Fresh Berry Galette

This fresh berry galette recipe comes with all the baking secrets you need to know about how to make a galette. And, it’s made of pastry so flaky, it melts in your mouth… Hello friend, Hope you had a great weekend? I’m feeling very refreshed after an amazing weekend away hiking up rocky Czech mountainsRead more

Fluffy Apple Walnut Muffins

A seriously fluffy muffin filled with apple, toasted walnuts and a good dash of cinnamon.  I’m a bit of a muffin hoarder. (“A what?”) A muffin hoarder. You know, someone who stashes a serious supply of muffins in their freezer so they can pull one out whenever they are craving a muffin (which is oftenRead more

Baking Powder vs Baking Soda

All the baking secrets you need to know about these two chemical leaveners… “What is the difference between baking powder and baking soda?” I am often asked this question and for good reason too. They both look the same and seem to do the same thing right? Well, not quite. This is where baking getsRead more

Addictive Ginger Cookies

Ginger cookies dipped in white chocolate, with crunchy edges and a soft and chewy middle. I think I did it again. I made another irresistible soft and chewy cookie. The kind that have a slight crunchiness on the outer edge then gradually become more and more chewy, fudgy and soft as you bite your wayRead more

How to make cafe-style muffins

   To me the perfect muffin is the one that looks like looks like it’s wearing a Mexican hat with a rounded top. It’s the kind you draw when your doodling (or is that just what I do?) and it’s the kind that can be hard to achieve until you have some ‘know-how’. Do youRead more

What Are Baking Secrets?

Understanding the how’s and why’s of baking I know what it’s like to spend all day afternoon baking something special (for a friend, celebration, party etc.) and then to open the oven to find a sunken/cracked/burnt/disaster waiting for you. You followed the recipe step by step – what went wrong? I’ve learned over time thatRead more

The Creaming Method

A step-by-step guide on how to cream butter and sugar…all the why’s and how’s answered. Maybe you’ve never thought much about it? To you, and probably most other normal people, butter and sugar are just two ingredients that taste really good. Really good. And you’re right, they definitely do. But more than that, they alsoRead more