My Brownie…with Blonde Hair

This recipe does not need introduction or a charming story…It is introducing itself perfectly when coming out from the oven, carrying its charm in the aroma and taste…Do not fail to try! Ingredients 100 g  butter 90 g coconut oil 185 g dark chocolate 85 g plain flour 40 g cocoa powder 80 g white […]

Real Autumn Treat: Apple, Cinnamon and Berry Preserve Mini Pie

“We must have a pie. Stress cannot exist in the presence of a pie.” David Mamet, Boston Marriage   With the arrival of the often dramatically crisp, sunny and rainy autumn days, the best treatment for the psyche and body is to reflect the fall months via the new, earthy, deep seasonal flavours in one’s […]

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 […]

An Ode to Autumn: Honey and Corn Cupcakes with Candy Corn Filling

“Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.” Og Mandino Harvest, usually during the months of September, is a celebration of the food grown  traditionally on the land. Ceremonies to give thanks and celebrate a successful production of the Earth are worldwide and indeed ancient. In Europe,people have given thanks for successful […]

Harvest Orchard: Autumn Tipsy Wholewheat Apple Pie Cupcake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”  Albert Camus   Every little drawing of Mother Nature, every sound she makes, every breath she takes, every season has its special beauty, without an exception. Autumn, however, is different: with a melancholic, depressed sadness in it breathtaking beauty, yet with a colourful, sexy make-up […]

Foragers’ Wild Cherry and Blackberry Madeira Mini Tart

It is blackberry season!!! Blackberries are not actually berries, but are instead an aggregate fruit. Blackberries are formed from several individual seeded fruits that are attached to a single core. This design allows blackberries to have a high skin and seed composition which contributes to their high nutritional content. Blackberries are high in dietary fiber. Blackberries are rich […]

Chocolate and Hazelnut Battenburg Brioche-Muffin

“Food is symbolic of love when words are inadequate. ”  Alan D. Wolfelt    There are many stories about the  popular English cake, which is composed of alternating coloured slabs of tasty sponge enclosed in a special dress of marzipan. When cut it looks like a drawing of a window, which is probably the reason […]

Fairytales are Real: Queen of Hearts in the Wonderland of Cookies with Little Alice

“I pictured to myself the Queen of Hearts as a sort of embodiment of ungovernable passion – a blind and aimless Fury.” Lewis Caroll     The Queen of Hearts rules over Wonderland and is a really dominant. She likes to play but only when she wins, and by her own rules and constantly orders the beheading […]

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 […]

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 […]