Slovenian desserts and delicacies

This month, I visited Slovenia and had a wonderful holiday there. It is very beautiful, full of forests, lakes and mountains and totally unspoilt. Food was a big part of the holiday too and along with savoury dishes such as goulash, pate, bratwurst with sauerkraut, venison medallions and half a loaf of homemade bread each at mealtimes, dessert was a firm favourite. We sampled apple strudel on our first night in our hotel which was lovely but the real find was Cacao, a cafe cum dessert restaurant, set by the Ljubljanica river in the city Ljubljana. We skipped lunch and instead, later on in the afternoon, had chocolate ice cream, tiramisu or this fabulous chocolate and raspberry torte accompanied by beer and chilled white wine. You can see I tucked into it before I remembered I needed a photo for the blog! It was divine just eating dessert and looking at the picturesque cityscape.

The second dessert I managed to get a snap of was this delicious baklava. We stayed in a self catered apartment in Kranjska Gora in the north west of Slovenia and our hosts gave us this absolutely mouth-watering delicacy. Our host said the baklava was a Bosnian dessert and it oozed honey, booze, and ground walnuts. Although we were about to go out for dinner, after a three hour walk, I couldn’t resist but cut quarters off it until unsurprisingly it disappeared in moments!

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Edwardian Garden Party – afternoon tea treats

I have finally got back to the blogging after a little reprieve during the holidays but rest assured I have been baking and have lots to update you on! I have also been watching the Great British Bake Off and it has inspired me to do more baking. I thought the tarte au citron from Mary Berry would be a great recipe to try soon.

Back in June I was invited to an Edwardian Garden Party. It was great fun and full of delicious afternoon tea goodies. I managed to get a few snaps of the raspberry and champagne jelly and these little lemon and mini cupcake treats on vintage crockery! This year Lili Vanilli has been researching the Edwardian High Tea so you can see her photo story if you’re feeling inspired!

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