Freshly Baked for All: My first Recipe Book…

“Everything is true for the person who believes it to be true.” Raphael Zernoff So here it is….The Book! My Book….recipes for all…all who love art and beauty…who love pleasing others…who love to bake…who love to smell…who love to be trendy, fashionable, stylish…and who love traditions, family and heritage…for all who love cupcake….here it is: […]

Easter Cupcake Featured in Goodtoknow Recipes Magazine

My Easter Coconut and White Chocolate Cupcakes are published in the May 2014 issue of  Goodtoknow Recipes Magazine.   “Judit was a winner in the National Cupcake Championship – and we can see why!” HAPPY EASTER!!!  

Hot Off the Press: My “Cupcakeised” International Easter Cakes Published in Cupcake Heaven

“Jesus’s resurrection is the beginning of God’s new project not to snatch people away from earth to heaven but to colonize earth with the life of heaven. That, after all, is what the Lord’s Prayer is about.”  N.T. Wright      “If anyone or anything tries to curse or kill the Goodness at the Center of […]

Sweet Taste, Sweet Bake: The Afterlife of the Award Winning Chestnut Cupcake – A Dairy-free Alternative

Why do I love chestnut flour so much? It is a naturally gluten-free flour that is perfect for all types of baking. It is a great alternative to wheat based flour in any recipe. The dried chestnuts milled into a light brown powder have distinctive aroma and pleasing sweet taste and lift cakes into being something extraordinary, differing […]

Sweet Victory: Being the baker of the Free From Cupcake of the Year – National Cupcake Championship

Richly flavored, starchy, favoured cool season nuts of the northern hemisphere….Native to hilly forest of Europe…Botanically they belong to the beech or Fagaceae family of the genus: Castenea Sativa, simply: chestnuts. They have a remarkable history to narrate and have a long-standing popularity in my extended family. “Whenever you are confronted with an opponent. Conquer him with love.” Mahatma Gandhi   […]

Recipe Demonstration Live on Stage at Cake&Bake Show in London

“I am not a teacher, but an awakener.” Robert Frost Getting ready for demonstrating my Forager’s Wild Cherry and Blackberry Mini Madeira Tarts live on stage…   “If you’re not gonna go all the way, why go at all?”  Joe Namath Being interviewed by Peter Sidwell…whilst he is eating my wild cherries…   “The more that you […]

An Autumnful of Chestnuts: Cake&Bake Show Exhibition Piece, Chestnut Three Ways, In Honour of Foraging

“The ultimate victory in competition is derived from the inner satisfaction of knowing that you have done your best and that you have gotten the most out of what you had to give.” Howard Cosell   Chestnut Sponge Piecaken 120g sugar 4 eggs 200g sour cream cinnamon 125g) chestnut flour 1 1/2 tsps baking powder […]

Sweet Design: My Sugarpaste Sunflower

“The earth laughs in flowers.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson   “A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without  love.” – Max Muller    “There is that in the glance of a flower which may at times control the  greatest of creation’s braggart lords.” – John Muir 

Bread Shape Tutorial

Bread can take just about any shape the baker desires, from classic baguettes to modern sandwich  loaves. It’s hard to learn how to shape loaves from  written descriptions, however, pictures can give a good guidance to the adventurous bread maker. Before one shapes the dough, one needs to pre-shape it first. There  are two basic pre-shapes. The first, […]

Charming Chelsea Buns made with marmalade

  Chelsea buns are made by taking yeast-risen dough enriched with an egg; covering dough with melted butter; adding a filling of sugar, dried fruit, spice; and, finally, rolling and cutting the dough into rounds before being proving and baking. Biting in to these layered buns when they are still a bit warm after baking, […]