With Spring officially starting this week, the cherry trees near me are starting to blossom. If you are lucky enough to visit the Chilterns in the UK, you will see for yourself how beautiful the area is at this time of year. In fact, you can find out all about it in a new travel guide by Bradt books (link here) I am delighted to … Continue reading Traditional Seer Green Cherry Pies
Lemon Drizzle cake never fails to please, it’s a classic among cakes and can always be relied upon. This recipe is perfect to have up your sleeve when you are asked to bake a cake for a fete or a charity fund raiser such as Comic Relief. The recipe gives you two loaves cakes so you can always keep one for yourself! Good presentation always … Continue reading Lemon Drizzle Cake at the Double
As it was my mother’s birthday just a couple of days ago, it seems appropriate to post this recipe of her favourite cake, Princesstårta (Princess Torte) also known as ‘Green Cake’. In Sweden it is seen as a national delicacy and is served all over the country in nearly every restaurant/cafe you come across. It can be eaten as part of the Swedish daily ritual … Continue reading A Cake fit for a Princess
Easy peasy lemon squeezy…. that’s how simple it is to make this delicious citrus curd. Combining the flavours of both lemon and lime this recipe gives this traditional preserve a modern twist with its extra limey dimension. Perfect to spread on toast or used to sandwich cakes together or even folded in to whipped cream to give a tangy taste to the dessert of your … Continue reading Lemon & Lime Curd
Having been fortunate enough to have travelled to Sri Lanka more than once and to have been entertained in local homes, I have fallen in love with the country and its people. Food there is prepared from fresh very early every morning with great care and attention using only local ingredients. One lovely memory whilst there was eating fresh cashew nuts by the side of … Continue reading From Sri Lanka with Love Cake
Spring is yet again upon us and as always at this time of year we ready ourselves for the season of Lent. This starts immediately after Shrove Tuesday which, as always, is celebrated with the humble pancake. Although once regarded as a way to use up rich foods, we now consider the pancake as a simple yet delicious treat. Tomorrow up and down the country people will … Continue reading Pancake Perfection
How appropriate for Valentine’s Day – heart shaped waffles made with love. I say ‘made with love’ as I absolutely love my waffle iron. Made from heavy cast iron, it is my favourite piece of kitchen equipment. I love the fact that this was once owned by my Grandmother, who I sadly never met. It then travelled with my mother when she left Sweden to make … Continue reading Waffling on………….