Inspired by Little Cupcakes – Mini Carrot Cupcakes

On my first visit to Melbourne I was overwhelmed by the many different recommendations for cafes and bakeries there were. Staying at a hostel near to Degraves Street, I explored the ones nearest and came across Little Cupcakes. A cute little bakery, filled with various flavours of tiny little cupcakes. I opted for the carrot cake…

Maple Pecan Muffins

This is another easy recipe for deliciously moist muffins, laced with pecans and maple syrup. I try and create recipes that make smaller quantities, this recipe only makes 6 muffins but can easily be doubled to make 12. I love using parchment paper as opposed to muffin cases, I prefer the look of it and…

Whole Lemon Cake with Mascarpone Icing

This has to be one of my all time favourite cakes. Using whole lemons creates such an intense zesty flavour that balances the sweetness. The icing is made with mascarpone to create a cheesecake like layer, in the photos I hadn’t used lemon curd but swiftly put some on after as it brightened the cake…

Lemon and Coconut Lamingtons

A lamington is traditionally a vanilla sponge, with a chocolate coating dipped in desiccated coconut. The origins of the cake are disputed, with both Australia and New Zealand claiming they invented the cake. I tried my first lamington in New Zealand, on a roadtrip to Mt Ruapehu to go night skiing. So for that reason…

Beijinhos de Coco (Brazilian Coconut Bonbons)

I recently found myself with an excess of desiccated coconut in the kitchen, making the mistake of purchasing an enormous bag, I quickly made a search on google of recipes that require coconut and came across these sweets. These are somewhat similar to the traditional Brazilian sweets: Brigadeiros. A fudge like confectionary, made from condensed…

Sun-dried tomato pesto and cheese swirls

I definitely have too much of a sweet tooth. I make cakes, cookies, sweets all the time but it’s been a long time since I made anything savoury. I put that right today by making these pesto swirls. Soft bread filled with tangy pesto and oozing with cheese, these are best served straight from the…

Christina Tosi’s Milk Bar Birthday Cake

This cake needs an occasion. It’s not for the faint hearted, and not just for an ordinary day. With its large ingredient list and number of steps, you need to dedicate time to this. With that being said though, it is probably one of the best cakes I’ve ever made, with a few small ingredient…

St. Patrick’s Day: Mint Choc Chip Cupcakes

You can’t turn up to a party empty handed, especially a St. Patricks Day party. So why not turn up with a bottle of your choice in one hand and a plate of these green-themed cupcakes in the other. Although there may be nothing typically Irish about these cupcakes, its the colours that make these…

Blueberry Muffins with Ísey Skyr Labneh

Iceland, the land of fire and ice, is a country synonymous with breathtakingly beautiful landscapes, hot springs and dramatic weather, waterfalls, northern lights and… yoghurt?! Ísey Skyr is an Icelandic yoghurt that is high in protein, fat free and utterly delicious, and makes for a perfect match with these blueberry muffins. Straining the yoghurt overnight,…

Inspired By: The Daily Fix – Pandan Pancakes

So Shrove Tuesday means one thing to brits: Pancake Day! Typically I would be consuming the thin French crepe style ones, topped with lashings of lemon and sugar however this year I’ve been inspired by these pandan pancakes I tried whilst in Malaysia. The Daily Fix is a perfectly curated cafe in the city of…

Classic Alfjores Cookies

Some people make bucket lists for all the things they want to do and see, others make shopping lists for groceries: I however make a baking list, a some-what lengthy list with all the bakes I want to try at some point and finally I’m making process and ticking them off. Let me introduce Alfjores…

It’s Semlor Bun Season

For as long as I can remember, Semlor buns have been on my ‘to bake’ list. It’s taken me a while to get round to making them due to the time commitment required. Originating from Sweden, the buns have a specific season in which they can be enjoyed, as soon as Christmas is over, the…