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  • Chocolate Hibiscus Truffles

    Chocolate Hibiscus Truffles

    Makes about 40 truffles. These elegant looking truffles have a nice and crisp chocolate coating and a rich and creamy interior. The  richness of dark chocolate is wonderfully balanced with a slightly tangy and fruity flavor of hibiscus. For the Chocolate hibiscus truffles. Ingredients: Directions: Place the chopped chocolate in a heat resistant bowl and […]

  • Creamy Avocado Spaghetti

    Creamy Avocado Spaghetti

    Serves 4. This delicious avocado pasta whips up in no time. The avocado sauce is smooth, creamy, healthy and nutritious. The recipe is vegetarian, but it can easily become vegan if you omit the grated Parmesan cheese at the end. Ingredients: Directions Cook spaghetti in a pot of boiling salted water according to instructions.In the […]

  • Chocolate Gingerbread Cake

    Chocolate Gingerbread Cake

    Serves 8-10. Gingerbread spice mix is mix of spices traditionaly used in German Lebkuchen. It contains cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, corriander, cloves, cardamom, ginger, anise and star anise. You can easily make it yourself or you can use pumpkin spice mix instead. You could also substitute plum jam with cherry or apricot jam. For the Gingerbread cake. Ingredients: […]

  • Chocolate Orange Cookies

    Chocolate Orange Cookies

    Yields 45 Cookies. With these cookies, it’s very important that you don’t overbake them. They can become bitter and the candied orange peel will become quite hard. So, keep an eye on them while they’re in the oven. While hot, the cookies are still a bit soft and can fall apart between your fingers. Once […]

  • Chocolate Beet Cake

    Chocolate Beet Cake

    Yields one 20cm cake. This moist and luxorious chocolate cake was adapted from David Lebovitz, but it originally appeared in Nigel Slater’s book Tender. The cake is rich, but not too sweet. For best results use good quality chocolate that is at least 60-70% cacao solids. Candied beets is optional, but I thought it made a nice […]

  • Pear & Cheddar Tarts With Cornmeal Crust

    Pear & Cheddar Tarts With Cornmeal Crust

    Yields 12 small tarts. These tarts are a great party food or lovely appetizers. Prepare the tart shells ahead and refrigerate them. When you’re ready, top with cheese and pear slices and pop them in the oven. They are lovely served with some prosciutto and a glas of wine. Instead of making small tarts, you […]

  • Vanilla Cream Puffs

    Vanilla Cream Puffs

    Yields 26 cream puffs. This is a foolproof recipe which results with beautifully light and crispy pastry every time. The only trick is to measure out the ingredients precisely. Cream puffs are best eaten the same day. They can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days, but the pastry will soften and lose […]

  • Pasteli – Greek Sesame & Honey Candy

    Pasteli – Greek Sesame & Honey Candy

    Yields 20-25 bars. Pasteli are popular Greek chewy energy snacks made with sesame seeds and honey. There are many variations of this candy and most of them also include nuts. You can use any nuts or seeds you like, from almonds and pistachios to flaxseed and pumpkin seeds. Just make sure that the honey and […]

  • Red Wine Braised Short Ribs

    Red Wine Braised Short Ribs

    Serves 4. Beef short ribs are inexpensive, but they can be transformed into the ultimate comfort food. The secret is simmering them on low heat for at least 2 hours. Serve with creamy polenta or mashed potatoes and a glass of lovely Cabernet. For a little bit of freshness, add a spoonful of lemon-herb gremolata. […]

  • Peach Pie

    Peach Pie

    Yields one 24cm pie. It’s a great basic recipe to have in your repertoire. You can easily substitute peaches for cherries, plums, apples, pears or whichever fruit comes to your mind.  Serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or some crème fraîche over a cup of afternoon coffee. For the crust. Ingredients: Directions: In […]

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