Wiping my brow, I had made it through the first day of pastry school. It wasn’t pretty, as I was feeling 40-something, overwhelmed, a bit out of place, and well, super-sweaty from frustration and the heat of the ovens.
These Buttermilk Blueberry Bundt Cakes are a blissful combo of not-too-sweet crumb cake and rich, blueberryicious topping. You can find different shapes or molds online, or exercise some patience, and scour your closest yard or estate sale.
Lemon Lingonberry Cake, done Sweet Nerd style. It’s a bit of ‘Splatter meets Swedes.’ The puckery sweet filling was inspired by Sweden’s popular Lingonberries and the urban splatter painted finish was inspired by street art in Los Angeles.
Czech and Kolachkes go together like Bees + Honey! And speaking of bees, this Kolachkes recipe, which I found in my fave cookie cookbook, Cookie Love, upped the ante by adding in Honeycomb.
I’m having a Rocky Balboa moment. I’m envisioning myself racing by snow-capped Patagonian mountains with the sounds of a crowd cheering me on as I finish the final descent to the finish Line.