Monthly Archives: March 2014

Berry Birthday Cake

 

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Daylight saving time has happened. Yesterday we made the switch and, even though I love the result of it and the long warm days that are coming our way, today I feel bummed out. My poor body is just not meant for waking up at 6:30 AM. It is not even meant for waking up at 7:30 AM, but some how I’ve found the way to persuade it to do it. But not today, obviously 6:30 is not negotiable. The good thing is that today is almost over, and hopefully tomorrow I will enjoy a new fresh start of the new time, because summer is coming and a little sleep deprivation can’t ruin this for me. Continue reading

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The Daring Bakers: Nougat

 

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The March 2014 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Rebecca of BakeNQuilt. She challenged us to learn to make classic nougat and to make it our own with our choice of flavors and add-ins.

So we had to make Nougat. And a daring challenge it was. Continue reading

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Chocolate Salami Cake

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This recipe is old, very old. It’s been around way before I showed up, and my mother, and my grandmother. I grew up with it, and until this very day this is the one of the most popular and classical deserts around here. I have seen similar recipes in Spanish, Italian, Turkish, Russian and all kind of sites, and initially I was a little shaken that other nations do it too, and that the origin of the recipe is probably from another country. But when you live in a small country, located on a crossroad between Europe and Asia, a lot of diverse cultures influence the cooking, living, and habits, expanding our horizons and becoming a part of our nature.

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Apple Coffee Cake

 

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You can not go wrong with apples.

Seriously, no matter what dessert you are making, apples are a winner every time.

And if you throw in some cinnamon, and some nuts, prepare for a massive treat. Classic combinations exist for a reason, and the reason is ‘cause they work. Еvery time. Continue reading

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Chocolate Sheet Cake

 

 

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I needed an idea for a chocolate cake. And this time a needed it to be easy, because sometimes I’m just not in the mood for a multi-component dessert. There are days when I need a gorgeous treat without too much pressure. And this cake delivered everything that I could possible want, and it delivered it big time. Continue reading

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