Sunday 27 April 2014

Wednesday 23 April 2014

Cranberry Orange Muffins

I haven't baked muffins for quite a while have I? I like baking muffins because it is easy. They are a lot less fussy compared to cupcakes. And with a basic recipe, you can make your own adjustments to come up with many variations.

Sunday 20 April 2014

Orange Peel Cake

This is an in-your-face orange cake. It screams OH-RANGE! There is orange juice, orange zest and orange peel in the cake and orange slices on the cake. Honestly I found it much too orangey but the orange aficionados will love this orangey buttery cake.

Thursday 17 April 2014

Peach and Orange Cheesecake with Sponge Cake Base

This is a cake you want to bake on a day when you have a lot of free time. I never do as I say and I baked this cake on a Saturday when there were heaps of things to do. I had two combs of browning (on the verge of blackening) bananas waiting to be baked and then there's the laundry and the usual housekeeping.

Monday 14 April 2014

Meatballs with Tomato Sauce

A certain someone in NZ tells me she is tired of the sweet stuff and pleaded for something savory. Pretty please. So cousin LC, these meatballs are for you. 

Friday 11 April 2014

Chocolate Banana Cake

This is one of the earliest cakes that I baked when I first dabbled in baking two years ago. I was very inexperienced and took the cake out too early. It looked baked as the top was firm and already set. But when I cut the cake, oh dear! The middle was still wet and gooey. But.....I tell you, it tasted so gooood! I could have just scooped that gooey batter and kept on eating it but I was not sure if I would get sick. I threw the cake away as it wasn't any good to keep or share an under baked cake.

Tuesday 8 April 2014

Coffee Yogurt Cheesecake with Brownie Base

I was actually reluctant to try this recipe at first because the first step said "Line two 23cm (9") springform pans..." suggesting that this is a big recipe. But when I looked at the filling ingredients, it called for 550g of cream cheese. I usually use 500g of cream cheese for an 8" cake and my brain went into overdrive to compute if I should go ahead and use the recipe as is for just one 8" cake. Besides, I am not exactly crazy about coffee flavored cakes or coffee flavored anything. I like coffee as a drink and that's it.

Sunday 6 April 2014

Candied Orange Peel

I always feel frustrated when I come across recipes that call for candied orange peel because I don't have any. Seeing that orange is the theme for this month's LTU, I decided to have a go at making my own candied orange peel.

Friday 4 April 2014

Nutella Chiffon Cake

I had two bottles of Nutella with leftovers sticking to the sides and I did not know what to do with it. There must be about 100g plus of Nutella from the two bottles combined. It would be such a waste to throw it away. So I left the Nutella on its own and simply ignored it. And then Wendy came up with her Nutella Week series. Ahah, salvation!

Wednesday 2 April 2014

Chocolate Orange Butter Cake

I have baked this cake before here and I felt like baking it again but this time in a round pan. I tried to make a fancy pattern and obviously it didn't work hah...hah....and my cake cracked :(