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Croque Monsieur and Madame sandwich

Croque Monsieur and Madame sandwich

I’ve heard about this gorgeous French sandwich in the ‘It’s Complicated’ movie.  Fortunately, nothing is complicated about the recipe.  The gentleman, called Croque Monsieur has an elegant lady on his right: Croque Madame is wearing a lovely fired egg hat. These baked sandwiches could make a perfect […]

Croquembouche

Croquembouche

I always wanted to try and build this dramatic choux pastry tower we call croquembouche.  A few months ago Betty Binon and Rodica Godlewski made and took pictures from a gorgeous one, decorated with flowers and leaves. It was so inspiring, so I wanted to create […]

Swedish almond cake

Swedish almond cake

If you’ve never been to Sweden, but like to visit IKEA stores, you probably know this dessert very well. Swedes call it ‘mandeltårta‘. The crust of this almond cake doesn’t contain any flour, only ground almond, so I think this cake could be a great […]

Sour cherry sponge

Sour cherry sponge

This recipe is based on my grandma’s sour cherry sponge. Sometimes she randomly prepares a large batch because she loves to surprise us with freshly baked cakes or some food, no matter when we visit her. This cake takes an important part of our family. I think […]

Carrot cake loaf

Carrot cake loaf

One of the best things on Earth is a good carrot cake. This time I’ve baked a loaf instead of the classic shape, even if the baking takes a bit longer. I decorated the loaf with pink rose petals, fresh-green lime zest and of course […]

Floating island

Floating island

During my childhood, the only time, when I ate Floating island, was when the old lady from the neighborhood of my grandparents invited me to watch some old TV shows together. When I was there, she always prepared this dessert for us. It’s still a […]