This is my go to apple pie. It’s delicious and beautiful and a real crowd pleaser. Recipe adapted from Le Cordon Bleu For the sweet short pastry crust 200 gr all-purpose flour 100 gr butter A pinch of salt 20 gr granulated sugar 1 tablespoon of water 1 egg 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract Apple filling 4 apples 50 gr of butter 50 gr of sugar 1 vanilla pod 1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon 2 tablespoons of calvados For the top of the pie 4 apples A few cubes of butter A small amount of light brown sugar   Butter…

Chocolate Brownies These are super easy and fast to make, go ahead and try…… Recipe 200 gr of high quality dark chocolate (preferably 60-70%) 100 gr butter 20 gr cocoa powder 3 eggs 225 gr light brown sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla extract ½ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon baking soda 125 gr all-purpose flour   Preheat oven to 175 degrees Celsius. Spray and line with parchment paper a 20 cm square pan. In a medium heat proof bowl combine the butter and chocolate and melt using a microwave or a bain marie. Stir the mixture and add the cacao powder. In…

This is my very first post in a very long time! Way overdue. I haven’t been updating the blog as often as I should but that’s all going to change. You can expect great new entries from me! I hope you enjoy this recipe for cradle cake which I adapted from one of my favorite cooking books: Rose’s heavenly cakes by Rose Levy Beranbaum   Cradle cake For the dacquoise ½ a cup of granulated sugar (100 gr) ½ a cup of mixed nuts (80 gr) – I used 40 gr of almonds and 40 gr of hazelnuts 2 large…

I love running. I’ve been running for the past 5 years and I’m an avid long distance runner. I’ve participated in 4 marathons and I absolutely love it! I also love shorter races like 10 k or just running for fun. Every once in a while I will try to give an advice on a certain product that I like or just my experience with running. Hope you find something useful and enjoy this segment.  

So today I went for brunch at salon de thé acide macaron. Although I was the only one sitting alone at the place, it was pretty friendly and the food was great. For dessert I opted not to take the dessert that comes with the brunch but rather decided on the Tarte au Citron which is the pride of the place. Well, I am so glad I did that! This is a really good lemon tart and I am a big fan of lemon and all things tart!   Naama 🙂

A few days ago I prepared Croissants…. Very French of me  The recipe is from the Le Cordon Bleu. For the dough you will need: 1 Kg of flour, 25 gr salt, 150 gr of sugar, 30 gr of fresh compressed yeast, 540 ml of water and…. 600 gr of butter, yes….. Also, croissant chocolate sticks (or chocolate chips) and 2 eggs (for egg wash).   Preparing the dough: this is simple. In the bowl of your electric mixer put half of the water and the yeasts, mix. In a second bowl put the rest of the water with salt…