Cakes, Cakes and Desserts, Recipes

Chocolate Date Cake with Chocolate Sesame Halva Glaze

This tasty and easy to make chocolate cake has some interesting added flavors, other than the dominant chocolate. Continue reading “Chocolate Date Cake with Chocolate Sesame Halva Glaze”

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Individual Frangipane Pithivier Pastries

Pithivier is a classic French dish, made of two discs of puff pastry with a filling (traditionally Frangipane, a sweet almond paste) between them. Continue reading “Individual Frangipane Pithivier Pastries”

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Cranberry Blueberry Almond Cake with Cranberry Lemon Zest Compote

I baked this cake last year after Thanksgiving, with leftover cranberries and blueberries. It came out so tasty and festive, that this year I plan to make it for Thanksgiving dinner itself. Continue reading “Cranberry Blueberry Almond Cake with Cranberry Lemon Zest Compote”

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Lavender, Pistachio and Lime Cake

Lavender has been used since ancient times for medicinal uses, herbal baths and perfumes. However, the flower buds were also used in the kitchen, for both savory and sweet dishes. Continue reading “Lavender, Pistachio and Lime Cake”

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Pineapple, Coconut and Rum Galette

Galette is a French term used to describe a rustic, free form tart, that doesn’t require a tart pan for baking. Continue reading “Pineapple, Coconut and Rum Galette”

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Marbled Vanilla and Quark Cheese Cake

Cheese cakes are on top of my favorite cakes, but as they take a while to bake and set, and as they are quite heavy and sweet, I end up rarely making them.
Yet, the crave for the wonderful tangy flavor of baked fresh cheese is always there, so I came up with a fairly quick “fix”, in the form of the following cake. Continue reading “Marbled Vanilla and Quark Cheese Cake”

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Zucchini Chocolate Cake

It’s not quite clear who was the first to add zucchini to chocolate cakes, but no doubt it was a wonderful idea, as the zucchini give the cake very moist texture and enhances the chocolaty flavor. Continue reading “Zucchini Chocolate Cake”

Brunch, Cakes, Food, Recipes

Cinnamon and Raisins Monkey Bread

Monkey bread is actually not a bread, but a very tasty cake, with many versions. It is made by rolling yeast dough balls in butter and sugar, then baking them together as a whole cake. The pieces of dough can be pulled apart easily, hence the name. Continue reading “Cinnamon and Raisins Monkey Bread”

Cakes, Crisp, Food, fruit, Recipes

Rhubarb, Apple and Coconut Crisp

When I saw some nice fresh rhubarb in the market, I immediately grabbed a few stalks. I didn’t have a clear idea of what to do with it, but also didn’t want to let it stand for too long. My solution was to make a version of my “usual” fruit crisp (recipe can be found HERE) with it. Continue reading “Rhubarb, Apple and Coconut Crisp”

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Citrus Sponge Cake

Citrus Sponge Cake Ronit PensoAfter visiting Israel and Spain, with their wonderful citrus fruits, honey and olive oil, I came back craving for more. So, I came up with this moist and aromatic citrus cake, and was very happy with how it turned out. Try it and enjoy. Continue reading “Citrus Sponge Cake”

Brunch, Cakes, Food, fruit, Recipes

Banana Yeast dough Cakes

Banana Yeast dough Cakes Ronit PensoI often end up with overripe bananas, that usually find their way into one-bowl type of cakes. As this time I was planning on making yeast dough roulades, I’ve decided to see how they would work in this type of dough. Continue reading “Banana Yeast dough Cakes”