Babka with lemon curd and blueberries

babka a la creme de citron

babka al limone

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For those who are wondering what babka is – otherwise known as Kranz cake– the answer is quite easy: the babka is a sweet braided bread typical of the Jewish cuisine. In the magnificent book “Jerusalem”, you can find a lot of information about this special braided bread and the names of best babka bakeries in Jerusalem. The typical babka is stuffed with a decadent cream made with chocolate and butter- in other words pure happiness-which is impossible not to love madly. Read more

Whole wheat focaccia with zucchini, brie and maple syrup

whole wheat focaccia with cheese

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The idea of making this focaccia is originated by a mix of elements/coincidences, first of all an irresistible desire to do anything with bread, then a very good brie cheese in my fridge and last but not least some friends invited for supper that day. I know it’s not nice to think of friends as guinea pigs but with a homemade focaccia I was certain that I won’t receive any complaints. Read more

Hazelnut and maple spread

vegan hazelnut spread

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I did not do it on purpose but I ended up with several sweet recipes, and on top of that all of them are perfect for breakfast. Ideally I would like to share a sweet recipe followed by a salty one, but this time I am obliged to do otherwise, so I really hope you are among the ones who love breakfast as much as I do! Read more

Coconut and maple homemade granola

granola fatta in casa

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In my family we are all big granola fans, even the youngest, who lately has been asking for it almost every time I open the door of the kitchen pantry. I bought granola in every flavor – in Montreal we can get a huge variety anywhere – and, being honest, it is hard to tell which one was my favorite, I like them all. Read more

Chia seed and orange cake

dairy free orange cake

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As I have mentioned many times, I’m trying to plan the recipes I would like to prepare and share here. But since my curiosity is much more stimulating than a well-defined plan, I often end up making recipes that were not planned at all. One classic example is this chia seed and orange cake I fell in love with once I discovered here. Read more