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

Lemon Posset

Yield: 6 individual possets Recipe: 72/200 “Back to Baking”, pp. 207      Who doesn’t love a good lemon dessert? It feels light, refreshing and tends to make you feel less guilty than eating a piece of double chocolate cake with caramel frosting. Simply put, this dessert is one of the simplest, fastest and most scrumptious … 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

Oat and Dried Fruit Squares

Yield: about 16-20 bars Recipe: 68/200 “Back to Baking”, pp. 73     I was way overdue to make some granola bar of some sort. I had some doubts with this recipe, not because I didn’t trust it but rather because I have never been a fan of dried fruits. However, this recipe yields filling … Continue reading

Pistachio Snowball Cookies

Yield: about 4 dozen small cookies Recipe: 66/200 “Back to Baking”, pp. 27     Next cookies to fill up my cookie jar: these delightful pistachio snowball cookies. Pistachios are one of my favorite nuts and cookies one of my favorite types of dessert, so it seemed fitting to follow this recipe that combines both.  These cookies … Continue reading

Traditional Shortbread

Yield: about 24 shortbread squares Recipe: 65/200 “Back to Baking”, pp. 25      I was way overdue to fill up my cookie tin with scrumptious cookies. I took the small snowstorm of this week as an opportunity to do just that. As such, I made these simple traditional shortbread cookies. They are easy to make … Continue reading

Chocolate Shortbread Meltaways

Yield: about 6 dozen small cookies Recipe: 56/200 “Back to Baking”, pp. 27    It was a false alarm. A couple of weeks ago when I thought my replacement oven was working fine I was mistaken. However, this time is the real deal. I now have an actually new, functioning oven that does not overheat … Continue reading