Baked Goods

Zesty Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Zesty Lemon Poppyseed Muffins Recipe

My husband loves muffins in all their varieties but these ones are his absolute favorite. We make them at least once every week. Thankfully, we have a lemon tree in our garden so we always use fresh lemons but if you don’t have fresh lemons, you can use store-bought lemon juice. They won’t taste as …

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Yogurt Cherry Cake

Yoghurt Cherry Cake Recipe

I am one person who is not shy to ask for a recipe whenever I eat homemade food that is delicious. I had this yogurt cherry cake at a friend’s birthday party and I enjoyed it so much that I tracked down the person who baked it until I found them. It was baked by …

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Waffles Recipe

I love to eat waffles with syrup, but my children prefer to have them with ice cream so instead of having them for breakfast, we end up having them as an afternoon snack. These days I rarely make them myself, my son usually makes them as they have somewhat become his specialty. This is the …

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Victorian Sponge Cake

Victorian Sponge Cake Recipe

The Victorian sponge cake was named after Queen Victoria. It differs from the regular sponge cake in that it contains more fat. Raspberry jam and whipped cream are sandwiched between two sponge cakes, as shown in the recipe below, and the cake is dusted with icing sugar.

Velvet Sponge Cake

Velvet Sponge Cake Recipe

Here’s how you can make your own velvet sponge cake from scratch. This cake is soft and has a velvet-like texture that everyone will love. It is versatile and will allow you to try different flavor variations. Did I also mention that it is easy to make? Try it out and see for yourself.

Vanilla Cake

Vanilla Cake Recipe

This classic vanilla cake recipe will make the best vanilla cake you have ever tasted, I promise. It is quite easy to make too. I once baked it for our book club and it was a hit with the ladies. Since then, I have been assigned the role of “baker” in our book club, so …

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Sweet Flan Pastry

Sweet Flan Pastry Recipe

Here is yet another pastry recipe and I assure you, it’s not as difficult as you think. Just follow the recipe as it is and remember, practice makes perfect. So if at first you don’t succeed, try again, you will soon get it. This pastry is great for tarts. Its dough is different from pie-dough, …

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Strawberry Cake

Strawberry Cake Recipe

When I was in college, there was a girl in my class who used to sell home-baked cakes and I especially enjoyed her strawberry cake. We lost touch after we graduated, and I tried desperately to emulate the strawberry cake. I tried a lot of recipes until I found one that tasted exactly like the …

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Sponge Cake

Sponge Cake Recipe

Sponge cakes have a tendency of flopping even when you’ve been careful. I’ve tested a lot of sponge cake recipes and this one has never let me down. It is easy to make and it’s the only one that I use now. I have made it countless times and it comes out perfect every time. …

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Sour Milk Scones

Sour Milk Scones Recipe

This is my favorite scone recipe! It is the one recipe that I share the most (I have a tendency of giving it to people without them asking). You can use fresh milk if you don’t have sour milk but it is way more delicious with sour milk. Yogurt or buttermilk can also be used …

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Snowy Almond Shortbread Stars

Snowy Almond Shortbread Stars Recipe

Get creative and make these snowy shortbread stars. You can also cut them up into different shapes and sizes for a fun snack for the kids.

Simple Oven Fresh Scones

Simple Oven Fresh Scones Recipe

Here is another sugarless scone recipe for those who want sugar-free scones. They are tasty and can also be enjoyed by those who love the sweet stuff.

Shortcrust Pastry

Shortcrust Pastry Recipe

The first type of pastry I learned how to make was flaky pastry. Once I became good at it, I decided to learn how to make other types of pastries. My confidence had grown and there was no stopping me! It is important to keep the pastry cool because if the butter is heated too …

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Plain Madeira Cake

Plain Madeira Cake Recipe

I enjoy this plain Madeira cake so much that I tend to overindulge sometimes! I especially like to make it when I have guests over, and they compliment it every time. This recipe is great as it is but it can also be used as a base for other flavors too.

Pita Bread

Pita Bread Recipe

This pita bread recipe can be made ahead of time and stored in the freezer. It is commonly stuffed with falafels but can also be enjoyed with a salad or a sandwich filling.

Moist Chocolate Cake

Moist Chocolate Cake Recipe

Everyone has that one cake recipe that they have perfectly mastered, and mine is the moist chocolate cake. It is my go to cake for testing out a new oven and if the oven works fine, the cake always comes out perfect. Always.

Lemon Cottage Cheesecake

Lemon Cottage Cheese Cake Recipe

Whenever I make cheesecake, I like to make different flavors every time but this lemon cottage cheesecake turns out to be the most requested one in my household! This recipe uses cottage cheese in place of cream cheese. Unlike traditional cheesecake recipes, it is not prone to fail.

Italian Cassata Gateau

Italian Cassata Gateau Recipe

I was introduced to Italian Cassata Gateau by my mother-in-law who had made it for a family member’s birthday. I enjoyed the cake so much, I had to ask her for the recipe. She kindly shared it with me and now I am sharing it with you.

Honey Brown Bread

Honey Brown Bread Recipe

Most children don’t like brown bread (I didn’t either when I was growing up), so if you’re looking for a brown bread that the kids will love, look no further. Unlike regular brown bread, this honey brown bread is soft and tender on the inside and it is so yummy that they’ll be asking for …

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Banana Bread with Nuts (Banana Nut Bread)

Banana Bread with Nuts (Banana Nut Bread) Recipe

What better way to use overripe bananas than by making banana bread with them? This recipe produces a delicious and moist banana bread. February 23 is National Banana Bread Day, so be sure to mark it on your calendar, so that you can celebrate the day with this delightful banana bread.

Golden Madeira Loaf

Golden Madeira Loaf Recipe

This Golden Madeira loaf is absolutely delicious. You can have it as it is or you can top it up with desiccated coconut to take it to a whole new level. (See the notes below for the coconut variation).

Golden Gingerbread

Golden Gingerbread Recipe

My husband, who is no way a baker, decided one day that he would give baking a shot. I gave him this recipe to try and I was very impressed with the results. The bread came out just as good as when I bake it myself! It’s such a simple recipe and it’s great for …

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Silver Dollar Pancakes

Silver Dollar Pancakes Recipe

Silver dollar pancakes are smaller than regular pancakes, hence the name. This recipe makes light and fluffy pancakes that the kids will love.

Giant Chocolate Chunk Biscuits

Giant Chocolate Chunk Biscuits Recipe

August 4th is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day, and what better way to celebrate this day than with these giant chocolate chip cookies! They are easy to make and your whole family will love them.

Flaky Pastry

Flaky Pastry Recipe

I used to find the idea of making pastry, any type of pastry, intimidating. I admit, it took me a while to finally get the hang of it, and now that I have mastered it, I don’t use the store-bought one any more. Flaky pastry is easier to make than puff pastry, and in this …

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