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 […]

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 […]

Pumpkin Cupcakes

I know, I know… I am very aware that this post is overdue since I said I’d put up a new weekly post on time for the weekend. Well, what can I say, things just got a bit too busy last week and I’m really sorry for the delay! This delay is even more annoying […]