Crumpets

I don’t know about you, but one of the things I love to do on a weekend is cook breakfast for the household. For the most part I tend to rise quite early (or at least early for a weekend) and make breakfast. One of my new favourite treats to make are crumpets. Almost deliciously…

Singin’ Hinny

This may not be the prettiest looking scone around, but its taste more than makes up for its lack of appearance. It’s called a Singin’ Hinny and was published in Mary Berry’s 100 Cakes and Bakes. The Singin’ Hinny is from Northumberland, and is an affectionate name for the way it sings when it’s cooking…

Lebkuchen Hearts from Marian Keyes

Having recently celebrated an Oktoberfest dinner at home with friends, I needed something traditionally German to end our meals, but nothing as hugely filling as the Black Forest Cake, which is the German cake to end all cakes. Although these are traditionally Christmas cookies (and Marian Keyes tells a charming tale of receiving a 20cm…

Peanut & Banana Oat Biscuits

  Although I fill my posts with largely sweet, decadent offerings; on a regular basis, these are the biscuits that fill my biscuit jar for me to enjoy with my daily morning cup of tea. While still being delicious enough to hit those 10.30am sugar cravings, these are healthier and more satisfying than the regular…

Apple, Cinnamon & Almond Muffins

I love muffins and the continuing search for perfection. I don’t think it would ever be possible to have a definitive muffin recipe. So many variables and such personal taste. I prefer smaller muffins, packed with fruit. They are also quick and often don’t require too much exertion. After an intense period at work, I…

Star Anise Ice-Cream

I think I may have mentioned previously that I simply adore licorice. Like Vegemite, it seems to be one of those flavours people either adore or loathe. I simply delight in the taste; one of my favorites snacks is to eat sticks of fennel like you might eat celery or carrots. It comes as no…

Spiced Honey Cake

A brief introduction is probably in order first. I’m Mel, one of the two kitchens. I live in Melbourne and am currently studying. I have a slight obsession with collecting cook books, and in particular antique/vintage cook books. My passion lies in baking and creating sweets. I find it comforting how effortless it can be…