Hot Cross Buns

Light and fluffy Hot Cross Buns with delicious spices and raisins. Recipe with step-by-step photos.

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Hot Cross Buns

For as long as I can remember, Easter has always been celebrated in my family with a batch or two of Hot Cross Buns.

This sentiment only amplified when I moved to Switzerland and discovered that these spiced buns were not as universal as the religious festival.



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Carrot Cake with Orange Cream-Cheese Frosting

A deliciously moist Carrot Cake with a light and fresh Orange Cream-Cheese Frosting. This carrot cake recipe is sure to become a favourite with your family and friends!

carrot cake on metal tray with blue tea towel

Carrot Cake Recipe

One of my favourite past-times is chatting online with my foodie friends. We talk about a whole manner of things, mostly food-related, frequently veering off-topic but somehow always circling back to the matter at heart.



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Orange Marmalade

An easy Orange Marmalade recipe with step-by-step photos. Perfect at breakfast with some hot toast or fruit bread. Add some fresh ginger to turn it into an Orange Ginger Marmalade.

jars of orange marmalade with spoon of marmalade on wooden board

Preserving

One thing I love about summer is the abundance of fruit and trying to preserve as much of summer as I can into little glass jars.

I have made several batches of Peach & Raspberry Jam, as well as a simple Apricot Jam, not to mention the Strawberry Jam which has been disappearing as fast as I make it.

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Pumpkin Bundt Cake

A stunning Pumpkin Bundt Cake made with homemade pumpkin purée, and drizzled with an orange glaze. A delicious recipe from Nigella Lawson.

pumpkin bundt cake on metal tray with glaze

Pumpkin Patch

On a recent visit to the Jucker Farm, a pumpkin patch just outside of Zurich, I treated myself to a slice of their famous pumpkin cake which was topped with lemon icing and pistachios.

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Merry Christmas! And Fruit Mince Pies …

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Merry Christmas and Seasons Greetings to everyone!

I hope you have had a wonderful season cooking and baking your Christmas favourites, as well as being inspired by some new recipes.

More importantly, I hope you are all enjoying this Christmas season in the company of good friends and family. Thank you so much for being a visitor to eat, little bird. This blog was started after several years of procrastination and perhaps intimidation by some amazing food blogs out there, but I am so happy to have bitten the bullet and to have met such wonderful foodie friends from all over the world. Thank you again for your company 🙂

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Date & Cinnamon Tart

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With Christmas looming around the corner, my thoughts have been turning to holiday baking and the return of seasonal favourites which make their annual (but much anticipated) appearance around this time of year. I always look forward to the first batch of fruit mince pies, which is a rather curious phenomenon for me considering that I am actually not a big fan of fruit mince. In fact, I loathe fruit cakes and traditional Christmas cakes; I can eat a slither of a slice out of politeness, so long as there is a nice cup of tea to help me wash it down.

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