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buns and rolls

Salted butter and honey rolls

These delicious salted butter and honey rolls are a real treat. I used the Asian technique of tangzhong which allows leavened dough to be soft, high and fluffy. These rolls are slightly sweet and taste more like a brioche than simple breakfast rolls. The addition of honey and salted butter makes them fragrant and tempting […]

Savory cakes

Zucchini and corn slice

If you are looking for an idea for lunch or for a quick and easy dinner this zucchini and corn slice is the solution. Few easy steps and so much flavor. This savory cake is slightly sweet thanks to the addition of corn and bell peppers. It is enriched with cumin seeds which give it […]

Cakes

Moist carrot bundt cake

The idea for this moist carrot bundt cake was born when I saw an online video that showed how to prepare various decorations with chocolate including strawberries covered with white chocolate (colored in orange) to make them look like carrots. I thought this cute idea would be perfect for a fun and spring cake. So […]

beverage

Avocado banana green smoothie

This avocado banana green smoothie is an example that certain combinations of flavors can be unusual or weird but in the end it turns out that they are special and tasty. In this green, thick and soft smoothie I combined banana, avocado, kiwi and arugula. The addition of arugula gives this smoothie a slightly “nutty” […]

finger food

Homemade giant pretzel

The idea of ​​creating a homemade giant pretzel, perfect for an appetizer with friends, was born on a particularly warm spring day. As I was expecting an afternoon with high temperatures, I decided that for this occasion I would prepare a cold aappetizer with different kind of cheese, olives, fruit, vegetables, and sauces. I decided […]

Cakes

Ricotta cream cake with strawberries

Absolutely delicious this ricotta cream cake with strawberries is easy and simple. The part of the cake is a semplified sponge cake with melted butter that makes it perfect to be covered with light cream. The cream itself is made with Italian cow’s milk ricotta cheese, whipping cream and gelatin which makes it spreadable and […]

savory crepes

Russian blini with buckwheat flour

These fantastic savory pancakes are called blini (also blin, bliny, blintchik) and in particular these Russian blini are made of buckwheat flour. Because this recipe uses only buckwheat flour they are gluten free. Traditionally they were prepared at the end of winter on the occasion of maslenica (it is a traditional Russian, Ukrainian and Belorussian […]

pancakes

Perfect Greek yogurt pancakes

I know it is dangerous for me to claim that I have found a recipe for perfect Greek yogurt pancakes but these are truly the best American pancakes I have ever eaten. And I must say that I’ve eaten many of them! Not only because I have family members who have lived in America and […]

World of coffee

Coffee custard pie

This tart with coffee custard is for true lovers of bold flavors. The dark cocoa pastry is crisp and not too sweet compared to the strong flavor of the coffee cream. The cream is a type of a custard suitable for baking (I modified slightly the original recipe of Maestro Massari) which means it contains […]

buns and rolls

Melon pan – Japenese sweet buns

I always wanted to prepare these sweet Japanese buns called melon pan (メ ロ ン パ ン meronpan) and when I finally when I found a recipe made by a blogger (Nami), who’s blog is all about Japanese cuisine, I knew I absolutely need to make them. I must admit they are delicious. The inside […]