• cakes,  desserts

    Chocolate zucchini slice

    This chocolate zucchini slice is amazing! Soft, moist, rich and packed with flavor (not any flavor, I’m talking about chocolate and cinnamon flavor!) this chocolate zucchini slice is sooo goood… I mean it’s yummylicios 🙂 But what makes this cake so special? The answer is simple: zucchini. Zucchini in a cake may sound weird but you have to trust me: zucchini bring that special moisture to this cake. And not only the zucchini have this special effect on cakes. Carrots, apples or bananas are other examples of veggies/fruits which you can add to your dessert for extra moisture. And the best part of this chocolate zucchini slice is that you…

  • salads,  vegan

    Lentil zucchini salad

    Very tasty, nourishing and satisfying, this lentil zucchini salad became one of my favorite salads. It’s absolutely delicious and easy to prepare with a handful ingredients. For this salad I cooked lentils for the first time. I mean I ate lentils many times but I never cooked them. My mom did :). So, I was really surprised how incredible easy is to cook lentils. I use to cook dried beans which must be soaked over night and cooked for hours. As regarding the lentils, you don’t have to soak them and they need to be cooked for about 20-30 minutes (until cooked through). And, as a plus, lentils are much…

  • desserts

    Profiteroles – with vanilla pastry cream, ice cream and chocolate sauce

    Soft and flaky choux filled with cold vanilla pastry cream and topped with ice cream and chocolate… Mmm, these profiteroles make the perfect summer treat! Profiteroles are French pastry balls filled with vanilla pastry cream or whipped cream and usually topped with chocolate sauce or dusted with sugar. Profiteroles are made from pâte Ă  choux (choux pastry), the same dough used to prepare Ă©clairs. It is made from flour, eggs, butter and water/milk (or half water and half milk). The batter can also be made using vegetable oil instead of butter. The choux are fluffy and airy but I think they are a little drier than the ones made with butter.…

  • cakes,  desserts

    Éclair cake recipe

    Super delicious, creamy, appetizing and easy to prepare, this Éclair cake is a real hit. It makes the perfect choice for parties but also for a family weekend dinner. I love éclairs and I was very happy to find this recipe because it gathers all the good parts of Ă©clairs. This Éclair cake has a thin crust, plenty of vanilla custard, chocolate and whipped cream. It’s a delight! :). And if you don’t like vanilla custard you can replace it with chocolate custard, caramel custard or coffee custard. Make your favorite combo. The crust is made from pâte Ă  choux (Choux pastry), the same dough that we use to prepare Ă©clair shells. It’s…

  • desserts,  puddings

    Crème brûlée recipe

    Rich, creamy, vanilla flavored and absolutely delicious, crème brĂ»lĂ©e is the best dessert. It’s incredibly easy to prepare with a handful of ingredients and so yummy that you won’t be able to stop eating:). This delicious crème brĂ»lĂ©e comes from French cuisine (according to others opinions it has English origins). Crème brĂ»lĂ©e is actually a thick and rich custard topped with delicious caramel. Traditionally it is vanilla flavored but you can add your favorite flavor or 1-2 teaspoons of instant coffee. You can also top your crème brĂ»lĂ©e with fresh fruits and/or whipped cream. In Romania we have several recipes of cakes made from crème brĂ»lĂ©e and sponge cake or brownie. I…