Chai-Spiced Pound Cake

This isn’t a receipe I initially planned to post in the summer. Chai spices with the warming cinnamon and ginger are usually my go to comforter in colder months – but we’ve had some really rainy and grey days and a chai spice mix that my friend Anne gave me recently was waiting to be used, […]

Orange and Almond Cake

Sorry, I am not quite ready to wish you a Happy Easter yet! It’s Good Friday today and I’m in London. Therefore this post was meant to be about Hot Cross Buns, spiced sweet buns that the English eat on Good Friday. As I type the yeasty dough for them is – hopefully – rising […]

‘German’ NY Cheesecake with a cherry topping

I have to admit that I’m starting to get a little bit bored of the limited choice of ‘winter fruit’. European winters are that little bit too long. Luckily, there is preserved fruit from the summer and even luckier I found some, in form of a jar of cherries in cherry juice, in the back […]

Apple, Oat and Hazelnut Cake

Here’re in London, we’re in the height of autumn right now, which means we’re also in the height of apple season and the best time to make apple cakes! Last autumn I posted a receipe for a lovely apple and pumpkin crumble cake, which I am planning to make again soon. But recently I had […]

Courgette, Lemon and Lime Birthday Cake

It was my friend Becky’s birthday the other day and when I was going through my receipe collection to look for a birthday cake I could make for her, I came accross this little beauty here, which is the courgette cake from Nigella’s Domestic Goddess book. Courgette cakes are always a favourite of mine as […]

Gooseberry and Almond Cake

The summer is sadly almost over already which might mean that in some regions you might struggle to get gooseberries still but if you’re in luck, pick up a box – or go and pick some – and make this super easy and quick cake! My work colleague Anamaria kindly gave me a box of gooseberries she picked […]

Strawberry ‘Tiramisu’

It’s been a while since I last posted as the summer’s been busy so far. However, this weekend I had a little down time and therefore the chance to make something to share with you, a strawberry tiramisu – well, sort of anyway. There’s no alcohol or coffee in this tiramisu and as I wanted to […]