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 […]

Raspberry and Lemon Birthday Cake

Last weekend was my friend Debbie’s birthday. We’ve been making birthday cakes for each other for years and as her birthday is in the summer I often make her birthday cakes with summer berries.  This year it was going to be raspberries and when I thought of what kind of raspberry cake would be tasty, […]

Banana Cake (a la Pret A Manger)

Today is a public holiday in all the three countries I have lived in – Germany has it’s long Pentecost weekend, England another May Bank Holiday and the US are honouring their Memorial Day.  Hopefully, all of you who live in these countries have gotten at least one long breakfast or brunch in on one […]

Stollen Bites

Britain has their mince pies, in France it’s Bouche Noel and Germany has Stollen – alongside all the other Lebkuchen and Christmas cookies, which are all together traditionally served on a ‘bunte Teller’. Literally translated that means ‘colourful plate’ and that is very much what people create with all their varied baked treats in the […]