date and walnut coffee cake

Date and Walnut Coffee Cake

This simple coffee cake made in a square pan is sweetened with dates and maple syrup and topped with a crunchy walnut crumble and a drizzle of sweet glaze. The cake has a hint of orange, with a cinnamon laced crumble on top . I have adapted this recipe from my all time favourite magazine Bake From Scratch. Continue Reading

The Best Blueberry Muffin Loaf

has been a bit crazy for the last two weeks, so I haven’t had much time to bake. But today with some beautiful much needed rain falling and I bit of a respite from the heat, this uncomplicated quick Blueberry muffin loaf was the perfect thing to make. It is moist and tangy, and it literally falls apart with softness.  Make it as a loaf or in muffin cases, but either way you are going to be hooked, its great for breakfast, tea or an afternoon snack.  Pack it full of plump blueberries to give your day a powerful antioxidant boost.   Continue Reading

Spiced chai ice cream ideal for vegans

Vegan Spiced Chai Ice Cream

I don’t know about you, but I LOVE anything Chai.    Vanilla Chai or Spiced Chai, both have equal charm for me.  This Spiced Chai ice cream is made with coconut cream and cashews nuts so perfect for vegans.   Continue Reading

White vanilla cake with cinnamon buttercream icing

Dreamy White Cake with Cinnamon Buttercream Frosting

This Dreamy white cake with cinnamon buttercream frosting is a basic 1-2-3-4 cake.  Getting it’s name from the proportions of its basic ingredients, it is so easy you will always remember it without even having to reference a recipe.  I have added my favourite cinnamon buttercream frosting to give it a subtle spicy flavour. Continue Reading

Coconut Lentil Curry

Coconut Green Lentil Curry

A little savoury to tantalise your tastebuds today.   This is my take on a traditional Indian Dhal, with Cape Malay and  Thai influences. The Coconut cream gives a subtle hint of sweetness to this dish, while the chilli and spices gives it a kick. Serve this delicious lentil curry with steaming fragrant Jasmine rice, and add Paneer for an added protein boost to a vegetarian diet. Continue Reading

Dark chocolate mousse

3 Ingredient Rich Chocolate Mousse

Once again Valentine’s Day is nearly upon us and if you do not have time to make something exoctic why not whip up this quick and easy Rich Chocolate Mousse. There are plenty of mousse recipes out there which call for heavy cream, loads of butter and  dreaded gelatine. These are usually  time consuming to make, and the results can be so unpredictable.  Here is a quick 3 ingredient Chocolate Mousse which is straight forward,  yet still has the rich, intense chocolate flavour needed for a beautiful mousse.  If you are into dark chocolate this recipe is for you, as it has only a hint of sugar.

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Decadent chocolate cake

Decadent Chocolate Cake with Dark Chocolate Ganache

It’s February so lets celebrate the month of Love with chocolate and roses. This Decadent Chocolate Cake is a simple Devil Food Cake, dense, moist, dark,  and utterly delicious.   No need for any fancy decorations, just add a few roses and you are good to go.

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Coffee cake with lemon curd

Lemon Coffee Cake

There is nothing sweeter than a New Year, filled with hope and wonderful new ideas. After a month away from blogging, baking and food shoots, I am excited at the prospect of sharing some amazing new food ideas that I have picked up during my travels to London and the USA.  This year I am planning on travelling as little as possible after spending four months away from home last year.  There are no fancy new year’s resolutions for me this year, its going to be all about month long goals, which I think I can realistically achieve. Continue Reading

Happy Holidays

 As the year draws to an end I always reflect on what I have done and what the new year brings.  Once again I feel so blessed that I have been healthy and had the opportunity to really make the most of this amazing year.

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