Apricots, Apricots, Apricots (Part 2)

It’s Part 2 of my Apricots journey! You may recall from my earlier post I received 6kg of Apricots fresh from my grandmothers tree. I made this delicious Apricot Jam  however that only used 1.5kg of the apricots. With 4.5kg to go, I turned to Sally Wise’s A Year in the Bottle  . There I found…

Hot Cross Buns

Searching for the perfect Hot Cross Bun Recipe? Look no further!

Date and Walnut Traybake by Mary Berry

Despite the inclusion of dates and walnuts, this traybake does not taste anything like a sticky date pudding. While to some that could be considered a disappointment, it has a rich nutty flavour all it’s own which pairs beautifully with a smooth coffee on a chilly winter morning. The dates give a lovely sweetness and…

Good Friday breakfast; fresh hot cross buns

What better way to kick off a four-day weekend than with a couple of fresh, home-made hot cross buns and a tea or coffee outside in the sunshine? Plus lashings of butter of course! You can see Mr t2k’s bun is toasted while mine is freshly warm from the oven but not toasted, the soft…

Healthy (low-calorie) Banana Bread

Sometimes life gets in the way of a good thing – even something as beloved as this little blog! Between holidays, illness and overtime, I have sadly neglected my baking. Luckily Mel has come to my rescue and provided plenty of lovely recipes to keep me going in the meantime. This is the first cake…

Oatmeal Cookies from Merle Parrish

I decided to make these biscuits after searching for a good recipe to use up some of the many oats I have leftover from making ANZAC biscuits in April. I love the chewy texture oats give to biscuits and slices and this recipe uses only basic ingredients yet is full of flavour. These are a…