Take a Coffee Break today…

Daily life has become a bit of race against time for most of us, be it work, family life or social commitments. We are constantly bombarded with demands on our time from all angles that we forget to slow down and appreciate the simpler pleasures that surround us. A cool breeze on a hot summers…

Mini Apple Pies

I have always considered the humble Apple pie to be an all time classic dessert and sure hit at any dinner party. It was on a lovely summer evening while preparing dinner  that I was hit with an intense craving for a serving of home-made apple pie with a large scope of vanilla ice cream. I…

Delicious, Finger Licking Red Velvet Cupcakes.

I had been craving a Red velvet cupcake for absolutely ages! Having been disappointed time and time again  by the bakeries in Doha and coffee houses, that either made them too sweet or too dry! I decided to try my hand at making them. For some reason I’ve always assumed that they were difficult and time-consuming…

Cake in a mug.

Do you ever get those times where you feel like baking somethings but just don’t have the effort at all? Well I do. Here is a go 2 recipe that I found and instantly fell in love with. I found this recipe on Buzzfeed Blue. I would totally recommend it if you have a relaxing…

Baking Hacks

I’m not sure about you but when I bake, I like to make it as simple as possible but still very intricate. As good as it is to take your time, not everybody has the time to bake. If you find baking too hard or not your kind of thing, then here are some hacks…

Iced Chocolate cupcakes

The academic year at my daughter’s school is winding up, and as usual before the end of the term they are having a party day! It’s one of the few days in a year that the kids are allowed to bring in unhealthy treats to share with their friends. As usual the request was chocolate…

Coffee and Walnut Cupcakes

The combination of walnuts and coffee is a personal favourite of mine! Nothing beats a slice of coffee and walnut cake with a steaming hot mug coffee. Lets just say that I tend to be a very happy person with all that caffeine rushing through my bloodstream. I’ve tried  a few recipes of this combination,…

Chocolate Chip Cookies.

The one thing that I have always struggled to bake well has been the chocolate chip cookie!! Up till today I have never managed to bake a good cookie! They would either be hard as rocks or just melt into a massive sheet of crunchy dry cookie! Given my past failures with these cookies, you…

Naked or Iced?

Imagine a world where there is no icing on cakes!!!! I can’t even begin to think of a Chocolate cake or a Red Velvet Cake without any Buttercream or Cream Cheese frosting! But when does the icing stop being that extra oomph of  goodness that only enhances the taste of the cake to being too…

Oaty,Nutty, Chocolate chip cookies

In the  past when I’ve had  friends over we have always enjoyed a good mug of coffee with a slice of cake or some yummy cookies. It’s no different when we are having a catch on FaceTime or Skype, we each have a mug of  coffee and whatever treat we have laying around the house….

Finger licking Chocolate Buttercream Frosting.

As I mentioned in my last blog,(The Very Best Chocolate Fudge  Cake)  I searched high and low for the perfect chocolate buttercream frosting. I have been making my own Vanilla buttercream frosting for years now…but never a chocolate one. Having trolled the internet, and having read at least 10 different recipes. I finally came across…

The Very Best Chocolate Fudge Cake

Time again  when I start  planing my daughter’s birthday party. This year’s requested flavour was chocolate with chocolate frosting! With a My Little Pony theme!! This was after she changed her mind about twice. The chocolate cake bit was easy, as I had  made this cake from Marry Berry’s 100 Cakes and Bakes before, and…

Bake My Day

Do you ever get them days when you feel like baking something and having a cup of tea along with it? For me, scones are the easiest English tea time treat. They taste nice warm and dipped in with milk. I always have them in the morning and occasionally I fill them with jam. This…