Finding Balance

For me, the most memorable kitchen creations are those which bring together contrasting flavours which balance each other out.  In my constant quest for something a little bit different, I find much inspiration in taking simple recipes to which I … Continue reading

I Heart Swedish Baking

I have two very dear Swedish friends, one of whom explained to me during one of our chats the concept of ‘fika’: a lovely Swedish custom of taking a break in the day for coffee and cake and conversation. Semlor … Continue reading

Coffee Walnut Swirls

When I was a student, I sustained myself through hours of revision with supplies of my favourite pastry – Chelsea Buns from Greggs the baker. Those supersized fluffy mounds of dough, studded with raisins and topped with a sickly white … Continue reading

Hazelnut Mocha Baked Cheesecake

I love how extraordinarily decadent a cheesecake is.  For me, a cool, beautiful, titanic cheesecake sitting atop a cake stand is far more alluring than any cake that might occupy that throne instead.  It’s the seriousness of cheesecake that pulls … Continue reading

Chocolate Palmiers

  These little breakfast pastries are the easiest and fastest things in the world to whip up and bake. I can’t think of anything better to knock up in a rush to accompany your morning coffee than these little knots … Continue reading

Falko’s of Edinburgh

One of my greatest pleasures in life is sharing coffee and cake with my friends or significant other and the long list of cafes I regularly patronise in Edinburgh is testament to my love of caffeine and patisserie. One such … Continue reading