Vanilla cupcakes – a Hummingbird Bakery Recipe

Whenever I heard the words ‘vanilla cupcakes’ I always thought “ehh boring and not very interesting” But after baking and tasting these vanilla cupcakes, using a recipe from my Hummingbird bakery cakebook, I have been proven so wrong. They are absolutely not just ‘vanilla’. There is so much lovely sweet vanilla flavor and are light and fluffy. Absolutely on top of my cupcake list now. Sillas has been in school the past 3 months as part of his apprenticeship at an accounting company. And he recently wrote his final thesis – a business plan for a new business, of his own choice. And Sillas’ choice was a cupcake store. I loved the choice and I really enjoyed listening to the process...

Koldskål & kammerjunker – Homemade Danish Buttermilk Soup & Biscuits

The weather has finally started to change for the better here in Denmark and spring is here. Its warmer, the winter jacket is –almost – put away and the flowers have begun to bloom. Ahh I love it! A dish that us Danes love to eat when the weather is warmer is called Koldskål – directly translated ‘coldbowl’. Doesn’t sound very appetizing, I know. But its lovely. Basically it’s a cold buttermilk soup with vanilla and lemon. It’s really good; sweet, creamy and a bit tangy and perfect for summer. We often serve it with small biscuits called kammerjunker or strawberries.

Homemade Snickers Bar

  I saw this recipe in a magazine that came with one of my favorite interior magazines a few months back. It looked so wonderful and yummy. It’s a bit of a process to make, but very easy and a nice little project. Here’s what you need:

Caramel – made from a can of condensed milk

Do you have a can of condensed milk and a couple of hours to kill? Then you could make your very own creamy, gooey and wonderful caramel. Its so easy and the result is really delicious! All you need is a can of condensed milk, a stove and a pot of simmering water.

Homemade Chocolate Orange Cupcakes

Last Sunday some of Sillas’ friends invited us to dinner and a quick card game. They had cooked some amazing meatballs that we had with fresh pasta and tomato sauce – yum, a great Sunday meal. I had baked a batch of chocolate-orange cupcakes for dessert. I love chocolate and orange together, they just complement each other so well. Here’s what to do –

New month, new kitchen, new job, new cupcake recipe

About 5 weeks ago Sillas and I decided to sand and oil our tabletop in the kitchen.  We had talked about it for a while and now was the time to do something about it. I say ‘we’ but it was  about a 99-1 % job – in Sillas’ favour. I figured that it would take a week or so and I could handle being without my beloved kitchen for that long…..But then we were both hit with the flu and all of a sudden it had been a month and I was going  a bit mad, not being able to cook or bake anything. And in the middle of it all, we decided to buy a new fridge, oven and...