Chocolate Soufflé

Chocolate Soufflé

It is a quick, very rich & chocolaty dessert. Soufflé originated in France and it’s name comes from the French verb souffler which means to puff up. The puffiness of this dessert comes from the beaten egg whites. The secret to it is not only to keep…

Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut Butter Cookies

Already the smell of these cookies makes it worth to bake them! I used homemade peanut butter (100% peanuts!), pure cocoa powder, dark chocolate, and just a bit of my homemade vanilla sugar. Ok, you should probably not have too many of them at once, but…

December in South Africa (2014)

December in South Africa (2014)

This year before Christmas we are visiting South Africa. The local culture is a result of a multinational influence. Around 80% of the population is of the black african ancestry. The first white Dutch and British settlers arrived in XVII century. During the British and…

Quick Fruit Pie

Quick Fruit Pie

These last months I was very busy writing my doctoral dissertation and looking for a new laboratory I would like to work in. I didn’t have much time for the experiments in my kitchen. However, during this busy time I brought to perfection a new recipe…

Puff Pastry Pockets with Salmon, Green Peas & Corn

Puff Pastry Pockets with Salmon, Green Peas & Corn

We love to celebrate weekend mornings with delicious breakfasts. Usually we have them almost at the lunch time :p Last weekend I prepared these crispy puff pastry pockets filled with sweet corn, green peas, smoked salmon and dill. It takes surprisingly few work for an…

Yeast Roses with Apples

Yeast Roses with Apples

This Cake is soft and fluffy. The recipe is inspired by the classical Cinnamon Rolls. Here I added some apples and formed the rolls into roses. My favorite, creamy lemon icing fits perfect here. [facebooklike] I used a round cake form (22cm of diameter and…

Croissants with Jam

Croissants with Jam

Livng in Paris we usually get croissants from the boulangeries (french bakeries). However, making your own croissants takes no time (especially if you buy your puff pastry at a supermarket). You can make yours special by adding your favorite jam inside.  On Saturday we got…

Homemade Thyme Pasta with Mushrooms & White Wine

Homemade Thyme Pasta with Mushrooms & White Wine

I feel really lucky to live in a place with four distinct seasons. Each of them brings something special. In winter we have Christmas and Hot Wine, Spring comes with the first veggies and during Summer we have an explosions of scrumptious fruits. Despite colder…

My Grandma’s Plum Pie ♥

My Grandma’s Plum Pie ♥

In its category, it is without any doubt the best pie in the World. I still clearly remember when as a little girl I was watching my grandma doing it. I loved stilling little pieces of the dough and eating it raw. But the most magical part…

Béchamel Sauce

Béchamel Sauce

This light creamy sauce is perfect to add on your veggies. Below you can find some of my favorite recipes that use it: the french croque monsieur, vegetable rolls and light mac & cheese with broccoli. The difficulty with the béchamel sauce is that it can…