A traditional Scottish Christmas fruit Dundee cake with a mix of dried fruits, decorated with peeled almonds on a wooden board on a dark concrete background. Christmas fruitcake recipe

How to make a Dundee Cake

December 2, 2023 smitsa 0

The traditional Dundee cake is often found at Christmas. It is sometimes bakes to replace Christmas Cake itself but is often eaten throughout the year. […]


Time for Mooncakes

September 29, 2023 smitsa 0

When you write articles on food traditions, there are some where you say ” I’ll write about that this year!” So it is with mooncakes […]

Turkish Pide bread

Preparing Tide Bread

July 25, 2023 smitsa 0

Turkish Pide bread, also known as Turkish flatbread or Turkish pizza, is a traditional and popular bread in Turkish cuisine. It is a delicious, soft, […]

Burekas with cheese and mushrooms, potato. Israeli Savory Pastries. Baked pastry with poppy seeds and sesame on a wooden background


July 18, 2023 smitsa 0

Burekas is a savory pastry that originated in the Sephardic Jewish cuisine, but it is enjoyed in various Middle Eastern and Mediterranean countries. It is […]

eccles cakes on a white dish.

Eccles Cakes

May 5, 2023 smitsa 0

Eccles cakes are a classic English pastry that originated in the town of Eccles, near Manchester. They are made with a flaky, buttery pastry filled […]

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How to make a Ciabiatta

May 5, 2023 smitsa 0

Ciabatta is an Italian bread known for its chewy texture and irregular holes. It’s perfect for sandwiches, bruschetta, or dipping in olive oil. This recipe […]

croissants/croissant in full view.

How to make Croissants.

April 28, 2023 smitsa 0

Croissants are a classic French pastry that are perfect for breakfast, brunch, or a special occasion like Mother’s Day. They may seem daunting to make […]

Half loaf of bread, slices of bread, wheat ears on a wooden table.

Breaking Bread

April 27, 2023 smitsa 0

Bread is a staple food made by combining flour, water, yeast, salt, and sometimes sugar and fat. Of all the baked foods it is still […]

Whoopie pies. Chocolate sandwich cookies with cream filling. Delicious American homemade cakes.

How to Make a Whoopie Pie

April 3, 2023 smitsa 0

The whoopie pie is a soft, luscious chocolate cake which hails from Amish culture in the northern USA states around Pennsylvania. It has even been […]