Tag: Gluten Free

Coconut-Lemon Tapioca Pudding Margaritas
Other Desserts

Coconut-Lemon Tapioca Pudding Margaritas

¬†Fun take on good old tapioca pudding – coconut lemon margaritas! ūüėÄ 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¬†– […]

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 ‚ô• 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 […]

Baked Falafel Balls
Savoury

Baked Falafel Balls

I live in Israel where falafel is wildly available and you can find options from gluten free to coated and spicy versions. Despite the variety I’m still looking for a all-good-for-you falafel and decided to take it as a mission at home. These baked falafels are gluten free and you can make them vegan by replacing the egg with vegan substitute such as soaked flax […]

Lemon Macarons
Macarons

Lemon Macarons

Yellow macarons with zesty lemon buttercream filling. Lemon has always been my favourite macaron flavour, yet I’ve published 35 macaron recipes prior to this?! Yup, it’s not my first time making these and sure I’ve used lemon in flavour combinations like in some of the earlier recipes; Raspberry Citrus & Lemon Licorice. The reason I have not shared this fairly plain yet absolutely delicious flavour […]

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 […]

Raspberry & Milk Chocolate Heart Macarons
Macarons

Raspberry & Milk Chocolate Heart Macarons

Heart heart heart… Macarons ‚ô•¬†3 weeks to Valentine’s Day 2016! Amaranth red heart shaped macarons filled with soft milk chocolate ganache and refreshing raspberry jelly hearts. These are really great treats to impress your sweetheart and if you are new to making macarons, now is the time to start practicing. I find heart shaped macarons a little¬†trickier to make than the classic round shaped macarons, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Glögi РMulled Wine Marshmallows
Candies

Glögi РMulled Wine Marshmallows

Gl√∂gi is the Finnish and Estonian spelling or Nordic Mulled Wine, Gl√∂gg. It’s a traditional drink during winter and especially around Christmas time. There are various non-alcoholic and alcoholic versions but the main mulling spices used are¬†cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, cloves, and bitter orange. I prepared a¬†half juice – half red wine gl√∂gi¬†with a ready mulling spices mix cooked with an extra cinnamon stick, if you […]

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 […]

Milk Chocolate Apricot Macarons for Halloween
Macarons

Milk Chocolate Apricot Macarons for Halloween

Halloween is creeping around the corner – time to bring some pumpkin spirit into macarons! Looks can be deceiving and these jolly halloween pumpkin macarons do not taste anything like pumpkin – they are filled with apricot jelly and milk chocolate ganache! Thanks to¬†their round shape, macarons are super easy to decorate into halloween pumpkins, all you need is orange, black and a bit of […]

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 […]