Archive for April, 2008

Lemon fool layer cake for “A Taste of Yellow”

April 16, 2008

I had better get a move on, since the closing date for entries are approaching rather quickly. I mentioned a while back that I had something cooking for this year’s A Taste of Yellow, the cancer awareness food blog event organized by vinosandfoodies.

Right up till last Sunday I knew what I wanted my entry to be. I was well organized and ready, had even done the photography. All ready except the writing. Then we celebrated baby-J’s first birthday and the plans changed. In stead of the saffron infused breads, known in Scandinavia as lusekatter, they are certainly yellow (!), I opted for the lemon fool layer cake we made for the birthday. It was yellow, we all loved it and we’ll make it again. But just as an added Taste of Yellow bonus, I’ve included the photos of the lusekatter as well.


Baking – from my home to yours

April 9, 2008

This Saturday I woke up with a sudden urge for French cookies… This was a rather strange urge, at a rather strange hour I must admit. But it was persistent. So I caved and thought what better way to spend Saturday morning – not just morning, but MORNING, thanks to a little almost one-year old early riser – than trying out Dorie’s new issue Baking – from my home to yours, and realizing one of my blogging plans: posting review’ish posts about my ever increasing cookbook collection. The first result was these rather nice looking, if I say so myself, no-frill Madeleines.

I was one of the lucky winners of the great blog event Menu for Hope. The prize was a signed copy of Baking, a book that really has caught on fire in the blogging community. There’s even a weekly foodie event where eager bloggers try out recipes. And there are loads to choose from. Dorie hasn’t exactly been holding back as there are more than 500 pages of recipes and glossy pictures.