Macarons; what works for me

Macarons; what works for me

Macarons are something I enjoy eating especially the freshly baked ones at Laduree. I decided to try to make some myself and after about 5 attempts I think I have figured out what works for me. I personally feel that everyone has their own touch 

Autumnal Eats

Autumnal Eats

This year I have really fallen in love with pumpkins and squashes. I am feeling the Autumn Vibes. For the recipes below I used 1 squash & 1 cooking pumpkin. I could not get hold of pumpkin purée and made it myself. Yes, it is 

Buckwheat Pancakes with Homemade Nutella

Buckwheat Pancakes with Homemade Nutella

Buckwheat pancakes are becoming a trend so I decided to try them out and see what the fuss is all about. This was the recipe from All Recipes but swapped the buttermilk and added cinnamon. Buckwheat Pancakes Ingredients: 1 cup buckwheat flour 1 1/2 teaspoons white 

PISTACHIO, CARDAMOM AND ROSE FINANCIERS

PISTACHIO, CARDAMOM AND ROSE FINANCIERS

The combination of rose and pistachio is always a winner for me and works really well when creating desserts and sweet treats. I have added cardamom to my recipe too because it adds a lovely warm aroma. I was inspired by Baking Queen 74 to make some 

Falooda No Bake Cheesecake

Falooda No Bake Cheesecake

Falooda is an Indian drink made from mixing rose syrup, vermicelli, sweet basil (sabza/takmaria) seeds and pieces of jelly with milk, often topped off with a scoop of ice cream. I love falooda and thought it would be nice to make it into an actual dessert 

Strawberry Oatmeal Cookies

Strawberry Oatmeal Cookies

I love the idea of having tea infused cakes or biscuits so when Spice Kitchen sent me some loose Strawberry & Cream Loose Tea I made some oatmeal cookies infused with the tea. I looked up a few recipes and tips online before putting one together. 

Yuzu & Honey Hot Cross Buns from Yutaka

Yuzu & Honey Hot Cross Buns from Yutaka

It’s coming up to Easter which means various flavours of Hot Cross Buns are now available in the shops. Rather than buying some this year why not try to make some? Yutaka have got a tangy citrus syrup called Yuzu and I had a chance 

Sweet Watermelon Skittles flavoured popcorn

Sweet Watermelon Skittles flavoured popcorn

I always want to make sweet popcorn so decided to try out a combination of various recipes and tips to make Sweet Watermelon Skittles flavoured popcorn. Ingredients • 2 cup plain of popping corn • 3 tablespoon oil • 2 oz butter • 1/4 cup 

Chocolate Divas / Diyas / Candles 

Chocolate Divas / Diyas / Candles 

This Diwali I thought I would try an alternative sweet and I saw a you tube video on chocolate diyas/ candles. This is what they were meant to look like however as you can see from my photos they turned out the opposite. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhIVDteRFfc&sns=em I