I`m not the cooking/baking type. God knows Mazilu tried. I mean, I wish I was but I`m completely useless when it comes to everything related to kitchen. I`m more the gin & tonic type. And that`s fine.
And when it comes to this I have to give it to my Addams family: they never put any pressure on me regarding this aspect. I don`t know how to make soup, sarmale, piftie, better yet, I must write what I can actually succeed in making: oua ochiuri, cartofi in any form si ceva mix de salate. Cakes, hmmmmm…NO. You can leave me with all the ingredients and the recipe locked in the kitchen for two days and you`ll find me drunk and with no result.
And that`s fine too because I have some aces in my sleeve when it comes to putting together the Christmas dinner. One of them is the new cake & pastry shop everyone is talking about: Mara Mura.
Mara has basically everything you can dream of. Better yet, made only with natural ingredients, the Mara Mura desserts (my favorite are the Truffles) are made after an old dessert recipe book which belonged to Mara`s grandmother. So we have the most delicious desserts, one fairy-tale business and a place which looks like some Hansel & Gretel setting. A? This is the coolest reason to postpone my baking skills demonstration.
Mara Mura even adopted a stray cat yep, I`ll become their loyal customer forever.
Delicious cakes and cats = Extaz
Photos by Silvia Postolatiev
I`m taking all these truffles, cakes and candy to Serban`s parents as a Christmas gift. I`m uploading the proof here when I arrive to Oradea. Stay tuned. Can`t wait for their reaction. Serban`s mother is the Greatest Specialist when it comes to cakes so I`m anxious to find out what she will say about the ones `I baked` #haha
Mara Mura, you saved my Christmas.