Archive for Desserts

Cinnamon, Nut and Raisin Roll.

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I know, I know, we should eat less gluten, and maybe ditch the white flour all together, but since nobody in my family is sensitive to gluten, I like to spoil them once in a while. Today is Saturday, the weather is awesome, the sun is shining, my family is home, and I love days like this more than anything else in the world. What a wonderful day to have tea on the deck. As I was thinking of what to bake today, I remember coming across a very interesting recipe on one of the Russian cooking sites. Well, the recipe itself is not unique, it’s a cinnamon yeast dough roll, but the presentation swept me off my feet. » Read more

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Strawberry and Sour Cream Jello

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Sour cream and strawberries desert (15)

What can I say- the name of this dessert speaks for itself! We all know the ‘strawberries and cream’ combination. Here I am suggesting sour cream, or probably even plain yogurt for a healthier version. Sometimes I use fresh berries, sometimes frozen, sometimes- both, as I did here. These ingredients yield 3 (1-Cup) servings of the dessert. » Read more

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Apple coffee cake (Sharlotka)

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I was looking near and far for the perfect apple cake recipe; we call it Sharlotka in my country. It is very popular back home, and I’ve tried a few of the recipes before, but still thought they all were missing something. So I decided to look through several recipes and  figure out the combination of ingredients that I like. » Read more

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