Cakes, Cakes and Desserts, fruit, Recipes

Upside-Down Spiced Pineapple Cake

Upside-down cakes are among my favorite cakes: their buttery, caramelized fruity top, and the tasty cake beneath it, is always pleasing.

Over the years, I’ve posted here a few versions for this tasty cake, using different types of fruit. However, I recently realized that I’ve never posted a recipe for the most popular version of the cake – the one with pineapple on top. Looking at the ripe pineapple I have just bought, it was evidently the time to rectify this. Continue reading “Upside-Down Spiced Pineapple Cake”

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”

Cakes and Desserts, Cookies, Recipes, Snack, Sweets

Freezer Butter Cookies with Hot beverages Flavorings

Butter cookies are always a favorite, and it’s always good to have a few prepared dough logs in the freezer, ready to be cut and baked. Continue reading “Freezer Butter Cookies with Hot beverages Flavorings”

Cakes, Cakes and Desserts, Recipes

Banana Chocolate Cake with Pistachios and Dried Cranberries

As it often happens, I once again found a few very ripe bananas in the kitchen, and used them as an excuse to bake a cake. The decision on which kind to bake was easy, as it’s been a while since I’ve baked a chocolate cake. Continue reading “Banana Chocolate Cake with Pistachios and Dried Cranberries”

Brunch, Cakes and Desserts, Cookies, Recipes

Oatmeal-Spelt Cookies with Nuts and Dried Cranberries

Oatmeal cookies are among my favorite cookies, and I always enjoy experimenting with finding new flavors for the basic recipe. This time, since I like the unique flavor and texture of spelt flour, I decided to combine it with the oatmeal in the following recipe. Continue reading “Oatmeal-Spelt Cookies with Nuts and Dried Cranberries”

Brunch, Cakes, fruit, Recipes

Almonds, Dried Cranberries and Maple Cake

The following cakes will indulge anyone who is into moist, syrupy cakes. Continue reading “Almonds, Dried Cranberries and Maple Cake”

Brunch, Cakes, Cheese, fruit, Recipes

Orange, Ricotta and Cardamom Cake

As the days are getting shorter, and citrus fruits rapidly replacing summer fruits at the stores, I felt it’s time for a comforting orange flavored cake, and the result was the following quick and easy “all in one bowl” cake. Continue reading “Orange, Ricotta and Cardamom Cake”

breakfast, Brunch, fruit, Muffins, Recipes

Apricot and Cardamom Muffins

Apricot season is very short, and on top of it, they tend to soften quickly after buying. So when I ended up with some that started to soften, I decided to bake some quick muffins with them. Continue reading “Apricot and Cardamom Muffins”

Brunch, Cookies, Recipes

Hazelnut, Cocoa Nibs and Cardamom Cookies

Hazelnuts and chocolate is one of my favorite combinations, so it’s no wonder I’ve decided to use both in the form of cookies. To this, I added some cardamom powder, which enhanced the cookies with its wonderful, warm aroma. Continue reading “Hazelnut, Cocoa Nibs and Cardamom Cookies”

breakfast, Brunch, fruit, Muffins, Recipes

Zucchini-Banana Muffins with Dried Fruits, Nuts and Chocolate Chips

Zucchini season is here and, once again, I bought too many. So I’ve decided to use them in some simple  and nutritious muffins. Continue reading “Zucchini-Banana Muffins with Dried Fruits, Nuts and Chocolate Chips”

Cakes and Desserts, fruit, Recipes

Spiced Red Wine Syrup with Fruits

Opening a bottle of wine and realizing it’s not as good as expected, makes one wonder what to do with it. It’s not bad or spoiled enough to throw it away with a clear conscious, yet at the same time, it’s not going to work as an enjoyable drink.
My usual solution is to add such wines to stews, but as I wasn’t planning on making any, I had to find another way to use it. So, I’ve decided to cook it down with brown sugar and spices, to create a tasty syrup. Continue reading “Spiced Red Wine Syrup with Fruits”