Tag: baking

Baking Recipes, Christmas & holidays, From the books, My favourite things, Simple cakes, Timeless Treats

A Bûche de Noël to wish you a very merry Christmas

There are several things I love about Christmas, and no they do not involve material presents. There’s the food, which is always a tad more abundant around this time of the year. I also love getting reunion invitations from friends I haven’t seen in years! But what I really honestly look forward to about Christmas …

Baking Recipes, From the books, Lemon Obsession, Simple cakes

The angels sing about lime and pistachio

In truth, the macaron was not the first “daunting” egg white recipe I made. It was actually this angel food cake that was so instrumental in boosting my confidence for making egg-white desserts. I made this about a week before my first macaron attempt, but I am only writing about it now because the excitement …

Baking Recipes, Cookies, David Lebovitz, Lemon Obsession, Mad for Madeleines, Simple cakes

The art of being okay + Lemon-Glazed Madeleines

Lately my work life has been spiralling out of control. I am so exhausted every single day that I find very little motivation, let alone the energy, to do the things I love. When I come home, I take a shower and try to write or blog and before I can even come up with …

Baking Recipes, Cookies, Reinventions of classics

A moment for Boston, and the world while we’re at it

There was a time when I aspired to run a marathon in Boston. It was around the time I had just begun to gain confidence in my ability to go the distance in my running. Despite all the splinters and the post-run sores, running gave me such a wonderful release. I would be on an …

Baking Recipes, From the books, Layer cakes, Lemon Obsession

Lemon cakes and well wishes

It was an incredibly dreary day when I made this, and yet I could not allow it to permeate the purpose of this cake. The summer weather has been odd, abruptly throwing rain in the middle of heat waves whenever it felt like it, like a child throwing a tantrum, or maybe a person splashing …

Baking Recipes, Biscuits & scones, Christmas & holidays, The Breakfast Bin

Finding resolve + Hot Cross Biscuits

As some of you my dear readers know, the start of this year hasn’t been particularly pleasant because of a certain “discovery” that happened. In fact I can think of several adjectives that can describe it, but let’s stick with …infuriating. Don’t get me wrong, this discovery was an important eye-opener, and in the long …

Baking Recipes, Colours of the rainbow, Cookies

Red Velvet Valentine Crinkles + Happy Hearts Day to all!

Probably the only thing I really think about when someone says the word Valentine’s is that it’s an amazing opportunity to get creative with the things that come out of your oven. And it’s not because I’m some bitter heartbroken man-hating spinster or anything, it’s just that I think it’s not a particularly special event. …