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 […]

An Ultimate Surprise: No-fuss Glutenfree Sandwich Loaf

“How ridiculous and how strange to be surprised at anything which happens in life.” Marcus Aurelius   Soft, traditionally tasting and high-rising…not necessarily what one associates with gluten-free bread. Most gluten free baked goods are dry, crumbly and their taste resembles that of paper (especially for whoever tried to eat paper). It is, however, possible […]

Dairy and Glutenfree Sweet Potato Muffin for My Swee’Pea

“The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants.” Johnny Depp   Children have a strange taste when it comes to likes and dislikes in their lives. They love and hate only with passion, and they are hard to convince otherwise, once they have made their mind up…Sweet potato […]

Guilt-free and Allergen-free Joy: Riceflour and Peaflour Pancakes

“I don’t have to tell you I love you. I fed you pancakes.” Kathleen Flinn     The question why people, children and adults, love pancakes so much, has probably got a very complicated answer, depending on what one researches: taste…look…social experience…Like many kids, I can see my seven-months-old little man heading down the route […]

The Humble Scone and His Outfits : the Cheese, the Potato, the Ham, the Soured Cream and all…

“…when someone says they hate scones that generally means they’ve never had a good scone…” Unknown What are scones? Bread? Pastry? Cake? Dessert? Side-dish? Main? In my experience it depends on the ingredients, on the occasion and on the cultural heritage.   Scones originally were types of quick bread. I Scotland for example, originally made […]

Ode to a Chestnut: Sweet Chestnut Cupcake

Ode To a Chestnut on the Ground Pablo Neruda “From bristly foliage you fell complete, polished wood, gleaming mahogany, as perfect as a violin newly born of the treetops, that falling offers its sealed-in gifts, the hidden sweetness that grew in secret amid birds and leaves, a model of form, kin to wood and flour, […]

Tea Experience…little differently: Darjeeling-Ginger-Honey Macarons

“I say let the world go to hell, but I should always have my tea.” Fyodor Dostoyevsky   Darjeeling is a Chinese tea that grows in India with flavours of French grapes and Himalayan mountain air. It can tastes fruity, wine like. It originates from the Darjeeling district in West Bengal, India. It creates a […]

Rising (to the Challenge): Homemade Danish Pastry

“Just living is not enough… one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.” Hans Christian Andersen Danish pastry, called wienerbrød in Danish is a laminated yeast-leavened dough, with a texture similar to puff pastry. The origin of the Danish pastry is known to be related to the 1850 strike that forced the Danish bakery owners […]

Forever Foraging: Sloe and Cheese Savoury Shortbread

“Sour, sweet, bitter, pungent, all must be tasted.” Chinese Proverb Foraging is not just a simple means to survival. Learning to forage for just a few basic things is tuning into the the local nature (including the nature of one’s soul) in a more respectful and sustainable way, that provides mankind with the ability to […]

Autumn Tangerine: Carrot bread

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” L.M. Montgomery As leaves change from green to yellows, reds, browns and oranges to signal the arrival of autumn, the mood and taste of people often captures the season with  matching variation of culinary sensations. Orange is certainly one of the dominant colours, and […]