Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Ah muffins, I’ve rediscovered my love for you. Alright, I know there are those who thinks that cupcakes are the best, but not me, muffins are the stars in my eyes. They are hearty, stuffed full of goodies and are versatile beyond belief. They are the perfect excuse to have dessert for breakfast. Though don’t…

Brown Butter Whisky Madeleines

There is nothing quite like cake is there? Sweet, tender and perfect with a cup of tea. And given that one can’t always give into indulging in a huge slice of cake, these tiny morsels are just the perfect treat when the craving hits. I find that most Madeleines that I’ve had tend to be…

Dark Chocolate Cherry Ricotta Cake

It’s been quite awhile my friends and I’m sorry about the delay with this recipe. Life just tends to unexpectedly get in the way sometimes. That and the fact that every time I sit down to start writing up a post, I end up thinking about food which then leads to me running off to…

Houjicha Apple Cake

I’ve mentioned it many times before, but apples are probably the most comforting fruit around. Easily accessible, versatile, there’s rarely ever a waiting game to play. No worrying about that perfect timing to slice into an apple the way you would an avocado, or lie around waiting for it to ripen before it’s perfect for…

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…