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  • Chocolate Caramel Tarts

    Chocolate Caramel Tarts

    Makes 10 tarts. Dark chocolate and salted caramel are a match made in heaven. Instead of the classic chocolate ganache, I opted for a dark chocolate sour cream ganache topping to counterbalance the sweetness of gooey caramel filling. Instead of making 10 small tarts, you can make one large tart. For the Crust. Ingredients: Directions: […]

  • Carrot Fennel & Ginger Soup with Buckwheat Biscuits

    Carrot Fennel & Ginger Soup with Buckwheat Biscuits

    Serves 1 as a light meal. This creamy, nourishing soup will warm you up and wake up your senses. Sweet carrots combined with the freshness of fennel and a hint of ginger and spice make this soup both healthy and comforting. For an extra touch, serve it with wholesome homemade buckwheat buttermilk biscuits. For the […]

  • Festive Surprise Cake

    Festive Surprise Cake

    Makes 1 loaf cake. This simple cake with an element of surprise is perfect for the holidays and all sorts of special occasions. The cake itself is moist and delicious, and the chocolate espresso glaze makes it even more special and festive. To make this surprise cake, you basically need to make two separate cakes. […]

  • Cranberry Orange Bundt Cake with Chocolate Glaze

    Cranberry Orange Bundt Cake with Chocolate Glaze

    Makes 1 bundt cake. This moist and festive bundt cake combines classic holiday flavors. The recipe uses dried cranberries, but you could use fresh or frozen ones, as well. It”s incredibly easy to make, but you need to make sure you don’t overbake it, or else it will get dry. Instead of  chocolate glaze, you […]

  • Hazelnut Cookies

    Hazelnut Cookies

    Yields 80-100 cookies. This recipe uses lard, which gives the cookies extra flakiness and that melt-in-the-mouth effect. If you’re not comfortable using lard, feel free to use butter, but bear in mind that the cookie will have a slightly different texture. Make sure the butter is at room temperature and be careful when adding flour. […]

  • Tiny Gingerbread Houses

    Tiny Gingerbread Houses

    Makes 15 houses or 45 cookies. These tiny gingerbread houses will sit on the edge of your mug, which is a great way to serve tea (or mulled wine) and cookies during the holidays. The template includes two door pieces you can choose from, one approximately 1 cm wide and one about 1.3 cm wide. […]

  • Chocolate Mint Sandwich Cookies

    Chocolate Mint Sandwich Cookies

    Yields 60-70 sandwich cookies. A classic combination of flavors packed into cookies. They’re buttery and wonderfully chocolatey with a lovely cooling aftertaste of mint on the tongue. The cocoa nibs and mint sugar add a lovely texture and flavor to the shortbread. They are optional, but they do add a lot to the whole eating […]

  • Zabaglione Ice Cream

    Zabaglione Ice Cream

    Serves 4-6. This ice-cream was inspired by Zabaglione, an Italian egg custard made with dessert wine, usually Marsala. It’s quite rich, but really creamy and delicious. I added some raisins to the ice cream and served it with amaretti biscuits for crunch, but you can easily omit those two elements. Ingredients: Directions: In a small […]

  • Red Currant Chocolate Cupcakes

    Red Currant Chocolate Cupcakes

    Yields 18 cupcakes. These cupcakes are beautifully moist and light, with a wonderful chocolate flavor. The intensity of chocolate is balanced out with tart red currants, but you could use raspberries or blueberries instead. The recipe uses hot strong coffee which really boosts the chocolate flavor. Instead of coffee, you could use hot water. For […]

  • Berry Tarts

    Berry Tarts

    I love combining summer berries with delicate buttery pastry to create interest and contrasting textures. They work so well together. Feel free to use a combination of berries you like the most. The element of surprise here is basil sugar in the filling. You won’t really taste the basil much, but it creates another layer […]