As a child of summer, I often get caught in the nostalgic and melancholic spirit of autumn. However, with its abundance of colours, warming flavours, woollen scarfs and cinnamon air, it’s hard not to fall in love with this season’s wonders.
Even a summer addict like myself can’t deny the colourful charm that autumn has. It’s the time of the golden leaves, orange pumpkins, cinnamon flavours and the warm scarves and it should be celebrated with nothing but delicious spicy treats!
When nature does its magic…words fail me. Perhaps sometimes they are not needed. The endless palette of colours, the gracefully dancing with the wind leaves, the cheeky, acorn-seeking squirrels in the park and the warming smell of freshly made cinnamon biscuits just say it all…
I was always fascinated by layered mousse cakes and in my head I had them in the impossible-to-make category. Well, impossible until you actually try I would say now!
I have always wanted to enter a baking competition, perhaps more for the challenge and the excuse to bake something rather than for the prize and few days ago I had my very first contest. At a local autumn inspired Bake Off I chose a heavenly gluten-free chocolate and pumpkin cheesecake that turned out to be a…
It was about time I shared something from my mum’s kitchen and this one in particular is one of my favourites – a delicious festive pumpkin strudel: Tikvenik.
Discovering new flavours, experimenting with nontraditional ingredients, the therapeutic feel of kneading butter dough are few of the things that I find so enjoyable about baking. What is even more satisfying, however is the chance to bring smiles to people’s faces with something so simple but made with so much love.