Free From Bread and Better: Glutenfree Sourdough

Where there’s a mill there’s a way… Old proverb When most people think “gluten-free”, they think that quality bread is no longer an option. The Free From Fruit Yeast Sourdough is a recipe method I developed when I learned that I had multiple food allergies: gluten, dairy and soy. I was also a little sensitive […]

The Art of The Paper-thin Pastry: Traditional Strudel and Baklava

“…wanted to leave the past a few hundred miles down the road, shake it off like dust. But that was the problem with the past. It kept finding…” Suzanne Woods Fisher Creating new recipes, new combinations is an uplifting act for the creator-baker. Featuring unexpected combinations of flavours in classic baked goods always goes a […]

A Tasty Affair: Chocolate Cheesecake

“It is important to experiment and endlessly seek after creating the best possible flavours when preparing foods. That means not being afraid to experiment with various ingredients.” Rocco DiSpirito Chocolate and cheese surely must be two of the most loved foods around the world… Who doesn’t love cheese or chocolate? But together? As weird as […]

Timeless and Traditional Angels’ Food: Kürtőskalács

“When one has tasted it he knows what the angels eat.” Mark Twain When one fancies a little warm, family love, this cake offers a filled with flavour of tradition, history and appreciation of roots. Its making-baking process has not changed over centuries, and once tasted, people will definitely know why.   The famous Hungarian Kürtőskalács […]

Gift for a Beautiful Child: A Damn Good Chocolate Cake

“Children see magic because they look for it.” Christopher Moore   Many (home and professional) bakers claim owning and following the ultimate chocolate cake recipe…I would not dare…Ultimately, I do not believe there is such a thing, as ‘the ultimate‘ will vary from one person to the other. One likes moist, one prefers fudgy, another […]

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    […]

Winter Power: Shiitake Mushroom Muffins

“Mushrooms are like men–the bad most closely counterfeit the good.” Gavarni Mushrooms have always been approached with great human curiosity. Associated with magic, spiritual power and mystical revelation, mushrooms have been used as foods, healing agents, poisons, ritual artifacts, and hallucinogens. They are hunted by enthusiasts the world over, and play a central role in numerous lavish […]

A Little Drop of Summer: Zacusca and Walnut Soft Bundt Bread

“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.” John Steinbeck   Zacuscă (Romanian) is a vegetable spread popular in Romania.The main ingredients are roasted eggplant, sauteed onions, tomato paste, and roasted red peppers . Some add mushrooms, carrots, or celery. Bay leaves are added as spice, as well […]

Light and Love-filled: Gluten- and Dairy-free Mini Spongecakes

“God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well.” Voltaire I am all about sweet and savoury baked goods, therefore, I work hard on all cakes and bakes, but the sweetest little sugarmuffin I ever made, proves to be an ongoing baker’s challenge…My little babycake is […]