Baking

Friday List And Mr Wilkinson’s Carrot Cake
Friday List And Mr Wilkinson’s Carrot Cake

I always get excited for long weekends. It usually means living in pyjamas and indulging in some slow kitchen cooking and baking projects while sneaking away every now and then to sip some hot tea and play hide and seek with the soft winter sun poking through the bare...

Quinoa Muffins And Six Years Of Blogging
Quinoa Muffins And Six Years Of Blogging

  When you do something for a very long time, it becomes a way of life. It integrates into your being and becomes one with you. Then it is no longer a thing. It is you. I started food blogging six years ago and today food blogging is me.   It is a milestone....

Festive Walnut Babushka Cake
Festive Walnut Babushka Cake

  Christmas baking is all about sugar and spice that appeals to both naughty and nice. Okay, I agree. That was cheesy. Even for me. But I love sugar and spice with the fervour of usage increasing dramatically during the festive season. A dash of nutmeg, a...

Lemon And Almond Cookie Wreaths
Lemon And Almond Cookie Wreaths

  Every year the cookie monster rears its head a few weeks before Christmas. Blame it on commercialism, excessive cooking magazine features or pure peer pressure. The need to bake my own cookie and either eat it, hang it from the Christmas tree or package it for...

Lebkuchen – German Christmas Ginger Cookies
Lebkuchen – German Christmas Ginger Cookies

  I recently got sent two volumes of a brand new baking repository. A limited edition, 60-part series that comprises of modernised classics and is accompanied by various types of gorgeous silicon bakeware. It is called Baked And Delicious. To test run the first...

Zucchini Coconut Lunchbox Bread
Zucchini Coconut Lunchbox Bread

  Let me start today by thanking you all. Yesterday I was absolutely gobsmacked to discover that I was one of the five finalists for the Best Australian Blogs 2013 in the Lifestyle category. For all those of you who took the time out to head on over there and...

Wholemeal and totally wicked Chocolate Cake
Wholemeal and totally wicked Chocolate Cake

  April in my family is a cake heavy month. With four birthdays in the span of 3 weeks, there is so much cake that at the end of it, I vow never to eat cake again. Not for long though, come May and I am already baking well into the winter months. Every few months, we...

Dark Chocolate And Candy Cane Cookies
Dark Chocolate And Candy Cane Cookies

Every year on Christmas eve we set out a plate with two freshly baked Christmas themed cookies and a small glass of cold milk to wash them down. Yes, for Santa! We used to place a tiny carrot next to the plate too but that would never get eaten. We assumed Rudolf and...

Gingerbread Muffins
Gingerbread Muffins

    Many years ago when I was living in Singapore, I became obsessed with a limited edition range of products from the Body Shop. It was for Christmas and it was called Sugar And Spice. I think it might have become my single most favourite scent. And to this...

Sprinkle Shortbread Bites
Sprinkle Shortbread Bites

  In exactly 32 hours, we will be woken up by very excited little boys eager to open their presents. Hopefully we would've gone to bed at a decent hour the night before, so we would be bright-eyed and alert. We would have also partially prepped our cups of coffee...

Kourabeides – Greek Almond Crescent Cookies
Kourabeides – Greek Almond Crescent Cookies

Currently crushing on sweet biscuits with a puff of snow white icing sugar smattered on.  Fact. I could eat about 50 of these. Fiction. But I do love how tiny they are. The bite sized nature allows them to be popped in a for a quick sugar hit. I found this recipe for...

Christmas Honeycomb Cannelloni
Christmas Honeycomb Cannelloni

  Christmas lunch should be a certified course at a stress management school. It tests nerves and is probably up there with planning a wedding or having a baby. Well, maybe I am being a tad overly dramatic. But if you think about it, the Christmas lunch has all the...