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…

Banana Muffins… A healthy treat.

Bananas are an all time favourite fruit in my household, but the hot and humid climate of the country is not very kind to them. They tend to get over ripe in a very short span of time if not eaten within a few days, as often is the case. As was the case again…

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…

Coffee and Walnut Cupcakes

The combination of walnuts and coffee is a personal favourite of mine! Nothing beats a slice of coffee and walnut cake with a steaming hot mug coffee. Lets just say that I tend to be a very happy person with all that caffeine rushing through my bloodstream. I’ve tried  a few recipes of this combination,…

Chocolate Chip Cookies.

The one thing that I have always struggled to bake well has been the chocolate chip cookie!! Up till today I have never managed to bake a good cookie! They would either be hard as rocks or just melt into a massive sheet of crunchy dry cookie! Given my past failures with these cookies, you…

An Easy Carrot Cake

BBC GoodFood has got to be one of my favourite website’s when I am looking for a new recipe to try out and experiment with something new. This is a  fantastic website that has a recipe for every imaginable ingredient under the sun. As much as I like pretty frosted cakes, both to look at…

Mini Apple Pies

I have always considered the humble Apple pie to be an all time classic dessert and sure hit at any dinner party. It was on a lovely summer evening while preparing dinner  that I was hit with an intense craving for a serving of home-made apple pie with a large scope of vanilla ice cream. I…