Macaron Caramel au Beurre Sale

I know the macron is no longer the height of baking fashion (I always say, once they’ve appeared in “McCafe”, they’re no longer special) but they are always a joy to present and, more importantly, to eat! This macaron recipe I found a few years ago, at the height of macaron fashion, and have made…

Sticky Date Muffins with Warm Toffee Sauce

One cold, rainy weekend (yes, they do happen in Brisbane), I was browsing online for something sweet and comforting to make using only what I had in the pantry. I came across this recipe for sticky toffee muffins and was enticed immediately. Easy to put together, though they do make a few dishes, these were…

Honey Jumbles by Merle Parish

The more I read Merle’s Kitchen, the more enamoured I am with her recipes and her no-nonsense writing style. These biscuits jumped out at me, with my growing taste for honey (in my tea, on my toast, on my cereal to name but a few occasions!). As always with Merle’s recipes, these are a delight….

Jams and Preserves Day

I think there can be little doubt that here at T2K we love preserving; You may have seen our Christmas Chutney or Berry and Rhubarb Jam posts just before Christmas. As Alex happened to be in Melbourne and another good mutual friend loves to preserve too, we decided to get together and do a bulk bottling session…

Coffee and Walnut Layer Cake

I was feeling in a generous mood so decided to make a cake to share with my colleagues at Monday morning tea. Having plenty of walnuts in the house, I decided to make this delicious looking sponge from Nigella Lawson’s Kitchen. Though the recipe calls for the batter to be made up in a food…

American Style Cornbread Muffins

I had a hankering for something savoury after all my cake baking and have recently been reading into American cooking. While I wasn’t inspired by anything in Jamie Oliver’s cook book (Jamie’s America), it did remind me of my Food Safari cook book. These muffins were featured in the USA section and described as “going…

Store-Cupboard Chocolate-Orange Cake

Last night, spurred on by MasterChef*, but not willing to go to the lengths of a carrot snowman, I decided to make my favourite standby cake – Store Cupboard Chocolate Orange Cake from Nigella Lawson’s Domestic Goddess. This is a recipe for which I always have the ingredients to hand and one I know I…

Apple Cinnamon Empanadas

These beauties were the direct result of an empanada maker I won at a Tupperware party. Yes, I’m 24 and I go to Tupperware parties. Willingly. The empanada maker also came with a little recipe brochure, which is where I got the recipe for these empanadas. These were made when I was feeling energetic enough…

Peanut Butter & Jam Cupcakes

Update: I finally got a chance to re-make these delicious cupcakes and this time I was sure to fill them with jam once they cooled. I also got to garnish them with a darling raspberry jube and they were a great success. I don’t often re-visit cupcake recipes, there are so many to try, but…