A dear friend shared this recipe with my family many years ago and it has changed the way I prefer my Baklava. This recipe has been the center of attention at many family and friend gatherings as well as a requested banquet and bakery pastry item at the hotel I worked for.
One of the very few things I like about cooler weather is the urge to bake up something warm and delicious. For those who know me well, there are few things that I despise, and cold is one of them. Thankfully, a cozy chocolate banana bread will fulfill my craving for comfort on dreary cold…
Who doesn’t enjoy a sweet treat consisting of a delicately crunchy wafer cookie that sandwiches indulgent dark chocolate or raspberry filling? Kids and adults alike favor the “Milano Cookie” made by Pepperidge Farms for its satisfying rich butter taste and delicate flavors.
Белочка, which literally translates “Squirrel” from Russian, is a quicker and easier version of the Russian Honey Cake. My first encounter with this cake was the day before my wedding. To solve the problem of running out of dessert, (which would be catastrophic for a Russian wedding) my quick-witted bridesmaid aptly whipped up a dozen…
Making pies is such a fun process, providing plenty of room for artistic expression and incorporating layers of flavors. Best of all, the reward of digging your fork into a perfectly flaky pie crust and hurriedly slurping up a juicy fruit or berry filling makes all the hard work worthwhile.
Strawberries are one of those foods that just breathe summer. Whether you prefer them fresh, or preserved, its important to retain that refreshing flavor. Strawberries may seem very plain and ordinary but underneath that juicy goodness is a healthy dose of antioxidants and folic acid. This versatile recipe can easily be used for other berries…
The whole house gets filled with a warm sweet-bread-like aroma as fresh crepes are cooked, thin round sheets of goodness slathered with butter. Crepes are heavenly just with a healthy brushing of butter but the most simplest way we enjoyed them growing up was folded into triangles and dipped into homemade jam or preserves.
This is one cake that brings back childhood memories of birthday parties shared with crowds of cousins, aunts and uncles and of course a homemade Russian Napoleon cake.
Crème Brûlées are one of the most popular desserts served in fancy restaurants. Have you ever wondered what makes what makes them so popular? The creamy, silky texture of a well made crème brûlée appeals to many people of different ages, cultures, and backgrounds.
One of the very first things I made at culinary school was chocolate chip cookies. Back then, I thought, everyone knows how to make that, right? Wrong. Apparently, there is more science to making the perfect chocolate chip cookie than I imagined.