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Tamara Novakoviç
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Tamara Novakovic is a passionate self-taught cook, food blogger, freelance food writer and photographer behind bite-my-cake.blogspot.com. Her life journey has led her through Faculty of Humanities in Zagreb, Croatia to discovering passion for making cakes. She is currently a weekly food columnist for Croatian newspaper V magazine and food magazine Repete.

Simple Focaccia Dough with Herbs

Simple Focaccia Dough with Herbs

Simple focaccia is a great sandwich bread and a blank canvas for a variety of herbs, zests, and other flavorings.…

How to Make Homemade Pasta

How to Make Homemade Pasta

With this simple recipe, you will always be able to cook up amazing fresh pasta at home.…

Chocolate Banana Meringue Cakes

Chocolate Banana Meringue Cakes

These simple, eye-catching cakes are a true crowd pleaser with their chocolate banana combination and crunchy meringue base. …

Italian Meringue Delights

Italian Meringue Delights

Enjoy light, dried Italian meringue cookies with a hint of cocoa powder.…

How to Make a Perfect Choux Pastry

How to Make a Perfect Choux Pastry

Learn how to make perfect choux dough to create eclairs and other decadent pastries.…

Smooth Chocolate Pie

Smooth Chocolate Pie

Classic, silky, rich chocolate pie with a flaky butter crust.…

Matcha Green Tea Chocolates

Matcha Green Tea Chocolates

Full of antioxidants, matcha green tea chocolates are delicious, too.…

Croatian Honey Pie

Croatian Honey Pie

Thin cinnamon-honey biscuits layered with vanilla cream and jam make for an authentic Croatian pie. …

Decadent Lemon Meringue Pie

Decadent Lemon Meringue Pie

Get a burst of citrus with a lemon curd and meringue pie. …

Kouign Amann

Kouign Amann

Learn the secret of making and pronouncing the buttery Kouign Amann pastry.…

Galette Saucisse

Galette Saucisse

Pork sausage wrapped in a buckwheat crepe- authentic French street food.…

Dark Chocolate Almond Cake

Dark Chocolate Almond Cake

Smooth, decadent, and seductive dark chocolate almond cake.…

Italian Castagnaccio Cake

Italian Castagnaccio Cake

Explore this rustic castagnaccio cake from Italy, made with chestnuts and dried fruit.…

Churros with Chocolate Coffee Sauce

Churros with Chocolate Coffee Sauce

Crispy, fried churros with a rich coffee chocolate dipping sauce.…

Hazelnut baklava

Hazelnut baklava

Instead of walnuts, this baklava is layered with hazelnuts, baked and then immediately soaked with honey syrup.…

Simple Foie Gras Preparation

Simple Foie Gras Preparation

Luxurious foie gras no longer has to be reserved for restaurants. Follow these steps to create the French version of the rich appetizer.…

Coconut and White Chocolate Truffles

Coconut and White Chocolate Truffles

Delicious truffle recipe for all seasons, and easy to make on a sweet-tooth's whim.…

Sinfully Simple Nougat Truffle Recipe

Sinfully Simple Nougat Truffle Recipe

These truffles have a delicious nougat center. Double-coated with dark chocolate and sprinkled with nuts, they make for an elegant treat.…

Your New Favorite Breakfast – Creamed Honey

Your New Favorite Breakfast – Creamed Honey

Give some honey a good whip this weekend, and you'll end up with a new favorite breakfast spread.…

Detox Truffles: Dates, Nuts and Honey

Detox Truffles: Dates, Nuts and Honey

Dates are sweet and sticky - paired with honey, cardamom, almonds and pistachios they make a great detox treat.…

Madjarica – Croatian Layer Cake

Madjarica – Croatian Layer Cake

A beautiful and delicious traditional Croatian cake that is a welcome addition to any celebratory table. …

Honey Gingerbread Men Cookies

Honey Gingerbread Men Cookies

Gingerbread cookies are a holiday staple. This recipe is slightly different as it uses honey instead of molasses.…

Pumpkin Spice Cake

Pumpkin Spice Cake

A delicious pumpkin spice cake recipe from dessert expert Tamara Novacoviç.…

Croatian Meatloaf

Croatian Meatloaf

The Holiday Season is the perfect time to serve this delicious Croatian meatloaf.…

Croatian Walnut Roll

Croatian Walnut Roll

A beautiful and rich Croatian Walnut Roll, a traditional Holiday treat from the Balkans.…

Croatian Gibanica Cake

Croatian Gibanica Cake

Gibanica, also called Medimurje gibanica, is a traditional Croatian cake baked for special occasions.…

Holiday Classic – Eggnog

Holiday Classic – Eggnog

Call it a drink, call it a dessert - either way, this is the perfect Christmas treat. …

Monkey Bread Muffins

Monkey Bread Muffins

Do you remember when you were a kid playing with leftover dough? This recipe will take you back to those fun times.…

Beer Chocolate Truffles

Beer Chocolate Truffles

If you want to make your man love truffles, add beer. Tamara Novacoviç with a tip that gives satisfaction across the gender gap.…

Perfect Beer Snack – Honey and Chili Roasted Peanuts

Perfect Beer Snack – Honey and Chili Roasted Peanuts

Turn regular old peanuts from boring to sweet and spicy with this delicious recipe for a perfect beer snack.…

Spicy Decadence – Chocolate Chili Truffles

Spicy Decadence – Chocolate Chili Truffles

One of the first rules of chocolate is that it is always (ALWAYS) a good idea to add chili to it.…

Carrot cake

Carrot cake

This classic cake never disappoints! It's perfect for any occasion and goes well with tea or coffee. Carrot cake…

Roasted butternut squash spread

Roasted butternut squash spread

Roasted butternut squash spread served with home made tortilla chips. Perfect for a quick snack or served as appetizer for your next cocktail party. …

Candied ginger

Candied ginger

Candied ginger - sweet treats and perfect for fighting viruses or for stomach pain.…

“Bloody” Halloween Cupcakes

“Bloody” Halloween Cupcakes

Halloween is just around the corner and this is the perfect time to start planning some Halloween treats. Try these "bloody" delicious Halloween cupcakes…

Caramel Apples for Halloween

Caramel Apples for Halloween

Caramel apples for Halloween: This is a simple treat and fun to make. They are dipped into caramel and then nuts, but for "scarier" look you can dip them into Halloween sprinkles. Some recipes call for marshmallows, the choice is…

Roasted Hokkaido Pumpkin Soup

Roasted Hokkaido Pumpkin Soup

The perfect fall soup: Sweet and creamy Hokkaido Pumpkin Soup.…

Pumpkin Jam

Pumpkin Jam

It's fall and it's all about the pumpkin. Different types of pumpkin, various dishes. I'm sure you are used to berry jams and marmalades, but what about pumpkin jam? Give it a go, it's flavorful, delicious and has such a…

Ajvar – Traditional Red Pepper Spread

Ajvar – Traditional Red Pepper Spread

Ajvar - traditional red pepper spread. Learn how to make - the traditional Croatian roasted pepper mixture, sometimes referred to as vegetarian caviar.…

Plum Jam

Plum Jam

This beautiful plum jam is a great way to preserve summer fruit and brightens breakfasts and tea time all through the winter.…

Potato Dumplings With Plums

Potato Dumplings With Plums

Potato dumplings filled with plums can be served as a dessert or as a sweet lunch.…

Tiramisu with Poached Pears

Tiramisu with Poached Pears

This recipe combines poached pears with spices and classic tiramisu for a twofer on autumn desserts. …

Croatian Cheese Pie

Croatian Cheese Pie

This pie is a beloved Croatian version of cheesecake-like desserts with two layers of pastry surrounding the creamy filling.…

Basic Tomato Sauce

Basic Tomato Sauce

Turn ripe tomatoes into sauce for a taste of summer all through the cold winter to come.…

Blueberry Cheesecake

Blueberry Cheesecake

Cheesecake is a timeless dessert and the luscious blueberry topping is a classic pairing.…

Couscous Salad

Couscous Salad

Couscous, a coarsely ground pasta made of semolina wheat, is a versatile ingredient that works as basic canvas for the bright falvors in this salad.…

Vegetable Lasagne

Vegetable Lasagne

Lasagne is the perfect one-dish dinner. Try this vegetarian version of the classic comfort food.…

Sugar-Free, Gluten-Free Apricot Cake

Sugar-Free, Gluten-Free Apricot Cake

All the sweetness in this healthy cake comes from honey for a guilt-free treat. …

Sour Cherry Cake

Sour Cherry Cake

This no-bake dessert has all the components of a classic trifle rearranged into a cake pan.…

How to Make BBQ Sauce

How to Make BBQ Sauce

Any barbecue-fan knows that store bought sauce will never ever be as delicious as the one you make at home. …

Strawberry Ice Cream Cake

Strawberry Ice Cream Cake

Ice cream cake would make a spectacular end to a Labor Day cookout and with store-bought ice cream, you won't be stuck cooking all day.…

Lemon Mousse Cake

Lemon Mousse Cake

This creamy and refreshing lemon mousse cake is perfect for any time of the year and is super simple to make. …

Sour Cherry Strudel

Sour Cherry Strudel

This type of strudel is a traditional Croatian summer dessert.…

Empanadas with Spicy Sausage

Empanadas with Spicy Sausage

These shells resemble empanadas, with their delicious dough filled with spicy sausages, these are perfect for summer picnics and parties.…

Iced Coffee

Iced Coffee

Enjoy the quickest and easiest way to make iced coffee with this awesome recipe from Tamara Novakoviç.…

Caramel Banana Tarts

Caramel Banana Tarts

Miniature tarts like these are great party food, but you can make these in the form of one large tart as well.…

Mini Photo Tour – French Food Market in Rennes

Mini Photo Tour – French Food Market in Rennes

It is said that food is the best way to get to know a certain country and culture. And no better place to get to know France than the Rennes food market.…

Strawberry Trifle

Strawberry Trifle

You can add a layer of ground cookies between the berries and cream cheese. Simple and easy!…

Zucchini Fritters

Zucchini Fritters

Vegetable fritters always make a great snack, side dish, breakfast or light dinners. This is a very delicious way of serving veggies.…

Cream Cheese Spread

Cream Cheese Spread

Dips and spreads like this one are always a great seasonal side dish.…

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