Tag Archives: baking

Quinoa Lentil Curry Pies

There’s an Indian grocery around the corner where we solely shop for the best home-made samosas in Helsinki. Those little pies are so good that we sometimes buy a whole bunch of them to serve at family parties and such, usually exhausting their stock with a single purchase. And after having just a few bites […]

Macadamia Cherry Squares

I purchased organic dried cherries and macadamias on a whim from the bulk bin of the local organic store, and only at the cashier did I realize how costly they were. I had tried to skimp as much as I could and only take enough for one baking project, and even as I resorted to […]

Chocolate Red Wine Cookies

Last week I got this idea of combining chocolate and red wine in baking, and doing so in the cookie form seemed like a good challenge. Since there’s not much liquid in a cookie dough, I decided to cook the wine into a syrup, and it worked wonderfully – the cookies went to the oven […]

Spelt Focaccia with Balsamic Onions

Happy new year everyone! We are back from the holidays, and it feels great to be baking and cooking and blogging from our little kitchen again. Focaccia is one of my favorite homemade breads, mainly because I lack the patience of a true bread maker and it’s so simple! I used to always make it […]

Cinnamon Coffee Cake with Mocha Icing

I enjoy experimenting with different sweeteners, and lately I’ve used a lot of whole cane sugar in baking. It has the most flavor of the options I have tried so far, but I am still waiting for the perfect moment to crack open that jar of black treacle! There is a definite liquorice undertone in […]