Last Minute Christmas Cakes

There is nothing like a traditional fruit cake, made in advance and regularly drizzled with rum or brandy for weeks before Christmas. However many of us find that being organised enough and having the time to make a cake like that can be a challenge with our busy lives. So what to do if you have left everything far Read More…

Apricot Pecan Quick Bread

I love quick breads. They are the work of moments, smell amazing while they are baking and are perfect for pretty much any occasion. Often lower in sugar than traditional cakes, quick breads are perfect for breakfast, afternoon tea or dessert. My Apricot Pecan Quick Bread is no exception. Sweet dried apricots, crunchy pecans and warming ginger make this Read More…

Recipes to Use Up Overripe Bananas

I love to use fruit and vegetables in breads, cakes and muffins. It’s a great way to sneak the good stuff into your family’s diets as well as using up leftovers. I use squash, sweet potatoes, carrots and more in baking. In particular, I am always excited to find are great recipes to use up Read More…

My Best Fall Baking Ideas

There’s just something about fall! After the long, hot days of summer, the cooler weather and darker evenings make me crave a return to the kitchen. The abundance of autumn fruit and vegetables that lend themselves so easily to baking – pumpkins, apples and squash to name just a few – make it easy to Read More…

Cakes and Quick Breads for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to use autumn’s bounty in your baking – pumpkin, squashes and sweet potato make great sweet as well as savoury treats. I always keep lots of muffins, loaf cakes and desserts on hand over the holidays. They make great breakfasts or last minute hostess gifts and it’s always nice to be Read More…