Vagabond Baker

Hot Cross Scones

Hot Cross Scones

These Hot Cross Scones are a speedy alternative to baking the real thing, yet they have all the familiar spice and flavours you want from a Hot Cross Bun. Heady with spices and studded with sultanas, these scones simply need a generous spread of butter....

50 Ways Finland Made Me Smile This Winter copy

50 Ways Finland Made Me Smile This Winter

Through the window of the plane I could see the illuminated sign above the terminal: Helsinki Airport. My heart swelled, I’d returned to the city that had stolen my heart a year previous. I had a block of free time at the beginning of the...

Suomenlinna in Snow

Here’s Why You Must Visit Suomenlinna in Snow!

Suomenlinna in Snow. The little ferry made its way along the narrow blue ribbon of sea cut through the ice, the broken chunks of which knocked against the hull turning this simple commute from Helsinki to Suomenlinna feel more like an adventure than a short...

Lux Helsinki

Colourful and Cool! Lux Helsinki 2016

Lux Helsinki 2016 Light Art Festival. When I discovered that the Lux Helsinki 2016 Light Art Festival was going to coincide with my booked visit to Finland it made me beam with excitement! Helsinki is a great city, and a little creative lighting gave it...

Frozen Helsinki

Beautiful Frozen Helsinki

Frozen Helsinki I returned to the city I’d ached for after leaving a year ago. A city and country that had stayed in my thoughts for much of the last 12 months. When I’d been in Helsinki in December 2014 I’d been too early to...

Festive Cinnamon Rolls

Festive Cinnamon Rolls

Festive Cinnamon Rolls With a week to go my baking has definitely taken a festive turn! Ok, so these snow-flaked festive cinnamon rolls are simply cinnamon rolls with, er, snow flakes but as I’ve never posted a straight up cinnamon roll recipe I thought I’d...

Vegan Winter Spiced Rice Pudding

Lux Vegan Winter Spiced Rice Pudding

Lux Vegan Winter Spiced Rice Pudding.   When the winter nights draw in all I want is comforting delicious food: rice pudding is never far from my mind. And this recipe I have for you today is the most delicious rice pudding I’ve ever made,...

Gingerbread Reindeer Cookies, so cute and Christmassy!

Gingerbread Reindeer Cookies

Gingerbread Reindeer Cookies   Would you believe it if I said that the only reason I made reindeer gingerbread cookies was that I wanted to make an animation of them leaping? Um, well that is precisely why I popped into town the other day and...

Mürren, Switzerland // The most magical winter wonderland!

Why Mürren Is A Fairytale Winter Wonderland

Mürren, Switzerland   My boots crunched through the compacted snow, I breathed in the crisp alpine air and took in the spectacular vista surrounding me. A footpath had been cut into the deep snow, a white corridor high up above the Lauterbrunnen valley. The majestic peaks...

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