• 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 à choux (choux pastry), the same dough used to prepare éclairs. 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 éclairs. 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 à choux (Choux pastry), the same dough that we use to prepare éclair shells. It’s…

  • desserts,  puddings

    Crème brûlée recipe

    Rich, creamy, vanilla flavored and absolutely delicious, crème brûlée 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 brûlée comes from French cuisine (according to others opinions it has English origins). Crème brûlée 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 brûlée with fresh fruits and/or whipped cream. In Romania we have several recipes of cakes made from crème brûlée and sponge cake or brownie. I…

  • main course,  pork

    Spice-crusted pork loin roast

    Juicy and very tender, packed with flavor an incredible easy to make, this spice-crusted pork loin roast became our family favorite. I have already made this recipe twice and my husband asked me to prepare this recipe every weekend :). This pork roast is very easy to prepare even if you have to prepare a large amount. You may use your favorite spices. First time I used red pepper which was a little sweet and incredible flavored. Second time I didn’t find red pepper and I used green pepper. Well, I’ve found out that green pepper is very hot and it seemed that something was missing from my pork roast…

  • Brioche, rolls,  desserts

    Walnut rolls

    You know how much I love cinnamon rolls, right? I could eat cinnamon rolls every day, without getting bored.But good news: I have a recipe which is much more delicious. I’m talking about walnuts rolls, an absolutely delicious Romanian recipe. It’s very similar to cinnamon rolls but instead of cinnamon the rolls are filled with walnuts. And there’s another delicious difference: the bottom is caramelized, sticky when the rolls are warm and crunchy when the rolls are cooled.These super delicious rolls are made from brioche dough and filled with butter, sugar and walnuts. You can also add some cinnamon :).To get that delicious caramelized bottom, you have to do 2…

  • cakes,  desserts

    Snickers slice recipe

    Soft and flaky cake made from whites and walnuts, sticky caramel, peanuts and 2 types of chocolate, black and white, this snickers slice is divine. I have to tell you though that if you are on diet, this snickers slice is a very bad idea because you won’t be able to control yourself and eat just one piece of cake. You will be tempted to eat the whole cake :). This snickers slice is also very easy to prepare. You have to bake a cake made from whites, walnuts, a bit of flour and sugar and that’s all you have to bake. The other layers are made from caramel, peanuts…

  • Brioche, rolls,  desserts

    Polish pretzels

    Soft, flaky, buttery, vanilla flavored and soaked in syrup, these Polish pretzels are the best! This recipe is very popular in Romania, it’s a very popular street food. You can find Polish pretzels in every bakery. And for good reason, because nothing compares to a warm Polish pretzel. These delicious pretzels are filled with a butter and vanilla sugar mixture. I actually was tempted to add also some cinnamon because I love cinnamon rolls :). But this is a different recipe and I decided to respect it. This pretzels are traditionally shaped into rings but you can also shape them into a German style pretzel. Baked Polish pretzels, while they…

  • appetizers and snacks,  vegan

    Homemade falafel recipe

    Crispy on the outside but tender on the inside, packed with flavor and yet very easy to prepare, these falafel became my favorite vegan dish. Falafel is a deep-fried ball or patty made from ground chickpeas, onions, garlic and spices. It’s very tasty and nourishing and, if you taste falafel for the first time, you won’t be able to say that there’s no meat :). I actually find these vegan chickpeas patties more satisfying than meat patties. Falafel is a traditional Middle Eastern food but today it is famous all over the world as street food. It’s very easy to prepare falafel but you need a food processor and dried…

  • salads

    Green beans salad with feta cheese and eggs

    Very tasty, packed with flavor and nourishing, this green beans salad with feta cheese and eggs makes the perfect choice for lunch or for a quick and easy dinner. You may serve this delicious salad as a starter or as a side dish but also as a main dish. This is also a quick and easy to make salad and you can use your favorite veggies. Cherry tomatoes, red bell pepper, green onions and olives go well with green beans. But you can also add to your salad carrots, peas, sweet corn, chickpeas, cucumbers or any other veggie you might like. As regarding the green beans, it can be fresh,…

  • beef,  main course

    Easy peas, ground beef and couscous skillet

    Do you know that feeling when you get home late and you have to cook dinner for your family? I do :). And I found out that is very easy to cook a delicious dinner using ground beef and frozen veggies. Couscous is also a good choice for a quick dinner but choose fine couscous (which is similar to bulgur) because it doesn’t need to be cooked. It just need hot water :). But let’s get back to our dinner. I’ve made a delicious combo of peas, ground beef and couscous, very tasty, quick and easy to make. Instead of peas, you may use your favorite veggies, fresh or frozen,…