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Category Archives: Sweet Treats
Improvising With Mini Bundt Tins. Salted Burnt Butter Caramel Glazed Doughnuts.
I’ve always had a soft spot for doughnuts. Of every variety. Cinnamon sugar dusted, glazed or jam filled. Hot from the oven or fryer. Indeed some of my most poignant childhood memories are of holidays spent my grandparents, the highlight … Continue reading
Posted in Baked, What I Love to Cook Tagged Afternoon Tea, Baking, Bundt, Burnt Butter, Caramel, Doughnuts, Winter 6 Comments
Pretty Baking. Sweet Yet Simple. Apple Rose Tartlets.
Pretty little Apple Rose Tartlets have been populating my Instagram feed. Darling bijoux works of art constructed from little more than layers of thinly sliced apple and butter puff. So impossibly gorgeous, my interest could not help but be piqued. … Continue reading
Posted in Baked, What I Love to Cook Tagged Afternoon Tea, Almond, Apple, Autumn, Baking, Brunch, Dessert, Made From Scratch, Puff Pastry, Tart 12 Comments
Let Them Eat Cake. A Little Taste Of France. Madeleines With Browned Butter and Lime.
Rummaging through the pantry cupboard, I chanced upon my pretty scallop edged madeleine trays. Relics of a long forgotten past. It must be ten years since I used them last. I well remember the thrill of the hunt for those … Continue reading
Posted in Baked, What I Love to Cook Tagged Afternoon Tea, Baking, Cake, French, Made From Scratch, Madeleines, Morning Tea, Sponge, Teacake 10 Comments
Sweet Fix. Little Greek Semolina Custard Phylo Cigars.
I love these little pastries. Their crisp and flaky exterior hide a sweet, rich and creamy surprise. A lovely lemon scented custard made with basic pantry ingredients semolina, sugar, butter and milk, and counter intuitively – no eggs. Whisked up … Continue reading
Posted in Baked, What I Love to Cook Tagged Afternoon Tea, Autumn, Baking, Custard, Dessert, Eggless, Greek, Lemon, Made From Scratch, Pastry, Phylo, Semolina 4 Comments
Rustic Baking At Its Best. Hazelnut Coffee Cake With A Sour Cherry Jam Swirl And Chocolate Crumble.
As always in our house Autumn brings cooler weather and a spate of baking as I give in to a seemingly never ending demand for cake. As long as there is no request for fancy decoration I’m always happy to … Continue reading
Posted in Baked, What I Love to Cook Tagged Afternoon Tea, Autumn, Cake, Chocolate Crumble, Coffee, Hazelnut, Sour Cherry 10 Comments
The Pleasures Of The Feast. Three Layer Salted Caramel Slice With Popcorn Brittle
Oh my. Sometimes I throw caution to the wind and totally abandon any semblance of clean eating. To shamelessly indulge in the pleasures of the feast. Sometimes I just can’t say no, particularly so when staring down something like this. … Continue reading
Posted in Baked, What I Love to Cook Tagged Afternoon Tea, Australia, Baking, Brittle, Caramel, Popcorn, Slice 11 Comments
Lest We Forget. Honouring Our Traditions. Little Anzac Ripple Cakes.
Saturday marks the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli campaign in World War I. A bloody eight month campaign which commenced on April 25, 1915 with the landing of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey. Through … Continue reading
Posted in Baked, What I Love to Cook Tagged Afternoon Tea, ANZAC Day, Australia, Biscuits, Chocolate, Coconut, Dessert, Ganache, Golden Syrup, Oats, Ripple Cake 6 Comments
Eat, Fast and Live Longer. A 5-2 Fast Diet Recipe Idea Under 100 Calories. Black Forest Trail Mix.
With the April holidays almost over, it’s time to properly embrace my 5-2 eating regime again. Somewhere along the line I’ve fallen into a pattern of faithful adherence during our 8-9 week school terms coupled with a slow but certain … Continue reading
Posted in Chocolate, Fruit Tagged 5:2 Diet, Cacao Nibs, Coconut, Fast Diet, Gluten free, Goji Berries, Healthy, Trail Mix 1 Comment
So Rich. So Buttery. So Chic. Pear and Almond Friands
One of the things I love most about school holidays is the welcome change of pace from a frenetic, breakneck speed to an almost leisurely meandering. Time to stop and smell the roses. Throw routine out the window and indulge … Continue reading
Posted in Baked, Fruit, What I Love to Cook Tagged Afternoon Tea, Apple, Autumn, Baking, Butter, Cake, Friand, Pear 8 Comments