Summer Berry Bircher Müsli

I was recently working in the offices of a newspaper that had a staff canteen. As well as lunch, they also served breakfast which is a great thing, when you’re running a little late in the morning and don’t have time to make any food, which, of course, never happens to me… It’s can be […]

Crumpies

It’s been a bad week for Britain. The Brexit vote brought a lot of racism and ‘idiocracy’ to the country I have lived in for most of my adult life, so much so that I think it may be time to move… Luckily I’ll always have some good memories of Britain too, many of them […]

Chai-Spiced Pound Cake

This isn’t a receipe I initially planned to post in the summer. Chai spices with the warming cinnamon and ginger are usually my go to comforter in colder months – but we’ve had some really rainy and grey days and a chai spice mix that my friend Anne gave me recently was waiting to be used, […]

Chocolate Hazelnut Scones

The other weekend one of my sisters came over to visit me in London (that’s her in the photo holding the tray of scones). A visitor is always a good reason to get baking, especially if they stay over night and you are going to have a leisurely brunch with them. A batch of home baked treats […]

Easter Hot Cross Buns

  Happy Easter They came out a treat! As per my previous post I know I am late with my Hot Cross Buns, which are usually eaten on Good Friday. But, at least, it’s still Easter and, in a way, they are just a spiced raisin buns you could eat any day, if you leave […]

Orange and Almond Cake

Sorry, I am not quite ready to wish you a Happy Easter yet! It’s Good Friday today and I’m in London. Therefore this post was meant to be about Hot Cross Buns, spiced sweet buns that the English eat on Good Friday. As I type the yeasty dough for them is – hopefully – rising […]

‘German’ NY Cheesecake with a cherry topping

I have to admit that I’m starting to get a little bit bored of the limited choice of ‘winter fruit’. European winters are that little bit too long. Luckily, there is preserved fruit from the summer and even luckier I found some, in form of a jar of cherries in cherry juice, in the back […]