Irish Coffee Cheesecake made for Nespresso’s dessert challenge at Kokkedal Castle

I was recently invited to participate in a dessert challenge by Nespresso and Kokkedal Castle. Desserts and coffee, a win win in my opinion, so I accepted and began to experiment with different recipes. I tried out a creamy coffee panna cotta, a chocolate and hazelnut cake with coffee caramel drizzle. But I finally decided on this Irish coffee cheesecake. I tested the recipe out 4 times, tweaking it here and there before I was happy with the result. So there was a lot of cake eating in our house these past few weeks. But hey, who doesn’t love a bit of cake for breakfast with a hot cup of coffee? The Nespresso event was held at Kokkedal Castle, a beautiful...

Blondie with roasted nuts and chocolate chips

I baked this blondie cake for Sillas’ birthday dinner last Friday. It was just the three of us (I still have to get used to the fact that we are ‘us three’ and not ‘us two’ anymore, and I love it) The big birthday dinner with friends was the next day. But Friday was just our little family and it was a great night. I love how versatile this recipe is. You can add almost any fruit, berry, chocolate or nut and it’s a winner every time. This time I decided to mix roasted nuts and dark chocolate chips. The combination of nuts and chocolate is so good and roasting the nuts beforehand just makes it even better. I have...

The blog turns two! – Plus recipe for a lemon cake with swiss maringue coconut frosting

Reading food and lifestyle blogs is something I have done for quite a few years now. It all started when I searched the internet for a dinner recipe and then I discovered the wonderful world of blogs on the internet. And now I have about 20 blogs I follow on and off. Two years ago I decided – after a healthy nudge from Sillas – to start my own blog. And I love it; it’s such a fun hobby to have. The pictures and styling have gotten better over time, but can still be improved. That’s one of the things I like about the blogging thing. Finding inspiration from other bloggers around the world and constantly improving my own blog,...

Danish summer strawberry pie

We celebrated Sillas’ birthday this past weekend with a big party in our apartment. We had hoped that the weather would be on our side so we could all just have a party in a park, but the Danish summer has a split personality this year (like so many other years) and day was a mix of rain, wind and yes a bit of sun too. So we went with plan B – have the party in our apartment. I was a bit nervous ( ok, a lot) that we would be too many people and it would feel cramped. But it all worked out. We opened up every room – all 4 of them- and set up a few...

Strawberry & Blueberry tart

I have had such a great weekend, and it’s far from over. Again we had a long holiday weekend here in Denmark, so I have had the day off since Thursday and don’t have to back to work until Tuesday. So basically it’s a mini holiday. Spring is full of days off here and there and I love it. Extra days off also means extra time in the kitchen to create more things I love. I saw this recipe on another blog and thought that it was really pretty, so I wanted to re-create it, with a few changes to make it my own. It’s a twist on a traditional Danish strawberry tart.

Cheesecake in a glass

I was walking trough our local grocery store the other day and spotted tray of new, fresh and juicy Danish strawberries. Yum, summer in  tray! I bought two trays and immediately had a couple of recipes with strawberries that I wanted to try out. One was a delicious cheesecake in a glas topped with lots of fresh strawberries. We had a couple of friends over for dinner on Tuesday night and that’s when I served this cheesecake. I like it because it’s easy and perfect for a dinner during the workweek. And this version is a bit healthier than your average cheesecake. It has no sugar or butter – but its still really really yummy and creamy. I found the...

Blueberry Muffins

I have made these blueberry muffins a few times now and it’s a hit every time. This time a baked a double portion as we had two events this weekend. First for Sillas’ game night with the guys on Friday and on Saturday we went to the park for a birthday party for sweet little two-year-old girl. The weather was amazing, and for the first time this year, it really felt like summer. And blueberries just scream summer, I think so at least. The recipe is from Hummingbird Bakery’s cakebook. I have yet to go wrong with a single recipe from that book. The cakes just always turn out amazing and are always a hit.  These muffins are light, sweet...

Mothers Day Brunch

This Sunday is Mothers Day in Denmark. The past few years we have invited my mum – and my dad of course – in for homemade brunch on Mothers Day. The first year we lived here, we had actually invited them in for brunch at a café in the city. But the day before we changed our minds and decided to make it a more cozy affair and make it a homemade brunch. So it was a surprise to my mum when she walked into the apartment and the table was set for brunch with all the works. And she loved it; she was so happy and said that that was really what she wanted instead of going out. So...

Calling all cake lovers in Copenhagen – Sweet Sneak #7 is this Saturday!

  One weekend afternoon every other month a group of 5 bakerette friends with a passion for baking amazing cakes, macaroons, cupcakes and pastries are hosting a wonderful event called ‘Sweet Sneak’ in Copenhagen. It’s a pop-up bakery where you can stop by, have a piece – or three – of delicious cake, listen to some sweet music and just enjoy a wonderful Sunday. The location changes every other month. This month it will be in Nørrebro and the exact location will be revealed the day before the event. I love the concept! Bringing people together with sweet cakes, music and great friendship. And the prices are fair and the sizes are after a cake lovers heart. So if you’re...

Carrot Cake

One of the reasons that my Hummingbird Bakery cakebook is in my top 3 of cookbooks, is that it just always delivers amazing cakes. Always full of flavor, beautiful results and never too difficult to make. This past Sunday we watched the AFC championship (I’m rooting for the Broncos at the Superbowl this year!) with a couple of friends at our place. And like most NFL get-togethers, I baked a little something. This time it was a big little something – Carrot cake in three layers. Very yummy and again, not that difficult to make. I have always loved carrot cake,- the natural sweetness from the carrots mixed with the spices and finished with the amazing cream cheese frosting just...