• Traditional Mini Cornish Pasty

    Authentic Cornish Pasty

    Tuesday, 14th April 2020Tyler

    The first time I even heard of a Cornish pasty was when I went to Cornwall (not surprisingly).  I had planned to go on a camping trip with some friends near Newquay. (A town in Cornwall has been a tourist spot for more than a hundred years! Not surprising when you see those gorgeous beaches!) After days of planning, we hopped in the car and started driving. The five of us (one Scottish, one South African, one from Isle of Wight, one Irish, and myself, the American) had a grand ole time in our drive. We start driving from Crawley,…

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  • Hot Cross Buns, Traditional, Simple, Delicious

    Hot Cross Buns

    Wednesday, 18th March 2020Tyler

    Hot cross buns are by far some of the most delicious and easy snacks that I make all times of year. (Though I do make them more often during Easter. After all, it is an easter treat!) I had heard about hot cross buns for a long time, ever since I was a kid. Though I’d never had a chance to see them until I moved to England. Until then, I had thought that they were just part of that beloved nursery rhyme: Hot cross buns! Hot cross buns! One a penny, two a penny, Hot cross buns! If you have…

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  • Toad In The Hole - Delicious and Wonderful

    Toad In The Hole

    Tuesday, 3rd March 2020Tyler

    Toad in the hole is my favorite way to use Yorkshire Pudding batter. It’s easy, delicious, and all in all pretty cheap to make (which is always a big bonus :). This may come as a surprise, but I have never actually had a non-vegetarian version… That being said I’ve had a few incredible vegetarian sausages with this dish. Namely, the Quorn sausages, and Beyond Meat’s Italian Sausages if you are in the UK or the USA respectively. (I’m actually not sure if you can get Quorn in the USA nor if you can find Beyond Meat in the UK…) I love this…

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  • Deliciously Easy Yorkshire Pudding Recipe

    Yorkshire Pudding

    Sunday, 10th November 2019Tyler

    Yorkshire pudding, from an American’s first perspective, is one of the craziest and strangest ways to make a German pancake. (Though, now I would say that Yorkshire pudding is more of a popover than a German pancake albeit that the differences are minimal.) When I first moved to England, I was rather reticent to try it. I mean, growing up eating Germain pancakes made me wonder at how it might taste when savory rather than sweet. I avoided it at every opportunity until I had my first roast dinner there. (And of course, you can’t possibly have a good roast…

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  • Homemade Fresh Naan

    Fresh Homemade Naan

    Wednesday, 31st October 2018Tyler

    Homemade Naan is by far one of my favourite types of bread to make at home. Not only is it delicious, but it’s easy and fast! This Homemade Naan recipe is extremely easy. The recipe is part of a 3-part series on Chicken Tikka Masala and Garam Masala. Check them out! I know you’ll love them as much as you will the ease by which you can make Garam Masala! I absolutely love Naan. For me, it’s easier to make than the Italian piadina or a number of other flatbreads including roti, parantha, tortilla, or pita. If I’m being terribly…

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  • Italian Breakfast Cookies: Chocolate Chip (Cane Sugar-free)

    Monday, 30th April 2018Tyler

    Two months into the years I lived in Italy, I realized that my roommates had bought tons and tons of cookies. I hadn’t figured out why and decided to ask. “Breakfast of course!” Obviously stunned by the response, they invited me to sample their breakfast the following morning. Italian breakfast cookies take Cookie Crisp to a whole new level! I had cookies for breakfast several times after that (usually Mulino Bianco, such a good brand!). Now, if you’ve browsed my site you may have noticed that I often cut back on the amount of sugar you’d expect to see in…

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  • Ricotta Chocolate Chip Cake

    Monday, 30th April 2018Tyler

    Have you ever visited Sicily or been to Mike’s pastry shop in Boston? If you have, then you probably had or saw a cannoli. The image of a single cannolo has haunted me the last couple weeks. I have yet to have had a successful attempt making them myself. After having made nearly everything from scratch (cannoli shells, ricotta, chocolate chips) perfection has alluded me. Today I couldn’t handle the cravings anymore. I took all the ingredients that create a cannoli and I turned them into a cake. Fresh, the cake was wonderfully airy with the occasional chunk of chocolate.…

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  • Crostata Al Limone - Italian Lemon Tart

    Crostata Al Limone: An Italian Lemon Tart

    Thursday, 5th April 2018Tyler

    When I first moved to Italy, I saw this incredible dessert in a pastry shop. I admired it for a minute or two, but I didn’t have the 24 Euro on hand to buy something I didn’t know if I’d like. It was this pie-like thing with an incredible lattice. The filling was yellow, and it had a powdered sugar sprinkled beautifully across the top. Several months after I saw the crostata, I finally had the opportunity to try one. I made a friend who was a pastry chef and we made dinner once. For dessert, she told me she…

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  • How to Make German Easter Bread

    Osterbrot: German Easter Bread

    Saturday, 31st March 2018Tyler

    Happy Easter! Only a few hours until Easter Morning! I can’t wait, there’s so much that happens each Easter that it turns the holiday into something magical. Osterbrot definitely makes it into the classic Easter tradition area. That is true, at least, if you are German, enjoy German holiday traditions, or just love Osterbrot. Usually, I usually have an Italian Columba this time of year. But to spice up #MarchGermany even more, we have the Colomba’s close relative: Osterbrot. Once this guy has cooled, I’ll have a slice with breakfast. From what my cousin tells me (she lived in Germany…

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  • How to make German Bienenstich

    Bienenstich (German Bee Sting Cake)

    Thursday, 29th March 2018Tyler

    Wow!  it has been quite a bit of time since I posted a recipe! Sorry about that. After my brother’s wedding. It’s been really difficult to get back into the full swing of things. And then on St. Patrick’s Day, I went crazy and made six or seven different traditional Irish dishes. (Including an ancient, a 200-year-old ginger beer recipe that I found an old British cookbook.) With a few modifications and having wait a couple weeks I can tell you that this is ginger beer which you’ll get in a few weeks will blow your mind.  I love the stuff and…

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