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, […]

Ricotta Hotcakes with Rhubarb Compote

We are currently working on a brunch feature at work. This had me going to Granger & Co, a London restaurant by Bill Granger, for a photo shoot where we had to photograph various brunch dishes, including their famous ricotta hotcakes. I first tried them in the original Bill Granger restaurant in Sydney and they are still […]

Banana Granola

Recently I was back in NY again (hence the quietness on here) and usually I come back with all sorts of receipe ideas that are rather high on the sugar and calorie fronts (but so tasty!). This time however I am bringing you a rather healthy granola that my AirBnB flatmate made. As it’s a […]

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, […]

Blueberry and Creme Fraiche Waffles

An Austrian friend of mine recently told me how the forests where he is from in Austria are full of wild blueberries this summer. It had been raining a lot which brought them out en force – he said there are so many that you get blue feet just by walking through the forest!  I […]

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 […]