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Vera

Lemon Cupcakes with Raspberry Cream Cheese Frosting

The cupcakes are actually double-raspberry – there is a raspberry jam filling hidden under the frosting. I used the same jam, instead of commonly used icing sugar, to sweeten the cream cheese frosting. I strongly dislike the mouthfeel of icing… Continue reading →

Apricot Coconut Mini Crumble Cookies

These are very tasty cookies – buttery, sweet, crumbly, with a distinct coconut flavour and a hint of lemon in the filling. They are sort of a cross between jam tarts, sugar cookies, and crumbles. I spotted the idea in… Continue reading →

Homemade Dog/Burger Buns

With the grilling season upon us, I thought I’d share this recipe, adapted from the Gourmet magazine. You might ask why trouble yourself with making such commonly-available thing as a hotdog bun, but you’ll understand it once you try this… Continue reading →

Lemon and Basil Strawberry Trifle

This is truly a spring-celebrating dessert. Light lemon génoise cake is soaked in tangy, Limoncello-spiked syrup, layered with fragrant basil strawberry salad and white chocolate crème Chantilly. White chocolate doesn’t just add interest to the whole flavour palette, it also… Continue reading →

Minecraft Pig Cake

This was my son’s birthday cake this year; he is into Minecraft nowadays. The cake seems pretty simple, isn’t? Well, it is not. The difficulty is to be able to attach all these tiny squares to the cake and meet… Continue reading →

Chicken Liver Pâté with Red Wine-Poached Figs and Caramelized Spicy Walnuts

Since a long time ago this liver pâté recipe from an old issue of the Gourmet magazine has become a staple in our house. It makes a lot, but since it keeps so well and can be frozen I prefer… Continue reading →

Eggnog Cream Puffs

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! This is a little seasonal twist on the traditional pastries. The filling is eggnog-flavoured pastry cream, lightened with a bit of whipped cream. If you wish, you can dip the tops into caramel or chocolate… Continue reading →

Two Peas in a Pod Cake

Recently I had a rare opportunity of making a cake for a twin-baby shower. Not only I had a pleasure of baking and decorating the cake for the event, but I was also invited to the party. Who would have… Continue reading →

Puff Pastry Strawberry Coconut Cookies

These are super easy and quickly-done (provided you’ve made the puff pastry in advance or bought it) cookies that go well with ice-cream and fruit salad.

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