Resurrection of the Cardinal

Last weekend we had to recover the house from the latest onslaught of the builders which left little time for baking.  But our neighbours Annie and Stephen wanted a grand tour of the restored residence and popped round for morning coffee on Sunday.  Coffee of course requires cake (actually in Germany this visit would be called…

A Valentine’s Date with the Cardinal Slice

Some stories are best started at the end. One of the issues with baking every weekend is how to consume the produce. If I keep the pace up,  both the husband and I are set to be either very popular at work or get even more portly than we already are, not to mention all…

Kardinalschnitte Day is almost upon me

……and so is Valentine’s Day.  I have of course realised that I am a terrible husband and completely forgot that Sunday is Valentine’s Day and therefore should have done a challenge that is appropriate for the season rather than this Austrian beauty.  But it is too late now. The challenge has been committed to and…

Preparing to Bake the Cardinal Slice in German

I have been asking my friends to recommend my next challenge, and at the the rate the suggestions are coming in, I am going to be a very busy boy.  One of the recommendations  came in from my old university friend Susanna.  They are off to Vienna for the weekend and she suggested the Cardinal Slice…