Pumpkin Hand Pies

This year’s Halloween recipe are pumpkin hand pies, filled with jam. I have wanted to bake a pumpkin dessert for a long time, and this year I finally tried it. All of you who worry about pumpkin taste, should be relieved because pumpkin itself contributes very little to the main flavour of the hand pies, but it helps to get a nice, yellow glowing baked dough and the juiciness of the hand pies. Pumpkin Hand Pies were so delicious that my husband and I ate all of them in one weekend. Pumpkin Hand Pies are made of cookie dough of […]

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The Coconut Amaretti

Who says we should bake cookies only in winter? Today I have for you a simple recipe for tender cookies, appropriate for summer also. Actually, their taste reminds me of summer. The original Amaretti are famous Italian cookies, whose main ingredient are almonds. Coconut Amaretti are my own, slightly different (of course, the blog is named Bake Something Different) version, where I replaced some of the almonds with coconut flour. They simply melt in your mouth! Did you know? For Coconut Amaretti, you will need only 5 ingredients. And you prepare them in less than one hour! Besides that, they […]

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Nutella Bunnies

Want to bake something different for Easter? Nutella Bunnies are cute pastry filled with Nutella or some other chocolate/hazelnut spread, rolled in bunny shape. Do you remember the Nutella star that used to be so popular? Well, the preparation of bunnies is even simpler! The preparation time together with dough rising and baking is about three hours. It is the best if you eat the bunnies the first day when they are fresh (and warm!).   Ingredients (for 12-14 bunnies) 600 g flour 15 g yeast powder 4 tbsp sugar 1 tsp salt 10 g vanilla sugar/tsp vanilla essence 1 […]

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Valentine’s Strawberry Pie

The Valentine’s Day is here! I have prepared a recipe for a very simple, but extremely delicious, sweet, hearty pie. It may not look that way, but I assure you everyone can make it, even complete beginners. So this is a perfect opportunity to surprise your significant other, friends, or family. On the other hand, you can also make it for yourself and indulge in sweet treat. For this pie, you won’t be needing any special ingredients. Its main characteristic is cuteness. Valentine’s Strawberry Pie is made of vanilla crust, the same one from which you cut the cookies to […]

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Speculoos Tiramisu

A special holiday dessert! A »something different« tiramisu, in a way of using speculoos biscuits instead of ladyfingers. For those of you who want to know which cookies are those: they are traditional cookies in Netherlands and Belgium. Speculoos biscuits are caramel flavoured cookies with cinnamon and other spices. You can buy them almost everywhere now, especially in this Christmas season. I can hardly imagine a more Christmassy flavoured cookie, so I decided to combine these cookies with a creamy tiramisu. You can prepare your tiramisu in a glass baking tray, where you will get 8 smaller servings or 6 […]

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Yule Log

Yule Log is a famous Christmas dessert. By seeing Pinterest ideas, I have wanted to try baking this cake for a long time, and this year I finally found time to do it. Yule Log is often looking like a cake roll, but I have also seen some ideas about a round cake. It is made of cocoa sponge with added walnuts or hazelnuts, filled with creamy frosting and decorated in a way it resembles a tree trunk. This yule log is a chocolate version with walnuts and hazelnuts. Sponge is rich and fluffy. The frosting is mildly chocolatey and […]

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Buckwheat Star Cookies with Hazelnuts

A recipe for delicious gluten free Christmas cookies. Buckwheat stars with walnuts are made of buckwheat and almond flour and hazelnuts, they are covered with chocolate and sprinkled with hazelnut croquant. Let the house smell of freshly baked cookies! For the stars, you will need about 3 hours, and you will get approx. 100 pieces.   Ingredients The dough 300 g buckwheat flour 150 g almond flour (you can use regular as well if you don’t need a gluten free version) 200 g powdered sugar 285 g unsalted butter or margarine 2 eggs 15 g baking powder 10 g vanilla […]

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