Pear cheesecake

When preparing a cake I always think of which ingredients and flavours to combine, experimenting in a way and getting a really tasty result. But all cooking is experimenting in a way, either you are repeating someone’s experiment by following their recipe or you are creating yourself a new delicious dish to surprise your guests….

Berry cake roll

Cake roll, jelly roll, cream roll or Swiss roll is an easy sponge cake filled with fruit, icing, jam or whipped cream. Even though the name suggests the cake originated from Switzerland it is believed that it originated in Austria in the 19th century. The first mention of a cake roll was actually in a…

Chocolate muffins

Everyone has a recipe for chocolate muffins. They are probably the first dessert everyone makes because they are so easy to prepare. They are also my mother’s specialty since she prepared them for every big occasion when I was in kindergarten. My friends loved chocolate muffins and still do, it’s funny how growing up some…

Vanilla, chocolate & strawberry cake

Today I was on a run, the first jog in a while just for the beginning of spring. I really try to exercise as much as I can and I live near one of the most beautiful parks in Zagreb, so the best way to do so is to go on a jog. For my…

Carrot cake

When I told my friends at college that I’ll be bringing carrot cake to class they were apprehensive. Carrot cake isn’t as popular here, and many people never tried it. I must admit I was one of them until a few years ago when I stumbled upon a carrot cake recipe. I was interested how…

Forest fruit cheesecake

Cheesecake is my favorite dessert, I love the combination of sweet cookies and cream cheese, especially if there are strawberries or any berries in the mix bringing that sour-sweet freshness. It is possibly the easiest cake to make and uses just a few ingredients that you probably already have in your fridge. My first cheesecake…

Chocolate vanilla walnut cake

Baking a delicious cake is all about coming up with a perfect combination of flavors. And there are so many of them. Combinations like chocolate and strawberries, chocolate and vanilla are all classics and there is nothing better than making a classic even more better. Usually adding walnuts or hazelnuts will do the trick because…

Pinca bread

I know it’s not Easter, but I really love this recipe. In Croatia families usually among all the other food, because we really like to eat, serve Pinca bread. It’s sweet and soft bread with raisins in it, or if you prefer without them. It’s usually served with cooked Easter eggs, onions, radishes, cooked ham…

Poppy seed cake

When sharing this photo on my Instagram account (chefkreso) I was surprised when some of the users asked me if poppy seeds I used to make the cake were legal. I have to say here poppy seeds are omnipresent in cooking, when preparing bread or cakes, even in our traditional cakes our grandmas used to…

Cheesecake with chocolate glaze

A delicious pie, who doesn’t like it? There is a tasty grandma pie as I call it – a traditional apple pie with cinnamon, as I remember it I can imagine the scent of freshly baked pie passing through the rooms of the house. There is also a scrumptious pumpkin pie – not so popular…

Vanilla cherry chocolate cake

There is nothing better than the feeling when you bake a cake and it comes out just right. All that work with the cutting, and the slicing, and the stirring and the mixing is all worth it if your guests or family members enjoy every single bite of the cake you made. For me it…

Budapest – the city of lights and architecture (Day 2 – Part 1)

Hi guys, it’s been a hectic few days due to Christmas shopping for my family, spending time with my nephew and niece and cooking from morning until afternoon. Now I’m back and ready to take you to Budapest, after which you can continue reading about the new recipes I’ve got for you. Going back to…