{Bake} A Lithuanian Dessert Table for Mothers Day

Hey Lovelies,

A couple of weeks ago l was filled with nostalgia and a hankering for the delicious Lithuanian dough-nuts (spurgos) my grandmother used to make for us after school! So l decided that l would prepare a dessert table laden with Lithuanian Desserts for Mother Day. However in my quest l did not find too many and don't remember eating too many sweet things growing up either!! I did come to a conclusion though that all Lithuanian food is Beige! hahaha!

So over the past few days l have been baking some Lithuanian Desserts to feature on my Mother's Day Dessert Table well 2 desserts to be precise!! I have to say that Lithuanian Desserts are so laborious like most of their cooking and can take many hours to days to prepare! So what did l make?? The famous Napoleonas Cake which is like a giant vanilla slice but only better!! And my grandmother's famous Spurgos which are so so delicious and are like those delicious warm jam dough-nuts you buy from hot food vans! Mmmmmm so so yum!

I decided to set up this mini table under our passion fruit vine and used a lovely fabric which reminded me of my grandmother's house with it's large tapestry print and rich bold colours which l thought would add some colour to my beige desserts!! I also found the most beautiful Humongous Chrysanthemums and knew l had to feature these on my dessert table along with some sea holly to soften and add a bit of colour! I hope you enjoy my mini Mother's Day Dessert Table inspired by my motherland Lithuania!

Here is the recipe for my Grandmothers Spurgos and l will do another cheats post on the Napoleonas Cake but one day l hope to make from scratch as l believe it is the most delicious thing l have ever ever tasted!! Still some left in the fridge which l might go and sneak now.... but before l do here is the recipe!


  • 1 1/4 cups milk brought to the boil
  • 3 tablespoons softened butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 packet active dry yeast or 7 g
  • 1/4 cup lukewarm water
  • 2 large beaten eggs
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract or vanilla paste
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 litre vegetable oil for deep frying
  • Icing sugar or white sugar


  1. Place butter, sugar and salt in a large bowl and pour over hot milk and mix with a mixer using dough hooks until butter is completely melted.
  2. In a glass, dissolve yeast in 1/4 cup lukewarm water and then add dissolved yeast mixture, eggs, and vanilla to cooled butter-sugar mixture and mix thoroughly.
  3. Add the flour gradually while mixing with dough hooks until a smooth dough results (it will be sticky but not runny if runny add more flour). Place in a oiled bowl, cover with oil sprayed plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until it has doubled in size. Once Doubled and ready to make dough-nuts then punch down the dough.
  4. Heat the oil to 170 degrees in a deep-fryer and place large teaspoonfuls of dough into hot oil or roll into small balls and drop in.
  5. Fry until a nut brown colour on both sides so around 3 minutes. Drain on paper toweling and roll in white sugar while still warm, or sprinkle with icing sugar when cool, if desired.
Hope you all enjoy these and have a Lovely Mothers Day!


  1. the theme is amazing and the food looks fantastic!

    the wing-women

    1. Thanks so much Wing Women!! It is so sweet of you!! It was nice going back to my heritage even though there are not many desserts to choose from these are my two favourite!! Along with the Krupnikas which is the best honey liqueur ever!! XOXO Larissa