Fritule

Fritule

According to Wikipedia, fritule are "a festive Croatian pastry made particularly for Christmas. They resemble little doughnuts... Venetian frìtole... they are usually flavored with rum and citrus zest, containing raisins, and are topped with powdered sugar." For me they're also a whole lot more. They were one of my favourite sweet treats growing up, and [...]

Cherry strudel.

Cherry strudel.

If you're after a super easy dessert that takes almost no time at all to prepare and zero cooking ability, is low in sugar and high in flavour, and will also impress whoever you serve it to then look no further. If you're like me and tend to stock up on random ingredients you then [...]

Madarica

Mađarica {pronounced "mah-dg-ah-ritsa"} translates quite literally, to "the Hungarian lady". What it also translates to is easily one of the most popular desserts I have ever seen disappear from just about every special occasion I can remember growing up. It's the one that everyone would request if given a plate of leftover cakes to take [...]

Ricotta Cheesecake

Ricotta Cheesecake

There's an Italian cake shop in Sydney which is legendary for it's ricotta cheesecake. It is no joke to say that their prized version is completely revered and worshiped as the ultimate ricotta cheesecake to make all others hang their heads in shame. So I'm excited to say that this version is AMAZING. I have [...]

Shortcrust Pastry

Shortcrust Pastry

This is a fail safe, go-to recipe for perfect shortcrust pastry every time. It works for both sweet and savoury, and best of all, you don't need to study patisserie to be able to make it. The rule is always half the amount of butter to flour, and use only the tips of your fingers [...]