• Desserts,  Home Cooking

    Cinnamon Rolls

    This is quite possibly my 6th attempt to make this, always following different versions of the same recipe and ending up with rocks that I could use as weapons. But the other day, I discovered a cookbook from 1997 and decided to try the recipe one more time based on their instructions and I am happy to say, they finally came out soft!! I think the fact that everyone and anyone can make a cookbook these days just means it’s hard to find something that works. Anyway, I am happy with the results and will definitely try this recipe again.

  • Desserts,  Home Cooking

    Chocolate & Vanilla Marble Cake

    I am still trying to bake lol haven’t given up yet. I was a little afraid that this might be beyond my skill level to have chocolate and vanilla swirls in a cake! Too technical – but it was doable and I think it was a success! I reduced the sugar of the original recipe which required 200g – for me the sweetness was fine, It is dry on it’s own but really nice when combined with custard!

  • Desserts,  Home Cooking

    Chocolate & Orange Shortbread

    Chocolate orange is one of the few combinations I like (when adding things to chocolate) – I don’t like any distraction from the taste of the chocolate, for example mint chocolate. What an awful thing to eat, I get all the calories of the chocolate yet the taste of mint. I was a little skeptical I would taste the orange from just the orange rind but I managed to stop myself ruining the recipe by adding the juice.

  • Desserts,  Home Cooking

    Apple Crumble Cookies

    Apple crumble cookies!! They were soft and crumbly! They did not really taste like apples and were way too sweet – next time I will use half the sugar and maybe add some apple sauce?

  • Desserts,  Home Cooking

    Baked Apples

    This was a nice and simple recipe from slimming world! Surprisingly sweet with the apple and the mincemeat – might actually need to find a way to reduce the sweetness a bit more. But for now it will do.