Tag Archives: Autumn

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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Healthy muffins recipe with a post-Halloween twist

In the aftermath of Halloween, it makes sense to make something sober. And what could possibly be more sober than the common muffin? We will be using a tried-and-tested healthy muffins recipe, adapted to out post-Halloween purposes. Last time I demonstrated how to turn the insides of a Halloween pumpkin into a well-timed pumpkin pie. […]

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How to make pumpkin pie from your Halloween pumpkin

Unlike cake, pumpkin is something that you can have and eat too. And what better way to eat a pumpkin than the pumpkin pie way? A lot of pumpkins are bound to be carved this week and to me that represents a significant pumpkin pie potential. And, as far as I’m concerned, whenever there is potential […]

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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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Medieval cooking at Medvedgrad Festival, Zagreb – Fried apples coated in batter

According to certain schools of thought, there is no such thing as a coincidence. I recently had an opportunity to experience this idea in action – I was in Zagreb on the weekend of 28-29th September, which turned out to be the exact same time when a medieval festival was taking place at Medvedgrad, a […]

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Apple, walnut and cinnamon spelt flour cake, a.k.a. the “Stonehenge” cake

The name of this cake only occurred to me after I’d taken it out of the oven. I never set out to make a cake that resembled Stonehenge. To be honest, I expected this cake to look more elegant – much more elegant. But one has to play with the cards one’s been given and […]

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Chocolate chestnut cake recipe for baking heavyweights

This chocolate chestnut cake recipe is for all you baking heavyweights who fancy a new baking challenge. And please note that by “baking challenge” I mean “epic baking challenge”. This is no recipe for the insecure, the impatient and the unmotivated. This recipe requires skill, focus and perseverance. You have been warned. The process of […]

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Chocolate hazelnut cake

As I must have said a few (dozen) times already, November is a special time of year. It is also the most baking-oriented time of year, at least for me. I made this fine chocolate hazelnut cake (torte) to mark the beginning of a very baking-intense November. The recipe Ingredients 100g ground blanched hazelnuts 170g […]

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