Cakes, Cakes and Desserts, fruit, Recipes

Banana, Persimmon and Coconut Cake

Persimmon season has begun, and it is delightful to use these bright orange color tasty fruits in different ways. I most often use them fresh, on their own, or as a part of fruit salad, but this time I wanted to use them as an ingredient in a cake. Continue reading “Banana, Persimmon and Coconut Cake”

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

Lemon and Almond Cookies

Lemon cookies are always a delight – not overly sweet, and full of wonderful citrusy aroma. I often add some crunchy ingredients into the dough mix (poppy seeds, or pistachio nuts). This time, I chose to add almond flour to the basic buttery dough, for its creaminess and unique texture. Continue reading “Lemon and Almond Cookies”

Cakes, Cakes and Desserts, fruit, Recipes

Honey and Applesauce Tea Cakes, with Coconut and Rum

The Jewish New Year is celebrated tomorrow, and this brings back memories of traditional foods. 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. Continue reading “Honey and Applesauce Tea Cakes, with Coconut and Rum”

Brunch, Cakes, Cakes and Desserts, fruit, Recipes

Peach and Marzipan Galette

Fresh ripe summer fruits are in abundance, and it’s hard to resist using them in different ways. One of my favorites is preparing a quick galette – a free form pie – with them. Finding beautiful fragrant peaches at the store, it was a quick decision to use them in the following galette. Continue reading “Peach and Marzipan Galette”

Cakes and Desserts, Cooked Fruits, Jams, Jelly, Cookies, cupcakes, fruit, Muffins, Recipes

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”

Brunch, Cakes, Cakes and Desserts, fruit, Recipes

Rhubarb, Apple and Maple Cake

Rhubarb season has just started, and the fresh reddish stalks are hard to resist. As I was about to bake a quick apple and maple cake, it only felt right to reduce the amount of apples, and mix in some rhubarb instead. Apples and rhubarb mix so well together, and both pair beautifully with maple flavor and aroma – so the mix of all was very promising. Continue reading “Rhubarb, Apple and Maple Cake”

Brunch, Cakes, Cakes and Desserts, fruit, Recipes

Banana and Hard Cider Cake with Cherry Filling

As cherry season has just started, I immediately put my mind into using some of the cherries I’ve bought in a cake. At the same time, I, once again, had a couple of ripe bananas that could only be used in a cake. So it made sense to combine the two in one cake, and the result is in front of you. Continue reading “Banana and Hard Cider Cake with Cherry Filling”

Brunch, fruit, Recipes, Soups, Vegetables

Tomato-Pepper Soup with Clementine and Celery

Despite the fact we recently had a few warm days; the weather has changed to a bit colder again, so a warm soup came to mind. However, since it’s really not that cold, I’ve decided to skip the heavier wintry soups, and make a lighter vegetables based soup. Continue reading “Tomato-Pepper Soup with Clementine and Celery”

Cooked Fruits, Jams, Jelly, duck, Entree, fruit, Recipes

Duck Breast with Spiced Kumquat Marmalade and Mustard Glaze

Duck breast meat is a special delicacy: unlike most poultry, it is at its best when pan-fried to medium-rare degree, very much like a good steak. The meat is highly flavorful, while the layer of fat adds more flavor, and a slight smokiness, when it is rendered in the pan. Continue reading “Duck Breast with Spiced Kumquat Marmalade and Mustard Glaze”

Cakes, Cakes and Desserts, Cooked Fruits, Jams, Jelly, fruit, Recipes

Pineapple, Coconut and Rum-Raisins Cakes

The following cakes will delight any fan of dense and moist fruit cakes, with an added bonus of tropical flavors and aroma of pineapple, coconut, rum and vanilla. Continue reading “Pineapple, Coconut and Rum-Raisins Cakes”

Brunch, Cakes and Desserts, Cooked Fruits, Jams, Jelly, Cookies, fruit, Recipes

Sweetened Condensed Milk Dough Cookies with Quince Paste

Ever since I’ve discovered sweetened condensed milk dough in this blog, I’ve been experimenting with it. I like the easiness of its preparation and of rolling it, and the fact that it keeps its shape well while baking. Continue reading “Sweetened Condensed Milk Dough Cookies with Quince Paste”