Tahini Cookies

Tahini Cookies

I have always wondered what to do with tahini, as I find myself having at least half a jar leftover, after making hummus or moutabal (my favourite dips). I have just come back from Oman, where I sampled all kinds of middle eastern dishes (my...

Plum Cake: Baking Mad

Plum Cake: Baking Mad

I am always looking for an excuse to bake and was very excited when the Baking Mad team approached me to try some of their recipes. I was sent a hamper of baking goodies, including Allinson flour, Nielsen-Massey vanilla extract...

Soft White Dinner Rolls

Soft White Dinner Rolls

Last Saturday, I had friends over and created a middle eastern themed dinner with minced kofte kebabs and these delicious soft dinner rolls as mini burger buns. The recipe comes from Nigella Lawson and is incredibly easy to make. I replaced poppy...

Cinnamon Wreath Bread

Cinnamon Wreath Bread

Cinnamon wreath bread has become a firm favourite in my household and is pretty much demolished as soon as it comes out of the oven. I have chosen a very simple cinnamon butter filling, as I love the simplicity of the flavours but you can be...

Halloween Cupcakes

Halloween Cupcakes

I don’t often bake cupcakes, unless my niece is over, but today I felt like being creative and decorate themed Halloween cupcakes. I scoured the internet and drew on inspiration from sites such as Bakerella and BBC Good Food. I planned what...

Happy Chinese New Year: Custard Buns

Happy Chinese New Year: Custard Buns

Kung Hei Fat Choi to you all (Happy New Year). May this year bring you happiness, wealth and luck! 2013 marks the year of the snake and to celebrate I have baked a batch of custard buns.It is a light and fluffy bread, which has a delicious silky...

Mince Pie Samosas

Mince Pie Samosas

When I think of Christmas I picture mince pies with mulled wine, stuffed birds and pigs in blanket, the smell of chestnuts roasting on an open fire and the sight of children playing in the snow. In our house we traditionally serve mince pies on...