Oranges and Cream

I know.  I know.  Sometimes you just don’t have either the time or the energy to make buttercream. Maybe you find the thought of making buttercream just a little too daunting. Maybe you just found out you are about to have guests coming over and are paralysed by the idea that you only have 30…

Tangy Lime and Coconut Crumble Bars

It can sometimes take a long time to come full circle on a promise.  Sometimes, it can take a full fifteen months before you make good and deliver … *whistles as she looks around aimlessly, avoiding eye contact with the computer screen*.  Remember those yummy Coconut & Lime Bars I posted in October 2011?  I…

Orange & Rosemary Butter Cake

Hello there!  Anyone still around???  I feel like I’ve gone AWOL again.  Would be lovely if I could have this blog as my full-time occupation.  Some of you do the blogger thing full-time out there … what’s the secret???  I’ll figure it out, eventually …  😉 I’m very excited as I’m working with some very…

Lime & White Rum Truffles

I cannot totally express my joy at spending an evening in my kitchen surrounded by the sight and aromas of sifted cacao and … oh my sweet criollo … melting couverture.  Since my week of chocolate abstinence, I’ve hardly eaten much chocolate.  Well, aside from those scrummy protein truffles, but I won’t count that.  I’m…

Yuzu & White Chocolate Teacake

All that healthy dark chocolatey protein genius had to lead to some wicked white witch madness eventually. So here we are … in the land of sweet and tangy badness goodness. I had to stop myself from making yuzu curd again or I know I’d just eat it all.  Not that there’s anything wrong with…

Yuzu Sunshine Cupcakes … layering flavour like fragrance

I love how you can layer a flavour in a cake in much the same way as you can layer fragrance.  You know, you use the scented bodywash, the matching body lotion and then top it all off with a spritz of the concentrated perfume?  That kind of thing.  Works beautifully with food too, especially…