Apple and Cheese Galette with Cumin Seeds

Apple and Cheese Galette with Cumin Seeds

Cumin and cheese is a great combination, there is even a gouda that comes with toasted cumin seeds in it, one of my favorites. Cheese and apples go great together too, they pair nicely in a pie, so why not let all three of them…

Fresh Strawberry Pie

Fresh Strawberry Pie

Sun warmed strawberries right out of the garden are the best thing you can put in your mouth all summer, but when there is no garden large enough you sometimes have to turn to the produce aisle. These strawberries tend to need a little help,…

Red Wine Blueberry Pie

Red Wine Blueberry Pie

I find most berry pies a little too sweet, they lack robust flavor, only hitting on one note and end up tasting like eating a scoop of jam in a pastry shell. This pie on the other hand has all the robustness of a bottle…

Pineapple Cheesecake Blondie Squares

Pineapple Cheesecake Blondie Squares

As a kid most birthdays were celebrated with a pineapple upside down cake, that was our go to cake; there was the occasional burnt almond cake from that bakery we loved, but that was more of a cake for my mom’s birthday. Finally, when I…

Coffee Cake Muffins

Coffee Cake Muffins

Some of my favorite recipes that I’ve collected on my travels have come from the people I’ve worked with and not from the destinations. My shore time was spent exploring castles, dormant volcanoes, street markets and beautiful coast lines. I ate plenty of food along…

Swedish Apple Pie

Swedish Apple Pie

The group of friends I made on Bounty will always be with me even if we are miles apart, we bonded over a shared love of the ship. Every few years a group of us gets together for some event, recently it’s been weddings, but…

Sticky Toffee Pudding Ice Cream

Sticky Toffee Pudding Ice Cream

52 weeks of baking – Creams, Curds & Puddings I’ve been making a lot of ice cream this summer, experimenting with new flavors and playing with the amount of egg yolk, heavy cream and sugar to find the right texture. I’ve fallen in love with…

Steamed Custard Buns

Steamed Custard Buns

52 weeks of baking – China Coffee shops in Asia are just like ones in the west, coffee drinks, a selection of teas and pastries, both sweet and savory, the only difference is the flavor of those drinks and pastries. Like other steamed buns the…

9 Egg White Cake

9 Egg White Cake

52 weeks of baking – Tube/Bundt Cake I have fond memories of making angel food cake from a box with my grandma. Pouring ingredients into the mixer, letting it whip up into a big foamy batter and picking off the brown crust as it cools…

Raspberry Chocolate Crumble

Raspberry Chocolate Crumble

52 weeks of baking – Cobblers, Crisps and Crumbles This creation was invented because I wanted to be different, I wanted to make something different than what I could already find. I didn’t want a chocolate cobbler on top of my fruit, I wanted something…