Category: Autumn baking

Autumn baking, Baking Recipes, Quickbreads & Loaves, Reinventions of classics, Simple cakes

San Francisco and Apple Crumble Loaf Cakes

The other day I was checking my Instagram feed and I saw a friend of mine post a lovely autumn picture of orange trees lining a long road somewhere in New York. I immediately felt a bit sad, maybe just a tad jealous, mostly because I feel like I’m stuck here and she’s enjoying herself …

Autumn baking, Baking Recipes, Bread-making, My favourite things, Yeasted breads

I could get used to these orange-coloured rolls

I’ve always wondered why there aren’t more pumpkin-based pastries here in Manila (or maybe I haven’t found them yet?). My exposure to them has been close to nothing before I began blogging. I mean sure, we have some fabulous pumpkin dishes here (with coconut milk!), but the pumpkin pies and breads? Not so much, if …

Autumn baking, Baking Recipes, My favourite things, Quickbreads & Loaves

I constantly dream about autumn baking

I love autumn. It’s a major reason why I love autumn baking, because it really makes me feel the arrival of autumn down to my bones. The only problem is I live in the tropics, where autumn is virtually non-existent. Perhaps the closest thing we have to autumn here is the slightly chilly, windy December …

Autumn baking, Baking Recipes, Must-Makes from Martha, Pies & Tarts, Timeless Treats

A slice of apple pie a day keeps insanity away

Things have been crazy around here. The effects of the flood have not, to put it mildly, been pretty. In fact, looking at the aftermath of it is depressing. We’ve packed a lot of old clothes and shoes for the relief drive, but on a personal level, the damage and loss we have sustained in …

Autumn baking, Baking Recipes, Cookies

Whoopie pies remind me of my “identity issue”

It’s stupid really. It’s not even that much of a deal to be called a crisis, but what do I call it? Identity problem? Identity predicament? So here’s the thing: I live in a country that is predominantly influenced by the United States, from the way we dress, to the way we speak, to how …

Autumn baking, Baking Recipes, Quickbreads & Loaves

Autumn Sunshine Pumpkin Bread

I cannot remember the last time I had Pumpkin Bread. Or to be honest, if I’ve ever had any at all. I know, I know, I’ve been missing out haven’t I? Actually, pureed pumpkin isn’t quite popular locally, and neither are pumpkin pastries. The people here are big on sweet potatoes and bananas in their pastries, …

Autumn baking, Baking Recipes, Brownies & Bars

Orange as autumn Sweet Potato Bars

While the rest of the food blogging world is talking about autumn, I can only talk about my tropical country’s lack of it. And believe me when I say I know what I’m missing, because I’ve spent autumns abroad, and it’s always been perfect: the weather, the way the wind blows, the orange colouring everywhere …

Autumn baking, Baking Recipes, Cupcakes & Muffins, Reinventions of classics

There’s more than one way to enjoy Apple Pie

Cupcakes are just about one of the most beloved things on earth because of their cuteness. Set in their colourful paper liners and topped off with all different swirls and shades of frosting, people cannot help but be smitten by them. I enjoy making and decorating cupcakes very much, but if you ask me if …