Rose Petals & Ribbons

Honey Cake with Browned Butter Glaze

Honey cake with candied orange peel and a thick and delicious browned butter icing - this is really a treat! The cake tastes even better after a couple of days, so it is ideal to make ahead of time if you have people coming over. I don't like cakes or sponges that go dry after just a couple of hours outside the oven, so, to me, this is heaven. The recipe for the cake is from a cookbook from the 1970s, but just because your grandma liked it, doesn't mean you won't! This was the first time I made a glaze with browned butter, but it certainly won't be the last, it is the best I've had so far.

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Cookies for Friends

I really love being surrounded by friends and loved ones, to sit down together with cups of tea and, preferably, some baked goods alongside. There is something soothing about baking, perhaps the satisfaction of actually creating something that you can actually touch and smell, something that is real, compared to working on a intellectual level and usually with something that shows up on a screen. There is something very real about kneading dough and making these sweet sculptures that always puts a smile on people's faces.

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