• cakes,  desserts

    Banana raisin cake

    Banana, cinnamon, raisins and some chocolate sauce… Mmmm, sounds amazing, right? Well, it tastes even better. This banana raisin cake is super delicious and very easy to prepare with a handful of ingredients. This banana raisin cake may be an excellent snack or dessert for kids because I didn’t add sugar into the batter. The sweetness comes from the bananas and raisins. Of course, you must use overripe bananas! Instead of raisins you may add other dried fruits or a few tablespoons of honey. This banana raisin cake is not a very sweet cake but if you want more sweetness, you may top the cake with cream cheese frosting or…

  • 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…

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    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…

  • 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…

  • cakes,  desserts

    After Eight cake

    Mint and chocolate…  Mmm, what a great combo! I don’t know who had this wonderful idea, but it must have been a genius :). My husband loves those tiny mint chocolates “after eight”. So, I decided to make a special cake for him: After Eight cake. This cake is a super delicious combo of flaky cocoa cake, mint flavored filling and dark chocolate. I’m already salivating :). This After Eight cake is also quick and easy to prepare and very refreshing. For the mint flavor I used mint syrup which was colorless. So I added some food coloring. Add as much as you need to achieve the desired color. After…

  • cakes,  desserts

    Vanilla custard slice

    This vanilla custard slice is a very popular Romanian dessert. It is made with vanilla custard and puff pastry and, optional, with whipped cream. It’s an absolutely delicious dessert, an incredible combo of creamy, sweet, vanilla flavored filling and crispy and crumbly puff pastry. This vanilla custard slice is also incredible easy to make, of course, if you decide to use  commercial puff pastry. You also have the possibility to prepare puff pastry from scratch but it takes a lot of time. I have to admit that I prefer the faster and easier way: I call my husband and ask him to buy a pack of frozen puff pastry :).…