Cherry Galette with Homemade Whipped Cream and Almond Flakes

Cherry Galette with Homemade Whipped Cream and Sliced Almonds - LetTheBakingBeginBlog.com - @Letthebakingbgn-20

As the ‘U-pick’ season starts you will find me or my family picking all kinds of delicious fruits and vegetables. Right now it’s cherry picking season, so I got a whole bunch of cherries that I have eaten fresh until my belly hurts, canned into mason jars for future cherry endeavors and baked into delicious […]

Country Style Pate – American Test Kitchen Recipe

Country Style Pate - rich, incredibly flavorful pate recipe goes great with a fresh crusty baguette and a pickle. If you've never made this at home, do it at least once. Step by step pictures will be there to guide you every step of the way. By LetTheBakingBeginBlog.com | @Letthebakingbgn

This pâté has been on my mind ever since I saw it in the Americas Test Kitchen magazine that I subscribed to at the time, several years ago. I have never made or eaten anything like this before and it looked very intriguing. I love anything made with chicken liver,  so I knew that this […]

Garlicky Creamy Beetroot Salad

Garlicky Beetroot Salad - Great side dish to grilled meats or fish. Clean eating, made delicious! | LetTheBakingBeginBlog.com | @Letthebakingbgn

Growing up in a Ukrainian home we ate beets a lot more than people are used to here. We ate them in Borsch, Venieagrete Salad (made of beets, potatoes, pickles and onions) Shuba and this Creamy Beetroot Salad among other things. I like this salad for its simplicity, clean taste and just because of how […]

Pan Seared Parmesan Little Potatoes

Pan Seared Parmesan Little Potatoes - LetTheBakingBeginBlog.com - @Letthebakingbgn

Going through the isles of the grocery store, I came across tiny little potatoes and right away I knew what I was going to make with them. Well, there was two things that I wanted to make with them, but first things first. Every Sunday when we get home from church, I try to make […]

Grill Pan Flat Iron Steak with Chimichurri Sauce Recipe

Grill Pan Flat Iron Steak - Delicious, juicy steak with grill- No problem! As long as you have a skillet or a grill pan you're good! | LetTheBakingBeginBlog.com | @Letthebakingbgn

I stumbled across an article on ways to keep cast iron pots and pans in good shape so they can build on the seasoning and become non stick. This is when I realized that my cast iron grill pan has not seen the light of day in who knows how long, so I thought a […]

Juicy Chicken Feta Burger

Chicken Feta Burger, homemade, delicious , and incredibly easy to make! by @Letthebakingbgn | LetTheBakingBeginBlog.com

  In an attempt to eat better, I have started counting calories on everything my family eats. Sometimes it’s really shocking to find out how many calories one thing or another has. Counting everything puts things in perspective and gives a better idea of what a healthy portion is and which foods are better to […]

Portobello Mushroom & Pine Nut Crostini

Toasted Pine Nut & Portobello Mushroom Appetizer - Want to fancy up your appetizer selection? Go for this crispy buttered baguette topped with a delicious spread of sauteed mushrooms, caramelized onions, toasted pine nuts, garlic and a splash of wine for good measure! @ LetTheBakingBeginBlog.com

As I was thinking of what I should do with a little box of Portobello mushrooms that I picked up earlier this week I remembered about a mushroom spread that my mom used to make with mushrooms and pine nuts.     It’s been years since the last time I made them and I wasn’t […]

Almond Cream Puff Pastry Braid

Almond Filled Puff Pastry Braid - Just like the Bear Claw, just much, much easier! by @Letthebakingbgn | LetTheBakingBeginBlog.com

  Do you remember I posted a recipe for the Almond Filling and I said it was very versatile? Well, guess what? This beautiful thing right here is filled with that cream! A whole lot of it too! If you like Bear Claw Pastries, or the Almond Croissants eating this Almond Filled Pastry Braid will […]

Nutella Puff Pastry Danish

Nutella Puff Pastry Danish - 10 minutes of your time and you can be enjoying these ridiculously delicious danishes as well! Check out these step by step photo tutorial! @Letthebakingbgn | LetTheBakingBeginBlog.com

  Well hello there! It’s been a while, hasn’t it? Are you enjoying the warm weather yet? Today is such a sunny day in Portland it’s hard to stay indoors. But I managed to bake these incredibly easy but so, so delicious Nutella Puff Pastry Danishes. Yeap, I fell for it again and got myself […]

Maple Glazed Coffee Eclairs

Maple Glazed Coffee Eclair

    Here are the promised Maple Glazed Coffee Eclairs! The combination of the coffee custard with the maple glaze is just incredible, somehow the two make a very lovely pair!

Pate a Choux or Choux Pastry

Pate a Choux - knowing how to make this one basic dough means that you have the basic knowledge to make Eclairs, Profitroles, St. Honore cake and even French Crullers. Check out the step by step pictures to see that there's nothing hard about it! | LetTheBakingBeginBlog.com | @Letthebakingbgn

I remember the first time I tried making éclairs when I was about 15 years old and how disappointed I was that my  dough just wouldn’t puff up in the oven. I gave that recipe a second try but the second time it wouldn’t puff up either. After the third try I gave up and […]

Bacon & Caramelized Onion Gnocchi or Lazy Pierogies

Potato Gnochi with Bacon & Caramelized Onion | By LetTheBakingBeginBlog.com | @Letthebakingbgn

I am no Italian but these Gnocchi have been snuck into my Ukrainian rooted diet from when I was a wee baby. For the first couple years of my life our family lived at my grandma’s house so very often grandma would cook for both her and our family. Since gnocchi are in a sense […]