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Road Trip Plans for Scotland’s North Islands!

We’re Sailing to the North Scottish Islands! Shetland’s islands are calling; I’ve yet to visit our most northerly isles, where the sun barely sets at midsummer, where winter days are but a few hours long. And it’s that midsummer sun I’m going for. I had big...

Wild Garlic Flaky Flatbreads

Wild Garlic Flaky Flatbreads. These delicious flatbreads will go with so many types of meals, they’re perfect with soups, broths, stews, curries, for dipping in hummus, wrapped round fillings for lunch… And they are so simple! There’s no yeast, no resting, simply make the three...

Rhubarb and Vanilla Madeleines

Rhubarb and Vanilla Madeleines. Gosh I love rhubarb; those tart pink sticks bring me such comforting joy and it is so much fun to cook with. If you’ve been following this blog for a while you’ll possibly be well aware of my rhubarb appreciation, there...

Apricot Quick Buns (hastbullar)

Apricot Hastbullar These Swedish-inspired buns make a perfect little treat to go with your cuppa or coffee. Hastbullar are popular fika (Swedish coffee break) buns that are much quicker to make than yeasted breads like cinnamon rolls: the name translates as quick buns. I found...

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...