Seasonal, Sweet Treats, Yummy Recipes

Easter Bun Cupcakes: Because Kneading Dough is a Pain in the Behind

{ Updated version from 2019 with Gluten and Dairy Free Options can be found here } I spent a large portion of today kneading dough for Hot Cross Buns.  It occurred to me half way through the second painful "waiting for the dough to rise"  period that very few people have this much time on their… Continue reading Easter Bun Cupcakes: Because Kneading Dough is a Pain in the Behind

Out and About, Sweet Treats, Yummy Recipes

That Awesome Feeling That Comes From Giving Your 6-Year-Old Exactly What He Asked For : Custard Cupcakes

Master 5 turned 6 last Thursday and given that he is related to me by blood it was no surprise that he wanted cake.  LOTS of cake. I have to admit that I was a little sceptical when he asked for custard cupcakes to take to school on his birthday.   They sounded a little… Continue reading That Awesome Feeling That Comes From Giving Your 6-Year-Old Exactly What He Asked For : Custard Cupcakes

Healthy Snacks, Sweet Treats, Yummy Recipes

Wholemeal Ginger and Apricot Cookies

I have a confession to make.  Nothing juicy but it is to blame for the silence around here.  My absence hasn't been from a collapse into a banana pancakey coma of deliciousness, I've just been fighting the truth about my new kitchen.  The truth is, I hate the crap out of it and cooking on… Continue reading Wholemeal Ginger and Apricot Cookies

Healthy Snacks, Yummy Recipes

Kinda Gingerbread-y in a Vegetable-y Kinda Way: Wholemeal Zucchini Bread

Preheat your oven to 180 C (350 F) In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg In a large bowl whisk together the vegetable oil, eggs, sugar and vanilla extract until well combined Stir in the grated zucchini and grated apple Fold in the flour and spices mixture… Continue reading Kinda Gingerbread-y in a Vegetable-y Kinda Way: Wholemeal Zucchini Bread