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Marbled Poppy-Seed Cake

Marbled Poppy-Seed Cake

Its time I tacked a marble cake. I have always been interested in making one and though the typical chocolate vanilla one appealed to me, poppy seeds were my little project this week. So marmorierter mohnkuchen – which is German for marbled poppy-seed cake, topped […]

Mohnzopf Braid

Mohnzopf Braid

A mohnzopf braid is a treat that has long been cooked by oma’s all over Northern Europe (that is Grandma to you and me!). The dough is a mixture of shortcrust and yeasted dough which is then smothered in a sweet ground poppy seed concoction. […]

Chocolate Bundt Cake

Chocolate Bundt Cake

Chocolate bundt cake is like a warm hug on a bad day. You know one of those rubbish days where you the housework doesn’t get done (and desperately needs to) and you were just having a wreck of a day for no particular reason? All […]

Pumpkin Spelt Bread with Cultured Tarragon Butter

Pumpkin Spelt Bread with Cultured Tarragon Butter

Pumpkin spelt bread with cultured tarragon butter is tasty and fortunately very forgiving. Twice now I have missed a step and added it the day after without serious effects. That and it does not require any kneading. Would you believe it was exactly the same mistake twice […]

Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread

Irish soda bread is a cheeky little dish. Eggs? No. Butter?  No. Irish soda bread is whipped up in 20 minutes using the most basic of fridge and pantry staples. How did I not know about this sooner?  Irish soda breads technique of using baking soda and cream […]