Gifting 101: Preserved Lemons

Gifting 101: Preserved Lemons

Can we talk for a second about gifting? I love to gift something extra thoughtful to loved ones, something that you can’t just walk into a store and buy. A batch of cookies, a bottle of homemade vanilla extract, a cute bag of homemade chocolate…

Chocolate Dipped Super Peanut-y Peanut Butter Cookies

Chocolate Dipped Super Peanut-y Peanut Butter Cookies

The Cookie Book was one of those books I stumbled across online and thought: why the heck not? What was a relatively unknown-to-me book before it landed in my hands one fateful Wednesday has since turned out to be one of my favourite cookbook discoveries.…

Pear Spice Cake with Brown Butter Frosting & Dark Chocolate Drip

Pear Spice Cake with Brown Butter Frosting & Dark Chocolate Drip

This is the sixth time I’ve made this cake in the last three years & the first time that I’ve been truly happy with the photographs. Which sounds a bit like I’m just being a perfectionist, but literally every time I’ve made it before the…

Blueberry Breakfast Buns

Blueberry Breakfast Buns

Do you enjoy a good spot of therapy baking? I therapy bake nearly every week. Let’s face it – it’s cheaper than actual therapy, and the resulting side effects are considerably more delicious. If you’re like me (aka: still saving up for that fancy KitchenAid…

Blackberry Pie Bars

Blackberry Pie Bars

Real talk: can you ever have too many pie bar recipes? The answer must be no, because on my blog alone we already have four variations: apple & raspberry, pecan, plum & blackberry, and a very early recipe for lemon & blueberry. Admittedly, I didn’t…

Alison Roman’s Salted Chocolate Chunk Shortbread Cookies

Alison Roman’s Salted Chocolate Chunk Shortbread Cookies

Basically, I saw everyone else on the internet making Alison Roman’s salted shortbread cookies, so I made Alison Roman’s salted shortbread cookies. It was a real life Mean Girls moment, and I’m not even ashamed to admit it. I had a serious case of FOMO.…

Triple Chocolate Birthday Cake

Triple Chocolate Birthday Cake

Because one type of chocolate is never enough to celebrate a birthday with. And guys, this birthday is a big one. Six years ago today, I made the decision to start my own food blog & created passionate baker. I threw myself head first into the…

Cider Caramel Apple Pie

Cider Caramel Apple Pie

I know what you’re thinking: more pie? Can’t she even go four posts before blogging about pie again?  Well, it would seem that I can’t. Having said that, this isn’t just any pie – this is a cider caramel apple pie from Erin’s fabulous book ‘The…

Snow Day Chocolate Cake

Snow Day Chocolate Cake

Day 4. No work, no leaving the house, no telephone network, no sunshine. We are slowly but surely running out of milk & bread, we’ve exhausted the supply of cookie dough in the freezer, and we’re down to our last bottle of wine – things…

The Dough Diaries: Cinnamon & Cardamom Knots

The Dough Diaries: Cinnamon & Cardamom Knots

Friends, welcome to the final installment in The Dough Diaries! I’ve been saving this post as the last for two reasons. One: since the beginning, this was the recipe I was the most excited about making – as soon as I laid my eyes on…

Braided Apple, Blueberry & Cardamom Pie

Braided Apple, Blueberry & Cardamom Pie

It’s time to admit it: I am addicted to making pie. I can barely go a week without making some form or other. Double crust, single crust, galettes, pie-crumble hybrids, hand pies. Usually an all butter dough, but sometimes a buttermilk flavoured one. All types…

Kladdkaka – Swedish Chocolate Cake

Kladdkaka – Swedish Chocolate Cake

Let’s jump head first into the new year. We’re just coming out of those murky lazy days surrounding the holidays & we’re trying to get ourselves back into working shape. There’s a long to-do list to tackle before the week is out, including – but…