‘Banana bread’ is one of the most popular sweet breads in the United States. It has nothing to do with traditional bread – it is more moist, sweet, and spices are often used to enhance its taste. It’s just sweet banana cake :). The fact that bananas are now available practically any day throughout the year is
America’s national chocolate chip cookies! Did you know that their history dates back to the 1940’s? When preparing these classic cookies, it is important to remember a few rules, thanks to which you will bake perfect chocolate chip cookies: the butter should be very soft; the ratio of white and brown sugar is
Great for Shrove Tuesday! American pancakes are delicious and quick to prepare, with delicate, light and fluffy texture. Serve them with chocolate sauce, maple syrup or jam, if desired.
Light and fluffy sponge Swedish rhubarb cake. No baking powder needed, extremely simple and foolproof to make. Butter baked with sugar creates a delicious, slightly crunchy crust on the top of the cake :-). This recipe was sent by Margaret (thank you).
Velvety, firm and smooth, classic London cheesecake by Nigella Lawson. Extra rich (3 eggs and 3 yolks are added into the cheesecake batter) with a soured cream topping. Baked in a water bath for cheesecake perfection.
Forest Moss Cake, a delicious and light cake with a lemony mascarpone cream filling. This cake is naturally green due to the addition of one secret (but natural) ingredient; some people would never guess what it is. A magical cake with an unusual taste.
An easy, no-fail recipe for American style pancakes. Makes light, fluffy and delicious pancakes that are great for a breakfast, brunch or for a Pancake Day! Best served with a drizzle of maple syrup and fresh fruit.
My favourite recipe for homemade carrot cake. This cake is easy to make, incredibly moist, spiced and topped with a rich creamy philadelphia frosting. Made with walnuts (or pecans), cinnamon and pineapple. You can prepare this cake without lots of fancy
Delicious Italian pear and mascarpone cake. So elegant in its simplicity. Moist, lightly sweet, subtle in flavour. Perfect with your afternoon cup of tea. Serve gently sprinkled with icing sugar, even for breakfast ;-).
Biscuits popular in many countries, best known under the names Langues de Chat or Cats’ Tongues. Light, delicate and crunchy from the outside, soft in the middle, typically prepared with egg whites (instead of whole eggs). They are good on their own but often
A healthy fruit breakfast bowl or a healthy dessert. Delicious strawberry and banana smoothie with coconut milk served with additional fresh fruit, seeds, coconut, granola or just the way you like it :-). Add some frozen fruit to make smoothie bowl thicker
Healthy breakfast recipe – porridge with apples, cranberries and cinnamon. Ridiculously easy to prepare and loaded with vitamins and fibre. You can add some chopped walnuts to make it crunchy!
This chia pudding with strawberries and mangos is perfect for a summer’s day. Chia seeds are best soaked overnight in milk (I would recommend either coconut or almond milk) to enjoy a light and healthy breakfast with fruit the next day. Great
This is my most recent breakfast invention ;-). Instead of cooking millet and using a blender (which means that more bowls get dirty) I bought millet flakes which only have to be cooked for 3 minutes. I serve them with seasonal fruit. My kids loved it more
The famous, old-fashioned American classic – “pineapple upside-down cake”. I think that if I spent my childhood in the USA, this cake would definitely have been my favourite dessert :-). The pineapple rings are placed on the bottom of the baking tin