It’s cherry blossom season, and I know it’s hard to get out there and enjoy nature’s annual show right now, but in leu of an actual visit how about celebrating it with a delicious cake? With cherries no less!! Continue reading Cherry Blossom Pound Cake
Hello, hello, how are we all doing? Still hanging in there with Social Distancing? We are all going along doing our part, and we are doing a great job from the news articles I am reading. It’s the beginning of week 4 in the Bay Area of our Shelter in Place. If you are wondering if all these measures are working, these excerpts gives us a glimpse of hope that it is. Continue reading Tried and True and Some New. Week 4 of Social Distancing
It was a gorgeous sunny day with blue skies and puffs of white clouds last week Thursday. On that morning I had already gone on my walk, already spent time in my garden, and already prepared lunch for the family, and still had time on my hands, so I decided to bake. With such a beautiful day in front of me, a spring inspired cupcake seemed very appealing.
I have to be honest, I’ve never had a cake that incorporated fresh orange and lemon flesh before. Have you? Folks this citrus cake takes an orange and lemon cake to the next level! Continue reading Triple Citrus Bundt Cake
Sometimes you just want a good old-fashioned simple poundcake. You know what I mean? Something sweet, dense, and moist to have with a cup of tea or coffee. That’s what I was craving when I made this vanilla poundcake with orange syrup. Vanilla poundcake with simple syrup is an easy and quick sweet treat that you can whip up in minutes. Continue reading Vanilla Poundcake with Orange Syrup
My kids have been craving trifle for months and have been asking me to make it for a while now, but it’s hard to make a small trifle just enough for a family of five. Trifle has layers of pound cake, berries, and cream that is all made to look pretty and gorgeous, Continue reading Berry Trifle
Soft crumbly almond orange bars is a flourless torte made with all the goodness of crushed almonds. I got the idea for this almond bar when I was making a Spanish almond cake called Tarta de Santiago—Galicia.
The Spanish almond cake was wonderfully fluffy and light but it took 6 eggs to make it that way and I thought let me try and make a version with just 2 eggs and alter the recipe a bit. Here I was trying to figure out if anyone would like this almond bar like cake when a funny thing happened; the family started trying it and absolutely loved it! Continue reading Almond Orange Bars
The cake in this recipe made with creamy Greek yogurt, vanilla and orange zest is by itself so good, then add in fresh figs to this already delicious cake and you get this really really good Fresh Fig Upside Down Cake. Fresh figs baked in a fluffy buttery cake, this cake is figilicious! Perfect with a warm cup of tea on a relaxing September afternoon, give this cake a try! Continue reading Fresh Fig Upside Down Cake
Looking to make a quick batch of cup cakes loaded with good for you blueberries? This recipe makes the most light and fluffy blueberry cup cakes ever! I picked up this recipe from my friend Nishma who asked me to stop by for a quick cup of tea and a light breakfast after my morning gym workout one day. These delicious blueberry muffins were on her menu. Light and fluffy and sweetened to perfection, these muffins tasted so good with a cup of tea in the morning, that I must admit I did feel a little guilty having it after my workout. But Nishma informed me that it was light on the sugar and made with almond flour. Somehow hearing this made me enjoy the muffin even more. Continue reading Light and Fluffy Blueberry Muffins
It was my birthday back in July and I got to celebrate it in Spain this year,which meant that I didn’t get a chance to celebrate it with my dear friends Rose and Devi like we have been doing for almost a decade now. But a gal can celebrate her birthday more than once, can’t she? So my friends hosted a small tea for me after I returned as a belated b’day get together. It turned out to be a wonderful relaxing afternoon with good friends and good food. Continue reading Whole Grain Banana Bread with Flax and Chia Seeds