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Tag Archives: baking

WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU LEMONS – MAKE LEMON CUPCAKES

  To make these I used the aptly named Perfect vanilla cupcake recipe on Glorious Treats as a base and made a tweak or two.   I am besotted with this recipe and can’t stop playing with it, the cupcakes are moist, light and simply divine. LEMON CUPCAKES (makes 15- 16) INGREDIENTS 1 1/4 cups cake flour 1 1/4 teaspoons baking ... Read More »

Mocha pinwheel cookies

When I set my heart on trying a new recipe, I always try a few and choose the best.  Often the best then evolves into something else. I discovered a chocolate pinwheel cookie recipe in the book Cooking with Chocolate.  The cookies were so pretty but that was where their charm ended, they tasted like bread, all looks and nothing ... Read More »

Piping thin lines with icing, simplest is best

In the past week I have made Stork Custard Cookies, 3 times.  The children absolutely love them (and so do the parents).   I also had a bee in my bonnet to find the simplest and most efficient way to pipe the outlines.  Piping the lines to fill on the cookies was a bit of a challenge. The first time I ... Read More »

Stork custard cookies

Last night there were no treats in the house, today that had to be remedied.  I saved some Stork recipes on Pinterest and decided to try a new recipe.  The Custard Cookies taste lovely, and the bit of extra work decorating them was worth it, they look so pretty.  The recipe has no eggs which is ideal for Fjord who ... Read More »

Breadmaker Hot Cross Buns Recipe – Easy and Heavenly

It’s that lovely time of the year again.  Growing up Catholic I have issues with eating Hot Cross Buns all year round, and if I did the novelty would wear off.  When I got my bread machine I discovered that shop bought Hot Cross Buns are not a patch on home made ones and they really are easy.  I searched ... Read More »

Imperial Cookie Press – Review

For a while I have wanted a cookie press, particularly since making Viennese Biscuits  by pushing the dough through an icing nozzle thus creating what looked like a gemors (mess) but tasted divine.  As with anything costing over R100 we shopped around.  Cliff found a new baking shop in Boksburg called ‘The Cake Tin’  and bought me one as a ... Read More »

Cupcakes and Christmas baking with Salton and an Olympic Chef

I always like to do something different and love to learn anything new.  On the Salton facebook page I came across an invitation to a Christmas themed workshop run by Salton and SA Culinary Club.  One of my main hobbies is baking and there is always something new to learn.  It was a real treat to have a real pro ... Read More »