Appelvlaai

Vlaai is a traditional tart from the Limburg province of the Netherlands. It is a bit of a strange tart because of the dough that it uses. Normally, a pie will use some variation of pâte brisée, a flaky shortcrust dough, or a tart will use a pâte sucrée, a sweet shortcrust pastry with the

Lusikkaleivät

Finnish Spoon Cookies These cookies took me by surprise. While I was expecting a sandwich cookie in a fun shape, I was amazed by the complexity of such a simple cookie. These are similar to shortbread, buttery and “short,” but made better with toasty brown butter. With the crisp, nutty cookie, sandwiched with fruity jam

Cherry Clafoutis

The arrival of cherries, for me, marks the true arrival of summer. In the UK, summer is a fleeting season that should be celebrated with equally bright and ephemeral berries and fruit. Cherries, raspberries, blueberries, peaches, plums, all should be unapologetically brandished in tarts, pies, galettes, or even simply macerated and adorned with a dollop

Pistachio Chocolate Chip Biscotti

While summer has just begun, the warm weather is begging for seasonal delights. The pistachio harvest won’t start until August or September, but pistachios, lemon and chocolate are a fun, fair weather combination. While these cookies are well-known outside of Italy with the name biscotti, meaning ‘twice cooked,’ in Italy they are more commonly called