#plasticfreejuly – part I

A little over a year ago I wrote a post about sustainable alternatives I’d started using in order to produce less waste. Since then, there are some more switches that I’ve made, and I thought I’d write about them, as I’m doing Plastic Free July.

Estonia – Rabarberikook

Sometimes things don’t quite go to plan. Sometimes you plan to make something and halfway through it goes a bit/a lot wrong and then rather than trying again you decide to just find something else to make. This is the story of what happened this week. 

Estonia – Purukook

This week we travel to Estonia, champions of wife-carrying (it’s a sport. No. Seriously, it is). Estonia is also the home of Skype, and the highest number of meteorite craters per land area in the world.

Denmark – Lagkage

The best summer cake in existence? I think so. Lagkage means ‘layer cake’, and is often made for birthdays in Denmark. Thanks to Eva for recommending this to me!

Denmark – Romkugler

Now, to Denmark! Home of Lego, Hans Christian Andersen and lots of delicious pastries. The world’s largest romkugler (rum truffle) was made in Denmark and weighed 31kg. The ones I made this week weigh significantly less than that, but hopefully taste as good.

Breakfast Biscuits

Whilst I’ve been doing all this Brexit Baking, I’ve also been working on some breakfast biscuits. I eat a lot of ‘breakfast biscuits’, the biscuits you buy that are sandwiched together with chocolate, and make you feel like you’re having dessert for breakfast (something I am thoroughly in support of). But they’re all individually wrapped,…

Czech Republic – Medovnik

Last week I boiled a can of condensed milk for a few hours and it helped me make this wonderful looking thing. Medovnik, or honey cake, is a traditional Czech cake, with variations across other European countries.

Czech Republic – Koláče

This week we venture to the Czech Republic, where I have found myself relying a little too heavily on the questionable products of Google Translate. I thought the most accurate recipes would be in Czech, and so I found a couple of recipes, but the problems started when I turned them into English. So this week,…

Cyprus – Baklava

Week two of Cyprus. I was pretty intimidated by the idea of making this. Baklava was Cyprus’ choice of national dish in Cafe Europe, and it seemed only fair to try it for myself, especially as it was Europe Day last week.

Cyprus – Kalo Prama

Country 5/28, it’s Cyprus! Birthplace of Aphrodite, my favourite cheese, halloumi, and the oldest known pet cat, which was buried with its owner around 9,500 years ago.