My beloved Husband’s lunch, a seductive take on the good, old sandwich: Ham and Cheese Bread

  This is a delicious, easy appetizer, and always a hit! Ham and flavoursome cheese are baked inside rolls with a tasty spread mixed from horseradish, cream cheese and sour cream to form delicious grab-and-go twisted sandwiches. The history of the ham and cheese sandwich has been researched and investigated for a number of years by many culinary thinkers. […]

Do you care for a tropical break? Piña Colada Cupcakes

August 16, 1954 it must have been a very hot day in Puerto Rico…In San Juan at the Caribe Hilton’s Beachcomber Ramón “Monchito” Marrero was requested by the hotel management to mix a new signature drink that would please, delight and excite their rather posh clients. Monchito accepted the challenge, and after three months of intense trying, blending and […]

Sweet Kiss on the Lips: Chocolate and Morello Cherry Cupcake

Cherries are really sweet and charming. They cuddle the lips with juicy, syrupy touch and provide immediate comfort to the thirty or hungry explorer. Cherries had centuries to learn how to indulge the human kind. The ancestors of today’s domestic cherries originated in the Caucasus Mountains and were carried to Europe (Rome) in ancient times. […]

Salty Seduction: Home-made Mini Pretzelz

According to The History of Science and Technology, by Bryan Bunch and Alexander Hellemans, in 610 AD “…an Italian monk invents pretzels as a reward to children who learn their prayers. He calls the strips of baked dough, folded to resemble arms crossing the chest pretiola… ” The name resembles ‘pretzel’, meaning “little rewards”. So […]

Red Onion Sourdough

It is usually overlooked in preference for the larger, more flavoursome white  variety but red onion could help prevent heart disease, researchers  claim. Researchers have discovered that it helps remove bad cholesterol from the body, which can cause  heart attacks and strokes.   Recipe: Mix 100 g mature starter thoroughly with 50 g water and 50 g flour […]

Baking the perfect sound…Crackin’ Baker’s Stick (Grissini)

So how does one bake a sound?  I could suggest to have “four and twenty blackbirds baked in a pie”…or I could encourage the “baker’s man”-reader to “pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake”. Maybe shall I ask the Queen of Hearts to make some tarts? Possibly I should turn to the Englishman and “grind his bones to make my bread”.  Although, […]

Mimi’s Name Day Surprise: Salted Caramel Cupcakes

“Passion rebuilds the world for the youth. It makes all things alive and  significant.” /Ralph  Waldo Emerson/ I am passionate about unusual flavours that do not match as they create weird and wonderful results, giving new dimensions to known favourites. In general, when foods are grouped we have savoury and sweet – opposites. Opposites though? Are they? […]