The Humble Pitta Bread

Pitta bread is one of my all time favourite staples to accompany  food. I assumed that it would be a lengthy and complicated process to make some at home. There are a ton of recipes on the internet that differ in time and ease of preparation. I came across the perfect one on BBC Good…

One egg cupcakes.

We all have days when we really fancy a quick treat, but don’t want to have loads of it left over. Mine is cupcakes, as much as I enjoy baking and having them with my coffee, I don’t always want to have loads left over. On a bright and sunny Doha afternoon, my daughter and…

Classic Victoria Sandwich Cake.

A few weeks ago my Daughter had International Day at school, where the parents were encouraged to bring in a dish native to them, for a class of four year olds, as you can imagine it was a tough audience to cater to. But my biggest dilemma was choosing a dish! As a family of…

Take a Coffee Break today…

Daily life has become a bit of race against time for most of us, be it work, family life or social commitments. We are constantly bombarded with demands on our time from all angles that we forget to slow down and appreciate the simpler pleasures that surround us. A cool breeze on a hot summers…

Farmhouse Loaf, a basic white bread loaf.

There is nothing that I enjoy more then the smell of freshly baked goodies, especially bread! The next best thing is to break off a piece of freshly baked bread….add lashings of butter and some jam, its pretty close to heavenly as heavenly gets! In quest to replicate this feeling in my own home, I…

Chocolate chip cookies with a twist

In the  past when I’ve had  friends over we have always enjoyed a good mug of coffee with a slice of cake or some yummy cookies. It’s no different when we are having a catch on FaceTime or Skype, we each have a mug of  coffee and whatever treat we have laying around the house….

Naked or Iced?

Imagine a world where there is no icing on cakes!!!! I can’t even begin to think of a Chocolate cake or a Red Velvet Cake without any Buttercream or Cream Cheese frosting! But when does the icing stop being that extra oomph of  goodness that only enhances the taste of the cake to being too…

A labour of love……Homemade Birthday Cakes.

My fondest memories of childhood have been of my birthdays, there was always a big fuss that was made especially in my childhood. If I were having a birthday party with friends we would get a Black Forest Gateau from the bakery. But as I grew older and birthdays become more of family affair my…

Finger licking Chocolate Buttercream Frosting.

I love a good tasting chocolate frosting, having searched high and low for the perfect chocolate buttercream frosting, finally found one that I thought would work and gave it my own twist. I have been making my own Vanilla buttercream frosting for years now…but never a chocolate one. It was amazing easy to make and…