What is Fika?

What is Fika?

In Swedish tradition, Fika is a break - a pause - in your day to indulge in the simple pleasures of a good cup of coffee or tea, some sweets or pastries, and time shared with friends and loved ones.

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Chocolate Yule Log with Passionfruit Wine Jelly

What says holiday cheer more than lights, candles, and flowers on the dining table?

I'll tell you what:


... mushrooms?

(Not the result of leaving food out for too long)

Monday, 5 November 2012

Flourless Chocolate Cake

This story has a few parts to it. First off, a bittersweet beginning of a going-away party for a friend moving away for a new job. What more appropriate pairing than extra dark chocolate?

Friday, 7 September 2012

Lavender and Lemon Cake with Lemon Swiss Meringue Buttercream

I'm trying something new this time - a full recipe card to keep for your own records, and perfect for sharing with friends and family!

I was hoping to have these made up for the wedding so that guests could take home a hard copy, but that ship has clearly sailed.

Click on the image to open up the PDF recipe card!

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Hazelnut Sponge with Cinnamon Buttercream

Wow. It's been a long time since I've last posted, so to make amends I'm finally updating!

To keep in the spirit of untimeliness, the cake featured was actually made last December. Woops.

(Hence the Christmas ornaments)

As the title indicates, it is a hazelnut sponge cake with cinnamon buttercream between the layers. The outside was masked with ground filberts (also typically known as hazelnuts, to the confusion of anyone looking for them at Bulk Barn).