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...

Rum and Almond Date Balls

Rum and Almond Date Balls

These soft and crunch rum and almond date balls are the perfect way to end a dinner party. Healthy and very tasty, the addition of spiced rum quickly transports me to an exotic island in the...

Dead Easy Desserts

Dead Easy Desserts

I am very excited to be hosting this month’s Dead Easy Desserts run by Sarah over at Maison Cupcake. I don’t often make desserts but am very excited to sink my sweet tooth into this month’s challenge. For inspiration, please...

Banana Fritters

Banana Fritters

The recipe for banana fritters has been inspired by a version made by Chris De La Rosa of the Caribbean Pot. Chris was born in Trindad & Tobago and currently resides in Ontario, Canada. His mission is to introduce his family, and the world...

Cherry Lime and Basil Sorbet

Cherry Lime and Basil Sorbet

In this sweltering heat the only dessert (or meal for that matter!) that I can stomach is a refreshing ice cream, or thirst-quenching sorbet. The inspiration for this recipe, I have to admit, came after sneaking a couple of cherry sours from my...

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...