When I was a child around my home there were a lot of red currant and gooseberry bushes. I never liked fresh fruit. I didn't like eating it and picking it was even worse. Now the bushes are only memories and I buy fruit at the market.

Currants are a rich source of ascorbic acid, and they enhance the immune system and blood system. Not too many people know that red currants increase the appetite, which makes them a good option for parents of fussy eaters. Red currants used as a mask are recommended for people with oily skin and acne problems.

I usually use currants for cakes. Today, however, I was reminded of a simple dessert from my childhood, which my mum often prepared. I made kissel with red currants and gooseberries for my children.

700g of red currants and gooseberries
6-8 tablespoons of sugar


Today I would like to share with you the recipe for a dessert which needs a little work, but I assure you it is worth it. It isn't difficult, but there are a few stages and you also need time to cool down the dessert in the fridge. You should start to make it the day before so you don't have to look nervously in the fridge, and so the dessert will meet your expectations on the table. You can ask you children to help with most of the work. In the holiday season, especially when it is raining, children get bored. A little work in the kitchen will lessen the boredom a bit.

Ingredients (9 muffins)
150g of oreo cookies (opened and without filling)
50g of coconut oil
150g of raspberries
1 teaspoon of gelatine
1 teaspoon of caster sugar
200g of ricotta cheese
3 teaspoons of caster sugar
2 teaspoons of lime juice
fruit for decoration


When it is hot outside and your family doesn't want to give up Saturday dessert, prepare panna cotta. Today I would like to share with you the recipe for a different, slightly lighter version of the classical Italian dessert. It is equally as yummy as the original. Prepare it the day before. You can be sure that even on a hot day your dessert will be excellent. The next day you need to prepare a fresh fruit mousse. This glamorous and very tasty dessert can be served almost at once.

400ml of coconut milk
100ml of almond milk
3 teaspoons of caster sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
2-3 teaspoons of gelatine
200g of raspberries
juice of half an orange


When we go on holiday we usually don't have an oven, so we can't make cakes and muffins for dessert or afternoon tea. Of course we can visit one of the seaside cafes where (often with a sea view) we may eat apple pie with ice cream or cheese cake with raspberry syrup. When the weather isn't encouraging or we don't want to go away, I reach for proven home desserts. Homemade kissel with fresh fruit or budino with chocolate glaze are always welcome.

Today I would like to share with you the recipe for chocolate budino for adults. If you want to prepare it for children, lose the amaretto and chili pepper. The dessert will be gentle but also tasty.

Ingredients (for 4 people)
500ml of milk (you may use vege milk)
200g of dark chocolate
1 tablespoon of wheat flour
1.5 tablespoons of potato flour
2 tablespoons of amaretto
3-4 peaches
a piece of chili pepper
3 tablespoons of maple syrup


When it is too hot outside, turning the oven on could cause a heatstroke. On such days I pretend to be a lizard. I try not to move and make believe that it isn't so hot but only nicely warm. My children feel it differently and only want one dish for dinner, but the lack of dessert is most unwelcome. I refused to make any kind of complicated dessert by myself, but, to my surprise, my daughter decided to help me, and we prepared together oat muffins with chocolate crème and fruit. You have to believe me that they were excellent, or you can prepare them and see for yourself.

Ingredients (8 muffins)
80g of butter
75g of brown sugar
170g rolled oats
2 tablespoons of cocoa
5 tablespoons of water
150ml of 30% sweet cream
250g of mascarpone cheese
100g of dark chocolate
1 teaspoon of caster sugar
fruit and peppermint leaves

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