Chocolate and orange cheesecake

  For quite a few years, my go-to baking dish for almost any occasion was cupcakes. They are easy to make, and the flavor and decorating options are endless. And although I still love to bake a good batch of cupcakes, I have a feeling that my new go-to dish will be cheesecakes. After I baked quite a few cheesecakes for the Nespresso challenge, I now want to try out a bunch of different flavors and baking techniques. Dark chocolate, white chocolate, strawberry, a classic New York cheesecake, Baileys or lime…I could go on and on with all the different types of cheesecakes I want to try out. This weekend I had a group of friends over for brunch and...

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...

Vanilla gelato with caramel and almond swirl

The Danish summer this year has just been amazing, lots of sun and 25-28 degrees. And it lasted far longer than it usually does, so it’s just an incredible summer.  That’s also why we decided to stay here in Denmark instead of traveling this summer. Well we did have a quick and wonderful trip over to Sweden, but other then that we just enjoyed the Danish summer. And one thing you absolutely need in such great weather is a big batch of ice cream. – Actually, I can eat ice cream any time of the year, but any excuse you know… I discovered this recipe one morning when I was watching a cooking show hosted by a Welsh lady who...

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...

Lemon ice cream with white chocolate chunks – made without an ice cream machine.

It’s been a while since I have made ice cream myself, but when I saw a picture of this ice cream and how easy the recipe is, I knew that it was time to start making my own ice cream again. I have borrowed the recipe from two Danish bloggers, and have made a few little changes to it. It’s a lovely and creamy yet tangy cold treat. I think that it would also be really great in a layered ice cream cake with nutty cake layers. And it’s so easy and quick ( beside the actual freezing time) to make. I love that. Ingredients 

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,...

A few summer favorites…

Eos I don’t know how long Eos has been on the market, but I started to notice their cute lip balms about a year ago. They are super cute and 95% organic. And the pretty colors and sweet flavors just appeals to the girly girl in me. My favorites are honeysuckle Honeydew and sweet mint. Sillas gave me an Easter basket full of Eos lip balms this year. It was so cute, like lots of little Easter eggs. And I just saw that they also make hand and body lotion. I haven’t tried their body lotion – yet, but I just bought the pink berry blossom hand lotion, and I’m a fan already. It’s fast-absorbing, not greasy and has a...

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...

Vanilla cupcakes with cocoa cream cheese frosting

I really like a good dinner party, either hosting it or being a guest. Hosting it is fun because you can plan out the menu (something that I really enjoy), set a beautiful table, mix a special welcome drink and being a girl, find a pretty dress and do my hair. And luckily for me, I have a boyfriend who also really enjoys hosting a dinner party, so we have people over for dinner, more or less fancy every now and then. But I really like to be a guest as well. To just relax, find a pretty dress, a cute hostess gift and enjoy an evening out with great friends. We had one of those evenings a few weeks...

Brownie cupcakes with Orange cream cheese frosting

I love a good brownie. Its rich, chewy and often crunchy from a bit of nuts. And you can combine it with so many things; ice cream, fruit, coulis, whipped cream or  a variation of mousses. And its easy to whip up a great brownie as well, so I have baked a lot of brownies over the years. But I had never baked brownie cupcakes. So last weekend when I visited my best friend and her family, I thought that it was about time that I made a batch of brownie cupcakes.  I like the combination of orange and chocolate so I made orange cream cheese frosting as well.