Spring Love: Flower Gem Cupcakes

“The earth laughs in flowers.” Ralph Waldo Emerson Like a secret, rarely made treat, the so called “white cake” does not sound as an old recipe, it seems rather modern and fresh… When made, it is elegant and ladylike. Making this peculiarly white and light sponge lacks any fanciful technique, yet it is quite remarkable…Until […]

Against Traditions: Dairy(milk and egg)-free Croissant

“Time has a wonderful way of showing us what really matters.” Margaret Peters Flaky, crumbling, crispy croissants at small cafés offer a bite  of timeless luxury when the warm-hearted pastry-lover explores through the shattering layers of buttery heaven… With small sips of strong coffee, the majority reaches for a second piece stored in the always-full baskets […]

A Baked Queen: Marvelous Marlenka Magic

“The keeping of bees is like the direction of sunbeams.” Henry David Thoreau Marlenka’s story goes like that…Marlenka is an ancient Armenian recipe that recently came to light in Czech Republic, where an Armenian pastry chef, Geyorg Avetisjan became famous making this honey cake  in 1995, that he called Marlenka – after his wife and daughter. […]

Eating Your Brew: Green Tea Macarons with Lemon Balm White Chocolate Ganache

“Tea … is a religion of the art of life.” Kakuzō Okakura Tea is an ancient treat of life that hosts a variety of joys among the nations of the entire world… tea is about warmth, about needs, about social togetherness, about refreshment, vitalization, and – for some might surprisingly – tea is about health…especially […]

Bread and Better: Breakfast Brioche Bun

“A good food is mouthwatering when you see it and finger licking when you eat it.” Amit Kalantri Yeasted breads and pastries made with enriched dough can be found all over the world. In the bread world, the term “enriched” means that these doughs are made with all the good stuff: milk, butter, eggs and […]

My Mommy’s Cocheenughts: Fried Cottage Cheese Doughnuts

“Everything gets better with milk.” Debasish Mridha Cottage cheese is a low-calorie, high-protein source of essential nutrients like calcium, iron, folate and vitamin A. Available in non-fat and low-fat varieties. Featuring either one percent or two percent milk fat, cottage cheese can be a healthy addition to the diet. Cottage cheese is a curd cheese […]