Easy vanilla ice cream

Although the summer is almost over, I cannot end it without sharing this super easy ice cream recipe. To make it different each time I add a few drops of lemon oil or orange, or if it is just for the adults a little bit of liquor (I am talking about a teaspoon tops and…

Baked mini doughnuts

I am a big kitchen gadgets buyer – among the things that I buy quite often are trays. I guess this shows its face especially when I buy special trays – like the ones for macarons (which by the way, I used only once and decided that they are useless) or for madeleines (this one…

Eclair

According to the French-English dictionary, éclair means lightning/flash of lighting. The question is if they were named éclairs because one can eat them with the speed of light or because their beauty can strike like lightning and make you fall in love with them. Hmmm… I am used with the classic éclair filled with chocolate…

Rustic cheesecake

Cheese is one of my favorite things to eat. I add it to salad, potato chips, stew and whatever I think it can be “enriched” by the added cheese (:) – yeah, I know, it is just an excuse to eat cheese). But when it comes to something sweet, made almost entirely out of cheese,…

Homemade fudge

I love, love, love this fudge! It is addictive and although it contains lots and lots of sugar, it is just irresistible. It keeps really well in an airtight container and it is a great “go-to” when in the mood for something sweet – and I mean really, really, sweet :). It is also a…

Macarons

I love macarons. I tried so many times to make them and I was not very successful – i got something but they were so far from what they were supposed to be that I could not even call them failed macarons. They were some weird entities. However, one day I found a book called…

Pavlova with berries

This dessert is named after the Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova, because, it is said, it was created in her honour. Although I have my doubts that she was actually eating dessert (even if it named after her), I think that whoever came up with this dessert had a stroke of genius – it is a…

Coconut and chocolate cream raw cake

I have never made a raw cake in my life…well, until now…I found this recipe in a “Bake” magazine and it looked so appealing that I said, well, let’s try it. The fact that it was super good took me by surprise. It was sweet, but not extremely sweet and the coconut worked exceptionally well…

Mixed berries smoothie

My kid is a huge fan of smoothies – he stands by my side waiting to get a glass from the second I tell him that I am going to make some smoothies for us. To make it easy for me I always keep a bag of berries in the freezer and if I have…

Frappuccino

We had a few sunny days before Easter and although the temperature did not rise above 8 °C, it “forced” me to take action and get some frappuccinos on the table. It is tasty and fast (I had the caramel already made from the day before) and it is something that I will definitely do again…and…

Muffins with lemon curd topping

I buy food magazines – lots and lots of them. Some i just read and look at the pretty neat pictures and imagine that if I try the recipe, the outcome will look as in the magazine. Sometimes I actually try some of the recipes. Until now – none of them was even close to…

Childhood biscuits salami

This recipe is something that my grandmother used to make for me and my sister – it was a treat that we always enjoyed. Twenty something years later (let’s make it thirty something, if we go down on the honesty path) I still enjoy it and although nowadays I think about calories, I cannot refuse…