The perfect Italian pizza recipe

I don’t know about you, but I am absolutely crazy about a pizza piece (or the entire pizza) from time to time. I have tried several places, as well as home delivery for pizza, but I got the feeling that the homemade one cannot beat any other. I like my pizza to be thin, the opposite of boring, but still without weird combination (ham and pineapple)… No offense here hihi!

Therefore, I have researched quite a lot to find out what makes the perfect pizza. The dough! There are million of recipes all over internet and I am sure I have still many to experience. Pfff… after few years of trying and tasting I have discovered THE ONE. I cannot wait to share it with you; the best pizza dough recipe! Enjoy! Continue reading

Mini Pavlovas recipe (personal touch)

You know that moment when you plan to bake something and it does not turn well?! Maybe you have friends over or your mother-in-law planned a last-minute visit?  You are screwed and wish it was all just a dream. Well, luckily I was just baking for fun, but I ended up angry, frustrated, annoyed and almost decided to never bake again.

I planned to impress my boyfriend with some cute and amazing mini Pavlovas. Crunchy, fluffy, creamy and fruity. This was my plan. My grandma used to advise me to never bake when I am not in a good mood, otherwise my cake will not end up well. Hahaha…. I still remember laughing about this crazy idea and planned to prove her the opposite. I guess now she would laugh hard of me, especially because it is not my first time making Pavlova. Maybe it was a bad day, maybe the stars, maybe the negative energy, maybe some bad spirits…. Just kidding 😊.

I am quite sure there are AT LEAST 3 reasons for this failure: egg whites had a tiny bit of yolk between them, the mixer bowl had the smallest drop of water, the sugar was not added step by step. The funny part was in the evening when I placed the nicely decorated dessert on the dinner table. “Shall I apologize for not looking good or just pretend this beauty was meant to look like this?!”.

Long story short, it is just amazing and way better than I expected. So, I decided that it is worth sharing the story with you and showing you a great way of using some destroyed “not that fluffy” egg whites. Do find below the recipe and let me know how you do it . Next time I will get an update recipe for a real pavlova. Ah… and sorry for the ones who feel offended by the way my mini Pavlovas look like (my Kiwi friends 😀 )! Continue reading

Homemade lemon cream wafers

I share this recipe with you so I can wish you a happy International Children’s Day for yesterday! These are just some bits from my sweet childhood when my mum enjoyed so much preparing this dessert for us. She made it for Christmas, Easter or any other day when she felt like cooking. Normally she would not eat much of this desert, but I am sure she loved to see how enthusiastic we were. I was always around helping and this looked extremely complicated back then. Well, now I know why she loved it so much. It is very easy to make, but fantastic to serve, it is fresh and not heavy at all. Because it is a great summer weekend with (hopefully) lot of sun, I would love to know that you will recreate this recipe. Hope you enjoy my mum’s recipe! Continue reading

The mushroom soup

I cannot tell you how much I love mushrooms and the famous mushroom soup. For me, this is a perfect soup for summer which I enjoy warm or cold for lunch or dinner. There are a lot of recipes on internet and I should agree that you can never go wrong with any of them. You can use fresh or canned mushrooms; whatever you like. The type of mushrooms used is also important when it comes to taste, so choose your favourite ones :).

I should mention that this recipe is the best and easiest I have ever tried. I was impressed myself by the taste and flavor. It feels so fresh and the mushroom taste is extremely authentic. Try it out and let me know how much you love it. Enjoy it!

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The fastest dessert

What do you do when your friends call and ask to come by your place in 30 minutes? How are you waiting for them? I am quite sure some of you will say: A bottle of wine is more than enough. I fully agree! 🙂 However, if you have friends who really appreciate your desserts, you want to impress them even on short notice. My advice is to keep it simple, super tasty and, the most important, be sure that it looks impressive. This does not mean that you have to learn some new decoration techniques or make some kind of art out of your 10-minutes dessert. Some fruits on top of anything is the least you can do. Trust me, it always works, especially when you have good music, drinks and lots of fun. Don´t worry about the shot from the beginning, it is already in the cake. Try it out and let me know how impressed were your friends. Enjoy it! Continue reading

Grandma’s drink for sore throat

If you are searching for the best recipe to fight the sore throat, keep reading! It is revolutionary (and super tasty)!

For some weeks already, I thought that I will just get rid of my winter clothes and enjoy the spring pastels. Sandals, hats, skirts and all these items that scream “spring”. Well, it seems like it was a joke. No surprise that I could still see people on the streets wearing their winter parkas. Together with the cherry blossom from the trees, I also got enthusiastic about the sun. So enthusiastic, blindly in love with the spring colors, and so disappointed to end up bringing back my deeply hidden winter jumpers.

No, the sandals were not a good idea when outside it was snowing in the middle of April. As the party season is on and there is no chance to stay in bed and recover, I had to come up with a reliable recipe. What else if not the old recipe from my grandma?! She always knew the best way to make sure I always go to school even when I get sick 😉 It’s fortunately not the case anymore, but I would love to go party when the weekend comes. Try it out and I promise there is a big chance that you will dance this weekend! Enjoy! Continue reading

Creamy mango smoothie

Searching for a great smoothie idea? Not sure what to drink before gym? Need a boost of energy?

Well, it happens sometimes that I have no energy to even go to the gym and I really feel like having something fresh just before it. As a big caffeine addict, I had to think how to incorporate some into my pre-fitness snack/drink. I was positively surprised of the idea of Matcha tea after finding out how amazing it is for health. It has not only antioxidants, fiber, vitamins, minerals, but also the ability to burn calories, boost the metabolism, relax the body and calm the mind. Sounds like the secret of life! Well, I know for sure it wakes me up and gives me the boost I need to train hard 🙂

This is how I came up with a great smoothie recipe which combines some of my most loved ingredients. It tastes creamy, fluffy and sweet, fresh and strong. It just makes you feel healthy and strong! Enjoy it! Continue reading

Fresh bread in 45 minutes

True story! I promised myself to stop eating lots of bread and to “miss” the bread section in the supermarket. Woke up one day, early evening, after a 30-minutes nap, with a crazy desire of eating freshly baked bread. No frozen bread in the freezer, no bread in the fridge, no supermarket open. I instantly panicked, but remembered a recipe I found long time ago. Fresh, tasty and crunchy bread in 45 minutes. Can you even believe it? Try it out and I promise you will love it. Enjoy! Continue reading

How I make the best wild garlic pesto

Wild garlic has incredible health benefits. It is known to be antibacterial, antiviral and rich in vitamins and minerals. Vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, iron, phosphorus, copper.  These things I cannot test myself, but I can definitely tell you that the taste of this plant is divine. Well, due to my culture and family traditions, I am the biggest fan of garlic and garlic flavour. So, I could not miss this amazing opportunity to get it into my kitchen. Continue reading