Messy Love Cake

Love is messy – хрупкие меренговые сердца держатся на тающем на губах ореховом креме – love drives us nuts, but it’s all we need.

February 6, 2020
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Meringue Roll with Mascarpone Creme and Raspberries

This meringue roll is barely sweet, very moist, highly delicate — an entertaining combination of silky meringue and dense cream with sparks of tart raspberries and crunchy hazelnuts.

February 25, 2018
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Green Dukkah with Hatch

Last year I finally discovered dukkah and it found its honorable place in my kitchen. I served many vegetable spreads, salads, casseroles, appetizers turning basic recipes into flavorful Middle Eastern delicacies with one simple step — sprinkling dukkah on top. Besides Ottolenghi’s recipe, I created a few my variations. The one with dry powdered Hatch is one of them.

August 10, 2017
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Badambura, Almond Puff Pastry

Badambura means almond (badam) pie (bura). It belongs to Azerbaijani cuisine, one of the cuisines of the Caucasus. This multylayered pastry is filled with almonds meal, sugar, and ground cardamom. Badambura is usually prepared for the spring holiday Novruz, but can be enjoyed all throughout the year.

March 3, 2016
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Kiev Cake

This version of legendary soviet Kyiv cake is very close to the GOST recipe. Very sweet. Just like old times, like childhood as we remember it. Before madness.

March 5, 2015
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