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Pepper Fruit Scones

by Kitchen Butterflyon May 13, 2017
I wanted a way to ‘trap’ the sweet and spicy flavours of the pepper fruit and I dreamt up scones. I felt as though the slightly sweet dough could work well with the spice and scent of pepper fruit. I got a mix of green and red pepper fruit and blitzed them – seeds and […]

Agbalumo – Apple Tart

by Kitchen Butterflyon February 3, 2017
Agbalumo – Apple Tart, because apple. Sometimes, you let the name lead you down the path. Star apple, apple apple, tart, tart, bake. I’ve made very many star apple bakes before – an agbalumo-mango tarte tatin, carrot upside down cakes and more. Tarts have been on my list for a bit and a half and when […]

Spiced Carrot Cake

by Kitchen Butterflyon January 27, 2017
Carrot cake…because carrots are in season and they are ‘healthyish’, aren’t they? Well, I think so. I discovered a gorgeous recipe on food52 which I continue to make with a few tweaks – namely upping the spices. I made this for a party, frosted it with lemony cream cheese and decorated it with glazed carrot […]

My Personal History of Fruitcakes & Another Recipe

by Kitchen Butterflyon December 19, 2016
A lot of my preferences in life have been shaped by my parents, my family. As an adult, a lot of my preferences are deeply subconscious – I can’t explain half of them save for – this is how my mother did it. This is how my dad did it. Christmas and fruitcakes for me […]

Thirteen (13) ‘Other’ Great Ideas To Use Up Brandied Fruit Mix

by Kitchen Butterflyon November 26, 2016
It’s that time of year – we’re prepping for Christmas. Well, some started earlier – whatever *rolls eyes*. I finally got round to soaking my fruit in brandy and orange liqueur for the fruitcakes that must be. This is a world record for me. I’ve soaked fruit days before, some weeks before – truth be […]

Make Any Fruitcake You Like – No Alcohol, No Eggs, Whatever

by Kitchen Butterflyon October 29, 2016
It’s the dawn of Christmas. Forget presents and the tree – if you don’t have fruitcake, you’re dulling. Consider this your essential fruit cake kit, even if you soak the dried fruit the day before. Recipe The Best Fruit Cake Recipe in the whole entire world, inspired by the BBC Good Food’s Simmer & Stir […]

Baked: Agbalumo Upside Down Carrot Cake

by Kitchen Butterflyon March 16, 2016
This is my second take on an agbalumo carrot cake. Because of the zobo pineapple upside down cake, this came to mind. I used macerated agbalumo – flesh tossed in sugar and left to sit overnight till the sugar has drawn out a lot of the liquid and somewhat ‘dehydrated’ the fruit. I loved the […]

Zobo-Pineapple Upsidedown Cake

by Kitchen Butterflyon February 23, 2016
This came together in a flash. A tweet about this cake, being out shopping with friends to cook for made this happen. The instant I saw the blueberry-pineapple upside down cake, I said to myself ‘this would be perfect with zobo’. For a few months now, I’ve been poaching blueberries in sweetened zobo so I know […]

Agbalumo Shortbread

by Kitchen Butterflyon February 22, 2016
Great shortbread, tart flavor from the dried agbalumo but not recognizable as Agbalumo. That is my review of the delicious cookies I made over the weekend. Using a quick and easy recipe from Jamie Oliver bar a few modifications – addition of water, use of dried Agbalumo, addition of cardamom and orange zest. I loved […]