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Banana peanut butter popsicles

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3 ingredients, no sugar added, guilt free and healthy. Because lately if there is something that really gets me excited are 3 ingredient recipes and something cold to make my life a little bit better. So, you’ll need: 2 ripe bananas 2 tsp peanut butter 125 ml of greek yogurt splash of lemon juice pinch of salt if your peanut butter is unsalted (optional) pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg (optional) METHOD: smash the bananas with […]

Cardamom cookies 2.0

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This is actually a recipe I already posted of the blog buuuut back then I was too cool to add the measurements as well, therefore my repost now. Also, the first time I made them, turned out quite tacky but this time, my God! Airiness, fluffiness heaven melts into your mouth.  You’ll need: 400 grams of rice flour 125 gr unsalted melted butter 1 cup of icing sugar 1 large egg yolk 3/4 tsp ground […]

Cozonac Moldovenesc

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Ah, the Romanian sweet bread. A caloric bomb, eaten in my family just on Easter time, a recipe that represents hard work, stress and family unity. Yeah, the joy of Cozonac. Also comes with stomach ache while eaten in large quantities. Also kudos to grandma who gave me the tray you see in the image! Not to mention BIG thanks to my parents for video assisting me, living with the same intensity as I was, […]

Soft hot cross buns

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So, #easteriscoming. And yours truly did something to her jaw and can’t chew. She is also allergic to white flour. – In other words, I made some absolutely delicious whole grain soft hot cross buns that I can’t eat. But you do and you’ll need: 150 ml lukewarm milk 1 package dry yeast 70 grams sugar 1 egg the zest of one lemon and one orange 100 grams raisins vanilla essence 80 grams melted butter […]

Mucenici Moldovenesti

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I feel like this post needs to be bilingual (Romanian below, btw), mostly: because translating the name of it would be wrong (Moldavian martyrs – who wants to bake martyrs, right) because naming it in Romanian and presenting the recipe in English is wrong too. This recipe is a once-per-year type of recipe and we do it for the 9th of March. On 9th of March we celebrate 40 Christian martyrs who got persecuted for refusing to pray […]

How to make Walnuts (Nuci)

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These ones: Me and my parents keep on sending each other packages of German/Romanian goodies and with each packages come surprises. Besides lots of emotional cries, the last package came with Walnuts (Nuci), a meticulous Romanian dessert that is pretty much a must for every festive occasion. You’ll need a special baking mold for this, in a walnut shape. If you don’t have it, you can easily find it here. Anyways, let’s get back to what […]

Delicious Christmas tree decorations

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This year I went full on gingerbread cookies as decorations for my Christmas tree. A good decision. A very yummy, Christmassy smelly one. I mean, it can’t go more Christmassy than that. For the cookies you will need: 2 cups of flour 2 tsp ground ginger 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg 1/4 tsp ground cloves 1/4 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt 1/2 cup of room temperature butter 1/3 cup dark brown […]

Mighty pupcakes

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I might have discovered the secret for having the ultimate fluffy gorgeous looking cupcakes. Or pupcakes in my case. It was Napoleon’s first birthday and after a quite eventful birthday I have decided to bake him some pupcakes because well…he is a good boy in the end. Only that I got friends over and tipsy and a roast in the oven that seemed it will never get cooked so I left the pupcakes on the […]

Easy peasy almond-apple-strudel-pie

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That I love Autumn there is no doubt. And that there is no coincidence in between the color of the leaves and baked pies. No coincidence at all. It is meant to be. Autumn = pies. Anyway, last Friday I cooked some balkan ‘fusion’ cuisine where the Bosnian burek met the Romanian cartofi taraneşti and I got some filo pastry left. Meaning almond-apple-strudel-pie. An invention; very good. You mix half a cup of chopped almonds […]

Why don’t we use cardamom in cookies all the time?

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Yes, my exact thoughts when I first tried  the cardamom cookies I made a while back. Since my whole week was rather hectic, I couldn’t be up to day with the Persian food posts, so here comes the last one, The cardamom cookies. The recipe is easy, all you need is some rice flour (easily found in the Asian supermarkets) some ground cardamom, sugar and butter. The butter is melted, the sugar is added, both […]