Any nuts together with chocolate is a win. And so is this cake. But it’s not the nut and chocolate combo that makes this cake divine – there is also the moisture that comes with pear!
Pulla means “bun” in Finnish. And it is something that you can find everywhere from cafes to the bakery sections of the supermarkets. Having a pulla with your coffee (well, for me, with tea) is one of the most Finnish things you can do.
The corona restrictions are being lifted, and the catering gigs are slowly coming back. I have a big birthday catering in December. My customers wanted cookies with lots of ginger for the sweet option. So I worked on this one. Yes, they are veeeery gingery.
So many people have asked me about baklava all these years. Well, too many. When somebody heard that I came from Turkey, most of the time they said, “oh baklavaaaa, do you know how to make baklavaaa?”. Frankly, I’m tired of it as I don’t like baklava myself, and there are so many more delicious dishes in Turkish cuisine. But well, here I am, writing this recipe.
These muffins are moist, not too sweet, and easy to make with relatively healthy ingredients. One of these ingredients is millet, and this is the first time I have ever used it.
You may also call this a cake. I’d say it’s something between a cake and a bread, actually. It’s not very sweet, I mean as much as a cake, so you can perfectly use it as a bread.
I’m sitting on my bed, drinking my morning tea and writing this blog post. I was planning to write it last night, but I was a tad too tired, and the pain in my body was too much. I also have pain right now, but it’s slightly better. I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia a few weeks ago, and it’s been hard to adjust to it, but then cakes like this one help every once in a while to lift my spirit. About six years ago, I published a very easy dessert recipe, made just by a certain proportion of tahini with molasses. That mixture is so simple to make and has been a part of my childhood so much. This recipe turns that mixture into a light and delicious cake, together with one of my favourite things in the world, black tea. This recipe originates from one I saw on Youtube one day purely by chance. I can’t find that recipe anymore, but luckily I noted it down. I added a bit of my twist, …
Yeah, believe it or not, I started to speak Swedish. I can read articles, magazines… I’ve been studying Swedish as a “hobby” on Duolingo for a few months. I didn’t take it seriously, and I didn’t think I could really learn a language using an app – but, I was wrong! Well, also Swedish is an easy language, especially compared to, cough cough, Finnish… I’m still studying though, so I can’t say that I’m 100% fluent… Anyway, blueberry cake, aka blåbarskaka! This is one of those effortless cake recipes. You mix dry ingredients on one side, whisk the others in a particular order, then mix them and finally add blueberries. That’s it. Easy peasy. I made this cake for the first time about ten days ago, when I was invited to a small dinner gathering with three other friends. We don’t do big dinners these days due to covid. I only meet friends that I trust will be responsible with covid restrictions, and even then, not too big gatherings. So we were four women that …
I mean seriously, this is so quick and easy that you will want to do any time. All you need is a food processor and your hands! I made these cuties for the first time a couple of months ago. I normally like nuts so much more when they are toasted but I managed to keep myself from doing that and used everything raw. The result was not disappointing. These truffles are very healthy and they are sweet but not too sweet. They stay very well in the fridge, in an airtight container for almost up to a week. So you can make a batch, put them in the fridge and pop a couple into your mouth when you feel like it! I saw a similar recipe in Shuangy’s Kitchen Sink blog first, then decided to make my version with some twists. In one of the trials I replaced dried dates with dried figs and it actually worked out so much better for my taste. So I highly recommend that as well! Enjoy!— Ingredients: Difficulty: …
I waited for so long to make this recipe. And as soon as my new camera came and I had a mini gathering to take this pie to, I made it!