Russian Fruit and Quark Pancakes

The minute I saw this video from Alissa Timoshkina I had to treat myself to such a scrumptious breakfast. In Russian called блины (Blini), the sweet and stuffed version of Blintzes – Russian Fruit and Quark Pancakes. As former Tschechoslovakia … Continued

Smooth Walnut Cake with Fruits

The Mother’s Day. How do you treat your moms? Perhaps something healthy, light and easy going. Despite of my mom’s taste, I’ve decided to try this chocolate loaf filled with bananas. Let me tell you, my mom was really happy. … Continued

Pretty Vanilla Pudding Roll

Inspired by my favourite Slovak baking show – Pretty Vanilla Pudding Roll. I couldn’t please my boyfriend more. This has everything he loves: “unhealthy” butter puff pastry, vanilla pudding, beautiful spices, scrumptious roasted nuts and my love of making it, … Continued

Traditional Chimney Cake

I come from Slovakia and no matter how many countries produce this beautiful sweet treat, Traditional Chimney Cake originates in Skalica – a small town near the Czech borders in the North-West of Slovakia. I am talking about the real … Continued

Juicy Apple Pie with Pecan Streusel

I think I don’t need to introduce this scrumptious American classic: lightly sweetened pastry dough, filled with lots of caramelized apples – Juicy Apple Pie with Pecan Streusel. My boyfriend’s birthday classic is Dutch Appeltaart with Crème Anglaise. However, sometimes … Continued

Pecan and Quince Cheesecake with Cream Cheese Frosting

My new addition to The Birthday Tarts is Pecan and Quince Cheesecake. I was gifted with a beautiful homemade jar of quince compote. The second I saw it, I knew I needed to create something that will make it a … Continued

Chocolate Mini Fritters with Hazelnut Croquant

Who wouldn’t love them. I often treat myself to a croissant filled with nuts and nougat. Therefore, I decided to bring up my favourite flavour, right in the Carnival Season – Chocolate Mini Fritters with Hazelnut Croquant. I have already … Continued

Nutty Chocolate Loaf

Nutty Chocolate Loaf is one of my old family recipes that I am very attached to. It is an old-fashioned royal cake from Austria-Hungarian era. In fact, the grandmother of my grandpa used to make it for him, for his … Continued

Christmas Gingerbread Roll

I remember when I have tasted this roll for the first time. It’s been a gathering at my friend’s, I entered the room and I smelled Christmas. The smell of gingerbread, spice, nuts, marmalades and dried fruits. I felt like … Continued