I remember my grandmother baking the most delicious Easter cakes with raisins. She always dyed eggs with onion skins and baked Easter yeast cakes on Thursday...
A wonderful alternative to traditional crepes and pancakes - they aren’t like classic thin crepes or fluffy sourdough pancakes. The taste of carrot pancakes is brighter, they are perfect with savory fillings, for example, cream cheese with herbs or gravlax.
I adore these plump sourdough crepes, in which you need to put twice as much filling; I adore these large holes through which condensed milk and sour cream flow; I love this aroma that fills the whole house.
My mom used to cook this cake roll for me when I was a child. Then my husband fell in love with it; there was even a moment when I cooked it every week because it is so delicious. Lemon cake roll is not only a delicate sponge cake but sweet and sour lemon filling - that is a perfect combination. This wonderful dessert is very easy to prepare and you will definitely love it!
I think this is my fifth experiment with banana pancakes. I started by adding one banana to the apple pancakes batter and ended up with a vegan version.
What to do if you want crepes with small holes, but there is no time for yeast dough? It's easy - a drop of soda and citric acid will do their black magic and you’ll have just perfect crepes.
Medovik is a classic Russian honey cake made with layers upon layers of honey choux pastry and whipped sour cream. As much as my husband loves a medovik I hate making choux pastry for it. That’s why I cook a fake medovik - my husband is happy, and I continue to cook a yummy honey cake with flaky shortcrust pastry layers and creamy honey frosting.
For a long time, my husband and I preferred to celebrate New Year in some warm places, like seaside spots, or vice versa we visited perfect winter destinations, it was our tradition. And then one day we broke this tradition and decided to stay at home. Perhaps, it happened because our friends came to visit us, or maybe we had already spent all our travel budget - it doesn’t matter. That was the year when we just moved to Amsterdam and a lot of our friends visited us. Their visits lasted for two years and then the stream of friends dried up.
You may ask: where is the tradition and how does this story relate to the recipe? It's simple, we have started a new tradition! Every New Year, or rather December 31, my husband and I come up with a treat that we cook.
My grandmother knows how to cook amazing crepes without yeast - thin, ruddy, and very aromatic. For a very long time it didn't work out for me, and then I realized that if you change the process a little, then magic happens and the crepes turn out to be perfect.
The smells of this dish beckon you to dive in, but control yourself - a little patience, and your plate will have the most tender chicken that is easily separated from the bones, with an amazing vegetable sauce!
Before my husband and I had a baby, we traveled a lot and always chose the same airline. And on board, as expected, they gave lunch and a little treat, which we always waited for and enjoyed like children. It was a fantastic tiny lemon cake - slightly sour, moist, and not cloyingly sweet. Perhaps all the magic was in anticipation of adventure on the way there and in the joy of returning home on the way back. But at that particular moment, we felt the beginning of our holidays. And one day I managed to bake our perfectly moist lemon cake at home and now I want to share this recipe with you!
At some point, I don't remember where and when I tasted scones and it was love from the first bite. They are not too sweet, not too dry, not too crumbly, not too wet… on the whole, the scones are perfect! Then I tasted raisin scones and realized that these are the pastries that I’m ready to eat for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. If you have never cooked them, try it, this is one of the simplest recipes, and the result won’t leave anyone indifferent.