• Featured Posts,  Muffins and cupcakes

    Glorious Chocolate Cupcakes

    If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook you probably already saw the photos with the products that I received from MeInCupcake. They were really kind to send me tools to make my job easier when baking. And when my eldest requested cupcakes I said why not and made the above. View this post on Instagram Thank you so much @meincupcake for the fab products you sent! We can't wait to bake! A post shared by Otilia Stocks (@otilia.stocks) on Jun 5, 2015 at 12:06am PDT I still need to use some of the products I received but I did use these very pretty purple flower cupcake cases and the Wilton…

  • Wafers with caramel and nuts
    Desserts,  Featured Posts,  Kids Favourites

    Wafers with caramel and nuts

        This is a romanian recipe that romanian kids love and of course my english girls love it too. They can’t get enough of it but I don’t make it very often because it contains quite a lot of sugar for my taste and for what I like them to have. The wafers are not perfect as this is the first time I’m making the caramel cream on an electric hob. But here it is the recipe. Ingredients:  250g chopped walnuts 400g caster sugar 150ml water 150g icing sugar 4 eggs 200g of butter 1 packet wafer sheets 1 tbsp of vanilla extract Start by mixing half of the sugar…

  • Family Stories

    Cinnamon and soft brown sugar cookies

    Cinnamon is one of my favourites spices! It reminds me the most of my grandmother serving me hot rice pudding sprinkled with a bit of cinnamon on top. Oh…i need to make some for my girls soon!   Cinnamon and the soft brown sugar make one of the best combinations in my opinion and this is why i decided to combine both in my basic cookie recipe.   Ingredients: 2 1/2 cups flour 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 2 Tbsp ground cinnamon 1 cup butter, softened 1 1/2 cup brown sugar 2 eggs 2 tsp vanilla Instructions: In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt,…

  • Desserts,  Recipes

    An intelligent cake

    Every time we come to Romania my mum makes this cake. It is very light so it is my husband favourite. I should say that this cake is my mum signature at the moment. I tried to make it too but for some reason i just can’t make it as nice as her. I need to practice and get my technique right i think. If you would like to give it a try here is the recipe. Ingredients: 9 eggs 9 tbsp of plain flour 1 liter of milk 300 gr caster sugar 4 tsp vanilla sugar 200 gr unsalted sugar Preparation: Preheat the oven to 180 C. Separate the…

  • Homemade #chocolate #recipe
    Chocolate,  Desserts

    How to make chocolate at home

    To make them it was way easier than I thought! My girls love chocolate but I don’t really like giving them the shop bought kind. I know that there are products suitable for kids but I do prefer to make my own. 4.5 from 2 reviews How to make chocolate at home   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 10 mins Total time 20 mins   Author: Otilia Stocks Recipe type: Dessert Ingredients Ingredients: - 150g of pure dark chocolate - 50g un-salted butter - few drops of vanilla essence - raisins(Kara's favourite dry fruit) Dish: - Silicon icing tray with flower shape. Instructions Melt the chocolate in the…