Baked Goods

Baked Nisu, or Finnish Cardamom Bread, golden brown and sprinkled with pearl sugar and almonds. Image shows one loaf at an angle, with the other loaf in the far corner, cut off. The loaves are on parchment paper and a cooling rack, on a wooden table.

Nisu: Finnish Cardamom Bread

Stunning Nisu, or Finnish Cardamom Bread, has a delightful pearl-sugar studded crust and a pillowy soft crumb, spiced with freshly ground cardamom. Perfect with coffee and brunch!

Small-Batch Boston Brown Bread with Smoked Fish

A classic New England treat steamed in a can, Boston Brown Bread is easy to make at home. The homemade version tastes so much better! The unique serving suggestion from a dearly missed restaurant is a perfect appetizer for an autumn feast! This small-batch version makes just enough.
A forkful of rich dark chocolate cake Gâteau au Chocolat Fondant de Nathalie. The rest of the slice of cake is visible on a floral plate in the background

Mini Dark Chocolate Cake: Just Enough of a Good Thing

Gâteau au Chocolat Fondant de Nathalie is an exquisite, melt-in-your-mouth dark chocolate cake that wows everyone who tastes it. It’s such a rich cake, however, that baking a full recipe is just too much. Enter the Mini Gâteau au Chocolat Fondant de Nathalie, a twenty percent recipe that incorporates a tasty addition from one of the many bakers who wrote about this lovely cake back in the early food-blog era. This post may contain affiliate links, meaning that I get a commission if you take advantage of the offer (thank you!).
Munkki Muffins (Cardamom Donut Muffins)

Munkki Muffins: Cardamom Donut Muffins in Honor of Vappu

Inspired by munkki, the cardamom donuts eaten in Finland to celebrate Vappu (the first of May celebration), Munnki Muffins (Cardamom Donut Muffins) have an intense cardamom flavor and come together in minutes. This post may contain affiliate links, meaning that I get a commission if you take advantage of the offer (thank you!).
Earl Grey Cookies

Take a Break with Earl Grey Cookies

Delicate and flavorful, these grown-up cookies will complement your tea (or coffee) break beautifully. If you’ve never baked with Earl Grey tea before, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the subtle lemony flavor. Dark chocolate flakes make these richer, but this isn’t a child’s chocolate-chip cookie. These come together in seconds in the food processor, and you can freeze dough you don’t want to use right away, so you’re always ready for a lovely afternoon break. This post may contain affiliate links, meaning that I get a commission if you take advantage of the offer (thank you!).