So, I associate ginger / ginger cake with winter mostly. That’s why I made it often in the past few months. Most of them were regular cakes but this one is gluten free!
I’m writing this blog post in my sick bed right now. Or ok, more like recovering bed because the peak of flu passed and I am indeed on the path of recovery. And I can breathe again. And I feel like eating again, dreaming of pastries like this one.
When I was in Istanbul last month, I tried to find out the recipe for the one dessert I missed for many many years. This orange jelly dessert, that I remembered a bit differently, was one that my mother made all the time when I was a kid. It was one of my favourite dishes in the world. And then she stopped making it. It was forgotten. Until 2 weeks ago.
So, I’ve never been a fan of apple pies, really. But it goes back to my dislike for heavy pie doughs. That’s why when I made this pie, using phyllo sheets as the pie dough, I absolutely loved it – it is so so much lighter and crispier, and indeed flakier than other pies.
Ever since I saw Rachel Khoo’s Little Paris Kitchen program and her salty cake recipe in there, I’ve been in love with salty cakes – a type of cake that I’ve never known before which existed. I’ve made many salty cake recipes after that myself, but this one is one of the most scrumptious salty cakes I’ve baked yet.
Last week I had my close friends from school for dinner. It was very refreshing to cook for friends in between all the catering gigs! I made a nice little menu from baba ganoush to stuffed peppers, but I also wanted to try something new. And as the absolute lover of phyllo dough, of course I baked something with it instead of many other options!
I’ve been working on gluten free baking lately. A lot. I’ve baked many gluten free cakes before, but this time I’m working on bread. Or bröd as we say in Swedish (who are “we”??!). This bread is one of those new trials.
I believe that everyone has to have one simple, decent chocolate cake recipe at hand. This one is especially for those who prefer gluten free baking.
I would have loved to be writing right now how much I’ve been wining and dining but I am not that good at it for the past few years, I mean the wining part. That’s because my stomach is extremely fragile and has had many problems. So I’m very happy to find an alternative way to consume wine: baking a cake with it!
Autumn is full on with cool weather, falling yellow leaves, a bit of rain and a bit of sunny days altogether and days getting shorter. And so I continue flirting with pumpkin and in this post, our relationship is all about being a nice and delicious pie with a friend a bit unusual to tag along in pies: phyllo!