Tag: Gluten Free

Matcha Green Tea Macarons
Macarons

Matcha Green Tea Macarons

If you are not familiar with matcha this flavour may sound a bit strange, but let me tell you that the leafy vegetal taste of this high quality tea pairs wonderfully with sweet taste in these delicate cookies. Before I share any other details please note that there is no need for artificial colouring in these macarons – the natural green from the matcha tea powder […]

Apple Pomegranate Honey Cake (Gluten Free and Dairy Free)
Cakes

Apple Pomegranate Honey Cake (Gluten Free and Dairy Free)

Whether you are celebrating, serving a dinner party or just feel like having some nutty fruitylicious cake, this cake is perfect for the season. Made with ground almonds and using apple sauce instead of butter it’s both gluten free and dairy free. The cake is deliciously moist and fruity and it does not too heavy to top off a meal. It’s an upside-down apple cake glazed with […]

Cranberries & Cream Macarons
Macarons

Cranberries & Cream Macarons

Cranberries and Cream – sweet and sour macarons with healthy cranberry powder used in macaron shells and in the whipped airy cream filling. I have an ultimate crush for berries and cranberries are deliciously sour and nutritious. Adding tartness to the sweet meringue cookies there’s a fresh/defrosted unsweetened cranberry hidden in the middle of the airy cream filling – I love to combine different flavours in macaron fillings […]

Sugar Free Chocolate Souffle
Sugar Free

Sugar Free Chocolate Souffle

A quick post about an easy dessert that takes less than 30 minutes and is the best enjoyed hot from the oven with cold side such as vanilla ice cream or whipped cream – a Chocolate Soufflé.  Souffles can be prepared ahead of time, refrigerated and baked when you are ready, which is especially great if you are preparing dessert for a bigger crowd. This version is made […]

Moustache Macaron Pops
Macarons

Moustache Macaron Pops

Moustache fun with macarons on sticks! These are easy to make and so much fun. You can capture great photos holding one under your nose – then double the fun and eat it! The filling is thick white chocolate ganache together with crushed Finnish Salmiak hard candy called Turkinpippuri, it is one my favourite candies but I am well aware that it’s an acquired taste. Don’t worry if […]

Peaches & Coconut Macarons
Macarons

Peaches & Coconut Macarons

June is here – bring on the summer flavours – Fruits! These bright pink & orange macarons are filled with dairy free homemade peach curd and shredded coconut. The soft filling makes the cookies less crunchy and I’d like to give you a warning: they do seem to break easier – so be careful and make sure they are eaten within 2 days from filling. […]

Macaron Flower Cookies
Macarons

Macaron Flower Cookies

After making the heart macarons with wings last week I got inspired to try another macaron & chocolate creation, a pink flower cookie and they turned out pretty adorable. These pretties won’t last long in room temperature, especially in the heat we have had here in Israel the last few days (Summer came early this year).  Overall not the easiest dessert to serve but so […]

Heart Macarons With Wings
Macarons

Heart Macarons With Wings

Cranberry macaron hearts with cranberry white chocolate filling and golden white chocolate wings. I’ve pictured flying macaron hearts in my mind for quite a while and am so glad I finally made these cuties! I left the ground almonds with some bigger bits on purpose and did not grind the almond-powdered sugar mixture this time, which made the shells a bit more chewy and not as […]

Rose Raspberry & Cherry Chocolate Macarons
Macarons

Rose Raspberry & Cherry Chocolate Macarons

So far my favourite pink macarons! Rose & raspberry is a posh combination of flavours and cherry and dark chocolate are just so good together. The lighter shells did not quite get the blush pink I hoped for. As macarons do get lighter when baked, they’d needed another drop of colouring to get the pink hue. I rarely use buttercream in macaron filling, but it works […]

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 […]

Easter Egg Macaron Cookies
Macarons

Easter Egg Macaron Cookies

Sometimes you just have those days when things don’t go as planned… Well, let me tell you what happened while making these macaron cookies that I planned to fill with chocolate ice cream but ended up serving as almond-meringue cookies with no filling. I prepared the egg shaped macaron shells the day before, using my regular macaron recipe and colours mixture that I will write […]

Gluten Free Carrot Pancake Cake
Cakes

Gluten Free Carrot Pancake Cake

A delicious way to rise up and shine, healthier pancakes stacked up with yogurt cream cheese and Canadian maple syrup. Made with ground almonds, coconut flour and flaxseed it’s completely wheat free and allover healthier option compared to wheat pancakes. Oh, and did I mention it’s free of refined sugars! I used 100% maple syrup, you can scroll down to see the pretty maple leaf […]

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 […]

Red Onion & Cheddar Frittata
Savoury

Red Onion & Cheddar Frittata

Frittata is a wonderful dish, you can make one quick and simple with almost anything as long as you got eggs to cover it all to keep your crustless quiche together. Making a frittata can also be a great way of using dinner leftovers especially potatoes, rice and pasta. And why not meat as well? I guess you could do a nice bacon and eggs breakfast […]

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 […]

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. […]