Desserts

Banana Sour Cream Pancakes with Caramelized Bananas

This recipe is good! Make it in the morning or serve it for dessert, your friends, family and stomach will love you for it.

Kat’s Truffles

First invented out of necessity post World War II. This truffle recipe is a staple in any Russian household during the holidays.

Ultimate Cookie for Santa

Chocolatey, gooey and absolutely gigantic cookies. This cookie goodness has a little secret ingredient touch as well. This is our favorite of cookies.

Lemon Crépes

Easy quick and so delicious. Use it for breakfast, brunch or just because. We hope you enjoy these Lemon Crepes as it is one of our favorites.

Russian Braid

There is the Danish Braid and this is my Russian Braid. The black currant gives a very original taste but feel free to use any favorite berries.

Banana Bread

The banana bread to end all banana breads. Serve it with some Sweetened Condensed Milk and you will not regret it. This loaf doesn’t last a day in our house.

Coconut Macaroons

These macaroons are easy, fast to make, and delicious. They are by far the most popular out of all the desserts that I have made. Enjoy!

Nutella Crêpes with Caramelized Bananas

Oh my! Serve no more than two crepes per person or a post meal nap may be in order. It’s a whole meal on its own. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

Pecan Shorties

30 minutes and dessert is ready. That is a win win at our house. Quick, easy and so good. We love these little cookies for a nice dessert.

Torte à la Russe

This Torte is delicious. Did I mention super easy to make? Makes 1 8.5 inch Torte. For some extra decadence, top with the Triple Berry Sauce in this recipe.

Crème Puffs

This recipe may be done a day in advance to have the crème puffs filled on the second day. It is impossible in our home not to eat all of these right away.

Mini Pear Pies

The most scrumptious pear pies! Delicately poached and then wrapped with puff pastry and baked. The key to this pastry is making sure that you let the pears cool to just about room temperature before wrapping it in the pastry. The pears can be poached about a day in advance prior to baking.

Berry Galette

A galette is free form, flat and open faced tart. The sky is the limit with a galette. I love to use peaches or any stone fruit, berries, or any fruit.

Pineapple Cherry Tart

Tart pineapple gives a lovely combination to the sweet cherries. Make sure to taste the cherries to give you an idea of the overall flavor.

Merengue Fruit Tarts

We absolutely love these in our home. Light, airy and so delicious. The sauce and the berries makes a perfect combination.

Merengue Rosettes

Oh my gosh! These are so pretty and delicious. Did I mention super easy to make?! Makes 8 rosettes. Perfect for Mother’s Day or any celebration

Tips for Baking

Have you ever dreaded trying out a new recipe because you knew it would be stressful? Maybe I am the only one that did that, but it took me a long time before I could stop stressing out and started enjoying the different recipes. When it comes to cooking or baking if you know some of the pre-requisites it becomes much easier. Here are a few:

Apple Crisp

This year was a very good year for our apple trees. Naturally, we have been incorporating them into our every day dishes. The type of apple is really not consequential. It all depends on taste and preference. The key is to get a sort that will hold its shape. I love Golden Delicious and I will often mix them with other varieties. This is a very easy dessert. The recipe calls for 6 ramekins to make individual desserts, but feel free to do the same in an 8”X8” baking dish.

Traditional Russian Crepes

Try these perfectly thin traditional Russian crepes with various fillings, such as sour cream, red or black caviar, condensed milk or Nutella.

Easy Apple Tart

Ridiculously easy to make apple tart. Roll out the dough, lay out the apples, bake and you’re done. Grab a good cup of tea and enjoy.

Baked Pears in wine

A scrumptious recipe for a great evening with friends or just because. We love this dessert on a weeknight because it is so easy.

Chocolate Orange Cake

INGREDIENTS For the candied oranges 2 oranges ¾ cup + 2 tb (200 ml) water ½ cup (100g) granulated sugar Chocolate cake batter ½ cup (75g) golden seedless raisins 10 ½ tb (150g) butter (at room temperature) 1 tb butter for loaf pan (at room temperature) 1 tb flour for...

Berry Dessert Cups

10 minutes to prep and 1 hour to bake. Prep them ahead of time and throw them in the oven as the guests arrive. These are delicious!

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