Baking

Pecan Maple Banana Bread
Pecan Maple Banana Bread

Pecan and Maple have to be one of the world's best flavour combinations. And now it is in Banana Bread Form! This healthier, baked-with-spelt and very low unrefined natural sugar Pecan Maple Banana Bread rises high like the cafe versions and tastes amazing toasted! A...

Sticky Marmalade Chicken Wings
Sticky Marmalade Chicken Wings

Easy Sticky Marmalade Chicken Wings for a quick and satisfying weeknight dinner. Inspired by Asian flavours, these delicious chicken wings cook very quickly with just pantry ingredients. Another great way to use up that bottle of marmalade in your fridge! Easy Sticky...

Plum Pecan Crumble Cake
Plum Pecan Crumble Cake

This cake is more than a tongue twister - it is a celebration of the end of summer and the promise of autumn. Plum Pecan Crumble Cake, is a rustic afternoon tea cake that would make your grandma proud. Delicious lemon-scented, almond-rich golden cake topped with...

Pick Me Up Veggie Muffins
Pick Me Up Veggie Muffins

A veggie-packed, easy muffin recipe with the most delicious crumb - these Pick Me Up Veggie Muffins honour their name. They provide the perfect pick-me-up at breakfast or supper and are a hit in lunchboxes. These veggie muffins are a simpler version of the...

Burnt Butter Caramel Slice
Burnt Butter Caramel Slice

Whenever we have after-school playdates or end-of-the-year class and office Christmas parties and everyone has to bring a plate, my boys and Nick take a box of these decadent Burnt Butter Caramel Slice to the soiree! A twist on the classic Chocolate Caramel Slice,...

Raspberry Friands
Raspberry Friands

Friands are based on financiers, the famous French pastry made with almond meal, powdered sugar and egg whites. With a delicate frangipane-like texture and a crisp sweet flavour, friands are punctuated by the addition of fruits, chocolates and nuts as a topping. When...

Milk Bundt Cake
Milk Bundt Cake

Earlier this year I embarked on The Great Kitchenaid Challenge. I have owned a dear little frail-looking Phillips hand mixer for ten years now. It has been my steady companion in all of my baking triumphs and tribulations. It is faded, has food stains (no, I can't be...

Old Fashioned Apple Crumble
Old Fashioned Apple Crumble

In late March, we went apple picking. We went to pick apples and I think we went little nuts. One thing you must know about PYO, short for Pick Your Own is that - It Is Hard To Stop! There is just something about being in the midst of nature's bounty with trees...

Mulberry Crumble Cake
Mulberry Crumble Cake

Fresh mulberries are the most delicious of all berries. Every single person who has ever grown up with a mulberry tree or two in their garden or had access to a friend or relative who had mulberry trees will agree when I say that gorging on big, juicy, ripe mulberries...

Brown Butter Lemon Friand Cake
Brown Butter Lemon Friand Cake

This cake was a thought. An idea that took flight and landed in a white pie plate. It came about slowly with a lick here and a taste there. A haphazard yet thoughtful marriage of ingredients. My ode to autumn. A bid to hold on to the season that has passed. The sin of...

Macaroon Bread And Eight Years Of Blogging
Macaroon Bread And Eight Years Of Blogging

  A delightful afternoon tea loaf baked with lots of coconut, raspberries and basil. This Macaroon Bread is quite unique and inspired by the famous chewy, coconutty macaroon cookies. When toasted, it goes extra crispy and crunchy due to all the coconut and is...

Creamy Sweet Potato And Halloumi Pasta
Creamy Sweet Potato And Halloumi Pasta

I love gnocchi. And there are days when the chilly weather creeps up my spine that I will obsess about gnocchi in all shapes and sizes. But for the rest of the year, I'd take a textural pasta any day. I love tossing and pairing ingredients that will add a hefty bite...