Tag: home baking

159 Walnut and Cardamom Kleicha

My kitchen smelled divine when I baked kleicha: the irresistible, faint scent of the proofing pastry exploded in the oven and filled the house with the velvety, comforting smell of spices. I thought cinnamon was the ultimate comfort spice, but now, I think, I have to adjust my opinion. Cardamom is beautiful!

157 Apple and Peach Cake with a touch of Woodruff

Soft pastry on the bottom, woodruff-infused apples and peaches and a light buttery crumble. I had it for breakfast, lunch and dinner on the day it was baked. No regrets.

152 Shortbread Biscuits with Cornflower Petals

Wildflowers exploded on the meadows, and it proved very difficult to ignore their alluring beauty. Below, the recipe for buttery shortbread biscuits with cornflower petals. If they don’t say ‘summer is here’, what does? Happy baking!

151 Rhubarb, White Chocolate and Oat Crumble Cookies

It's rhubarb season, everyone! The time for fruit tarts, crumbles, cobblers and fruit compotes has officially started. Never thought of adding rhubarb to cookies before, but I'm glad I did. They're awesome!

149 Banana and Chocolate Chip Cookies

These humbly-looking Banana and Chocolate Chip Cookies are my new favourite way of using old, prickly bananas They're quick to make and delicious. Well, it's not a surprise - everyone knows that banana&chocolate is a match made in heaven.

147 Steamed Yeast Doughnuts with Cocoa Filling (Parniki)

Who doesn't like doughnuts? The problem with them, however, is that they are quite unhealthy, or heavy at least, as most deep-fried foods are. Parniki - the light-as-a-cloud steamed doughnuts that my Mum have been making since as long as I can remember - are my idea for dealing with doughnut craving.

143 Quick Soda Bread (Sodzioki)

Did I say I took a few of my babcia's sodzioki, neatly vacuum-packed, to Japan with me once? Yes, I like them that much. Crazy, no?

140 Pischinger, a delight from Galicia

This humble chocolate-layered wafer cake is a staple in many Galician households, loved for both: its flavour and simplicity.

133 Polish Poppy Seed Cake

Introducing strucla makowa, probably the most beloved (if not always realised) cake in Poland, which - if made well - will steal your heart immediately.