Sponge Cake

I can’t believe that Elia is  turning 18 today!!  My little girl has grown into a beautiful woman, who will soon be going to university, she will have the right to vote, etc., etc., but she will always be our little girl. Happy Birthday Elia!! Today I am spoiling her (more) with her favourite food […]


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Ivy on November 5th, 2009

Today we had two reasons to celebrate.   It’s my son’s birthday but it was also his graduation from the University.   Although the lemon cake was made for my husband ten days ago, I didn’t have the time to prepare the post for the new cake, which is a Vanilla and Chocolate Cake, so here is […]


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Ivy on October 26th, 2009

I have waited eagerly the past few months for the film Julie and Julia to come out in the theatres in Greece and finally it came out on Thursday, so I couldn’t wait any longer and we went on Saturday evening to see the film.   I am sure that by now you have all heard […]


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Ivy on May 26th, 2009

When my son visited us early May, just a few days before he came, it was his birthday, so we surprised him with a birthday cake. The sponge cake is the one I have been baking for years and your can see step by step instructions how to make the sponge here. I made a […]


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Can this gâteau get any more decadent?   Well, never say no, because you never know. I was planning to make this gâteau or at least a similar one, last year but when I bought the chestnuts to make it I sprained my ankle so I never got to make it. When I bought the chestnuts […]


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Ivy on November 26th, 2008

It’s been exactly one month since my husband’s name day and I did not yet manage to post any of the recipes I made that day. I wanted to make something special on that day and all the recipes were of my own inspiration. The most difficult of all was the cake. I’ve never ever […]


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Ivy on September 3rd, 2008

Special occasions call for special cakes. I am celebrating my 1st blogoversary and I would like to share with you one of my favourite cakes. Blackforest, Foret Noir or Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte, as is the original name (literally “Black Forest cherry torte”) is a cake I have been making since I was single. When I started […]


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Ivy on March 29th, 2008

Torta fragole is a strawberry cake which I prepared for my birthday.  I won’t be writing a lot about this birthday cake as the basics are the same in most of my cakes. I have made a Sponge Cake and then some Creme Patisserie and some Whipping Cream. Finally I have made a Strawberry Sauce […]


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Ivy on March 11th, 2008

16 years ago this day was a very special day for my husband and I as our daughter Elia was born. I had already two sons a 9 1/2 year old and a 7 year old. When we found out that it would be a girl we were thrilled. During the early months of my […]


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Ivy on November 29th, 2007

In Greece we call this dessert kormos, which means log as it resembles like a  tree log.  The basic thing for this recipe is the sponge cake. All other ingredients may be adjusted to our taste and preferences. For instance the filling cream may be only whipping cream or only jam or both, or crème […]


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