Autumnal Birthday Cake

I recently turned 25; knowing I’d like to make a cake for my family, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to make the Autumnal Birthday Cake from How to be a Domestic Goddess. This cake looks inviting, however it required 475ml of maple syrup. In Australia maple syrup costs over $8.00 for 250ml so…

Cocoa Apple Cake

Sometimes you just need to bake. This week wasn’t ideal; I wasn’t well, and I was coming home from work frustrated and tired. I had also been waiting impatiently to try out my new Nordic Ware Heritage Bundt Tin. You may also remember Alex very generously gave me the Nordic Ware Fleur de Lis Bundt…

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…

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…

Christmas Chutney

As promised in my sneak peek, a post about preserving! I spent a very pleasant Saturday afternoon making this delicious Christmas Chutney. I love Christmas time. I think this time of year means different things for different people. For me personally, it’s a hectic time, but it is one filled with love.. For me, I only give…

Easy-Peasy Peanut Butter Hummus

Growing up, peanut butter was a staple in my house; tahini not so much. So, stumbling across this recipe for Peanut Butter Hummus in Nigella’s Kitchen*, I jumped at the chance to try it. And honestly, since I started making it in April, it has become a go-to recipe for all bring-a-plate occasions. I’ve lost…

Vegan Apple Crumb Muffins

I’ve recently started a new job. We have a weekly team meeting at 11am and I though it would be nice at my second team meeting to bring something in for morning tea. Now can we please establish this as a judgement free zone? In a swot vac, working 14 days in a row while completing assignments…

Ginger and Treacle Spiced Slice

It’s Mel again! I love Ginger. I love Treacle. I saw this recipe for Ginger and Treacle Spiced Tray Bake from Mary Berry’s 100 Cakes and Bakes and I knew I had to make it. I quite like Mary Berry from the Great British Bake Off which I’m not ashamed to admit I love.