#BakingBread – Recipes for Staying Home

by Kitchen Butterflyon April 9, 2020
There’s something about baking bread that I didn’t find therapeutic for the longest time, not until I discovered the Jim Lahey method and The New Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day by Jeff Hertzberg and Zoë François. Discovering those two resources opened up a portal of opportunity, took the fear out of baking and made […]

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 […]

Fourteen (14) ‘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 […]

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 […]

Quick & Easy: Weeknight Dinner of Sausage & Carrot Cannelloni

by Kitchen Butterflyon March 10, 2016
This recipe was inspired by @recipetins’s Baked Spinach & Ricotta Rotolo.  That morning, I saw it on Instagram on my way to work – I couldn’t stop thinking, dreaming, wishing. As soon as I got home that Friday night, I brought out my pack of Cannelloni and some Sugo which I almost always have in the […]

Apple & Blueberry QuickBread

by Kitchen Butterflyon August 6, 2015
Here’s a sweet variation on the quickbread, with frozen blueberries and sauteed apples. You might need the following: {How to make quickbreads} (How to brown butter} {How to make vanilla powder} Don’t worry if you don’t have maple sugar – light brown would do.   I don’t have much else to add. Just bake it. May […]

The Art of the Quickbread

by Kitchen Butterflyon July 25, 2015
Banana bread? Cornbread? Pumpkin bread? Muffins? Irish Soda bread?  Scones? Yep, you thought it right – all quick breads. There are arguments aplenty. What defines quick breads? Well, all the quick breads I know are yeast-free, using a classic base-acid combination, aka baking soda and yogurt/ buttermilk/ acidulated dairy to produce the rise, I like to […]

Agbalumo Cream Puffs

by Kitchen Butterflyon July 24, 2015
Once the cream puffs were cool, I whipped up some cream, stuffed and drizzled chocolate over the top. I had some beautiful syrup from macerating Agbalumo :), the same one that formed the base of our Agbalu’lade. I folded the agbalumo syrup into the whipped cream. By then, the choux buns were cool and ready to be […]

Pretty in Some Pink – Coconut & Lime Cake

by Kitchen Butterflyon May 14, 2015
Which wasn’t very coconutty to be honest. Thing was, I wanted to make a cake without using dairy…and so replaced the yogurt with coconut cream. Except the beautiful cream with its sweet fragrance didn’t bake itself complete with the fragrance. I’m getting increasingly annoyed with coconut milk. I find the fragrance and flavour disappear in baked […]