Pound Cake

Bybron, this one is for you. I appreciate all your feedback. Also, this cake of all the cakes I made, used to be Eddy’s favourite. I’m sure he now has new favorites since he has his jaber who loves to experiment and learn. So just add this to the list. When kina Eddy would come…

Coconut Chocolate Chunks Cake

(Disclaimer: The pictures were taken at the point when the recipe was worth sharing. However, the text was written the first time the cake was baked.) Recipe development chronicles By no means am I a recipe developer. It’s so much easier to copy recipes or just mess around with flavours. So I’m sharing my angst…

Plum Cake

Seasonal Eating – Kenya’s “Summer” Fruits Along the side of the road there are wheelbarrows with green and purple avocadoes neatly laid. Hanging on strings from wooden beams are the all-year round creamy yellow bananas. Wooden stands built any which way but straight, display the bounty of the mango harvest. Along what is meant to be the…

No-knead Bread

Once upon a time in Kenya, there was a loaf of bread know as Elliot’s. It was packaged in a waxy translucent paper that you don’t see anymore. Trips to shags (ancestral home) were not complete without a few loaves of Elliot’s and BlueBand. And truth be told, at 4 or 5 pm nothing tasted…

Open Pies/Galettes

What I’ve learnt: A galette is not baked in a pie tin or tart tin. The crust is “unsupported”. It’s also called an open-faced pie. The crust is regular pie crust. So normally when you make this pie crust, it is enough for the top and bottom of the pie, right? One of the halves…

One Cake Recipe Five Different Ways

So this cake started out as a banana pineapple cake. Which is what is photographed. However, I learnt a few things along the way. Number one: Grating the pineapple is better for pineapple flavour than dicing it. When I diced it, it was more of a banana bread. But I really like the photograph of…

Mango Crumble

Mango season We wait the whole year for mangoes. Finally its December and all you want is the pure unadulterated pleasure of a sweet mango. Tearing into the sweet flesh above the kitchen sink, juices dripping everywhere. Or for the more civilized, cut up neatly and eaten with a spoon or fork and knife.  Either…

Gluten free Spice Cookies

Happiness is the smell of fresh cookies in the oven. Happiness is the anticipation of said cookies with a cup of tea. Happiness is also being able to quickly reach for an all-purpose gluten free flour. A blend you don’t have to think about when wanting to bake breads, cakes, cookies or pancakes. Gluten free all-purpose…

Yummy Spice Cookies

Happiness is the smell of fresh cookies in the oven. Happiness is the anticipation of said fresh cookies with a cup of tea. Happiness is also being able to quickly reach for an all-purpose gluten free flour. A blend you don’t have to think about when wanting to bake breads, cakes, cookies or pancakes. Gluten free…

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Prelude Even as a child I was not a morning person and would be rushing out the door almost late for school. Mum too would be rushing. However before sending her offspring out into the world, she would inspect my brother and I. Mum could quickly see what needed rectifying. (I think it is a superpower…