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Apple pie with walnuts

Apple pie with walnuts

This apple pie with walnuts is… delicious. I decided to prepare it because it looked good, and only then I noticed it needs no baking powder. Considering the period we’re going through, when we should try not to go out as much as possible, there’s…

Napoleons … who resists?

Napoleons … who resists?

I wasn’t such a fan of napoleons pastries since the day before yesterday. I remember when I was a child and my parents were still together that my father used to buy napoleaons for my mother in a cute pastry shop in Ipanema, called Achille’s.…

Italian donuts,the Carnival fritters in Italy

Italian donuts,the Carnival fritters in Italy

These are the typical Italian donuts prepared here for Carnival. This is also the original recipe of my husband’s aunt Pina ( a very common name in Italy, it’s the nickname of Giuseppina that comes from Giuseppe – Josef). These donuts are tasty and easy…

A quick and tasty banana cake

A quick and tasty banana cake

I have always been fond of banana cake since I was a little girl. I use to say that bananas and cheese are great anyway you prepare them. This banana cake is very simple, kind of grandmother’s recipe. Those recipes that you don’t fear to…

Small palmiers, who resists?

Small palmiers, who resists?

Palmiers reminds me my grandmother. She had fixed things she liked and each time she went out with my father (they usually go out for shopping on Saturday afternoons), she bought these same things. Once she noticed I liked canned peaches…so there was always a…

Christmas plumcake

Christmas plumcake

I called this recipe Christmas plumcake because as soon as I saw it I thought about Christmas. The author of this recipe says that we should prepare always 2 plumcakes – one for Christmas and the other one to eat immediately. Now that I have…

Strawberry Santa Claus

Strawberry Santa Claus

When I first saw this strawberry Santa Claus I could quite not wait to prepare it. They’re beautiful, they’re sweet…I quite had no courage to eat them. They are those kind of Christmas treats that takes us back to our childhood’s memories, those kind of…

Homemade chocolate Christmas ornaments

Homemade chocolate Christmas ornaments

I first prepared this chocolate christmas ornaments a couple of years ago. This year I decided to prepare also smaller balls and I liked them even more. Or, I did like so much having bigger and smaller ones together. This is a recipe of Sardinian…

Brazilian Christmas french toast – Rabanadas

Brazilian Christmas french toast – Rabanadas

This Brazilian cinnamon french toast has been present in all my Christmas lunches and dinners since now. It has always been my mother’s favorite Christmas sweet and usually she is the one who prepares it. The french toast recipe may lightly vary between different families –…

A loving gingerbread house (with no ginger)

A loving gingerbread house (with no ginger)

I admit I had never seen a gingerbread house recipe since about a month ago, when I watched an episode of Australian Masterchef TV series when two competitors had to bake and build a gingerbread house following a famous pastry chef recipe. (By the way,…