Wallflour Girl

Hi! I'm Ala, an English grad student who loves to tell stories through half-baked ideas and fully-baked treats. My motto? 'The plot thickens. Just add cornstarch.' 

Watercress Pesto Pasta

Europe trip recap!...more

One-Pot Chocolate Guinness Cake with Chocolate & Cream Cheese Frosting

I can’t talk about my time in Ireland without talking about Guinness....more

Game Day Recipes: Easy Picante Cream Cheese Dip + Rollups

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Irish Soda Bread

Visiting Cork, Ireland was probably one of the best things...more

Scottish Shortbread

Scotland: land of the kilts, castles, and sweet mother of Mewtwo best shortbread ever!!! My first blissful taste of Scottish shortbread happened in a cozy two-apartment AirBnb nestled just outside Edinburgh city center. Our hosts, Alicia and Mauricio,...more

Miniature Whipping Cream Pound Cakes

Of all the places I visited in Europe, my favorite place by far was...more

Knickerbocker Glory

Harry had the best morning he’d had in a long time. He was careful to walk a little way apart from the Dursleys so that Dudley and Piers, who were starting to get bored with the animals by lunchtime, wouldn’t fall back on their favorite hobby of hitting him. They ate in the zoo restaurant, and when Dudley had a tantrum because his knickerbocker glory didn’t have enough ice cream on top, Uncle Vernon bought him another one and Harry was allowed to finish the first....more

Victoria Sponge Cake

For the first time ever, I celebrated my birthday a few weeks ago in a foreign country. I was feeling a bit nervous because I was far away from home, family, and friends–I had arrived in London only two days before, and both days had...more

Millionaire’s Shortbread Bars

In England, where I started my 3-week Europe trip, I was stunned by the sheer variety of food that I encountered. Okay, so maybe the fish-‘n-chips and beer British stereotype I had always entertained wasn’t exactly a fair one–though they...more

Quinoa Salad

Guess who’s back, back again? I’ll give you a hint:...more