Happy holiday season, peeps! There is nothing I don’t like about this time of the year. It encapsulates so many things I love: cozy nights at home, spending time with family and friends (even more special this year – first Christmas for our baby boy!), fun party invitations, decorating the home – and baking cookies. What I like even more than baking cookies, is decorating them. See what I came up with to decorate some chocolate sablés and orange cookies:
You guys! Who would have thought I’m not only back on The Roaring Prettiness with my new beauty catch series, but even got around to do one of my Sunday posts. Not me.
Happy summer, peeps! I’m sure, this time around the year you don’t want to spend too much time in the kitchen. But if you still need a festive dessert, I have the perfect recipe for you. I once found this berry tart in a Betty Bossi magazine (you Swiss know what I mean) and adapted it slightly to make it a bit lighter. Here’s how you take that summer dessert buffet to a whole new, elevated level: (more…)
Here, I’m sitting at Parrilla Argentina Miranda in Buenos Aires, indulging in a wet chocolate cake with passion fruit – catapulted into another world, not responsive to the outside world anymore – including my best friend Inma who took this shot. Do you know that feeling? When you can’t believe what’s happening right now – the most perfect, delightful combination of fresh ingredients that burst into life in your mouth in a symphony of delicious flavours. Aaaaahhhh… This only happens very few times, but when it does, you’re in heaven. And you will never forget those moments. On my extensive travels around the world, I was lucky enough to come across a couple of those heavens. Sweet heavens and savoury heavens, it is. This weekend, I thought I start to list you my sweet sins. (more…)
Every once in a while, I like to surprise friends and family with a little home-made treat, be it to cheer them up, to thank them for something they’ve done for me, or just: as a random act of kindness. Recently, I received a small bottle of rose essence and thought it would be perfect to use for white chocolate pralines in the shape of roses. No sooner said than done! And they are so easy to make. (more…)