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Brioches with egg whites

Brioches with egg whites

I decided to prepare these brioches with egg whites because I had leftover egg whites in my fridge. I doubled the recipe because I had 4 egg whites and so the final portions are 10 brioches. They are even big. No leftovers. And we are…

Strawberry clafoutis, s’il vous plaît!

Strawberry clafoutis, s’il vous plaît!

I wanted to prepare a strawberry clafoutis since a couple of weeks ago. But I regularly bought the strawberries and ate them as they are. Then finally, this morning I decided it was time to do it before strawberry season ends, and here it is.…

Apple chips

Apple chips

Pay attention as these apple chips can be addictive. They are such a healthy and light snack. With two apples you can have 2 oven trays. The only negative side is that you will certainly eat them quickly and they will not last. I saw…

Apple pie with half apples

Apple pie with half apples

An apple pie with half apples. Yes, it is. The apples are cut in half and the result is delicious, as when you eat a piece you feel all the baked apple taste. I have prepared many apple pies, and I have many favorites, such…

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…