Bounty Balls

This recipe is so so simple and easy and yet it tastes like you’ve been in the kitchen for hours. You only need a small handful of ingredients. I recently bought a danish confections cook book and saw this cool trick to make homemade chocolates look like a million dollars. All it takes is a bit of eatable gold dust, you chocolates and a plastic bag. Shake and you’re done. I love it! Here’s the recipe for homemade juicy bounty balls:

Chocolate moussecake with a strawberry center

I have wanted to make this cake for a while; a sweet combination of layer and mousse cake. It’s a very light and silky smooth. The strawberry center gives it a tangy contrast to the milky chocolate mousse. And its a pretty surprise when you cut into the cake. We had two sets of guests over on Sunday and by late afternoon, the whole cake was gone. So I will be making this cake again soon. I used three different sized pans, a 24 cm, a 22 cm and a 10 cm.

Rum Balls

We recently celebrated my youngest sons christening, and had the reception at our house. My aunt was so nice and offered to bake two beautiful layer cakes for our guests. They were perfect and tasted amazing. I decided to bake a bunch of smaller hors d’oeuvre like cakes to accompany the layer cakes. These small rum balls are very simple to make and very decorative on the table. Ingredients

Granola Bars

This time of year I usually bake a few cakes using my NFL helmet pan and decorate the cakes with lots of icing. But this year I’m doing something a bit healthier, but still really sweet and delicious. Granola bars. Easy to make plus you can use a large variety of ingredients to fit everyone’s taste – I went in on nuts.com for a bit of inspiration. And now that it is game day (Go Giants!) granola bars are also perfect snacks to bring along to a tailgate if you want to eat something that’s light and tasty. Ingredients

Coffee Caramel

  I was recently invited by Nespresso and Kokkedal Castle to create a dessert recipe – only condition was of course that it had to contain coffee. I accepted the challenge and have now tried out quite a few different recipes. I has been so much fun testing out different ways of infusing coffee into desserts. I used this coffee caramel with a chocolate cake I baked and it worked really well. And its very easy to make too. You can drizzle it over cakes, ice cream or maybe in a cup of warm milk Ingredients:

S’muffins

This year we haven’t really had much of a summer here in Denmark. I guess we’ve had a week and half of ok summer weather in total so far. It has felt more like an early fall with lots of windy and rainy days.So no long days at the beach, BBQ’ing or roasting marshmallows and eating s’mores unfortunately. But then this is a fun alternative, you can make right at home in your kitchen. I didn’t really know what to cal them – they are s’mores deconstructed, kind of like muffins or cupcakes. And S’muffins sound better than S’cupcakes. They are made in a mini muffin pan, so perfect little snack sized treats. I found the recipe in Sweet Pea’s...

Danish træstammer – Rum ball logs

This is a very Danish specialty. I actually don’t think any other country makes these. I know that many countries have their version of a rum ball, but these rum tree logs covered with marzipan are typical Danish  (as far as I know) and can be found in any bakery around the country. The center is a delicious chocolatey/rum/cake mixture. The ingredients are the same as a rum ball, but tree logs are of course shaped different like a log and also as mentioned covered in marzipan and more chocolate. When bakers made these rum balls and tree logs, the mixture was actually made of cake leftovers from the bakery (yummy, I know…) and then added lots of jam and...

White chocolates with hazelnut truffel

I love the extra long weekend we always have at Easter time. It’s a welcome breather after a dark and long winter and a nice little kick-off to spring, warmer weather, evenings getting lighter and the sweet smell of blooming spring time. After a particularly busy winter, both socially and work wise, it was a nice and relaxed Easter weekend this year. A small dinner party with friends and an Easter lunch with family was all we had planned over the 5-day weekend. The rest of the time, we just spent together at home, and I loved every minute of it. I made these homemade chocolates as a hostess gift for Sillas’ aunt and uncle when we went for Easter...

Mini Meringue Kisses

I saw a photo of an ice cream dessert with tiny meringue kisses sprinkled on top and thought that it looked really cute. So I wanted to make my own little batch of meringue kisses so I have them ready for a dessert. Easter is around the corner and we have a few dinner parties planned, so these little kisses will come in handy. I decided to add a bit of colour to them and a little taste too. They are very easy to make, you just need a bit of time on your hands, first for the baking part and then for the drying out process. Ingredients: (makes 135 mini kisses)

Homemade Bounty Bars

It’s Thursday and that just means that the weekend is just around the corner. Can’t wait! Here is a great recipe if you want to make a little something sweet and yummy for the weekend. Homemade Bounty Bars! This is a dangerously easy recipe for something so good and delicious. I have previously made homemade snickers bars which had a few steps before I could eat the result. But this recipe is so easy is quick. They were gone pretty quick after Sillas and I had had our first taste… Here’s the recipe (only 3 ingredients!)  
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