Baby Shower Cupcakes

These cupcakes are adorable and sure to raise eyebrows.

They look difficult but really they are very simple.

I used the cupcake recipe from the family cupcakes i made.

MMF (marshmallow fondant) is just below

Ingredients -

- 230 g of white marshmallows
 - 1 tbs of water
- 350 g of icing sugar

Method -

- place the marshmallows and water in the microwave and heat until melted.
- mix in half of the icing sugar and slowly add the remaining till a dough is formed
 - make sure its not too stiff other wise it will be hard to work with and also not too sticky.

Its great fun to play fondant. You color it with different colors and make all sorts of stuff. Find the creative side of you and have fun.

I made this for my aunty. :)


Walnut Oat Biscuits

These Biscuits are light and not so sweet. Have them with some soft cheese or yoghurt and fresh berries.. MM... or have them plain. It still taste good.

Here we go-

Walnut Oat Biscuits (Goodfood Magazine)

Ingredients -

- 100 g of butter
- 85 g of brown sugar
- an egg
- 50 g rolled oats
- 50 g of finely chopped walnuts
 - 85 g of plain flour
- 1/2 tsp of baking powder

Method -

- preheat oven to 180c. butter and line baking trays
- In a food processor whiz up the butter and sugar for 2 min. (can whisk by hand for about 5 min)
- beat in the egg and add all the other ingredients and mix till combined
- drop spoonfuls of mixture and make sure to leave space in between
- bake for 15-20 mins
- cool and serve with some cheese and berries.


Super Easy Truffles

Hi all,

    I am back after AGEZ.. Just finished with my uni, well, by finished I mean finished another semester. Currently on a break, so back to blogging. YAII

Today I am gona share a very simple and easy yet irresistibly delicious chocolate balls. 
Very flexible recipe, so you can basically do all sorts of different toppings. Let you imaginations run wild :):)

Here we go.

Chocolate truffles

Ingredients - 

- 3/4 c of cream
- 340 g dark or semi sweet chocolate peaces
- toppings (nuts, cocoa, coconut etc etc)

Method - 

- Heat the cream until nice and hot.
- remove from heat and add the chocolates to it. stir well.
 - chill for an hour or so
 - make small balls and roll it into all sorts of different toppings


Almond and lemon syrup cake

This cake is refreshing and very light and lemony. Apart from the taste it looks very pretty on the plate. The blanched almonds look very attractive along with the addition of the syrup.
The syrup makes the cake moist and it also enhances the lemony flavor in the cake.

Lemon and Almond Syrup Cake

blanched almonds - 1/2 c
butter - 1/2 c
brown sugar - 1/2 c
eggs - 2
lemon zest - 1 lemon
self-raising flour - 1 c


caster sugar - 3 tb
lemon juice - 2 tbs
water - 2 tbs

- preheat oven to 180c. grease and line cake tin
- break the almonds in half and line on the tin
- beat the sugar, butter and eggs very well. sift in the flour and mix well
- pour the batter on top of the almonds
- bake for 30 min or until baked through
- flip the cake and pour the syrup over the cake while still warm

Apple streusal slice

These apple streusel slices are yum-malicious!! These slices are very flavorful and fruity.

Gotta admit I really need to work on my streusel making skills, I didn't freeze until very firm :D nothings wrong with the taste of course but it doesn't look as perfect as I like it to be. Well, no ones perfect and certainly not me, I know that I have a lot of room for improvement and I am more than happy to learn as I go. It is all to my benefit anyway ;)

Anyway, like I said they taste divine don't get put off by streusal, give it a shot you won't be disappointed. :)

Apple Streusal Slice (womens weekly)

butter - 220 g
caster sugar - 220 g
egg yolks - 2
plain flour - 200 g
self-raising flour - 75 g
custard powder - 2 tbs
apples thinly sliced - 4
honey - 1 tbs
lemon rind - 1 tsp

Streusel topping

plain flour - 75 g
self-raising flour - 35 g
brown sugar - 75 g
cinnamon powder - 1/2 tsp
butter chopped - 90 g

- for the streusel topping process everything until combined and cover in plastic wrap, freeze for 1 hour
- preheat oven to 180 c
- beat butter, sugar and yolks until fluffy. stir in the flours and custard powder.
- press the mixture into the pan and bake for 25 min-cool
- meanwhile, cook apples honey and rind in a medium saucepan covered for 5 min
- spread the apples over the base, coarsely grate the streusel and sprinkle on top and bake for 20 min.

Breakfast Loaf

This loaf is super healthy and a complete breakfast. These days I have very little time to make myself fancy breakfasts and enjoy eating it while watching tv (oh I miss those days,, *sigh*).

So I had to make myself something that is healthy and have all the nutrients to get me going all day and of course tastes divine. This particular loaf has all that.

Its feels great not running like a head less chook and having my breakfast on the train looking good without my bad-hair-day hat, Ahh! Life is swaying on the not-so bad side. :)

Oh and another good thing about this loaf is that you mix everything together, pop into the oven and you can go on with your while its getting baked.

Breakfast Loaf (GoodFood magazine)

wholemeal flour - 175 g
oatmeal - 50 g
butter - 100 g (can use margarine, but I like butter :P)
brown sugar - 100 g
baking powder - 2 tsp
cinnamon powder - 1/2 tsp
eggs - 2
ripe bananas mashed - 4
dates - 100 g (can use nuts instead)

- preheat oven to 180 c
- mix everything together well except the bananas and dates
- stir in the dates and bananas
- bake 60-70 min depending on the oven or until done

Raspberry macaroon slice

I love coconut, not so much in savory dishes but I would eat anything that is sweet and has loads of coconut in it.

Do you know that coconut is derived from a Spanish word coco and it actually means monkey face? Yup I never noticed it resembles monkeys face, however, I have never seen a whole coconut first hand so can't comment on that one.

Well, moving away from the history of coconut and onto this divine raspberry macaroon slice. A very simple yet very irresistible recipe.

Raspberry macaroon slice (women's weekly)

butter - 90 g
caster sugar - 110 g
egg - 1
plain flour - 100 g
self-raising flour - 35 g
custard powder - 1 tbs
raspberry jam - 160 g (or any other flavor)


egg whites - 2
shredded coconut - 190 g
caster sugar - 55 g

- preheat oven to 180 c and grease a line a rectangular pan
- beat butter, sugar and egg and combine flours, custard powder and spread into pan top with jam
- beat egg whites lightly and stir in the sugar and coconut and sprinkle over jam
- bake for 40 min or until done