Sunday, 21 February 2016


This week's word in Our Beautiful World  is

and was chosen by sweet  Wendy of WenSylvestre Mixed Media Art.
I have recently had a lot of people at home for dinners, lunches, brunches and coffee to celebrate our wedding and my birthday so I decided to give you the recipes of some sweets/pastries I made.
Key Lime Pie
I tried this first time in the States at Dede's,a friend's house and it was amazing!
I found Martha Stewart's recipe here.
But I am making it a little bit different!
So here is my recipe for a 40cm x 30cm pan.
2 packets of digestive biscuits
a big cup of melted butter
3 tablespoons of brown sugar
6 egg yolks
3 cans of sweetened condensed milk.
the zest of 6 limes
the juice of 6 limes
Turn the oven on at 200 degrees.
Put the digestives in the mixer and make them powder.
Melt the butter and add it to the biscuits along with the sugar, mix well and lay in the tray.
Mix the sweetend milk, the egg yolks, the juice of the limes and the zest of the 5 limes in a bowl and lay over the biscuits.
Put in the oven for 15 minutes. It shouldn't get burned or look wrinkled. It should stay even and soft looking.
Take out of the oven immediately,sprinkle with the zest from the 6th lime.
Let it cool and put in the fridge.
You can make it a day before the party.
I don't bake the biscuit as Martha says and I don't add cream on top.It is too much for me. You can also make it with lemons instead of limes but I love limes.

Puff Pastry with chocolate
This is so very easy.
You need two puff pastry pieces and some chocolate spread.
You put one pastry piece on the oven tray. Spread chocolate on top.Put the other pastry sheet on top. Cut any design you like and twist each piece twice. Spread some egg on top and bake for 10 minutes in 200 degrees. I made one as a Christmas tree for Christmas.
Red berry blue berry chocolate chip muffins
Copying my recipe based on my friend Marabeth's recipe from the States.

2 cups flour
Half a cup of sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
Half a teaspoon of salt
¾ cup milk
1/3 cup vegetable oil (or olive oil)
1 egg (or 2)

Extra materials
Chocolate drops, blueberries and redberries deep frozen.
Preheat the oven at the top and bottom up to two hundred degrees. Put a little vegetable oil in each muffin tray or a piece of paper.
Mix in a bowl all dry ingredients, in another all liquid materials. Add the dry materials in liquids. Mix well with a fork.
Add any other material that you want as chocolate drops or pieces of fruit.
Put a large table spoonful into each compartment of the muffin tray.
Bake for about 20 minutes.
It makes twelve cupcakes.

I have also made pavlova recently with meringues, cherries and whipped cream, so very easy also.
Now if you don't feel like baking you can still go to the pastry shop and buy some sweets. We tried Konstandinidis the other day and they were delicious although rather expensive.
Or you can even have some cupcakes from Terkenlis, like the ones Kikitsa brought me or petit four from Gatidis like the ones Evangelia brought me, or carioca from Papaparaskevas from Xanthi like those Elsa brought me, or chocolate biscuits in the shape of a heart like Lina's. They are perfect for a
Saint Valentine's morning.
 Or you can simply have some strawberries with whipped cream
and some sweet bubbly Araldica Moscato d'asti wine like this one that Christina brought us!It was so
and delicious!
We really enjoyed it!
Enough with all those
things . I think I need a diet!
Why don't you link something sweet in Our Beautiful World too?


mandysea said...

Oooooh I think I'll come to your place for supper!!! What delights and oh so sweet! I think the red and blue berry muffins would be my favourites!! hmmmn.... now I think I need to go raid the pantry for a treat!

Ros Crawford said...

Oh my goodness your sweets look fabulous!! I'm going to make those muffins! Thanks so much for sharing! Belated Birthday Wishes!

Jeanneke said...

Thanks for sharing the sweetest takes on this week's prompt, Ariadne.
So sweet of you to share the mouthwatering recipes.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Hmmm.... everything looks yummy, but oops, I am on my NO SUGAR week now, LOL! Thanks for the eye candy though! : )

Contagiously Crafty said...

I want to be your friend. You look like you seriously know what to do in the kitchen! Fantastic stories and I've bookmarked the recipes!

Akamatra said...

Ενταξει, ευτυχως που τωρα τελευταια δεν τρωω πολλα γλυκα γιατι μονο απο τις φωτογραφιες σου εβαλα μερικα κιλα! Σλουρπ τι παραδεισος ειναι αυτος???

DIMI said...

Πώ πώ!!!Τί νά πρωτοδιαλέξω Αριάδνη μου!!Ειμαι γλυκαντζού!!Χα χα!!!
Ολα είναι υπέροχα!!!Καλή εβδομάδα!!!Φιλιά!!

butterfly said...

Thanks for sharing , every thing looks so yummy.

Marie-Anne said...

Αυτή την λεμονόπιτα, θα την φτιάξω όπωσδήποτε!!!!!!!!!! (μόνο που μου φαίνεται πολύ η ποσότητα του ζαχαρούχου!).
Ολα πάντως είναι υπέροχα!!!! Και τώρα...λίγη δίαιτα, Αριάδνη μου, έ?
Φιλιά και καλή εβδομάδα!

Unknown said...

Ariadne, all those sweets look so good, yummy!

Brigitte said...

OMG, Ariadne, what have you done, lol. Showing all these sweet treats and giving out some recipes will be my downfall. I feel the urge to bake some muffins or cupcakes today. What a wonderful post!

Sara said...

All the sweets look so good! The puff pastry twists is a great idea and so simple to make. Late congratulations on the wedding and on your birthday!

Frances said...

I'm suddenly very hungry now! haha
Beautiful sweets! And thanks for the recipes!!