Category Sweet Treats

jam-filled spice cookies.

My kitchen shelves have been heaving under the weight of homemade jam ever since the end of summer, and feijoa season is only adding to the strain! After a successful run of jam slices I decided it was time to come up with something new. So here they are – lightly spiced cookies with a […]

jam slice.

This is the stuff Kiwi afternoon teas are made of! I have long been a fan of jam slices but it’s taken me this long to attempt making my own, even after years of continual disappointment from the cardboard-like ones found in bakeries that require a microscope to find any trace of fruit. I was […]

chocolate and ginger cookies.

Happy Easter! It’s such a relief to have a long weekend because the summer weather has been so good these past few months that I’ve been out and about making the most of it – meaning the list of things needing to be done at home has been growing and growing… It’s good to see […]

chocolate & almond meringues with strawberry cream.

It’s prime ice cream-making season here at the moment, which means I am facing the perennial problem of what to do with my leftover egg whites. Macarons are too time-consuming (more on them some other time), I am not a fan of their coconutty cousins the macaroons, and there are very rarely occasions befitting the […]

caramel, apple and cinnamon cookies.

It’s been a while since I published a cookie recipe, but Christmas is as good a time as any to do so. I always keep a jar full in case of any unexpected visitors. Cookies make great gifts too – simply wrap a stack in cellophane, or buy a nice plate or jar to give […]

chocolate and peanut butter muffins (vegan).

I developed this recipe after a request from a friend looking for something tasty to put in her husband’s lunchbox! It took me a couple of goes to get the muffin texture right, but I’m happy with the final result. The swirls of peanut butter are a nice, salty surprise and if you use crunchy […]

pandan cupcakes with coconut buttercream and caramel filling.

After a month living in an ovenless apartment in Jakarta followed by a week on the road, it’s good to be back in my kitchen! Given the mouthwatering array of cheap food on offer in Indonesia, I didn’t think I’d miss cooking and baking as much as I did. As my previous post attests to […]