Tag: Spring

Lemon Raspberry Cake
Cakes

Lemon Raspberry Cake

A cake to match the season – bright colours and fresh flavours! Spring is probably the most colourful time of the year both in nature and all sorts of celebrations around the world. I made this cake for a little pre-vappu celebrations (Finnish holiday, Walpurgis  Night celebrated 30.4-1.5)  to be enjoyed with a glass of homemade sima while frying May Day donuts. This is a dry cake with colourful frosting […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Strawberry Cupcakes with Crust
Cupcakes

Strawberry Cupcakes with Crust

Ingredients (makes 8 regular sized cupcakes) For the crust and batter:  60g unsalted butter, divided 80g cookie crumbs 90g extra fine sugar 2 eggs 65g self-rising flour 60g plain flour 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 65ml milk 100g strawberries, chopped For the icing: 100g cream cheese 50g unsalted butter, softened 50g powdered sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 2 tablespoons of mashed strawberries extra strawberries for decorating Instructions