France – Macarons

It has been crazy hot this week. So what better thing to do in insanely hot weather than to make macarons for the first time ever. One of the good things about this whole project is that I’m actually challenging myself to make stuff that I would never have touched ever. Past me is like…

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!

Blueberry Cake

A belated Happy Father’s Day to my father, to whom this cake was given (albeit a few days late). I cycled a 25km round trip to give him the cake, which I think kind of makes up for its lateness. On said cycle ride, I was yelled at by a woman who seemed enraged that…

Chocolate Raspberry Tart

Today is my lovely boyfriend Oli’s birthday. Earlier this week it was his colleague Holly’s birthday, and at his request I made her, what I would fairly describe as, an epic cake. A Coke layer cake from The Outsider Tart’s “Baked in America”. It took a long time to make, and it’s only the second…

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

OH MAN. My oven still isn’t fixed. It’s not great, but I’m learning to work around it (although hopefully not for too much longer…). An oven-free week has led to me making this super tasty honey mustard chicken casserole, and the best breakfast I’ve had in a while – aka, lemon ricotta pancakes. I can’t…

Breakfast Recipes and Brownies

A while ago over here, I wrote about how I’ve cultivated a love of breakfast over the past couple of years. Yesterday I went out and bought the Smitten Kitchen Cookbook (yes here I am shouting about SK again), and much to my delight it has an absolutely fantastic breakfast section. Without wasting any time…

Foodie PenPals #1

So, slightly belated, as I was supposed to write about this two days ago (I’ve been celebrating the fact that I just found out I got a 2:1 for my degree!). I signed up for Foodie PenPals at the beginning of July, and so received my first parcel a few days ago! It came from the…

List Additions – Part I

I was just eating some dolly mixtures (they’re my favourite sweet) and thought, hey, I wonder if I could make them myself. Turns out I can, as a recipe exists here. Also, although it’s not baking, raspberry cordial is being added too. I bought Homemade by Clodagh McKenna the other day, and amongst all the other…