Tagged: afternoon tea

Blackcurrant Shortbread-

Blackcurrant Shortbread

Blackcurrant Shortbread Jammy buttery shortbread with blackcurrant conserve for the win!  I had a friend coming round for coffee and the remnants of some homemade blackcurrant conserve I made in Sweden: these slices were the result.  We were house sitting and I had an Aga oven...

Silvia's Norwegian Waffles

Silvia’s Norwegian Waffles

Silvia’s Norwegian Waffles Norwegian waffles are an afternoon institution and they’re the prettiest waffles around: a fan of Scandinavian hearts topped with jam and sour cream. Oh, and brown cheese! I’d already eaten a couple of Norwegian waffles in Oslo, so when beautiful Silvia (blogger...

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...

Melaka | vagabond baker

Marvellous Melaka

Melaka (Malacca) This gorgeous town is just a few hours south of Kuala Lumpur, yet it feels a thousand miles away. Melaka is steeped in history and legend: founded by an exiled Sumatran prince, it was passed from one colonial ruler to the next –...

Cameron Highlands | Malaysia

6 Reasons Why I Love the Cameron Highlands!

Cameron Highlands Head up into the Malaysian clouds and cool off amid glorious green tea carpets! The Cameron Highlands is one of my favourite places in Malaysia: sure, Malaysia has blissful beaches, exciting cities and wild rain forests but I’m simply a sucker for this cool,...

Pistachio Loaf Cake with Salted Pistachio Praline

Pistachio Loaf Cake with Salted Pistachio Praline

This would make a superb and easy festive cake, would you just look at the way that topping looks like jewel encrusted gold. I created a completely delicious salted pistachio brittle/praline to decorate my pistachio loaf and I couldn’t be more thrilled with the results....

Cinder Toffee Cupcakes | Vagabond Baking

Cinder Toffee Cupcakes

How angelic do these buns look! I haven’t baked cupcakes for ages and I had a real hankering to make some over the last few days. We are in our final week of a four-week house sit in rural Lancashire, counting down to our winter...

Lemon and Poppy Seed Madeleines

Lemon and Poppy Seed Madeleines

These glossy little morsels are sharp and zesty with lemon and have a little crunch from the poppy seeds, they look so pretty and dainty. They still have that wonderful butteriness of regular madeleines, I just can’t get enough of it! As with my other...

Strawberries and Cream Meringue Cake | Vagabond Baking-14

Strawberries and Cream Meringue Cake

    It’s strawberry season! That only means one thing, summer! Glastonbury weekend {pah, not for me this year *wallows in self-pity*}, Wimbledon is dominating the tv channels {am I the only person who finds tennis a terrific bore?} and the supermarkets are stacked to...

Blueberry Macarons, how I mastered it!

Blueberry and Lime Macarons

Blueberry and Lime Macarons I took up the reigns again this week to try to master this most bothersome of bakes. Over the past couple of years I have tried, mostly rather unsuccessfully to make French macarons. Every so often I become inspired, bake a...

Simnel Cupcakes

Simnel Cupcakes make a Happy Easter!

Easter is so early this year, it’s going to be a white one! I don’t think I ever remember a snowy easter. Oh well, here are some tasty Simnel Cupcakes to cheer us up on the inside. Having watched Mary Berry bake an awesome Simnel...

Sticky Toffee Banana Loaf | Vagabond Baking

Sticky Toffee Banana Loaf

This week’s baking seems to all be brought on by the need to use up fruit! This time it was bananas, they were going cheap at the supermarket and we’d bought a bundle. I also had an open packet of broken walnuts to use up....

Glazed Blueberry Madeleines

Glazed Blueberry Madeleines

I wish these photographs truly showed off these divine little morsels better. Alas, very overcast, snow filled skies and a lack of lovely quirky props means the pictures aren’t exactly glamorous. These tasty madeleines are really something special, soft almond sponges filled with home-made blueberry...

Almond and Lemon Curd Madeleines

Almond and Lemon Curd Madeleines

Bite into these moist almond madeleines and they will burst with sharp lemon curd, hidden within. Perfect with a cup of coffee or tea. It has been a while since I made madeleines, well since Paris in July really! I wanted to take some cakey...

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