Tag Archives: baking

Christmas Themed Pumpkin Cake

With Christmas just a few days away and my traditional Christmas Cake yet not gone into the oven, all thanks to my winter laziness and with the beginning of holiday season lot of friends drop by to wish us early Christmas before leaving for holidays and also winter break started for many of the kiddies […]

Whole Wheat Coffee Chocolate Cake

As a home baker, I always try to substitute All Purpose Flour with whole grains, especially in breads or muffins but sometimes it is inevitable to replace All Purpose Flour to get the perfect end results. Many a times my friends complain about denser texture of whole grain cakes, breads and muffins, what I learnt […]

Raisin and Rosemary Mini Scones

A traditional Scottish quick bread, scones are welcome as a treat for breakfast or as a teatime snack with a cup of hot and steaming tea. Scones are easy to master, and make simple but mightily delicious teatime treats. Scones come in many sizes and flavors, sometimes I bake those classic quadrant shaped scones and […]

Peanut Butter “Browndie”

Talking about these gorgeous Browndies, now you must be thinking what the hell is Browndie, so here’s the story for you… When I put them in the oven for baking till then they were suppose to be Blondies but then I got a call from my friend and by the time I checked my oven […]

Fudgy Cocoa Brownie

Today, brownies can be found with a number of flavor variations and add-ons, such as peanut butter, mint, coffee, raspberry, white chocolate, almonds, raisins, candies, or caramel but out of all these Cocoa Brownie is my second favorite flavor after Classic Chocolate Brownies (see recipe here), ultra rich, deep, dark cocoa flavor, these brownies are […]

Make Your Own Tasty Nando’s Peri-Peri Garlic Baked Wings!

It’s Sourish, it’s Spicy, it’s Finger-licking Good!!! These peri-peri sauces are enough to bring gusto to a drab dish, fire to a boring meal & passions into thousands of kitchen in the world! Get the Recipe: Make Your Own Tasty Nando’s Peri-Peri Garlic Baked Wings!

Orange Walnut Bread

Today’s post is about a tea cake with tons of fresh citrus, sweet butter and eggs. But wait…there’s more! Act now and you get toasted walnuts and a shiny, orange glaze too. So, do I have your attention? Sounds good, huh? I like this recipe because at 4pm each day I stop what I’m doing […]

Dark Chocolate Brownie Drop Cookies

Part brownie, part cookie, all chocolate delight, Dark Chocolate Brownie Drop Cookies are moist, rich and definitely a decadent treat. From the original site: If you love someone, bake these cookies for that person. If you’re trying to woo someone, bake these cookies for that person. If you love chocolate, DEFINITELY bake these cookies and […]

Broccoli, Cheddar & Chive Scones

This recipe for Savory Broccoli, Cheddar & Chive Scones has all the right stuff for a warm and tasty side you can serve up with lunch or dinner. From the original site: Save dessert for later and serve these Savory Broccoli, Cheddar and Chives Scones with a bowl of hot soup or a green salad. […]

Christmas Fruitcake

Fruitcake dates back to the Roman times and in the 1400’s the British began their love affair with fruitcake when dried fruits from the Mediterranean first arrived. This cake was generally served at weddings – the dark cake was given out as the groom’s cake and the white fruitcake was the bride’s. It was the […]

Death By Chocolate Trifle

Every summer, my siblings and I would beg and plead and holler for our mother to make her fanciest dessert. Once I became an adult, I realized just how easy it was to construct her famous Death by Chocolate Trifle. From the original site: I hate cliches. Years of college writing classes beat them out […]

Macaron à la Peaches et Crème

Vanilla Macarons sandwiched with a low fat peaches & cream ice-cream … and perfect for summer! Get the Recipe: Peaches and Cream Macarons 

No Knead Buttermilk Chicken Pizza

Great thin crisp crust, beautiful blend of flavours, delicious subtle chicken… a wonderful light picnic pizza for spring/summer! From the original site: This was a pizza waiting to be made and I’m not sure what took me so long to get here. It’s a summer pizza, or maybe spring if that’s the season you are […]

Armenian Nutmeg Walnut Cake

An addictive, warm, spicy Armenian tea cake with pleasing overtones of nutmeg and walnut. From the original site: Many enticing DB posts later, I breezed into the kitchen, whipped it together … and then helplessly stared at lava cake overflow in my oven! The failure haunted me, so I had to get it right! Here […]

Caramelised Onion & Garlic Jam

A different take on what we traditionally think of as jam. This is pretty darned addictive and hits all the good spots in the most delightful way. A smoky oniony garlicky jam that pairs well with crackers, rolls, canapes, bread, pizza etc! From the original site: I must be a glutton for punishment because even […]

Sweet Orange,Strawberry & Chocolate Rolls

Sweet dessert rolls bursting with the freshness of orange flavour, seduced by deep roasted strawberries & dark chocolate. From the original site: I was in a trance. 24 hours later, my kitchen was enticingly orangey, deeply strawberryish … and like the best bakery in town. These Sweet Orange, Roasted Strawberry and Chocolate Buttermilk Rolls were […]

Roasted Peppers, Garlic Scapes & Cheddar Bread

A quick delicious bread that you can adapt to filling of your choice. {eggless/vegetarian} From the original site: It was as simple as Barb said it was going to be … Make the dough in your bread machine, then fill, roll, rise and bake!

Cherry Tomato & Caramelised Onion Tartlettes

Cherry Tomato & Caramelised Onion Tartlettes…flavour crystals exploding in your mouth! The flavours were outstanding. Sweet caramelised onions, tart sweet cherry tomatoes, fresh basil, sea salt, the kick of vinegar…and of course garlic! From the original site: Sometimes simple basic ingredients can combine to surprise your taste buds, and how!

Honey Roasted Fig & Almond Tart

The tart was D.E.L.I.C.I.O.U.S.! Combined together, figs, butter, brown sugar, almonds and vanilla beans deliver something special. From the original site: Googling brought me many matches, and since frangipane is something that I love using in dessert, this Honey Roasted Fig & Almond Tart proved its sublime worth!

Oranger Pistachio Biscotti

This is a really easy recipe that gives you a great tasting exotic biscotti. Don’t let anyone in on our secret though. Shhh. From the original site: I also discovered a very sweet looking bottle of Oranger from Tunisia. Of course I brought it back.

Strawberry Almond Roulade Gluten Free

A gluten free almond sponge roll with a classic strawberry & cream filling. Light, refreshing, healthy! From the original site: “What’s for dessert?” he pestered the day before. “Nothing? Why?” As if the pressure of feeding the blog wasn’t bad enough, I could see that the family suffering sugar cravings.

Capuccino Biscotti with Hazelnut and Almond

It’s great that this biscotti keeps for over a week, but it’ll never last that long in the jar. This recipe adapted from Sur la Table is quick, easy and unbelievably scrumptious! Make lots because you’ll want to wow everyone you know with it. From the original site: They are good make-ahead cookies and keep […]

Croissants you can conquer

This recipe stems from Julia Child’s traditional Croissants and Pain au Chocolat recipe. It might seem a bit daunting at first, but you realise that’s because each step is really detailed out, to help walk you through the entire process. It makes something so complicated and challenging quite a cakewalk. And you’re sure to feel […]

French Apple Pie with Nutmeg Sauce

A Shabby Apple chic apron giveaway and a 1920’s recipe for a French Apple Pie with a Nutmeg sauce. From the original site: …The apron and the pie both very charming with a promise of retro charm. The pie from a cookbook {Appetite For America} that goes even further, a trail that chronicles ‘meaty‘ chunks […]

Dark Chocolate Caramel Shortbread

This shortbread {non traditional} topped with a salted butter caramel sauce, then slathered with melted dark chocolate. The result? GOOD DELICIOUS COOKIES! From the original site: “Can I have another squaaaaaaare pleeeeeeease?” You know the cookies are good if that’s what you hear literally reverberating through the house; even better if it’s the call from […]