Monday, July 22, 2013

angel food cake

I was horrified. I had to bake a cake with no egg yolks, no butter, nothing. Angel Food Cake. My first reaction? You have to be supernatural to get it right. Yes, it tasted differently than any cake I have tasted before, but once you get the hang of it, this thins is like meringue getting married to a cake, skipping all the calories and being as soft as foam. It's amazing. It truly, wholeheartedly is. Give it a go. Just so you don't end up wondering what that thing is really all about. 

Sunday, July 14, 2013

oatmeal cranberry cookies

When you taste something delicious, you need the recipe. So I had to ask Ioanna of Pasta Flora to share it with me. She has the best recipes to share. 
When life goes bad you need the sugar, so you need to get yourself int he kitchen and bake something for your heart and soul. 
When in doubt bake cookies. And eat them all, until you are full and all you can think of is how full you are and nothing else but that.
When done with the cookies, just pick yourself up and walk. And that's how life goes on. 

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

kid's white chocolate cake

So things have been rough lately. But I won’t be wining on this post. I will give you a remedy my friend. Despite the reduced salaries, the fights, the disappointments, the frustration, the lack of money for much needed holiday, there is still baking for you. Had you forgotten? Oh, but the smell of the butter coming out of your oven and filling your kitchen, the white chocolate. How long has it been since you last had white chocolate? It helps, I tell you. It slowly runs through your veins and pats you on the back. It’s true. And how about a child’s laughter? Doesn't that help as well? How about baking a white chocolate cake for the kids? Maybe you can even leave the food styling to them. That helps too.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

banoffee to get you out of (almost) everything

So, yes I have been a lazy blogger. But I decided to spend my days consuming food – and then hitting the gym and running on the treadmill until I reach the level of almost passing out. After all, I don’t think anyone can say that they prefer being served delicious cakes to being the one that bakes them and cleans up the kitchen afterwards.
Since it’s almost summer, and the temperature is above the levels it should be, I went for a recipe that requires almost no heat, and no baking whatsoever.
I have always been the one to declare that I hate fruit in my desert. I love fruit in general, just not mixed with sugar. That was until I decided to try out a banoffee recipe I found online. You simply must try this. I have become a pro at making banoffees, I make them for birthdays and as a thank you gesture and as a you’re a great friend, have some desert gesture. Banoffee is the desert that takes you out of almost any situation you get yourself into.
Try it out. Forget about the calories. Life is too short to care about calories.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

a lazy blogger

i know i have been a lazy blogger. that's about to change. 
till then, here is a list of the 10 most delicious christmas recipes, made by my lovely friend pasta flora.
i took the pictures, i ate the desert, she made the list... and baked the cake.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

tomato jam

Summer was long. And my garden is thriving - well, was... tomato season is over and I am stuck with so many of them. I am canning them and will be turning them into great soups to keep me warm when the temperature drops, I am cooking them.... I feel just like Baba on Forrest Gump with this never ending ways of serving shrimps. But, this year I said I would also go with something different for a change. I would turn my tomatoes into jam. That's right tomato jam! Served with cheese or meat balls or even adding it in your salad sounds good enough for me :) I found the recipe through the New Yorker somewhere, somehow. And it's totally worth copying. Enjoy :)

Sunday, June 24, 2012

church cake

Every Saturday I go to church. I am Christian, haven’t I told you? Well, we all gather and have some coffee before we get started with singing and studying. This Saturday it was my turn to do the baking. And even though it’s super hot outside, I went for chocolate. It’s for the kids, the kids at the church always love chocolate. I do too. This recipe comes from the long gone years of my childhood. Every single birthday party, mine or a friend’s, had to have that cake in the menu. I think it’s one of the cakes I have baked the most, but for some reason I haven’t shared the recipe with you until now. Yes, I waited until it got 40’C to share with you a chocolate cake recipe. This is what you call a sweet tooth. Hopefully I will produce much more delicious food this month. I know I have left stress free, relaxing and seriously soul healing cooking behind, but it’s about time I changed my schedule and daily routine and baked some more. 
Enjoy! xx*