The Cake Business That is Worth Making Cheese for…

“Life is great. Cheese makes it better.” Avery Aames Good cheesecakes are based on simple recipes… Although some might think it is a craft difficult to master, when the balance of soft cheese, eggs, sugar and a few flavourings is right, making cheesecake is a straightforward confectionery affair. Cheesecakes are technically baked cheesy custards on […]

Recycling the Summer Abundance: Soft Fruit Pulp Cookies

“God will overflow your cup, so grab the biggest one you can find.” Rob Liano   Summer usually means a heavenly abundance of fresh fruit…An apple tree in the garden? A raspberry bush nearby? A strawberry field just a few meters away?… The summer often produces goods to a quantity that no family is able […]

The Perfect Base Biscuit: for Rum Balls, Truffles, Cheesecakes, Crunchy Cake Layers and More…

“Nine times out of ten, you aren’t having a full-on nervous breakdown – you just need a cup of tea and a biscuit.” Caitlin Moran A simple biscuit might not be the dream of excitement for many consumers due to lacking the elegance, sophistication and exotic flavour combinations that some cakes and desserts have. It […]

Use Up the Leftovers this Pancake Day !

“Drama is very important in life: You have to come on with a bang. You never want to go out with a whimper. Everything can have drama if it’s done right. Even a pancake.” Julia Child Baking Heaven have kindly promoted some of my Pancake Day Recipes! Scotch Pancake Torte To make 6 pancakes, add the […]

Celebrating a Traditional Shrove: Oven Baked Chips

“I buffet my body and make it my slave…” Bible, 1 Corinthians 9:27 Traditionally viewed as a day of repentance, Shrove Tuesday has become the last day for celebration and feasting before the period of fasting required during the Lent season for mind and body becoming cleared, prepared for Easter. The name “Shrove Tuesday” originates […]

A Different Kind of Valentine’s Day, A Different Kind of Love: My Sister, Eva’s Simple Biscuit Cake Pops

“Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” […]

With Love…in Advance: Valentine’s Strawberry Cheesecake Fudge – Yet Another Way to Use Leftover Bakes

“Pink isn’t just a color it’s an attitude too!” Miley Cyrus Cheesecake is a beloved dessert around the world. While many assume that it has its origins in New York, it actually dates back much further. The first “cheese cake” may have been created on the Greek island of Samos. Physical anthropologists excavated cheese molds there which […]

Household Rules: Use Everything! Recycled-Biscuits-Sandwich-Biscuit

Let’s pretend… I’ll pretend I like cooking and you pretend it tastes nice…You’ll eat and you’ll like it. The image of the perfect housewife who kept a spotless home, had her husband’s dinner ready as soon as he walked through the door from work and single-handed raised the children – while still always managing to […]

A Warming Winter Treat: Spiced Fruit and Recycled Cookie Crumble

“Rocks in my path? I keep them all. With them I shall build my castle.” Nemo Nox One can be a portion-perfect, blessed, talented and creative kitchen fairy, still, law is law: leftovers are a fact of life. They can be boring , annoying, dull and depressing, however, the magic of a real kitchen fairy lies […]

A Tasty Beauty Makeover: Bread Crisps

“Pollution is nothing but the resources we are not harvesting. We allow them to be dispersed because we’ve been ignorant of their value. “ R. Buckminster Fuller People of old times lived a simple life. They did simple things. They thought about life, love and others on a simple way. And they ate simple things. Simple, […]