Gather. Bundt cakes of today come in all kinds of shapes and sizes. But the original idea came from a European cake called Gugelhupf which was popular among the Jewish communities in Austria, Poland and Germany. In the northern parts of Germany the cake was … Continue reading Marzipan Streusel Bundt.
Out with the old. You know how it is when you are trapped in the festive doldrums. That horrible slump. The grey mood-vacuum sandwiched in between the child-like wonder and excitement of Christmas Day and the rowdy shindiggery of New Year’s Eve. There always seems … Continue reading Choc ‘N’ Mint Bundt.
The mighty buche? In years gone by there were probably only two ways to have a Yule log on your Christmas menu. The first involved the tricky process of making your own Swiss roll. You would generally make a light sponge base by whisking together … Continue reading Irish Cream Yule Log.
Poins of interest. The Poinsettia has long been associated with Christmas. Being a simple soul I had thought it was merely a case of the red and green leaves being representative of Yuletide colours. “Aww. Look at the pretty red and green flowers. Aren’t they … Continue reading Fruity Christmas Poinsettia Bundt.
Cinnabind. The original recipe for cinnamon buns must be a dream if you are into bread baking. Unfortunately I’m not. So the one time I tried making them it was a long hard day. Not so much because there was a whole lot of effort … Continue reading Best Ever Cinnabun Cake.
Cheese and crackers. Here in Blighty we used to have a thing called block cream cheese. It wasn’t exactly hard to find. The major brands all used to sell block cream cheese in most of the major supermarkets. It was a much sturdier affair than … Continue reading Cream Cheese Bundt.
Cookie monster. We’ve all seen them on the telly. Those slightly menacing girl-scouts in America who traipse around the neighbourhood knocking on doors to sell cookies. It’s supposed to teach them about friendship, charity and responsibility. It’s also an introduction to the world of business. … Continue reading Trio Bundt.