Inspired by Stefin's trip to Finland, Andrea's discovered Juustoleipa, the Finnish squeaky cheese, in her local grocery store, made by the Carr Valley Cheese Company in Wisconsin. Warm it up, drizzle it with honey and walnuts or dunk strips in your coffee for a delicious treat.
If you find yourself traveling to Eastern WA, visit one of Stefin's long-time friends Solveig at the Voltage Coffee House in Grand Coulee, WA and try her homemade brioche cinnamon roll, cookies, and brownies.
Two thumbs up for the Chocolate Biscuit Cake from Chef Darren McGrady, Queen Elizabeth's favorite dessert. Andrea's husband dubbed this cake a "Homemade Kit Kat bar," and listener Vickie noticed this cake is no-bake, and only has 5 ingredients. Both hosts will try some different pans next time around, and Stefin will use a smoother and less bitter chocolate with lower cacao content.
Next week's bake along is the cake heard round the world! We're celebrating the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle with a Lemon Elderflower Cake with Lemon Buttercream from Hannah at SprinkleBakes.com. Whether you bake the same recipe we're using, or another, tag your posts with #royalweddingbake on social media so we can feature your special version of this delicious dessert.
Stefin had so much fun researching royal food trivia, from Princess Diana's trips with her boys to the McDonald's on Kensington High Street, to Queen Elizabeth's dislike of garlic. Learning about the kitchens and food preferences of the royal family truly brings them to life in a way that history books sometimes can't.
You can read the show notes here.
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