Coffee Date Cake

There are many interpretations or misconceptions when it comes to coffee cake, depending on where in the world you are. The term coffee cake is often used to describe a cake that is enjoyed when drinking coffee beverages, a tradition which dates back to 17th century Europe. Northern & central Europe were already known for … Continue reading Coffee Date Cake

Wild Garlic Bread

Ever since I can remember, I have loved garlic bread (who doesn't?!). Shamefully though in my youth, I refer to the mass produced, butter drenched, garlic baguettes of the supermarket. Ready-made garlic bread is often made with margarine, stuffed full of unpronounceable preservatives & throw in some chopped, flavourless parsley purely for aesthetics. Garlic is loved … Continue reading Wild Garlic Bread

Semlor

Pancakes, that's what we associate with Shrove Tuesday here in the UK (affectionately referred to as 'pancake day'). Pancakes are made from what would have been considered rich, fattening ingredients, eggs & milk, in an effort to use them up before the beginning of Lent. This Christian observation of fasting from both food & festivities … Continue reading Semlor