Lemon drizzle cake

Lemon drizzle cake

Lemon drizzle cake is a quick and easy teatime classic, and I’ve read that around 40% of Brits name lemon drizzle cake as one of their most-loved treats. I have baked Mary Berry’s lemon drizzle cake many times. I loved her all-in-one method and would often use baking spread experimentally – with consistently good results. [...]

Cinnamon and chestnut rolls with mascarpone frosting

Cinnamon and chestnut rolls with mascarpone frosting

Homemade cinnamon rolls are truly the best! Today I’ve baked American-style cinnamon rolls with chestnut filling. They’re very moist, fluffy and flavourful and have creamy frosting on top. I adapted a recipe, The Best American-Style Cinnamon Rolls, by adding chestnut purée (about 100 g) and a little bit of cocoa powder to the cinnamon filling. [...]

Chocolate buns

Chocolate buns

Initially, I intended to make Swedish cinnamon buns. I found a recipe and got some crucial ingredients: ground cardamom, cinnamon and pearl sugar. But eventually, I replaced the cinnamon filling with chocolate, as Luca doesn’t like cinnamon and he seemed to expect me to use Nutella instead. The recipe I chose was quite nice (Swedish [...]

Banana Bread

Banana Bread

The last four months have been busy, settling down into the new apartment, teaching, travelling for the conference and writing chapter drafts. I wasn't in a baking mood, although I baked frequently for two years until I moved out of the old flat. On Friday, I baked! The recipe I chose for my first baking [...]