Chocolates are a girl’s best friend. Specially on Valentine’s Day. Even more special when you make them yourself from scratch. I love melting chocolate and reshaping it into something cute and delicious. To celebrate Valentine’s Day this year, I made a surprise box of chocolates with my favorite fillings, including pecans, butterscotch and marshmallow.
Growing up in Brazil, passion fruit mousse was a part of day to day things. You’d find it in every street fair, every bakery around the corner, every birthday party. Today I was feeling a little homesick, so, I figured, nothing like the sweet taste of Brazilian summer to put me back in a good mood.
Happy apple pie day, everyone! Yes, this is a made up social media holiday, most likely an American invention, but since is autumn here down under, may 13th is actually a perfect day for baking apple pies.
This week I though I try my hand at a pecan pie, my first ever. And, let me tell you, it will certainly not be the last. With a buttery flakey crust, a gooey maple flavoured filling and crunchy delicious pecans on top, what a yummy pie this is.
Happy Valentine’s Day! To celebrate this year, I made maraschino cherry flavoured macarons with an white chocolate ganache filling. They came out finger licking great. Crunchy and chewy and really delicious.
Salted caramel is the most perfect example of opposites attracting. How something so delicious can be made even more delicious by adding something that should ruin it is one of the great mysteries of life.
Every year, when starts to get colder, I immediately start collecting recipes with lots of cinnamon. There is something about cold weather and that spicy smell that just goes perfectly together.
Winter is coming. Which means ‘all you can eat’ season is upon us. *Ring the bell. No shame! No shame! No shame! We deserve it, we counted calories, we said no to carbs, we worked out, but now summer is gone, bring us the chocolate. Double the amount!
Baking macarons is hard, y’all. It requires a little patience, some technique and a lot of practice. I’ve been watching a lot of videos of professional bakers making them and taking notes of their tips and tricks, and even though I’m not an expert, I thought I would shared what I learned.
When I first moved to Australia, my newly acquired friend Faten put together an adorable care package for me. It contained delicious sweets Aussies love: tim tams, vovos, anzac biscuits and, of coarse, lamingtons. I was love at first bite.