Flower Cupcakes with Ermine Frosting

To be honest I’m not a big fan of American Buttercream, but sometimes it’s just too hard to deal with egg whites and make Swiss Meringue Buttercream. So, since I learned there is another option, Ermine Buttercream, I was so curious about the taste and texture of it. Finally, I had time to make andContinue reading “Flower Cupcakes with Ermine Frosting”

Profiteroles and Eclairs

Eclairs and profiteroles are both made with the same dough, pâte à choux. You can use whipped cream, pastry cream, custard or even ice cream to fill them but my favorite filling is vanilla pastry cream. Profiteroles are served with a drizzle of chocolate sauce in the States. But, In Turkey, profiteroles are served withContinue reading “Profiteroles and Eclairs”

Meringue Cookies

Meringue cookies are simple yet a little tricky to make. Humidity in the air or a piece of egg yolk can ruin the cookies. After trying several recipes, different kinds of sugar, baking temperature and time finally I found my foolproof meringue recipe. TIPS Egg whites: Separating egg whites much more easier when eggs areContinue reading “Meringue Cookies”

Simit – Turkish Sesame-Crusted Bread Rings

Simit is crunchy, chewy, and sesame coated bread ring. Mostly it’s called as Turkish bagel, but I don’t think they are similar. The texture is totally different, simit should be dense not soft. Technique is different, simit doesn’t require a boiling process. They taste different, simits are dipped in grape molasses – water mixture. SlightContinue reading “Simit – Turkish Sesame-Crusted Bread Rings”

Apple Spice Cake / Elmalı Baharatlı Kek

Let’s enjoy the fall season with a beautiful apple spice cake! Using raw apples may end up with a runny cake because of high water content. Some recipes call for 1 or 2 apples to solve this problem but using less apples means less flavor. So, I thought pre cooking apples will solve both ofContinue reading “Apple Spice Cake / Elmalı Baharatlı Kek”

Easy Vegetarian Lo Mein – Kolay Sebzeli Lo Mein Noodle

Lo Mein recipe with easy to find ingredients. No fish sauce, no sesame oil, no rice vinegar. So, yes, this is not an authentic lo mein recipe. So, I hope this recipe will help people who want to enjoy lo mein with ingredients that they have. In this recipe ingredients are for one serving, youContinue reading “Easy Vegetarian Lo Mein – Kolay Sebzeli Lo Mein Noodle”

Sugar-free Chocolate Cake – Şekersiz Kakaolu Kek

Here is my favorite sugar-free, healthy, and delicious chocolate cake recipe! I use dates instead of sugar. It contains only 2 tbsp whole wheat flour, you can use gluten free alternatives or oat flour. I used two 6.3 x 3.5 mini pans but you can bake them in muffin cups or bigger cake pans.  INGREDIENTS9Continue reading “Sugar-free Chocolate Cake – Şekersiz Kakaolu Kek”

Baked Meatballs With Veggies – Fırında Garnitürlü Köfte

-for 4 servings- INGREDIENTS For meatballs 7 oz. ground beef1 small onion1 clove of garlic4 tbsp plain bread crumbs1 tbsp olive oil2 tbsp thinly diced parsley1 tsp salt1/2 tsp of each paprika, cumin, and black pepper 1 can (15 oz.) mixed vegetables (drained and rinsed)2 tbsp tomato paste1/2 tsp salt1 cup hot water Bake atContinue reading “Baked Meatballs With Veggies – Fırında Garnitürlü Köfte”

Zucchini Fritters – Kabak Mücveri

Mediterranean Style Zucchini Fritters Recipe. Full of veggies, fluffy, and delicious! INGREDIENTS 3 zucchinis1 small carrot1 cup chopped dill1/2 cup chopped parsley1/3 cup chopped scallions2 large eggs1 tsp salt1/2 tsp black pepper3/4 cup flour1 tsp baking powderHigh smoke point olive for frying (I used avocado oil) Garlic Yogurt Dip 1 cup plain yogurt1 clove ofContinue reading “Zucchini Fritters – Kabak Mücveri”

Banana Bread Muffins with Chocolate Chips

Moist and Soft Chocolate Chips Banana Bread Recipe -makes 9 Muffins- 3 Ripe Bananas1 Large Egg1/3 Cup Brown Sugar5 Tbsp Melted Butter1 Tsp Vanilla Extract1 Cup Flour1/2 Tsp Baking Powder1/2 Tsp Baking Soda1 Tsp CinnamonUnsweetened Chocolate Chips (to Taste) Bake in Preheated Oven at 350 F for About 10-15 Minutes. Yumuşacık Damla Çikolatali Muzlu MuffinContinue reading “Banana Bread Muffins with Chocolate Chips”