Category: Recipes

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...

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 (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...

Hot Cross Bun Crown

Hot Cross Bun Crown This fruited bread crown will make a gorgeous breakfast centrepiece this Easter, fill it with chocolate eggs or maybe even a jar of Nutella! Soft, lightly spiced bread, full of juicy fruit that tastes amazing generously spread with butter. I bloomin’...

Semlor: Swedish Almond Cream Buns

Semlor: Swedish Almond Cream Buns These fresh cream buns have a hidden filling of almond paste and are delicately flavoured with cardamom while the fresh cream topping is luscious and inviting. You have to give these Semlor buns a go! Now usually when I share...

Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls

  Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls It was never going to take long for me to introduce a chocolate element to my Nordic baking, and it wasn’t entirely without inspiration either. I’d eaten a divine cinnamon roll in a cafe in Copenhagen, it was a point-to-that-one selection...

Deliciously Vegan Swedish Cinnamon Rolls

Deliciously Vegan Swedish Cinnamon Rolls I’d had a wonderfully exhausting afternoon exploring a wintery Skansen in Stockholm, Sweden’s outdoor heritage museum, and I was in desperate need of a coffee break and somewhere warm to thaw out after my walk back to town. I found...

korvapuusti

Korvapuusti (Finnish Cinnamon buns)

Korvapuusti I love finding amazing baking inspiration around the globe, sitting in a cafe and eating a local sweet treat with my coffee and working out how I could make it. These korvapuusti (kor-va-poo-sti, rolling that delicious little R) were inspired by the many I...

Plum and Almond Cobbler

Plum and Almond Cobbler

Plum and Almond Cobbler This luscious pudding is perfect for an Autumn night; a deep, dark filling of plums topped with scone-like cobbles made with ground almonds.  I’ve made this plum and almond cobbler vegan but you can make it with butter and cows milk...

mango and coconut upside down cake

Mango and Coconut Upside Down Cake

Mango and Coconut Upside Down Cake Mango, a fragrant fruit that sends my thoughts away with wanderlust the minute I eat it. The heavenly golden flesh is the stuff of travel dreams: of crazy Asian markets, Thai beaches, heady Buddhist temples and cycle rides between flooded...

vegan peanut butter choc chip cookies

Peanut Butter Choc Chip Cookies

Peanut Butter Choc Chip Cookies Peanut Butter freaks, you are going to love these. Yes, I know I say that about every peanut butter recipe, but these are super easy, you can whip them up in a moment and satisfy that PB craving. Perfect with...

Rye Bread

Easy Rye Bread, it’s a little bit Finnish!

This easy Rye Bread is a freeform loaf that’s rustic and nourishing – perfect with an autumnal soup or toasted and served with blackberry jam and plenty of butter. It’s a tweaked Nigella recipe from How to be a Domestic Goddess. I’ve baked many a recipe...

Peanut Butter Salted Caramel Squares

Peanut Butter Salted Caramel Squares

Peanut Butter Salted Caramel Squares. For peanut butter lovers, you know who you are! A crumbly peanut butter base covered with a thick layer of sea salted caramel and finished with a nobbly  milk chocolate and peanut butter topping. Yes, really! They’re a lot like a...

Chocolate Orange Cupcakes

Chocolate Orange Cupcakes

Vegans, I have a treat for you today! Chocolate orange cupcakes that will seduce you with their moist cocoa sponge and luscious chocolate frosting. The subtle hint of orange comes through from a fine-cut marmalade used in both the batter and the icing. You would never...

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