Coconut Cake

Want to bake something different? Coconut cake is delicious but I find it needs to be eaten a few hours after it has been taken out of the oven—at its moistest. The next day though, even though it is still delicious, it is a bit dry. What’s with the weird designs in the cake pictures?…

Coconut Banana Muffins

The request More recipes that have coconut, banana and lemon or lime. These muffins were meant to have lemon icing to complete the trinity of tropical flavours. Sadly, lack of time happened. So instead of lemon glaze, I quickly cut up lemons as garnish. The source I found this recipe on Pinterest from a Spoonful…

Passion Fruit Meringue

What it has A buttery crust, a tangy but sweet passionfruit curd, and melt-in-your-mouth meringue that balances it all out. It comes in three parts Egg whites for the Swiss meringue Pie crust Passionfruit curd Roll out the pie crust on a dish. Bake blind—without anything in it. In a separate bowl, add egg whites…

Marble Cake for a Crowd!

Why? You promised a bunch of boys cake—big boys, small boys, it doesn’t matter. Or for a family gathering. Basically you need a huge cake. And you are not in the mood to bake two different cakes, or double recipes. Awatif’s recipe to the rescue. It is delicious and does not sacrifice moistness because of…

Coconut Lime Zucchini Bread

What shall we name this cake? Courgette cake somehow doesn’t sound as delicious so we will stick with the above. You call it bread but it looks like cake The concept of courgette/zucchini cake is very similar to carrot cake. It is an oil cake but slightly denser (hence its being called a bread and…

Gluten-free Bread

This rice-flour bread is yummy-for-the-world. Rita says she got this gluten-free bread recipe from Noreen’s kitchen and “someone-else’s kitchen”—she can’t quite remember—and combined the recipes to get this amazing bread. This is a great bread for breakfast and sandwiches. Something to note is the bread is best stored in the fridge in a plastic bag….

Date Cake

Family traditions For our Sunday suppers I almost always bake dessert, and then have the leftover cake or cookies with tea the next day. I photographed this cake on Tuesday evening, that’s why there’s only a third of it left. Which recipe? It had been awhile since I baked a date cake and found two…

Easy Lemon Cake!

This French lemon cake ni mambo yote (is everything!). I came across it two weeks ago on the blog Dinner a Love Story. I tried it and have since baked it four times in two weeks. Some lemon oil cake recipes I made in the past for me hit the same notes as lemon mandazis (beignets).  And that’s alright,…

Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake

Creative cooks Rita is a genius at gluten-free baking. And not just gluten-free baking, but gluten-free on a budget. Major problem—she is a truly creative cook and so almost never makes the same thing twice. I have been forcing her to write down her recipes so that I can copy and post them here (more…

Homemade Bread

This bread is soft and fluffy and the perfect in between of not a light yet not a dense bread. It’s great for breakfast, sandwiches, or as a side with spaghetti and meatballs, or just simple bread and cheese. This recipe makes two loaves and the rise time is about an hour. In the past…