Sweden – Toscakaka

So I finished the baking portion of this project a couple of weeks ago, but I’ve been avoiding writing, waiting for some sort of certainty on how or whether Brexit is going to be completed, and the conclusion I’ve come to is that it’s likely to go on forever, so I might as well finish…

Spain – Tarta de Santiago

We’re not leaving the EU on 29th March (perhaps). My timeline has been messed up, thanks Theresa. This cake was the easiest thing ever to make. Theresa May would love it if getting us out of the EU was as easy to make as this cake. 5 ingredients, and some icing sugar for dusting, the…

Germany – Bienenstich

To Germany! The largest EU economy, with a chancellor who had a Barbie made in her image. Perhaps better known for its beer and sausages, it also is home to lots of delicious cake. Enter, the bienenstich, or bee sting cake.

2014 – a year of baking

Well, once again this is a bit late due to essay writing. But now I am finally done, and apart from having to go to work the next three days, my Christmas break has officially started! I didn’t manage to bake anything new or exciting this week though (predictably), just more gingerbread, and some brownies…

Suksessterte – Norwegian vanilla cream ‘success tart’

So, this week was supposed to be sticky toffee pudding (don’t worry, it’s coming next week). Then I found out that my lovely friends Rosie and Jim had got engaged! So I had to make them something appropriate to celebrate 🙂 – I’ve been waiting a while for a good enough success to make a…

Little Blueberry Pies

More blueberries this week – once again I bought them questionably cheap from the market, and once again found a handful of squishy/mouldy ones. But it’s kind of worth it because as long as you’re using them the same day, they still work out cheaper than buying them anywhere else, even if you do have…

Rhubarb and Almond Loaf

NEW OVEN. NEW OVEN. Look at it! Oh it’s so pretty! Never have I been so grateful to have a working oven (mostly because I’ve never been without one for FOUR WEEKS before, but whatever). As soon as the electrician left after fitting it on Friday afternoon I made flapjacks and salted caramel tart, and I…