Recently I did a cooking class for my friends. I made this cake and everyone loved it, it was gone in minutes. I’m happy to share this recipe with you. Living in a crazy big city pace, I really appreciate a simple dish that can be done quickly and nourish […]
Panna Cotta with Orange, Tonka and Chocolate Sauce
Recently I got Tonka beans (you can see it on the photo above, on the side of the panna cotta). These are ‘tonka beans’ – the aromatic seed of a giant tree from deep in the Amazon rainforest. Never tried it before, they have such a unique and complex flavour. […]
Sunday baking: quick and easy coconut macaroons dipped in dark chocolate.
These coconut macaroons are moist, light, and chewy. Toasted coconut has a complex nutty flavour which is perfectly paired with dark chocolate coating.These coconut cookies can be done in 30 minutes, only a few ingredients required.
Baked Ricotta Cheesecake with Piri Piri Plum Chutney
This twist on a classic cheesecake uses creamy ricotta cheese with a zesty hit of lemon, making a refreshingly sharp, but sweet end to any meal. Serve it with a dollop of Piri Piri plum chutney to add a fantastic fruity sweetness and a spicy chilli kick. Forget everything you […]
Yuzu, Ricotta and Pine Nut Cake
I really enjoy yuzu season this year, thank you for these amazing fruits Neville and NZ Yuzu.What can be better than moist and fluffy ricotta citrus cake during the winter? It’s a Yuzu ricotta cake with generous sprinkle of premium NZ pine nuts! I also added to my cake olive oil […]
Quick and easy orange, date and kombucha scones
Last summer we have traveled a lot across the country. And one beautiful morning ordering coffee in one very lovely cafe I found such delicious scones. I realized that I should do some research and get the recipe, but didn’t find something that even close. So I decided to create […]
Autumn sun. Pumpkin Polenta Ricotta Cake. Gluten-free.
A nice and cosy autumn cake that warms the cockles of our heart. This is my daughter’s favorite cake. She loves to eat it for breakfast, I love to prepare it in evening before, it’s so quick and easy. The recipe was born many years ago and has been inspired […]
30 Citrus recipes with lemon, orange, yuzu, mandarin, tangelo and lime.
Light and Fluffy Lemon Ricotta Waffles with Poppy Seeds. These lemon ricotta waffles are fluffy and tender with the delicate crunch of poppy seeds. There is no better dessert than tasty waffles drizzled with honey and lemon juice. Get the recipe here. 2. Blood orange crepes Suzette. Retro classic with […]
Attention: Adults-only Dessert. Affogato. Only 3 Ingredients Required.
Continuing the theme of my previous post. Affogato. Famous Italian dessert. Dessert, liquor and a little kick of caffeine, all in one. It’s cold and hot, sweet and nutty, and feels like a real firework of flavours in your mouth. The recipe is super easy. Just place two scoops of vanilla […]
Attention: Adults-only Dessert. Homemade Bounty Bonbons with Coffee Liquor Kahlúa.
Melting in your mouth bounty bonbons with some extra zing. Hope you will enjoy this amazing coconut-coffee flavour filling. The best advice I got from my culinary school teacher was that wines and liquors a key ingredient in cooking. They lift the taste of the dish to the next level […]
Candied Yuzu Kamo Kamo Recipe + Bonus: Incredible Yuzu Cake Recipe
For those who asked me in my Instagram to share the recipe of candied kamo kamo with yuzu flavour. Here it is finally. Hope you will enjoy the flavour and texture. Try to serve it on cream cheese toast, or on homemade sourdough waffles topped with ricotta or add to […]
How to Make Hoshigaki Traditional Japanese Delicacy.
Are you familiar with hoshigaki, shockingly delicious, melting in your mouth amber coloured air-dried persimmon with a caramel flavour? These labour-intensive Japanese sweets made from peeled persimmon fruits hanged on strings and air-dried during the winter. The fruits are massaged during the drying process, it gives absolutely amazing mellow gelatinous […]
Cinnamon Apple Dutch Baby
Sticky cinnamon apples and fluffy Dutch baby combine to make this heavenly breakfast. A light fluffy Dutch baby also known as German pancake is simply a cross between pancake and Yorkshire pudding cooked in the oven! Learn how to make this quick and easy delicious breakfast treat and my family’s […]
Amazake. Fermented Japanese Rice Drink.
When one door closes, another opens… I haven’t been bored for a single day in lock down, because this is a great opportunity to learn more about fermentation processes. And improve your health. Fermented foods are rich in probiotic bacteria so by consuming fermented foods you are adding beneficial bacteria […]
Sourdough Waffles with Caramelized Pear and Maple Syrup
Continuing my sourdough adventures.I got a lot of sourdough discard this week. Another bonus of sourdough bread making, you can use the discarded sourdough starter for making these sourdoughs waffles. The best waffles I ever tried. Really! These sourdough waffles are crispy outside and super fluffy inside with lots of […]
Wholesome Seeded Banana Bread with Tahini and Olive oil. Dairy-free recipe.
Classic banana bread with a little twist. We worked hard on this recipe with my daughter trying to improve both the taste and the health benefits of classic banana bread. After a few attempts, we did it, hope you will enjoy this recipe too! This banana bread is: Full of […]
Healthy spiced pumpkin oatmeal pancakes with ginger honey.
Nothing says “morning” like homemade pancakes for breakfast. These warming spiced pumpkin oatmeal pancakes are probably the healthiest pancake recipe I’ve ever made! Making them is easier than you think. Serve pancakes with smooth and creamy white clover honey with ginger. TranzAlpineHoney has teamed up their organic NZ white clover […]
Vanilla Buckwheat Waffles with Organic Honey and Cacao. GF, Refined Sugar-free Recipe.
These gluten-free buckwheat waffles are fluffy and tender with the delicate touch of vanilla. Waffles are especially delicious when served with organic honey and cacao. TranzAlpineHoney has teamed up their organic NZ white clover honey with the tasty superfood organic raw cacao. Leave chocolate nut spreads and sauces at the […]
Strawberry Rhubarb Pandowdy.
Lazy-girl summer pudding with strawberry and rhubarb. Strawberry and rhubarb are a match made in heaven. Juicy, sweet strawberries and tangy rhubarb come together in this luscious dessert.
Aperol and Blood Orange Panna Cotta.
Impress your family and friends with this easy, but absolutely delicious dessert with Aperol. Ultra creamy vanilla Panna Cotta topped with a layer of bitter-sweet, tangy and deeply citrusy blood orange Aperol jelly. The results, needless to say, will melt in your mouth. Aperol is my secret ingredient here. A […]