I absolutely love using citrus family in recipes. When I baked this cake the other day, my apartment smelled crazy with lemon and orange. It was the freshest moment of the week, to be honest.
Do you know Hairy Bikers? Do you watch Hairy Bikers? Do you like Hairy Bikers? I LOVE them!! They are just so lovely, hairy big boys with a beautiful bromance going on for years and they make absolutely gorgeous food on BBC! I love their TV programs – their love for food is so much more than any other famous chef I’ve seen. They absolutely LOVE eating what they cook and you can see how they almost pass out sometimes!! I recently watched their new TV show called Hairy Biker’s Comfort Food and this recipe was in the first episode. As soon as I saw it, I had to make it!!!
“German cake”. That’s what the patisseries in Turkey used to call this cake. “German cake”. That’s how we always knew this cake. But is it really a German cake? I couldn’t find any information on such a cake being “German” nor could I find its original name. The only thing that resembles this is berliner, and yet this cake is certainly not a donut and there it actually fails the resemblance for me.. However, it certainly resembles a giant semla, or laskiaispulla, without cardamom or egg wash…
I had some polenta left from a previous recipe for a while and I was thinking hard how to use it. So when I received a catering order for a pikkujoulu (pre-Christmas) party last week, I decided to put the polenta into good use and make a gluten free cake with it! Result: the sticky, orange-y, syrupy cake finished in seconds!
I like using unusual ingredients in baking. Using zucchini in a sweet recipe to give moisture is a rather unusual thing to do (ok, not the most groundbreaking idea, but still..).
Oh my, I’ve been planning to put this recipe on the blog for I don’t know how long. I just didn’t have the photos for final, baked cake and that’s why the recipe lingered in the waiting list for months and months, for more than a year actually. I am so happy that I can finally publish it, because it became a serious burden!!
Ok, gotta admit: I always work on a new recipe for the new taste, but this one I did almost entirely for how it looks – I saw the original recipe on Better Homes and Gardens website and I fell in love with it!
Let me give you a very easy and basic, lemony, buttery and very poppy cake recipe!
This recipe has been laying around in my computer for many months now and but for some reason I could never publish it. If you remember, I was very much in a raw cake mode at some point in winter and I prepared this recipe then. The pomegranate makes a great addition!
Last year, in late February, I had a short weekend trip to beautiful Oslo. It stole my heart. I wished I could move there (I still do every now and then). I also wrote about the trip’s culinary side here. One of the Norwegian delicacies I tasted was “Suksesskake” aka “Success cake” in English. This almond based cake with a silky yellow cream on top was a bit sweeter than I expected but very delicious nonetheless (as everything else I tasted there). So I put it in my list to bake by myself, and after trying several different recipes online, I made the perfect one, which tasted like that one we ate in the Oslo cafe.