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…

Sweden – Kanelbulle

I’ve been trying to catch up with this, but somehow now the deadline isn’t the 29th March but instead is “who the fuck knows when”, it seems less urgent to finish. Not saying that I won’t. Just that maybe it won’t all be complete by this Friday. Much like Brexit. It’s been an interesting watch…

Banana & Toffee Cupcakes

The last month has been crazy, full on crazy. I went to Stockholm a couple of weeks ago, and it was glorious. I never get tired of visiting Scandinavia, it’s like this paradise where everything is just lovely and full of coffee and pastries, and they have museum exhibitions about brewing beer (yes!). It also…

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…

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…