Apple Cinnamon Scrolls

Winter: it’s the season for aromatic, slow-cooked stews and casseroles, and the fragrance of spices, cocoa and burnt butter emanating from the oven. The biggest bonus is that with the weather being so chilly; standing in front of a stove or oven is hardly a trial unlike in summer where you prefer to be away…

Rose & Raspberry Meringue Tarts

I remember my teenage years when I first started to develop an interest in fragranced body products. Of course it started out with those early years of fascination with bubblegum or grape Lip Smackers, transitioning to hand creams and body washes scented with citrus and cocoa butter. Perfume-wise I’ve always preferred lighter, fresher scents over musk or…

Apple & Blackberry Slice

There’s a new friend I’ve been catching up with on a regular basis for the past month or so, almost on a weekly basis. Suffice it to say that our relationship does revolve around food. The first time I asked if she wanted to hang out, I gave her a box of my Tiramisu (which…

Coconut & Raspberry Brownie

Are you folks enjoying your long weekend? It was my birthday on Saturday and I had made an epic chocolate mousse cake to celebrate (you can see the photo of it on my Instagram here) but I got struck down with a horrid cold on Friday so have lost my appetite almost entirely 😦 What a…

Sticky Cinnamon Buns

Oh, the joys of apartment living. Moving into a very old apartment, it seemed to be a given that there would be a plethora of problems in our first couple of weeks. The gas-heated fireplace in my friend’s room turns on by itself randomly, the toilet liked to randomly flush on its own, my bedroom…

Choco-Nut Cookies

Out of all the things that can be baked, few things smell better than the aroma of freshly-baked cookies. Of course, this is largely due to the considerable amount of butter that goes into them, but as I always say – life is for eating and the amount of butter is greatly divided into the…

Nutella Banana Bread

For almost all of summer, I had treated myself to the express breakfast smoothie – a scoop of protein powder, half a frozen banana, a handful of frozen berries, a little shredded coconut, chia seeds, and a combination of almond milk and coconut water. With the weather tending to be a little cooler as of…

Raspberry Nutella Cakes

The recipe for these sumptuous and ridiculously easy cakes comes from Katie Quinn Davies’ blog What Katie Ate; a website I decided to consult at the end of last month when we were in the midst of organising an end-of-working-year morning tea in our office for our last day. I already knew I was going to be…

Vanilla Pear Tart

The photo on the top left of the header was a Vanilla Nectarine Tart I baked over one and a half years ago, and it had to be one of the first truly amazing food photos I had ever taken. It made me realise how important food-styling is – even if your dish tastes amazing,…

Strawberry Ricotta Tart

For those who have been following me for a while, you’ll be familiar with the scale of the parties we throw in the office, whether it be for a birthday or a farewell. On this occasion, it was not only the birthday but also the farewell of a much-loved character in our office, as well…

Portugese Custard Tarts + BAKE SALE

I came across this Bill Granger recipe thanks to the delightful Kulinary Adventures of Kath and I must admit that I’ve had a number of mishaps with this recipe. I’ve never really understood what went wrong, as when Kath has made them they’ve always turned out beautifully, With mine, they tended to either have the custard overflow…

Raspberry Friands

Its taken its time, but spring is finally here 🙂 I was so excited in the last couple of weeks where I could see the cherry blossoms begin to bloom with the warmer weather, and immediately started thinking of recipes in which I could use a branch of those beautiful flowers as props for my…