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

Chocolate Almond Biscotti

  These dark beauties are a great after-dinner biscotti. I kept them small so they are the perfect size for dunking into an espresso. The dark chocolate chunks and the slight bittersweet tang of the almonds is a great accompaniment … Continue reading

Apricot & Almond Financiers

  Financiers – or ‘friands’ as they are also known – are delicious light little cakes, traditionally baked in specially moulded tins (though a muffin tin will work just as well). They have a lighter, softer crumb than a muffin … Continue reading

Plum & Almond Crumble Cake

Plum & Almond Crumble Cake

I love plums, but I often find that they lack flavour and take ages to ripen for eating. Cooking them into a cake or dessert seems to bring out the sweetness and tartness, plus I love any cake which uses … Continue reading