[cakesandcoffee 27] – Pineapple Delight

Today we have to drink and celebrate. What are we celebrating? That it’s summer and holiday season, the fact that we paid our bills, we’ll find something. :)))) I found several recipes for this cocktail, all of which are a combination of rum (Bacardi and Captain Morgan), coconut flavored rum (Malibu), and pineapple juice, plus/minus

[cakesandcoffee 25] – Portokalopita

I didn’t have time to bake a cake, but I ate Portokalopita at the mall, which is why I looked for the recipe, because at some point I will reproduce it myself. It’s like baklava, it’s just as sweet, but instead of walnut and syrup pie pastry, we have phyllo with a yogurt cream and

[cakesandcoffee 24] – biscotti

Biscotti or cantucci are Italian almond biscuits, which you have to soak in coffee or tea, otherwise you risk breaking your teeth in them. :))) The specifics of them, besides having whole almonds in them, are the fact that they are baked twice. Something that I did not understand the first time, but which in

[cakesandcoffee 23] – tart with lemon, mascarpone and fruits

Celebrate your inner woman with a decadent tart with lemon cream, a generous layer of whipped cream and mascarpone and fresh fruit garnish. 🙂 Chef’s work, of course. The disaster of me just wrote the recipe. 😛 Shortcut pastry: 200g flour, 100g butter, 1 egg yolk, 30g sugar, a pinch of salt and 1 tablespoon

[cakesandcoffee 22] – a glass of Hugo

When you go to visit friends and instead of coffee you get a glass of Hugo and cake, it means that it was a successful visit, which must be repeated. 😛 Hugo is a cocktail that appeared in 2005 in South Tyrol and is slightly alcoholic. You need prosecco, elderberry syrup, soda or mineral water

[cakesandcoffee 21] – trifle to start the year

Morning from 2022! We start the year strong, with recycled leftovers of cakes and other stuff in the fridge, to make room for the next disaster! 😀 😛 From last year I had to try a recipe for dessert from Aunt Martha Stewart. The classic trifle is actually an English recipe and consists of a

[cakesandcoffee 20] – zserbó

Jó reggelt kívánok or morning! From today until Christmas, you can try the best Transylvanian cake every day, Zserbó – Jerbo, Gerbeaud, Greta Garbo or a five-sheet walnut cake, as my grandmother wrote in her recipe book. The cake is named after Emil Gerbeaud, a Swiss confectioner, chocolate maker and entrepreneur of Hungarian descent, who

[cakesandcoffee 19] – chocolate cake

If you have the time and ingredients, here’s a quick chocolate cake recipe. 🙂 Just right for coffee. 😛 It’s a classic cake, with a cocoa sponge and a ganache cream, plus some fruit on top for the artistic impression. 😛 We had strawberries, you use what you have. Ingredients for the sponge: 4 eggs,

[cakesandcoffee 18] – plum cake

Because it is the autumn fruit season, today we have a plum cake, a disaster that is easy to make and super delicious. 😛 Basically, we have a sponge cake that we combine with some plums. If you don’t want plums, you can use pears or other seasonal fruits. For sponge cake we need 4

[cakesandcoffee 17] – meringue black cake

Meringue black cake is the cake our mother used to make for us from time to time, with a cocoa sponge and a soft meringue on top. Ingredients: 10 eggs, 10 tablespoons caster sugar, 4 tablespoons flour, 2 tablespoons cocoa, 6 tablespoons oil, baking powder. For the sponge, beat 6 egg whites with 6 tablespoons

[cakesandcoffee 16] – puff pastry with sour cherries

Well, it should have been a sour cherry strudel. I just didn’t have the time and desire to roll out the dough, so I turned to the puff pastry supply in the freezer. It turned out to be a medium-sized, slightly burnt disaster (because of the oven, not me, lol), with some fruit and the

[cakesandcoffee 15] – sponge cake

Today at coffee we have sponge cake (chec in Romanian), the best and simplest local cake, which our mother makes us since childhood. The cake I know is fluffy, white and cocoa top, with/ without nuts and that melts in your mouth. Yes, a super delicious disaster! 😛 Ingredients: 8 eggs, 8 tablespoons oil, 1

[cakesandcoffee 14] – tiramisu

Real Tiramisu, made by Chef, the classic recipe. With biscuits, coffee with Amaretto or Marsala and egg cream with mascarpone and sugar, covered with a generous layer of cocoa. First mentioned in a cookbook in the Venetian region, in 1983 and invented somewhere in the 60’s and 70’s, tiramisu in Italian means “take me/ get

[cakesandcoffee 13] – wild thyme and lemon tea

With wild thyme or Breckland thyme. Today in the category #cakesandcoffee we have a recipe for communion with the surrounding nature. From the hills of Dumbrăvița. 🙂 I don’t know if you’re a tea drinker. In our family, it is one of the drinks used almost all the time, not only in the cold season

[cakesandcoffee 11] – caramel tea

May March be as sweet as today’s tea. 😛 😀 🙂 In our family disaster we drink tea quite often, but they are generally herbal teas. If they are picked with your personal hands, even the better. 🙂 Burnt sugar tea or caramel tea was drunk in the camps and in the mountains, because caramel

[cakesandcofee 10] – streusel cake

Childhood cake. Slightly sweet according to our current preferences, but disastrously good. 😀 This time I respected the quantities of the ingredients, but next time I would reduce the amount of sugar in the icing to 100g instead of 150g; and I think that in the dough it could be halved as well. And if

[cakesandcoffee 8] – whipped cream cappuccino

Cappuccino with whipped cream, Kapuziner, café Viennois or Viennese cappuccino, probably appeared in the Austro-Italian parts in the 18th century. And one of the Habsburg legacies. 🙂 Cappuccino is a drink made up of three parts: a shot of espresso, a shot of hot milk and a part of milk foam. A total of 150-180

[cakesandcoffee 7] – Pear Cake

Maybe you’re wondering what Chef is up to these days? He’s dealing with cakes. :))))) This recipe came in handy, because otherwise I would have had to stress you with a coffee with amaretto or maybe a fruit tart… But don’t worry, we’ll see in the next episode… 🙂 So today we have a clean

[cakesandcoffee 6] – fruit muddy cake

I don’t know if you made ‘papaleașcă’ aka mud as a child, it’s extremely simple: some sand, some water, mix and you’re done, you can eat! 😛 😀 A similar principle applies to this simple cake, except that instead of sand you mix what you find in the fridge. 😀 More precisely, leftover fruits and

[cakesandcoffee 5] – biscuit and peach cake

In its native language, Biskuit-Pfirsich-Schnitten, it is a refreshing, diet cake (ok, semi, you will immediately see why: P) and slightly alcoholic. :))))) Perfect for coffee. And good for breakfast (because it’s 5 o’clock somewhere in the world anyway :D). Well, to better understand, this cake has no added sugar, but it is disastrously sweet.

[cakesandcoffee 4] – 3 cool coffees

If you want to impress your gang, today we have not one, but three (!!!) fancy coffee recipes. Which you can do at home without too much logistics. 🙂 Black coffee Simple, black coffee with no sugar, no milk or other additives. 🙂 It is the easiest way to make coffee. Basically you need a

[cakesandcoffee 3] – Cardamom Coffee Affogato

From the special series #cakesandcoffee today we have a very special recipe, a combined dessert, ice cream and coffee. 🙂 Affogato is an Italian dessert, based on coffee, respectively a cup of vanilla ice cream “drowns” in a shot of hot espresso. Newer recipes combine the two ingredients with liqueur, but I think the basic

[cakesandcoffee 2] – chocolate and amaretto cake

Well, I am pretty sure you’ll like the next cake very, very much !!! 😛 It is fluffy and it melts in your mouth, it is sweet and it is perfect for a cup of black coffee. 🙂 Ingredients: 2 cups flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 250g soft butter, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup brown

[cakesandcoffee 1] – poppy cake

We are starting a special series with cakes, homemade sweets and coffees (or teas, according to your preferences), for when you want to take a break, but you are tired of the classic crunchy stuff from the bag. 🙂 Today we have a recipe for a poppy cake, in its original version ‘poppy seed bread’