Category Archives: Sweet n Savoury

Happy 1st Birthday!

elmo birthday cake

Tomorrow my little M will be 1 year old. He has grown from a teeny ball of sleepy squish into a pint-sized ball of never-ceasing energy and noise. Scrambling around the house on all fours, little M is always exploring, and already showing his personality and asserting his little will. The 12 months since he […]

Christmas cheer and a gingerbread house

gingerbread montage

We got home 7 days ago from a big trip to visit family in New Zealand. This was the first time introducing our little M to most of his extended family. The 3 weeks spent with family was full, happy and dearly cherished. The farewells were difficult. The flight home was long. Since we got […]

Caramel Apple Tart

apple galette

With all the rain we’ve been having lately it feels like summer is long gone. It’s been gone for weeks. I’m already missing the seaside walks, picnics in the park and daylight till 11pm. On the plus side, autumn means the start of warm winter desserts like this caramel apple tart. Caramel Apple Tart 3/4 […]

Marshmallow slice

smores slice

I’ve been absent from this blog for a while. I would like to say that it’s going to change and that I will be able to post more often but I honestly can’t make any promises. Not because I haven’t been baking and crafting but simply because life has been so full, bursting-at-the-seams full, in […]

Deeelish Mocha Almond Fudge Cookies

mocha almond fudge cookies

When I saw these cookies over at How Sweet Eats I knew immediately that I had to try them. These cookies are very grown up. They have toasted almonds, coffee, white chocolate and a sprinkling of cocoa nibs. Yum, this flavor combination does a delicious little dance on the taste buds. Just as the name […]

Bacon and maple syrup

bacon snap baskets with maple mousse

I’ve seen plenty of quirky recipes before for sweets and baked goods containing bacon – chocolates, cupcakes, donuts etc. At first glance, the idea makes me a little squeamish – bacon does not belong in a dessert, right? But… sweet and salty can play very nicely together sometimes… and bacon surely makes any dish taste […]

Easter weekend

carrot cake with cream cheese icing

Easter is here. This means a long weekend yippeee!!!! I’m looking forward to sunshine, chilling out with good friends, hot cross buns, chocolate, and perhaps a sleep-in if I’m lucky. Of course, Easter is also a special holiday to me, a time to reflect on the immoderate and undeserved grace of God. Not to …

One week later

little foot

I haven’t been online a whole lot lately. I’ve missed my usually daily reads, no laughs with Joy, no foodie inspiration from here or here or here, and no daily dose of PW. I’ve let it all slide by this week because something else very important came along… Let me show you: This teeny tiny […]

Banoffee Entremets

banoffee entremet

I’ve been participating in “Daring Bakers” challenges for 6 months now. The Daring Kitchen is a group of cooks and bakers who collectively try out a new and challenging recipe each month and share their successes (or failures) at the end of each month. Its been a fun way to try making things I’d never […]

Christmas Stollen

Stollen Wreath

Along with the traditional christmas favourites, I baked something new this year. Something I can’t believe I’ve never tried before. I’d like to share with you my new found christmas joy: Stollen. Stollen is a sweet German bread / cake filled with citrus peel, dried fruits, almonds, spices and sometimes marzipan. Its got all the […]