Blueberry Muffins

I have made these blueberry muffins a few times now and it’s a hit every time. This time a baked a double portion as we had two events this weekend. First for Sillas’ game night with the guys on Friday and on Saturday we went to the park for a birthday party for sweet little two-year-old girl. The weather was amazing, and for the first time this year, it really felt like summer. And blueberries just scream summer, I think so at least. The recipe is from Hummingbird Bakery’s cakebook. I have yet to go wrong with a single recipe from that book. The cakes just always turn out amazing and are always a hit.  These muffins are light, sweet...

Mothers Day Brunch

This Sunday is Mothers Day in Denmark. The past few years we have invited my mum – and my dad of course – in for homemade brunch on Mothers Day. The first year we lived here, we had actually invited them in for brunch at a café in the city. But the day before we changed our minds and decided to make it a more cozy affair and make it a homemade brunch. So it was a surprise to my mum when she walked into the apartment and the table was set for brunch with all the works. And she loved it; she was so happy and said that that was really what she wanted instead of going out. So...

Calling all cake lovers in Copenhagen – Sweet Sneak #7 is this Saturday!

  One weekend afternoon every other month a group of 5 bakerette friends with a passion for baking amazing cakes, macaroons, cupcakes and pastries are hosting a wonderful event called ‘Sweet Sneak’ in Copenhagen. It’s a pop-up bakery where you can stop by, have a piece – or three – of delicious cake, listen to some sweet music and just enjoy a wonderful Sunday. The location changes every other month. This month it will be in Nørrebro and the exact location will be revealed the day before the event. I love the concept! Bringing people together with sweet cakes, music and great friendship. And the prices are fair and the sizes are after a cake lovers heart. So if you’re...

Carrot Cake

One of the reasons that my Hummingbird Bakery cakebook is in my top 3 of cookbooks, is that it just always delivers amazing cakes. Always full of flavor, beautiful results and never too difficult to make. This past Sunday we watched the AFC championship (I’m rooting for the Broncos at the Superbowl this year!) with a couple of friends at our place. And like most NFL get-togethers, I baked a little something. This time it was a big little something – Carrot cake in three layers. Very yummy and again, not that difficult to make. I have always loved carrot cake,- the natural sweetness from the carrots mixed with the spices and finished with the amazing cream cheese frosting just...

Hosting a pink baby shower

  Along with a few friends, I recently hosted a lovely, pink and girly baby shower for our friend Louise. And my goodness I loved planning and preparing this baby shower. It was so much fun; planning the menu and little snack and decoration ideas. I knew that I wanted to bake cupcakes with pink frosting and decided on vanilla cupcakes with rosewater frosting. Lovley and delicate, perfect for a baby shower. It looked and tasted amazing. Our apartment turned into a baby shower heaven filled with balloons, candles, napkins, tablecloths, plates, cake stands and it-a-girl banner, all in pink of course. It was a small shower with 7 guests in total and we had prepared a real feast. We...

Blondies with summer berries and marzipan

It was my last day at ALK Nordic last Friday. I had worked for ALK a few years back and this was a temp job for a colleague on maternity leave, so it was great to be back again and quite sad that could not stay longer this time. I was really happy to work there and therefore wanted to bake a little something for my colleagues on my last day. Regular brownies can be a bit intense and heavy, so I decided to bake a batch of blondies and added lots of mixed berries and marzipan to make it a bit more special. Very yummy! I was inspired by a recipe on bbcgoodfood.co.uk. I had a bit of cake...

NFL Brownies

NFL season has just started, and I’m so excited- Go Giants!! Until a few years ago I never really watched American football. My friend Lissie took me to a few Badger games at New Yorks ‘Badger bar’, Mad River Bar& Grill on 3rd Ave. when I lived over there. And although I had a blast, I never understood the game and just kind of enjoyed the company and atmosphere there. But when I met Sillas he got me really into it and after a slow start where I just watched a long because Sillas wanted to see the games; I was hooked by play-offs in 2012. From the very beginning I decided that New York Giants was ‘my team’. I...

Vanilla spelt buns

It’s officially autumn! I have mixed feelings about it; on one hand I’ll miss long summer nights, BBQ’s, picnics in the park and warm, sunny weather, but on the other hand, there’s something so great about cozying up with blanket – and your guy- on the sofa with a cup of tea and candles lit in the window while the rain trickles down the window. Yesterday was one of those days and I wanted to bake a twist on cinnamon buns – vanilla buns, to go with the mood of autumn. And to make them a tiny bit healthier, I also used spelt flour instead of wheat flour. They don’t prove as much, but the result is still good. As...

Danish summer marzipan cake with strawberries and cream

This cake is my take of a traditional Danish summer cake with strawberries, cream and marzipan. Its one of my favorite things to eat in the summer, and I have to have it at least a couple of times each summer. The combination of baked marzipan cake, a dark chocolate, sweet cream and fresh strawberry is just so delicious and it’s difficult to only eat one piece. This past weekend we visited my parents for a few days and I decided to make this strawberry cake for dessert. And it was a winner, and not the last time I make it this summer. Yum I love it and I love summer!

Red Velvet Cupcakes

The first time I tried a piece of red velvet cake was when I lived in New York. It was from a lovely little coffee shop around the corner from my apartment on East 4th street. And I loved it. It was pretty and delicious at the same time. Uhh they also had the best Iced Chai Latte in the world! That’s definitely on my list of things to enjoy whenever I get back to New York. Oh how I miss it! Anyway,- the red velvet cup cakes. I found this recipe in my favorite cake recipe book form Hummingbird Bakery. We were invited to a 4th of July party in the park by some of Sillas’ good friends he’s...