A warm melting dark chocolate bliss
In the heart of the Winter season, on a January Saturday afternoon, we love to spoil and pamper ourselves and family by whisking very quick batter and eggs for baking small chocolate desserts. It takes less than 20 minutes for dipping a spoon in a warm melting dark chocolate bliss. What is more, it is…
Small apple tarts at tea time
An apple tart is ideal for celebrating the arrival of Autumn, it is a delicious pastry to pair with your cup of tea and children would love it as dessert at snack time. 1. You can make good shortcrust pastry very quick and then place it in the fridge to rest for an hour or…
Strawberries or blueberries?
The season for strawberries and blueberries is here and it is the ideal time for filling the jars with some good home made jam. At the food market I found gorgeous baskets of fresh strawberries and blueberries for an affordable price and wondered, strawberries’ or blueberries’? Which jam to prefer on a slice of bread?…
Carrot bundt cake: a heart of deliciousness
Yesterday, it was a beautiful afternoon in the kitchen making and baking one of my best preferred cakes, that is a carrot bundt cake. My aunt taught me about this delicacy when I was very young and even though there are many versions of it to get inspiration from, the one I like best is…
Soft Lemon biscuits
Hello! The kitchen has a good smell of biscuits in this Easter weekend. Indeed, I am enjoying different versions of soft biscuits, which have lemon flavour and creamy butter among the main ingredients. Worth of a delicious taste to pair with a good cup of coffee to say “good morning and have a beautiful day,…
Pancakes or waffles?
Welcome, April! Everywhere it is a triumph of colors and new blooms and the mild temperatures, which Spring is offering, are a gentle invitation to have nice invigorating walks into nature in a contemplative mood. It is gonna be the first weekend of April and, for the occasion, I wondered what I would like to…
Cocoa or vanilla daisy pastries?
Hello! We are enjoying warm Spring days, which are getting longer and longer. Sometimes, after dinner time, it might happen you want to enjoy a glass of fresh milk and perhaps a light dessert in front of a good reading. The following recipe of small daisy pastries is for those who, like me, love to…
Almond bread: an old family recipe on Easter Monday
It was a very special Easter Day, which was spent, most of it, between writing and talking to members of the family and friends. Besides, according to the culinary traditions of my family at Easter time, last night I enjoyed baking a fragrant almond bread ideal to be served at any coffee pause throughout the…
Almond pastries for Easter Season, tradition and creativity
At Easter season, according to local and family traditions, we love to prepare these fragranced home-made almond pastries and it is always a pleasure to offer them to family and friends.