Madeleines

Sometimes when a birthday rolls around and if the friend whose birthday it is doesn’t have a specific item in mind they want, I will bake them something. For the effort that is spent over the course of an afternoon or evening measuring together quite cheap ingredients and turning out something that smells beautiful and…

Orange & Almond Victorian Sponge

When looking at the recipe for this cake, it looked decidedly like it should have been photographed in sepia. This is certainly a little more of an old-fashioned cake, in comparison to the ‘fad’ cakes of today, such as the croquembouche and macaron towers of terror. I find there’s little appreciation for good, old-fashioned classics…

Chocolate Lace Crisps

You snooze, you lose! Unless you’re a cat and you have unlimited time all day to snooze and do other things that you like. Unfortunately the rest of us are running to a tight schedule. Cooking in-between exams! Some are of the opinion that you should post-pone extracurriculars during exam time but I’m of the firm…

Chocolate Chunk & Raspberry Cookies

You know that feeling. It starts with the slight fidgeting, the inability to concentrate on any one thing. The sigh of frustration for no reason in particular. Then the snappiness starts when someone is being just a little irrational or annoying, then the growing niggling sensation, the craving. The hunger. CHOCOLATE. For us ladies, you…

Jam Drops for Angel Flight

‘How do you possibly have the time to bake all of those things??’ I got asked this question again today at uni by some friends who follow my blog. It’s probably the most common food-related question I get asked, after ‘What are you going to bake next?’ or ‘When are you bringing me some?’ To…

Apple Cinnamon Tea Loaves

So I recently have been craving apple and cinnamon teacake and I did a search on Taste.com.au to look up some recipes. I found it quite funny that for one of the recipes, it stated to stew some apple slices, then arrange it on a pre-bought teacake! What an absolute laugh. Now I’m all for…

Lemon & Poppyseed Syrup Cake

I hope you’re having a good weekend, lovers! It’s a grey and dreary day today, it’s disappointing that winter is officially here at last… But the good thing about winter? Boots, winter coats, hot chocolate and baking! Now that’s got to perk up any cold rainy day 🙂 I actually made macarons today, which turned…

White Chocolate & Cranberry Cookies

I start my first entry with making a confession (as the name of this blog suggests!). It is only when I purchase a cookbook that I read the preface of any book. Give me a fiction book and I flip straight to Chapter One, and occasionally to the last chapter, if I lack the patience…