Very Fruity Mini Whiskey Fruitcakes

Yield: 12 mini fruitcakes Recipe: 118/200 “Back to Baking”, pp. 249     My dad is a lover of Scotch and maybe even more so of fruitcake, especially during Christmas. Since I got him a bottle of Scotch for Christmas, I thought that these little whisky fruitcakes would be a very appropriate afternoon or evening … Continue reading

Maple Raisin Scones

Yield: 8 large scones Recipe: 117/200 “Back to Baking”, pp. 260     The main reason why I decided to do these scones was because I had almond milk in my fridge, a rare event, and thought it was the perfect opportunity use it for a recipe. I must admit that I had serious doubts … Continue reading

Blueberry Coconut Custard Mini Tarts

Yield: about 18 mini tarts Recipe: 108/200 “Back to Baking”, pp. 278      My boyfriend and I made these tarts for a friend’s birthday at work. He really likes coconut so we thought that this would be the perfect time to try a new recipe. Unfortunately, everything went wrong with this recipe. The crust … Continue reading

Banana Walnut Bread

Yield: one 9×5 inch loaf (about 12-16 slices) Recipe: 105/200 “Back to Baking”, pp. 276      With a lot of time suddenly freed up after being done teaching a lab course, I took the opportunity during the weekend to bake a couple of things. It had been a while! Since I had some very … Continue reading

Seven-Minute Frosting

Yield: about 2  1/2 cups Recipe: 97/200 “Back to Baking”, pp. 150     The next cake I planned to make was the delicious-looking coconut cake, so of course I had to make this seven-minute frosting to accompany it. I whisked the frosting by hand (but barely made it!) and was surprised by how well it … Continue reading

Frosted Vanilla Cupcakes

Yield: 24 cupcakes Recipe: 90/200 “Back to Baking”, pp. 280      It has been 9 months that I have not posted on my blog! Scandalous! I guess time just flew past me without me noticing. I have been so busy with my work and with one particular lovely and long-lasting blissful event that I forgot to take time to myself … Continue reading

Amaretti Biscuits

Yield: about 6 dozen small cookies Recipe: 71/200 “Back to Baking”, pp. 34      Finding the time to bake when you’re a PhD student is much harder than I anticipated. This makes me sad. However, I am back to baking! These almond cookies are very good and taste a lot like macarons ! They are crunchy … Continue reading