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The quintessential autumn cake recipe with a side of poetry and meditation

If you’ve ever wondered whether it’s possible to combine baking, meditation, apples and the poetry of John Keats in a seamless and harmonious whole, I can confidently attest that the answer is “yes”. For that is exactly what I am going to show you how to do in the present baking project. The aim is […]

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A seasonal meditation for beginners – exploring apple symbolism by putting a medieval fried apple recipe into practice

October, the most wonderful month of the year (subjectively speaking) is finally here, which means that autumn baking season is now on. As October, and autumn in general, tends to put me into a meditative mood, I have decided to officially begin this year’s autumn season with a simple little meditation on the quintessential symbol […]

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Summer solstice cake

This cake is the result of my themed baking meditation on the subject of the summer solstice. This statement may seem farfetched at first glance, but I assure you it makes perfect sense – it all depends on one’s understanding of the concept of baking. 1. The art and craft of baking and the scope […]

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A contemplative walnut spiral

The spiral denotes the primal cosmic motion that brings all of creation into existence. This is quite a big idea to try to express through the medium of yeast cake. But it is what I have attempted to do nevertheless. The shape that most closely corresponds to the idea described above would probably be the […]

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Spring Equinox yeast cake

With this Spring Equinox cake I have attempted to convey the idea of balance – the equilibrium of light and dark, day and night. As the cake was meant to be symbolic, I opted for a yeast cake, the perfect choice if you intend to make something special. Yeast cakes are a pure artistic medium […]

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