Category: Cakes, bakes & biscuits

Spiced nectarine cake

Spiced nectarine cake

I often wondered whether Chinese five spice would work in cake, as well as all its individual spices do..With nectarines being in season and sold in abundance everywhere at the moment, I thought marrying the two sounded like a good match! And it was! Really […]

Cinnamon drizzle cake with pear and honey

Cinnamon drizzle cake with pear and honey

This recipe came about through Elisabeth’s need for cake and my luck of ingredients.. Olive oil replaced other fats since there was nothing else in the house and the pears were desperately needing consumed as not the most seasonal or popular fruit in our house […]

Chocolate orange marble cakes with toasted marshmallow topping
Soula’s coconut macaroons or bouboukakia

Soula’s coconut macaroons or bouboukakia

This recipe is a very recent addition to our family favourites. I always loved coconut macaroons, they are quite popular in Greek patisseries. Recently one of my Greek cousins posted a photo of her baked coconut macaroons on social media and I instantly thought I […]

Sugar free blueberry & banana oaty muffins

Sugar free blueberry & banana oaty muffins

This is a great recipe that produces soft, fruity muffins, sugar free but full of flavour! Great as a healthy kids or mummy snack or breakfast on the go. I found this recipe at the Wings and Roots website where Beth shares some great recipes, crafts ideas and […]

pear & parsnip pancakes

pear & parsnip pancakes

Pancake day today and I thought I would try something different to celebrate. I used grated parsnip, pear and nutmeg to flavour my pancakes and add some texture as well as extra goodness. I never use sugar in my pancake butter because I like to […]

Sticky orange and cardamon semolina cake

Sticky orange and cardamon semolina cake

This is a sweet and sticky pudding, combining some of my favourite ingredients. Zesty orange and fragrant cardamom, together with the grainy polenta give this bake its lovely texture and yummy flavour. The sticky orange syrup just tops it off beautifully. Serve on its own […]

Melomakarona- Greek honey spiced Christmas biscuits
Christine’s festive fruit slice

Christine’s festive fruit slice

 So it has taken me almost three weeks to actually gather my thoughts and notes and produce this entry but better late than never.. It’s all about the cooking and baking and less about the writing and pinning on the run up for Christmas.. But […]

Aquafaba meringues, vegan & delicious