Desserts

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 […]

 

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 […]

 

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 […]

 

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 […]

 

Easy lemon posset with strawberry.

Cool and refreshing summer dessert with a luxuriously creamy texture and bright lemon flavour. Best served with fresh strawberry and crushed biscuits.Lemon posset is a dessert made from cream curdled by lemon juice, it has a texture which is a cross between a lush custard and silky lemon curd. A […]

 

Lemon Lavender Cake with Honey Syrup

A refreshing light cake made with aromatic lemon zest and olive oil with a light touch of lavender and floral honey. Did you know you can use lavender in your cooking? I really like how the flavour of lavender plays with lemon, vanilla and honey. Aromatic and floral, lavender is […]

 

Super Rich and Moist Three-Ginger and Pear Cake.

This easy pear and three-ginger cake is quick to make, light and really moist. Three kinds of ginger make the taste is very deep and rich. The freshly pressed ginger juice gives freshness, the ginger powder adds some warming spicy taste, the crystallized ginger adds more ginger flavour and texture […]