Week 6 and here we are again, still isolated with fuck all to do, pardon my French. Not to anyone's surprise, I guess, I jumped on the bread baking train and dedicated myself over the past 2 weeks to developing the perfect loaf for me, to share with you.
Here we are again, still in quarantine. For the same reasons as I mentioned in my last post, I'm keeping on with the simple ingredients and on budget baking. This time I've decided to try a recipe for a simple Milk Tart, which technically for me is just a Custard pie, but hey potato potato.
This is the time to use pantry staples and everything you had on the freeze. So I made this Yogurt and blueberry cake! Check it out!
February is here and the only special date that breaks up the month is Valentine's day. Needless to say not all of us want to celebrate this holiday, while others actually do enjoy the romance of the season. I'm of the opinion that any excuse to do something different is valid, so if you want … Continue reading 5 Dates with your Valentines / Gallentines
I promise I wasn't trying to make it all starting with a C but here we are, Chocolate & Cayenne Crinkle Cookies.
These are so delicious that I can't believe I only had this idea right now! I was thinking that I was the first to have the brilliant idea of having a donut made out of choux pastry, but sadly I wasn't, obviously. However, I do think the full flavor combination is quite a rare one right?
This is the season for Grapefruits to be super cheap and so here's a cake to use all those fruits we have lying around. This is a simple fluffy cake, so easy to make in fact that I find it ideal for a Sunday morning bake. How lovely would it be to have a slice … Continue reading Grapefruit Cake
It's almost Christmas and I had to join the cookie baking madness! Who doesn't love to receive a few cookies over this season? Or just have the lovely smell of freshly baked cookies invade the all house? Also stuffing your face and the faces of your loved ones is possibly the most Christmassy thing ever! So I've made this easy Shortbread Chocolate Swirl Cookies to give away and I'm pretty happy how they turned out.
This week I'm finally posting these chocolate and pear tartelettes. They're super delicious and so easy to make. I must say, I've took an obscene amount of time to write this recipe, but here it is and right on time for Christmas. It's a classic combination really, and who doesn't want chocolate right about now?
Yes, I finally ventured into the swiss roll situation and I'm happy to report it was success: Fully baked and no cracks! This time I've made a vanilla roll with a Strawberry Cheesecake filling and topped it all with a white chocolate topping. So let's say, as usual, I actually didn't plan on making the … Continue reading Strawberry Cheesecake Swiss Roll
I believe these qualify as a new favorite of mine since I ate about 4 of these and I didn't even count the calories!The flavor combo and decoration itself is pretty Christmassy so I'm sure we can add these again to the table when everyone is over for the main meal!
Could've actually called that Coffee Cookie Cake, but then the title would be too long. So this one has a reason, and it is, I went to Portugal for a week on holiday! Yoohoo!!
The Spring is here and that means Lime and Berries Mini Pies!! 😀
Hey! It's the end of the month and I'm totally broke again! Trying to save money sucks, but at least I can have some party food anyway! This time I've made Pizza Sticks, or if you are in Turkey, you can call them Pizza Borek. This little invention of mine is made using very very convenient store bought everything! So it's cheap, it's easy and it's fast, just my thing!
Valentine's day is almost here and if you don't know what to give your bff, your bf/gf or just have around the house for that party you're gonna have Saturday night I give you Nuttela Truffles with white and red sprinkles.
I set my mind on making a Christmas sweet that I could serve for today's Christmas dinner party, so it had to be somewhat traditional, that I could make ahead of time, that was easy, fast and not so expensive. Honestly I guess I spent more time thinking about how to make it fast than actually doing it, so success. Black Forest Cupcakes are the shit!
Good Points about these pies : 1) They are super cute , 2) They taste super nice 3) They are rather cheap and 4) They are super easy to make! So let's get started on our Christmas Cheesy Green Peas and Tomato Pies.
And you did read the title right, I am baking Sweet Bean Pies, one of my favorite Portuguese traditional pastries. And now you would be like BEAN PIES? BEAN? REALLY? Yes, yes, white bean fucking pies! THEY'RE GREAT!! Ok, I'm getting too excited about this.
Istanbul gets warmer every day and a girl needs a drink every once in a while. So Sangria is my to go thing right now. It's fruity, it's fresh and cheap cause you can use whatever fruits are in season at the moment.
End of the month cooking means (at least for me ok?) stretching those last cents until a beautiful new paycheck gets to my bank account. And I don't wanna eat pasta all the time,ok? Yes you can have too much pasta, it's possible. In come Express Pizzas! No it's not take away!
CHOCOLATE AGAIN? YES PLEASE! Brazilian traditional party food calls for Brigadeiros! And if you don't know what those are, you are about to learn!
This time I baked tuna, red pepper and cheese mini quiches and they were SUPER DELICIOUS!
Strawberries everywhere! Isn't it awesome? Well I think it is! So this being the season to get some good strawberries at a reasonable price, this weekend I decided to put together a nice combo of Strawberry Cupcakes with Yogurt Frosting !
So there Easter goes and with it a full weekend full of delicious things to eat. For me it was no different, so I baked a Crunchy Chocolate Carrot Easter Cake.I made the cake version of this awesome moist Portuguese recipe for carrot cupcakes and I added to eat a bitter chocolate cookie frosting. Omg … Continue reading The Rabbit Side
End of the month right? Guess most of us are totally broke around this time, and I'm not an exception, definitely. So when it comes to cooking it's kinda awesome if you can bake something using mostly items you already have around the house and spare some bucks. So I managed to bake Banana Cupcakes with Devil's food frosting.
Home sickness hits sometimes and for that I have food to make me feel all better. And if it's not home sickness I'll just find another reason to make this pie because I love it. And it gets so much extra points for making all the house smell like baked apples.
So I have been having a bit of a cookie monster phase, in that, I can't stop eating these Chocolate Nutella Cookies I made! They are crunchy , chocolaty and filled with Nutella, it just kinda makes it impossible for me to just leave them there sitting on the table. It has been also quite hard to edit these pictures without eating them at the same time.
So I found myself in a bit of a planning/cooking madness last week and that turned into a weekend of baking to test frosting and cupcake recipes and all that jazz. Result: 36 cupcakes on the table!
So Valentine's day came along and I guess chocolate is a must, right? Either if you are alone or you have a significant other, this day is just a good excuse to indulge on super moist fluffy cupcakes.
Everyone has those days that you want to eat cozy home made food but you really don't want to be chopping and stirring for an hour. So this is what I do : Creamy Mushroom Pasta. I must say it's not the healthiest recipe of all time, but when you have your lazy mode on, who cares?
So the cold has set in and that makes it ok to drink more wine and eat more cheese. Sorry that's the truth. For this same reason I ended up cooking this cheese appetizer twice this past week. Yes I have a thing with calories too, deal with it. It's the best thing ever, really. You can make it in around 30 minutes, no hassle and really not that much dirty dishes. You can pick on it while sitting in your couch with your friends and be warm and happy. Goes well with red wine, off course.
Getting a bit off topic today, so bare with me will you? Even if this will in fact be served with a side of a delicious recipe, today I'm up for showing you another side of my life instead, hence the title.