Tag: Holiday Baking

Peppermint Macarons
Macarons

Peppermint Macarons

Red and white… Christmas countdown is on ♥ 41 days left and I can’t wait to travel to Finland and celebrate this special time of year with family and loved ones. Since our trip is getting closer I can start opening some Finnish goodies I’ve been saving up such as Fazer Marianne Crush, my favourite peppermint candies with chocolate, ready crushed, and so perfect for baking! I wanted […]

Halloween Caramel Apple Cupcakes
Cupcakes

Halloween Caramel Apple Cupcakes

I got a special delivery from the US last week that contained some amazing baking supplies, including Wilton icing decorations for Halloween and I couldn’t resist making a special recipe for these happy halloween pumpkins 😀 This is not a pumpkin recipe and actually, using grated apple you hardly taste the apple at all. Now I do wish I’d used the apple chopped into small […]

Pumpkin Oreo Pops
Cake Pops

Pumpkin Oreo Pops

Halloween is almost upon us and pumpkins keep popping up everywhere… well at least in pictures, if you are not in a country where Halloween is celebrated. While I have only ever used pumpkin in soups, I keep dreaming of pumpkin spice latte and hope this year I’ll finally manage to make a pumpkin pie. This time I visited the theme only by dressing some Oreos into […]

Ice Cream Sandwich Cake Israel Flag
Cakes

Ice Cream Sandwich Cake Israel Flag

Israel has just celebrated it’s 66th Independence Day, Yom Ha’atzmaut. I wanted to make something special for the occasion and since I’ve wanted to make The Star of David from cookie dough for a while now, I decided to make it in my first ice cream sandwich cake, filled with store bought Israeli vanilla ice cream.

Funnel Cakes
Cakes

Funnel Cakes

Continuing with fried 1st of May desserts here’s my this year’s funnel cakes dressed in pink and yellow colored powdered sugar, I am including the steps I took to color the sugar under the recipe. Ingredients  2 eggs 100ml milk 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon sugar 1 tablespoon lemon juice 200g plain flour oil for deep frying 80g powdered sugar food coloring yellow & red […]

Fried Mini Donuts
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Fried Mini Donuts

Fried desserts are an essential part of Vappu (‎Walpurgis Night) celebrations in Finland which is why I will have two fried recipes after each other starting from these simple donuts. Ingredients 125ml milk 11g fresh yeast 1 egg 75g sugar ½ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon crushed cardamon seeds 350g plain flour 25g butter, softened canola or coconut oil for deep frying sugar confetti sprinkles Instructions In a […]

Easter Macarons
Macarons

Easter Macarons

Ingredients (makes 20 macaron cookies) For the macaron shells: 80g egg whites, divided 100g granulated sugar 25ml water 100g almond meal/ ground almonds 100g powdered sugar few drops of yellow and pink food coloring For the filling and decorations: 100g white chocolate 40ml heavy cream lemon curd raspberry jam black, yellow and red food coloring pens Instructions – Italian method Preheat oven to 160°C. Prepare two […]

Passover Pyramid Treats
Cake Pops

Passover Pyramid Treats

Ingredients (makes about 12 treats) 200g passover cocoa & pecan cake crumbs 60g margarine in room temperature 100g powdered sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla about 100g sugar paste Instructions Place margarine, vanilla and half of the powdered sugar in a mixing bowl and beat gradually increasing the speed. Add the remaining powdered sugar and beat until fully incorporated. Combine with the cake crumbs and mix well. […]

Åland’s Pancake
Cakes

Åland’s Pancake

In honor of Åland‘s public holiday I made my version of Åland’s pancake and it became instantly my favorite pancake and it’s super simple to make. Ingredients (makes two 13x21cm pancakes) 350ml milk 40g semolina 20g sugar 1/2 teaspoon crushed cardamom seeds 1/2 teaspoon salt 25g butter 1 egg 80g plain flour Served with whipped cream and mixed forest fruits Instructions Preheat oven to 200ºC and line […]

Quick Shamrock Quiche
Savoury

Quick Shamrock Quiche

Ingredients 3 whole wheat tortillas 4 slices of cheese + some grated on top 1/2 small onion, sliced thin 400g steamed broccoli florets 2 eggs 100ml cream 1 garlic clove, minced 1 teaspoon herbal salt pinch of white & black pepper Instructions Preheat oven to 160Cº. Shape your foil tins to form a shamrock.  

Happy Purim Soft Hamantashen
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Happy Purim Soft Hamantashen

 I’m new to these Purim pastries and kind of went more for the look than the flavor as I had none of the traditional fillings at home, and the pastry dough is one I use for many savory pastries so I assume they aren’t as sweet as you’d normally get.   Hamantash or Oznei Haman, how they are called in Hebrew aren’t just any triangular pocket […]

I Heart Finnish Shrove Buns
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I Heart Finnish Shrove Buns

I’m two days late with baking the traditional Finnish Laskiaispulla eaten on Shrove Tuesday so I made it in a new shape to show I ♥ Ingredients (makes 17 I Heart buns) For the sweet buns: 225ml milk, lukewarm 25g fresh yeast 65g sugar, divided about 600g plain flour, divided 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons of crushed cardamom seeds 75g butter or margarine, softened 1 egg For filling: […]