Mushroom cookies

At first I wanted to tell you a story about me going to the nearby forest and foraging these mushrooms, but it’s no longer April fools day, nor is it mushroom season. These cute mushrooms aren’t real, they are sweet cookies baked by me. I did manage to trick my boys though, you should’ve seen…

Bunnies in the garden or Easter cake for my boys.

I talked in my previous post about two Easter holidays being celebrated in my house. While for orthodox Easter which is a month away I usually bake traditional sweet Easter bread (somewhat similar to Panettone), the choice for Catholic Easter treat is usually given to my boys.I always ask them to give me an idea,…

Braided sweet breads.

I’ve had extra time this week to test a new recipe for sweet yeast dough. Each year I traditionally bake two different types of Easter breads, as we celebrate both Catholic and Orthodox Easters, they are typically at least two weeks apart, due to the fact that Christian Orthodox Church continues to follow the Julian…

Turkish Simit.

It is sold in many spots of Turkey’s major cities, bakeries in smaller towns and it is considered to be one of the most popular Turkish street food nowadays, but its history dates back to 600 years ago. Simit is made out of a light yeast dough, shaped like a ring and traditionally encrusted in…

Matcha green tea squares with white chocolate chunks.

I love finishing a busy week on a sweet note, well… in all honesty I love beginning a week on a sweet note, and also have that same sweet note somewhere in the middle of the week too. So let’s rephrase: I love finishing a busy week on a special sweet note. And oh boy-…

40 number cake.

This cake features 3 layers of chocolate almond and all purpose flour cookie base. White chocolate ganache and cream cheese frosting. Cake is decorated with fresh berries, cookie hearts, Oreo cookies and assortment chocolates. It is best to take it out of the fridge and leave at a room temperature about 30 minutes prior to…

Vanilla cake with lemon curd

There is sunshine in my soul today and I want to share a little bit of this sunshine with you. Yesterday I baked this cute sunny 4 inch cake with tangy lemon curd and white chocolate buttercream frosting. My boys enjoyed the curd so much that they were generously spreading lots of it on each…

Chocolate birthday cake with homemade caramel and mix of nuts.

Happy Friday friends.First of all I would like to say a humongous thank you to each and everyone one of you who left incredible comments , showed me your love and support to my previous post! I felt incredibly overwhelmed and emotional, you guys left me speechless, I truly couldn’t wish for better and more…

Baked donuts.

Donuts. There are so many recipes and variations, baked and fried, with glaze or sprinkles, filled or flavoured…despite all the differences donuts make everyone happy, don’t you think?! Freshly baked or fried, they are heavenly delicious, just imagining biting into a fresh donut makes my mouth water.I don’t think I’ve ever met a person who…

Sweet Salami.

I love salami. Ever since I was little, salami was my most favourite treat. I don’t think there was any other sausage that I loved more. I carried the love for salami throughout the years, and even when I was carrying my first son, my “crazy diet” consisted of a LOT of salami. (dr: “What…