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Cakes, Dessert

Easy Orange olive oil cake recipe

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This Orange olive oil cake is moist and tender with subtle fruity notes from the olive oil and a bright, citrusy flavor from the orange.     Despite what I thought, the cake does not taste like oil, the flavor is delicate and delicious, and it is not greasy or heavy […]

Cookies, Dessert

Classic French Madeleines Recipe

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Madeleines are bite-sized French cookies with a buttery center and crispy edges characterized by the shell shape and signature hump. Delicate, with a subtle hint of lemon and vanilla, is the perfect treat to serve with a cup of tea. WHAT ARE MADELEINES:      Madeleines are tiny shell-shaped sponge […]

flourless passover chocolate cake
Cakes

Flourless Passover Chocolate Cake

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Hey there, it’s Passover time, and you know what that means – it’s time to indulge in some delicious flourless chocolate cake! Whether you’re observing the holiday or just looking for a rich and decadent dessert, this cake is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. In this blog post, I’ll […]

SCONES WITH ORANGE GLAZE
Breakfast, Dessert

Cranberry Orange Scone (Starbucks Copycat)

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Homemade and healthier version of the beloved Starbucks cranberry orange scone.   These scones are flaky and tender with a pronounced orange flavor, making them a perfect breakfast pairing to your Starbucks coffee. INGREDIENTS TO MAKE ORANGE CRANBERRY SCONES: Flour: Regular all-purpose flour. Butter: I can’t stress enough how important it is to […]

french chocolate ganche tart
Dessert, Pies & Tarts

French Chocolate Ganache Tart

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This French chocolate tart is the perfect treat for all chocolate lovers. Melt in your mouth buttery crust filled with a smooth and creamy layer of rich chocolate ganache.  I’m fascinated by how elegant this chocolate dessert is;  It makes the perfect treat for a birthday party or valentine’s day. […]

brazilian carrot cake
Cakes, Dessert

Brazilian Carrot Cake with Chocolate Topping

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This Brazilian carrot cake with chocolate topping is exquisite, with a soft, tender crumb and a decadent chocolate ganache on top.  I’m a massive fan of the American version of carrot cake, but I only allow myself to indulge on special occasions. The thick cream cheese frosting and the excessive […]

Cookies, Dessert

Baci di dama.

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Italian hazelnut cookies called ” Baci di dama,” in Italian, translated to English “lady’s kisses,” are sandwiches of shortbread cookies, usually made with hazelnut or almond flour and filled with a dollop of melted dark chocolate.  A LITTLE BIT OF HISTORY: They were created in the region of Piedmont, in northern Italy, during the 19th […]

Dessert, Special dessert

Easy Hanukkah donuts.

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Hanukkah donuts, also called “sufganiyot” in Hebrew, are pillowy balls of deep-fried dough filled typically with strawberry jam. They are similar to other doughnut recipes like Berliner or bomboloni.  WHAT ARE SUFGANIYOT? These delicious deep-fried donuts have been around since the 16th century. They are traditionally eaten at Hanukkah, the […]

Cookies, Dessert

Alfajores de maicena recipe

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“Alfajores de maicena” are delicious South American cookies. It is a luscious layer of “dulce de leche” sandwiched between two crumbly and melt-in-your-mouth cornstarch cookies. WHAT ARE ALFAJORES:   Alfajores are famous Argentinian cookies popular throughout Latin America, Spain, and Israel.  It consists of two discs of cornstarch butter cookies filled […]

Breakfast, Dessert, Special dessert

“Maritozzi” Italian sweet buns.

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Maritozzi is a fluffy brioche bun filled with fresh vanilla-infused whipped cream, and it is Roman’s favorite breakfast! WHAT’S MARITOZZI? Have you ever heard of “Maritozzi”? Those delicious Italian sweet buns are a Roman staple. A delicate brioche made with the best Italian olive oil, filled with vanilla bean whipped […]