Category Archives: Cakes & Muffins

We’re eating… Blueberry (Cheddar) Cheese Bread Bites

IMG_6778The above is the rare result of a beautiful experiment in the kitchen – No recipe, no measurements, just pure instinct (that turned out right, phew) and a strong will to use up all the random leftovers in my too full fridge and freezer. With a small block of mature cheddar and a handful of frozen blueberries, I wanted to make something actually edible, so I guess throwing them together with flour, baking powder, milk and eggs can’t go very wrong can it? Continue reading

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Short Recipe: Cinnamon Muffins With Streusel Topping

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Ever since getting a set of cupcake liners from my secret santa last christmas, I have been finding recipes for muffins and cupcakes just to make sure that these go well used! This recipe for cinnamon muffins is definitely one of the best I’ve come across because of the moist texture you get. Oh, and not to mention Do give it a shot.

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We’re eating… Avocado Cheesecake with Gula Melaka

G’daaay TummyTroll! Our Australian readers would be pleased to know that I was Down Under at one of my favourite countries in the world. Ultra friendly people and breath-taking scenery aside, Australia is a foodie’s paradise with a terrific mix of international cuisine, top-notch cuisine standards and larger-than-life fresh produce. My luggage was absolutely bursting with Macadamia nut butter, Tim Tams, ginger marmalade… Yeah you get it.

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We’re eating… Warm Chocolate Sponge Pudding with Whipped Cream


This doesn’t look that good… But it was good. So good. So good that I was craving for it the subsequent few days. And honestly this was the result of a cheap and reckless attempt at making another All Basics meal (yes that’s right, this is an All Basics dish)… Recipe will come soon after I get down to perfecting it (and learn to make a nice chocolate fudge to go along). For now, enjoy the brief steps to making a Warm Chocolate Sponge Pudding! Savoured with 40% fat whipped cream no joke.

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Short Recipe: Lemon Muffins

This muffin is full of lemon goodness. The light touch of lemon zest adds flavour to what would originally have been a recipe for a basic muffin. This is surely a good way to make the best out of your lemons – now, don’t throw that leftover lemon peel!

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Step-By-Step: Marble (Slab) Cake

Delighted by the swirls in marble cakes? Ever wondered how pastry chefs manage to create that swirling effect in the cake?

We baked our virgin marble cake on our first cooking session and voila, it did turn out well – think the smell of vanilla and chocolate combined with lots of butter. Needless to say, the swirling patterns did turn out well on the surface of the cake. This is one dessert which combines aesthetic pleasure and taste!

Also just in case you were wondering why we named it marble slab cake – it’s because we halved the recipe such that the cake literally turned out as a ‘slab’ – so there you get, marble slab! Perfect with a scoop of ice cream on top!

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