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 […]

Strawberry Courgette Cupcakes

  June is a strawberry month in England. You get tasty strawberries in all the shops but sometimes I drive out to a farm to pick them myself. Strawberry picking always reminds me of the summer holidays when my cousin, sisters and I used to do this with our grandmother. The farm I go to here […]

Black Bottom Muffins

  This kind of muffin caught my eye on a recent morning in a little local NY coffee shop – it wasn’t called ‘black bottom muffin’ but ‘farmer’s friend’. After a bit of online research I found that most people seem to call them ‘black bottom cupcake’ but there are also some names featuring farmers, […]

Duffins

  What is a Duffin, I hear you ask? The answer is: a donut-like muffin! I hadn’t heard of them either until the other week when I was reviewing a café near Holborn , who had a tray of freshly baked ‘Duffins’ on their counter. I was instantly intrigued by the sweet smelling muffins rolled […]

Guilt Free Strawberry Muffins

It’s time for another healthy breakfast, some low-cal, low- fat, low-(or even no) sugar strawberry muffins. The strawberry season in England is well and truly upon us, with Wimbledon just around the corner, and the strawberries are at their best right now. This simple that receipe I found on the Dashing Dish blog doesn’t include […]

Rhubarb Marzipan Muffins

Have you noticed that it’s rhubarb time? My sister did and requested that I upload a receipe featuring the tangy vegetable that gets used rather like a fruit in most dishes (think crumble, compote, pie…). The obvious choice for me would have been to use rhubarb in a cake with a meringue pie topping, which […]

Passionfruit & Coconut Mini Cakes

  I know that somewhere on this blog I said that I like to follow the seasons with my choices of food and that summery strawberries don’t work for me in winter. That is still the case but there are some exotic fruits I make an exception for, the passion fruit for example. After all, […]