15 posts tagged dessert

Honey Cake -Mevovyk

Honey Cake -Mevovyk Honey Cake Layers3 large eggs6 oz honey1 stick butter1/2 cup granulated sugar1.5 tsp baking soda1.5 tsp lemon juice15 oz white flour (have some extra near you for dusting surface)Cream18 oz sour cream7 oz heavy whipping cream1 cup granulated sugar1 tsp vanilla extractDecoration2 oz roasted walnuts LeyersTo a medium saucepan add honey, butter, sugar, and melt them together over medium heat, whisking until all ingredients are melted.Remove the pan from ... Continue Reading

Seared Peaches with Greek Yogurt

Seared Peaches with Greek Yogurt is one of those recipes that takes minutes to make, but as a result, you get a restaurant-quality dish. I mean, who wouldn't be impressed with beautifully caramelized peaches topped with tangy yogurt and drizzled with honey? I think it's one of the simplest yet elegant desserts to celebrate stone fruit season and warm summer weather. It's also an ultimate crowd pleaser and a great dish to make for your 4th of July celebration or backyard BBQ, minimum effort - ... Continue Reading

Candied Butternut Squash with Ice Cream and Pistachios

I like making elaborate desserts, but sometimes it's so nice to cook something very straightforward yet utterly delicious and satisfying. This Candied Butternut Squash with Ice Cream and Pistachios is all about elegance and simplicity. I was inspired by classic Turkish dessert Kabak Tatlısı Tarifi which is basically pumpkin slices cooked in simple syrup. In my version, I added a little bit of lemon juice and zest to make the flavor more interesting and to cut the sweetness. I think it worked ... Continue Reading

Super Easy Cottage Cheese Doughnuts

Dreaming about soft, hot, and light as a feather homemade doughnuts? There is nothing easier! We called this recipe Super Easy Cottage Cheese Doughnuts for a reason. Just a few simple ingredients, you probably already have in your kitchen, and you can make the magic happen. Spend about 40 minutes of your time to get one of the most delicious breakfast/dessert you can imagine. When we deep fry something, we like to use sunflower oil. It has a high smoke point and a neutral flavor, unlike ... Continue Reading

Best French Lemon Crêpes

If you follow Viva La Food long enough, you've probably noticed that we are crazy about crêpes. We have several different recipes on our website, such as Beer Crepes and Caramelized Apple Crepes. We often cook them for brunch or even dinner, and always experimenting with different recipes and proportions. All things considered, we're incredibly happy to share this French Lemon Crêpes recipe, which we can name the most foolproof we've created so far. The secret is instead of using ... Continue Reading

Fantastic Chocolate Pear Cake

Funny story, we made this Pear Chocolate Cake for the first time just a few days before it appeared on the cover of Bake from Scratch magazine. Our pictures were so similar for a second we thought they published our photo. But that was just a coincidence proving that great minds think alike =) We've never compared the recipes but can tell you that our version is excellent. This dessert is a pure chocolate delight with tender pears inside. Continue Reading

Halloween Mini Butternut Squash Compote Pavlovas

Halloween is one of my favorite American holidays. Witches, demons, and ghosts are my theme =) Plus you can dress up as silly as you want to. I always wait for this day with a childlike excitement. But this year is even more special! Why is that? Because I collaborated with amazing girls from LatteJournal to bring you not only cooking inspiration, but also a whole bunch of ideas for a sophisticated Halloween Dinner decoration. Awesome, isn't it?! Wait for my next post and see our cool ... Continue Reading

Honey Fig and Almond Tart

September for me is definitely a fig season. I buy them a lot from local Trader Joe's. Usually we eat them all before I can think of a good recipe, but this time, I decided to act fast and cook a nice fig dessert. This NY Times article is where I got my inspiration. I changed the recipe and transformed it into a Honey Fig and Almond Tart. I also wanted to practice in taking moody food pictures, so this is my first experiment with colors and light. Looks pretty nice for a rookie! You ... Continue Reading

Weightless Belgium Waffles with Caramelized Pears

I guess I can write a cookbook and name it "10 000 Calories Breakfasts." You know I just love crazy decadent breakfast recipes. What can a girl do with such a passion? Just let herself go and cook Belgium Waffles with Caramelized Pears =) A few Christmases ago Santa got me a pretty cool waffle maker I wanted so bad. And I used it only once. I don't know why maybe I needed a powerful dose of inspiration or something. But this excellent piece of culinary equipment was waiting until this day to ... Continue Reading

Odile’s Fresh Orange Cake

I rarely post someone else's recipe, but this cake is pure magic. I found the recipe in the wonderful cookbook "Baking Chez Moi" which I saw on my friend shelf. I grabbed my attention instantly. Written by Dorie Greenspan, a talented author, and an awesome baker, this book is full of passion for baking. It inspires and makes you want to bake every cookie and cake you see there. TIP: Try different type of oranges. Mix and match to find your favorite combination. As for this Orange cake, I ... Continue Reading