Tag Archives: Summer

Almond and apricot pie

With this pie, I really wanted to play it safe. Being strangely bereft of any need for risk-taking on this particular day, I needed a foolproof recipe that I could confidently use to achieve my baking objective, without having to worry about potential accidents or deviations. And my objective was simple: pie. An honest, no-nonsense […]

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Easy chocolate cake with raspberries

There is a time for complicated cake and then there is a time for simple, easy cake. I decided that today was the latter. I generally prefer my cake to be complicated, as such cakes lend themselves easily to the exploration of the artistic aspect of baking. I also like the challenge – at least […]

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Almond and apricot cheesecake

Healthy cheesecake recipe with apricots and ground almonds

This was ostensibly a birthday cake for a friend but I had a few ulterior motives of my own: First of all, I wanted to come up with a healthy cheesecake recipe that contained very little or no flour and sugar, but that produced a juicy and sumptuous cake nevertheless. Second, I wanted the rest […]

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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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Strawberry torte

This is actually quite a simple torte cleverly made to look much more elaborate than it really is. It is basically just a sponge cake with a gelatine-free filling (I used a combination of marscapone, strawberry yoghurt and chopped strawberries,  but I couldn’t possibly say what the exact ratios were – I just mixed a bunch […]

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Apricot and almond cake – the quintessential ground nut sponge cake recipe

This is probably the most versatile almond cake recipe ever as it can be made into pretty much anything – fruit cake, sponge cake, pie, cake base, you name it. I keep coming back to it and adapting it for all kinds of purposes. It’s really a kind of cake mothership to me, which keeps […]

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Deceptively simple strawberry and white chocolate cheesecake

This looks like a simple little cheesecake, but don’t let its unassuming exterior fool you, for I put an embarrassingly large amount of planning into its making. I had one fundamental problem – how to make  the strawberry filling look strawberry-coloured without using any artificial colouring. Naturally, I could just leave the colour effect to […]

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