Caramelized Walnuts Buttercream Cake

Caramelized Walnuts Buttercream Cake

A festive Romanian buttercream cake with caramelized walnuts. What can I say about this Caramelized Walnuts and Buttercream Cake? It might not be your everyday cake but, if you like a bit of a challenge, you should make it. It is indescribably good, so luscious and sweet and flavorful. It might contain 1000 calories per crumb but they are all so worth it! 🙂 Each and every one of them!…

Romanian Cabbage Pies – Placinte cu varza

Romanian Cabbage Pies – Placinte cu varza

Typical Romanian vegan pies filled with cabbage and lots of dill. This kind of pies have a long tradition in Romania and the Republic of Moldova. I am not entirely satisfied with the English translation of “pie”, I feel that the word is not really suitable for this kind of small, yeasty “cake” or even flatbread, traditionally filled with cheese or with cabbage for a fasting time (vegan) version. However,…

Sauerkraut with Meat Dumplings

Sauerkraut with Meat Dumplings

Wine sauerkraut with soft meat dumplings make a delicious and comforting winter stew. This is a Romanian recipe with a German touch. And the German touch doesn’t come from my living in Germany right now, but from the Transylvanian Saxons who have been living in Romania for centuries. The first colonists of German origin started arriving in Transylvania about 850 years ago. Many of them were searching for a better…

The Softest Apple Cake

The Softest Apple Cake

Prajitura cu mere – a deliciously tender apple cake, easily made and loved by everyone. When it comes to apple cake, I think you really have a choice on Where Is My Spoon. Several Romanian apple cakes like this Apple Caramel Cake or Geta’s Apple Cake, some German ones like the Apple Almond Cream Cake and the Apple Streusel Cheesecake, some really quick and easy ones like the Apple Sugar…

White Bean and Vegetable Soup

White Bean and Vegetable Soup

Ciorba de fasole boabe – a comforting white bean soup made with bone broth, bacon, tarragon and lots of vegetables. In case you have seen my last post – the Romanian White Bean Dip – you might have read my tip about cooking more beans than necessary when making the dip. I always do that, it doesn’t matter if there are beans or chickpeas, if I want to make a…

Romanian White Bean Dip – Fasole batuta

Romanian White Bean Dip – Fasole batuta

A creamy, garlicky, vegan white bean dip, topped with delicious tomato-paprika onions, Romanian fasole batuta. Happy New Year!!!! And with the new year a new series on Where Is My Spoon. And this time not only a two-week or even monthly series, but a whole year series. I decided to go for Romanian cooking in 2017, so I could call this “One Year of Romanian Cooking”. Why Romanian cooking? Well,…

Hazelnut Chocolate Banana Cake

Hazelnut Chocolate Banana Cake

A soft and delicious hazelnut chocolate cake with cherries and bananas and topped with sour cream or crème fraiche. The last post of 2016, wow, where did this year go? I hope you had a good year, mine was pretty good, a few ups and downs along the way, but generally I really cannot complain. To finish this year on a sweet note, I chose this chocolate hazelnut cherry banana…

Hazelnut Chocolate Biscotti

Hazelnut Chocolate Biscotti

Crunchy chocolate biscotti with lots of hazelnuts, the perfect cookies to dip into your coffee or tea. Biscotti are some of those things I’ve been meaning to bake for ages, but somehow never got to it until now. I am sure every one who likes to cook has such a list of things to be cooked soon, a list that gets longer and longer with the years… My list will…

Glazed Hazelnut Chicken

Glazed Hazelnut Chicken

Tender chicken breasts glazed with apricot jam and sprinkled with lots of hazelnuts, a light, easy and delicious meal. I hope you had a great Christmas time! Our was pretty good, not one thing I wish I could change. Family time, lots of friends coming to visit (well, that part is not over yet and won’t be until the 3rd of January, the day after my husband’s birthday), very good…

Schoko Bons Torte

Schoko Bons Torte

A festive hazelnut cake with a decadent mascarpone-condensed milk filling and a chocolate-Schoko Bons topping.     Merry Christmas everyone!!! 5.0 from 1 reviews Schoko Bons Torte   Save Print Prep time 1 hour Cook time 35 mins Total time 1 hour 35 mins   A festive hazelnut cake with a decadent mascarpone-condensed milk filling and a chocolate-Schoko Bons topping. Author: Adina Recipe type: Cake Cuisine: German Serves: 14-16 Ingredients…