Valentine’s Surprise Coffee & Berry Cake

It’s annual cliche season, so let’s not make it too boring. This Nespresso cake has a hidden berry center that is shaped like a heart. The only thing you really need to be mindful of, is to cut it the right way! First, the ingredients: For the coffee cake 1/2 shot of your favorite espresso…

Panettone Persistence

After giving a 3-minute speech in a selfie video on social media about how nothing can stop you from achieving your goals in 2021, I seem to have inspired myself in the process. This year I wanted to bake and photograph a Panettone. For those of you who don’t know what that is, it’s an…

Christmas Nespresso Affogato

I think the most generous gift I received this year has to be the Nespresso Gran Lattissima machine! I wanted to bring you guys a recipe that really brings out the flavors of the limited edition Italian festivities capsules without overpowering their delicate aroma. One of my all-time favorites has got to be the Espresso…

Christmas Culinary Creations

This Christmas I was aiming to give you all something a little different. I have conceptualized three desserts that (hopefully) capture the spirit of Christmas without being too literal! If you minmize the visual identity of any occasion you will find that it all boils down to just a combination of colors and shapes. The…

Sweet Potato Pumpkin Pie – Halloween Recipe

In the West they have all sorts of pumpkin and squash varieties for those warm autumn recipes and a perfect Halloween with the Jack O’Lantern pumpkins. Here in the Middle East we are only really used to seeing the Crock-necks and Butternut squashes, which are not really ideal for carving and have a less vibrant…

Mango Mousse (Sugar-free) – Recipe

As my mid-section continues to expand, I thought of cutting back on the sugar. This Mango Mousse is really good and I used the natural sweetness from the ripe mangoes without any added sugar! I also made a vanilla froth to garnish the top and make it more fancy. Let me share this secret recipe…

Sugar-free Banana Pancakes

Since I have taken the sugar-free challenge, I really have not been able to fully stick to it. But it’s that innate sweet craving that haunts us all. Here is a simple recipe for banana pancakes, that are sure to satisfy that sugary itch. Ingredients: 1 large banana 1 egg 2 Tbsp AP flour 2…

Matcha Pot de Crème

These Matcha Pot de Crèmes with candied Adzuki beans are everything you will never need to know about Japanese desserts. Combing a decadent and not-too-sweet pudding with glazed Adzuki beans, which are very famous and popular in Japan and a final layer of whipped cream on top! I make my own Adzuki bean jam at…