Brownie Cake

We're having friends over for dinner tonight and this is always a perfect opportunity to bake! The thing is, this week has been ridiculously long and busy at work,  and I went to the pub with colleagues yesterday evening and then rushed home to do the grocery shopping and chat to my parents before bed. … Continue reading Brownie Cake


Geology Themed Chocolate Birthday Cake

I'm still horribly jet lagged after returning to the UK on Wednesday, hence why this post is a day late. Last night I finally managed to sleep through until 7am (sadly Lucy didn't), but we're both exhausted. Yesterday, Lucy went to work and I set up camp on the sofa. Around 3pm I decided I'd … Continue reading Geology Themed Chocolate Birthday Cake

Portion Controlling Snacks – Easter Edition

A few weeks ago, when I was debating how I was going to balance my lifestyle and eating habits with baking [see previous post], another pressing issue was: What am I going to do with my Easter chocolate? For those who celebrate Easter, the traditions can vary significantly. My family always did Easter on the … Continue reading Portion Controlling Snacks – Easter Edition

Traditional Shortbread Cutouts ~ Four Variations

For my last post before Christmas, I thought I would stick with a classic - shortbread. But, finding a 'perfect' shortbread recipe is actually quite tricky. There is the traditional Scottish variety that comes in bars or wedges, brown sugar shortbread, whipped shortbread, some with rice flour or corn starch, and some that even call … Continue reading Traditional Shortbread Cutouts ~ Four Variations

Chocolate Pumpkin Ghost Cupcakes

Happy Halloween! I made these treats last night and they were mostly a success. The cupcake recipe comes from Dessert for Two, which is a great blog specialising in small-batch baking. The pumpkin chai batter was amazing, but the chocolate batter came out very rubbery and not very chocolatey. I keep thinking, was it the … Continue reading Chocolate Pumpkin Ghost Cupcakes