Marzipankartoffeln (Marzipan Potatoes)

Marzipankartoffeln is little round or potato-shaped candy (hence the name) sold in Germany especially around the Christmas time. I still had some leftover marzipan from my Christmas baking so I decided to make those chewy and tender bonbons for my little marzipan connoisseurs (I guess the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree 😉 ) Tip:…

French Pumpkin Pie

This French pumpkin pie is not a quick and easy dessert. It takes a few hours spent in the kitchen, mixing, kneading, stirring, rolling and waiting while drinking hot tea and leafing through colourful cookbooks.     The result is a subtly sweet pastry with a silken filling, not quite as spicy and fragrant as the American…

Moelleux Au Chocolat (Warm chocolate tartlets)

Moelleux Au Chocolat is a wonderful dessert on cool and rainy autumn and winter days and if you are expecting guests, you can prepare the chocolate cream in advance up to 8 hours and fill it into the cups. Cover the cups with plastic food wrap and place in the refrigerator. However, the baking time…

New York Cheesecake

I cannot live in the shadow of New York’s skyscrapers and never prepare the City’s most famous dessert, right? My favourite recipe for the classic New York cheesecake has a rich and creamy vanilla topping and a very simple biscuit base. Enjoy the little taste of New York at your table.  

Babka (Yeast Cake with Raisins)

This cake is traditionally baked in the Christian regions of Eastern Europe for Easter and is one of the typical Easter foods being blessed on Holy Saturday. The blessing of the Easter food, or the “Swieconka” is a tradition dear to the heart of every Pole. Being deeply religious, he is grateful to God for…

Zebra Cake with Icing

A few days ago my oldest daughter came into the kitchen and said, “Mum , I want to bake a cake . “ I did not feel like baking at all, but how could I refuse a 4-year this request? So I suggested that we bake the cake with the funny name. My little one had…

Mango cream with strawberries

  This mango cream can be very well prepared in advance: prepare the mango puree, beat the whipping cream until it is stiff and refrigerate both in separate and covered containers. Just before serving finish the cream as described below. The amount makes 4-6 servings. You can also use the cream as a topping for…