Hello! My name is Sofia and I'm an illustrator, designer and foodie, currently living and creating from Portugal, specializing in children’s illustration.
Recipes By Sofia Cardoso
Three of my go to weekend recipes that we make here at home whenever we feel like having an indulgent breakfast: french toast with an orangy or lemony touch, bluebear sandwich (my favorite is the polar bear version with cream cheese) and pancakes that are both vegan and gluten-free (make sure your oats say gluten-free on the package). Enjoy!
My first illustrated recipe of 2016 - yay!
The first time I came across this dessert I was amazed by how beautiful, original, simple yet tricky it was. Although making the meringue mushrooms is a bit challenging at first, all the effort is paid off once you present the final result to your friends and family.
Is inspired by one of my favorite food writers (Rachel Khoo), but along the way I made a few changes to please our sweet tooth here at home.
This recipe is a great way to involve children in the kitchen during the Holidays. We tried this last year for the first time and the whole family had a lot of fun putting together these little treats.
Just remember: kids will be kids (adults included), so expect the kitchen to be decorated everywhere with sprinkles and cream by the end of it.
The twist in this recipe is the use of two flours - 1/2 all purpose flour and 1/4 rice flour. I've been experimenting with gluten free ingredients, and although rice flour absorbs more moisture than usual, this recipe turns out amazing every time we do it.
The trick is to keep an eye on the oven and turn it off while the batter is still a bit gooey in the center. Then let it rest inside between 8 to 10 minutes and you're done.
This recipe is one of my go to desserts when I'm craving something indulgent.
It's super easy to make, but rich in flavour thanks to the dulce de leche (nowadays it's easy to find already cooked condensed milk in the supermarket) and the best thing about making it in a jar is that you can just eat a couple of spoons and then save the rest for another day - well, you could, but it might get stolen overnight. You were warned!