Posts Tagged ‘Baked’
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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 used to do it. This is how my dad did it. Christmas and fruitcakes […]

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-Carrot Cake

by Kitchen Butterflyon March 12, 2015
Today, I have three stories & recipes to share on and with Agbalumo – Success with an awesome chutney, A’yt and outright ‘Fail’. Here’s to delicious cake first. Long dreamt of and easily made was this cake. See that orange nugget – top right hand of the wedge of cake below? That’s a piece of […]

How to Cook with Angostura Bitters & Other Sentiments

by Kitchen Butterflyon March 5, 2015
I reach for her when a sweet and spicy combination requires a little something something, you know what I mean? Sometimes you need that additional flavor undernote when what you’re working with seems a little one-dimensional. Something to round it off nicely, sort of like orange zest would. Sort of…  but not quite. I refer […]

Zobo & Gingerbeer Fruit Cake (Alcohol-Free)

by Kitchen Butterflyon December 16, 2014
I have my ‘voice of reason’, Maryam to thank for being the inspiration behind this fruit cake recipe, two ways – the first without alcohol and then, without alcohol and eggs. For a while, I’d been thinking about doing more with Zobo (Hibiscus drink), malt drinks and ginger beer so when I decided to make […]

Christmas Cakes, Bakes & Things

by Kitchen Butterflyon December 19, 2013
Anticlimax. Antithesis. Polar opposites. Diametrically opposed. This was my very weekend. One moment I’m complaining about ‘no harmattan’, and the next morning I’m the glorious recipient of a cold wave when I open my front door – ‘Harmattan’ has officially arrived. So now I can make my declaration ‘Its time to get ready for Christmas’. […]