[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 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 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 or Greta Garbo cake

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 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

[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 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

Special ep. – Plum Tart

Plum tart, low sugar version. I used a round tray, suitable for exactly 4 servings. It is a tart with less dough and a lot of fruits, yummmy. ? The dough is also half the normal amount: I made two sheets of 125g flour with 63g butter and 3 tablespoons of cold water, a pinch

Special ep. – Quince Tart

Quince tart, has the smell of autumn and the taste of ginger. :))) It is also a variant with very little sugar, 1-2 tablespoons for 1 kg of fruit. The dough is also half the normal amount: I made two sheets of 125g flour with 63g butter and 3 tablespoons of cold water, a pinch

[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.

Special ep. [fromcommunism] – căcăuele

Well, but what are “căcăuele”? 🙂 They are small cakes with jam, cocoa and nuts, similar to muffins and cut with a glass, in the shape of a crescent. Hence the name in Romanian – the synonym for crescent is “semilună”. The recipe comes from Oana’s mother’s notebook. 🙂 You need 3 eggs, 1 cup

[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’

Ep. 107 – turned puff pastry with pineapple and caramel

Today we have a recipe from friends. That like to burn the caramel. 😀 🙂 😛 Well, in a saucepan (which can be used in the oven) make some caramel sauce – put sugar on the fire, burn lightly, quench with a little water and butter. When it has the consistency of a sauce, remove

Ep. 100 – Claudia cake :)

After exactly 10 years since I got the recipe and 99 episodes of #disasterinthekitchen, I set out to make the only cake that, for unexplained reasons, is called Claudia. 🙂 Although, originally, it is also known as Albina or Albinița cake, more than likely due to the bee honey sheets. 🙂 Hungarians have their own

Ep. 98 – Black Forest gâteau 

Out of love for you (and especially for me: P), Chef made us the Black Forest cake today, the famous German cake also known as the Black Forest gâteau or Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte. The cake, in its original version, contains four main ingredients: a chocolate top, cherries, whipped cream and cherry liqueur (sour cherry). In our

Ep. 91 – 321 dough (linzer, isler)

Well, you will see the best pictures today, the ones for guests, but to get to this level I can tell you that I burned a few trays of cookies in the last two or three Christmases. 🙂 Dough 321 as I name it, to make it easier to remember, is a very fine dough

Special ep. – panettone

When you don’t know how to make brioche, what do you do? You make panettone. 🙂 On one of the few times I tried to make a brioche, it grew, looked impeccable, but had no taste. Because I forgot to put salt in it. :))) It’s just that this year I discovered some candied fruits

Ep. 83 – walnuts and zucchini muffins

How disastrous I am, I never thought it would come out right away! And more than that, that they will be fluffy like that good childhood cake and that they will melt in the mouth, being so tasty…. Super ultra mega yummy! ❤ ❤ Recipe: 1 cup flour, 1/2 sachet baking powder, a pinch of

Ep. 74 – minciunele (sweet fried ribbons)

Minciunele (in English, little lies) or scovergi or sweet fried ribbons, a traditional Romanian sweet pastry. 6 egg yolks, 100g wine, 1 teaspoon butter, flour as it needs. Fried in an oil bath. Oioioioiiii how good they were !!! ❤ I could tell a lie that I made them, but no, I’m too much of

Ep. 64 – biscuit salami (chocolate salami)

Well and what do we have here? Biscuit salami. ❤ Childhood dessert, comfort food, de-li-ci-ous, are all synonymous for the same thing, an easy dessert to make, whose recipe I learned in secondary school. Yes, I had some kind of cooking/ housekeeping classes from which I didn’t learn much, except the recipes for biscuit salami,

Ep. 60 – banana pancakes with apple sauce

An option for the days when you don’t know what to eat for breakfast. ? Banana pancakes are the version with a thick dough, which still flows easily. I made you dizzy, I know! :)) Well, the quantities are approximate, because I never measure the ingredients. Sorry. 🙂 A ripe banana, crushed with a fork,

Ep. 54- apple crumble

Grease a saucepan with a little butter. You gracefully throw away leftover apples, which you can use in a cake or compote, cleaned and cut into pieces or slices, it really doesn’t matter. Sprinkle with cinnamon and possibly cardamom and, if you want, sugar. On top, cover the layer of apples with the noodles made

Ep. 49 – brownies

Especially for the woman in you, overcooked brownies. ❤ I almost burned them – logically – but how good they came out, you can’t even imagine !!!! ? Well, I had the recipe for many years, but this is the first time I’ve done it. Which is why I kept the cake in the oven

Ep. 40 – quick puff pastry with apples

We celebrate the beginning of the new year with episode 40 from the series of personal kitchen disasters ? Who would have thought I was such a… disaster? Well, not even me. :))) Today, what else, a quick dessert with apples. ? We buy frozen puff pastry from Kaufland – find their brand of pastry

Ep. 37 – blueberry muffins

1 cup sugar, half a packet of butter (100-125 g), 2 large eggs, half a cup of milk, 2 cups flour, 1 cup frozen blueberries, salt, baking powder and vanilla sugar. (1 cup of 250 ml) Ingredients at room temperature. It’s just that my butter was from the freezer, so I put it in the

Ep. 35 – apple tart

I intended to make a plum tart, only to find out that I had no edible fruits, while I had already made the dough. So an apple tart came out, a really good one. :)) Three large apples, cut into cubes and put on the fire, in a saucepan (sugar is optional), until softened, at

Ep. 33 – yogurt pie

Well, let’s me tell you, I have an extremely complicated relationship with dairy products. But some year ago I attended a course in Bucharest, where I discovered chees puffs. After several years (I told you, complicated) I started to appreciate the cheese pies from Obor. And after many more years, I didn’t turn my nose

Ep. 32 – cake with poppy seeds and berries

This is some unbelievable recipe that I tried.. :)))) Do you know all those beautiful pictures on pinterest and professional blogs with cakes as if they were taken out of the magazine? Well, they’re just in magazines, right? :)))) Because in reality they look like the mixture below. ? So, at one point I looked

Ep. 30 – sponge cake with cherries

There is nothing better to celebrate a long autumn than a classic cherry cake. Well Claudia, cherries from where? From the freezer or a jar. ? Drained well. I had a fat-free sponge cake recipe in my notebook, after which I remembered the sponge made with oil, so I called a friend. ? Chef said

Ep. 24 – Cinnamon Rolls

5 minute variant. ? With one condition, well, maybe two. :)) Do not read the label and ignore the amount of sugar. ? You pay a nice visit to Auchan; in the bread/ cake section they sells brioche dough (you can also try in other networks or bakeries/ confectioneries). At home, spread the dough thin

Ep. 16 – Countryside Cake with Redcurrants

Inspired rom the German countryside, a cake with a shortcrust pastry and a meringue with redcurrants and almond flakes. A perfect countryside… :))) Well, from the start I have to admit that I’m not just a mess in the kitchen, I’m also a bit masochistic :)) All year long I longed to make meringue cakes,

Ep. 10 – Cherry Tart

And what do we have today Fräulein? Eine kleine cherry pie. 🙂 Officially it’s one of the most complicated things I’ve ever done, considering that only the baking time exceeds one whole hour. Eine ganze Stunde !!! OMGosh… (Who does not understand the meaning of this, does not cook recipes for up to 15 minutes

Ep. 9 – Strawberry Cake

It is a simple, seasonal recipe, with a sponge cake and almond flakes, syrupy with amaretto and a cream of yogurt, cream and strawberries. The recipe used for inspiration had the cream made from strawberry puree, cream and food gelatin – you can try that too, if you are not a major disaster in the

Ep. 3 – Oat Cookies

Habemus the recipe. 🙂 In the first bowl we mix 250 g butter, 220 g sugar (brown, if you have) until the sugar melts (so looooong ???), then add 2 eggs, first one, then the other – by hand or with a mixer? the answer is yes; the butter should be cold or at room