No-Bake Fruit Pie with Coconut Milk Custard

Happy Weekend everyone!

This is an other no bake dessert. The crust is made out off nuts and dates-that’s all! Filled with my Coconut Milk Custard, which I used in a previous recipe, Coconut Custard mini tarts with mixed berries, and topped with fruit of your choice…so delicious and healthy:) I will definitely make this again.

 

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Prepare Custard in advance.

 

No-Bake-Fruit Pie

Crust:

  • 1cup Medjool dates
  • (if you use other dates, soak them in water first to soften a bit)
  • 3cups mixed raw nuts

-Grease a 9-inch pie dish.

-In a food processor grind nuts and dates until finely chopped. It should stick together. Spread evenly into pie dish.

 

Coconut Custard:

-Prepare Custard ahead.

 

-Fill pie with the Coconut Milk Custard and top with fruit of your choice. I used Blueberries, Kiwis and Orange-Segments.

-Refrigerate for a few hours or overnight, it will be easier to serve.

 

 

 

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Enjoy!

 

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Refreshing Orange-Yogurt-Mousse

 

 

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I have been craving citrus fruits lately, especially lemons and limes. Maybe it is the lack of sunshine or I just need the extra Vitamin C and the vibrant color!

I love all, or okay maybe most, desserts:) But I also do enjoy making healthier and lighter desserts for a change.

This dessert is just perfect light and refreshing, served in half of a orange, a pretty little thing!

 

Orange-Yogurt-Mousse

  • 1tbsp unflavoured gelatine
  • 2tsp grated organic orange rind
  • 1/2cup fresh orange juice
  • 2/3cup sugar, honey or coconut sugar
  • 2tbsp butter
  • 2cups plain greek yogurt
  • 2 oranges

 

-Cut oranges in halve, use the juice for the recipe, remove meat carefully to keep the orange halves unbroken.

-In a small saucepan, sprinkle gelatine over orange juice and let soften one minute.

-Add sugar, orange rind and butter.

-Heat, slowly stirring until gelatine dissolves. Transfer mixture to a metal bowl to completely cool (you can sit bowl in a large bowl filled with ice to speed cooling). Stir until mixture is the texture of raw egg whites. Whisk yogurt into orange mixture.

-Spoon mousse into four orange halves (there will be some leftover). Chill for at least 30 minutes to set, or longer.

 

-Optional: at serving time, top with some whipped cream.

–You can make this recipe using lemons or limes–

–You can substitute dairy yogurt for non dairy yogurt and butter–

 

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Enjoy!

 

 

One Lovely Blog Award

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This has been a week full of surprises! I was nominated for the One Lovely Blog Award by Bernadine from Bern Bakes!!!

Thank you very much, I truly appreciate it:) Make sure you check out her amazing blog!!! You’ll find delicious sweets and treats:)

https://bernbakes.wordpress.com

 

Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you and leave a link to their blog.
  • Post about the award.
  • Share 7 facts about yourself.
  • Nominate at most 15 people.
  • Tell your nominees the good news!

 

7 Facts About Me:

  1. I love trying out new recipes from around the world.
  2. Nothing better than the smell of fresh baked bread or other baked goodies:)
  3. I love cook/baking books and magazines (or blogs). I can look through those for hours;)
  4. I make cold process soap that look like cakes and cupcakes.
  5. Another hobby of mine is calligraphy writing and drawing.
  6. I prefer warm over cold temperatures.
  7. I like to make my own natural face masks, salves, etc.

 

My Nominees:

 

Thanks again! And congratulations to the nominees!

 

 

 

 

Real Neat Blog Award

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Happy Saturday everyone! I was nominated for the Real Neat Blog Award by Jen Li from GYPSYBUS28 Blog!!!

Thank you very much Jen Li! I truly appreciate it:)

Make sure you check out her amazing blog where she writes about Food, Beauty, Travel and Life.

https://GYPSYBUS28.com 

 

Rules:

  1. Put the Award logo on your blog.
  2. Answer 7 questions asked by the person who nominated you.
  3. Thank the people who nominated you, linking to their blogs.
  4. Nominate any number of bloggers you like, linking to their blogs.
  5. Let them know you nominated them (by commenting on their blogs, etc.)
  6. Add your own 7 questions for your nominees to answer.

 

Questions by Jen Li:

  1. What is you favorite food? Italian and Greek cuisine. (I like a lot of things…)
  2. What is or was your dream travel? Israel and Kenya were amazing! I have a long list of dream travel: starting with the rest of Canada, Hawaii, Alaska, Iceland, Scandinavia, Australia…:)
  3. Random fact about you? I love nature: flowers, plants, landscapes, animals…
  4. Who has been the biggest inspiration in life? I am being inspired by people who follow their heart and dreams. My family, but mostly my father who has been struggling with health problems for many years and just had his second open heart surgery last summer 2016.
  5. Do you have any pets/what kind of pets? We have no pets at the time.
  6. What is the goal you want to achieve in 2017? There are a few things I would like to accomplish in work, home and hobbies and health.
  7. What’s the biggest decision you have made in life? Immigrating to Canada (my family lives in Switzerland)

 

My 7 questions:

  1. What are your favorite spices?
  2. What are your favorite herbs?
  3. What is your favorite dessert?
  4. What City would you like to visit?
  5. What are your hobbies?
  6. What languages do you speak or would like to be able to speak?
  7. Do you have a quote or saying that you use in life?

 

My nominees:

Starr@The Misfit Baker 

The Frugal Hausfrau

Joann’s Food For Thought

Beafree

Baking in Pyjamas

 

Thanks again for nominating me!!

 

 

 

Blogger Recognition Award

 

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What a lovely surprise!! I was nominated by Bea from beafreeblog and by Meagan from rufflesandmacarons.

They both have amazing blogs! Go check them out:

https://beafreeblog.wordpress.com  and https://rufflesandmacarons.com

Thank you very much for nominating me:)

 

RULES

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their profile
  2. Write a post to show your award
  3. Give a brief story of how your blog started
  4. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers
  5. Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to
  6. Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them & provide the link to the post you created

 

How I started:

I’ve had the idea to start a blog for quiet some time, but did not really know where/how to begin.

I use my blog to share my love of baking.

Advice for new bloggers:

I am still a newbie and have still a LOT to learn. What I have learned so far-Do what your passionate about! -Have fun! -Interact with other bloggers-learn from the pros;) Check out other blogs, like/comment, they will most likely check out your blog as well. I love getting comments on my posts-so much fun:) 🙂

 

I am nominating:

the dutch baker (https://thedutchbaker.wordpress.com)

alldayieat (https://alldayieat.com)

Recipes by chefkreso (https:chefkresorecipes.wordpress.com)

L.E.E. bakers (leebakers.com)

theCookbooklife (https:thecookbooklife.wordpress.com)

ICOOKTHEBLOGS (icooktheblogs.com)

sweetkitchenscience (https://sweetkitchenscience.wordpress.com)

The Jam Jar (https://thejamjar.net)

The Sentient Baker (https://sentientbaker.com)

keralas crative kitchen (keralas.live.)

themarmaladeteapot (https://themarmaladeteapot.wordpress.com)

My gf home bakery (https://gfhomebakery.com)

Cookies&Chemistry (https://cookiesnchem.com)

Emerging Adult Eats (https://emergingadulteats.com)

cookwithlovefordaughter (https://cookwithlovefordaughter.wordpress.com)

 

 

Thanks again for the nomination!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Making healthy back to school snacks-Crackers. Garlic-Spinach and Garlic-Basil.

Happy Sunday everyone! We are having a wintery day again, with snow squalls and freezing temperatures.

Days like this are perfect to do some baking:) Christmas Break is coming to an end and it is time to prepare some healthy treats for my kids school lunches. These crackers are easy to make and are very tasty. We will have some with tonight’s chicken soup;) If you are wondering about my kids (teenagers) and spinach-they do not like it at all…ha. Somehow turned into a cracker they do not mind the green veggie. And for the garlic, they are used to me putting it into almost everything:)

You can use onions instead if you do not like garlic.

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Spinach-Garlic Crackers

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 cups unbleached flour
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 4 tbsp garlic, grated
  • 4 tbps mixed dried italian herbs
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 6 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup frozen chopped spinach, thawed
  • 1 egg white
  • Himalayan salt

 

-Combine flours, salt, pepper, garlic. Add spinach. Add olive oil and water, mix well and knead dough to form a ball. Add more water if to dry.

-Roll out dough thinly into a rectangle, directly on parchment paper. You might have to use a second sheet if you have to much dough. Transfer with parchment paper onto baking sheet. Brush top with egg white and sprinkle with some Himalayan salt. Cut into rectangles or squares.

-Bake in preheated 375F oven for 10-15minutes.

 

Garlic-Basil Crackers

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 cups unbleached flour
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 4 tbsp garlic, grated
  • 4 tbsp basil, dried
  • 6 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 egg white
  • Himalayan salt
  • sesame seeds (poppy seeds, nuts, cheese…)

-Prepare and bake like Spinach-Garlic Crackers.

 

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Enjoy!

 

Chocolate Squares (Studentenschnitten)

Wishing everyone a happy and healthy New Year!!

It can be very tricky to translate a German word/sentence, because if you do translate word by word it often does not make any sense. This cake is called Studentenschnitten, which means student slice. This does not sound so great, therefore I will call it simply, Chocolate Squares. You can buy it ready made in Switzerland, and that is what my Mother and everyone else I know used to do-we never made it ourselves…

This recipe is a great way to use up any leftover Christmas cookies and chocolate. I used a simple recipe from a Swiss chef, Annemarie Wildeisen. The base crust, which is similar to a pie crust, is from my Tiptopf cookbook. (She is using a store bought dough)

 

Chocolate Squares

 

Base crust (Pie crust):

  • 150g flour
  • 1/4tsp salt
  • 90g butter, cold
  • 2tbsp sugar
  • 1 egg

-Mix together flour and salt. Add butter and with a fork or pastry blender mix until it resembles fine crumbs.

-Add whisked egg and mix dough only until it holds together. Wrap in plastic foil and chill for 30 minutes.

 

Filling:

  • 300g cookies, finely ground
  • 6 eggs
  • 175g sugar
  • 100g bittersweet chocolate or milk chocolate
  • 175g butter
  • 100g flour
  • 150g hazelnuts or almonds, ground

 

Chocolate Icing:

  • 150g dark chocolate
  • 40g butter
  • 3tbsp icing sugar

 

-Whisk together eggs and sugar. In a double boiler melt together chocolate and butter, add to egg mix.

-Combine flour, nuts and cookie crumbs. Add slowly to wet ingredients.

-Roll out base crust to fit into a 30cm square or round pan.

-Cover with the filling. Bake in a 350F/180C oven for 40-50 minutes.

-In a double boiler melt dark chocolate, add butter. Sift the icing sugar and mix well. Spread onto the cooled cake.

-Cut into squares.

(You could spread some Strawberry jelly onto the cake first, and then add the chocolate icing)

Can be kept in refrigerator for 3-4 days

 

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Love, Peace and Happiness!!

 

Enjoy!