Raspberry Coconut Mango Sorbet

This dessert seemed appropriate for my mood tonight, influenced by this rainy weather outside. If I had a bowl of this by my side, it would be just like one of those “sad Bridget Jones moments”. Yes, I’m in my pyjamas. Or, if you are not so blue as me, and you have a perfect tropical…

Blood orange popsicles

Well, I must admit. I approve this summer officially from this day. Until today, I haven’t even known which day was.. As I leave college exams behind me I realise this – It seems it is the first of July, and to celebrate the beginning of this beautiful summer to come, I present to you…

Roasted strawberry, dark chocolate and grilled brie cheese

 It is wonderful how, although you may think all cuisines are similar, in fact you can always find something that would feel weird in your homeland cuisine. For example chocolate with cheese and on top of all bread. You just don’t, just never combine those in Serbia. Chocolate with strawberries is fine, chocolate cake we…

Carrot Cake Loaf

   If we went back to 2006. carrot would be my arch-enemy. If I could avoid it, I would. Now I can’t really remember why I didn’t like it that much. I thought it had no taste, not sour nor sweet, none. But those were all fallacies, childish fictions. That 2006., primary school  to be…

Donuts with anise

It is funny, in almost every post I have made until now, I mentioned my family. That is because of the influence they had on me through my childhood and while I was growing up. Making food became a special thing for me, and consuming it, even more special. Now really “cheesy” thing crossed my…

EARL GREY TEA LATTE

 There is the unwritten rule between my family members that you drink tea only when you are sick, or even worse, in winter. I decided to change that. At first they thought I was sick, but with the time they got arround and joined me. If we copy “the West” so much, why don’t we…

BAILEY’S CHOCOLATE MOUSSE

 This one, also unusual. But extremely delicious. Aromas are my favourite, taste and smell of this one particularly. Bailey’s Irish Cream, so tasteful, and it goes with everything, coffee and sweet stuff, cakes, mousses, creams.. Rum, as well. So, all you need is a couple of ingredients, that you can find in home, and I…

Strawberry and saffron jam

 I have always taught that preparing a jam is so special, that is almost magic. That  time of the year, in autumn, when my grandmother and mother start to prepare fruits and vegetables for winter. Fruits are transformed into jams, vegetables are pickled or for example, from peppers they make the famous Serbian dish, in form of a…

Blueberry pie cheesecake bars

 Perhaps the cheesecake is overrated now, at least here in Serbia. At one point it became a great hit, and now it is almost forgotten. I don’t see why. I know why my mother doesn’t like it, she is not fond of cheese taste in a cake, but that is the thing with cheesecake, cheese…

Crème Brûlée with caramelized blood oranges

 This special, and since recently one of my favourite desserts,  for a reason bears its title as one of complicated desserts to make. It took me two attempts to get it right. But, what made it more special for me, is that, I did it with both of my parents and it was an adventure, that I will,…

Black bean chocolate cake

 The black turtle bean is a small, shiny variety of common beans (Phaseolus vulgaris), especially popular in Latin American cuisine.  It isn’t common in our cuisine, that cakes are made from beans, but this one particularly caught my eye. We are used to stuff that are safe to make, at least I am. My grandmother…