Baking Recipes, My favourite things, Quickbreads & Loaves

Devour-worthy Triple Chocolate Zucchini Bread

I’m not a big sweets and confections eater, but I have such a fondness for chocolate, dark chocolate in particular, that I would venture to say it is one of my ultimate food-related weaknesses. Wave a dark chocolate bar at me and chances are you’d get me to do you a small favor. If it’s …

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Nothing quite like homemade applesauce

Such a long overdue post this one is! Certain things have been happening in such a quick pace, it is almost as if my life has been dizzyingly like a rickety roller coaster ride. I have been busy and struggling these past few weeks, and tired from it all that I haven’t had the opportunity …

Baking Recipes, Doughnuts & Fried pastries, My favourite things, The Breakfast Bin, Timeless Treats

Un duelo de Churros

I’ve tasted a fair number of churros that were crunchy on the outside but fairly hollow and oily on the inside. It just leaves a bad taste in your mouth, doesn’t it? Churros should be crunchy on the outside and a bit chewy on the inside. In the very rare occasions that I do get …

Baking Recipes, Cupcakes & Muffins, Lemon Obsession, The Breakfast Bin, Timeless Treats

The Lemon Poppy Seed Muffin Face-Off

I have made lemon poppy seed muffins twice before these. The first time, the muffins ended up like tiny and flat pale cakes. The second time, the muffins looked so perfectly gorgeous but were a bit tough, similar to the sentiments of other people who had made the recipe too. In both cases, the muffins …

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{Do-It-Yourself} Homemade Buttermilk

You know how sometimes you just don’t feel like getting into the car and driving all the way to the store just to buy a single missing ingredient, like say, buttermilk? Well my excuse is different. I don’t think we actually get any liquid buttermilk here. As you might know, aside from sour cream and …

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Let there be fizz!

I had the suspicion that my baking powder had lost its leavening effect. I’ve been using up this container of baking powder for almost a year now so I thought it was the problem when a batch of muffins didn’t rise. I was very well prepared to bang my head on the spot reserved for …

Foodie Life

Two thumbs up for the “iTunes of recipes”

I absolutely love collecting recipes. There are times when I would sit in the computer all day and all night just scouring the Internet for interesting recipes. Usually, I print out my favourites and those I deem I must try, and paste them on one of the millions of notebooks I also happen to collect. …

Baking Recipes, Cupcakes & Muffins, Experiments & experiences, The Breakfast Bin, Timeless Treats

Honey Corn Muffins

Me and corn muffins, we have a very good history. As a child, I remember getting these muffins as Sunday treats! There’s just something about corn muffins that makes me think of a warm sunny day running my hands along tall stalks of corn in a field. When I was still in school, not too …