Chocolate and Raspberry Almond Cake {gf/df}

If the moniker were not already taken, I would totally rename this blog, ‘The Lazy Baker/Cook’. Because that is what I am. If I can’t whip it up within a matter of minutes, it doesn’t make the cut. Perhaps when I was younger I was attracted to highly intricate recipes, but not now. In a…

Paleo Muffin Master Mix

I never hated Christmas before now. Don’t get me wrong; I love celebrating Christmas, but the rush and bustle of pre-Christmas activities caught me in its grip like never before this year, and I’m exhausted. Perhaps it was because the gifts weren’t sorted until two days prior, perhaps because I was baking right up to…

Fudgy Flourless Nutella Swirl Brownies {gf}

Where do you stand in the cakey brownie versus fudgy brownie debate? I was never quite sure, except that most of my recipes to date have been cakey. These are most definitely not. These brownies are the ones you want to eat accompanied by a tall glass of cold milk, or at the very least, topped…

Flourless Pear and Chocolate Cake {gf/df}

Sunday afternoons are for baking, am I right? At least it’s been that way for me since primary school. In boarding school, all children under the age of 11 had to take a nap on Sunday afternoon. There were only a handful of us older than that, and we stayed up. Oh, what mischief we…

Raspberry Almond Muffins with Cacao Nibs and Citrus {gf/df}

I read an article the other day that said that successful people don’t do chores all weekend. I like that! Rather, they socialise and get exercise; in other words, unwind. Recharging is good for the mind, body and soul, and is the real rest that God meant when He instituted the Sabbath as a creation…

Lemon-glazed Carrot & Pineapple Muffins {gluten and dairy-free}

Consistency. It can be a good thing. It can also not be a good thing. My dad always used to call me (or rather, my actions) like a “bull at a gate”. If you can imagine a bull at a gate, charging, not using a lot of logic. Running, crashing, with no real thought of…

Lemon Curd Butterfly Cakes

I do love citrus season! Ever since seeing Claire’s Lemon Surprise cupcakes, I’ve been salivating at the thought of making my own. But it couldn’t be a regular cupcake or butter cake recipe – that would require the electric mixer – and because I’m baking at night (sshhh… the baby’s sleeping…) this one’s another melt-and-mix.…