Oh So Simple Strawberry Tart

I’ve had this little recipe waiting to be added for a few weeks now, but I’ve been working on a few house projects (updating my kitchen) and we also took ourselves off for a couple of days to Protaras for my birthday, which was fabulous. I was meeting up with family for the evening and taking in the delights of the Abba tribute band at the Love Boat pub (yes it really was called the Love Boat) and then suffered the next day from the effects of the local wine, ah well! We spent the day on Nissi Beach in […]

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Chocolate Orange Muffins

Here we go again with the magnificent combo of dark chocolate and juicylicious orange, I’ll never tire of it, NEVER! I managed to buy some more of my favoured buckwheat flour, I love how soft and light the cakes are when I use this particular flour, it is a bit harder to get hold of for me, but it’s worth stocking up when I see it as it’s great for cakes and cookies, so worth having in the cupboard, especially for Gluten free peeps (don’t let the buckWHEAT part fool you, this flour is completely gluten free). I spotted a […]

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Cinnamonbread Men with a touch of Orange Zestiness

Yes, yes, I know, it’s supposed to be gingerbread men, but a certain man of the house doesn’t like ginger so I thought it was an acceptable trade off to make them from cinnamon. I’d originally thought of making these for Halloween along with a strawberry sauce for gory bits but I didn’t get the little cookie cutters I needed, then I saw a post on cookingstoned this week for sweet potato gingerbread men and it reminded me that I was going to bake them and so I finally got around to it. Looking at my finished product, the men […]

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Coffee & Brazil Nut Chocolate Chip Cookies

When I made the cookie batter for this recipe and tasted it, it reminded me of the truffles my mum would make when I was younger, she would make coffee and walnut though and they would be huge truffles that she would keep on a plate in the fridge, unguarded, silly mistake! They lasted all but 30 seconds once we knew they were in there! So it came to me to make some truffles as well using a similar recipe to the cookie dough (recipe to come later once I’ve taken some pics!) but let’s talk about the cookies. These […]

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Papaya & Matcha Cake with Green Tea Frosting

I’d completely forgotten about the pack of Matcha Green Tea Powder I got a while back, it’s been hiding at the back of my cupboard and I rescued it the other day and put it to good use.  I’ve only used it once before in a cookie recipe and thought I’d give it another go but this time in a cake. I quite like the idea of the green frosting which I think will be quite fun in the run up to Halloween, maybe some spooky cupcakes will be made in this house, we shall see! Martin said that this […]

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Beautifully Moist Vanilla Carrot Cake Muffins

It’s been absolutely ages since I baked with carrots and I had one just sitting there all lonesome and forlorn, so I grabbed it up and set about some muffin baking, so glad I did as these were just fabulous, even if I do say so myself. You could, if you wanted, add a little frosting to the muffins to make a proper carrot cake, but that’s up to you! Might bake again tomorrow, I’ve got a hankering for a cheesecake and I just bought some more tofu, so it’s just a matter of deciding which flavour to do. Going […]

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