Gingerbread Cookie Baking

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Baking gingerbread cookies, or pepparkakor in Swedish and piparkakkuja in Finnish, is a Christmas tradition that I love and want to hold on to with Lana – so for the first time I can remember I actually made my own dough and got baking! In Finland you can buy readymade dough that is so nice that there’s no point in making your own…

Lana’s Moomin Birthday Cake

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I proudly present to you Lana’s first birthday cake – that I made myself! Must say I’m very pleased with it, especially since it was my first attempt at a fondant cake. We celebrated Lana’s first birthday yesterday, and the guests said it tasted nice too – although extremely sweet. 

How To Make Karelian Pasties

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Since I’ve now successfully made traditional Karelian pasties one time and am therefore an expert I thought I might as well teach you guys too haha! The reason I’ve never made these delicious Finnish pies is that I’ve always thought them to be really tricky to make. Encouraged by my Jordanian friend (who actually made them before me!) I finally took the bull by the horns – and they turned out great! No, better than great actually!

Last Week

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Apart from Monday last week was quite sunny and dry, so we we’ve been out and about quite a lot. Here are a few photos of what Lana and I’ve been up to 🙂

Supereasy Bread Recipe

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Just a quick post about bread. I think homemade bread is fantastic, but always thought it to be quite complicated to make and for it to require all sorts of equipment. Well, had I bothered googling how to make bread (and stopped making excuses) I would’ve been baking my own bread for a long time now.

My First Christmas Cake

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I wanted to contribute to the Christmas meal someway, and as I’ve managed to bake decent things in the past I decided to give baking a Christmas cake a go – although Matthew was afraid I would ruin Christmas.