I love June and its wonderful cherries with their firm texture and addictive sweetness. They are my favorite fruits. They are perfect served as dessert, added in salads or in sweet treats, but eaten right from the tree are even better. They taste like chidhood!
With an acute childhood nostalgia, an intense sweet craving and a dangerously low blood sugar level I decided this morning that it’s the perfect moment to bake a cherry tart. Even though it’s a sweet tart, the crust is sugarless. It is a pâte à foncer, a dough made from flour, sugar, egg and salt. I love how the salty crust enhances the flavor of the filling. This tart has 3 components: the flaky crust, the coffee glazed cherries and the delicate custard. I can honestly say that this is the best tart I’ve ever had! Continue reading Cherry Tart
Today I present you strawberry-banana muffins with honey-vanilla frosting, the best muffins I’ve ever tasted. They are simply addictive. If they sound complicated, I tell you that they are possibly the simplest dessert you’ll ever make. If they sound exquisite, you’re perfectly right. They are so tender and fragrant and they are perfect for breakfast or brunch. In case you want to dress them up a little bit, I strongly suggest you to frost them with this decadent yet healthy honey and vanilla cream.
Since I caught your attention I’ll proceed further and I’ll confess that this is a dairy-free dessert. Both the muffin and the frosting are dairy-free. The muffins contain flour, Demerara sugar, eggs, bananas, strawberries and olive oil, while the frosting is made from coconut oil, honey and vanilla extract. As simple as that. Continue reading Strawberry-Banana Muffins with Honey-Vanilla Frosting (Dairy-Free)
Yogurt and cranberry pie is a sweet & sour dessert, perfect on a warm spring / hot summer evening. It is so refreshing and very easy to make! You just have to remember to defrost some phyllo pastry sheets and the job is half done. If you have the attention of a 5 year old and the memory of a 100 year old, like a have almost every single day sometimes, this is the most difficult part. After you get the first part done, you just have to mix some ingredients in a bowl, and the filling is ready. Continue reading Cranberry and Yogurt Pie
I like my cornbread decently sweet and not “dessertly” sweet and I’ve never found a recipe on my taste. I’m not saying there isn’t, I just never came across one. So I had to make my own recipe. I knew my ingredients from the start, but getting the right proportions was the tricky part. So I had to experiment. Seven times, to be accurate. The final result was a moist cornbread with a mildly sweet taste and a strong, but not overpowering corn flavor. Continue reading Cornbread