This cake is my final celebration of summer fruit before embracing apples and warm baking spices. It’s the perfect recipe to bake before resolving to fetch the blankets out from storage for the cool mornings and evenings and transitioning back to coffee served hot. A simple acknowledgment of the transitive, summer-into-fall season. This plum cake
Mustikkapiirakka is Finnish for blueberry pie. But this isn’t just your standard blueberry pie. Mustikkapiirakka is like a mix of shortbread, blueberry tart, and cheesecake. It has a rich shortbread crust that is pressed into the pan, then it’s filled with a luscious crème fraîche filling and heaps of wild blueberries. The short Finnish summer
The arrival of cherries, for me, marks the true arrival of summer. Summer is a fleeting season that should be celebrated with equally bright and ephemeral berries and fruit. Cherries, raspberries, blueberries, peaches, plums, all should be unapologetically brandished in tarts, pies, galettes, or even simply macerated and adorned with a dollop of whipped cream.