Monthly Archives: October 2012

Munavalgekook Estonian egg white cake

I keep having an abundance of egg whites, I don’t know where they are coming from! Well, I do know where they are coming from… did you check the latest recipes on BeyondPasta? There are a lot of crostatas, and crostatas/pies usually means egg yolks. So what to do with all these egg whites? I freeze them! I keep them in small plastic containers, like empty mascarpone packages, and guess what, there is an abundance of those too around here … Continue reading

Menu for a special dinner and tips for Berlin

Last weekend we had a very special visit in Berlin. The hubby’s cousine came to visit us with her husband, and it was her birthday! Plus they are newly wed and this is the first time we see them after the wedding :) We couldn’t let such a special occasion pass by unnoticed, so we organized a special dinner for them. Here is the menu. Menu for a special dinner Appetizer: Rosemary white bean dip served with pita chips First … Continue reading

Afternoon break

Sometimes leftovers can turn into the best afternoon break ever. I made my favorite pie, walnut crostata (as per husband’s request), and enjoyed the leftovers during an afternoon break. Leftover cream (whipped with some powdered sugar) and softly, and abundantly placed on a small cup of good espresso. Served with warm pasta frolla cookies (short pastry dough), just out of the oven. Yummy! You can find the recipe for pasta frolla (short pastry dough) here. The cookies will need to be baked … Continue reading

Semolina Bread

I have been debating for some time whether to publish or not this recipe for semolina bread. The problem is I got it from Macheesmo (hese is a link to the recipe) and the measurement units are cups! You know I dislike cups, the metric system is standard, why would one use cups? (see my digression on cups here) But this bread was good! Semolina gives it a very special flavor, and it has such a crunchy crust and such … Continue reading

Mascarpone Cheesecake with Apples

Another pie, well, this one is more a cheesecake than a pie, a mascarpone cheesecake. I am sure you don’t mind me posting another cake, do you? I saw this recipe on undici mesi, one of the first blogs I started following. The picture was inspiring so I decided to try it. Little did I know that the ingredients where all messed up XD So… well… I improvised! It turned out great! Similar to a cheesecake, but with a nicer … Continue reading

Chocolate and Mascarpone Pie

Yumm cake! With all these trips I posted a lot less recipes lately, I am making up for that with an amazing one, and it can’t be anything other than cake, or even better: pie! The usual italian crostata with a filling to die for. It’s filled with chocolate, mascarpone and ricotta! I made this chocolate and mascarpone (and ricotta) pie for the first time last week and it looked so promising that I took pictures of it right away, … Continue reading