Romantic Elderflower and Rose Drizzled Lemon Cupcakes

“If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavour.” Eleanor Roosevelt Summer is a wonderful month filled with flowers, fruits that turns the great outdoors into a land of promise. Using the flavours of this land produces unexpected, unusual, bittersweet but extraordinary edible combinations. Foraging leads the curious explorer to exotically […]

Fairy Tales are Real: Magical Homemade Chocolate Kiss Bonbons fit for Sleeping Beauty’s Prince

“If you see the magic in a fairy tale, you can face the future.” Danielle  Steel   Adults all have learned (not necessarily accepted) that life is not a fairy tale. Worth living? In Sleeping Beauty, the lovely princess falls asleep when she pricks her finger on a spindle.  She sleeps for one hundred years […]

Homage to Home: Red Onion and Hungarian Sausage Bread

“Kolbasz” is the original name of a tasty Hungarian treat, sausage. There are different varieties in each region in Hungary and each has its own take on what is known as standard dry, smoked sausages in my native country. The mild, medium or spicy heat varieties are eaten as cold cuts with bread, used to flavor […]

Sunshine On A Plate: Vintage Lemon Drizzle Cake

“But how will I eat cake if my head is over there, and my hands are over here?”     Marie Antoinette So, stop life’s rush for a moment and let’s refresh everyone’s vocabulary… Lemon The evergreen citrus tree that produces this fruit, widely cultivated in warm climates… A small evergreen tree that originated in Asia but is widely […]

Birthday Guy’s Selection: Indulgent Nut and Nutella Cupcakes just Because He Loves It

Nutella is something quite special. With an effort, one could actually call it healthy due to its nut and cocoa content, but it would just aim to soothe the guilty soul when its reacts to the call of the greedy stomach… In the Piedmont district of Italy, Pietro Ferrero, a patisserie owner and founder of the […]

Birthday Guy’s Selection: Champagne Chocolate Cupcakes for a Tottenham Fan

Why do men love football so much? The answer more than likely combines two main reasons: men watch football for entertainment. Football provides an exciting source of stimulating amusement. It is a pleasant diversion and distraction from their boring manly routines in life. (What else could they do when the women cook, wash, look after children and actually do […]

Birthday Guy’s Selection: White Chocolate Oreo Cupcake for a Cricket Lover

Making cupcakes for a man is a genuinely hard task, simply because the ultimate contradiction: cupcakes are usually associated with all things pretty, and men are usually not…   Some say that the cupcake as an idea evolved in the 19th century, and it was revolutionary because of the amount of time it saved in the kitchen. […]

A Vacation-like Persian Feeling: Nan-e Barbari Bread

I am afraid the invitation for this “holiday” does not involve free hotel accommodation, a bargain aeroplane ticket, nor does it explains how to fly a magic carpet to travel. It simply encourages the reader to create (or re-create) an Eastern flavour that can transport the taste buds around the globe.  Nan-e Barbari is a popular  Persian flatbread.  It […]

Consumers with Alcoholic Nature: Wholemeal Beer Bread with Roasted Seeds

Pure, addicted state of mind, alcoholism…  this is the nice kind though: being in love with alcohol-fermented bread. Beer bread is simply made based on the idea that beer and bread have a common creation process: yeast turns sugar into alcohol, which, in the case of bread, then evaporates during the process of baking. When it comes to minimum effort and maximum result in baking, beer bread […]

Edible Dream Designs: Sugar Sweet Pea Bouquet for a Fairy Wedding

“Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale of all.”  Hans Christian Andersen   “If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales….When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift […]