Cottage Cheese Cookies (Ukrainian: Syrne Pechyvo)

One of my favourite cookies of all time: cheesy, semi-sweet, flacky, crumbly and crunchy! They also can be savory if salt and spices are added instead of sugar (this variation likes even Nil, the cat!:))). As a part of the experiment, I didn’t add baking powder to these cookies, so they didn’t rise much. Usually…

Spiced Almond Pear Pie

This semi-sweet pear pie is one of those melting-in-your-mouth desserts. Its almond crust is super tender and crumbly, the pear filling is zesty and luscious. Tastes best on the second day when spices enhance the flavour even more. Despite not-so-pretty “dark” look the pie tastes heavenly:) Happy baking! Serves 6-8Takes 1 hr 35 mins (prep –…

German Spice Cookies (with walnuts & raisins)

A festive German cookie recipe for spicy cookie lovers! It’s very simple and contains no butter or shortening. The next day these cookies taste only better! Experiment with spices, nuts and dried fruit, create your own favourite variation:) Happy baking!Takes 35 mins (prep – 25 mins, baking – 10 mins) + cooling 10 minsMakes 18…

Quince Pie ♥

Today I’d like to write about semi-forgotten and unpopular – quince! It’s neither an apple nor a pear. Quince is an absolutely unique and gorgeous fruit! The quince has been a part of many ancient cultures and known as a popular ingredient since medieval times. It has a firm flesh, fuzzy skin and slightly astringent…

Gingery Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies

Holidays are coming and it’s great to have a few delicious and simple cookie recipes at hand:) I’ve already tested some and would love to share them on the blog. This recipe delivers quite a traditional outcome: buttery, oaty and slightly chocolatey cookies. What makes them special is a seriously spicy kick of ginger! To warm up…

Coconut Banana Bread with Chia (gluten-free)

Last week in the absence of any regular flour I was making this bread for my friend. Fantasizing all the way through, I tried to figure out where it would take me. The fantasy resulted into an incredibly fragrant, moist and spongy loaf of banana coconut bread! People’s feedback is always a kind of confirmation…

Rice Corn & Coconut Flour Cookies (gluten-free)

Looks like making gluten-free cookies for a child becomes my weekly tradition. I don’t mind! Just enjoying baking new yummy things so much! In this recipe a combination of rice, corn and coconut flours magically turns butter-free dough into the crisp, shortbread-like cookies. Happy baking!:) Makes a few dozen of cookies (2 regular trays) Takes…

Lemon Tart ♥

Tarts can be considered as one of the most delicate desserts. They require certain skills and I’d say even mastery! My love for tarts is endless, but making them always takes time and patience. I’d write the whole post on tarts, sharing the tips that are important to follow, and intricacies of the process discovered during…

Chocolate Orange Tart ♥

A special treat for chocoholics! Rich, bittersweet, chocolatey! Made for my sister Sue who had a birthday this week ♥ This tart is a combination of melting-in-your-mouth souffle-like chocolate filling and a tender chocolate nutty crust. The cooking process takes a while and requires a lot of patience but it’s absolutely worth it! Happy baking!:)…

Spicey & Gingery Pear Cake (vegan)

Today I’m excited to introduce one fantastic vegan cake by Ally, one of the collaborators of our Vegan Challenge organized in September by Nicolas www.blogtasticfood.com (again, I’m very grateful for this inspiring collaboration!). I’ve altered Ally’s recipe a little bit, the original one with a video tutorial can be found here. This cake amazed me by its incredible…

Wholegrain Banana Bread with Walnuts

This super fragrant and nutty loaf of  banana bread is great for breakfast or brunch. A variation of a classic recipe that includes wholegrain wheat flour, unrefined sugar, honey and spices. It’s easy-to-make and very, very delicious! I’ve overbaked it for 5 minutes. It’s important to accept and practice imperfectness in life:)(: Happy Baking!:) Takes 50 mins…

Coconut & Rice Flour Cookies (gluten-free)

The new gluten-free cookie recipe, developed and tried out this week. It turns out that coconut flour does a miracle to baking goods in a way of texture, flavour and healthiness. It can make gluten-free cookies crunchy and perfectly shaped. Beyond that, all coconut-derived ingredients such as oil, sugar, milk, creme, flakes, is a fantastic and…