It’s September 1st today and I had a long walk in my favourite part of Helsinki nature with a summer top and shorts today. It was a beautiful summer-ish day. I even had a tiny sun tan on my nose. But before going out, I made a cake that fit this beautiful warm day perfectly: a lemon and poppy seed cake.
A couple of years ago, I posted the recipe for a traditional Turkish dessert called “Revani”. Now, this recipe I’m giving today is a similar one, but this is more like loaf cake and it has a few more ingredients, like coconut and almonds. Also, the syrup is orange flavoured.
Here is a simple gluten free cake for you. With the slightly gritty texture of almonds and refreshing coconuts, this cake is tasty, filling and rich.
Right this moment, I have a massive headache. I am looking at the screen with lowest brightness and even that dim light sends lightning bolts inside my head. I am wishing that something to make me happy, like these shortbread bars, were here right now.
Erm, well, I’m about to have a heart attack at this very moment. So I decided to work on this blog post. The thing is, I am not about to have a heart attack because of pineapples.
I’ve been working on dried fruit & nut combinations lately. And this cake is the best result so far. I mean, seriously, I could have eaten the whole thing by myself if I didn’t have a place to take it..
Vegan baking is not difficult. At all. And here is a good example.
Ok, lately I’ve been trying to bake healthier cakes (well, not always, but frequently!). This is such a trial. This loaf cake is only sweetened with honey and sweet potatoes, which also give colour and texture. The result is a sweet – but not “too sweet” – cake.
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!
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.