Friday, December 18, 2015

Eggnog-Rum Marble Bundt Cake #BundtBakers

After what seems like eternity I am back to baking and I hope there will be no further such long break.

Now, before Christmas, I think I could not have chosen a better recipe than this delicious alcohol cake :) rum and eggnog, my friends - I advise not to drive immediately after you eat it.

The topic was chosen by a Liv for cake, a member of Bundt Cake Bakers group, and it was a very yummy wise choise.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Upside-down Plum Cake

Despite the tropical weather, it calendar says that the summer is almost over so let's use the fruits of our gardens :)

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Banana Peanut Butter Bundt Cake #BundtBakers

Here comes another great idea from the great group of BundtBakers. The topic for July was the combination of fruit and nuts chosen very cleverly by Shilpi of Simply Veggies. I get that the idea was probably to go for fresh fruits which is so widely available here as it is JULY... well, however.... as for ages I had wanted to try the combination of bananas and peanut butter (not to mention that I am a peanut butter addict), I decided to not to go for fresh fruits from our garden but rather to go to a store and buy bananas.. and then let them sit till they were almost black :)

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Strawberry Charlotte - June 2015 Daring Bakers Challenge

For the June daring bakers challenge Rebecca from challenged us to make Charlotte Royale and Charlotte Russe from scratch. Savory or sweet Charlottes were definitely tasty showstopper! I just looove the combination of whipped cream and the strawberries. You cannot beat that!

Knowing that I will have access to strawberries from my parents' garden, I couldn't be more excited.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Lemon Marble Bundt Cake #BundtBakers

For June, my favourite group of bakers decided to go "lemon". I have decided to go for a classic bundt cake with a marble effect. I have found a great recipe, change it a little bit and I really recommend you also trying it. This bundt cake is not dry at all and smells and tastes wonderful :)

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Lamingtons - May 2015 Daring Bakers Challenge

For the May challenge Marcellina from Marcellina in Cucina dared us to make Lamingtons. An Australian delicacy that is as tasty as it is elegant.

I really encourange you to try this sweet little thing.  A cube of vanilla sponge cake dipped in chocolate icing then coated with desiccated coconut - yummy.

If you are like me, you will go through 3 stages:
1. you will think that this is really easy to bake;
2. then you will discover that it actually is not as it is a little bit messy; and
3. then you will taste them and will realize that it was worthy.

For a longer time, I had wanted to try some recipe by Stephanie Jaworski from the Joy of Baking and as soon as I learnt she actually has a recipe for the lamingtons I knew I was going to use her recipe. Added value is that Mrs Jaworski has also made a video of hee method so if you will be confused how to bake these you can check it out.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Savoury Tomato Tarte Tatin - March Daring Bakers' Challenge

For the March Daring bakers’ challenge, Korena from Korena in the Kitchen taught us that some treats are best enjoyed upside down. She challenged us to make a tarte tatin from scratch.

And I absolutely loved this challenge. Usually, my daring bakers challenges don't turn out great but fortunatelly, this was not the case.

At first, I wanted to do a classic tarte tatin with apples but then I changed my mind I decided to go with a savoury variation.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Abricot Cake with Meringue

Apart from my favourite fruit cake with streussel, this is another cake that I have baked for thousand times and that I swear by. It is rather easy yet great combination of dense cacao batter and tangy-sweet apricots covered by light meringue.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Samoa Bundt Cake #BundtBakers

BundtBakers - yet another baking group that I joined. And so far, I am loving it. Well so far... this is my first participation  so "so "far" isn't that "far".

Moving on... For March, the theme has been "the Girls Scout Cookies" inspired bundt cakes. As i am not from the US, I had no idea how these cookies taste like. So I went the most common recipe for girls scout bundt cake cookies that I could find, and let me tell yummy, yummy, yummy... 

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Lemon-Coconut Bars (without flour)

OK, this little thing is absolutely delicious yet one can say (once again depending on your "healthy life style beliefs") that is is quite healthy. In any case, this is without flour so if you have issues with gluten, this one is for you.

The tart-sweet taste of lemon and the rich coconut are great combo and you need only 20 minutes to put it together (without baking time).

The Esterhazy Cake - January 2015 Daring Bakers' Challenge

For the month of January Jelena from A Kingdom for a Cake invited us to start this year with a dreamy celebration cake. She challenged us to make the Esterhazy cake a.k.a the Hungarian dream. What better way to start the year than with a sweet dream?

As per usual when it comes to the Daring Bakers' Challenges, I struggled with the recipe, I didn't pay attention and I used the yolks that were supposed to go to a filling when baking the sponge layers. Anyway, I manage to save it and the cake actually tasted pretty good. I am definitely going to try it again.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Brownies with coconut (a la David Lebovitz)

There is not a lot to be told about this recipe. First, it is full of chocolate (I know - brownies - full of chocolate? Who would have thought). Second, it contains a coconut for a special kick. And third, the recipe had been tested by a great blogger  David Lebovitz, which for me means that the cake is gonna be freaking awesome. Hm, next (what number should follow - yeah, but there is not a lot to be told...),  everybody really adored these brownies. And last, this is idiot resistance recipe - really, you cannot "screw" this one.