• cakes,  desserts

    Brigadeiro cake

    Do you like Brigadeiros? I love those stiky, chocolate-caramel flavored candies, chewy on the inside and coated with chocolate sprinkles. So, I decided to make a cake, an absolutely delicious Brigadeiro cake. This Brigadeiro cake is quick and easy to make and yet so delicious that you can’t stop eating. It’s a delicious combo of chocolate sponge cake, condensed milk, chocolate and cocoa cream mixed with whipped cream and coated with chocolate sprinkles. Do you know that feeling when you want to make a cake and you don’t know how to decorate it?  Well, this problem is solved: chocolate sprinkles all over the cake. The chocolate sponge cake is very…

  • cakes,  desserts

    Chocolate sponge cake recipe

    Soft, flaky and incredibly easy to make, this chocolate sponge cake is every chocolate lover’s dream. All you need is these 4 ingredients: eggs, flour, sugar and cocoa. You may fill this cake with your favorite cream: chocolate or vanilla custard, nutella, butter cream or any other cream. To prepare this delicious chocolate sponge cake you have to follow the same steps as for plain sponge cake. The only difference is that you have to combine flour with cocoa. So, in this case the magic formula fir the perfect chocolate sponge cake is flour+cocoa+sugar=eggs (weight without shells). All the other rules are applicable and you have to respect them. You…

  • main course,  pork

    Mushroom and cheese stuffed pork roast

    Tender, juicy and flavorful this mushroom and cheese stuffed pork roast makes the perfect choice for a fancy dinner. It’s very easy to prepare with a handful of ingredients and my favorite part is that I can make a huge pork roast, enough to feed a crowd. To prepare this delicious pork roast I used boneless pork leg. You should choose a squarish piece of meat because it’s easier to fill and roll up. As regarding the mushrooms, I used fresh button mushrooms. As usually :). Mushrooms contain a huge amount of water and they have to be cooked until reduced, otherwise you’ll get a mushroom soup 🙂 Rolling up the…

  • chicken,  main course,  pasta

    Israeli pearl couscous with chicken and peas

    If you have to cook a quick and easy dinner, then you definitely have to cook something with couscous. It’s very tasty and easy to cook and you can make so many combos. There are several types of couscous but my favorite is Israeli pearl couscous which looks like very small peppercorns. To cook this type of couscous you start by toasting it for a few minutes and you get a wonderful flavor. You can combine couscous with veggies or meat or veggies and meat. I made couscous with chicken and peas and it was absolutely delicious and very filling. And it was ready in about 30 minutes 🙂 Even…

  • salads

    Tuna rice salad

    Simple and yet so flavorful, healthy and very nourishing, this tuna rice salad makes the perfect choice for a mid week lunch. It’s also quick and easy to prepare and you can set the table in about 30 minutes. To prepare this delicious tuna rice salad you may use your favorite vegetables. I always use a combo of fresh and cooked vegetables to obtain different flavors and different textures. I always use olives, peas and red bell pepper because they are great along with rice and sweet corn goes great with tuna. I also added cherry tomatoes, red onion and fresh parsley for freshness. You can also add to you salad…