Just before Easter, I had the utmost pleasure of visiting Hanna Goldsmith’s house for a Scandi-inspired brunch demo.
Keep reading, recipe at the end of the post!
Hanna runs the wonderful food blog Building Feasts (think roast pumpkin and kale salads, beetroot burgers and roasted banana and coconut ice cream – OH MY) and the demo was to celebrate the launch of kikki.K’s new homeware range.
Basically if you want to bring a touch of Scandi-cool into your home whilst also making sure you have a hefty dose of Instagram-friendly mood lifting messages, you need these little homeware pieces in your kitchen…
Glass bottles and cups – £16 each here.
I first discovered kikki.K in Australia (or was it Singapore? It was the Australia/Singapore trip of 2013 epicness) and Katie and I promptly became obsessed with it. I found myself buying stamp sets and recipe folders and cutesy memory books, stricken by fear that I’d never come across such a wonderful stationery store ever again.
I’m not ashamed to admit that I even bought a kikki.K wedding guest book from the Melbourne store, despite not even being engaged at that point. I hid it in a drawer once I got home and spent 8 months panicking that ST would find it, declare me a lunatic and dump me. (He never found it, but he was a little suspicious with how quickly I produced it after the ring was on my finger).
I needn’t have worried though, as the Swedish brand finally opened a shop here in London at the end of last year. I’m sure the Covent Garden store is the first of many for the brand but the good news is that they have an (amazing) online store, so no pilgrimages to London necessary if you’re not in the capital.
Wooden Trays – £24 each here.
If you saw my latest vlog then you’ll have seen how dreamy the whole affair was (the brunch fun starts at about 4mins in) but it’s fair to say I was in my element: eating, chatting, learning and mentally plotting how I could transform my own apartment as soon as I got home.
(Thanks to @lifeofyablon for the pic of these as I forgot to snap them!)
I’ve been dreaming about Hanna’s sourdough ever since (THE BEST I HAVE EVER HAD AND I DO NOT DISH OUT BREAD BASED COMPLIMENTS LIGHTLY) not to mention her baked oats…
But it was her cardamom (cardamon? I’m never sure!) bundt cake recipe that filled me with utter joy. I asked to take a slice home and only didn’t gobble it up on the tube because I was in polite company. Rest assured that as soon as I got home the kettle was on and it was promptly devoured.
It’s a very special cake.
Hanna used a bundt tin which definitely elevates this cake into a show-stopping centrepiece, but you can of course use whatever tin you have. Hanna outlines some suggestions in the recipe itself and I *love* the idea of sandwiching it with a delicious buttercream.
Thank you so much Hanna for letting me feature your recipe here!
Here’s what you need and how to make it…
It was a very scrummy morning.