Tres leches (i.e. three types of milk) cake, is one of my favorite desserts to order, whenever I go to a Mexican restaurant. The spongy cake is oozing with a tasty milk syrup, and topped with whipped vanilla cream. Granted, it is sweeter than most cakes I’m usually making, but it is also very delicious and irresistible. So far, I was happy enough with only ordering it when at the restaurant, and didn’t make it at home. But with limited restaurant experiences lately, things changed, and I was looking for an authentic recipe, in order to make it at home. When I saw the detailed recipe for it on a blog I follow, Irene’s “My slice of Mexico”, I knew it was the one to try first. Continue reading “Tres Leches Cake”
Plums, Almonds and Maple Syrup Cake
When I bought some early season plums at the store, I was a bit disappointed with their flavor. As cooking, or baking, intensifies the flavor of unripe fruit, my solution was to use them in a cake. The fact that fruit cakes are my favorite, only added to the motivation. Continue reading “Plums, Almonds and Maple Syrup Cake”
Grape Galette with Almonds, Lavender and Maple
As much as grapes are popular in many areas of the world, they are not often used in baking. It is understandable when it comes to large, thick skinned grapes with seeds, but less so with smaller, thin skinned and seedless ones. When I found such ones, I knew I wanted to incorporate them in some kind of cake. Continue reading “Grape Galette with Almonds, Lavender and Maple”
Banana Yeast dough Cakes
I 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”
Rich Yeast Dough Rolled Cakes
As I prepared these tasty cakes again this week, I realized it could be worthwhile to re-post the recipe, as it is from the early days of the blog and some of you probably didn’t see it.
I’m sure that even those of you who did see it, will enjoy this reminder of these very tasty and special cakes.
See you next week with a new recipe. 🙂
As much as I love quick baking cakes, when I take the time to bake yeast dough cakes, I have to admit there’s just no comparison – the amazing smell that fills the kitchen, the tasty rich fresh soft dough, combined with the filling and the crust – all come together to create the most “comfort food” experience that no quick muffin can give, with all due respect…
I am aware of the fact that quite a few people, even experienced bakers, are not too comfortable when it comes to yeast dough cakes. No one can deny that the process indeed takes longer than with most cakes, but it is mainly because of the waiting time for the dough to rise, not because there is so much more work involved. So find a day when you’re around the house, and give this a try. Be patient with the process, let…
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Sponge Cake with Maple-Rum Butter Cream
As I’m taking a few days off blogging, I once again opt to re-blogging an earlier post, which most of you probably have missed. Hope you’ll enjoy it. Happy New Year to all. 🙂
Sometimes it’s nice to just toss the “light” cake versions out the window, and go with a really fluffy cake – a texture that can only be obtained by using meringue – a rich whipped mixture of egg whites and sugar. And while at it, why not top it all with a rich and tasty butter cream that, how else, can only be obtained by using lots of butter and sugar? And to add even more flavor and fragrance, why not drizzle the cake with a Rum and Maple syrup? The scrumptious decadent result is a good example for the use of the simple word – “Yum!”…
A few important guidelines:
– For best results, all the ingredients should be at room temperature. So make sure to take them out of the fridge at least an hour before starting.
– Don’t skip the SIFTING stage – it is important…
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Hazelnut, Cherry and Sour Cream Mini-Cakes
Few ingredients in a cake don’t mean lack of flavor – and these tasty little cakes are the proof of that. They are also very quick and easy to prepare – all that’s needed are a bowl and a whisk.
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Lemon, Banana, Pecan and Cranberries Cake with Lemon Glaze
This tasty and light cake is very easy to make – it doesn’t even require a mixer. Just make sure all the ingredients are at room temperature and mixing will be a breeze. It is a great cake to have on hand, served as a snack or a light dessert.
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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
Aromatic Pineapple-Cherry Cake
Fragrant Lime and Dried Apricots Cupcakes with Lime Icing
Apple-Cranberry Cupcakes with Cranberry Icing
Pear, Kumquat and Ginger Upside-down Cake
After a few lengthy recipes, I’ve decided it’s time for something a bit quicker and easier to make. My initial idea was to bake a simple pear-ginger cake, but then I’ve found these lovely kumquats at the store – and decided they would fit perfectly in the cake.
So, even though I ended up complicating the simple recipe a bit, the result was definitely worth it. I believe “festive” is a good word for describing this fragrant, colorful and moist cake. It is just perfect for this time of the year, or for any other festive occasion. Try it and enjoy.
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Rich Yeast Dough Rolled Cakes
As much as I love quick baking cakes, when I take the time to bake yeast dough cakes, I’m always rewarded with the satisfying process of making the dough, the amazing smell that fills the kitchen, the tasty rich fresh soft dough, combined with the filling and the crust. All these come together to create the most “comfort food” experience which no quick muffin can give.
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