Tag: Festive

Mango Cream Layer Cake

Mango Cream Layer Cake

This cooking/baking and blogging job isn’t always hard work… It’s nice to get a readily made cake delivered to your kitchen for a quick shoot, before it’s transported on for a party. My mom made this intricate, layered sponge, mango and cream cake for my nephew’s 6th birthday. Tt was, apparently, one hell of a...

Pink Sugar Cookies

Pink Sugar Cookies

i temporarily thought these pictures here were all lost… turns out sometimes fate isn’t just a bitch, read: they were securely stashed away on an sd card, as they’re supposed to, and eventually, i found said lost sd card with the pink pictures on it. heureka![gap height=”20″] had i not found them, you wouldn’t be...

Springlike Watercress Soup

Springlike Watercress Soup

for some, working out is the main source of energy, and for me it occasionally is. though recently i’m much more into “slowing down” while exercising, not pushing my limits. i.e. ballet and yoga do the trick. so graceful and cute – or much rather admittedly ridiculous and lots of fun, those ballet classes for...

Cheese Cake Filled Easter Eggs

Cheese Cake Filled Easter Eggs

easter has always been a serious business at our house… especially when i was a kid, my family would plan the easter egg hunt meticulously. most years, we were at my aunt’s & uncle’s house in the south of france with a huge pine forest as a garden. hunting for chocolate meant we were stuck...

Cherry Cardamom Pavlova

Cherry Cardamom Pavlova

pavlova! i don’t think this ever gets boring. clouds of meringues, tart, boozy cherries on top,  hints of cardamom… what’s not to like? in other words: i’m really into pavlova. i mean i wish i could be one. no! i really mean: i just really like pavlova. full stop. and i can’t wait for spring...

Winter Feast

Winter Feast

as much as i love to cook and entertain, i’m not complaining when i’m invited for dinner, either. especially at my mom’s. she’s a grat cook and i’m always happy when she’s in one of those ‘showing off’ modes, like she was pre holidays on that particular night. i’ve kept the pictures hidden way too...

Champagne Cake Pops

Champagne Cake Pops

i’ve always wanted to make cake pops, but then again, for some reason or other, they do feel a little premature…? you know, like studs on clothes and shoes (some might say) – although i totally have a weak spot for studs (still). this does not mean i’m working hard on not buying anything with...

Vegetarian Holiday Sides

Vegetarian Holiday Sides

merry christmas, still! i hope you enjoy the holidays. i might have a couple of pounds more on the scale. but hey, i’ll enjoy the festivities and the overindulgence (ahem) while it lasts. that was my promise to myself. and that means i won’t stop before the new year.

Black Forest Trifle

Black Forest Trifle

i love baking cakes. which i do, of course, to obtain something: a good result, a pretty to look at (ideally) and yummy cake. both, equally. well, for this cake, what i wanted to obtain was a black forest layer cake, with three layers of lush chocolate cake and mascarpone cream, röteli (a swiss cherry...

(More) Holiday Nibbles

(More) Holiday Nibbles

i have a weakness for sweet things… and recently, i’ve discovered my affinity for baking holiday cookies, too! mailänderli, even – a swiss holiday butter cookie. so this is a potpourri post, dedicated to a variety of (last minute) holiday nibbles: mailänderli, christmas tree sugar cookies and sugared cranberries (which, by the way, you can...