Ireland: Chocolate Potato Cake

IRELAND!! EIRE!! The land of green, leprechauns, Guinness, shamrocks, potatoes, and awesome accents! (Just digging up the old stereotypes.) My first travel abroad experience was in Northern Ireland (which I know is different than the Republic of Ireland, don’t kill me), but it is very similar and a whole host of ways, given its kind…

Wales: Bara Brith

Next we come to Wales! Wales is one of those countries that I feel like I have bizarre little connections to, but if I’m being real, I don’t actually have any real connections to. Just tiny things that make me look upon Wales with a smile and say “Hey, my name has Welsh origins!” or “Hey I just finished…

England: Eccles Cakes

And to the UK we go! First stop in this lil clump of countries is England! ♫♫ “Ruuuule Britania! Britania rule the waves!” ♫♫ I’ve been to England twice in my travels. Well, three times, if you count an over-night layover in London (we went to the pub across the street from our hotel and got…

Luxembourg: Äppelkuch

If there’s anything bad about this project, it’s that it has made my wanderlust much stronger. After researching Luxembourg, WHO WOULDN’T WANT TO GO THERE?? I MEAN LOOK AT THIS PLACE!! Who wants to go with me???? Ok anyway…LUXEMBOURG!! I really didn’t know much about Luxembourg, other than it is a small country in Europe,…

Belgium: Mattentaart

Moving on from France, we come to Belgium! The Mattentaart (or alternatively Maton Tarte or Tarte au maton) was suggested to me by two Belgian people, and I consider that a good enough reason to attempt it! I’m not convinced I did it right, but it still tasted lovely!…Even though, traditionally, the mattentaart apparently can’t be considered…

France: Gruyère Soufflé

Moving on to the next country on my “trip”! France! I’ve been intimidated by the thought of baking something from France since I started researching each country way back in the beginning stages of this idea. Why? Because there are quite literally hundreds of French pastries/breads/baked goods I could have made. Like how was I…

Portugal: Pastel de Nata

Next, we travel to Portugal! I was recommended a few different pastries for Portugal from Portuguese natives, and decided to try these little egg tarts. Part of the reason I was drawn to them is that they were a snack I was fond of when I lived in South Korea. They weren’t really a traditional…

Spain: Tarta de Santiago

I start my trip off with Spain! As I’ve mentioned in the “About” section, I’m doing research on each country, but if I can get recommendations from natives, I’ll prioritize that recommendation if I think I can do it. This particular cake was a recommended by a coworker of my roommate, who is indeed from…