Hershey’s Black Magic Cake

I haven’t been baking as much as I used to as when I started this blog (not that long ago) because quite frankly we all have crazy sweet-teeth and absolutely no self control. So every time I baked something (which was 2-3 times a week), it was gone within a day. I kid you not!…

Chocolate Ganache

RECIPE: Servings: Makes 3lb Soft Ganache Ingredients: 570 grams white/milk/dark chocolate, finally chopped/morsels/chips 910 grams heavy cream Medium Ganache Ingredients: 910 grams dark or milk chocolate, finally chopped or morsels/chips 910 grams heavy cream Directions: Place the chocolate in a mixing bowl. Heat the cream in a pan on the stove until it starts to simmer but…

Chocolate Striped Cake

I always loved watching my mom make Marble Cakes when I was a kid; there was always something so magical about the way it looked when she cut through it and you got to see the design. It was one of the first recipes I shared on this blog. I’ve been experimenting with some other designs and…

Quick Oats Pancakes

I love days when I can leisurely make and enjoy breakfast. It’s my favorite meal of the day and getting to have something hearty and sweet just makes my day. Followed with a big mug of coffee and I’m ready to tackle the errands of the day. Of course if it also happens to be healthy,…

Classic Chocolate Pie

Whenever my mom made cheesecake when I was growing up, I always enjoyed the crust the most; I always made sure that I had some in every bite! I grew up in England and everyone over there uses Digestive’s for the base and it’s still one of my favorite biscuits till today. Of course since everyone in the…

Butter cookie experiment

As I’ve mentioned before, whenever I have leftover frosting from baking (which I usually do since I’m so bad at estimating how much I need) I always make cookies using this recipe. Depending on what kind of frosting you have, the recipe can easily be adjusted to get either a caky biscuit or a proper…

Cake Decorating

So on the second day of the Wilton course (following from my first post on this), the instructor showed us how to torte, fill, layer and frost a cake. I’ve done this before but I really wanted to learn some tips and tricks to improve my skills because my cakes aren’t always a 100% perfect…

Healthier Chocolate Banana Muffins

I’m always on the hunt for easy and healthier desserts, and muffins are always a great option to experiment with. The easiest way to improve the nutritional level is to decrease the amount of the unhealthy ingredients such as butter and sugar, and/or substitute with healthier items. I know that there are a lot healthier and natural…

Cupcake Decorating

I’ve been working on my cake decorating skills for the past few weeks. People are always putting up such amazing looking cakes and cupcakes online, that make you just go just “Wow”! So I was trying to channel them into some inspiration for my own designs. I took a 2 day course with Wilton at…

Bare Essentials Buttermilk Pancakes

Pancakes were probably one of the first things I learned to cook; my mom always made amazing crepes for dessert but I wanted to have proper American style stack pancakes so I learned to make them from scratch myself. Buttermilk ones were a revelation much later on in life but once you have them the…

Chocolate Pudding Cake

I’m a real sucker for a good lava cake, it’s something I’m always looking out for on a restaurant menu! I’ve been working on a mug cake recipe which I haven’t quite mastered yet because it always ends up too caky and not gooey enough. Hopefully I’ll be able to share that soon once I…

Pesto Parmesan Quick Bread

As much as I love bread, I just can never get my head around making any. It’s time consuming, it’s messy, but what really puts me off is that after all that effort there is a chance that it won’t rise and turn out properly.  So it’s nice having a quick bread recipe on hand that…