Tag: food

What I cook when I have no time to cook

Whoops. Did I have a blog I was supposed to update? My bad.

I’m in a play again (see below for some sneak preview shots). Which means I am as time poor as they get. It’s not that I stop baking when I’m time poor, a woman needs to eat, I just reach for the classics instead of trying new recipes.

So I thought I’d share some of my staple go-to’s that I posted when I’m pretty sure my readership consisted of me, and my family members I made sign up.

Chocolate carrot muffins:

chocolate carrot muffin

Heavy as a rich chocolate cake, RIDICULOUSLY low in calories. High GI (OK, I don’t actually know what that means, but with the oaty-carroty goodness I’m sure it is). I literally have one next to me as I type this. (more…)

Tenille’s Terrific Trifle

Tenilles terrific trifle in glass bowl

Tenille’s trifles, with her Italian custard recipe, fresh whipped cream, jelly, peaches, and coffee and masala soaked sponge (plus a awholelottalove), is famous within our group of friends.

Tenilles terrific trifle

Especially her motto (taken straight from her instructions) “I like to eat trifle for breakfast, lunch and dinner so keep a spoon handy.” (more…)

Lemon cookies

lemon cookies on a plate

Fresh lemon is one of the universal ingredients I think most kitchens need. Some fresh zest or juice really adds a POW to almost anything. In sweet baked goods I adore the tartness lemon can add.

And like most fun things in life, lemon recipes are better really tarty (*snigger*). (more…)

Chocolate mudcake with swiss meringue buttercream frosting – happy bloggiversary

chocolate mudcake

It takes a village to make a chocolate layer mudcake with swiss meringue buttercream frosting.

It takes a village to even say something that long.

I hadn’t made a layer cake or swisse meringue buttercream frosting before, so this took a bit of research.

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How to make creme caramels

A creme caramel with a bite taken out

Question: How to make creme caramels?

Answer: With nerves of steal and a willingness to be burnt.

But it’s worth it. Because creme caramels can be (well, need to be) made the night before a dinner party. And that’s handy. They’re also yummy and impressive. Win-win! (more…)