Netherlands – Speculaas

St Nicholas’ Day is celebrated on the 5, 6 or 19 December, depending on where you are in Europe. In the Netherlands, it’s the 5th (so I’m a little late with this). St Nicholas, or Sinterklaas in Dutch, is a sort of predecessor to Santa Claus/Father Christmas, gifts are usually given on St Nicholas’ Day,…

Malta – Għadam tal-mejtin

1. Make the pastry by rubbing the butter and flour together until the mixture resembles fine crumbs. Mix the sugar with the eggs and add the mixture above. 2. Add the lemon and the vanilla essence and knead it. Add the milk and knead it to an elastic dough. 3. For the filling put the…

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,…

Croatia – Medenjaci

This week we reach Croatia – the most recent member of the EU, joining in 2013. Croatia is the home of the dalmatian, Nikolai Tesla and neckties, as well as being the place where the world’s longest strudel was baked (1,479.38 metres, if you’re interested).

Brexit Baking – an introduction

In a little over the year, the UK will be leaving the EU (or at least that’s the plan currently). 29th March 2019 is so-called ‘Brexit Day’, the day where we are no longer tied to the EU and can make all of our own decisions as an independent country that is woefully unprepared for…

Gingerbread

I realised last week that even though I feel like I talk about gingerbread a lot, I’ve never actually shared a recipe for it on here. It’s December tomorrow, which means Christmas is just around the corner, and I’ve started making preparations – I even wrapped my first presents the other night! Yet, bizarrely enough,…

Ginger and Lemon Biscuits

Uhhhhhh… I think I just found my favourite biscuit EVER. These are so beautiful. If you like ginger biscuits, these are even better. The hint of lemon is just wonderful, and it works really well. I’ve been drinking a lot of herbal tea recently, and when I was feeling a little under the weather the…

Marbled Pumpkin Gingersnap Tart

This week we have our first autumnal bake. I invested in some pumpkin puree (because I’m too lazy to make my own) so there will most likely be some more pumpkin recipes coming. A couple of years ago my friend Allen made a cheesecake that had a ginger biscuit base, and I thought I’d have…

Honey Nut Biscuits

Another busy week is almost over. Once again, I made these a few days ago, but am only just having the time to write about it now! My original plan to make apple and courgette cake changed into honey nut biscuits, and so, here we are.    These biscuits are great – although not entirely…