Delicious Cottage cheese and white chocolate cranberry cake with a twist.
This is a cake with vertical layers.
Trust me: It is much simpler to make than you might think. I won’t tell if you don’t 😉
I made biscuit/sponge dough because I love this. But you can replace it with butter dough. Find recipe. Butter dough is more firm and you get a little bit better layers.
My cake is juicy and because of chocolate is very sweet. Usually, I do not eat and like very sweet food. So, I added cranberry jam to balance the sweetness. Cottage cheese gives texture and little saltiness to complement all this sweet taste.
Did you know:
A common tradition on New Year’s Eve is “õnne valamine” or the ‘pouring of luck’. Lead is melted over a stove in a metal ladle and then poured quickly, or slowly into ice-cold water. What appears are interesting lead figures, which can then tell you your fortune for the upcoming year.
Continue reading “The Vertical Layer Cake with Cottage Cheese Chocolate Cream and Cranberry Filling. Kodujuustu- valge šokolaadi jõhvikakook”
Hazelnut and Chocolate Cake.
A delicious and very sweet old school real food cake
This cake from an era, when people ate sugar and butter and flour… Very sweet, very rich. Buttercream and chocolate and a lot of crunchy nuts.
This is a cake from my childhood. The cake from a time when calories were burned playing in the yard. But still. This simple and rich cake was my favourite at this time and now, as well.
Well, now I just use less sugar and more cacao :)…
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Estonians eat too much.
Specially during Christmas time.
Look at Estonian Christmas dishes
Estonian Christmas dishes – pork, sauerkraut, mushrooms, salads… are very nourish and feeding. So, usually there are not too much space in the stomach for dessert … 🙂
Jelly is the perfect and best Christmas dessert. Light and beautiful.
Christmas colours 🙂
Notice: kefir and cherries are both little bit sour. So, taste and add as much sugar you like.
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Have I said that I just love gingerbread.
The real and my favourite gingerbread is very thin and crispy. Look at for recipe here.
But sometimes you want some change and something different.
Soft gingerbread cake has all best features of gingerbread: flavour, smell, aroma, seasons… but soft.
Juicy and fruity cowberry- apple sauce complements very well gingerbread flavour and reduce sweetness ( and makes it healthier dessert :))
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Halva has nothing to do with Estonia. But I love halva.
This cake is a real fusion. Mix of Estonian traditional quark and eastern halva.
A delicious sweet and sour and juicy apple filling, complemented by Eastern flavours of halva, makes together for an amazing cake.
This cake is an eggfree.
In case you have not quark, use ricotta or mascarpone or cream cheese. But to get orignal and the best result prepare quark by yourself.
You can not imagine how simple it is !
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This recipe I found on my mother-in law recipe book. I do not know Anne, She was probably friend of my mother in law.
But I can tell you, Anne can bake. And definitely Anne was lady from era, when butter, sugar and flour were allowed…:)
Most complicated part is to form pretzels.
And to be true. Pretzels look like funny and fancy. But you can just use teaspoon and make simple cookies 🙂
I drink tea without sugar and for me this was perfect combination. Little bit bitter tea and sweet cookies.
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An international and famous dessert with a small Estonian twist and ingredients
I have not words to express how tasty, watermouthing and great dessert it is. Small apple pieces and cowberries give juiciness and moisture and wonderful sour and sweet flavour. Barley groats give a structure and make this dessert more interesting,
And again real Estonian flavour: barley groats, apples and cowberries. You just have to try this.
Continue reading “Barley Groats and Apple Creme Brulee. Kruubi brüleekreem õuntega”
Buckwheat is just an amazing. And buckwheat flour is a suitable substitute for grains for people who are sensitive to wheat or other grains that contain protein gluten.
Buckwheat has little bit nut taste and pancakes served with sweet honey.. this is just divine…)
And one more secret. In East Estonia are saying, that buckwheat is “viagra”. Buckwheat is very healthy and specially useful for man.
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One of the oldest grain cereals in Estonia was barley.
Barley was the mundane and the ordinary food, and belonged on the table for common people. The oldest data of barley growing in Estonia dates back to the beginning of the first millennium BC.
And we still love barley. Karask is the famous dish in Estonian ethnic cuisine. But add some apples, and you get very delicious, simple and juicy cake.
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