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“A cake with a special place in my heart”

For Anne Faber, a food writer from Luxembourg, there’s one dish that says ‘celebration’ loud and clear


Baamkuch is reserved for life’s major occasions, and it has a special place in every Luxembourger’s heart. I had a big one for my first Holy Communion and it’s the most popular wedding cake. When my parents tied the knot it was served crowned, in the timehonoured manner, with a hazelnut brittle (see above right). The name translates as ‘tree-cake’ because, when the classic log-shaped version is cut open, you see the baked rings like the rings of a tree trunk.

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May brings longer, warmer days and bank holidays, perfect for Peter Gordon's new salads, John Whaite's easy sharing feasts, meat-free dinner party mains and recipes that cook in the oven while you walk in the countryside. There's a 16-page section for Sabrina Ghayour to share her Middle Eastern-inspired cooking as well as new asparagus recipes, a guide to choux pastry and Ben Tish's salt hake fritters. And finally, we look for the best cheese toastie in the world.