• Baking Recipes,  Cupcakes & Muffins,  Experiments & experiences,  The Breakfast Bin

    My Happy Day Muffins

    I made muffins out of a whim. It has carrots, pineapple, a touch of oats, whole wheat flour, egg whites, and agave nectar in it. Oh, and a dash of cinnamon and ginger, and an ocean of my love. That’s right. If you’re wondering where the butter and the sugar are, there aren’t any. And I adore them just the same. And then I gave it my family to eat.

  • Baking Recipes,  Bread-making,  From the books,  The Breakfast Bin,  Yeasted breads

    My first real sandwich bread, in whole wheat

    As much as it shames me, I must admit, I have yet to properly study The Bread Baker’s Apprentice, which I had bought months ago. I have browsed through it with the full intention of reading it cover-to-cover, a feeling of electric excitement coursing through me each and every turning of page. But it wasn’t until recently that I realised just how much I absolutely love making yeast breads. I have yet to make one that requires an overnight sponge, but the ones I’ve made so far are making my previous hesitations and fears toward yeast a thing of the nearly-forgotten past.

  • Baking Recipes,  Bread-making,  Burgers & grilled things,  Cooking Recipes,  Seafood dishes,  Yeasted breads

    {Built From Scratch} Honey Bun Salmon Burgers with a side of fries

    I’ve never been one to shy away from something that requires more elbow grease than is necessary on my part. Modesty aside, almost everything I do is done with more exertion than most people would normally put in, whether it’s school work, any kind of work, or something for my leisure. The principle is that ‘anything worth doing is worth doing well’. If I am going to dedicate some of my precious time doing something anyway, might as well dedicate some effort to ensure that the results are worth it. During the days when I feel particularly assiduous, I like to build things from the ground up to create something…

  • Baking Recipes,  Bread-making,  Yeasted breads

    Hearty Honey Whole Wheat Pretzels

    If you ask me how many pretzels I have been making lately, I will simply shrug. I’ve been trying so many different recipes I’ve actually lost count. I reckon I have too many pretzel-making plans. But to take a break from the search for the pretzel, I decided to deviate from all that white starch and make something a little healthier; still pretzels, yes, but with the addition of hearty whole wheat flour. I like eating whole wheat bread on a regular basis, mostly because I like the muted flavour of grains, and the nice texture to boot. Plus it’s really filling and great for digestion. There’s been a lot…