Sticky Cinnamon Buns

I love cinnamon buns and I cannot lie! The perfect weekend bake, I used my Monkey Bread recipe, posted last year to make these Old-fashioned Sticky Cinnamon Buns Sticky Cinnamon Buns Dough 4 cups cake flour2 eggs1/4 cup sugar1 tsp vanilla essence1 tsp ground cinnamon1 cup milk125g butter1 sachet instant yeastIn a bowl of a […]

Créme Brûlée Cheesecake

What’s better than Crème Brûlée? A crème brûlée cheesecake 😋 This baked cardamom crème brûlée cheesecake served with figs hits all the right spots as the season begins to change, warming & comforting. Can be made in advance, just brûlée the tops before serving   Crème Brûlée Cheesecake Biscuit Base 100g lotus biscuits, finely processed50g […]

Pistachio Chocolate Cake

Don’t bite off more than you can chew. Unless it’s chocolate- Godiva 8 layers of chocolate & pistachio goodness , I‘ve added strawberries, does that make this cake healthy?  Pistachio Chocolate Cake Chocolate Cake 125g 55% dark choc (melted)125ml warm water125g butter (softened)1 cup castor sugar2 eggs1 tsp vanilla essence1/2 cup sour cream2 cup cake […]

Rolled Lamingtons

I’ve never met a Lamington I didn’t love! Lamingtons come in all sorts of different flavours and shapes.  I experimented with rolling them here.   Rolled Lamingtons Sponge  3 eggs 1 cup castor sugar 1 1/2 cups flour 1/2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp vanilla essence 140ml milk 95g butter Heat together milk and butter […]

Eid in Lockdown 2020

This Eid was one for the books, I missed my family dearly, we had social distancing, which meant, no friends. Still grateful and always looking on the bright side of life, I was determined to make the most of it. After four flower-free months, I was elated to have these gorgeous blooms. Sourced from local […]

Cardamom Madeleines served with Vanilla & Cardamom Milk

I’ve been hypnotised by the scent of cardamom, the ground cardamom I purchased from The Global Village in Dubai, has a wonderful aroma and I can’t seem to get enough.  I modified the Madeleine recipe from My Sweet Life (my recipe book), I flavoured this with cardamom, honey and vanilla served just the way they […]

72 hours in Copenhagen

  Copenhagen also aka ‘The city of the copper roofs,’ has been on my list of places to visit for the longest time. The combination of modern day advances and rich heritage is intriguing, here you’ll find the efficiency of Scandinavia with the charm of Europe.  Copenhagen is most definitely the style capital of the […]

Saffron, Cardamom Buns

  Sugar and spice and everything nice… These Scandi buns are the perfect Fika treat, Fika is all about small cakes and buns. In Sweden, pastries as a whole, are frequently called fikabrod. “Fika, the moment you take a break, often with a cup of tea or coffee, and find something baked to pair with it. You […]

Lemon Petit Fours

Lemon Petit Fours I’ve been making these petit fours for a good few years,  not my favourite sweet treat to make, but definitely a crowd pleaser.  The recipe I’ve always used is adapted from Peggy Porschen,  it has multiple components and I recommend you start a few days before you need to serve these.  The […]

Cinnabon Swirl Bundt Cake

I’ve been putting off buying these pans for ages now.  Firstly they are so heavy, secondly they are so heavy! Made from cast iron, these are pretty solid. My DH travelled recently, without me , call it ‘PAY BACK’, I made him bring back 5 of these . They are so gorgeous, I couldn’t resist, I […]