‘Shortcut’ Swiss Meringue Buttercream

‘Shortcut’ Swiss Meringue Buttercream

During my hiatus last year, one personal baking revelation has been Swiss Meringue Buttercream, or SMBC, to make it sound cool. Pre-SMBC, I’d always relied on the gold-standard American-style buttercream, which uses a ton of fat and a double-ton of sugar. It’s a great buttercream to […]

Hello Again

Hello Again

I’m breaking my silence after a good 15 months. I never meant to spend so much time away from my blog, but, you know, life always gets in the way. And with a full-time job where I’m assuming more and more responsibilities, little luxuries of […]

Christmas Baking Traditions

Christmas Baking Traditions

It doesn’t feel like Christmas to me until I make some of my festive bakes. And these are the exact same recipes I pull out year after year. After all, why fix something which ain’t broke? First up, I always, always make my boiled Christmas fruit cake. It […]

Have a Gilded Christmas!

Have a Gilded Christmas!

Here’s a way to glitz up your food gifts this Christmas: with a touch of gold! I’ve been obsessed with edible gold paint lately. It’s not always a conscious decision – sometimes I look at a bake and I think ‘This needs something,’ and instinctively reach […]

Millionaire’s Shortbread

Millionaire’s Shortbread

I think these chocolate and caramel-loaded biscuits are called millionaire’s shortbread because they taste really rich. (Don’t we all love food puns?) Jokes aside, what’s there not to love about millionaire’s shortbread? Three heavenly layers comprising a buttery base, gooey caramel and dark chocolate truffle. And […]