Jam filled butter cookies

These cookies make perfect holiday gifts and sweet treats for someone special year-around. Bake a batch with ingredients you probably already have at home, and share them this weekend 🙂 You won’t see it on this picture, but I have filled cookies with different types of jams (apricot and cherry) so it came out colourful and beautiful. Give it a try!
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German chocolate coffee cake

This past weekend I had my mother-in-law birthday so i baked delicious bday cake with her and our favourite things: chocolate, cocoa, coffee, nuts, milk and coconut. I used the basic German chocolate recipe and modified it for our taste. It turned out to be such a hit, even my picky nephews ate it 🙂 No cake was left at the end of the evening!

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French Beignets

These yummy little French fritters are found anywhere in New Orleans and for very good reason: they are unbelievably delicious. Beignets are made from a deep fried choux paste, which is dough made from yeast, flour, sugar, eggs, butter and evaporated milk. You can not go to New Orleans as often, but you can certainly make your own Beignets any time you want to. Now, the secret to these is cold fermentation. The best thing you can do as a home baker, leave the dough in the refrigerator overnight instead of letting it rise in a warm place. This process slows down the yeast development, while still allowing the enzymes that naturally occur in the flour to do their work (converting starches to sugars). It makes the dough more flavourful and very delicate. I encourage you to give it a try. I use the same approach when I make Brioche Loaf and, oh my, it tastes like heaven and very easy to make. I will be posting the recipe to it shortly. Continue reading “French Beignets”

Healthy breakfast muffins

There are probably hundreds of different yet similar recipes of muffins. Here’s my version of it. I use this base with rolled oats, ground flaxseed and chia seeds to make a healthy portable breakfast option. The only thing changes about it is what kind of nuts I use.  Continue reading “Healthy breakfast muffins”

The secret to a soft and chewy Naan

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I love homemade bread. Well, I quess my husband loves homemade bread and I love making him happy. So I guess it’s a win win. Plus, I mean homemade Naan? There’s not much better than soft, warm and chewy bread with butter. It’s stinking amazing.  The whole process takes me about an hour ( including inactive time 30 minites). The recipe yields 6 small Naan.  So here we go.
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Cream Puffs with fresh whip cream and strawberry filling

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Ingredients:

Dough:

½ cup plus 1 tbsp flour (sifted)

¼ cup butter

½ cup water

¼ tsp salt

2 eggs (at room temperature)

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Artisan Bread (no knead)

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Hello friends,

Today I’m sharing with you my quick and easy recipe of delicious artisan bread with crunchy golden crust and soft texture on the inside. Having warm bread with butter and jam brings out memories of my childhood 🙂 . Hope you give it a try.

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