Grapefruit & Lime Tart (Vegan)

Bright, juicy, and slightly sweetened summer tart made in no time. The combination of coconut and fresh citrus is refreshing, a touch of rosemary enhances the vibrant flavors and roasted cashews provide butter-like aftertaste. To highlight the flavors and to enhance the herbal and zesty sensation of the grapefruit cream layer, I used this Grapefruit &…

Red Wine Poached Pears

Luscious & decadent dessert that can be served warm or cold. Poached Pears is a traditional French recipe that was originally developed to consume unattractive-looking fruits with a grainy flesh in a fancier way (kind of zero-waste recipe of old times, wasn’t it? 🙂 Preparation is very easy and can be very quick as well…

Spiced Cherry Lavash Cake

This is the cake of my childhood – and brings back memories of celebrating birthdays and name days with my family around the table. Most of the time with this very same cake. Traditionally we use ladyfinger biscuits instead of the lavash bread but lately, I was experimenting a lot with my recently most favorite…

Cocoa Wreath from Leavened Dough

My biggest struggle in writing this recipe was how to name it properly. Cocoa Wreath or perhaps Bundt Babka, or maybe a Kaisergugelhupf? Well, the truth is that my wreath is a bit of everything. This dough is very similar to one I make for Babka but shaped into a Wreath and baked in a…

Silken Tofu Mousse

As always, the simplest things are usually the best one, and frankly, this is so far my favorite non-baked vegan dessert of all. Creamy and rich yet light and delicate, sweetened just a little to appreciate the flavor of ingredients like Bourbon Vanilla and dark chocolate. This dessert is texture-wise something between the mousse and creamy custard, having…

Grandma’s Doughnuts

Doughnuts soft and fluffy like a cloud, filled with most delicious homemade fillings. Crunchy, fluffy, creamy. Following my Grandma’s recipe and proving doughnuts for several hours to develop the right kind of flavor and texture – we could not even expect different than a perfect result. I took a twist on those traditional Slovak doughnuts…

Orange & Olive Oil Muffins

Sweet and tangy. Simple yet sophisticated – Sunday morning & Friday night. That was just a few words that described those refreshing (and pretty) summer muffins that are, straightforward – enjoyed more by adults than kids. Strong flavor and aftertaste of olive oil is what makes them insanely delicious, irresistible, and kind of adult-ish. Your…

Moist Bundt Cake – Basic Recipe

Bundt Cake is a Slovak classic. If it’s a lazy Sunday afternoon treat or busy weekday breakfast you can’t go wrong with a Bundt Cake. The beauty of this cake is that it can be as simple and plain, made with just a couple of basic ingredients, as it can be luxurious and decadent, topped…

Vegan Koka Cookies

Koka Cookies or perhaps Koka Biscuits? They are full of rich cacao powder, crispy on the outside, and because of the banana, soft and chewy-ish in the center. Cookies contain just a small amount of coconut sugar and besides being vegan, they are naturally gluten-free as well. They taste best with a cup of dark…

Mini Pavlovas

In the last couple of weeks, I’ve been teaching classes on traditional Eastern European pastries where I only use egg yolks. Hence, ten egg whites in my fridge were getting older and older as I was trying to figure out what delicious treat they could turn into. Chocolate mousse did not sound very exciting to…