Banana Power Bites

This cake always brings back memories of when I lived in Nepal. I used to bake it once a month for a regular trail-race competition I used to participate in. Each runner in the competition got a piece of my Banana Power Bite to energize before the long run. One thing to real quick mention here…

Palacinky – Slovak Style Pancakes

Pancakes, Crepes, Palatschinken, Blini, Blinciki, or in Slovak – Palacinky. This is the simple recipe for traditional Slovak Palacinky made my way. Everyone likes theirs differently – this is how I like mine. Very thin and crisp on the edges, with tiny holes in the center.  Fluffy, soft & simply delicious. Few tips before making Palacinky…

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…

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…

Fit Beetroot Brownies

Who loves beets in cakes as I do, will definitely love this moist and fudgy chocolate brownie that doesn’t just taste great but is on the healthier side of sweet treats as well. With this recipe, I am not aiming to imitate the taste of pure-chocolate brownies and hide the taste of beets to snack…

Poppy Seed Cake with Mascarpone Mousse and Berries

Lately, I got into baking traditional Slovak recipes and friends, I love it. Slovak cuisine is full of amazingly delicious dishes and sweets. Sweets, cakes, and desserts are a big part of our culture. If it’s three-course Sunday lunch or time for a Wednesday afternoon coffee, there is always a good reason for a nice…

Banana Cream(Cheese) Cake with Salted Caramel

Creamy and rich cream(cheese) cake with a buttery and crispy crust and delicious salted caramel on top. Can this get any better? Well, it actually can, especially when you manage to bake the same great-tasting cake that has at the same time a much better impact on your body. Lower in sugar and higher in nutritious…

Vegan Chocolate Mousse A.K.A Aquafaba

Delicious, a miraculous vegan dessert prepared from the most basic ingredient that’s always in stock at home-canned chickpeas. I love preparing recipes where nothing gets wasted and you use the most of each ingredient. This is a perfect example. From one can of chickpeas, you can make hummus and a delicious dessert at the same time. Wonderful, isn’t…