Pear and almond slices

My children are a great cover! In the guise of the heroic mother I can look wonderful while, in fact, I am baking something that I fancy for myself. I came across this particular pastry at a birthday party last week, I liked it so much that I could hardly bring myself to stop eating…

Molli’s birthday cake

My second child has grown up. She is an adult (or is getting close to it, at least she has made it to 18), and for her birthday she requested an Ikea almond cake. Obviously not from Ikea, she wanted me to make it because that way it would taste better and she would have…