cakes and pastries

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Apple Pastries

Apple Pastries

 There used to be a show on Australian TV called “Surprise Chef“. This excitable chef would accost people in supermarkets, force the camera in their face, and then go home with them and put the camera through their pantry and fridge. His aim was to make a gourmet three-course meal […]

September 14, 2011 ×

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Apple Tea Cakes

Apple Tea Cakes

Sometimes I like to tell myself that the junk I eat is good for me. This recipe, for example. It is good for me, because I halved the suggested amount of sugar (although I added a little maple syrup for flavour), I included apple (hence helping on the old 5 […]

June 21, 2011 ×

breakfast, cakes and pastries, honey, saffron

Saffron and Honey Breakfast Cake

Saffron and Honey Breakfast Cake

Friday morning is the start of the weekend in this part of the world. It is the holy day, and so we rest on Fridays and Saturdays. I am still getting used to the whole ‘work’ routine on Sundays, but something I have settled into quite nicely is pancake morning […]

April 25, 2011 ×

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Bananaberry muffins

Bananaberry muffins

I’m not much of a baker. As you might be able to tell from the blog description, I abhor measuring and weighing and being pedantic – it’s just not me. Added to that, in Dubai, bread is cheap. I can buy 10 perfect little iced cupcakes from Spinneys for 10 […]

January 19, 2011 ×

breakfast, cakes and pastries

Renewed Croissants

As my first lazy post, I would like to talk about my favourite pastry treats from the Boulangerie. We have escaped the Dubai heat during summer for the last few years by going to a cottage in the French provincial countryside so we can eat the real thing (I know, […]

January 17, 2011 ×