These rustic muffins are relatively healthy and wholesome and I gave them a fluffy texture by using wholemeal cake flour (basically just cornflour added to plain wholemeal – makes for a really soft crumb but with added fibre and such). These are packed with blueberries and a bit spicy with a light crunchy topping; they’re just the thing for morning tea.
These are so easy to whip up. I love how the chocolate chunks were all melty warm from the oven. I used a friand tin to make them a bit fancier but a normal muffin tin will do.
These are exactly like cinnamon rolls except in soft, fluffy cake form. They really are decadent. And oh the cream! It makes for such a gorgeous cake. And aren’t saturated fats good for us now or something? Hah. They’re at their best warm out of the oven with the icing slightly soft and drizzly, however I froze the remainder[read more…]
I made some fresh, sweet little muffins a while back, full of fruit, lemon and a bit of white chocolate. I thought they’d be perfect to promote the Mater Chicks in Pink, Host a Breast Ever Brunch campaign for breast cancer support in August. Unfortunately I can’t hold my own brunch currently, however I wanted to have[read more…]
My gran used to have milk delivered, in glass bottles left at the back door early in the morning (I’m not a hundred years old truly, this was back in the 90s). Anyway, I loved collecting them for her and used to wave to the milk lady as she drove off in her little van,[read more…]
In honour of Australia Day on Sunday, 26th January 2014, I thought I’d make two Australian traditional baked goods in one; lamingtons and butterfly cakes. These soft little cakes are filled with thick cream and sweet jam and topped with fudgy chocolate icing and flakes of coconut. I’m not sure if lamingtons are just one of[read more…]
I love these sweet little rustic cakes dolloped with snowy icing. I made them for Ant’s birthday this year instead of one big cake. Fluffy inside, studded with berries, some coconut for texture and flavour and a bit of sweet white chocolate, they’re a cupcake/muffin hybrid, but without the faffing about whipping butter and whatnot. [read more…]
Boo. It was my birthday a while back and here are some delicious cupcakes I was given! They were almost too pretty to eat (almost) but I managed quite well. So go out and have a cupcake, or whatever you fancy, and have a lovely weekend. Oh and they’re from the Cupcake Parlour for anybody from Brisbane (also,[read more…]
Passionfruit and white chocolate is an enticing combination although I never thought of it until I had this very flavoured muffin in a cafe once years ago and it made perfect sense – even though I’m not the biggest fan of white chocolate. It often seems too cloyingly sweet to me but sometimes, roughly chopped bits of white[read more…]
So I made some sweet, pretty cupcakes today in memory of my maternal grandmother and aunt, both of whom died very young of this disease, and for all the other people who’ve experienced breast cancer, either directly or indirectly. My love goes out to you. The classic buttercream icing was easy, brightened up by a[read more…]