Baking Challenge – European Style: On Hold

Good morning and happy summer everyone!

Maybe you’ve noticed my absence the past two weeks. There is a very simple reason for that: summer and a lot of other stuff to bake! The weather is fantastic, lakes are beckoning and lots of parties and BBQs ask for baked goodies – unfortunately, other than Austrian Buchteln or Spanish Bienmesabe. So among summer, work and other things to bake, there was simply no time to keep up with the demands of baking European style.

Still, I did bake. A few of the things I made are:

  • a Magic Custard Cake – didn’t care for the texture, but the kids loved it!
  • Banana Nut Muffins – my husbands favourite! I make them with walnuts and dip them in white chocolate. Yummy!
  • easy whole wheat bread (recipe to follow…)
  • simple summer cake with fruit (recipe might follow ;-))

… and next week I have to figure out a princess worthy cake and/or cupcakes for my little niece’s kids party. Any suggestions?

Soon summer will be over. We will spend a week away at the end of August/beginning of September and then fall will be here… and the baking challenge will resume. I’ve already picked a recipe: Hungarian Kolatschen! I’m curious how they will turn out. Until then I’m going to update my little space here with other things I’ve baked and cooked…