Day 5 ‘Gingerbread Cookies’

I have a soft spot for gingerbread, in any shape or form. I think within all the staple Christmas bakes this is the one that makes this festive period truly magical. The mix of perfectly balanced flavours; warming ginger and cloves, as well as fragrant cinnamon make your palate know that Christmas is finally here! Not mentioning about wonderful smell filling your home to the … Continue reading Day 5 ‘Gingerbread Cookies’

Day 4 ‘Chocolate – Nutella Pops’

You know the feeling when you browse through Pinterest looking for an inspiration or idea and after an hour spent in that beautiful, almost perfect world of meticulously crafted image you feel irrationally empowered. I get that a lot. And this time wasn’t any different. I was thinking about perfect candidate for the fourth day of Christmas Bake-off. Let me tell you, weather in London is quite … Continue reading Day 4 ‘Chocolate – Nutella Pops’

Day 3 ‘Vanilla – Latte Cream Cake’

Time to raise the bar a little bit and try to bake a truly impressive cake! Vanilla- latte cream cake will (hopefully) crown day 3 of the Christmas Bake-off! There is always more things that can go wrong when you start baking ‘multiple steps’ cake. Especially those with cream can be unforgiving. Not only the sponge must be moist, light and fluffy but the cream and/or buttercream … Continue reading Day 3 ‘Vanilla – Latte Cream Cake’

Day 1 ‘Chocolate-Apple Loaf’

I decided to start the challenge with a tasty, chocolatey but not overly difficult cake, as far as baking skills concerned. Let’s treat this one as a proper warm-up. I really wanted to bake something that was more of a sure bet, so the first picture on my blog looks decent. And let’s be honest, who doesn’t like chocolate cake with a hint of apples and … Continue reading Day 1 ‘Chocolate-Apple Loaf’