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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...

Blackcurrant Choc Chip Muffins

Blackcurrant Choc Chip Muffins

Blackcurrant Choc Chip Muffins   I loved picking blackcurrants when I was little, our family garden gave us a freezer full every summer. We’d pick them and mum would freeze them for endless pies over the winter. Imagine my joy when I was graced with...

Rhubarb and Vanilla Madeleines-8278

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...

hastbullar apricot

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

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...

Swedish Semlor

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...

vegan swedish cinnamon rolls

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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