Seasonal Taste-Sensation of the Summer: Spicy-Herby Apricot and Walnut Macarons

“Five tender apricots in a blue bowl, a brief and exact promise of things to come.” Frances Mayes Apricots are true treats of the summer season. The origin of the apricot is disputed and unsettled. It was known in Armenia during ancient times, and has been cultivated there for so long that it is often […]

An Edible Zoo for a Young Macaron Lover

“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” Anatole France A young person is an honest and cruel critic of all things person-made even if artistic… The same intensity that young hearts turn towards the God-created beauties of nature with, defines their opinion about the art made by their fellow […]

The Scent of Christmas Love: Traditional (Honey) Gingerbread

“Life is the flower for which love is the honey.” Victor Hugo   Gingerbread is an ancient tradition that is still flourishing in many European countries. The oldest gingerbread molds found in Hungary were made more than two thousand years ago, and today’s tradition of gingerbread goes back all those years. In the beginning, the […]

Recycling the Summer Abundance: Soft Fruit Pulp Cookies

“God will overflow your cup, so grab the biggest one you can find.” Rob Liano   Summer usually means a heavenly abundance of fresh fruit…An apple tree in the garden? A raspberry bush nearby? A strawberry field just a few meters away?… The summer often produces goods to a quantity that no family is able […]

The Perfect Base Biscuit: for Rum Balls, Truffles, Cheesecakes, Crunchy Cake Layers and More…

“Nine times out of ten, you aren’t having a full-on nervous breakdown – you just need a cup of tea and a biscuit.” Caitlin Moran A simple biscuit might not be the dream of excitement for many consumers due to lacking the elegance, sophistication and exotic flavour combinations that some cakes and desserts have. It […]

Winter Warmer Wonders: Spiced Macarons with Wintry Fillings

“The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.” Psalm 23, Bible   Winter, for many, seems to bring its ongoing challenges for the body and soul, with its cold, dark, long and hopeless moments, however, just as everything in life, a lot depends on the viewers’ attitude… The cold shows transparent white beauty for those […]

New Years Beauty Treat: Gluten and Dairyfree Gingerbread

“Well,” said Pooh, “what I like best,” and then he had to stop and think. Because although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn’t know what it was called.” A.A. Milne    […]

Classic Beauty Within: Ischler Biscuit Cupcakes

“I continue to be interested in new things that seem old and old things that seem new.” Jaquelin T. Robertson When one has only little time to enjoy things she likes, one will put all the effort in to bathe in the pleasure…Therefore, making a decorated cupcake with an intricate biscuit underneath, although might seem much […]

Little Baby Sweety: Rice and Apple Teething Rusks

“A perfect example of minority rule is a baby in the house.” Milwaukee Journal     A good confectioner will create masterpieces made to order with the taste sensation of the consumer in mind… Unforgettable deserts take determination to perfect, mixed with required patience and – most certainly – the desired endless love of fine ingredients. Regardless […]

Teaparty Trio: Chocolate-almond cookies, Zingy Palmiers and Versatile Sponge

“Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art…. It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.”  C.S. Lewis Baking true classics never really goes out of fashion…Nowadays the household veterans live through their fancy, sexy, new-old Renaissance, but , really, they are at their best without any […]