• Brioche, rolls,  desserts

    Jam and walnuts crescent rolls (video recipe)

    So tender that they simply melt into your mouth, these jam and walnuts crescent rolls are definitely a must try recipe! These crescent rolls are flaky and very tender, filled with a sweet and a little sourish mixture of jam and ground walnuts and coated with powdered sugar. Mmmm, delightful! These jam and walnuts crescent rolls are very popular in Romania. They are one of our favorite desserts in winter time, especially for Christmas. It’s our winter favorite sweet treat because we have our kitchens stuffed with jam and walnuts :). You may use your favorite jam or instead of jam and walnuts you may use Turkish delight. These jam…

  • cakes,  desserts,  Uncategorized

    Jam and walnuts bars (video recipe)

    My dear friends, I have to tell you from the beginning that this recipe is a keeper! These jam and walnuts bars are a super delicious combo of crumbly crust, flavored jam and crunchy walnuts. Also these bars are very easy to prepare with affordable ingredients. These jam and walnuts bars are very popular in Romania. In summer time we have as main activity to make jam. It’s like a national sport :). We start with strawberry, cherry and sour cherry jam, we continue with apricot jam  and we end with prunes, apple and quince jam. Every housewife makes tens of jars of jam. At least :). And what can…

  • cakes,  desserts

    Zebra (marble) loaf cake (video recipe)

    Soft, flaky, super delicious and super easy to prepare, this zebra (marble) loaf cake is one of my favorite desserts. Also this black and white loaf cake is very appetizing and cute and yet very simple and easy to prepare with a handful of ingredients. It’s very famous in Romania :). Today I want to share my recipe with you and show you how to make this pretty zebra (marble) loaf cake. It’s very easy! As I was saying, to prepare this zebra loaf cake you need a handful of ingredients: eggs, flour, sugar, cocoa powder, vegetable oil, a pinch of salt, baking powder and vanilla essence. These are affordable…

  • cupcakes,  desserts

    Chocolate cupcakes (video recipe)

    Hello, chocolate lovers! I have a wonderful recipe for you: chocolate cupcakes. Yummy! I have to tell you that I’m a chocolate lover myself and I’ve tested quite a few chocolate recipes. I mean I know what I’m talking about :). These chocolate cupcakes are a hit and you definitely have to give them a try! These chocolate cupcakes are like tiny cakes and I feel like Alice in Wonderland when I eat them. They are so small, cute and super delicious! Soft and flaky cake, topped with a lot of chocolate ganache and some chocolate sprinkles…. Are you drooling? I am! And the good part is that these chocolate…

  • cakes,  desserts

    Lemon layer cake (Snow White cake) – video recipe

    Sweet and a little sourish, creamy, tender and super delicious, this lemon layer cake (Snow White cake) is a very famous Romanian cake and one of my favorites! In Romania this cake is known as Snow White cake but also as Lemon cake. This cake is so delicious, it’s like a fairy tale cake, so I prefer to call it Snow White cake. In Romania we make this cake for holidays, especially for Christmas. This lemon layer cake is topped with dried coconut flakes which look like snow. If you like chocolate, you may replace the coconut flakes with grated white chocolate. To prepare this cake you need a handful…

  • desserts

    Chocolate ganache (video recipe)

    Thick, creamy and super delicious, this chocolate ganache recipe is a must have for any chocolate lover. And it’s so incredibly easy to prepare with only 2 ingredients: heavy cream and dark chocolate. Ganache is a mixture of chocolate and heavy cream in equal parts by weight, melted together. You may warm the cream first and pour it over the finely chopped chocolate or you may use the bain – marie method. I used bain-marie method and you have all the information you need below. I’ve also tested the first method but I had the surprise to find unmelted pieces of chocolate into the cooled heavy cream. So, I prefer…

  • cookies,  desserts

    Raisin cookies (video recipe)

    Tender, vanilla flavored and absolutely delicious, these raisin cookies are my childhood favorite sweet treat. These raisin cookies are very popular in Romania. Actually I think they are the most popular. The reason is very simple: these raisin cookies are incredibly easy to prepare with a handful of affordable ingredients. And you don’t need any special instruments or skills :). All you need is a bowl and a hand mixer or a wooden spoon. And, of course, you need an oven to bake the cookies. I remember that a few years ago I’ve made raisin cookies for a school Christmas party with super delicious cakes, pies, cookies and candies. My…

  • cakes,  desserts

    Chocolate biscuit cake (video recipe)

    So simple and yet so delicious and appetizing, this chocolate biscuit cake is awesome and you definitely have to try it! And the greatest part of this recipe: it’s a no bake recipe :). I’ve made this chocolate biscuit cake for my youngest son 6th anniversary and this is actually his recipe. He chose the ingredients and I can say he made a good choice. This cake was absolutely delicious! This chocolate biscuit cake is made from 3 layers. The first layer, the base, is made from plain biscuits broken into small pieces and a syrup made from sugar, cocoa powder, water, butter and vanilla or rum flavor. You have…

  • Candies,  desserts

    Chocolate truffles (video recipe)

    Soft, flavorful and coated with cocoa powder, chocolate sprinkles or nuts, these chocolate truffles make the perfect sweet treat. I’m a chocolate lover and I can tell you that this chocolate truffles recipe is a keeper. But be carreful, you may become addicted! :). These chocolate truffles are also easy to prepare with only 2 ingredients (dark chocolate and whipping/heavy cream) plus coating. Although this recipe is very easy to prepare there are a few tricks. You have to melt chocolate and whipping cream and allow to cool. The trick is to obtain a firm but workable mixture. If the mixture is to hard, you won’t be able to shape…

  • desserts,  pies

    Vanilla cream puff pastry cups (video recipe)

    When my kids saw these vanilla cream puff pastry cups their reaction was: “Wow! How pretty they are! Can we eat them?” :). Flaky, tender and so flavorful, these vanilla cream puff pastry cups are almost too cute to be eaten. But they also smell so good that you’ll pass over their cuteness and after the first bite you won’t be able to stop eating. These vanilla cream puff pastry cups are also incredibly easy to prepare. As I was saying in the meat stuffed puff pastry cups recipe, I prefer to use store-bought puff pastry because I save a lot of time. Vanilla pastry cream is very easy to…