Category Archives: Sweet tooth

Soft Walnut Cake – Egg White Cake

Sometimes a recipe calls for a lot of egg yolks and you end up with a lot of unused egg whites. For me the culprit is pastry cream. Check out the 6 egg yolk recipe for pastry cream, part of the Crostata di cioccolato alla crema pasticcera. It is such a waste to toss all those egg whites. I always try to make a complementary recipe that will use all of them. Sure, you could whip them up and make … Continue reading

Crostata di cioccolato alla crema pasticcera

Yeap, another italian recipe name. Sorry I can’t help it, this is too italian to try to find an english translation. But let me help you out: Crostata = is a pie, made of a tart of sweet pastry (pasta frolla) filled with “something”. The most common filling is jam. See my jam crostata di cioccolato = of chocolate. Because the pie dough is a chocolate variation of the original. alla crema pasticcera = of pastry cream <drooling here is very … Continue reading

Baileys Nutella Bon Bons

One more recipe from my finger food housewarming party. These bon bons had quite a success, there wasn’t a single one left at the end of the evening! I bookmarked this recipe a while back, it sounded good but it ended up in the huge pile of things I want to prepare one day or another and was soon forgotten. One night I wanted to treat the hubby to something sweet and I found this recipe again. I had all … Continue reading


Germans know how to make their sweets! I already mentioned how here in Berlin they like to have their Kaffee und Kuchen, an afternoon break were they enjoy coffee and a slice of cake. Max and I enjoyed few Kaffee und Kuchen breaks on lazy winter Sunday afternoons. In one of these trips to Berlin pastry shops Max had the biggest rumkugeln I have ever seen 0_0 it was the size of a tennis ball! Searching the web I seem … Continue reading

Berry Dessert

BeyondPasta was down for a few days and I missed my usual weekend post. I believe I have to make up for that with a delightful dessert :) One of my eating sins is cake for breakfast! But during summer the heat ruins my cakes in such a short time. I have to conserve them in the fridge, but who wants to eat a slice of apple cake or marble pound cake from the fridge for breakfast? (Like they do … Continue reading

Yogurt no-bake dessert

Similar to a cheese cake, but better. This no-bake cake is perfect for this hot season, melting, mixing and whipping is all you are required to do to enjoy this deliciousness. I love this cake any time of the day, it is a good start of the day for breakfast since it is packed with yogurt, it is a nice snack and a very good dessert after dinner, fresh, creamy and soft. Also, since this cake is made of yogurt … Continue reading

Strawberry coulis

Mmm strawberry coulis… I am salivating!! Perfect to top frozen cakes, panna cotta, or why not, ice cream :) I especially love it on plain yogurt, such a healthier way to make your yogurt taste better! Here is the super quick recipe to make it. This amount of ingredients yield 2/3 cups of coulis. Ingredients 1/2 cup strawberries cut in chunks 2 or 3 tbs sugar (depending on how sweet you want it) 1 tbs lemon juice Directions Toss all … Continue reading

Italian Banana Cheesecake

My mom came up with this recipe some time ago. She kept telling me what a rich taste this easy cheesecake has and finally I had to try it… she was right indeed, this cheesecake is easy and it is good!! I also liked the texture very much. I had a hard time deciding the title of this post though. This definitely is a cheesecake, but it is not your regular cheesecake, for example there is no cream cheese in it. I … Continue reading

Jam Pie – Crostata alla Marmellata

One of my favorite cakes: crostata alla marmellata, that is jam pie :) I have already talked about crostata when I gave you the recipe of quite possibly my very favorite cake, the walnut crostata. And here we have a crostata again, what they have in common is the pie crust, a lovely pasta frolla. Now that I think about it, it may very well be the case that I am in love with the dough, and I like some … Continue reading

Apple Cake

Or: Torta di Mele. How does that sound? I love my Italian origins too much to not insert some Italian here and there, I hope you don’t mind. This is one of my favorite cakes, I know, I have many favorite cakes… way too many! And not enough exercise in my life to keep up with all this baking and eating! Oh well, what can I say, this is a healthy cake, if you don’t consider the butter and sugar… … Continue reading