Never is yours..

It’s certainly ‘quite’ relaxing creaming a freshly baked cake.. Trying your best to cover every bit of the cake, Those corners, those little edges you accidentally scrapped, or broke off removing from the bake pan, And you begin to realise too, your cake is non symmetrical horizontally or vertically and at certain spots both! You…

Save and Create Colours…

What do you do when you have leftover egg yolks? You make custards.. An awesomely green, green tea version, A grand original, plain-ish version, What’s next for these custards, asked my husband, ‘Now THAT, is for next day’s thinking, I say…’ Think they have been saved, for now? #mySunday  

Deepavali Sponge

Hence it was Deepavali celebrations on Saturday and we had massive fun cooking big meals, decorating the prayer alter with plenty of flowers and wonderful smelling incense sticks, Skyping with my families in two time-zones and laughing, watching my baby boy stuck to my legs the moment we set the fire works up. Simply a celebrative excuse…

Dwtty Cupcake Galore..

March is a month of celebration in our household. This is the month I had my first born after a hundred pages of pregnancy stories and two hundred pages of labour stories. She was born weighing just 5 pound ++ and nurses in the post labour ward fondly nicknamed her ‘Dwt’, which is a Welsh…

Cranberry and Toasted Almonds Cupcakes

Feels good to have time to blog again after what seemed like endless waves of fibre optic issues, toddler teething, shop hopping and festivals. This beautiful recipe came from my baker friend Linda with whom I often exchange recipes, bakes and tips. I could very much dedicate a whole section of my blog just for…

Petit BaraBrith

Petit barabrith, a scrum(my) Welsh fruit loaf made with tea, served with spread of salted butter.

‘Baker in Me’

Experiments and stacks of it for the past few weeks. Improvising existing recipes, trialling new found ones, re-invigorating childhood memories, and innovating a few. Many recipes are in making, and many were imperfect. Everything joyful nevertheless. Thankful for my ever critical baby girl; forward with her thoughts and suggestions, and my hubby who tirelessly washes…

Blueberry and Buttermilk Cake

A perfectly delectable cake. This recipe originated initially from a bundt recipe which I have trialed and tested various times, and revised to my taste. Exciting variation of history exists about Bundt cakes from Wikipedia.  I have to admit, it is always great to find out more about the cakes I so loving bake, serve…

Caramel Strawberry Madeleines

Caramel Strawberry Madeleines with Whipped Cream, Caramelised Strawberry Sauce and Caramelised Almonds. I absolutely indulge in these traditional small French cakes, and  this recipe comprise caramelised strawberries which adds non-intense sour and sharp tang to the cakes. The love for Madeleines continues and another innovativeness shared… Making caramel strawberry sauce   200g Strawberries at room…

Sour Cherry Conserve Frangipan Tart

When I picked up the sour cherry conserve from the shelf at Lidl, I did not have any particular baking plans in mind. It was for the first time I have noticed ‘sour’ conserve, and bakers alike may agree, I too have the tendency to pick up peculiar (even so to me) or interesting ingredients,…

Lemon and Blueberry Friands

Another gem of French baking! Friands translate as ‘dainty cakes’. I love the simplicity in its recipe yet they taste utterly delicious especially when served with a good cup of tea or coffee. More reasons to why we all should hearten elevensies every day! 🙂 I have yet to get myself a friand tin/mould (don’t think…