Baking Obsession

 Favorite dessert recipes and more

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June 2008

Chocolate and Curd Cheese Cherry Almond Danish Braid

Long title? It is, indeed. The hardest part of the new challenge was to choose just one or two fillings for the Sherry Yard’s Danish dough. As soon as the new challenge was announced, my mind got overwhelmed with the… Continue reading →

Cinnamon Cream and Apple Twirls

Here is the thinly rolled Danish dough (the half of the recipe given above) spread with cinnamon cream, folded in half, then cut into stripes and twisted-coiled. The centers are generously filled with apples sautéed in butter with an addition… Continue reading →

Roasted Strawberry and Creamy Ricotta Danishes

Another filling is ricotta and cream cheese combined in equal proportions and run in a food processor with orange zest and just a touch of sugar. This method produces very smooth filling. The roasted strawberries went on top of the… Continue reading →

Mango Pudding

If I didn’t cook from the books I buy in such abundance there wouldn’t be any excuses for my compulsiveness, at least in my husband’s eyes. But since I use the books I purchase, everybody is happy. Especially when a… Continue reading →

Pineapple Coconut Cookies

I posted the recipe of these cookies quite a while ago. But since then I’ve got a really pretty bowl to serve them. So, here they are – new photos of my old favorite cookies. Pineapple Coconut Cookies recipe…

Canadian Butter Tarts

I think I’ve lived in Canada long enough to get an idea what is considered to be a truly Canadian dessert. I won’t be exploring this subject now. It’s all covered here, if you are interested. There are no doubts… Continue reading →

Hedgehog’s Cake for Daddy

I’m a week late with this post (a busy schedule was the reason). This cake was my son’s present to his daddy on the Father’s day. About a year ago Tim brought a book from his kindergarten. He had just… Continue reading →

Strawberries in Chianti with Black Pepper Ricotta Cream

(fragole al vino con ricotta e pepe) I guess I’m not the only one who thinks twice before turning the oven on and baking something when the weather is hot. And I’m not complaining, it’s finally resembling summer here. Until… Continue reading →

Zeppoli

I guess everybody is familiar with classic Italian fritters. These are scented with nutmeg and lemon zest. Sure, they are good (as any food fried, to be honest) and incredibly tender. Fried and still warm zeppoli are divided between the… Continue reading →

Fig and Almond “Cake” with Rosemary, Anise and Sesame Seeds

Well, I wouldn’t call it a “cake”. But the author is the one who decides. I found the recipe in Nancy Silverton’s “Pastries from the La Brea Bakery”. It sounded like a perfect accompaniment for a cheese platter and I… Continue reading →

Lemon Lavender Scones with Clotted Cream and Berries

Scones is probably the easiest and yet very satisfying dessert possible. They take no more than a half an hour to make including the baking time. When filled with cream and berries the scones become a meal on their own…. Continue reading →

Frozen Rhubarb and Strawberry Meringue Torte

I should have mentioned in my previous post that the rhubarb I used came from my dear and very generous friend Olya. She presented me with a huge bag stuffed with beautiful, bright red organic rhubarb stalks fresh from her… Continue reading →

Rhubarb and Anise Upside Down Cake

There’s something very comforting about upside down cakes. Maybe it’s their rustic appearance, homey simplicity, or a possibility to eat them warm, almost right from the oven. There’s probably a thousand of variations on this theme. And I find most… Continue reading →

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