Author: Véro

Soy chai tea!

Now I know I haven’t posted in a while, mainly because I’ve been really trying to work on my thesis/been at a conference. I do have a whole bunch of things I have baked just waiting to get shared but in the mean time for all you chai loving lactose intolerant people out in the world (like myself) I give you chai tea you can make at home! This recipe is really simple and only takes 15 mins to make. I based my recipe off of the one I got from Around my family Table, mainly I upped the spices as I’m not one for subtle flavours (burnt my tongue one too many times on hot choc and tea..). Another great thing is this can be served either hot or cold.. Soy chai tea: 1L of soy milk (sweetened or unsweetened doesn’t matter. Just up the sugar if unsweetened) 1/8 c sugar (1/4c if unsweetened soy) 3 cinnamon sticks 1/8 tsp ginger 1/2 tsp ground cardamom 1/2 tsp ground cloves 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 6 black tea bags Bring the soy, sugar, and the spices to a simmer for about 10 minutes, making sure the spices are incorporated into the […]

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Farmhouse cookies

I made these the other day as a replacement for my choc chunk cookies half of which I had promised to give away. I didn’t have my camera that day, and proceeded to scoff them down before I got a chance to take photos so apologies on the lack of pictures. Ill add some the next time I make some 🙂 These are very similar to the Peanut butter oat choc chunk cookies I made the other day. These actually require muesli but as I am not a muesli eater I decided to just use quick oats, on the other hand this recipe has raisins and I adore cooked raisins (best part of bread pudding!). They came out extremely crumbly so i suspect I may of been a little stingy with either the butter or sugar, will have to experiment to see which it is.. Also this is the first recipe on here to actually come from my multitude of cookbooks and not the internet. Specifically they are the first recipe in 500 Cakes and Bakes a lovely book I was given for Xmas by martin’s family/mother 2 years ago. Also for someone who rarely makes cookies I surely seem […]

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Peanut-butter oat choc chunk cookies

Baking I think has officially become my ultimate procrastination tool. My brain seems to go ” I don’t feel like writing these results, I believe I shall that new cookie recipe I saw the other day.” I swear the visiting lecturer things I live in a bakery every time I have seen her I have presented her with baked goods in one form or another. Today’s procrastination took the form of cookies. It should be noted cookies are not really my forte, once I was trying out some type of orange cookies (cant remember what they were called) and once I put them in the oven I ended up with a huge bubbling orange melted mess in my pan which while tasty, turned everyone’s teeth orange and resembled in no shape or form baked goods.. That being said there is one recipe that has never failed me since I was small, the peanut butter choc chip recipe we got off the back of the bag of chocolate chips. While those are always a hit, I came across this one: Oatmeal peanut butter chocolate chip cookies and I couldn’t resist. Although mainly due to the fact that I have a large […]

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Applescotch bake

On Friday I made what I believe is hands down the best apple based dessert I’ve ever had. From what I gather it is basically a deconstructed homage to apple dumplings. There is quite a large amount of sugar in it but surprisingly not too sweet, well very sweet but not cloyingly so.. But it did turn out amazing! I got this recipy from another blog called The Thrifty frugal mom and decided to go with it cause I happily had all the ingredients in the house, and considering I’m at that annoying phase where you run out of all your bulk items at once, that is a tricky thing. That and I had left over apples from Martin’s visit. *Note this recipy requires a very large mixing bowl. I had to use my wok cause my mixing bowl is too small.. my kingdom for an oversized mixing bowl.. So the recipy is as follows: Sauce:: 1 1/4 c brown sugar 1 tbsp cornflour 2 c cold water 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 tbsp butter Dumplings: 2 c flour 1/4 c sugar 1 tbsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1/3 c butter (room temp) 6 apples 3/4 c milk 1/2 […]

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Hello

I feel as this is my first post ever it should start with, RWAR!!!!! Hi 🙂 This (obviously) isnt martin but the VoR half 😉 I plan to use poor martin’s blog as a place to deposit pictures and recipes of my baking latest experiments as I go along, or recipes I want to try and dont want to lose track of. Thus, expect sugar overload.. I rarely cook inventively, so none of that. Sugar or death!

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