Lemon coconut loaf with lemon drizzle icing

Lemon coconut loaf with lemon drizzle icing

This weekend’s baking was a light and fresh lemon coconut loaf.  While we’re not quite out of the winter woods yet, I spied lots of little green shoots and a burst of pretty pink flowers on my deck plants this morning which means warmer weather ahead, so I felt like a lemony treat. I made this loaf with baking margarine[read more…]

Blueberry lemon yoghurt cake for afternoon tea

Blueberry lemon yoghurt cake for afternoon tea

I spied this loaf recently on a lovely blog called FoodBabbles.  It’s an Ina Garten recipe (I love her!) and I decided to bake it for afternoon tea on the weekend. I’ve made lemony baked goods before but have never tried a lemon syrup poured over – it really is gorgeous.  This is a really moist cake and[read more…]

Sweet potato and pecan loaf

Sweet potato and pecan loaf

I love sweet potatoes, all kinds really but particularly the orange – I mean who doesn’t?  They’re sweet, healthy and a gorgeous colour. Yesterday I had a huge organic sweet potato sitting on my kitchen bench and I also had pecans, maple essence, dates and other baking essentials so thought I’d knock together a sweet potato loaf.  I also decided on some[read more…]

Strawberry buttermilk muffins

Strawberry buttermilk muffins

I had an epiphany late in bed the other night.  Yeah I know, I’m daft (or I was hungry), but it suddenly came to me how delicious strawberry buttermilk muffins would be.   Strawberries aren’t a fruit you commonly hear about in terms of baking, at least not as much as blueberries, raspberries or cherries, and I don’t know[read more…]

Raspberry, lemon and yoghurt loaf

Raspberry, lemon and yoghurt loaf

Oh, my god.  This loaf is just gorgeous.  Juicy raspberries in a fluffy loaf with a hint of lemon.  So good with butter and a cup of coffee.  Anyway.  I’m digressing. I recommend using a good brand of yoghurt; I used an organic European style honey flavoured yoghurt (think Greek yoghurt with a slight hint of honey) but[read more…]

Raspberry friands

Raspberry friands

I purchased a friand tin on impulse the other day so of course I had to give it a test run.  I’ve never baked friands before, although I’ve had them quite often in cafes with a coffee. I loved the soft texture inside these easy-to-make little cakes, with crisp edges and a burst of berries. So if you[read more…]