Baby’s First Birthday Cake (attempt 1)

Kid 2 is fast approaching his first birthday, so I've been thinking a little about what his first birthday cake should be. Needless to say, I won't be buying him a cake, but making one myself. And only from stuff that he has actually eaten so far. That's fairly challenging, given that I am not... Continue Reading →


Sour Cherry Cake

Sour cherry cake was the signature dish of my house when I was growing up (apart from burned kettle, which is another story altogether). We had a small garden and in it a few sour cherry trees. I think it started with just the one tree that my parents had bought when my sister was... Continue Reading →

Pear Pie

This is a really simple pie recipe, with few ingredients and very little added sugar. All in all, a great treat to try. I used a ready-made pie base, as I don't think I have the kind of time required to make that from scratch (just yet), but I am sure it would taste even... Continue Reading →

Carrot Cake Bites

I don't really adhere to very strict cake recipes, as you might have noticed, and I love experimenting with spices. With this cake, there's also room to experiment with the cream topping, which makes it even better. My initial plan was to use nutmeg, but my nutmeg grater had mysteriously gone missing, so I used... Continue Reading →

Cacao Spiced Biscuits

This recipe is an adaptation from I Quit Sugar. Why would I adapt a recipe from a source that explicitly does not use sugar, you may ask? Well, it's because I am not convinced about stevia, and I will explain that when I have enough time to put my thoughts together on sugar. For now,... Continue Reading →

Banana Bread

Like I said in my HCD Week 2 post, I am a laughable baker, and it is obvious that I am also a laughable photographer. But that should not stop anyone, I am not here to win awards!   So here is the banana bread that I have made this week. Ingredients: 2/3 cup whole... Continue Reading →

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