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Hot Chocolate- Spanish Style

Hot Chocolate- Spanish Style

If you go visit Spain you HAVE to try the Hot Chocolate or Chocolate a la taza. I mean, you really have to! There is no restaurant or bar that would not have it and it is one of the most delicious things I tried while on vacation in Spain this year for holidays. You […]

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Apple Pie With Walnuts, Raisins And Candied Orange Peel

Apple Pie With Walnuts, Raisins And Candied Orange Peel

This recipe of Apple Pie with Walnuts, raisins and candied orange peel is a hybrid between the traditional American apple pie and the Romanian style. The result is an elegant, full of flavors pie that will bring joy to you and your guests. I cook and bake and cannot help myself to not put the […]

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Old Gingerbread Recipe with Linden Tea

Old Gingerbread Recipe with Linden Tea

This Gingerbread with Linden Tea recipe  is a very old Romanian treasure, a forgotten recipe that needs to be brought to the light. It is one of these recipes you find in your grandmother’s recipe book that nobody uses anymore. My awesome friend, Alexandra, gave it to me some time ago and I decided to […]

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Chocolate Mousse and Praline Entremet

Chocolate Mousse and Praline Entremet

Last week was my husband’s birthday so I attempted to make him an entremet. For the ones who do not know what an entremet is, the Wikipedia explains it: an entremet is a multi-layered mousse-based cake with various complementary flavors and varying textural contrasts. Yes, sounds fancy and very European but it is also very delicious. […]

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Apricot and Sour Cream Scones

Apricot and Sour Cream Scones

  Another recipe from Tea Time Magazine. I am in love with their recipes and since I am trying to learn a little bit more about American baking, I had to try few of them. This recipe of Apricot and Sour Cream Scones caught my attention because of the simplicity of it. Also, the flavors […]

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Bacon Chocolate Truffles

Bacon Chocolate Truffles

So, yeah…bacon chocolate truffles…After a week of pulling stuff out of boxes, cleaning, moving furniture and settling in our new home, I had to get in the kitchen and make these naughty, delicious, melting in your mouth truffles…No, I am not ashamed for loving bacon and chocolate together. If you never had the combination, you […]

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Apple Pie- Romanian Style

Apple Pie- Romanian Style

  This apple pie, Romanian style recipe reminds me of the apple pie I grew up with. This very “cakey” dough has apples in the middle,  tossed in cinnamon and sugar. The pie is dusted with powder sugar, cut in squares and served with coffee or tea. Delicious! Recipe at the bottom of the page. […]

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Chocolate Ganache Meringue Torte

Chocolate Ganache Meringue Torte

Chocolate ganache meringue torte is one of my favorite tortes out there. Easy to make, delicate and elegant is definitely a good choice for any romantic dinner. I used the term “torte”, but I do realize that not everyone knows what a torte is. Well, a torte is a multilayered cake that can be filled […]

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Farmers Cheese Cake With Lemon And Coconut

Farmers Cheese Cake With Lemon And Coconut

Farmers Cheese Cake with Lemon and Coconut is a very old recipe that I own since for ever. I made it several times for parties, potlucks, special occasions or just for Sunday afternoon dinners. It is a Romanian recipe. The recipe uses lemon juice and lemon zest in a cream made with farmers cheese, butter, lemon […]

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Coffee Buttercream Frosting Cake

Coffee Buttercream Frosting Cake

  This coffee buttercream frosting cake is, again, very easy to make. The cake is made with flour and walnuts, and the frosting is buttercream flavored with instant coffee. It is not very sweet and believe me, it is delicious! You will need:  For the cake: 6 eggs separated 3 Tbsp flour 10 Tbsp sugar […]

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