This will probably be my last post for a few weeks. I’ve got a major exam coming up and baking is too easy a procrastination device. So the best thing for me to do is just to give baking a break for a little while, then make something extra special once the pressure has eased off a little bit.
I wanted to make something simple this week, and at first glance this cake seemed straightforward. There were a few more steps than I had bargained for, but the end result was worth it. I wanted to make something that reminded me of home. My parents would sometimes buy these delicious streusel cakes from the supermarket and the were the ultimate decadent Sunday morning “breakfast”.
My flatmate told me that these were one of his favourite things that I’ve ever baked — he’s eaten a lot of my baking. I’m almost tempted to agree with him and I know already these will make it into my... Continue reading →
This post is well overdue. I made this cake about a fortnight ago because I left like it had been ages since I had made a layer cake. There was also a bunch of brown spotty bananas on the kitchen... Continue reading →
Happy New Year! For various reasons, 2015 is the year that felt like it would never arrive. But indeed time marches on and at last it’s here. This is also my first post of 2015! The next few months are... Continue reading →
Yesterday I was lucky enough to spend the day in London with one of my closest friends to celebrate her birthday. Kiran has her own website, The Swindian, a delightful blog that chronicles her experiences as foodie in London and... Continue reading →
For the past seven years, Frank Harper George has been bringing joy to people once a year near the end of November. This glorious event is called Franksgiving and it is where without fail Frank undertakes the herculean task of... Continue reading →
Chocolate and banana is a well known delicious combination. The only way that I know of to improve on this is to replace the chocolate with Nutella. That’s exactly what I’ve done in this delicious cupcake recipe. Back in undergrad,... Continue reading →
I have sung the praises of cookie bars many times before. They combine the chewy moreishness of cookies with the ease of a brownie. I rarely have the patience to stand by the oven door while each try of... Continue reading →
My first thought when I took a bite of this cake was “woah”, followed swiftly by “this tastes exactly like pumpkin pie”. My third that was “I don’t think I’ll be able to finish this piece… but I’ll be happy... Continue reading →
I don’t normally bake this often – two layer cakes in one week is quite a lot for me! It’s been really fun, but it has required a bit of planning and baking at odd hours to make sure I... Continue reading →