Tag: lemon

Baking Recipes, Christmas & holidays, Lemon Obsession, The Breakfast Bin, Yeasted breads

So I bought a pack of marzipan, Part 2

I have mentioned plenty of times before how much I love making bread. There’s just something therapeutic and exciting about it at the same time. Baking is wondrous in how it turns something colourless and shapeless into a piece of edible art, and I think this magic is more evident in yeast breads. It starts out as a sticky piece …

Baking Recipes, Layer cakes

Simple birthdays and lemon cakes with chocolate

I’ve never really been the sort for extravagant celebrations, not especially since the void created by my grandma’s death is still a bit fresh. I’m simply not the kind of person who acts extra special when it’s her birthday. It feels just like any other day to me. I don’t even recall wishing hard and …

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, From the books, J'adore macarons, Lemon Obsession, My favourite things

A semblance of Lemon Macarons + I need a new oven

I’m officially obsessed. I want to make every macaron flavor in the Universe– every odd, outrageous, and wonderful flavor known to man– and file all the really memorable ones into my repertoire. But right now I have to experiment with recipes and techniques to find the ones that produce consistent results for me. And then …

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, Bread-making, Lemon Obsession, The Breakfast Bin, Yeasted breads

If only life were as easy as braiding lemon breads

How goes the first couple of weeks of the new year for you all? Mine has been one heck of a roller coaster ride. Sometimes when I lay down to sleep at night, I feel shocked at how much has happened in the last 11 days since the year began. Work has been absolutely draining …

Alice Medrich, Baking Recipes, Christmas & holidays, Cookies, From the books

Looking back and tapping into my Christmas Spirit

Can you believe it’s the last day of November already? I certainly can’t. This was probably the fastest year yet for me, and I don’t even feel like I accomplished anything particularly special this year. I always try to do at least one thing I consider epic- like something that goes toward a personal goal, …