A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM CAKE

Finally, the summer is here. As we could not enjoy the spring due to Covid-19, I hope we will be enjoying every moment of summer.  Today I will share the recipe of a delicious cake that will be a perfect companion for the  tea time to be enjoyed during summer afternoons I decorated my cake with…

MATCHA TEA BAVARIAN CREAM

Nowadays I am a big fan of Japanese Netflix series about food. Midnight Diner, Samurai Gourmet, Kantaro: The Sweet Tooth Salary Men are some of my favourites.  Matcha Tea Bavarian Cream was the theme of Season 1 / Episode 6 of Kantaro and from the very first moment I see it, a strong urge occurred…

PINA COLADA PUDDING (TROPICAL DREAM)

After a long period of quarantine, all we want is lying on a white sand beach, gazing at the turquoise sea and sipping Pina Colada…Pina Colada, with its coconut and pineapple flavors, resembles us the holiday with a tropical breeze. It was first invented by a Puerto Rican pirate, Roberto Cofresi, on the 19thcentury. It…

TORRIJAS (SPEACIAL DESSERT FOR EASTER)

Easter is approaching and it is just the right time to prepare a traditional Spanish dessert special for this period of the year. Torrijas is very simple yet very delicious and makes you become full of energy! Historical Background: The origin of this sweet is attributed to the Roman times. Marcus Gavius Apicius, a 1st…

MINI PAVLOVA

25thof February is the first birthday of “lachefturca” and I would like to celebrate it with a very elegant and delicious recipe. Despite the fact that the baking time is quite long, it is very easy to prepare. I hope you will try the recipe and enjoy it. Pavlova is named after a Russian ballerina,…

CHURROS

I would like to start 2020 with a typical recipe of Spanish cuisine: Churros con chocolate! You can enjoy them either for the first breakfast of the year or the first teatime of 2020. It is a perfect comfort food and I am sure your happiness hormone level will hit the roof after eating some…

LAVENDER PANNA COTTA

Close your eyes and imagine yourself in an endless lavender field, breath in the perfect smell surrounding you… What do you think? How do you feel? 2 years ago while I am strolling in the lavender fields of Sault, Roissilon and Gordes of Provence in France, I was teleported to my childhood by that lovely…

TWO RECIPES OF CREMA CATALANA

TRADITIONAL RECIPE OF CREMA CATALANA Ingredients 2 cups whole milk 1 cup cream 4 strips orange peel  1 cinnamon stick  5 egg yolks 1 cup sugar 3 tbs corn starch Heat milk, cream, orange rind and cinnamon over low heat until the point of boil. Remove from the heat and let it cool down. Strain…