Fluffy Cinnamon Rolls

Long post alert. This is not a quick recipe. But it is well worth it, especially if you are learning to make cinnamon rolls. What makes these rolls so fluffy and amazing is the time to it takes to rise and kneading time. The overall time breakdown is as follows: Measure out and mix the…

Pound Cake

Bybron, this one is for you. I appreciate all your feedback. Also, this cake of all the cakes I made, used to be Eddy’s favourite. I’m sure he now has new favorites since he has his jaber who loves to experiment and learn. So just add this to the list. When kina Eddy would come…

Camping Meals – Catskills New York

This is a throwback to last year – fall of 2018. The hubby and I were invited on a backpacking trip in the Catskills. It had been timed for late September hoping the trees would have began to change color, but they hadn’t yet. It was nonetheless, the ultimate pause-and-reset, the best brain reboot. What…

Simple Banana Bread

It’s been a minute. How goes it? Some hikes are gentle, others strenuous, while others are basically rock climbing. You know it is the latter when its not your legs, but your arms and upper back muscles and sides that ache like a nonsense the next day. However I truly enjoy mild rock climbing to…

Coconut Cake with Chocolate Chunks

(Disclaimer: The pictures were taken at the point when the recipe was worth sharing. However, the text was written the first time the cake was baked.) Recipe development chronicles By no means am I a recipe developer. It’s so much easier to copy recipes or just mess around with flavours. So I’m sharing my angst…

Galettes

What I’ve learnt: A galette is not baked in a pie tin or tart tin. The crust is “unsupported”. It’s also called an open-faced pie. The crust is regular pie crust. So normally when you make this pie crust, it is enough for the top and bottom of the pie, right?  One of the halves…

One Cake Recipe Five Different Ways

So this cake started out as a banana pineapple cake. Which is what is photographed. However, I learnt a few things along the way. Number one: Grating the pineapple is better for pineapple flavour than dicing it. When I diced it, it was more of a banana bread. But I really like the photograph of…

Mango Crumble

Mango season We wait the whole year for mangoes. Finally its December and all you want is the pure unadulterated pleasure of a sweet mango. Tearing into the sweet flesh above the kitchen sink, juices dripping everywhere. Or for the more civilized, cut up neatly and eaten with a spoon or fork and knife.  Either…

Butterscotch Chocolate Chip Cookies

Brown Butter Cookies Brown butter wasn’t in my culinary radar until about three months ago. I’m now on a brown-butter-everything-craze. My current favourites are brown butter banana bread and these cookies from joythebaker. Butterscotch This will sound weird but I love the taste of butter. (Sorry if you think this is gross.) Butter on toast. Hollandaise…

Yummy Spice Cookies

Happiness is the smell of fresh cookies in the oven. Happiness is the anticipation of said cookies with a cup of tea. Happiness is also being able to quickly reach for an all-purpose gluten free flour. A blend you don’t have to think about when wanting to bake breads, cakes, cookies or pancakes. Gluten free all-purpose…