Sweden – Toscakaka

So I finished the baking portion of this project a couple of weeks ago, but I’ve been avoiding writing, waiting for some sort of certainty on how or whether Brexit is going to be completed, and the conclusion I’ve come to is that it’s likely to go on forever, so I might as well finish…

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. 

Finland – Mustikkapiirakka

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. 

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!

Upside-down blueberry and elderflower cake

It was a rainy evening. Somehow British summers always end up a little disappointing in this respect. A couple of weeks of blazing sunshine, followed by constant, unfailing miserable weather that makes it feel more like October than July (I say this like it’s a bad thing, but I’m already looking forward to autumn). I’d…

Vanilla Bread

This post is a few days later than intended. It’s been a very busy week, full of rugby watching, reading about climate change, making this cake, and remembering why it’s probably a good idea to boycott companies who have idiots like this running them. Also reading “Expo ’58” by Jonathan Coe, which is very good…