Two weeks ago, I dropped by a cafe (SOHO Coffee Co.) to grab a coffee and a slice of vegan carrot cake before going to my class to teach. The texture of the carrot cake was so soft and light, and the taste was beautiful. Nuts and dry flower petals were sprinkled on the top, […]Read more "Carrot Cake"
The Thames Foyer room is the place for Afternoon Tea at The Savoy. The atmosphere is exquisite, but at the same time, very relaxing. The afternoon tea is always on the top of people’s lists for special occasions. I wanted to come back to The Savoy on my 40th birthday – ten years after my first […]Read more "Traditional High Tea at The Savoy: Review"
Ting Restaurant, which means ‘living room’ in Chinese, is the main restaurant at the Shangri-La Hotel, London, and is located on level 35 of the Shard. The ground floor entrance has a Chinese art painting, which is the signal that you have come back to Shangri-La. I booked a table for dinner for […]Read more "Ting Restaurant, The Shard: Review"
I’ve read that around 40% of Brits name lemon drizzle cake as one of their most-loved treats. A quick lemon drizzle cake often comes to mind as the first choice for Saturday baking, as I almost always have lemons and limes in the fridge. I regularly buy citrus fruit for juice, cooking and cocktail making. From […]Read more "Lemon drizzle cake"
Homemade cinnamon rolls are truly the best! Today I’ve baked American-style cinnamon rolls with chestnut filling. They’re very moist, fluffy and flavourful and have creamy frosting on top. I adapted a recipe, The Best American-Style Cinnamon Rolls, by adding chestnut purée (about 100 g) and a little bit of cocoa powder to the cinnamon filling. For […]Read more "Cinnamon and chestnut rolls with mascarpone frosting"
Initially, I intended to make Swedish cinnamon buns. I found a nice recipe and got some crucial ingredients: ground cardamom, cinnamon and pearl sugar. But eventually, I replaced the cinnamon filling with chocolate, as Luca does not like cinnamon and he asked me to use Nutella instead. The recipe I chose was Swedish Cinnamon Buns […]Read more "Chocolate buns"