• Baking Recipes,  Cupcakes & Muffins,  Product Reviews

    Expectations and wishes over coffee and Chocolate Financier

    Every time I sit down to write my first few posts of the year, I can’t help but think about the year that was. I guess that’s normal, considering I’m fairly sentimental, but I’m pretty sure by now you’re all tired of hearing about how quickly 2015 went by. And even though that’s applicable to me to some extent, it feels more appropriate right now to talk about how thankful I am for 2015 regardless of how long or how short it felt. I feel like 2015 is the year I truly began to understand my purpose for becoming a blogger. I’ve been doing this a couple of years now,…

  • Baking Recipes,  From the books,  Nigella Lawson,  Simple cakes

    So I bought a pack of marzipan, Part 1

    While I was walking around Rustan’s Supermarket one time I was drawn towards the very pretty Waitrose shelf. I guess it couldn’t be helped. Everything on that shelf is soooo prettily packaged, though admittedly it does not fall under the affordable category. Yet my eyes were captured by this shiny gold foil that stuck out like the proverbial sore thumb. Little did I know this golden block would make me feel like I hit the jackpot in more ways than one. Marzipan, folks. I had finally found an ingredient I did not imagine I was going to be able to get my hands on anytime soon.