Chocolate Jaffa Tart

Chocolate Jaffa Tart

Cookies and tarts are probably as far as my dough “tolerance” go (although every now and then it’s nice to have something that is “heavier” in the flour department). I’ll stay on a lighter side of dough for now. Topped with Ferrero Rochers, this week’s delightful dessert combines bittersweetness of chocolate with a zesty orange twist. Perfect with afternoon tea or morning coffee alike. Continue reading

Alfajores

Alfajores

South America has a lot to offer for sure, but for me it will always start where it should – with an “A” for “Alfajores”. I’m not a huge coconut fan, so instead of going for a traditional variation with shredded coconut, I just dusted my alfajores with icing sugar. I also “cheated” with dulce de leche by simply boiling a can of condensed milk for 4 hours as we used to do in our childhood. To say I’m happy with how those turned out would be a huge understatement. Enjoy! Continue reading

Gingery Pear and Honey Cake

Moist, Xmas’y spicy, with a tender velvety texture. I am generally not a big fan of pears in desserts, but this one is somewhat an exception. If fresh pears are not available, canned will do just fine. To my taste this cake is better without the frosting, but the first time I try something new I generally make it “by the book”. See if you join “with” or “without” fanclub. Enjoy! Continue reading

Citrus Cake

Citrus Cake

Another superb idea to utilise lemon curd leftovers that have been sitting in my fridge since Lemon Curd Cheesecake took the stage some weeks ago. For those who happen not to have any leftovers of the sort, lemon curd can be made from scratch (see Lemon Curd Cheesecake recipe earlier in my blog). For a lazy option, use ready-made off-the-shelf varieties.
Aaaanyway, this week’s delightful Citrus Cake strikes a perfect balance between zestiness and sweetness and is ideal for those who prefer something ‘less sweet’. Enjoy! Continue reading