Muffins & Other Quick Breads

Apple Granola Muffins

I think it’s about time I give up the pretence. In the recent past, muffins were just a way to use up stale granola. Now I find that they’re just ...

Baking Adventures (Part 5): Basic Scones

Scones are a key component of the quintessential British afternoon tea (besides the tea, of course). However, I am loathe to pay the exorbitant prices at posh tearooms, not when ...

Baking Adventures (Part 7): Australian Damper (Soda Bread) with Olives

You’ve probably spent a good bit of time with your family and friends over Christmas and New Year’s. In this instalment of Baking Adventures, we venture Down Under for a ...

Banana Nut Muffins

Here’s another exciting variation of my basic muffin recipe, this time using bananas. I love bananas in baked goods. (No American Pie jokes please.) They make breads or muffins so moist, ...

Basic Muffins

When I was 13, I made muffins in a Home Economics class. It was my very first time baking so I was nervous. When the timer went off, I pulled ...

Breakfast Muffins

Bored of your morning cereal? Then put it in a muffin! INGREDIENTS 225g all-purpose flour 1 tsp baking soda A pinch of salt 150g granola 50g your favourite cereal (I use cornflakes for texture) 1 cup yoghurt ...

Chocolate-Chunk Peanut Butter Muffins

I’m back! As much as I wanted to take a much-needed break following  the previous meh post, I didn’t want to be gone that long. What happened was that my account with the server ...

Crispy, Fluffy Waffles

Waffles hold a lot of childhood memories for me. They remind me of special family weekend breakfasts at A&W. Those waffles were always hot and delightfully crispy, topped with ice ...

Dairy-Free Carrot & Pineapple Cake

I always make a carrot cake around this time of the year, only because it’s my sister’s birthday and that’s her favourite cake. (Here are the 2012 and 2013 cakes.) This ...

Dairy-free Oatmeal Muffins

Even in my late twenties, I find myself suffering from bouts of acne. However, I’ve found that cutting down on my consumption of dairy has helped my skin immensely. Dairy is a ...

Doughnut Muffins (with Salted Caramel Buttercream Icing)

There are some recipes that sound interesting at first, but when baked produces a product that leaves me completely undecided. Take this recipe for buttermilk doughnut muffins. It definitely piqued ...

Ginger and Cardamom Scones

Ginger and cardamom are two flavours I would never think to put together. But I chanced upon this recipe for ginger and cardamom scones on Martha Stewart’s website, so I ...

Granola Muffins

I love granola. I know that their health claims are nothing but marketing spiel, but that doesn’t detract from the fact that they are so darn tasty. However, humid weather ...

Granola Soda Bread

I have a couple of confessions to make: (1) I’ve not been very inspired to bake lately, and (2) consequently, this isn’t a very inspiring bake. It is, however, a very ...

Lemon Raspberry Muffins

Here’s a simple variation of my basic muffins using a fresh summery combination of lemon and raspberry. There are some key differences: I reduced the amount of flour to get a ...

Lemon Scones

I think it was Nigella Lawson who once proclaimed that lemons are the salt of the fruit world. So I think lemons should have no trouble at all if I slipped ...

Maple Bacon Muffins

If you love pancakes fluffy, piping hot and dripping with maple syrup, with a side of crispy bacon; if you love candied meats or bak-kwa for those from around these parts; if you ...

Moist Chocolate Muffins

Barring the religious significance of Easter, this holiday is all about CHOCOLATE. And I’ve gone through a whole load of chocolate recipes in the past. Here’s another great one to add to the ...

More Carrot Cake

Carrot cakes are a staple in my baking repertoire. They may have a lot of ingredients and require a little prep work, but it’s an easy cake to put together ...

Orange Muffins

These orange muffins are really an exercise in how you can change up my basic muffin recipe. If you examine the two recipes closely, you’ll see that proportion-wise the ingredients ...


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