Cakes and Desserts, Cookies, fruit, Recipes

Orange, Chocolate and Almond Cookies

Citrus fruits season is almost over, and it seems like a good reason to use the still fresh oranges in a new version of my orange-chocolate cookies, which are among my favorites. Continue reading “Orange, Chocolate and Almond Cookies”

Brunch, Cakes and Desserts, fruit, pudding

Coconut Milk Tapioca Pudding with Rum and Pineapple

Coconut milk is one of the key ingredients when it comes to dairy free, vegan and gluten free desserts. It has wonderful aroma and creamy texture, and is loved by all. Continue reading “Coconut Milk Tapioca Pudding with Rum and Pineapple”

Brunch, Cakes, Cakes and Desserts, fruit, Recipes

“Invisible” Apple Cake

As a fan of apple cakes, when I saw a few recipes for one with an intriguing name – “Invisible cake” – it immediately got my attention.

As I started digging into it, I’ve learned that the cake originated in France, and is also quite popular in Japan. Continue reading ““Invisible” Apple Cake”

Cakes, Cakes and Desserts, Cheese, fruit, Recipes

Orange, Rum and Raisins Ricotta Cheese Cake

Ricotta cheese has a fresh, tangy flavor, and a slight grainy texture. It can be used in both savory and sweet dishes. Mixed with sugar, it makes a tasty filling for sweet pastries, and it is often used to bake cheesecakes, as in the following recipe. Continue reading “Orange, Rum and Raisins Ricotta Cheese Cake”

Brunch, Cakes and Desserts, fruit, Muffins, Recipes, Snack

Spiced Pear Muffins

Spiced pears are one of my go-to quick yet elegant desserts (click HERE for recipe), and a version of them is what I had in mind when I bought some nice juicy pears.

However, I then remembered I still had some leftovers cooked ones already in the fridge, so, very quickly I changed the plan, and decided to bake spiced pear muffins instead. Continue reading “Spiced Pear Muffins”

Brunch, Cakes, Cakes and Desserts, fruit, Recipes

Dried Fruit and Ginger Heavy Cream Cake

Noticing I somehow accumulated quite a few small quantities of different dried fruit, I decided the best way to use them was in a cake. Continue reading “Dried Fruit and Ginger Heavy Cream Cake”

Brunch, Cakes, Cakes and Desserts, fruit, Recipes

Cranberry Apple Cake

Realizing I bought too many bags of fresh cranberries, I decided that baking a cake with some of them would be a good idea. Continue reading “Cranberry Apple Cake”

Brunch, Cakes and Desserts, fruit, mousse, Recipes

Lemon and Lavender Posset

Reading about Posset – a lemony dessert that is prepared with only three ingredients – I got very curious, and decided to find out more about it. I’ve discovered that there were many versions for this dessert, and that it also had quite an interesting history. Continue reading “Lemon and Lavender Posset”

Brunch, Cakes and Desserts, Cookies, fruit, Recipes

Pecan, Orange, Dried Cranberries and Maple Sugar Cookies

Keeping a few logs of cookie dough in the freezer, guaranties having freshly baked cookies in no time. Continue reading “Pecan, Orange, Dried Cranberries and Maple Sugar Cookies”

duck, Entree, fruit, Recipes

Pan Seared Duck Breast with Cherry Sauce

Pan seared duck is one of the most elegant choices for dinner, yet, at the same time, it’s one of the quickest and easiest to make, especially when paired with a quick yet flavorful sauce, that is prepared in the pan, while the duck is resting. Continue reading “Pan Seared Duck Breast with Cherry Sauce”

Brunch, Cakes, Cakes and Desserts, fruit, Recipes

Cranberry, Blueberry and Almond Cake

With fresh cranberries arriving at the stores, it’s hard not to use them in different ways, other than cranberry sauce. Continue reading “Cranberry, Blueberry and Almond Cake”