Have you ever eaten madeleines before? These scallop-shaped cakelets are not only pretty on the plate but also a delight to eat, especially when warm. It’s a good thing that they are also quite simple to make.
Banana is a special fruit that can be used in more than one way. You can enjoy it as is for a quick healthy snack, coat it in batter to make crisp fritters, or mix it with dulce de leche and cream for a decadent banoffee pie. And when bananas start turning brown on your kitchen counter, there’s an even longer list of recipes to put them to good use. Of course, banana bread easily tops that list. (more…)
Hayley McKee is not only one of the rising stars of the cake world, but surely one of the most original. Who else would have dreamt of and succeeded in making flavour combos like beetroot rose truffle, lavender bay leaf, pumpkin bourbon crunch, and porcini caramel and chestnut cake? (more…)
As usual my story begins on a Sunday, not just any typical Sunday, but a birthday Sunday. The sun was beaming down, casting gorgeous shadows beneath the old Tuart tree, the smell of a roast pork permeating the air, the crisp crack of yet another beer water being opened. Yes, these are my favorite Sundays. (more…)