Is cinnamon babka really the ‘lesser babka’?

It’s a stormy rainy day and I’m in the mood for baking! There’s nothing quite like kneading beautiful silken yeast raised dough on a wintery day while wearing your pajamas. I obviously love the simple things in life!! Babka is a wonderful sweet bread filled with swirls of chocolate or cinnamon. It’s similar to brioche…

Chocolate fairy cupcakes

A lovely friend gave my daughter a beautiful kid friendly cookbook for her birthday. It’s called The Great Fairy Bake Off (of course) and it is full of yummy sweet treats that my daughter can make. My daughter chose to make these chocolate fairy cupcakes first as she absolutely LOVES chocolate! There are fortunately other…

Choc chip, oat and sultana cookies

These choc chip, oat and sultana cookies are seriously addictive, chewy and are packed full of fibre. And as every parent of small children already knows, fibre or ‘roughage’ is your friend! It’s also school holidays at the moment, so I like to get the kids involved in the kitchen by baking something sweet (admittedly…

Chocolate Chip Biscuits

Tomorrow the family is catching up with some old friends that we haven’t seen in a very long time. I always try to bake something sweet to take with us to share. Call me old fashioned but I think it’s nice to give something to your hosts when they invite you to their place, even…