The Art of The Paper-thin Pastry: Traditional Strudel and Baklava

“…wanted to leave the past a few hundred miles down the road, shake it off like dust. But that was the problem with the past. It kept finding…” Suzanne Woods Fisher Creating new recipes, new combinations is an uplifting act for the creator-baker. Featuring unexpected combinations of flavours in classic baked goods always goes a […]

Crusted Swiss Roll In Autumn Outfit

The love of autumn is a feeling I share with many souls around around the world. Its colours, its abundance, its tired warmth, its gentle frost touch the human psyche on a way no other season could…. “Autumn Shawl Fluttering golden brown leaves dancing on air falls undressing nature The wild geese flying overhead a […]

Sweet Bloom: Flower Cakes (Rose, Violet, Chamomile)

“She plants love, and she grows roses. The fragrance of romance comes from the blossom that blooms in the heart.” Jarod Kintz   FRAGRANCED ROSE CAKE “Love yourself, even a little bit each day, and your life will bloom into infinite joy.” Amy Leigh Mercree   AROMATIC CHAMOMILE CAKE “Love without reason—bloom without season.” Debasish […]

The Naked Truth: Mum’s Poppy Seed Mug-measurement Cake in Elegant Cherry

“Your naked body should only belong to those who fall in love with your naked soul.” Charles Chaplin   A good cake should really be about the flavour, as the inside is the cake’s true soul. Traditional cakes typically have some kind of icing, however, due to fashion trends, usual customs often undergo fancy makeovers […]

Gift for a Beautiful Child: A Damn Good Chocolate Cake

“Children see magic because they look for it.” Christopher Moore   Many (home and professional) bakers claim owning and following the ultimate chocolate cake recipe…I would not dare…Ultimately, I do not believe there is such a thing, as ‘the ultimate‘ will vary from one person to the other. One likes moist, one prefers fudgy, another […]

The Apple of My Eye: Apple Bakewell Tartlets with Homemade Speedy Jam

“Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand.” Mother Teresa    Whilst one can not make jam out of love, one can certainly make it with love. Good jam is a treat that can be freely enjoyed in small quantities and when used in hearty, old recipes, jam […]

Tiny Packages and Big Things: Mini Chocolate Cake with Homemade Chocolate Sugarpaste

“Sometimes, little things make a big difference…” Nino Varsimashvili Something does not need to be large to be good….size is not everything…It is certainly true about people as well, the physical appearance should really be the last thing defining a person, determining the way others look at them or influencing their friendships. Friendship is the emotions […]

An Excuse to Eat: Foraged Berry-filled Summer Pavlova

“Love is a basket full of nuts and berries. I know, because I gathered them from the forest myself.
”  Jarod Kintz Summer desserts are classically light, fluffy and many feature fresh fruits of the season, often berries. Berries are so full of goodness, they taste so yummy  and they look rather attractive. They are the healthy […]

Why cream is good…

“Things are seldom what they seem, Skim milk masquerades as cream.” William S. Gilbert   Indulging in cream….bad, fattening, raising cholesterol….but oh my God, it’s yummy, delicious, satisfying and luxurious… Although the nutritional content of cream varies among brands and types, in general it is an excellent source of energy. Rich in carbohydrate, it also […]