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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Plum Coconut Traybake (aka Oma’s Pflaumenmus-Kokos Kuchen)

You know those plums I went on about in my last post the ‘Zwetschgen’, damson plums or Italian Prune plums (which I have since found out is another name for them)…well, here’s another receipe featuring them but this time in form of a jam, or fruit butter as they would say in the States. Pflaumenmus, […]

Damson Plum Crumble Cake

Whenever I go to Germany at this time of the year I bring back a certain type of plum. It’s ‘Zwetschgen’ that I bring back, which are very much like damson plums in England. They are more of a blue colour and have a more oval shape compared to other plums and they are great […]

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 […]

Baked Cheesecake with Passion Fruit

For the last two weeks I have had the pleasure of having a houseguest: the lovely Annelise came over – all the way from New Zealand! We’ve known each other for over 10 years, when we met as she and her husband lived in the Big Smoke at the time. A lot has changed since […]