Light Unbaked Cheesecake/Greek Yogurt Mousse with Sour Cherries

I have a big passion for black sour cherries. I don’t talk about the mouth-puckering, early light red cherries with transparent flesh. I mean the dark red fruits, with a deep serious elegant taste, impossible to confound with any other variety: the ones used in the famous schwarzwälder kirschtorte, kirsch and other products, where sweet…Continue Reading “Light Unbaked Cheesecake/Greek Yogurt Mousse with Sour Cherries”

Light Unbaked Cheesecake/Greek Yogurt Mousse with Passion fruit

Bored with lemons, oranges, apples and pears, I decided to experiment with something more exotic and discovered a new passion for the… passion fruit. Passion fruit macarons are one of my beloved Pierre Hermé’s creations, passion fruit chocolates are made by many chocolatiers in my city, passion fruit daiquiri is one of my favourite cocktails… and…Continue Reading “Light Unbaked Cheesecake/Greek Yogurt Mousse with Passion fruit”

Light Unbaked Blueberry Cheesecake/Greek Yogurt Mousse with Blueberries

I hope you are not bored with my desserts in glasses. I simply cannot help it: it’s hot and instead of cakes or biscuits, I crave fruity, light, refreshing – and most of all easy – desserts just like this one and am tempted to experiment with different seasonal fruits, hence this blueberry version of…Continue Reading “Light Unbaked Blueberry Cheesecake/Greek Yogurt Mousse with Blueberries”

Light Unbaked Strawberry Cheesecake/Greek Yogurt Mousse with Strawberries

Light, quick, easy and refreshing. I don’t know what are your preferences, but this is the description of my ideal spring or summer dessert and unbaked cheesecake meets all these conditions. Some of you might remember that my unbaked cheesecakes are made with fresh cheese (also called “quark”) and not the most popular cream cheese (see…Continue Reading “Light Unbaked Strawberry Cheesecake/Greek Yogurt Mousse with Strawberries”

Fresh Cheese Spread with Radish and Chives

Simple combinations and cheap, basic products sometimes give amazing results and fresh cheese with chives is one of the best examples I know. Fresh cheese can be mixed with any herb you want, but in my opinion only chives make the combination perfect. Fresh Cheese and Chives Spread (I have written about it here) is…Continue Reading “Fresh Cheese Spread with Radish and Chives”

Light Unbaked Cheesecake/Greek Yogurt Mousse with Vanilla

Unbaked cheesecake is the oldest of all the light desserts I know. The one I make is refreshing, has a mousse-like texture and a very pleasant slight tanginess. When two weeks ago Charles from 5 Euro Food posted a luscious Prickly Pear Cheesecake recipe, I decided that since most bloggers I know prepare no-bake cheesecakes with…Continue Reading “Light Unbaked Cheesecake/Greek Yogurt Mousse with Vanilla”

Fresh Cheese Spread with Chives

  Even though the Spring is indeniably there, I still have to wait a bit for the local asparagus and try out Clarkie’s Asparagus and Parmesan Tart I have seen on Beloved Green. Meanwhile I have been watching, impressed, the jungle of Winter-surviving chives, growing like crazy on my balcony and serving as a joyful,…Continue Reading “Fresh Cheese Spread with Chives”

Pear and Fresh Cheese Tart

Even though the ingredients are not unusual, nor exotic and their combination is not really surprising, this tart’s flavour is extraordinarily different. Sweet pears and slightly tart, grainy, fresh curd cheese filling create a unique combination. Since I hardly add any sugar and the pastry case doesn’t have it either, the tart is not overly…Continue Reading “Pear and Fresh Cheese Tart”

Potatoes and Curd Cheese Dumplings, or Pierogi ruskie

Ravioli, empanadas, gyoza, mandu… Dumplings – or pastry packages with various fillings –  appear in most of the traditional cookery books in the world. Pierogi (pronounced “p-ye-ro-ghee”), or Polish dumplings, have dozens of different traditional fillings, and their variations are infinite. They can be both sweet and savoury, bigger or smaller, with or without meat,…Continue Reading “Potatoes and Curd Cheese Dumplings, or Pierogi ruskie”