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…

Seaweed Rice Muffins with Tofu (gluten-free)

“Dandelion wine. The words were summer on the tongue. The wine was summer caught and stoppered”. Ray Bradbury’s words made me recently ponder over how to “preserve” the SEA. How to create something that would taste like the Sea ♥ And today I’ve eventually realized this lingering idea by making the SeaWeed muffins! Seaweed in…

Quiche with Cauliflower, Tomatoes, Сourgette & Feta

A Quiche! Sunny like turmeric:) Full of colourful veggies, herbs and tender feta cheese. Some other Quiche variations also can be found here: Mushroom Cheese & Pea Quiche Spinach Feta Quiche Caramelized Onion Tart (tart or quiche, plainly with onion) Happy cooking!:) Serves 8-10 Takes 1 hr 50 mins (prep – 30 mins, cooling of…

Raspberry Pie (Tart)

The pie I baked for my mum♥ Basically it represents what I love most in baked goods – lots of fruit and a just little of dough. The pie shell and cookies on top are thin, and the filling is intense and just impossibly delicious. Raspberries can be replaced by cherries, brambles, blue-/bilberries, apples, black and…

Coconut Corn Flour Cookies with Carrot (gluten-free)

Take #4 of gluten-free cookies. This time with carrot flavour and chickpea flour. Chickpea flour absorbs the liquids well, whatever you cook with it. Thus in this recipe it’s important not to overdo with flour (of any type) and kneading the dough. It’s better to leave the dough sticky and place to chill. And even…

Orange Scones with Sea Buckthorn

The variation of Scones synthesized this week after picking up some sea buckthorn/sandthorn. These berries I’ve collected really by the sea:) So, to make scones as yellow as possible, I’ve added corn flour and orange zest (fresh and dried). And the bright berries just complemented this composition:) The berries of sea buckthorn add some occasional…