Soft and fluffy Hokkaido milk bread

Holy Moly, if I had just known about Tangzhong earlier, I would have used this method when baking sweet buns a long time ago, worst of all I lived in Asia during the 1990s when this japanese technique got popularized through the book The 65° Bread Doctor. Using this method allows bread to stay fresh longer without needing…

Naked cake with meringue and berries

Naked cake with meringue, sponge cake layered with meringue, cream, custard and berries. Creamy, sweet, berry tart, moist and a bit of crunch, all the elements i like in a dessert. Naked cakes have become very popular to make, they are rustic and yet delicate to look at. I entered a cream cake competition with…

Lemon cupcakes with lemon and rapsberry frosting

 Happy Birthday Norway!!! Today the 17th of May is Norway’s constitution day. This day is among others the children’s day and celebrated with school children parading, every school has a marching band at the front and the students follow grouped by grade.  All the grade schools in every city and town parade, in Oslo they have…

Ham and cheese pie with a dark rye bread crust

Ham and cheese pie with a lovely dark Danish  rye bread crust. The mind works in mysterious ways, The inspiration for this pie was a cheesecake with a dark chocolate crust and looked a little crumbly. My mind wander off to Danish rye bread and i was thinking why not make a savoury cheese cake….

Three ingredient baked cheese cake

 Delicious, airy and soft cheesecake made with only three ingredients, topped with blueberry topping, fresh blueberries and blackberries. I heard someone opens and closes the fridge and freezer and then I heard “Mom, isn’t it about time to make some blueberry pie?” “What do you mean?” I replied. “You have a lot of blueberries in…

Glutenfree Jaffa cakes

These chocolaty, spongy and orangy yummyness are based on the cakes that bares thesame name, but with minor differences. I used marmalade and made them gluten-free. I found the maine recipe on this PAGE, but I had to make it a little bit different. It is not so difficuIt to make these cakes, it is just a…

Lukumades, greek doughnuts

  Loukoumades,  traditional Greek dougnuts. Loukoumades are little bite-sized fluffy sweet honey puffs, which are deep fried to golden and crispy perfection. Greek donuts are traditionally served soaked in honey syrup, sprinkled with cinnamon and garnished with chopped walnuts or toasted sesame seeds. These doughnuts I took a little west and coated them in sugar…

Melon pan, Japanese cookie crusted buns

Melon pan a sweet bun popular in Japan and they resembles a bun (Roti bun) I got to know when I lived in South Korea. The difference is that the topping on the Japanese bun is a short crust pastry and on the Korean bun topping is a cake batter. Contrary to the name there is no…

Pretzels

  Chewie on the outside and soft on the inside, to me that is a perfect pretzel, unlike the first one I tried. It was my first trip to the US and I had to transfer to a domestic flight at Newark and went over to wait for my flight to SF. I regretted going…

Lemon and white chocolate chip cookies

I am in the coloful mode and wanted some cheerful cookies, to me colors always bring happy thought. I had some dried apricots, dried cranberries and white chocolate in the cupboard and thought that this would be a nice combination in a lemon flavored cookies. Paper bag DIY HERE 250 g softened butter 2,5 dl sugar…