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. Advertisements
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…
This cake was such a joy to make. I love it when a cake is just simple, straightforward, you put all the ingredients in one bowl, whack it in the oven, and out comes something that tastes incredible. No messing about, no frills, just great cake.
We are 8 countries down, 20 to go, which brings us to Finland! Home of the Moomins, Nokia and baby boxes, it is one of the least corrupt countries in Europe, and has one of the most extensive welfare systems.
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.
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.
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.
This post is part of a series called ‘Brexit Baking’, where I bake my way around all 28 EU Member States.
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).
Week two of Bulgaria – garash cake! A typical cake served in cafes and restaurants in Bulgaria, that is surprisingly difficult to find any history about.