Today, I'm finally back with a new recipe that has won the hearts, and stomachs, of friends, family and neighbours alike. I have to admit that our family has been spoiled by the infiltration of seedless grapes that when Dad bought a punnet of seeded green grapes, it took far longer that needed to get … Continue reading Recipe: Hazelnut Cinnamon Grape Cake.
Happy things tend to be round... Cakes, cupcakes, the sun, doughnuts, the moon, bubbles, egg yolks, avocado bellies... Ooh! And pizza. Business has been picking back up with cake orders coming in. Either that or most birthdays fall in June. I'm not complaining. I enjoy baking chocolate cake... I still dread macaron orders but I … Continue reading Round Things.
Have miso, have bananas, make Miso Banana Bread! With a dash of cinnamon of course. I've been baking so much bread lately that I've been neglecting my cakes/pastries. Felt like baking up some banana breads but did not want to do 'the usual'. Also, I've not made mousse cakes in the longest time! So black … Continue reading Recipe: Miso Banana Bread.
Last weekend, hubsy got back into the kitchen and baked up another German classic - hazelnut cake. The ground hazelnuts were brought back from his last visit to Germany and I wanted him to use it up quick lest it go rancid in our heat and humidity. But first, BREAD! I've been playing around quite … Continue reading Recipe: German Haselnusskuchen
It took a 'circuit breaker' to get the hubs into the kitchen. Not complaining! He wanted to bake German cheesecake to satisfy his cravings for them. We had some quark that he had brought back from Germany when he went to visit his grandfather. They needed to be used so last week, he took the … Continue reading Käsekuchen and Sourdough.
The other day, I baked sourdough walnut brownies for the neighbours in my block. I remember coming home feeling over the moon that many left little notes of thanks and it spurred me on to want to do it again. Then, I decided that if I baked for them too often, they may take it … Continue reading Recipe: Cinnamon Banana Bread.
It's been another fulfilling weekend. I've been baking for some private orders, and baking for the fun of it. This bundt cake was made for the latter reason. What I love about a bundt - aside from its name, is that it looks pretty without even trying. While I primarily favour the humble loaf tin … Continue reading Recipe: Coffee Cardamom Honey Bundt Cake
I've been back to the kitchen baking up sweet treats once more. Last post, I shared my lychee cupcakes recipe and a couple posts before there, a lovely Italian ragu. This cake below, a private order, was what spurred me back into getting my hands dirty. On Saturday, I was invited to share at a … Continue reading Recipe: Banana Walnut Rye Bread.
Today, Kawaii leaves the first home he has ever known - the Rennetan Home. I don't know if he really understands that he's leaving, but I believe he has a gut feeling and has been a bit more mopey the last few days. Also, he's been taking every opportunity to claim belly rubs from us. … Continue reading Kawaii Goes Home.
One of the things I'm most grateful for, and happy about, is time with my BFF. Pearl and I have known each other more than half our lives now and we're both grown up together, shared secrets, travelled together, cried on each other's shoulder over boyfriends, watched each other get married... Life got in the … Continue reading Rose-scented Watermelon Cake.