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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Easy homemade labneh cheese with De Winkel Yoghurt, honey, orange blossom water, pistachios and macerated mandarins.
Serve it as a dip on a cheese platter. Or as a killer dessert for breakfast, rich in protein and vitamin C. It’s great on bagels, toast, or crackers as well. Thanks to De Winkel I’ve been able to get involved in September’s fantastic Bee Aware Month NZ! I’m so honoured […]
This unique cheesecake is light, creamy, airy, full of pumpkin flavour, lightly sweetened, and perfectly spiced with freshly ground spices.The ricotta cheese gives this cake a unique flavour and makes it light and fluffy. Ricotta cheesecake is much lighter than a traditional cream cheese cheesecake.Forgot everything you thought you knew […]
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. Ordinary waffles are too heavy and boring for me so I’m always looking for fun new recipes to try. This is […]
Our family’s all-time favourite Carrot Cake. A moist and flavourful, loaded with grated carrots, dried fruits and nuts. The blackstrap molasses works so well here. It gives a super moist texture and makes the taste richer. The sour cream frosting is a tangy, light and airy. This time I decided […]
Retro classic with a little twist. Crepes Suzette is a famous French dessert, crepe soaked in the orange-infused butter sauce and later flambéed. You can make this amazing dessert in your kitchen.
As you know, I’m a big fan of French Galette. It’s quick, easy and versatile. A galette is a French pastry similar to a tart or a pie, it’s essentially pastry dough wrapped over a filling. These crunchy edges, they are absolutely delicious. You can create thousands and thousands of […]
Enjoy this refreshing summer dessert. Limoncello works beautifully in desserts, creating a bright, summery citrus flavour. Limoncello is a sweet Italian liqueur with fresh lemon, citrus flavour that is well balanced between sweetness and alcohol. Panna cotta, a molded chilled dessert popular throughout Italy, is easy to make and can […]
Mind-blowing summer dessert that take less than 10 minutes. Don’t miss a chance to indulge your family with this delicious classic dessert. Cut the strawberries, drizzle with honey/syrup or sprinkle with a little powdered sugar. Drizzle with some good quality balsamic vinegar ( real Modena balsamic is so good👌) and marinate […]