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 […]

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 […]

Easter Carrot Cupcakes

Easter is coming up but I won’t be home for it, so as you can see, I have already done my Easter Baking. At first, I considered making some traditional English Hot Cross Buns. But then I thought of the big Easter Brunch buffets that are the popular thing to do all over Germany and I […]

Raspberry and Almond Cake

My last post was quite healthy so I thought it’s time for something a bit more naughty again! I had seen this receipe for an almond and raspberry cake at the beginning of the summer and was worried I had missed the raspberry season now but luckily I was wrong. The supermarket here in London […]

Cheat’s Cinnamon Buns

      I am back in NY for a few weeks (yay!) and this means that I am living in a short let apartment that is not quite set up for baking adventures. There’s no scales, no whisks, no baking tins and none of all the other small and large utensils needed. So I had to come […]

Easter Cookies

It’s hard to believe it’s almost Easter, thanks to the ongoing sub-zero temperatures and snow in front of my window, that makes it feel more like Christmas. That’s no reason though, to not try to get into a more spring like mood, at least indoors, for example with the help of some springtime decorations. And […]