• Fruity Mini Carrot Cakes

    January 8, 2011thecoffeebreak

    When I first time heard about carrot cake I was sceptical – carrot and cake – it just didn’t make sense to me. Carrot is a vegetable and a cake is a cake and I couldn’t put them together.  It took me few years before I got courage to try it. And you know what…

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  • Chocolate Log

    December 30, 2010thecoffeebreak

      Whenever I want to feel closer to my family I tend to cook something from my childhood.  And this is one of the sweet treats my mother used to make when I was a child. It’s ridiculously easy to make, doesn’t cost a fortune yet taste so divine. Enjoy! Prep time : 15-20 min…

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  • November Daring Bakers Challenge – Crostata

    November 27, 2010thecoffeebreak

    Mixed Berry and Almond Crostata The 2010 November Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Simona of briciole. She chose to challenge Daring Bakers’ to make pasta frolla for a crostata. She used her own experience as a source, as well as information from Pellegrino Artusi’s Science in the Kitchen and the Art of Eating Well.…

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  • Sunday Treat- Golden Brioche

    November 21, 2010thecoffeebreak

    Very delicious, rich and tender bread with a golden crust – great way to treat yourself and your family. Enjoy! Prep time :  30 min + for dough to rise Cooking time : 15-20 min (Makes 6 large brioches) Ingredients: 500 gram flour 7 gram dry yeast 1 teaspoon sugar 125 ml warm milk 1…

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  • Coconut Panna Cotta with Chopped Pistachios

    October 4, 2010thecoffeebreak

      Panna Cotta, literally translates as cooked cream, is classic Italian dessert. Simple, delicious and very easy to make but the real advantage of panna cotta is that you can make it ahead of time. So make it and enjoy!   Prep time : 5 min plus setting Cooking time : 10 min (Serves 4)…

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  • Peachy Mousse

    September 3, 2010thecoffeebreak

    Creamy, scrumptious yet light-as-feather dessert makes a refreshing finish to a special meal. Enjoy!  Prep time : 20-30 min + chilling (Serves 3-4) Ingredients: For bottom layer: 1 tablespoon cold water 1 teaspoon gelatine 2 tablespoon lemon juice 3 tablespoon sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla sugar 180 gram peach puree For top layer: 2 tablespoon cold…

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