Breakfast Pop-Overs

  When I was in the US recently I came across a pop-over pan in William-Sonoma, which is one of my favourite kitchen shops to browse for inspiration and getting the occasional treats.  I didn’t know what pop-overs were but when I looked up the receipe for them I realized they are pretty much what […]

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, […]

Lemon Pie

I’m a fan of a good lemon pie… In New York my favourite lemon pie is from a shop called Four & Twenty Blackbirds in Brooklyn. Their lemon pie features a crispy pastry with a generous amount of a tangy lemon filling and is tastiest when eaten with a little bit of whipped cream on […]

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 […]

Breakfast Scones

I have just come back from a place where dates grow – no, not the Middle East but the Californian dessert. Dates are a big deal over there and you get them at all the markets and they feature in some dishes – and even milkshakes! I had the tastiest date milkshake at the Hadley Fruit […]

Swedish Chocolate Cake ‘Kladkakka’

As I’m off on holiday tomorrow, I should probably be packing right now rather than blogging but I got a new receipe yesterday that I wanted to try out straight away.  I have been after for a while as it’s one of my favourite treats at a Swedish Café that I go to a lot […]

Baked Apples

For my last post in this year, I have chosen to let you know how to make the tastiest winter warming dish of baked apples stuffed with marzipan, almonds and apricots. I am in Berlin at the moment, where I saw one of those nice old, tiled ovens the other day, typically for Berlin, where […]