Kransekake

Share this…PrintPinterestemailFacebookTwitterLinkedinA beautiful Christmas centerpiece and bonus dessert. I wish I had remembered to post this at Christmastime as it was such a big hit both on our Christmas dinner table and at the neighborhood holiday pot luck . It was actually such a hit that several people asked for the recipe afterward. It really…

Italian Rainbow Cookies

Share this…PrintPinterestemailFacebookTwitterLinkedinActually if you turn them upside down they would be Hungarian rainbow cookies but since they are deeply rooted in Italian patisserie I will not muddy the waters today. The first time I had these was at a baby shower for a Cuban friend. Her father had sent them from New York . I…

Millefeuille

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Coptic Orthodox Church cake

Share this…PrintPinterestemailFacebookTwitterLinkedin Our little family at St. Athanasius American Coptic Orthodox Church of Orlando moved to a new home this weekend. No, not the picture above but maybe someday. The picture above is that of the Coptic Cathedral of Saint Shenouda in Hurghada, Egypt. But this is the church I sought to replicate in cake….

Fault Line Cake

Share this…PrintPinterestemailFacebookTwitterLinkedinThe monthly birthday cake for our Church should be simple — because I don’t have time to do complicated — but I never allow it to be so. DH knows me so much better than I know myself. He told me I need to be challenged and that is why every time I do…

Pasteis de Nata (Portugese Egg Custard Tarts)

Share this…PrintPinterestemailFacebookTwitterLinkedinI love custard-based desserts: canneles and pasteis de nata are some of the few things I will make for myself because I truly crave them. Although croissants are my number one diet-breaker favorite pastry of all time they take much longer to make so they don’t work for cravings. Truth be told, I love…