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Friands with Lime Curd

Friands (mini almond cakes), are one of my favorite quick and easy type of desserts. In a recipe I posted HERE a few years ago, I used cardamom powder in the batter, and served them with lemon curd. This time, I’ve decided to omit the cardamom, and serve them with lime curd – and the result was just as delicious. Continue reading “Friands with Lime Curd”

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Apple, Cherry, Lime and Honey Cupcakes

Quick and easy to assemble and prepare, the following tasty cupcakes will fill your kitchen with wonderful fragrance of honey and lime. Continue reading “Apple, Cherry, Lime and Honey Cupcakes”

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Banana and Dried Fruits Muffins

While these quick, “all in one bowl”, muffins look somewhat plain, they are loaded with healthy and tasty ingredients, such as banana, dried fruits, pumpkin seeds and spelt flour, – all that is needed to make them a perfect guilt-free snack. Continue reading “Banana and Dried Fruits Muffins”

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Apple, Honey, Almond and Rosemary Muffins

The Jewish New Year is celebrated today, and this brings back memories of traditional foods, even to an agnostic such as me. One of the culinary traditions for this event, is to dip a slice of apple in honey, and eat it as a symbol for a sweet New Year. Plenty other sweet dishes are added to the table as well, in order to emphasize this hope for a sweet New Year. The muffins I have created here were inspired by this tradition. Continue reading “Apple, Honey, Almond and Rosemary Muffins”

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Farmer Cheese and Raspberry Muffins

Farmer Cheese and Raspberry Muffins Ronit PensoThese beautiful and tasty muffins were inspired by thumbprint cookies, which have a tasty jam center.

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Carrot, Walnuts, Coconut and Raisins Muffins

Carrot, Walnuts, Coconut and Raisins Cupcakes Ronit PensoThere are so many recipes for carrot muffins, but it’s seems there’s always room for one more…

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Cranberry, Orange, Almond and Banana Breakfast Muffins

Cranberry, Orange, Almond and Banana Breakfast Muffins Ronit PensoFresh cranberries can be now found in the market, and I’ve been playing with ideas for using them other than in the traditional cranberry sauce. In the muffins here, the cranberries are pureed whole, along with other good ingredients like almonds, orange and bananas.

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Poppy Seeds and Lemon Muffins

Poppy Seeds and Lemon Cupcakes Ronit Penso
Poppy seeds and lemon is a classic combination. The acidity in the lemon balances the fatty and crunchy poppy seeds beautifully. Continue reading “Poppy Seeds and Lemon Muffins”

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Vanilla-Chocolate Marble Cupcakes

Vanilla-Chocolate Marble Cupcakes Ronit PensoMarble cakes are the best solution for those who prefer to enjoy two flavors instead of one. Using the same principle in cupcakes creates an even more pronounced contrast between the batters. The addition of mini chocolate chips to the chocolate batter, as I’ve done here, adds another layer of flavor. Continue reading “Vanilla-Chocolate Marble Cupcakes”

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A SWEET NEW YEAR TO ALL!

Here is a selection of a few of this year’s desserts. Happy New Year to All! 

Sponge cake with Rum Maple butter cream Ronit PensoSponge Cake with Rum-Maple butter cream

Chocolate Crackles Cookies Ronit PensoChocolate Crackles Cookies

pineapple cherry cake ronit pensoAromatic Pineapple-Cherry Cake

Lime and Dried Apricots Cupcakes Ronit PensoFragrant Lime and Dried Apricots Cupcakes with Lime Icing

Apple-Cranberry Cupcakes with Cranberry Icing Ronit PensoApple-Cranberry Cupcakes with Cranberry Icing

Brown butter pecan cake Ronit pensoBrown Butter, Pecan and Maple Cake

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Apple-Cranberry Cupcakes with Cranberry Icing

Apple-Cranberry Cupcakes with Cranberry Icing Ronit Penso
My weakness for apple cakes knows no end. I also love cranberries in all their forms; so obviously, it was time to combine the two in one tasty cake.
The experiment ended up with these moist, sweet with a hint of sour cupcakes. A pinkish cranberry icing on top felt like a good thing and indeed added the perfect finishing touch. Continue reading “Apple-Cranberry Cupcakes with Cranberry Icing”