Aug 9, 2011

Blueberry Muffins

Nothing beats healthy, filling blueberry muffins for breakfast! So good!

Blueberry Muffins


  • 75 g. unsalted butter
  • 200 g (1 1/3 cup) plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 caster sugar  or vanilla sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 200 ml buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • 200 grams blueberries


1. Melt the butter and set aside to cool for a little while.
2. Preheat oven to 350F.
3. Combine dry ingredients  in a bowl.
4. Add dry ingredients to butter mixture. Alternate with buttermilk mixture.
5. Add the blueberries.
5. Pour batter into prepared and greased muffin pans.
6.Bake until done.

Jun 4, 2011

Chocolate Muffins

Chocolate Muffins
  • 1/2 cup butter
  •  2 eggs
  •  1 cup buttermilk
  •  1 3/4 cup flour
  •  2/3 cup cocoa powder
  •  1 1/4 cup brown sugar
  •  1 tsp baking powder
  •  1 tsp baking soda 
1. Melt butter for 30 seconds in the microwave. Let cool.  Add sugar. Blend in eggs. Mix well using whisk or mixer.

 2. Combine dry ingredients together.

 3. Alternately add dry ingredients and buttermilk to the creamed mixture.

 4. Pour muffin batter to cupcake trays. Bake at 350 until done.

 5. Enjoy your fresh muffins.

Jan 27, 2011

Vanilla Shortbread Sugar Cookies with Sugar Free Strawberry Filling

This is one of my favorite cookies ever. So buttery and pretty. Just perfect for Valentine gift giving.

Vanilla Shortbread Sugar Cookies with Sugar Free Strawberry Filling


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract


1. Beat butter until soft. Add confectioner's sugar and beat until well combined.
2. In a separate bowl blend together flour and salt.
3. Gradually add dry ingredients to butter mixture. Beat in vanilla extract.
4. Knead dough until mixture is well combined. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for one hour or overnight.
5. Thaw and roll out dough to 1/4 inches thickness. Cut out cookie sandwich using heart linzer cookie cutter.
6. Bake at 350 F for 8-10 minutes. Let cool on wire rack.
7. Dust window (top cookie ) with confectioner's sugar (optional)
8. Spread sugar free strawberry jam on bottom cookie.
9. Assemble cookie like a sandwich.

Recipe adapted from Rosewater Shortbread Cut Out Sugar Cookie recipe

Jan 22, 2011

Tasty Weekend Muffins

Say hello to a happy weekend with fresh- from-the-oven-muffin  treats! These muffins taste just right and light. As this is a basic muffin recipe feel free to add  your flavorings of choice such as berries, chocolate chips or corn kernels.

Happy weekend!

Tasty Weekend Muffins


2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 large egg
1/2 stick butter (melted)


1. Preheat oven to 350° F.

2. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt.

3.Melt butter in microwave.

4. Beat the eggs in a separate bowl and add the sugar, milk and vanilla to the eggs.

5. Grease and flour a muffin pan.

6. Pour melted butter into the egg-vanilla-milk mixture gradually.

7. Gently pour the batter into the prepared muffin pan and bake immediately for 20 minutes or until  a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.

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