Yogurt & peach pie

Spring is here and I’ve got the perfect recipe to enjoy the sunny weather and the bright colours revealing themselves all around us with every passing day. The best part of my week so far is the free weekend I got, off from work, so I could spend some time in the sun. Maksimir –…

Chocolate almond cookies

Yesterday was Halloween and even though the celebration itself isn’t as popular here in Croatia, many night clubs still organize parties where people dress up and have fun. The last time I dressed up in a costume was when I was a kid, since I went both to Croatian and American school where we learned…

Raspberry mini pies

How did I ever come up with this recipe? – Have to admit, I really did think up this recipe one day after having coffee with friends and they asking me to prepare something new for a special Birthday party. I had to think up of something accessible to a large crowd of people, but…

Oreo cheesecake

For the last few weeks, while staying at the seaside I didn’t make any cakes. Usually when on vacation I don’t bake cakes since I’m mostly out of the house, or there aren’t as many people to share them with. So I’ve been imagining cakes, getting new ideas, thinking about new recipes and can’t wait…

Pumpkin banana pie

Pies have been around for thousands of years, ancient Egyptians made them, Greeks also and Romans probably got them from the Greeks. The first pie recipe was published by the Romans and it was for the Rye-crusted goat cheese and honey pie. It’s interesting how actually the first pies were mostly meat pies, even though…

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…

Raspberry pie

Every time I mention Raspberry pie it makes me think of Raspberry Pi –  a tiny and affordable computer you can use for practical projects. It’s also a basis for my Bachelor’s degree project I’m making at the moment. That’s also a reason, besides my job, why I’ve been posting recipes every other day. But it’s…

Peach Crostata

Crostata is an Italian baked tart that dates back to early cookbooks like Art of cooking by Martino da Como, published in 1465. It’s a rustic version of an open fruit tart baked in a pie tray but we all know that, the fact that is surprising to me is that it dates back to…

Apple cheese tart

I love making pastries, and desserts, and cakes. Usually I’m the one who gets the last piece of the pie, but I enjoy making it, just for the smiling faces around me who really love what I make. For a few weeks now I couldn’t find time to make a proper dessert because of work,…

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…

Chocolate chip cookies

For the past few days I was racking my brain thinking of what to buy for a friend of mine for her birthday. First I wanted to surprise her with a shopping coupon in her favourite store but that didn’t feel as original or personal as I wanted it to be. Then I wanted to…