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Britannia Rock Cakes

Britannia Rock Cakes

Britannia Rock Cakes Rock cakes, they totally rock! I just had to give these white chocolate, blueberry and raspberry rock cakes a name that was rock n roll enough for them, something as British as the colours of our awesome flag that they’re based on: so...

German Nut Triangles

German Nut Triangles (Nussecken)

German Nut Triangles I came across these nutty ‘Nussecken’ triangles in Konstanz, Germany. We had popped into a bakery and there was a tempting tray of them on the counter. A buttery shortbread base, a hidden layer of apricot jam covered with a delicious hazelnut topping, all...


Meersburg, Germany: a ferry to a fairytale.

Meersburg, Germany. Meersburg is a gorgeous medieval town on the edge of lake Constance in Southern Germany. Frequent ferries cross the lake from Konstanz and if the sun is shining it makes a perfect day trip. Unfortunately, in early January, much of the town was...

Jam Coconut Tarts

The Eclipse and Jam Coconut Tarts!

We had grand intentions of heading further up northern Scotland to view the eclipse: a little road trip in our new truck to witness an auspicious celestial event. In the end we drove down to the local, yet magnificent, Tentsmuir beach and sat on the...

Runeberg Cakes

Runeberg Cakes (Runebergin Torttu)

Runeberg Cakes (Runebergin Torttu) These cute little cakes are absolutely delicious: sweet, moist and lightly spiced with a heart of jam that’s both inside and on top. Runeberg Cakes, or to give you their Finnish name ‘Runebergin Tortut’, are traditionally baked to celebrate the birthday...

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