Category Archives: Pastries

  • Bulgarian Burek

    Posted on January 2, 2017 by in Breakfast, Christmas, Mains, Pastries, Recipes

    The famouse Lebanese author Gibran Khalil Gibran used to say that the orient begins where the toillets smell and people drink boza. Now hundred years later, we are no longer talking of the orient as such little more does any one mention this wonderous drink that could be sampled only in Bulgaria and Turkey called […]

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  • Apricot Frangipane Cake

    Posted on July 15, 2015 by in Desserts, Pastries, Recipes

    It is a Belgian summer. Tender, tempered and capricious. One day bursting with sunshine, brightness and delight with temperatures warming the land in their near 30C. The next day, cooly sofisticated greyness showers the smiling plants with temperatures declining to no more then 16C. Yet, we love it all and we learn how to arrange […]

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  • Crust pastry cookies

    Posted on June 15, 2014 by in Desserts, Pastries, Recipes

    Have you ever made a crust pastry for a cake, wondering what to do with the left over dough? Sophisticated professional chefs seem to suggest that freezing the remaining crust pastry dough for a second time use could be an evident option. I really do not mind freezing food. Anything that makes family life easy […]

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  • Raspberry Cheesecake

    Posted on June 15, 2014 by in Desserts, Pastries, Recipes

    It is almost the end of the school year exams period. Hectic studying is going on at home. Shall we review the mathematics first, or shall we rehearse the English? How can a caring parent give it all to the little ones, making sure they do their best? However anxious we may be with the […]

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  • Apple Pie

    Posted on February 15, 2014 by in Desserts, Pastries, Recipes

    Valentine may be over but even a few days later we are still offering little signs of affection at home. I have promised to bake an Apple cake for my dearest ones. Making the promise was easy, choosing between making an Apple Strudel or an Apple Pie was really, really  difficult. For an Apple Strudel […]

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  • Bread Buns

    Posted on November 23, 2013 by in Breakfast, Pastries, Recipes

    My husband made these lovely Saturday morning breakfast bread buns. I must admit there is something magical about a man in the kitchen early in the morning… Yes, undeniably I am immensely proud of him and he is all mine! I love Saturday and Sunday morning breakfast at home. No stress and rush to quickly […]

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  • Rosemary Garlic Bread

    Posted on June 9, 2013 by in Mains, Pastries, Recipes

    There are some recipes, that simply work. One only needs to follow the instructions, step by step, trust the culinary professional who understands what he is talking about and enjoy the delicious result coming out of the oven, reaping the compliments gracefully and with style. Yes, it is that simple… We were having a business […]

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  • Apricot Almond Tart

    Posted on June 1, 2013 by in Desserts, Pastries, Recipes

    Bright and sunny, fragrantly rich June is a month full of promise. It is everywhere I turn around. In the luscious greenness of the trees, in the variety of flower blossoms, in the fragrance of the first summer fruits. I cannot resist the flowers on the market. How can one choose between the roses blushing […]

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  • Sweet Easter Bread

    Posted on May 9, 2013 by in Celebrations, Easter, Pastries, Recipes

    Baking your own sweet Easter bread is not for the faint hearted, but for the ones committed to patience, sensitivity and lightness of touch. Once the dough has been mastered, the rest of the preparation is simply a piece of cake. I could describe in full detail each step of the process, but the easiest […]

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  • Classic Scones

    Posted on November 11, 2012 by in Breakfast, Pastries, Recipes

    It has been a while ago… I still distinctly remember the small bakery shop in Wales where a dear friend of mine had brought me once to have a proper English afternoon tea with scones, clotted cream and strawberry jam. We spoke about  friendship and life, we bought antiques and we parted with a promise […]

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