Tag: fruit

Autumn baking, Baking Recipes, Cupcakes & Muffins, My favourite things, Reinventions of classics, The Breakfast Bin

In the absence of actual apple pie– Apple Pie Muffins

You ever have days when you get a hankering for apple pie but you’re too lazy to go through the motions of making the dough, chopping up the apples, and all that? I do. A lot of times actually. So then you might ask, ‘Why don’t you just run down to the store and buy …

Alice Medrich, Baking Recipes, Cookies, Experiments & experiences, From the books

Thinking of blogging’s role in my life over Cornmeal & Olive Oil Biscotti

How has everyone been? Me, I’ve been tired. It’s the kind of tiredness that seems to flow from the soul outward to the eyes. My eyes sear in the way that a person who hasn’t slept for a week would experience. I would like nothing more than to close my eyes for a good 24 …

Baking Recipes, David Lebovitz, From the books, Frozen treats, I scream for ice cream (I do)

Some comfort in Avocado Ice Cream

I know I haven’t written in a while, but I have a perfectly valid explanation. You see, it’s been a crazy, stressful couple of days for me. My parents took a week’s worth of holiday recently, leaving me to man our company by my lonesome. The amount of work is endless, and every time I …

Baking Recipes, Dearly Dreaming Dorie, From the books, Simple cakes

{Dearly Dreaming Dorie} Discovering the Dimply Plum Cake

People always look for the familiar, especially in the things that are foreign to them; but there will be times when the unfamiliar works its way into our lives and become something we grow to love. Such is my story with plum cakes. Or this particular one, in fact. I don’t believe I have ever …

Baking Recipes, Bread-making, Christmas & holidays, Experiments & experiences, Living traditions, Yeasted breads

Ye odd hot cross buns

Lenten Season comes rather early this year. We don’t really make anything in particular for Lent, I just thought these were a good place to start. There is just something about Hot Cross Buns that are so fitting for the occasion. Aside from the cross on top of course, they look so unassuming. They remind me …

Baking Recipes, Dearly Dreaming Dorie, From the books, Quickbreads & Loaves, The Breakfast Bin

{Dearly Dreaming Dorie} The most amazing Mango Bread

I’ve been waiting for mango season to roll around, and in my neck of the woods, it finally has! One of the best perks about living in a tropical country is that we’ve got mangoes all year round, however the best and sweetest of the crop are harvested around this time. The mangoes here in …

Baking Recipes, Dearly Dreaming Dorie, From the books, Pies & Tarts

If you have an apple and I have an apple, how ’bout some pies?

I have very mixed feelings when it comes to apples. I really don’t like to eat them (well, not unless there’s a bit of peanut butter smudged over them). But apple juice is one of my favourite juices, and apple-flavoured candies and drinks, even candied apples, are always welcome to me. I also happen to …

Baking Recipes, My favourite things, Simple cakes

A cake that reminds me of The Hulk. Well, sort of.

I have a confession to make: I can’t seem to control my urges for a piece of this cake. Once I get started during breakfast, I keep slicing and savoring each bite ever so slowly, then I just keep wanting some more. I don’t think any other cake I’ve made has had this sort of …