Shortbread Cookies

Nice, Marie, Digestives, Shortcake … which were your favourite biscuits? Mine were House of Manji’s Shortcake biscuits, and number two were Digestives.  Of course, everyone loved Chocolate Biscuits, but they were so expensive. Then Kenyan shelves began to stock “Eet sum mor.” Now this could purely be a coincidence but many who liked shortcake biscuits…

10 Tips for a Fluffy Sponge Cake

This cake goes by many names. Yellow cake. Basic cake. Butter cake. Sponge cake. Vanilla cake. Victorian sponge. And the list could go on. By whichever name you know it, in this post I share tips that result in a light, delicate flavourful cake. Typically the first cake most Kenyan girls learn to bake is…

Vanilla Microwave Cake

How was your week?  We are back in Malawi! This gives me a chance to share the husband’s pictures from our visit here two years ago. This time though we are here for slightly longer and in the meantime, I do not have an oven.  Constraints, creativity, and all that good stuff has forced me…

Vanilla Microwave Mug Cake

How was your week? We are back in Malawi! This gives me a chance to share the husband’s pictures from our visit here two years ago. This time though we are here for slightly longer and in the meantime, I do not have an oven. Constraints, creativity, and all that good stuff has forced me…

One Minute Lemon Mug Cake.

The only thing that stands between you and satisfying that sugar craving is a mug, a few minutes prep time, a microwave and one minute cook time.  Mug cakes are excellent since they are quick and you can make different flavours if you have picky eaters. That having been said, some people have success on…

Friday Night Chocolate Cake

Searching for the perfect chocolate cake recipe is like searching for that classic white shirt or that amazing pair of jeans. You’ve got to try many before you get to (drumroll please …) the one! This cake does not disappoint and has been my go to recipe for the last 4 years. I am not…

It’s Salad…It’s Cake…It’s Carrot Cake!

In the beginning Was a carrot salad. The salad was made of carrots, raisins, chopped apples and crushed macadamia nuts (dressed with a squeeze of lemon juice, salt and black pepper). In between As good as the salad was, there are leftovers. And your mother brought you up to never throw food. She traumatized you…

Carrot Cake

In the beginning Was a carrot salad. The salad was made of carrots, raisins, chopped apples and crushed macadamia nuts (dressed with a squeeze of lemon juice, salt and black pepper). In between As good as the salad was, there are leftovers. And your mother brought you up to never throw food. She traumatized you…

The Chocolate Icing Recipe You Need

Hi!  How was your week?  Flash back Friday to Swaziland.  Swaziland was not in the itinerary, but when visiting Mozambique for longer than a month, one is required to leave and re-enter the country after 30 days.  Our visa run turned out to be a spontaneous fun road trip to Swaziland. We had lunch at…

Chocolate Icing

Hi!  How was your week?  Flash back Friday to Swaziland.  Swaziland was not in the itinerary, but when visiting Mozambique for longer than a month, one is required to leave and re-enter the country after 30 days.  Our visa run turned out to be a spontaneous fun road trip to Swaziland. We had lunch at…