Swedish Cinnamon & Cardamom Kanelbullar

Traditional Swedish buttery pastry filled with Cinnamon & Cardamom filling. Anytime I am in Sweden, Kanelbullar is a must. These delicious pastries baked on every corner and smelling streets away and are a Swedish staple eaten for breakfast and as a part of a daily Fika. Fika in Sweden is a kind of ritual, enjoyed…

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…

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…

Best Homemade Pizza from Scratch

Are you craving a rich and chewy crispy bottom pizza with those crunchy dark spots and flavorful well-developed dough? So was I, as my favorite pizza place here in New York City closed down a couple weeks ago. As I am not a fan of bad food and frozen pizza belongs to this category, I developed…

Homemade Croissants – Recipe for Beginners

Have you guys ever wondered if it is possible to make those beautiful, flaky and crispy croissants that are displayed at fancy coffee shops at your home? Good news! It definitely is. You can make them from ingredients that are easy to get at your local supermarket, without any professional equipment, using a technique that is…

Poppy Seed Vegan Babka

This delicious vegan leavened dough is perfect for most sweet sourdough-ish recipes. I was skeptical at the beginning of how this dough will behave and how it will taste when baked. No milk, no butter, no eggs. I always thought that butter is simply irreplaceable when it comes to sourdough pastries. Taste-wise and property-wise. As I…