chocolate brownie
food, health

Fast Chocolate Brownie Slice Recipe #Onecakeaweek

Who wants to spend too much time in the kitchen these days? Even with Covid lockdowns, the easier and simpler the recipe, the better it is for everyone. Right? This Chocolate Brownie recipe will be perfect to whip up for Afternoon or Morning Tea treats, school lunches, surprise gifts for friends and impromptu family visits.… Continue reading Fast Chocolate Brownie Slice Recipe #Onecakeaweek

chocolate orange cake
food, health

Weekly Cake Recipe Rich Chocolate Orange Cake

One Cake A Week Do Chocolate Cakes in your house disappear all too quickly? Then your household will love this Chocolate Orange cake. It has the flavour of Chocolate with a hint of orange juice goodness. Better than chocolate! Chocolate Orange Cake Recipe Ingredients 125g butter (softened) 1 tablespoon orange zest 1 3/4 cups Self… Continue reading Weekly Cake Recipe Rich Chocolate Orange Cake


Making Cinnamon Buns with Dry Yeast

I have always been reluctant to use yeast in the kitchen. I have had bad experiences with dry yeast sachets. Either I heat the yeast granules far too much in my anxiety to make the dough rise, or the resulting dish tastes of something that I really can’t describe. It’s not an awful flavour but… Continue reading Making Cinnamon Buns with Dry Yeast


Sticky Date Pudding Recipe – My Way

Ingredients Pudding: 1 and 1/4 cups pitted dates, chopped 1 and 1/4 cups boiling water 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 60 g or 2 oz butter, softened 3/4 cup soft brown sugar or dark brown sugar 2 eggs 1 cup self-raising flour (All-purpose flour with 1 tsp baking powder and well sifted)… Continue reading Sticky Date Pudding Recipe – My Way

sliced lemon blueberry bread cake
food, health, home

Lemon Blueberry Bread

#onecakeaweek The cake for this week is a bread that is really a cake. Blueberries are in season here at the Home by the Sea. Blueberries the so-called Superfood packed with antioxidants means this bread-like cake can legitimately claim the label of a healthy home-baked food. You will find it especially delightful served warm with… Continue reading Lemon Blueberry Bread

food, health

Raspberry Buttermilk Cake

Cake with Cinnamon and White Chocolate Options #onecakeaweek This week’s Cake at the Home by the Sea is delicious served with tea or coffee or can be versatile enough for a dessert treat if served with some vanilla yoghurt, cream or ice cream drizzled with Raspberry Coulis. Raspberry Buttermilk Cake Recipe Ingredients 130g plain flour… Continue reading Raspberry Buttermilk Cake

lemon yoghurt cupcakes

Lemon Yoghurt CupCakes

Speciality delicatessens and bakeries in my part of the world offer Lemon Yoghurt cupcakes to die for. Mostly they come from one or two bakeries, ones that are Italian in origin and their product offerings. Yet, it seems that the Lemon and Yoghurt Cake may have been French in origin: Grandmother all over France are… Continue reading Lemon Yoghurt CupCakes

spice cake with lemon butter
food, health

Cinnamon Spice cake

I do look for recipes that use cinnamon, as it is has so many health-giving benefits: Cinnamon Spice contains calcium, iron, vitamins, fibre assists with  a variety of digestive ailments such as gas and bloating has a mild anti-inflammatory effect. Studies have shown improved insulin sensitivity and blood glucose control by taking as little as… Continue reading Cinnamon Spice cake