Lithuania – Obuoliu Pyragas (apple cake)

This week’s cake comes courtesy of my mum’s Lithuanian colleague, Ruta, who kindly gave me the recipe for her obuoliu pyragas. When you search for pyragas, all manner of cakes and pies will come up, variants of fruit-based desserts, all looking delicious. I can confirm that this particular apple cake is delicious and light, best…

Belgium – Appelflap

Second week of Belgium, and this time we’re going for pastries. Incidentally I found out that Belgian buns have no relation to Belgium (in case you’re wondering why they weren’t chosen),

Blackberry & Apple Loaf Cake

Autumn is here. I tend to forget how quickly summer can end, how the chill in the air appears overnight and the nights start to draw in. The weather is wetter this year, but the same change comes, the trees are turning shades of orange and gold, which spells time for a slightly heartier cake…

Apple Week #2

I made apple cakes this week! Now that I’ve handed in my essay and things are temporarily slightly less crazy, I managed to spend time baking, and it has been lovely. The first cake I made was a Peyton & Byrne ‘Discovery Apple Cake’ which was delicious and moist, with a hint of cinnamon. The…

Apple and Courgette Cake

I’ve only baked with courgette once before. It’s one of those vegetables that doesn’t really scream “bake with me”. In fact, I had a lengthy discussion with my colleague about the merits of baking with courgette. I couldn’t really think of any apart from one – it’s moist. Also, it has quite a subtle flavour…

Autumn Baking

I love autumn. Autumn autumn autumn, you are my favourite season by far. Cycling in to work on crisp, bright October mornings makes me happy. Leaves changing colour, winter setting in. But the best part is the fruit. Autumnal fruits – blackberries, apples, plums, pears (as well as many more) are fruits which I associate…