Spiced Apple Muffins

I don’t use the word hate often, but I hate wasting food. Previously, I’ve made double chocolate muffins from leftover sour cream, banana muffins from over ripe bananas (recipe to come) and today’s recipe is for spiced apple muffins from leftover applesauce. There was a jar of applesauce sitting in the fridge for quite a few weeks, and it needed to be put to good use.

I know that applesauce in muffins Continue reading

Moist Double Chocolate Muffins


There was about 250 g (1 cup) sour cream left in the fridge from one of the two birthday cakes that were baked for me. Since sour cream on its own isn’t really appreciated in this household, and I hate wasting food, I decided to use it in a muffin recipe. After searching online, I found a suitable candidate.

These muffins are chocolatey, Continue reading

Thick Crust Pizza Dough


I’m racking my brain to think of someone I know who doesn’t like pizza. I suppose there could be a couple of people I know, but they are usually the people who are on a low-carb/gluten-free diet. Anyways, safe to say, I love pizza. In the past, I’ve worked hard to perfect a thin, crispy, yet light pizza base (crust). It took me over 4 years to do so. When challenged Continue reading

Chocolate and Lemon Cookies


I was at a loose end one weekend, so rummaged through my baking books to see what I could bake. These sounded great, but sadly were a little of a disappointment. There’s nothing wrong with them per se, they were just not what I expected. The cookies potentially could have been absolutely fantastic: buttery, slightly crunchy (like shortbread), with an intense chocolate and zesty flavor, but instead they turned out to be really soft cookies; Continue reading

Rosemary and Pine Nut Shortbread I


The story of these biscuits (cookies) dates back a few months. I’ve been told that there’s a bakery in Bow-Edison that makes THE best rosemary and pine nut shortbread, and sour cherry bread. However, since the weather has been pretty dire, we have never made the trip up. Why? Well, we wanted to take photos on the way up, when it’s raining cats and dogs, we agreed that it didn’t sound like much fun.

Because I was dying to know what the shortbread tasted like, I did a quick search online and found two recipes. Continue reading

Super-Moist Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips & Walnuts


This was the first thing A. ever baked for me. There was a funny story about how long it took, but the result was great. We’ve made this recipe numerous times since (… without the drama).

The recipe is great way of using overripe bananas. The resulting loaf is incredibly moist, packed full banana-ry goodness, crunchy walnuts and delicious dark chocolate chips.  Did I mention it’s moreish too? The banana bread freezes well, simply cut into thick slices and either freeze individually and place into a container, Continue reading

Chocodamia Cookies II


Here’s the second installment of chocolate chip and macadamia nut cookies, based on the Ghirardelli white chocolate chip packet. The recipe has been adapted to accommodate a certain chocolate craving. These cookies are so packed full of fat and sugar, they were bound to taste good!

TIP: Divide the dough into portions and arrange them so they are not touching on a tray. Freeze until solid, Continue reading

Chocodamia Cookies I


One evening, A and I started to talk about chocolate chip and macadamia nut cookies.  This conversation, not surprisingly opened the can of worms about the differences in American and British biscuits and cookies. That aside, we both agreed that white chocolate isn’t really chocolate, but goes well in these cookies.

To make things a little more “grown up”, we decided to dump in some “real” chocolate chips into the cookie mix as well. We weren’t sure which ones would taste Continue reading

I’m Back

Wow, it’s been over 2 months since my last post, and that was merely an entry to entice you. My last recipe was posted in February, which to me, is quite unbelievable, considering I used to update my blog on a regular basis. After quite a few life changing experiences over the last six months, I am back… well, I hope I am. I have a load of recipes that I would love to share with y’all, and although my entries may be sporadic, we will get there!