Mille crepe blueberry cake

Perhaps nobody in my family likes baking cakes as much as I do, but they sure like eating them. I had a family dinner yesterday, it was actually a whole day of spending time with my family, especially with my brother’s kids. I’m mentioning them since they were disappointed I didn’t prepare a cake for…

Double decker cake

It’s that time of the week! –  The day when I share a cake or any type of dessert recipe a sweet-tooth would love to try. I have to admit I’m not as big of a sweet-tooth as some of my friends but when I bake, I know I’m going to be as happy as…

Cherry & poppy seed strudel

Every day I get hundreds of requests to make cakes, pies, and any kind of desserts. Usually the people asking are members of my family, or friends. As I’m still a student and I have a job at the moment, there is not as much free time, as I would love, to make cakes and…

Empanadas

Empanada is a stuffed bread or pastry baked or fried, mostly known as a traditional dish in Latin America and Spain. The first mention of them was in a cookbook published in Spain in 1520, and then they were mostly stuffed with seafood. Even though it has origins in Spain, it has a long history…

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…

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…

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…

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…