The Banana Bread

Banana bread just like the perfect chocolate cake or chocolate chip cookie is one that is so dependent on personal preference that it’s almost controversial to say you’ve got the “perfect” banana bread recipe. Everyone has an idea in their head of what a great banana bread should be. Banana bread is one of those…

Old School Butter Cake and A Nation’s Birthday

“Few thousand miles and an ocean away But I see the sunrise, oh, just like the other day Picture your eyes as I fall asleep Tell myself it’s alright, oh oh, as the tears roll by” – Oceans Away by ARIZONA There’s nothing like your phone buzzing away with constant reminders of friends and family…

Bittersweet Earl Grey Honey Cake

Come winter, this is the cake I crave. The warmth of spice and honey that floods your senses as it comes out of the oven, that lovely elusive floral hint from the earl grey brew which plays off the honey as you sink your teeth into that first bite is my idea of a warm…

White Chocolate Raspberry Muffins

For a couple of days last week, I had found myself immersed in a leadership event in the middle of Melbourne City. Being deprived of the bustling city life ever since I moved out of my tiny rented city apartment, I was naturally overly eager to gorge on the abundance of food options suddenly available to…

Blood Plum and Hazelnut Snack Cake

The hardest part of starting any blog post for me is knowing how to actually start it. And that’s where my struggle begins. When my day consists of draining activities that leave me lack luster to post (because any talk of those activities leave me even more drained than before), I end up telling myself…

Mulled Wine Pear and Chocolate Cake

Valentines Day is around the corner and the streets here in Japan are filled with pop up shops selling boxes of chocolates. Pink packaging fill the shelves and limited edition Valentines Day pastry/chocolate flavours have nudge it’s way in amongst the already abundant amout of pastries in Tokyo. For a chocolate and cake lover like…

Matcha Black Sesame Banana Bread

Unlike many people who love bananas, I am not a huge lover of that fruit. Given the choice I’d always reach for a mango or watermelon over a banana. But that being said, banana bread is a whole other thing. In my opinion, it’s the perfect excuse to have cake for breakfast. After all, it’s…

Chocolate “Cake-nut”

Happy New Year to you lovely people out there! Oh how I’ve been so bad at this blogging thing and I apologise for it. I have so many recipes lined up to be posted but getting it from paper onto this blog seems to be more of a task than I had thought it would…

Midnight Death by Chocolate

This is that chocolate cake – the one that you make when you want a slice of chocolate decadence.  The cake that looks impressive in all it’s 12 layered glory yet really isn’t as intimidating as it may seem. The cake that might have made Cinderella forget all about her prince charming should she love…

Lavender Cider Honey Bundt

“Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth;” – Robert Frost ————– I’m sure everyone experiences good days and bad days. Days where you question yourself…