Walnut Kuchen

Walnut Kuchen

Walnut Kuchen Adapted from this recipe. For the dough: 115 grams of butter 150 grams of granulated sugar 1 egg 200 grams of all purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder pinch of salt Preheat oven to 180C or 350F. Butter a 20 cm x 20 cm (9″x9″) cake pan. In a medium bowl beat butter with … Continue reading

Pepparkakor

Pepparkakor

I hope you guys had a great Christmas. As a (kind of belated) Christmas present, here is the recipe of my go-to holiday cookie. It is spicy and not too sweet and keeps really well. I found this recipe on a Hungarian website years ago and I end up baking it every year since. I … Continue reading

Plum Crostata

Plum Crostata

Summer is going strong here and I´m determined to use as many fresh fruit in my baking as I possibly can. As I was looking for recipes, crostatas caught my eye. There is something elegant about their simplicity and the name alone rings so prettily to my italophilic ears. The crisp crust and fresh plums … Continue reading

Millionaire´s Bars

Millionaire´s Bars

If you like Twix bars, you will love these cookie bars: crunchy crust, gooey caramel and velvety chocolate – it is a comibantion that is hard to resist. Millionaire´s Bars Adapted from Cookshelf Baking Shortbread: 170 grams all purpose flour 120 grams butter, cut into pieces 50 grams brown sugar Caramel filling: 50 grams butter … Continue reading

Red Currant Tart

Red Currant Tart

Here comes a dessert that uses one of my favorite summer fruits, red currant. This tart combines the fresh berries with tangy sour cream – a refreshing, not too sweet taste combination, ideal for hot summer days. I think this recipe would also work beautifully with other berries. Red Currant Tart Adapted from this recipe … Continue reading

Cherry Pie

Cherry Pie

I love June. The weather is warm, but not too hot and the days are nice and long, so you can get plenty of sunlight. June also means that cherries are in season. The sweet variety is the first to turn up at the farmers´market, but this weekend I could already snatch up a bag … Continue reading

Soft Pretzels

Soft Pretzels

Desserts are delicious and all, but sometimes you just want to mix things up and go for something salty. That´s what happened to me last weekend. And since it was the weekend and I had enough time on my hands, I decided that this is my chance to experiment a little. I say “experiment” because … Continue reading

Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Living in the internet era makes me so used to looking for recipes online that I tend to forget about the cookbooks I have at home. Luckily, time and again I feel the need to hold a real cookbook in my hands. And most of those times I find inspiration and update my mental to-bake-list … Continue reading

Ginger Cookies

Ginger Cookies

Here comes a big revelation: I love cookies! They are small and sweet, easy to store and infinitely versatile. Is there anything not to love about cookies? I think not. Instead of a basic chocolate chip cookie, I decided to post a recipe for ginger cookies. Ginger is one of my favorite spices and in … Continue reading

Simple Banana Bread

Simple Banana Bread

As the first recipe on this blog, I would like to share this Banana Bread recipe with you. It is pretty basic, but turns out great every single time. If you have some of those sad, browning bananas sitting on your counter, this is a great way to use them up. Simple Banana Bread recipe … Continue reading