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 Favorite dessert recipes and more

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Vera

Three Cheese Polenta Tart with Cherry Tomatoes and Basil

It makes an easy and pretty summer lunch or light dinner. Serve the tart with crispy green salad and some rosé (or the wine of your own choice).

Coconut “Truffles”

This is, probably, the easiest sweet treat ever. There’s no chocolate in these things, but “truffles” sound so much more interesting than “balls”, so I decided to name them that. My apologies, if I confused and disappointed anyone. They are… Continue reading →

Two Peas in a Pod Topper Tutorial

This is the tutorial of the topper for the cake I made earlier. Although this is obviously a topper meant for twins baby shower, it can be easily adjusted for a more common single baby birthday party. The templates provided… Continue reading →

Minecraft TNT Cake

Every time I make mosaic cakes like this one, I am having pixilated dreams, or rather, nightmares.  It is not very complicated process to decorate such a cake, but it is really tedious and time-consuming thing. Sure, it would be… Continue reading →

Raw Carrot Mini Cakes

If you are like me – reluctant to toss organic carrot pulp into the compost after juicing the carrots, this recipe might be worthy of your attention. The flavor and texture of these cakes come pretty close to a conventional… Continue reading →

Raw Sun-Dried Tomato Zucchini and Olive “Bread”

Yes, I know, they look like crackers, but these things are quite pliable and the texture is soft, so they are referred as bread in the raw foodists world. I dried the bread in a dehydrator, but you can achieve… Continue reading →

Chocolate Chia Pudding with Orange Flavoured Prunes

It always helps me to tame the chocolate cravings without consuming any processed sugar. Surprisingly, even a small serving is quite satisfying. The pudding takes no time to make, it just needs a couple of hours in the refrigerator to… Continue reading →

Cinnamon Brownie and Dulce de Leche Ice Cream Sandwiches

This ice cream is the best dulce de leche ice cream I’ve tried. It’s better than the Häagen-Dazs’, no kidding. And it’s extremely easy to make. The recipe is adapted from the Gourmet who is, in its turn, adapted it… Continue reading →

Pig Cake Tutorial Inspired by Minecraft

This is a very adaptable project. It can be easily scaled up to suit your serving needs. In this tutorial I’m illustrating step-by-step how to build a supporting structure, carve the cake, and decorate it with tiny mosaic gum paste… Continue reading →

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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