Vegan Flapjacks

I have never been a big fan of flapjacks as I have always found them too sweet and incredibly buttery, so I was never too keen to make them at home. However Liam Charles recipe on last week’s Guardian Feast issue (No.158) took my attention. It didn’t use any refined sugar and it had a…

Gingersnap Crust Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin pie is a Thanksgiving classic and I think I never tried it, let alone baked it before I met Ryan. My pie knowledge was limited to apple pie and pecan pie, but pumpkin was a complete novelty to me. I had no idea what it tasted like! So it comes to no surprise that…

Halloween Crostata

It’s Halloween weekend and with pumpkins, witches and spiders all around we decided to join in and bake a Halloween crostata. The crostata has a chocolate base and uses two types of jam, raspberry jam and apricot compote. We used the extra dough to make a spider with its web to decorate the crostata and…

Blueberries Oat Muffins

Blueberries are one of my favourite breakfast berries, I love them with bircher muesli and granola, on toast with almond butter, in smoothies, on pancakes and, obviously, in muffins. There was a time in my life when I had a sort of addiction to Starbucks blueberry muffins. The addiction shifted to the rise and shine…

Apple and Honey Bundt cake

As mine is an interfaith family, I am Catholic and my husband is Jewish, we celebrate both cultures and religious holidays, which means a lot of food-filled holidays! Our celebration calendar starts in September with Rosh Hashanah. Rosh Hashanah is a two day celebration that marks the Jewish New Year, it celebrates the start of…

Marble Cake

From memory the first cake I baked ever. I remember trying various recipes but never getting the right sweetness and rise until I found this recipe. I have no recollection where I found it, whether I got it from a relative of mine or found it on a magazine or recipe book but I recall…

Lemon, Blueberry and Levander Drizzle Cake

Merenda, or teatime, is becoming a tradition in our household, we have something sweet and tea every afternoon. This means that I am always looking for new recipes to adapt to our dietary requirements low sugar and dairy free. Few weekends ago I decided to make a Lemon drizzle cake, a British classic and a…

Crostata di Marmellata

A Crostata di marmellata, aka a jam tart, is one of the cakes I grew up with. I remember rolling out dough with my mum on Saturday afternoon and making star shaper biscuits with leftover dough. Every italian child grew up eating crostata as their afternoon merenda (snack) or had it as dessert after Sunday…

Chocolate Brownies

As I am discovering the bliss of (very early) married life, my love for baking is coming back. Maybe it is the (very) hidden 1950 wife in me that shouts to be let out and bake for her sweet hubby or perhaps simply the fact that my shining red KitchenAid mixer screams at me from…