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”
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”
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”
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”
I posted the original recipe for these tasty cookies almost three years ago (recipe can be found HERE). Since then, I’ve made various variations of the basic dough, but neglected to photograph these variations. Continue reading “Freezer Butter Cookies: One dough, Three Flavors – Take 2”
Serving whole roasted pork tenderloin (also known as pork fillet) makes for an impressive dinner. It is also a cut that requires short preparation and cooking time, so it is one of my preferred options when it comes to easy entertaining. Continue reading “Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Peaches and Rosemary Compound Butter”
Continuing the butternut squash saga of last week, I still had one more package of thawed butternut squash that I needed to find use for. As I’m very fond of using vegetables in cakes (see below list), I’ve decided on making breakfast muffins with it. Continue reading “Butternut Squash and Orange Muffins”
Galette is a French term used to describe a rustic, free form tart, that doesn’t require a tart pan for baking. Continue reading “Pineapple, Coconut and Rum Galette”
These delicate, crispy and buttery cookies are very easy to make and will fill your kitchen with wonderful toasted coconut aroma.
Perfect with hot or cold beverages, they are great on their own, but also wonderful as sandwich cookies.
If you love coconut, these cookies are for you. Continue reading “Coconut Butter Cookies”
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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Sometimes it’s nice to just toss the “light” cake recipes out the window, and go with a really fluffy and rich cake, with a texture that can only be obtained by using meringue – a rich whipped mixture of egg whites and sugar. Continue reading “Sponge Cake with Maple-Rum Butter Cream”