Dark Chocolate and Sultana Hot Cross Buns

I know there's nothing ground-breaking about baking hot cross buns for Easter, but I've never made them so I get a free pass on innovation this week. Plus, they've got chocolate in them, so they must be good! The thing I liked most about making this recipe is that I got to test out the … Continue reading Dark Chocolate and Sultana Hot Cross Buns


Blueberry and Raisin Bran Muffins

I opted for a healthier treat this week and adapted a bran muffin recipe from Broma Bakery to make two versions — blueberry and raisin. These muffins are made with buttermilk and coconut oil, and they are a perfect snack when microwaved for 10 seconds with a bit of spread and a drizzle of honey. … Continue reading Blueberry and Raisin Bran Muffins

Buttermilk Cornbread (Johnnycake)

I had a serious craving for johnnycake (sweetened cornbread) the other day. After trolling through Pinterest looking for a good recipe, I kept returning to one from Allrecipes.com because it was so straight-forward. Usually I avoid recipes from this site because they tend to be a bit dull, but this one really is five stars! … Continue reading Buttermilk Cornbread (Johnnycake)

Frosted Snowfall Gingerbread Cookies

I've made this gingerbread cookie recipe before and it's now a firm favourite because the cookies are soft, yet chewy. Traditional gingerbread tends to be doughy and goes stale quickly, while other recipes for ginger cookies yield rock solid biscuits. So, if you like chewy cookies, then this is a holiday recipe to try! This … Continue reading Frosted Snowfall Gingerbread Cookies