Finland – Kermakakku

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.  Advertisements

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…

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…

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…

Bløtkake (or Strawberry, Elderflower and Vanilla Cream Cake)

It has been such an unbelievably beautiful weekend! Admittedly I did have to work yesterday, but then I spent the evening at my friends’ housewarming, for which I made this cake, and today I have eaten roast dinner and sat in the sun reading Harry Potter down at Grantchester Meadows. Basically this is the way…

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…

Emergency Chocolate Cake

It’s 8am and my house is filled with the smell of delicious melted dark chocolate. Finishing off a cake that was requested by Catherine yesterday for today. She didn’t ask for anything specific, and I didn’t have anything in mind either. That was when I remembered that a couple of weeks ago I made a flourless chocolate…

Foodie Penpals #2 & Guinness Cake

I always seem to be running late with these posts. It seems inevitable that on the last day of the month when I’m supposed to write these, I am busy doing something else. This time it was preparing for my trip to Stockholm (tomorrow!) So my second Foodie Penpals parcel was from Cara. I got…

Herman: complete

So I finished making my Herman cake. That was…almost a week ago now, but somehow, time has slipped away from me once again, between birthday and interviews and seeing people, a week has passed.    I never got around to taking a photo of Herman. There are still pieces of him left, but it’s just…