Tag Archives: baking

Kitchen Sink Cookies

There are times when I need a break from chocolate chip cookies. Call me crazy, OK, I’m crazy. As I’ve been looking out in cookieland this week during National Cookie Week I’ve seen a lot of great chocolate options, but I’ve decided to provide yet another no-chocolate cookie. It is chock full of tasty bits […]

Espresso Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

Can’t go wrong with coffee and chocolate. Here’s a wonderful Mothers Day Espresso Cupcake recipe! Enjoy!! From the original site: These muffins are great for a coffee loving Mum! Nothing like a deep, delicious espresso cupcake to make the day complete. Dark chocolate pairs beautifully with coffee, and IMHO, a creme chantilly topping might compliment […]

Quarkauflauf – Quark Casserole with Balsamic Strawberries

This is a lovely casserole {dessert}, like a firm cheesecake.It can be eaten hot/warm as well, though I served mine chilled. I used seasonal strawberries softened over low heat with brown sugar and balsamic vinegar. From the original site: Ever since I discovered making curd cheese or QUARK at home, food has never been the […]

Layered Chocolate & Strawberry Cake {Eggless}

We loved this cake! It’s special because it is a layered cake, EGGLESS, no butter and still deeply decadent and ‘chocolaty’ moist! From the original site: Yet this one is special because it is a layered cake, eggless, no butter and chocolaty moist! I filled it with a balsamic strawberry and cream filling, and slathered […]

Pistachio Nan Khatai for Lite Tea Bites

These cute little khatais are an absolute delight with tea or coffee. These eggless biscuits are quite lite and crispy. The classic khatai is conventionally made with all purpose flour and aromatic cardamom flavor, topped with either pistachios, cashews or almonds. Here in my version I have added some chickpea flour and semolina and garnished […]

Strawberry Apple Crumble
Strawberry Apple Crumble

One of my favourite fruit bakes … Use fruit of the season,throw in chopped dry fruit, a sprinkling of fresh herbs…healthy & yum! From the original site: I find crisps and crumbles one of the easiest desserts to bake. They are therapeutic, satisfying and look pretty with fruit juices oozing out invitingly.  

Yeasted Filled Meringue Coffee Cake {Sweet & Savour}y

I love this recipe because it is very versatile, and both the sweet and savory versions were winners! From the original site: The monthly date with Daring Bakers and this time we were challenged to make a ‘Mets la main à la pâte’ or Yeasted Meringue Coffee Cake. I did both a sweet and savory […]

Whole-wheat Sandwich Bread

Of course you can buy your sandwich bread, and most of the time I do.  Occasionally though (and more often now that I’m beginning to realize what sorts of additives and preservatives they use to increase shelf-life) I like to make mine at home.  Besides, it’s so simple and there’s really nothing better than the […]

Cook with your kids: Homemade pizza

One of the best ways to get your kids to try new things is to get them involved in the process.  Let them see where their food comes from, or how it’s made, and I guarantee they’ll be excited about eating it.  My four-year-old got to help plant our family garden last summer, and he […]