• desserts,  pies

    Yogurt pie with phyllo dough

    I love pies, no matter what the filling is, sweet or savory. I already posted some Greek pies with phyllo dough: Spanakopita (Greek spinach and fete pie) and Kolokithopita (Greek zucchini and feta pie). This yogurt pie with phyllo dough is rather Romanian than Greek, or at least is more popular in Romania :). Anyway, the origins aren’t very important but the taste is absolutely divine. This pie is a delicious combo of crispy phyllo dough and creamy, vanilla flavored yogurt filling. And, of course, there’s raisins, because I love them. If you don’t like raisins you can replace them with cherries, sour cherries, raspberries or something similar. This yogurt…

  • Brioche, rolls,  desserts

    Cinnamon swirl bread recipe

    Soft, fluffy and packed with flavor, this homemade cinnamon swirl bread is my family’s favorite. It’s so simple and yet so incredible yummy. The filling is what makes the difference, a gooey and delicious filling made with butter, cinnamon and sugar. It’s like a huge cinnamon roll :). And you know how much I love cinnamon rolls. This delicious cinnamon swirl bread makes the perfect choice for breakfast, for dessert or for an after school snack. It’s very easy to prepare and do you know what is the most difficult part of this recipe? Waiting :). Waiting for the dough to rise and waiting for the cinnamon swirl bread to…

  • Brioche, rolls,  desserts

    Pumpkin cinnamon rolls

    Soft, flaky and packed with flavor, these pumpkin cinnamon rolls are the best! They’re absolutely divine! 🙂 As a food blogger, I’ve tested so many recipes and I can tell you for sure that you’re going to love this pumpkin cinnamon rolls recipe. The pumpkin flavor is very subtle and blends perfectly with the cinnamon swirl filling. If you don’t know, you won’t guess there’s pumpkin :). So, even though you’re not a pumpkin lover, you should try these delicious pumpkin cinnamon rolls. To prepare this recipe you need pumpkin puree. It’s OK to use canned pumpkin puree but, if you have some extra time, I recommend to prepare it…

  • desserts,  vegan

    Homemade pumpkin puree

    Make pumpkin puree from scratch is incredibly easy and all you need is pumpkin :). I prefer homemade food because is fresh, tasty and healthy. It’s true, I don’t have time to make pumpkin puree every time I need it, but, when I have enough time, I prefer to make it myself rather than to buy it from the store. You have the possibility to prepare a large amount of pumpkin puree and keep it into the refrigerator for a few days – up to one week, or into the freezer for up to 3 months. To prepare pumpkin puree you can use any kind of pumpkin but there will…

  • cakes,  desserts

    Romanian crustless cheesecake

    In Romania we have a traditional cheesecake called “pasca” made from a sweet bread crust and filled with sweet cheese and raisins. We have also a delicious sweet cheese and raisin pie which is similar to a sweet shortcrust pastry filled with cheese. These are both absolutely delicious desserts , but what I love most is the filling. So, I’ve made a delicious crustless cheesecake, flavorful and loaded with raisins. To prepare this cheese cake you need quark cheese which is similar to our “sweet cheese”. This is also a quick and easy to make cheesecake. All you have to do is to combine all the ingredients, pour the batter…

  • desserts,  puddings

    Chocolate pudding

    Creamy, flavorful and comforting chocolate pudding is simply the best dessert. I could never say no to a cup of chocolate pudding.And it’s also quick and incredibly easy to make from scratch. All you have to do is to mix all the ingredients and to cook until thickened.Chocolate pudding makes the perfect treat no matter the season. A bowl of warm chocolate pudding will warm your soul in a cold winter day. Chocolate pudding makes also the perfect summer treat served cold, topped with fresh fruits or whipping cream.You can also add nuts, raisins or rolled oats. Use your imagination, there’s no limit! Ingredients for chocolate pudding: – 600 ml…

  • desserts

    Homemade sweetened condensed milk recipe

    Did you know that you can prepare sweetened condensed milk at home, from scratch, using only 2 ingredients? And no special skills or special instruments required :). All you need is milk, sugar, a pot and a stove. It’s very easy to prepare: just combine the milk and the sugar and cook until thickened and reduced. You can use homemade sweetened condensed milk for your morning coffee, for cakes, cookies, candies, doughnuts, ice cream and many other goodies. The advantage of this recipe is that you can prepare the amount you need. In Romania we can find sweetened condensed milk only in a few supermarkets and only 397 gr (14…

  • cookies,  desserts,  vegan

    Apple and raisin vegan cookies

    Vanilla and cinnamon flavored, tender, easy to make and yet vegan, these apple and raisin cookies are so delicious that you won’t be able to stop eating  You have to cook the apples before adding them to the batter. Then mix all the ingredients, shape the cookies and bake. It’s very easy. I love these apple and raisin vegan cookies, although I’m not a vegetarian. They are absolutely delicious. You really have to try them! Ingredients for apple and raisin vegan cookies 250 gr (1 cup and 1 tablespoon) flour 100 ml (1/4 cup and 3 tablespoons) vegetable oil 50 ml (3 tablespoons and 1 teaspoon) water 1/2 teaspoon baking…

  • cakes,  desserts

    Diplomat cake

    No bake, very easy to make and absolutely delicious, Diplomat cake is the most popular cake in Romania. It’s a wonderful combination of vanilla cream, whipped cream, fruits, and ladyfingers.To prepare this cake I used a 25cm diameter pot. I made an upside down cake. If you use a loose base cake tin, start assembling the cake with the ladyfingers layer.After preparation, you must refrigerate the Diplomat cake for at least 6 hours. Over night is even better. Ingredients for Diplomat cake (25cm diameter)   Note: metric and USA  measurements– 500 ml (2 cups and 2 tablespoons) milk– 500 ml (2 cups and 2 tablespoons) whipping cream– 4 egg yolks–…

  • Brioche, rolls,  desserts

    Black and white crescent rolls

    These black and white crescent rolls are, definitely, the prettiest and also the most delicious crescent rolls. They are soft and flaky, vanilla and cocoa flavored and topped with sugar syrup. To prepare these delicious black and white crescent rolls you have to prepare 2 doughs: one regular dough and for the other one you replace 50 grams of flour with 50 grams of cocoa powder. Then you have to roll the dough into circles and overlap one black and one white circle. Then cut into triangles and roll. It’s very easy. The rolls are very tasty and don’t need filling. After you remove the rolls from the oven, while…