Greek Honey Cake

The subtlety of this cake in the way it will look (you can decorate anyway you want of course) belies its amazing hearty and warm comforting flavours.  With honey and orange undertones this will take to the Mediterranean shoes of the Greek islands from where it originates; bound to make you smile when you have…

Apricot Cream Cheese cookies

These delicate apricot cheese biscuits are always soft and full of flavour.  Any chance I get to adding apricot into my life I take it! They have the tangy sweetness of apricot preserve/jam which makes for a subtle flavour that is not too sweet.  If you are afternoon tea – these are a must!  Very…

Delectable Donut Muffins

These are super soft concoctions that are buttery ad taste like old fashion cinnamon and sugar roles.  Really easy to make and yields a good amount, perfect for a side plate when you’re having some tea or coffee in this lazy hazy afternoons at home. Time: 30 min Serves: 10 Good for: Everyday dessert Great…

Chocolate Almond Cake

The ingredients are minimal for this dessert but the prep work is significant so make sure you keep that in mind.  But the results will be fantastic and the fact that it is easily a great gluten free option makes it that much more attractive for those gatherings! Time: 2 hours Serves: 10 Good for:…

Raspberry Walnut Tart

This tart is very versatile and is at home equally in summer brunches to winter Christmas parties.  It is easy and perfect for welcoming new neighbours or for not going empty handed for an afternoon tea.  If you have those random office parties, this would be a great go to and a very impressive addition…

Saffron Rose Cardamom Cake

This beautiful cake pairs very well with tea and brings in its flavour all the warmth and exotic touches you would find in far off lands.  This is inspired by flavours from India and the Middle East and will a quick favourite for many of the people who try it.  Light and fluffy and full…

Pistachio praline & vanilla sponge

This recipe may sound harder than it is, but look at the prep time and the method and you’ll soon realize it is made to impress without all the hassle.  The ingredients are simple and most of the prep work can be done ahead of time, especially the pistachio chop.  It gives a certain exotic…

Easy Moist Banana Bread

Nothing provides a good ol’ fashioned ethereal hug than the rustic taste of banana bread loaf.  This recipe creates a moist delicious version of it that is simple to do and is almost fail proof.  It’s a great way to get rid of ripening bananas or to incorporate more bananas in your diet.  This is…

Chocolate Orange Cake

Much like the more popular peanut butter and chocolate combination popularized by chocolate manufacturers (thankfully) and the hazelnut spread (even more thankfully) – orange and chocolate is also one of those combinations gaining popularity (also introduced in the chocolate retail markets.  Here is a cake that will introduce many of your friends (if they haven’t…