I was first introduced to the idea of a beetroot and chocolate cake in first grade. One of my peers, a patriotic mama’s boy, spoke fondly of his mother’s killer beetroot and chocolate cake. Her cake was delicious, and although I don’t seem to remember it’s texture clearly, I am still mesmerised at the addition … Continue reading Beetroot & Chocolate Cake
Croissants & Ripped Jeans
I have wanted to try my hand at making croissants for quite some time now. As a pastry amateur, I always consult recipes from the trusty pro’s in order to limit error. I must say, for a first attempt, I am pretty happy at how these turned out. I managed to achieve the layering required … Continue reading Croissants & Ripped Jeans
Wimbledon Tea Party
In keeping with the spirit of Wimbledon, I decided to whip up some old school treats for the men’s final this afternoon. A Victoria sponge with plenty fresh strawberries and clouds of fresh cream featured as my centrepiece bake. Cucumber sandwiches, caprese seed loaf morsels, passion fruit scones and coconut lamingtons attended as other traditional … Continue reading Wimbledon Tea Party
Bran Muffins with Apple & Granola
A warm bran muffin with strawberry jam and cheese is early morning comfort in it’s purest form. I make these in large batches for my family; they go a long way after the post-oven enjoyment. They keep for a good few days in the fridge and make for the perfect on-campus/office snack. Once cold, freeze … Continue reading Bran Muffins with Apple & Granola
Salted Caramel Popcorn
Diddling the daddle on a little crunchy popcorn takes me back to days of primary school lunch boxes. Making it at home adds the sophisticated caramel bitterness. Paired with the salt, you’ll be licking your fingers and going back for more – over and over again. Happy munching. You’ll need: 100g popcorn kernels 1 tbsp … Continue reading Salted Caramel Popcorn
My Sublime Sweet Potato Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting!
The addition of veggies to baked goods has been trending for the past few years, and it doesn’t look like it’s leaving the food scene anytime soon! This sweet potato cake is very popular in my family, especially amongst the adults. It is the perfect treat to bake for Sunday afternoon tea. Similar to … Continue reading My Sublime Sweet Potato Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting!
Best ever Homemade Marshmallows
As a child I fondly remember mum stocking up on pink and white marshmallows (or marshies, as she calls them) for our Christmas holidays at our family beach cottage. Whether used to make rice krispy treats, the ever-so-popular s'mores, or simply toasted on the fire until gooey, the trusty marshmallow never lasted long in our household. … Continue reading Best ever Homemade Marshmallows