Danish Apple Cake (Æblekage)

I don’t often cook food from my Danish heritage. Partly because my mother fell in love with the Middle East and my fathers culture and we were raised mostly with those exotic dishes and partly because I am not really a fan of pickled herring and mayonnaisey salads. Okay so maybe I am being a…

Persian Love Cake

This cake is one of the most fragrant and elegant that I have ever made and every time I make it again I am always reminded of just how simple yet luxurious and flavourful it is. The ground almonds ensure a very moist finish and it can keep for several days if sealed well in…

Rose & Walnut Baklava

The origins of this sumptuous flaky, buttery and aromatic delicacy are quite controversial, and very much up for debate as it is not very well documented. The Greeks, Turkish and Middle Easterners all claim Baklava as their own and depending on where you eat it can be prepared in a wide range of ways. There…

Almond & Rose Rice Pudding – Muhallabia

I am not quite sure anything else evokes memories of my childhood more than this fragrant and exotic rice milk pudding. It was hands down my favourite as a youngster and despite its sheer simplicity it tastes utterly delicious and delightful. Not only was it a treat or dessert but it was also prepared for…

Peach, Blueberry & Almond Frangipane Cake

This has got to be one of my all time favourite go to desserts or treats. It’s so versatile and lends itself so well to all kinds of fruits – the possibilities are ENDLESS and just a simple tweak here and there you can change the flavour of this humble deliciousness completely. If we are…

Vanilla Panna Cotta with a Pomegranate Jelly

Oftentimes I feel rather sheepish when guests and friends try something I have made and gush over it, praising my culinary skills and gourmet prowess. I feel sheepish because really, everything I make is so ultra simple. I love good quality ingredients that just need a little tweak here and there – without too much…

Italian Orange & Lemon Ricotta Cheesecake

I think cheesecake is my favourite kind of cake 🙂 I always go for a baked version (I loathe the fridge/gelatin kind with a passion) and I think my all time favourite is a New York Baked cheesecake with a sour cream topping. However this one comes a close second, and although its also baked,…