banana bread

I developed this recipe for D the month that we got married. It was my first post after we tied the knot and I was super proud of myself that I was winning at married life. How different things are now. So I am reposting this with a few tiny amendments, as now my cooking…

Chocolate truffle overload!

Sometimes, there is nothing quite like a little bit of chocolate. Every so often, my mind and body crave that little mouth full of chocolaty goodness. I don’t buy chocolate bars and I don’t like to snack. But in the evenings, especially on days when the weather is bad, I like to curl up on…

Celeriac and apple soup

The weather here, has turned. We had a good stint of glorious sun and calm spring days and now we are back to sun/wind/rain/hailstones and sun again, all a bit topsy turvy. With weather like this, what food I am in the mood for changes constantly. But soup is always one of those dishes that…

Mixed berry and pecan muffin cake

The last few cakes I have made have been quite heavily laden with frosting or cream and butter. So with the weather changing and it becoming brighter and fresher outside, I wanted to make a cake that was a little bit lighter and less calorific. The muffin cake, takes little time and can be adapted…

Profiteroles

Last week it was my hubby-to-be ‘s birthday. We’re not exactly in the celebrating mood these days yet but when I asked him what he wanted for his birthday he replied ‘fire logs’. That’s all he wanted. I didn’t complain, this was the easiest present ever to buy him and I was relieved at the…

No fuss soup and bread

So my dad sent me a text request for a veg based soup with spinach. Most of the time I just throw soups together with whatever is left in the fridge. I have a few soups that I don’t mess with and funnily enough spinach soup is one of them. So I finished work and…

Orange and Almond cake

I recently posted about a pear and almond cake with a streusel topping, well this is a variation on that cake and it is still delicious and light and fluffy. Really I think Delia is a genius! This cake would work with practically any ingredients and I’m already thinking of making a strawberry and pistachio…

Granola goodness

So D and I went out for breakfast this morning which was yummy as always. But as we were leaving my mother rang and said she would be in the area and would pop by for coffee in our house. She may have asked if I had any biscuits to go with said coffee. Of…

Gluten free cookie challenge

Recently I have been experimenting more with gluten free recipes. Mains and starters are quite easy but actually when it comes to baking it can be quite different. Until recently I never really worried about cooking gluten free but lately I have become more aware of the number of people who have a gluten intolerance….