• 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…

  • cakes,  desserts

    Fruit yogurt cake

    So refreshing and flavorful, this delicious fruit yogurt cake makes the perfect summer treat. And it’s so incredibly easy to make :). This wonderful cake is made from plain yogurt, whipped cream and fruits, with a lady fingers base. So, you don’t have to bake anything and that’s a big plus in summer time, right? 🙂 You have though to use the stove for a few minutes to melt the gelatin. As regarding the fruits, I used apricots and peaches but you may use your favorite fruits. You may use fresh or canned fruits. Pay attention though to papaya, pineapple and kiwi because they don’t get along very well with…

  • cakes,  desserts

    Caramel-apple upside-down cake

    Soft and flaky sponge cake and apples soaked in caramel sauce… This caramel-apple upside down cake is absolutely delicious. It’s the perfect apple cake! It’s a gorgeous cake, flavorful and yet easy to make with a handful of ingredients. You have to start by caramelizing the sugar directly into the baking dish you are going to bake the cake. Allow to cool and place apple slices on top. Bake for about 20 minutes and, meanwhile, prepare the sponge cake. Remove the apples form the oven, pour in the batter and bake for another 30 minutes. It’s a very simple and easy to prepare cake and you have to give it…

  • Brioche, rolls,  desserts

    Cinnamon rolls recipe

    Incredibly soft, fluffy and flavorful, these are the best cinnamon rolls! Once you try this recipe, you’ll never go back to any other one! These cinnamon rolls are absolutely delicious and yet easy to make with a handful of ingredients. To obtain that incredibly fluffy texture you don’t need any magic ingredient but you have to follow a few steps. I’ll give you some tips for the perfect cinnamon rolls. 1. Use fresh yeast. Dried yeast goes well also, but for better results use fresh yeast. 2. Use only egg yolks. The whites make the dough a little bit harder. 3. Kneading the is very important. If you have a…

  • Brioche, rolls,  desserts

    Chocolate custard filled crescent rolls

    Soft, flaky, vanilla flavored crescent rolls filled with creamy chocolate custard, a lot of chocolate custard… Mmmm, what a delight! 🙂 These crescent rolls are absolutely delicious and you have to give them a try! The dough is easy to prepare: mix together melted butter, lukewarm milk, sugar, 1 egg yolk, a pinch of salt and fresh yeast, then add the flour, gradually, and knead until incorporated. For better results I recommend you to use fresh yeast, but dried yeast goes well also. The chocolate custard is also easy to make with a handful of ingredients. You have to mix the sugar and the egg, add the flour, a few…