Simple Lemon Orange Teacake

Every now and then I crave something tart and lemony, usually a lemon tart (no pun intended) or a lemon bar will do. This time I wanted a lemon loaf. I used to love the ones they sold at Starbucks, except I wasn’t fond of the icing. And the usual lemon poppy seed loaf fromRead more

Strawberry Basil Cake with Vanilla Cream

Cakes are so celebratory, which is the perfect reason to make one to celebrate mother’s day. This cake is actually a shout-out to one of my first popular posts back in 2011, the Strawberry Shortcake: my version. It was a cake inspired by the popular Japanese style strawberry shortcake. Back in 2011, blogging was a meansRead more

Rosemary Pine Nut Gâteaux Breton

The herbs are growing more and more each day as the weather warms up. I’ve growing my herbs for a few years now, and rosemary is one of the easiest herbs to grow. Rosemary is usually thought of being used in savoury applications since for its nice earthy flavour in stews and meat dishes. It is actuallyRead more

Olive Oil Cake with Fresh Peaches

This year’s summer has been a bit hectic for me, nonetheless enjoyable. I am sending off my summer with a cake, with seasonal local peaches. I love peaches when they are so juicy and sweet, I even froze some for later use, for smoothies and baking. This is the first recipe that I’ve tried making from aRead more

Honey Castella

Wow…I’ve neglected my blog for a long time. The recipe that I am going to write about here is another Japanese recipe that I’ve made back in fall (it is winter now :)). Anyways, I found this recipe on a Youtube video here. The video is Japanese and the video quality is not the bestRead more

Strawberry Shortcake: my version

It has been a while since I baked and assembled a nice-looking cake from scratch. It was my mom’s birthday last Friday, birthdays = cakes. I originally thought of just making some kind of dessert but a cake is just much more celebratory. I wanted to make a fresh mango cake but mangoes were notRead more

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