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)

Red Velvet Cupcakes with White Chocolate Buttercream

Happy Valentine's Day (belated)! I've known for some time that I wanted to try out red velvet cupcakes to celebrate the day of love, but I've never been a fan of synthetic-tasting, over-dyed baked goods, so I was hesitant to use a standard "electric red" velvet recipe. I decided to return to The Sprinkles Baking … Continue reading Red Velvet Cupcakes with White Chocolate Buttercream