I baked you a shut your pie hole – Apple Pie

I’ve been thinking about millennials lately. It’s a lot to do with working on a project where “successful reaching the millennial generation” is enough cause for celebration or the fact that in my work space, I am in fact surrounded by the exact definition of the millennials — Snapchatting away, Instagramming their lives and basically…

Parmesan and Rosemary Cheese Straws and Stars

I love you more than cheese   Love means different things to different people, so it only makes sense that everyone loves differently, but it doesn’t mean they love any less. I for one, love cheese. And in my books, if you love someone more than cheese, then you know he/she is the one, you…

Marble Cake

I was having a pretty shitfest of a day, until I saw Rachel Allen whip up this marble cake in a couple of minutes on her television show Bake! It’s an old fashioned cake, perfect for tea-time or any other time you need a pick-me-up. Here’s how you can recreate this cake..

Lime Girl: Lemon Tart

When life throws lemons at you, you can either have tequila with it or make lemon tarts. Since my hangovers now last a day, for me, lemon tart is a safe bet.

Chocolate Strawberry Ice Cream Sandwich

Ice cream sandwich: It’s a scoop of ice cream sandwiched between two cookies – how hard could it really be? As it turns out, it’s probably the most difficult dessert I’ve ever had to make. Forget chocolate chip cookies or Classic Sponge cake with strawberries and cream – those I managed to make in an hour,…

Classic Sponge Cake with Strawberries and Cream

  Everything I could imagine went wrong during the prep of this cake. I couldn’t find strawberry jam; fresh strawberries are not available in this season [luckily, I had frozen a small batch] and when I asked grocers for golden caster sugar as advised in the recipe, they looked befuddled. And if that wasn’t bad…

Sugar high: Vanilla Cupcakes

Cupcakes make me happy, especially vanilla cupcakes. But when it comes to buying cupcakes off the counter, I’m picky. Most cupcakes sold here are either rock solid due to being refrigerated or disappointingly tiny. Call me old fashioned, but there are somethings that should stay pure and unadulterated – like men who send flowers for…

Eat your heart out: Chocolate chip cookies

Baking can win hearts. Whether it’s your boyfriend’s heart you are after or the soon to be mum-in-law’s. It also works like a dream when you want to show your foodie dad some love or when you really want to let your mother know that you have finally grown up. There’s something very endearing about…