Cashew and raspberries ‘cheesecake’

Vegan cheesecakes are not for the lazy. They take time and effort. And patience, as anybody who tried blending sticky dates can confirm. But the result can be stupendous. A cheesecake without butter, eggs and – well – cheese? This cake will convince even the strongest skeptics. Crust 25 g sesame seeds 90 g walnuts…

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Rye flour & tomato cake

I did experiment with adding tomatoes to cakes before, having made a banana bread with tomatoes, but never worked out a working recipe. After I found out that it was not such an original idea, as sweet tomato cakes are already known and popular, I lost the interest. But recently, I dug up an old…

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Almond & blueberry cake

Guest are a good excuse to bake. With guests, however, the baked goods usually disappear so fast that there is no time to take a photo. Or they never come to be, because the ingredients are eaten before there is time to bake. And so this cake had to wait until my guest had left…

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Matcha tea marble loaf

I was organizing a slideshow evening to show some friends the photos from my travel to Japan and I was looking for a suitable accompanying dessert. At first, I wanted to do something with the red bean paste (anko), but browsing the net for inspiration I found a recipe for a marble cake with matcha…

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Kasutera or Japanese sponge cake

Kasutera, now included in the realm of Japanese sweets, is actually not of Japanese origin. It came to Japan with Portugal sailors and missionaries in the 16th century. The novelty was the use of eggs as an ingredient and the baking in the oven. Traditional Japanese sweets are namely more often steamed and eggs are…

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Buckwheat cake with plums

I was going through my pantry recently – early spring cleaning – and I discovered I still had one jar of plums my mum made me. I’ve been eating them whole winter with my morning oatmeal. However, I decided to use the last jar for a cake that I’ve been meaning to make for some…

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Brownie

This recipe had red wine it in – and you don’t have to tell me twice to open a bottle of wine. It also had dried cherries. But in the end I didn’t use neither wine nor cherries. The wine ended in the wine glas and the cherries stayed at the supermarket, when I read…

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