugar-free vanilla mousse cake with blackberries on a gluten-free quinoa & almond base. This is a quick and easy dessert to whip up in just 20 minutes. You can also think of it as an alternative way of using leftover quinoa – in a cake base! Just under 10 ingredients, simple steps, no bake time and chilling for an hour will do, interested […]

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 […]

Funky Frog Macarons
Macarons

Funky Frog Macarons

Funky frog macarons for Spring fun! These green cuties have Matcha green tea shells, simply delicious Nutella filling and fondant legs and tongue. Place them on a rotating cake stand or turntable and you are guaranteed to have fun! Just don’t push them too hard on a slippery surface as they will fly (I had some landing on the counter while filming a video for my […]

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 […]

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 – […]