Sable breton is a classic French butter cookie traditionally made with a shortbread-type of dough and salted butter. Sable, in French, refers to the sandy texture of the cookie that is a staple to the people of Brittany in northwestern France. (more…)
With World Chocolate Day coming up, I am quite certain chocolate lovers like me are just as excited to celebrate this all-important occasion with lots of chocolate making and eating! And while some love the fancy, more indulgent treats, I prefer to stick with the basic yet versatile chocolate—the classic chocolate ganache, that is.
Have you ever tried combining two baked treats together? I especially love doing this so I can enjoy a mix of textures and flavours in one bite. Try doing this clever technique by baking a creme brulee cheesecake. With this cake on the table, you now have a good excuse to have two desserts instead of one!
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…)
Mums are naturally nurturing. They will happily cook for us and even do the dishes. (My mum would!) So come Mother’s Day, let’s invade the kitchen and prepare something special for our mum. I can’t think of a better way to surprise mine than with a sweet and satisfying plate of waffles early in the morning. (more…)
I’ve always been interested in baking. Back in the day when I had no idea what a stand mixer was, I remember spending my weekends baking at home, mixing everything by hand. I used to read the backs of cake mix boxes and would cut out and save those recipes I thought I can do. Some turned out okay. Most were not. But I really like baking and working with the oven so much, I even decided to study it formally.