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chocolate, mandarin & thai basil roll cake

How I will miss you citrus season! To express my undying adoration, here is one last ode to citrus for this winter, in the form of a chocolate roll cake filled with Thai basil-infused whipped ganache and whole mandarins.

tiramisu tres leches cake

This cake is, in essence, a sheetpan version of tiramisu with superabundant soak. It’s also a travesty and is neither really a tiramisu or a tres leches cake. For the uninitiated, tres leches cake, or pastel de tres leches, is a sponge cake soaked in a mixture of canned and fresh milk. I love it … Continue reading tiramisu tres leches cake

saffron & cardamom hot cross buns

These hot cross buns were inspired by Swedish Lucia buns (aka lussekatter, amongst other names) which are typically eaten during St. Lucia’s Day, a celebration of the patron saint of light around the darkest day of the year. Given the occasion, perhaps it’s no wonder that Lucia buns are made from such a sunny, saffron-infused … Continue reading saffron & cardamom hot cross buns


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