Vanilla Crescents

  Summer may be in full swing here in Australia, but if this is the first December, January, February etc.  you’ve spent living on the Southern hemisphere it’s hard to completely forget the little winter notions these months bare. And one of those traditions are definitely these almond/vanilla crescent cookies. Covered in the little bits of icing…

Vanilla Ice-Cream With Toppings

The days were nice, warm and sunny. There was lavender blooming in our garden and the apricots on our trees were getting nice and ripe. Thanks to my friend who takes frequent trips to Madagascar and then showers me with the most amazing vanilla beans ever, the drawer was still packed with them and well, what better way…

Fluffy American-Style Pancakes

For a perfect breakfast, brunch, dinner or anything in between… Such a simple pancake recipe that gives you sooo many options with all the possible topings, if you want, you can even make them savory. As it is that raspberry time of year, I made them with freshly picked raspberries, slivered almonds and a bit of honey,…

Triple Chocolate Muffins

I don’t make muffins that often but I sure do buy those cute little paper models waaay too many times. And when my storage box gets too full of them it’s time to make some. Cupcakes or muffins, they’re both great but as I’m not the biggest fan of different creamy fillings I usually opt…

Liege Waffles

It’s really hard not to love waffles. We used to make them for special Sunday breakfasts with my family, especially when we had some friends and family over. The old waffle iron we had made heart-shaped waffle bits, six forming one large waffle, so it was really all about sharing and loving while tearing the…

Pear Tart with Frangipane

My love for fruit pies and tarts is ever-growing and if they have a special twist like this one… well even better. The secret of this pear tart lies in the frangipane, a delicious almondy sweet layer between the pastry and the pears which gives the tart a crunchy sweet texture (and it is similar…

Lemon Tart

I know lemons and other sour and refreshing fruits are usually more popular in summer, but with this one, I never really care which time of year it is. Whenever in need of sth sweet & sour this tart is perfect – refreshing but still so rich in flavor. You can add another meringue layer…

Apple Crumble

Sometimes I really crave a sweet dinner and I want to make a proper meal of it, not just have a dessert after I’ve eaten something. This apple crumble is one of my favorites for that. It’s healthy, nicely sour and not too sweet, and great with some greek yoghurt as well, so you can…