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Friday, 9 October 2020

Rich Chocolate Ganache Cake

Prep time: 20 mins

Baking time: 25 mins

Total time: 45 mins

Serving: 8 


5 eggs

3/4 cup of sugar

1 teaspoon of vanilla

Pinch of salt

1 cup of all purpose flour

1/4 cup of cocoa powder

1 tablespoon of baking powder

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

1/4 cup of milk or water

For chocolate ganache:

200 grams of dark chocolate

1/3 cup heavy cream 

For decoration:

1/2 cup of roughly chopped hazelnuts

3 Strawberries

Rose leaves or mint leaves

The way:

- Preheat oven at 170°c - 360°F.

- Butter a 22 CM (8 inch) cake pan. 

- In a large bowl sift flour, baking powder and cacao powder.

- In a bowl mixer add eggs, sugar, vanilla and salt, Whisk in a medium speed until light in color. 

- Reduce the speed to slow, to the eggs mixture add vegetable oil, milk  and gradually add the dry ingredients. 

When all well incorporate, give the cake mixture a quick mix and pour it in the prepared cake pan.

- Bake in preheated oven 170°c for 30 minutes.

- When out of oven place cake on a wire rack to cool and remove the parchment paper.

To prepare chocolate ganache:

- Cut the chocolate into small pieces, place it in a medium bowl. 

Bring the cream to simmer, pour the cream on chocolate, soak one minute before stir.

- Stir choocolate with cream until you have a smooth chocolate ganache.

- Decorate your cake with chocolate ganache, sprinkle hazelnut on the edges.

- Decorate with strawberries flowers or as you wish. watch how to make a flower from a strawberry here:



4 Ingredients Coconut Macaroons

Prep time: 5 minutes

Baking time: 15 minutes

yield: 9 macaroons


2 egg whites

1/3 cup (70 grams) sugar

One and three quarters (120 grams) of shredded coconuts

1/2  teaspoon of vanilla for flavor

Pinch of salt

60 grams chocolate

The way:

- In a large bowl place the egg whites, vanilla and salt.

- Whisk with a hand whisk, add sugar gradually. Whisk until you have a liquid meringue.

- Add grated coconut to the egg whites mixture. Stir with a spatula until all well combined.

- Use an ice cream spoon to form as medium macaroons balls. 

- Place macaroons balls in a prepare a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

- Bake in preheated oven 170°C for 15 minutes.

- Cool before decorating with chocolate.

- Melt chocolate in a microwave for one minute then stir until you have a smooth chocolate.

- Dip macaroons in chocolate, then place it back on the baking sheet lined with parchment paper to cool.

- Make a decorating bag from parchment paper, fill it with the remain chocolate then decorate your macaroons with chocolate lines.

- Chill at least for 20 minutes before serving.



Saturday, 25 July 2020

No-Bake Chocolate Cake 

Prep time: 10 minutes
Chill time: 3 to 6 hours
Yield: 8 peices


4 cups milk
6 Tablespoon corn starch
6 tablespoon cacao powder
1/2 cup sugar
1 and half packet of crackers

Full video Recipe here:

The way:

- In a large saucepan, place milk, cornstarch, cacao powder and sugar. Whisk to dissolve, then place saucepan on a medium heat and keep stirring.
- Bring it to simmer until boiled and thicken. Remove from heat.
- In a dish ( I'm using a 10 x 8 inch pyrex dish for my recipe) lined a biscuits ( crackers) layer, cover with chocolate mixture. Repeat for 2 more layer until ending with a chocolate layer. Cool at room temperature, cover and chill for at least 3 hours.
- Enjoy!


Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Date Tea cookies

Prep time: 10 minutes
Baking time: 7 minutes
Yield: 35 cookies

Ingredients: 1 egg 1 egg yolk 1/2 tsp vanilla powder or 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup melted butter or oil 2 cups all purpose flour 1 tsp baking powder 2 tablespoon milk powder (optional) For filling: 200g date paste 1 tbsp soft butter pinch of cinnamon pinch of cardamom(optional)

Full Video recipe here:

The way:

- Prepare filling: add soft butter, pinch of cinnamon and pinch of cardamom(optional) to the date paste, knead together until soft date paste.
- In a large bowl add eggs, i added 1 whole egg and 1 egg yolk. Add sugar and vanilla, whisk together until sugar dissolve in eggs. Add oil or melted butter, give it a quick whisk.
- Add dry ingredients the flour, baking powder and milk powder into the egg mixture.
- Stir until combined as a dough, continue knead with hands until you have a smooth & soft cookies dough.
- Take a medium ball of dough and spread with hand, take medium ball of date paste and roll as a roller, place in the middle of the dough, close dough and roll with hands( see the video for the steps).
- With a fork decorate the top of cookies by making a lines.
- Cut into square cookies.
- Place cookies in a prepare a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Bake in preheated oven 220°C for 7 minutes or until golden color.
- Cool down before serve it.
- Enjoy.


Saturday, 4 July 2020

Best Chocolate Chips Muffins

Prepared time: 10 minutes
Baking time: 20 minutes
Yield: 12 muffins


100g softened butter
3/4 cup sugar
2 Eggs 
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup chocolate chips

Watch full Video recipe here:

The way:

- Prepare your tin by line it with paper liners.
- In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Add eggs one at a time with vanilla extract. I use vanilla powder so i added only 1/2 teaspoon, Mix all together until well combined.
- Sift dry ingredients flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Add dry ingredients with milk into two phases. Mix until you have a smooth muffins batter.
- Add chocolate chips to muffins batter, with a kitchen spatula, gently fold in chocolate chips.
- Spoon out the muffins batter into prepared paper liners. 
-Bake at preheated oven at 220°C for 5 minutes then reduce temperature to 180°C and bake for another 15 minutes.
- When out of oven, cool at a wire rack.

Monday, 29 June 2020

Easy Mini Cheesecakes 

Prep time: 5 minutes
Baking time: 15 minutes
Quantity: 12 mini cheesecake


15 crackers (100g)
60 g Melted butter
For Cheese layer:
400 g cream cheese
Half a cup of sugar
2 eggs
2 tablespoons of all purpose flour
125 g yogurt
Lemon zest, take only green or yellow peel
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla pouder or 1 tsp of vanilla extract
For decorating:
Fruits such as strawberry, cherry, berries, or strawberry jam

Watch full video here:

The way:

1. Prepare your cupcakes tin with placing cupcakes liners.
2. In food processor add cracker, pulse until finely chopped. Or place the crackers in a zip bag and crush with a roller until finely chopped.
3. Place crackers in a large bowl and add butter, mix the butter in completely.
4. Add a tablespoon of the crust into each cupcake paper.
5. Use a glass bottom to press the crust down.
6. To make the filling in a large bowl cream the cream cheese with sugar, lemon zest and vanilla. Add yogurt give a quick mix add eggs, combine and finally add the flour, beat until well mixed.
7. Fill the cupcakes paper liners with cheese batter.
8. Bake at 170°C for 15 minutes. Turn off oven and allow to rest in the oven for about 15 minutes with the half door open, then remove and allow to cool at room temperature. Chilled for at least 4 hours so they firm up.
9. Once cooled decorate with fruits or jam.


Saturday, 27 June 2020

A refreshing smoothie is all you need for a healthy quick summer breakfast or after a working day, last days of sunny good weather here in Belgium made me think of fresh smoothie to enjoy my moments. 
I had all the fresh fruits by hand to enjoy with my family a quick weekend morning healthy smoothies, so i made 5 delicious different flavors smoothies recipes.

Watch full video here:

strawberry banana smoothie

Prep time: 10 minutes
serve: 2


1 cup frozen strawberries
2 Cold small bananas
3/4 Cup cold milk
Sugar or honey (optional)

The way:

- In a blender add all the ingredients, blend all together until well combine.
- In a serving cup pour the smoothie.
- Serve immediately.

Green apple lime smoothie

Prep time: 1 min
Yield: 1 persons


1 green lemon 
1 small green apple
12-15 ment leaves
1 cup cold water
sugar or honey

The way:

 Peel of the green lemon and be sure to remove the white outside peel and remove the seeds if there any.
 In blender place apple, ment, lemon, water and sugar. Blend for about 1 minute or until well blended.
 Pour the smoothie in a serving cups. Add ice cube.

Watermelon strawberries smoothie

Prep time: 1 min
Yield: 2 persons


1/2 cup strawberry
2 cups watermelon
1 tbsp lemon juice(optional)
You can add honey or sugar
depends on the sweetness of the fruits

The way:

Place all ingredients in blender, blend until you have a smooth and perfect smoothie.
Pour in a serving cups.

Piña colada smoothie

Prep time: 5 mins
Serve: 2


1/2 cup frozen coconut milk
230g (1 cup) frozen pineapple
1/4 cup pineapple juice

The way:

Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth, about 1 minute.
Pour the smoothie into serving cups.

Nectarine-Yogurt Smoothie

Prep time: 3 mins
Yield: 2 persons


5 Nectarine
4 tbsp yogurt
1/2 cup milk
2 tbsp sugar or honey

The way:

 Peel of the nectarine and remove the seeds.
 In blender place nectarine, yogurt, milk and sugar. Blend for about 1 minute or until well blended.
 Pour the smoothie in a serving cups. Add ice cube.