I first tasted this dessert in during my summer employments. Like many other office jobs, sweet treats are a favourite especially during those  long days where you need a sugar boost at 4 in the afternoon. Doughnuts, cookies, cakes, chocolates, and candy were prized at my office.  These sweet treats were no different. Given to us as a reward when we had zero errors on our reports, we were treated to this unique Greek dessert.

I will admit that when first offered to me, I refused due to just unfamiliarity. It didn’t look completely appetizing at the time that I first saw it, inside a box clumped as one big sticky mess. I finally got the courage to eat it and totally fell in love. It was definitely as sweet as it looked. The ball itself was like a doughnut but surrounding and absorbed inside is the honey syrup that bursts into your mouth when you bite into it. It’s warm and filling, definitely not something you could eat handfuls of.

I recently remembered eating the dessert and tried to find if any Greek restaurant in town had them on their menu. Sadly, there was none. My craving had grown and I just had to have some so I took it upon myself to find a recipe, gather the ingredients and give this dessert a try.

P.S. I apologize for the lack of photos during the creating process. I didn’t really know how it would turn out and I spent a lot of time checking things twice and ensuring things would go well to take the necessary pictures. Should I make this again, I’ll be sure to update with step-by-step photos (more…)

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Every once in a while, I have the craving to bake something from scratch. It’s tough to do sometimes in my apartment as I don’t have all the supplies and materials needed for baking. While trying to figure out what I could make, I discovered that I had some plain yogurt and lemons in my fridge that I wanted to cook with. I decided to look up a lemon pound cake recipe and although there were many that didn’t require the  yogurt, I wanted to find one that I did.

Although I had a baking pan that I could have used to make a loaf, I decided to portion it from the start and make cupcakes instead of a loaf. I’m not much of a baker so I can’t improvise as well as I could with regular cooking. Hence the need of a recipe.

Recipe adapted from My Recipes

Ingredients:

  • 3/4  cup  butter, softened
  • 1 1/2  cups  sugar
  • 3  large eggs
  • 1  tablespoon  lemon zest
  • 1  tablespoon  lemon juice
  • 3/4  cup  vanilla yogurt
  • 2 1/4  cups  all-purpose flour
  • 2  teaspoons  baking powder
  • 1/2  teaspoon  salt (more…)